PROCESSORS

August 13th, 2018

AMD Threadripper 2950X Performance Review

AMD’s second generation Threadripper processor are finally here with the 2950X, a CPU that promises better performance than the 1950X and Intel’s 7900X but for less money.


February 12th, 2018

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G & Ryzen 3 2200G Review

AMD’s Raven Ridge is finally here but can the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G really deliver in the performance categories where other APU have failed?


January 7th, 2018

AMD Ryzen 2, Next Gen Vega & More Detailed

At CES 2018, AMD has detailed their strategy for 2018. That includes second generation Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs, new Zen+ architecture and more.


October 30th, 2017

i7-2600K vs. i7-8700K – Is Upgrading Worthwhile?

Sandy Bridge processors like the i7-2600K were CPUs that defined a generation and they’ve stood the test of time. But with Coffee Lake now here, is it finally time to upgrade?


October 5th, 2017

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 25th, 2017

Intel i9-7980XE & i9-7960X Performance Review

Intel’s 18 core, 36 thread i9-7980XE and 16 core, 32 thread i9-7960X are finally here. But can their performance and price points ever be justified against AMD’s Threadripper?


September 14th, 2017

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

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

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

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.