Threadripper 2 Review Compilation (2990WX and 2950X)

Today, AMD has released its latest Threadripper CPU, dubbed Threadripper 2, with a monster 32 core 64 thread 2990WX and the 16 core 2950WX. The new parts are based off the Zen+ architecture and continue AMD's onslaught of additional cores trumping similar processors from Intel by price and number of cores and threads. Read More

Giveaway: Speed up your storage with FuzeDrive

Enmotus, the company behind FuzeDrive, has given us five licenses for the newest update to their software which includes compatibility with Intel and instead of writing another review we've decided to spread the wealth. Five members of Overclockers.com will be chosen randomly and given the opportunity to test the FuzeDrive software on their own systems. We just ask that you report back in the comments with your experiences and performance gains you have seen. Before and after screenshots would be appreciated. Read More

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Available for Pre-order

The day is here to pre-order the second generation Threadripper from AMD at more than 80 e-tailers worldwide. This includes the Threadripper 2990WX which currently holds the world record in Cinebench R15 multi-threaded CPU test for a single socket system. Read More

E-WIN Champion Series Ergonomic Gaming Office Chair Review

E-WIN Racing was founded in 2016 after being part of a leading OEM office chair manufacturer. They are focused on designing and manufacturing ergonomic "racer" style chairs for both gaming and office use. E-WIN Racing uses the phrase "Quality, but cheap office gaming chairs" to describe their products, and we're here to find out the accuracy of that statement, at least with the CP-BB3F Gaming Office Chair we had a chance to test. Read More

Intel Core i7-8086K 40th Anniversary CPU Review

To mark the anniversary of the first CPU based on the X86 architecture, Intel has released a limited edition Core i7-8086k CPU. Although the new 8086K looks nothing at all like it's namesake the Intel 8086 or iAPX 86 as it was also known it's a milestone none the less marking 40 years of X86 based architecture. The 8086 CPU paved the way for modern computing and it's easy to see why Intel would commemorate such an occasion with a special edition CPU. Read More

Noctua NH-D14 Redux: Modern Fans On An Old Heatsink

On a hot day in July, we decided to take another look at the venerable Noctua NH-D14 cooler. People may be wondering why are we looking at this heatsink again, its End of Life (EOL). A lot of enthusiasts purchased this when it was new back in 2009 and likely still have it and would like to use it on modern platforms. In fact, the device can still be purchased new today Noctua says because people still buy it. The focus on the mini-review here is to see how the old school CPU heatsink compares with a couple of new Noctua fans and see how that affects its performance. Read on to see what improvements were found. Read More

ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero WiFi Review

With the launch of the second generation Ryzen CPUs, AMD also released an updated chipset. ASUS has supplied us with the ROG Crosshair VII Hero WiFi and we'll be putting it through our usual set of testing and benchmarks to see how it measures up to the competition. Read More

Six GIGABYTE B450 Motherboards Announced

With the official release of the B450 chipset still a couple weeks away, we won't have any performance numbers for you today but GIGABYTE has sent out information on their B450 motherboard line-up. It looks like we'll see three ATX and three SFF (small form factor) one of which is mini-ITX. Read More

21 Deals for Amazon Prime Day 2018

Now that Amazon Prime Day 2018 is live, we put together a list of the top computer hardware deals, including cases, power supplies, motherboards and more. Although Prime Day technically goes through tomorrow, deals are selling out quickly, so do not delay. Read More

Thermaltake Riing Silent 12 Pro Heatsink Review

Riing Silent 12 Pro

Marking the debut of their 120 mm fan, Thermaltake released the Riing Silent 12 Pro. This cooler has been out for a few years but we're getting the opportunity to test it here today to see how well it stacks up. Coolers based on a 120 mm design typically need faster fans to improve their cooling capacity which in turn creates more noise. We'll put this cooler to the test here and see if there's a trade-off between cooling performance and audible noise and if that "Silent" in Thermaltake Riing Silent 12 Pro is justified. Read More

Noctua NF-P12 redux Fan Review

Today we have an opportunity to look at one of Noctua's fans that made the jump from their premium line down to the redux line in the NF-P12 redux. The redux line of fans is intended to have the same performance as the premium line, but sold in an OEM manner (without accessories) to keep costs down. The NF-P12 redux line will include four SKUs - two DC controlled fans at 900 at 1300 RPM and two PWM fans at 1300 and 1700 RPM. The big difference between them is in the price with the redux saving 33% over the fully accessorized NF-P12. The P12 sold well enough to remain a premium fan all these years and sells well enough to be made into four redux fans. How do the fans function in various environments? We will examine the performance of all four fans and see how it adds up. Read More

Noctua NF-A12x25 Fan Review

Today we examine Noctua’s new fan, the NF-A12-25. After more than 4.5 years of development and seeing prototypes throughout that time, the new fan has finally been released. The NF-A12-25 uses different build materials to increase rigidity which allows for tighter tolerances, specifically in regards to the distance between the blade and the frame. Noctua says this design is said to help with increased static pressure and airflow which makes this fan a good candidate for mounting to a radiator. We put the fan to the test against our test suite to gauge performance and see how the new fan fared against other similarly sized fans. Read More

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