AMD Smart Access Memory

Benchmarking AMD Smart Access Memory on Intel’s Z490 Chipset

AMD’s Smart Access Memory Now Works On Intel Twas the night before Christmas, when ASUS quietly released new BIOS versions for Intel’s 400-series chipset motherboards that added Re-Size BAR support! AMD’s Smart Access Memory (SAM) is based on Resizable BAR (Base Address Register) as that is the secret sauce on how they enhance GPU performance. Enabling this …more

$750 Budget Gaming PC Build For December 2020

Building a Great Custom Gaming PC For $750

$750 Will Get You A Great Gaming PC – Sponsored By Intel One of the good things about staying at home this holiday season is having more time to do the things that you’ve always wanted. Home remodeling is big right now, but the time spent PC gaming is also up this year. In fact, …more

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 9 5900X Desktop Processors

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 5 5600X CPU Review

AMD Wants to Destroy Intel with Zen 3 The AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors come out today and promise best-in-class performance across pretty much any vertical that you can think of. AMD was able to get a 19% instructions per cycle (IPC) improvement with these Zen 3 based chips over the previous generation of Zen 2-based …more

Intel Rocket Lake Key Platform Features

More Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake Processors Emerge

Earlier this month, Intel announced the 11th Gen Intel Core S-Series ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop processors would be coming to market sometime in Q1 2021. AMD Ryzen 5000 processors available for purchase on November 5th, 2020 and have already claimed to be the new single-core and gaming performance winner. Intel has been pretty quiet since announcing Rocket …more

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors Are Here!

Today, AMD hosted an online event that introduced the highly anticipated AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor series powered by the new Zen 3 core architecture. Zen 3 delivers a massive 19% generational improvement in Instructions Per Cycle (IPC) compared to the current generation of Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series desktop processors. Many improvements to the core were made, …more

Intel 10th Gen Core System

11th Gen Intel ‘Rocket Lake’ Desktop Processors Coming Q1 2021

The Intel Blog over at Medium has an interesting post up this morning from John Bonini, Intel’s VP and GM of Client Computing Group Desktop, Workstations and Gaming. The big news is that he confirmed that 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (codenamed Rocket Lake) will launch in the first quarter of 2021. Rocket Lake is …more

AMD Ryzen 3600XT 3800XT 3900XT

AMD Ryzen XT Processor Review – 3600XT, 3800XT, 3900XT

AMD Finds Extra MHz and Brings 3000XT Processors Out One year ago on this very date, the AMD Ryzen 3000 series became widely available for purchase. AMD used July 7th to launch their first 7nm desktop processors and is using the date again this year to release the Ryzen 3000XT processors. AMD revealed the three …more

Bolt Gear Mini PC by UDOO


UDOO BOLT GEAR w/ AMD Ryzen Gets Benchmarked Last year, UDOO BOLT, powered by AMD Ryzen, became the most powerful maker board on the market. Now you you can get the UDOO BOLT GEAR, which is basically a do-it-all Mini PC kit that you need to build. This unassembled system includes the mainboard with an AMD …more

Intel Core i9-10900K Media Packaging

Intel Core i9-10900K and Core i5-10600K CPU Review

Comet Lake-S – More Cores  and Hyper-Threading For All We’ve been talking about Intel’s 10th Gen Core series of processors for a numbers of weeks. Our initial coverage gave you the basics of the new Comet Lake-S architecture used on the 10th Gen processors. It also covered how Intel has moved to Socket LGA1200, so …more

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X Desktop CPUs

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X vs Ryzen 3 3100 – 1080P Gaming Benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X versus 3100 – Which One To buy? If you are a gamer on a budget and are looking at building a new gaming PC, the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3300X  have likely managed to grab your attention. We already covered general CPU performance in our launch review, but we …more

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 3 Processors

AMD Ryzen 3 3300x and Ryzen 3 3100 CPU Review

AMD Ryzen 3 Beats Intel Core i5 For Less Money Entry-level processors often don’t get as much attention as they deserve, but today we will be spending some time with the brand new AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X processors. These quad-core processors are the latest addition to the 3rd Gen Ryzen series …more

Intel NUC 10 Performance Mini PC

Intel NUC NUC10i7FNH Review – Frost Canyon – Comet Lake

Intel NUC 10 Performance Review – NUC10i7FNH Intel’s NUC (Next Unit of Computing) was first shown off at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) back in 2012 powered by 3rd Gen Core ‘Ivy Bridge’ processors. It is hard to believe that the Intel NUC series has been around for nearly eight years, but the NUC series …more

Intel Core i9-10900K - Fastest Gaming Processor

10th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processors – Core i9-10900K Arrives For LGA1200

10th Gen Intel Core S-Series Processor Launch Overview Intel is announcing the 10th Gen Intel Core S-Series processor today, which is what they are calling the world’s fastest gaming processor. Legit Reviews attended over a conference call that went over a press briefing for this series and wanted to share with you what we learned. …more

ASUS Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Laptop Review – AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop We first noticed the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 during CES 2020 as it claimed to be the world’s most powerful 14-inch Windows 10 Pro gaming laptop. Our inner geek really wanted to try out the AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-core, 16-thread processor that has been paired with the NVIDIA GeForce …more