ASUS Zenbook 13 - Ryzen 7 5800U

ASUS ZenBook 13 UM325S Laptop Review

ASUS ZenBook 13 Gets AMD Ryzen 5000 AMD introduced their new Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile products at CES 2021 and we just got our hands on a laptop running one! Our friends over at AMD sent out the upcoming ASUS ZenBook 13 that is powered by a Ryzen 5000 U-Series “Cezanne” mobile processor that features …more

Apple M1 Mac with Intel Gen Laptops

Intel Shows How M1 Macs Don’t Stack up Against PCs

The battle between Intel and Apple has been going on for years, but it seems like it has heated up in recent months. The recent Intel “get real go PC” campaign encourages consumers to go with an 11th Generation Intel processor over Apple’s M1 chip. To drive this message home, Intel hired former “I’m a …more

Intel Z590 Test Platform

Benchmarking Intel Adaptive Boost on Core i9-11900K in Cinebench R23

Testing Intel Adaptive Boost Technology on Rocket Lake One of the new features of the Intel Core i9-11900K ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop processor is the addition of Intel Adaptive Boost Technology. This performance enhancing feature is found only on Intel 11th Gen Core i9 11900-series processors that end with K or KF. Once enabled, Intel Adaptive …more

Intel Rocket Lake 11900K and 11600K Desktop Processors

Intel Core i9-11900K Rocket Lake CPU Review

Rocket Lake – Higher IPC w/ Less Cores Intel 11th Gen Core ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop processors are fully launched and we are taking a look at the Intel Core i9-11900K 8-core, 16-thread processor today. Rocket Lake-S is a very interesting desktop processor series as Intel backported their 10nm architecture to 14nm. This gave Intel the …more

Intel Rocket Lake 11900K and 11600K Desktop Processors

Intel Rocket Lake Desktop Processors Arrive

Intel will be selling their 11th Gen Core ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop CPU series and the end of the month and we have more details to share today. Rocket Lake-S is a very interesting desktop processor series as they backported their 10nm architecture to 14nm. This gave Intel the ability to get higher clock frequencies, but …more

Corsair Katar XT Pro

Corsair Katar Pro XT Lightweight Gaming Mouse Review

Corsair Katar Pro XT Lightweight Gaming Mouse Are you looking for a simple, lightweight gaming mouse that is geared towards pro gamers? Have you been having trouble finding said mouse due to budget constraints? With many high end gaming mice coming it at over $50, many PC gamers feel the blow to their wallets when …more

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 Mini PC Review

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