2nd Gen Ryzen - Doubling Down For Enthusiasts

2nd Gen AMD Ryzen CPU Pre-Sales Have Already Started

AMD is allowing retailers to begin taking pre-orders for the 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen processors known as ‘Pinnacle Ridge’ starting at 9 a.m. EDT today, which is six days before their official launch on April 19th. This new generation of Ryzen processors builds off the framework of the first generation Ryzen processors known as ‘Summit Ridge’ and …more


Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK NUC Review – Radeon RX Vega M GPU

Hades Canyon Brings Radeon RX Vega M Graphics To Intel NUCs I hate to break it to the current Intel Skull Canyon (NUC6i7KYK) owners, but your system has been replaced by the newer Intel Hades Canyon models. Intel will be offering Hades Canyon NUCs in two flavors. You have the 100 Watt NUC8i7HVK (with Vega M …more

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Raven Ridge Platform

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G CPU Reviews – Raven Ridge

AMD Raven Ridge APUs Arrive AMD launched a new pair of APUs this week that pair the Zen CPU and VEGA GPU micro architectures together to bring more value to the entry and mainstream desktop PC market. Those two new processors would be the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G. AMD went back …more

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Desktop Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Mining Performance with NiceHash and XMR-STAK

The AMD Ryzen Processor with Radeon Vega graphics (codename ‘Raven Ridge’) came out today and hopes to change the desktop PC market by paring quad-core processors with up to 8-threads and strong Vega GPUs that have up to 11 compute units and clock speeds of up to 1250 MHz. The flagship AMD Ryzen 5 2400G …more

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Raven Ridge Platform

AMD Raven Ridge Unboxing – Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G

AMD announced the desktop Raven Ridge APUs featuring Radeon RX Vega graphics at CES 2018 and now we are just days away from them hitting the market. On February 12th, 2018 you’ll be able to purchase the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G processors. In order to build some buzz around the new processors …more

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

Mining On The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Processor With Nicehash

The cryptocurrency market might be down 50% from all-time highs due to tougher regulation in a handful of countries, but miners are still making profits by processing outstanding transactions into blocks and adding them to the blockchain. Now that everyone knows about cryptocurrency, due to all the news coverage, the run on computer hardware has …more

AMD Ryzen Processor Roadmap Detailed For Years To Come

AMD Shows Off 2018 Ryzen Processor Roadmap and Slashes Prices

AMD kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to go over their roadmap plans for 2018 and it looks pretty good. AMD will be releasing a number of desktop Ryzen processors along with Ryzen mobile APUs. AMD will be starting off by launching Ryzen 3 models on January 9th, 2018.  The company will …more

Intel 8th Gen Core G-Series Processors With Radeon RX Vega M Graphics Are Here

Intel announced late last year that they would be rolling out a handful of new processor models that have AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU graphics with HBM2 memory on the same chip package as the Intel Core processor. This was exciting news as it means that we should see more capable gaming notebooks and desktop processors arriving …more

Intel NUC NUC8i7HVK Hades Canyon

Intel NUC Goes Hades Canyon – Check Out The NUC8i7HVK and NUC8i7HNK

Intel has just released the most power NUC model they have ever come up with and it is so powerful that Intel is calling it a VR-capable system! This impressive feat was due to the fact that it is powered by the newly announced 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Radeon RX Vega M …more

qualcomm centriq procesosr

Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Server Chips Aim to Disrupt Intel Dominated Market

Qualcomm made some pretty big news this week by announcing that the Centriq 2400 series is now shipping. This ARM-based server processor is the first 10nm data-center processor released by any company and is said to be able to compete with rival Intel Xeon processors when it comes to performance, energy efficiency and cost. Impressive …more

Intel 8th Gen Core Coffee Lake

Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 Processor Review – Coffee Lake

Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake Aims To Take On Ryzen Today we are able to show you the benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 6-core Coffee Lake processors! Many enthusiasts have become accustomed to the incremental 5-10 percent speed bump that comes with each new processor generation, but this time its …more

Noctua Ryzen Threadripper CPU Air Coolers

Air Versus Water Cooling on AMD Ryzen Threadripper With Noctua Coolers

Noctua NH-U14S, NH-U12S and NH-U9 TR4-SP3 Coolers Tested If you are looking at building an AMD TR4/SP3 platform for either a Ryzen Threadripper or Epyc processor you’ll likely find yourself looking for a CPU cooler. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16-core processor has a default TDP of 180 Watts and a maximum temperature of 68C …more

Intel Core i9-7980XE Stock CPU-Z

Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core Processor Review

Intel Core i9-7980XE – More Cores For You Today we are able to show you the benchmark results for the Intel Core i9-7980XE Skylake-X processor, which is Intel’s High-End Desktop Platform (HEDT) 18-core, 36-thread CPU (2.6 GHz base/4.4 GHz Boost 3.0/24.75 MB Cache) that costs $1999. This is the first 18-core desktop processor from either AMD or …more


PUBG CPU Core Benchmarks – How Many Cores Do You Need

Last month, PLAYERUNKNOWNN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) released a patch with optimizations that improved performance for those running a CPU with six or more CPU cores in their gaming rigs. PUBG uses Unreal Engine 4, which is capable of producing solid image quality, but can be rather taxing on your PC hardware. This Early Access game developed …more