AMD BIOS Limitations: Bristol Ridge Dropped From Certain Motherboards

One of the functions of a motherboard BIOS, or UEFI, is the ability to discern which CPU is installed in the socket. With each new generation of CPUs, new...

33 by Ian Cutress on 6/15/2018

G.Skill Trident Royal Crystalline DRAM: Premium Gemstone Glamour

Despite virtually everything in the consumer world being unnecessarily stuffed to the gills with RGB LEDs, they seem to sell like hotcakes. I was told earlier this year by...

30 by Ian Cutress on 6/14/2018

Tyan Tomcat EX: The First AM4 Ryzen Motherboard with Management Control

A surprise at Computex was seeing the first public AMD Ryzen-based AM4 motherboard that will implement an Aspeed AST2500 BMC chip for additional management. Tyan was showcasing its Tomcat...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/14/2018

Behind GIGABYTE’s Fish Tank Oil System: A New Take on Liquid Cooling

One of the more interesting designs out of the computer industry recently has been GIGABYTE’s fish tank PC build. The concept is similar to a simple mineral oil or...

24 by Ian Cutress on 6/14/2018

Magnets, How Do They Work? A Maverick / Streacom Prototype

If channeling Insane Clown Posse in the title was not enough, how about a fully configurable chassis where the user can move everything to every location inside the chassis...

17 by Ian Cutress on 6/14/2018

GIGABYTE Aorus PCIe x16 M.2: For Four NVMe Drives, X399 Compatible

Everyone has spare NVMe SSDs, right? Or perhaps users want to buy four of them? Intel was on a big push recently with its newest 380 GB Intel Optane...

19 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

Building for Apache Pass: Why Some Skylake Servers Already have 8 DIMMs Per Socket

If you don’t have a hand in a server day in and day out, it was perhaps not obvious why some Skylake servers when launched had eight memory slots...

15 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

USB-IF and Fast Charging: New Standard Logo with Wattage Listed

When discussing industry standards, the sexy ones are involved around performance: if you can breathe PCIe 4.0 or PCIe 5.0 into a sentence, people start listening. One of the...

28 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

Streacom DA2 Fanless: The All-Aluminum Silent Chassis

Before Computex we reported on Streacom’s latest creation, the DA2. This is an all-aluminium chassis aimed at small form factor systems but with a key twist – the rails...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

The Intel Core i7-8086K Review

Intel announced it, we asked for one, we were told no press samples, so we bought one. This is Intel's 40th anniversary of the original x86 microarchitecture with the...

115 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2018

Intel Confirms Some Details about 28-Core 5 GHz Demonstration

When Intel demonstrated its 28-core system running at 5 GHz at the Computex 2018 keynote this week, there were many questions surrounding the hardware and what was required in...

146 by Ian Cutress on 6/8/2018

EVGA Goes Budget Part 2: H370 Stinger, with 10 PCB Layers

In light of the B360 Gaming already being shown to us at EVGA’s suite at Computex, cue another interesting surprise in the H370 Stinger. The key headline for this...

3 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2018

AMD Reveals Threadripper 2 : Up to 32 Cores, 250W, X399 Refresh

One of the surprises from AMD’s first year of the newest x86 Zen architecture was the launch of the Threadripper platform. Despite the mainstream Ryzen processors already taking a...

205 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

AMD Computex 2018 Press Event: A Live Blog (10am Taiwan, 2am UTC)

Ready to follow along for another press event? AMD is here, with all the senior faces coming on stage. Follow our live blog to hear what is being announced.

46 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

We Got a Sneak Peek on Intel’s 28-Core: All You Need To Know

This week at Computex, we saw two big CPU related announcements. The first was the launch of the Intel i7-8086K, a six-core limited edition processor at 5 GHz that...

65 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

EVGA X299 Micro2: A Refresh of the X299 Micro

Intel has stated that the next generation of HEDT processors is coming later this year. We fully expect these processors to be motherboard compatible with current Skylake-X processors on...

2 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

EVGA’s New BIOS Interface, with Built-In Stress Testing

One of the criticisms over the years is that EVGA has not been on par with the major motherboard manufacturers when it comes to their BIOS/UEFI interface and feature...

4 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

EVGA Goes Budget: B360 Gaming Motherboard Coming Soon

For as long as EVGA has made motherboards, they have focused almost exclusively at the high-end market. For users that want a product that is full of engineering that...

3 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Going BIG: EVGA’s SuperNova 2000W G+ Power Supply

For the systems that run many big PCIe accelerators, multiple processors, and also power a small heating system, EVGA is producing the power supply for you. Coming in at...

6 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

EVGA Roboclocker: A Water Cooling Loop for LIQUID NITROGEN

One of the more esoteric elements of the technology industry are the extreme overclockers. Much like what drag racing is for cars, extreme overclocking is to computers: trying anything...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

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