Zen and Vega DDR4 Memory Scaling on AMD's APUs

We have previously explored the importance of memory scaling within AMDs Ryzen CPUs: the question being answered today is how much of an effect on performance does the memory...

73 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/28/2018

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G Core Frequency Scaling: An Analysis

When AMD launched their first generation Ryzen-based APUs with a Zen cores and Vega graphics, both of the new parts entered the market at two very different budget-focused price...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/20/2018

Cryorig Set to Reveal the Dual Heatpipe Frostbit M.2 SSD Cooler

With the ever-raging debate about the correlation of high thermals and the performance throttling of M.2 SSDs being a hot topic, Cryorig intends to unveil an interesting and aggressive...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/24/2018

Delidding The AMD Ryzen 5 2400G APU: How To Guide and Results

Delidding is a process with the aim being to reduce CPU core temperatures on processors with a less-than-ideal thermal interface between the silicon and headspreader. The benefits of delidding...

73 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/10/2018

The ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

With high performance desktop ITX options appearing more frequently with each new generation of chipset, ASRock released a pairing of AM4 offerings to satisfy small form factor enthusiasts. Although...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/18/2018

Overclocking The AMD Ryzen APUs: Guide and Results

With AMD’s new launch of Raven Ridge APUs, the Ryzen 3 2200G ($99) and Ryzen 5 2400G ($169), AMD holds the current integrated graphics apex when directly compared against...

54 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 4/16/2018

The MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard Review: A Silver Flagship

The MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium is marketed as a top of the range ATX offering and currently stands as MSI's flagship AM4 socket motherboard. The XPower branding over...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/13/2018

The ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 Motherboard Review: Dual M.2 at $90

A low-cost alternative for Ryzen systems to the high-calibre but higher-cost motherboards is the B350 range. Today we are testing the ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 motherboard, coming in under...

44 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/9/2018

The MSI B350 Tomahawk Motherboard Review: Gaming On a Budget

Without key buzzwords such as 'RGB' and 'gaming', MSI is looking to target AMD users on a strict budget with the B350 Tomahawk. Compared to X370, the B350 boards...

34 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/12/2018

Cooler Master at CES 2018: Aimpad’s Analog Keyboard Technolgy Found in Cooler Master MK851

LAS VEGAS, NV — During CES 2018 this week, Cooler Master announced that it’s coming to market in one of its new keyboards, the MK851 which features Aimpad's...

17 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/10/2018

In Win at CES 2018: New E-ATX 915 Chassis with USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C

LAS VEGAS, NV — Premium chassis manufacturer In Win have showcased a brand new E-ATX offering at their booth at CES 2018, the new 915 full tower. The new...

3 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/10/2018

Cooler Master at CES 2018: New MasterWatt V and Maker Power Supplies with Connect v2.0 and Overlay.live Telemetry

LAS VEGAS, NV — This week at CES 2018, it has been a busy time for Cooler Master as they have announced a wide range of cases and coolers...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/10/2018

Cooler Master at CES 2018: New MasterAir G100M and MA410M, MasterLiquid ML240 SMART CPU Coolers

LAS VEGAS, NV — Cooler Master has announced a new air-based CPU cooler at CES 2018, the MasterAir G100M. Also announced is addressable RGB LED lighting with a new...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/10/2018

ASRock Unveil Their New microATX Threadripper Motherboard, The X399M Taichi

LAS VEGAS, NV — It is no secret that AMD's Threadripper multi-core processor is a beast goes without saying and 16c/32t of computing power is nothing short of impressive...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2018

Mad Catz Return From Bankrupty To Showcase A Trio of New Peripherals At CES 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV — Back in March of 2017, Mad Catz, the manufacturer of some of the most extravagant and daring peripherals on the market filed for bankruptcy. In...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2018

ASUS at CES 2018: ROG Strix Flare Keyboard and the ROG Spotlight Lights Up Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV — In addition to a number of releases announced today, ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) has released a brand new RGB mechanical keyboard and a unique...

0 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2018

AMD Updates Ryzen SKU Pricing To Counter Intel

LAS VEGAS, NV — 2017 was by many measures a breakout year for AMD and some of the first news out at the beginning of 2018 is its plans...

32 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/8/2018

MSI Releases The Mini-ITX B350I PRO AC AM4 Motherboard

MSI has now released the B350I PRO AC, a mini-ITX option for those looking to build a small form factor system featuring AMD’s Ryzen processors or a 7th generation...

19 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2018

The GIGABYTE Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 Review: Dual Audio Codecs

Today we are having a look at a LED-laden, gaming-focused, ATX motherboard from GIGABYTE: the Aorus AX370-Gaming 5. If a user wants LEDs for Ryzen at under $200, here...

34 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/14/2017

The Biostar X370GTN Mini-ITX Motherboard Review: AM4 Goes Tiny

Today take a look at the Biostar X370GTN Mini ITX motherboard which is the first Mini ITX motherboard to have been released on the AM4 socket for AMD's Ryzen...

31 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/23/2017

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