Dr. Lisa Su holding 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper

AMD 32-core Threadripper 3970X & 24-core 3960X CPUs Announced – 280W TDP Monsters

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X Aims To Dominate All Today, AMD announced their 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper series with by introducing two new processors built on the 7nm “Zen 2” core architecture, with up to 88 PCIe 4.0 lanes and a massive 144MB cache. The two processors would be the 24-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X …more

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU Specifications

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Launching November 25th – Watch Out Intel!

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Is Hoping To Destroy Intel The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X will be shipping on November 25th, 2019 with a Suggested Retail Price of $749. Legit Reviews was recently invited to join a media briefing over the phone to get more details about this upcoming 16-core, 32-thread processor. As many of …more

Intel Core i9-9900KS

Intel Core i9-9900KS CPU Review

The New Fastest Gaming CPU From Intel Today, Intel unleashed their 9th Gen Core i9-9900KS Special Edition processor to gamers and enthusiasts that are looking to build a new PC or upgrade an old one. Billed as the ultimate gaming processor, the i9-9900KS features up to 5.0 GHz all-core turbo frequency across 8 cores and …more

Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition Processor

Intel Core i9-9900KS Coming This Week for $513

Intel Core i9-9900K Special Edition Intel today announced more juicy details on the upcoming 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition processor that they are calling the new World’s best gaming processor. For starters the 9900KS Special Edition 8-core, 16-thread processor with a 5.0 GHz all-core turbo frequency will be available to purchase starting October …more

Intel Cascade Lake-X Processor

Intel Xeon W-2200 CPUs Announced – Benchmark Numbers Look Good

Legit Reviews recently got a chance to sit down with Intel to talk about their upcoming Xeon W processors based on the Cascade Lake architecture. Intel announced eight Intel Xeon W-2200 series processors today with pricing ranging from $294 to $1,333. These chips will replace the Xeon W-2100 series that are based on the Skylake …more

Blender 2.80 - BMW CPU Benchmark

12 Desktop Processors Tested on Blender 2.80 versus Blender 2.79b

Legit Reviews has been using Blender in our benchmarks for years and hopefully you’ve found the results worthwhile and interesting. Blender, for those that might not know, is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing …more

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Max Boost Clock Fix Tested

AMD recently released AGESA 1003 ABBA to motherboard partners and they in turn have started to release BIOSes based on AGESA 1003 ABBA. The big news with this AMD Generic Encapsulated Software Architecture (AGESA) build has changes in it that will help AMD Ryzen 3000 series CPUs reach their advertised boost speeds. Specifically, this build …more

Ryzen 3000 Series Boost Clocks

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Boost Clocks Investigated

The desktop CPU war between Intel and AMD is the most exciting it’s been in years. AMD has been rapidly catching up thanks to their new Zen core microarchitecture that was first introduced in 2017 in Ryzen 1000 series processors. AMD has since rolled out the Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen 3000 series and everything was …more

Geekbench 5

12 CPUs Tested on Geekbench 5 and Geekbench 4

Geekbench 5 was officially released by Primate Labs today and Legit Reviews has been taking a look at this benchmark in the lab. The release of Geekbench 5 brings new machine learning, augmented reality, and computational photography workloads to the CPU test. Primate Labs also updated their existing workloads to use larger data sets to …more

Novabench Benchmark Utility

12 CPUs Tested Using Novabench Benchmark Software

In our quest to find new CPU benchmarks we were told about Novabench by members of the #SiliconGang on Twitter. Novabench has been around since 2007 and is a free benchmark application that has been used by millions of people. We’ve never ran this benchmark here on Legit Reviews, so we figured that we’d give …more

Neat Video 5 Filter

12 CPUs Tested Using Neat Video Noise Reduction Tool w/ NeatBench 5

We’ve been looking to try out some new benchmarks for Legit Reviews and have been taking a look at a number of them. One of the more interesting real-world benchmarks is NeatBench 5, which is the benchmark application for Neat Video. Neat Video came out in 2005 and is a video editing plug-in tool for …more

3900X versus 9900K

IPC Battle – AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Vs Intel Core i9-9900K

AMD’s new 3rd Gen Ryzen processors that are built on the 7nm manufacturing process helped close the performance gap with Intel when they launched last month. Our testing showed that AMD led many of the heavily threaded tests since they had more cores, but Intel was still the single-threaded performance leader. AMD claimed its new 3rd …more

Intel Core i3-9100 Processor

Intel Core i3-9100 4-Core Processor Review

A 9th Gen Coffee Lake-R Processor For Under $90 Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the Intel Core i3-9100 quad-core desktop processor that was released in May 2019. Intel offers the Core i3-9100 with and without integrated graphics. The base model is the Intel Core i3-9100F without graphics that runs $89.99 shipped and …more

Intel 10nm Ice Lake CPU Testing

Intel 10nm Ice Lake Benchmarks on the Core i7-1065G7 Processor

Legit Reviews Gets To Benchmark 10nm Ice Lake Intel recently invited a small number of hardware reviewers out to Santa Clara to be the very first to get a chance to do some hands-on testing with 10th Gen Intel Core mobile processors. Legit Reviews just happened to be one of those sites and we eagerly …more