An Interview with AMD’s Forrest Norrod: Naples, Rome, Milan, & Genoa

There’s no getting away from the fact that AMD’s big revenue potential exists in the server space. While the glitz and the glamor is all about the Ryzen, the...

49 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/24/2019

Fireside Chat with Ian and Wendell: Ryzen 3000, Zen 2, Navi, Xeon W

The last couple of weeks have been a blitz, with the Computex trade show in Taipei almost immediately followed by E3 in Los Angeles. In both instances, AMD...

35 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/14/2019

AMD 16-Core Ryzen 9 3950X: Up to 4.7 GHz, 105W, Coming September

One of the questions that was left over from AMD’s Computex reveal of the new Ryzen 3000 family was why a 16-core version of the dual-chiplet Matisse design was...

171 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/11/2019

AMD Ryzen 3000 APUs: Up to Vega 11, More MHz, Under $150, Coming July 7th

The integrated graphics ‘APU’ line of processors from AMD is a popular entry point for consumers on a budget based on the good performance from the cores, gaming-capable graphics...

58 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/10/2019

AMD Zen 2 Microarchitecture Analysis: Ryzen 3000 and EPYC Rome

We have been teased with AMD’s next generation processor products for over a year. The new chiplet design has been heralded as a significant breakthrough in driving performance and...

218 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/10/2019

Intel Cascade Lake Xeon W-3200 Launched: Server Socket, 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes

One of the quiet announcements that came out of Apple’s new Mac Pro announcement was the launch of Intel’s next generation Xeon W processors. Aside from being completely under...

60 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/10/2019

Spotted at Computex: Triple Monitor Mobile Systems are Back

Notebook users that want another screen often have to carry around a secondary USB display – it’s something that works great for working while travelling, especially in cramped hotel...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/6/2019

More 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD Options: Patriot with Custom Firmware coming Q4

If you’ve been following our coverage of Computex, you may have seen that there have been several companies with PCIe 4.0 SSDs to show off. These designs have almost...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2019

ASUS Prime Utopia Motherboard Tech Demo, with 7-inch OLED Display

One thing that always amazes me is that the PC tech industry rarely does technology demonstrations. In the car world, the likes of Audi, BMW, Porsche, and others, will...

11 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2019

Azza’s Pyramid Chassis: The Up-Side Down Case, But Also a Table?

The average PC case is fairly non-descript, often purchased based on whatever cost is left in the build. There might be a tempered glass panel, or some noise dampening...

10 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2019

Spotted at Computex: The Ultimate GPU Air Cooling Solution

Graphics cards and PCIe cards come with a limited set of cooling options. Some of the low TDP models are passive, before going up to active cooling on higher...

25 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2019

Galax Goes White: A PCIe 4.0 2TB SSD with a White PCB

There were a number of PCIe 4.0 SSDs on the Computex show floor this year, mostly using the Phison reference design. Galax still used the turnkeys solution, but applied...

11 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2019

Essencore 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD Enters The Game

One of the underlying themes of this year’s Computex was the number of PCIe 4.0 SSDs on display (or lack thereof). At present it seems that only drives powered...

6 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2019

ASRock’s Internal External GPU: No Box Needed

If you say ‘Thunderbolt GPU’, it makes it sound like a PCIe device with a Thunderbolt output. Rather than go in this direction, ASRock has developed a GPU +...

16 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2019

Azza 806 Table Mini: I Might Buy This Case, or, Why Bother with a Chassis?

I’m a sucker for a big, powerful system. I want the CPU, the GPU, the fast storage, the lot. As a reviewer, I can change my daily system frequently...

25 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2019

ECS Mini-ITX Ryzen Streaming PC, with M.2 Capture Card

We reported on the SF110-A320 back at CES, where it was a small form factor machine using a 35W AMD APU. ECS had this design at Computex as well...

3 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2019

GIGABYTE’s PCIe 4.0 SSD Uses 77g of Copper Due to 8W TDP, up to 2TB

One of the hot ticket items at this year’s Computex was the range of PCIe 4.0 storage devices available. All of them except one was built on the Phison...

19 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2019

Super Flower Shows 2500W Platinum PSU: It’s Not For You

Last year at Computex we did a round-up of some really crazy 3000W power supplies. These were essentially two PSUs in a single chassis, but the idea was to...

24 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2019

Spotted at Computex: A Ryzen PC in a Threadripper RETAIL box

A common marketing tool at trade show events is for companies to commission custom PC builds to showcase their hardware and products. Modding is an interesting aspect to our...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2019

14nm Comet Lake-U Shipping to OEMs in November

If you’re having a tough time following Intel’s new array of code names, don’t worry, you are not alone. The split between mainstream and U-series and Y-series has us...

49 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2019

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