Processors

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

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

AMD Ryzen 2700X and 2600X Sneak Peek

I have the AMD Ryzen+ review kit here and will give a quick rundown of its contents and some of the specifications and features of the upcoming Ryzen+ and the all-new X470 motherboard which has been included in the kit. Read More

AMD THREADRIPPER AND RYZEN3

The last few months have seen a flurry of CPU releases as the RED and BLUE teams go toe to toe, vying for their piece of the mainstream PC market”pie”. Today AMD has announced the pricing and availability for additional CPUs including the long awaited THREADRIPPER aimed directly at the HEDT ( High End Desk Top) segment. This niche of the enthusiast market has been dominated by Intel for years but I have a feeling that’s all about to change. Read More

MSI CPU Guard 1151 to Protect Against Bent Skylake CPUs

MSI announced today the release of their CPU Guard 1151 product to combat potential CPU bending when using heavier coolers. With the substrate of Skylake being thinner than that of the previous generation Haswell CPUs, larger coolers, specifically ones going beyond Intel’s 50 lb. pressure specification have been doing some damage. If you’re concerned, stick with spring-mounted heatsinks rather than bolts, or get yourself MSI’s CPU Guard 1151 shim. Read More

Computex 2015 - Intel Announces New 5th Gen Intel Core Processors

Intel unveiled 10 new desktop and mobile CPUs today that feature the new Iris Pro graphics on a desktop processor for the first time. The flagship desktop processor will be the i7-5775C, which will be unlocked and loaded with Iris Pro Graphics 6200. A full array of mobile and Xeon processor were also announced. Here is the news release/fact sheet we were sent today. Read More

AMD Lowers A-Series APU Pricing

In an effort to offer mainstream component system builders, upgraders, and DIY enthusiasts an opportunity to grab a new A-Series APU at a more attractive price, AMD has announced a pretty hefty price reduction. Read More

Intel’s Next Top Live Streamer (INTL) Twitch.tv Contest

This summer Intel is collaborating with GoodGame Agency (of Team Evil Genius fame) to bring the gaming community a reality web series, ‘Intel’s Next Top Live-Streamer’ (INTL), where many of the most entertaining streamers on Twitch.tv will compete in hilarious and exciting weekly challenges to become an official member of the Intel Stream Team. The grand champion will also get the ultimate makeover of his/her streaming studio, decked out with the latest 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 gaming/streaming system. Read More

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