The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review: 16 Cores on 7nm with PCIe 4.0

Deciding between building a mainstream PC and a high-end desktop has historically been very clear cut: if budget is a concern, and you're interested in gaming, then typically a...

40 by Dr. Ian Cutress 1 hours ago

AMD Q4: 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, Threadripper Up To 32-Core 3970X, Coming November 25th

AMD is set to close out the year on a high note. As promised, the company will be delivering its latest 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor, built with two...

161 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/7/2019

Intel’s EMIB Now Between Two High TDP Die: The New Stratix 10 GX 10M FPGA

The best thing about manufacturing Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) is that you can make the silicon very big. The nature of the repeatable unit design can absorb issues...

31 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/5/2019

Intel Launches Xeon-E 2200 Series for Servers: 8 Cores, up to 5.0 GHz

The Xeon-E family from Intel replaced the Xeon E3-1200 parts that were found common place in a lot of office machines and small servers. The Xeon E parts are...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/4/2019

The Intel Core i9-9900KS Review: The 5 GHz Consumer Special

Intel likes 5.0 GHz processors. The one area where it claims a clear advantage over AMD is in its ability to drive the frequency of its popular 14nm process...

233 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/31/2019

The Intel Core i9-9990XE Review: All 14 Cores at 5.0 GHz

Within a few weeks, Intel is set to launch its most daring consumer desktop processor yet: the Core i9-9900KS, which offers eight cores all running at 5.0 GHz. There’s...

143 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/28/2019

My First Time Playing Minecraft, Ever: Testing The Ray Tracing Beta

Earlier this year at Gamescom, NVIDIA and Mojang showed off an early beta build of the popular game Minecraft with additional ray tracing features. Ray Tracing is a rendering...

40 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/25/2019

Intel's new Atom Microarchitecture: The Tremont Core in Lakefield

While Intel has been discussing a lot about its mainstream Core microarchitecture, it can become easy to forget that its lower power Atom designs are still prevalent in many...

101 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/24/2019

Nova 5T: Huawei Can Still Make New Phones With Google Services (sort of)

Today at a small event in Paris, Huawei announced its latest device for the more mass market: the Huawei Nova 5T. The Nova line from Huawei is part of...

11 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/15/2019

Diving into Intel’s Regional Focus: How is the UK different to the US? What about Brexit?

In this industry, it’s very easy to fall into a lull that the North American market is blueprint from which every other commercial market is drawn up. In reality...

33 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/10/2019

The Oppo Reno Ace: 90 Hz AMOLED 6.5-inch HDR10+ with 65W Charging

Today in China, top 5 smartphone company Oppo launched its latest flagship smartphone. The new Oppo Reno Ace goes above and beyond the Oppo Reno launched earlier in the...

23 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/10/2019

Intel Releases Advisory: Update X299 for Cascade-X, and Lose Kaby-X Support

Motherboard firmware is a fickle thing: in order to support as many CPUs as possible, especially in the multi-core and turbo era, each processor has to have its own...

23 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/10/2019

AMD Brings Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X To Life

Seemingly always with AMD’s product portfolio, there is a persistent drip of new products being inserted into the product stack throughout the lifetime of a given generation of hardware...

38 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/8/2019

The Modular PC: Intel’s new Element brings Project Christine to Life

Way back at CES 2014, Razer’s CEO introduced a revolutionary concept design for a PC that had one main backplane and users could insert a CPU, GPU, power supply...

85 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/7/2019

Intel Xeon W-2200 Family: Cascade Lake-X with ECC and 1TB Support

We recently saw the launch of the consumer Cascade Lake high-end desktop processors last week, featuring up to 18 cores at a low launch price. This week Intel is...

30 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/7/2019

Intel Announces Price Cut for 9th Generation F and KF Processors

One of the interesting developments of Intel’s 9th Generation Core processors for desktops, known as the S-series, was that the company decided to release versions of the hardware with...

48 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/7/2019

Already Working on 2nd Gen: AMD’s Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition and what Semi-Custom Means

One of the key takeaways from Microsoft’s launch this week was that the company was spreading its wings with devices made by all three major SoC vendors: Intel, AMD...

73 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/4/2019

Intel Quietly Mentions 2.5 GbE Ethernet Controllers

One of the parts that was quietly mentioned in yesterday’s Cascade Lake X-Series processor launch was support for new Ethernet controllers. Specifically it mentioned Intel’s i225 Ethernet controller range...

31 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/3/2019

RGB Everything: A Graphics Card Holder from Cooler Master

In my youth, I spent some stupid amount of money on cold cathode tubes for my PC, the equivalent of RGB LEDs in the early 2000s. I had my...

21 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/3/2019

Intel's Cascade Lake-X CPU for High-End Desktops: 18 cores for Under $1000

With someone in the press having broken their embargo earlier today, Intel is lifting the lid earlier than planned on their upcoming Cascade Lake-X family of processors for the...

162 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/1/2019

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