If you recently purchased or built a new PC, or upgraded an older PC, the most important thing to do aside from stress testing is to benchmark. Whereas stress testing helps ensure the PC is completely stable not only during idle but also during heavy load, benchmarking will help ensure that the PC is operating at the appropriate level of performance for the components installed. As simple issues such as an outdated driver or an improperly configured component may significantly degrade performance, benchmark testing will allow you to quickly catch any issues and to fix them immediately so you can take full advantage of the new hardware that you’ve spent your hard [...]
So you just purchased a new PC at Best Buy and the salesman assured you that it’s without a doubt the top of the line, fastest, best of the best PC money could buy. Naturally you buy it because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a top of the line best of the best PC? Now that you’ve taken the system home however, how do you actually know if it’s top of the line or not? The answer? Benchmarks.
While there are benchmarks that cover practically every since PC component along with the system as a whole, today we’ll be showing you the best CPU benchmarks we use here at Custom PC Review to specifically evaluate CPU [...]
PC World was recently given the opportunity to preview AMD’s upcoming Vega Frontier Edition graphics card ahead of its release date and revealed some interesting findings about the highly anticipated graphics card.
The first is that the AMD Vega FE is significantly faster than Nvidia’s Titan Xp in compute. This was tested using SPECViewPerf 12.1 and Cinebench R15 (OpenGL). In the Catia and Creo benchmark, the Vega FE performed 28% faster, Solidworks, the Vega FE performed 50% faster, and in Cinebench, the Vega FE performed 14% faster. Considering the Vega Frontier Edition is designed to be a workstation graphics card, this isn’t surprising as [...]
AMD launched their newest Ryzen CPUs to great fanfare back in March and while we found performance to be good in our launch review of the Ryzen 1700, we noted that there were quite a few growing pains that needed to be fixed before Ryzen could really shine against Intel. As such, rather than publishing another review of Ryzen on motherboards using incomplete BIOS firmware and badly optimized Windows, we decided to wait it out until AMD and its motherboard partners roll out the badly needed updates to allow Ryzen to really shine in all its glory.
As such, today we’ll be finally reviewing the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X, the flagship [...]
Recently, the rumormill has been spinning after it was revealed that AMD may be introducing an even higher end desktop CPU with 12 and 16-cores based on AMD’s new Zen based architecture. A recent article posted by Turkish technology site, DonanimHaber, provided some new details regarding the upcoming processors.
According to the article, AMD will be releasing a 16-core, 32-thread and a 12-core, 24-thread Zen based CPU by combining multiple AMD Ryzen “Summit Ridge” CPUs in what’s called a MCM, or Multi-Chip Module. In the 16-core, 32-thread CPU, two full Ryzen 8-core dies are combined while the 12-core, 24-thread CPU will combine two Ryzen [...]
In a recent article that appears to have been recently pulled, hardware site Guru3D leaked the entire lineup of AMD Ryzen 5 series processors ahead of its April 11 launch.
According to the article, AMD will launch four new models under the Ryzen 5 series lineup including the Ryzen 5 1600X, Ryzen 5 1600, Ryzen 5 1500X and Ryzen 5 1400.
Ryzen 5 CPU Lineup
The Ryzen 5 1600X will be the flagship Ryzen 5 SKU. It’ll sport 6 cores and 12 threads, feature a base clock of 3.6GHz with a turbo up to 4.0GHz and XFR up to 4.1GHz. TDP is expected to be 95W. Pricing is expected to be $249.
The Ryzen 5 1600 will be similar to the Ryzen 5 [...]
Well, this is it ladies and gentlemen. We’ve been waiting anxiously for over a year now for AMD’s latest Processor, after the disappointment of Bulldozer the PC building scene became primarily an Intel favored one for most serious workloads. While AMD’s APUs have found a pleasant place in the budget market and the FX lineup became a decent option for gamers looking for good bang for the buck, AMD remained way behind Intel in technology for what seams like forever. That changes today. Today we will be looking at Ryzen, will it live up to the hype? Will it fall flat on it’s face?AMD Ryzen Specs CPU Ryzen 1700 Ryzen 1700X Ryzen [...]
With all the leaks that have occurred in the past few weeks, by now we pretty much know just about everything when it comes to AMD’s upcoming Ryzen processors, but up until this point nothing has been confirmed directly by AMD.
At a recent press event, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took the wraps off the new Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and the Ryzen 7 1700 CPUs, and officially revealed some final specifications, pricing, launch dates, and performance comparisons as well.
Here’s a look at the final specifications for the newly launched Ryzen 7 family CPUs which will launch worldwide on March 2.AMD Ryzen 7 [...]
We’re just a couple weeks away from AMD’s upcoming launch of their Ryzen CPUs and another leak has sprung as XFastest recently unveiled some new benchmarks for the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X. Although the benchmarks has been pulled from the site, the internet never forgets, and intentional or not, we’re welcoming any information we can get.
As CPU-Z has already been updated to support Ryzen CPUs, we can see that it recognizes the CPU as the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X, finally confirming that it’s going to be an 8-core/16-thread part. The base clock is set at 3.4GHz and should be able to turbo up to 3.8GHz with XFR on top of that. The chip will be [...]
AVADirect is a boutique system builder with its origins in the suburbs of Cleveland Ohio. It’s probably not one of the first names that pop into your head as a system builder, but they’ve been making everything from gaming to business systems for over a decade.
Recently, AVADirect launched their Avant Mini Cube Gaming PC which is exciting because it’s based on Corsair’s excellent Carbide 240 Air PC case. Despite the relatively small size of the mATX formfactor case, AVADirect managed to fully kit it out with an overclocked Intel Core i7-6700K and GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition. Given how much we love big [...]