Windows 11 Update Restores Performance in AMD Ryzen Processors

Several days ago, we found out that under Windows 11 some applications and games performed a few percentage points slower on AMD CPUs. This slow down was because of an issue with L3 cache latency increasing significantly and AMD’s “preferred core” not always preferentially scheduling threads on a processor’s fastest core. Microsoft and AMD have been hard at work behind the scenes readying an update to restore the lost performance. That day is here. Read More

Silicon Lottery

CPU Binning Company Silicon Lottery Shutting Down

For the last seven years, Silicon Lottery seeded the overclocking community with CPU binning and delidding services. As we here at all know, achieving useful overclocks on Intel and AMD CPUs has become far less productive of late. Add in Intel’s use of soldered TIM rather than a polymer TIM for the past three generations, there just isn’t enough meat left on the bone for Silicon Lottery to help the community. So the owners have decided to shut down operations with the following statement… Read More


Intel Z690 Chipset for 12th Gen Alder Lake Leaked

Recently, an image of an Intel Z690 chipset was leaked by a member of the Chiphell forums. The Z690 will be the foundation for the next generation of Intel motherboards. It is significantly larger than the current Z590 chipset, but how that will affect its performance remains to be seen. Launch for these next-generation products are expected around November 19th, but that is not set in stone. Read More


AMD Launches EPYC 7003 Server Processors

Today is launch day for AMD’s 3rd generation EPYC 7003 series server processors, the highest performance server processor with the EPYC 7763 being the flagship. In total there are 19 SKUs available filling a massive percentage of the server and datacenter market needs. Ranging from 8 core, 16 thread CPUs all the way up to 64 cores with 128 threads. All 7003 series EPYC processors will feature eight channels of 3200 Mhz RAM and PCIe4 x 128. Pricing for these workhorses ranges from $913 all the way up to $7890. This is what AMD says about the 3rd gen EPYC. Read More


AMD's 3rd Gen EPYC Processors due to Launch March 15th

AMD has scheduled the digital launch of its 3rd Generation EPYC processors for March 15th, 2021. EPYC is AMD’s Server and Datacenter grade processor and is utilized for cloud management, database analytics, virtualization, and many other services. The 3rd Gen EPYC, code-named Milan, will be based on the Zen 3 architecture and feature up to 64 cores, 7nm process node, and 280W TDP. Read More