On Saturday, UL Benchmark added a new storage benchmark to its popular 3DMark benchmarking suite. Before 3DMark Storage Benchmark, users had to rely on either synthetic or single game benchmarks. This latest option now provides a range of real-world gaming performance by sampling multiple games and providing a much broader result. Users can then compare their results to others online. UL is currently offering its storage benchmark for $2.99 through Steam or the UL website for 3DMark Advanced Edition users or as a free upgrade for 3DMark Professional Edition users. For more information, continue reading UL’s press release below.
Yesterday, EVGA announced the X570 FTW WIFI ATX motherboard. Designed around AMD’s AM4 socket, the X570 WIFI is waiting for a compatible Ryzen CPU. Power delivery is managed via the 15-phase digital VRM power section. Other features include Native PCIe 4.0 and M.2 Gen 4.0, four slots of DDR4 4600+, Intel AX1600 WiFi6, Bluetooth 5.2, and much more. Listed for $499 on the EVGA website, the X570 FTW WIFI is one of the more expensive motherboards on the market, though its big brother, the X570 Dark, is even more. For complete details continue reading EVGA’s press release below.
Today, Noctua announced a revised version of the famous NH-L9i low-profile cooler to accommodate Intel’s LGA1700 socket. The update applies to both the original brown and tan model and the newer chromax.black edition. You can buy the brown NH-L9i at Amazon for $44.95 or the chromax.black edition for $54.95.
The HYTE Revolt 3 is marketed as a premium ITX case providing personalization and high performance. With its compact size and fully recessed carrying handle, it screams “Take me anywhere.” There’s a lot to like about the Revolt 3 and in this review, we’ll cover every aspect of what’s good, and what’s not so good.
The new era of DDR memory is upon us. All of the DDR memory up until this point has been based on the same general architecture. Other than increased bandwidth, DDR memory hasn’t changed much since the beginning. The new DDR5 standard has been designed from the ground up and is fundamentally different from all computer memory before it. ADATA was kind enough to send us their newest release. We’re excited to get a hands-on experience with DDR5 and give you the full rundown of what’s new.
Without further delay, we are finally introducing Intel’s newest process node, Intel 7, for mainstream consumers. Intel has had a rocky road transitioning from their 14 nm process and is now introducing a CPU that has had significant changes. The Intel i9-12900K and i5-12600K we have here today are part of Intel’s Alder Lake CPU line-up and bring with it some radical changes over its predecessors. These changes and improvements are covered in-depth in our specifications and features section below.
Yesterday, G.Skill announced a new achievement of 7000 MHz with its newest DDR5 Trident Z5 memory. What’s equally impressive is they were able to do this while keeping the CAS latency at the base setting of 40 clocks. The Trident Z5 DDR5 memory was able to reach these speeds in part by the Samsung components that have become synonymous with the Trident name. To find out more, please continue reading G.Skill’s press release below.
Over 80 new Z690 motherboards are about to release in conjunction with Intel’s 12th Generation Core processors, dubbed Alder Lake. This is a staggering amount of new hardware, and to ease the burden of trying to research all this new tech, we have comprised a list of some of the most recent motherboard announcements. Before we get to that, we will cover what is new with Alder Lake and what makes it so different from previous generation CPUs. We will also discuss the major changes the Z690 motherboards bring to the market.