CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

October 5th, 2017, 5:59 AM

Intel Coffee Lake i7-8700K & i5-8400 Review

Intel’s Coffee Lake is here….and with some surprising performance to boot. But can the new i7-8700K & i5-8400 processors weather the Ryzen onslaught?

September 14th, 2017, 5:25 PM

Fixing Bent Pins on AMD’s Ryzen PGA CPUs

On a recent shipping adventure one of our Ryzen CPUs met with an untimely death via bent socket pins. But is this really a lost cause? We explore potential fixes.

August 10th, 2017, 5:59 AM

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X & 1950X Review

AMD’s HEDT platform has finally arrived with the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X and 1950X. They’re designed to go head to head against Intel’s i9-7900X but can their performance match up?

July 27th, 2017, 5:59 AM

AMD Ryzen 3 1300X & 1200 Performance Review

AMD’s Ryzen processors are making their way into more affordable price brackets with the Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200. But can their performance live up to already-high expectations against the i3 7300 and i3 7100?

June 19th, 2017, 6:01 AM

The Intel Kaby Lake-X i7-7740X Review

Intel’s X299 platform has finally arrived and with it some unique new Core-X processors. In this review we go in-depth and test the Kaby Lake-X i-7740X’s performance & overclocking abilities.

April 11th, 2017, 5:59 AM

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X Performance Review

The Ryzen 5 1500X and 1600X may not look like the most impressive CPU’s but some surprising benchmark numbers make their price to performance ratio one the best around, beating even the Ryzen 7 series!

March 15th, 2017, 6:59 PM

AMD’s Ryzen 5 Processors; A Preview

Hot on the heals of their Ryzen 7 launch, AMD has now revealed specifications, pricing an availability date and some rough performance numbers for their 4 and 6 core Ryzen 5 processors.

March 13th, 2017, 6:40 PM

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Review; Testing SMT

AMD’s Ryzen 7 1700X is a CPU that offers 90% of the 1800X’s performance in a much less expensive package. But how does it fare against Intel’s competition without SMT enabled?

March 2nd, 2017, 5:59 AM

The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Performance Review

AMD’s Ryzen is finally here and it is spectacular. Can the new Ryzen 7 1800X deliver performance that can beat Intel’s i7-6900K in our benchmarks? Let’s find out!

January 12th, 2017, 6:00 PM

Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700K & i5-7600K Review

Intel’s desktop Kaby Lake processors are finally ready for their full unveiling. In this review we look at the performance & overclocking of the i7-7700K and i5-7600K.