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February 22, 2017

AMD Officially Launches Ryzen 7 CPUs, Reveals Pricing, Launch Dates, Performance Comparisons

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.

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October 10, 2016

6 Reasons Why You Should Buy a SSD If You Don’t Own One Already

When we first started covering the world of SSDs back in 2012, the industry was still in its infancy. At the time, the performance benefits of SSD technology were clearly greater than HDDs, but due to high prices, low capacities, and incomplete OS support, it just simply wasn’t the time.

However, fast forward to 2016 and today the SSD landscape is a much different place than it was almost 5 years ago. Prices are much less expensive, capacities now reach up to 4TB in a single drive, and modern operating systems such as Windows 10 fully support SSDs right out of the box.

As such, here are 6 of the top reasons why you should buy a SSD [...]

 
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August 25, 2012

Kingston HyperX / HyperX 3K 5.03 Firmware Update Released, Benchmarked

Been waiting for that elusive 5.03 firmware update which is supposed to fix TRIM in HyperX and HyperX 3K SSDs to drop? Well, wait no more because it’s finally here!

Those interested in updating the HyperX 3K SSD to firmware v5.03 may download the update here. It will come with Kingston’s own “Field Updater” firmware update utility along with the files required to update the HyperX 3K from firmware version 5.01 to 5.03. Those using the SSD as a boot drive will need to connect the drive to a separate computer to complete this procedure. The update is supposed to be “non destructive” so data should not be wiped during the update [...]

 
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August 1, 2012

Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3 2133MHz Memory Review

The fastest we’ve…

Ever been shopping for memory lately? Today, you simply can’t cross the memory market without hearing the name “Kingston” floating around. Ever since the debut of their first products all the way back in 1987, Kingston has expanded into becoming one of the largest memory products specialists in the world.

Today we’ll be reviewing the Kingston Genesis 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 2133MHz CL11 quad channel memory kit designed for the X79 Intel Sandy Bridge-E platform. As Kingston’s enthusiast grade memory line, the Hyper X Genesis memory offers an array of speed and capacities to cover a wide range of needs. Today’s [...]

 
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March 8, 2012

SSD vs Hard Drive vs Hybrid Hard Drive Boot Time Comparison

Was doing the review for the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Hard Drive and the OCZ Vertex 3 SSD, and I really needed to do a boot time comparison for the Seagate Momentus XT, so I decided why not do it in video form. So, the video below is the outcome of the test. Watch and comment! If you’re interested in the test setup along with the 3 drives tested today, be sure to scroll down for more details.

Test Setup and Drives Tested

For those coming from the YouTube channel who’re interested in the test setup, here are the details:

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Fatal1ty Professional Gen 3 (Intel SATA 3 6Gb/s, AHCI [...]

 
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February 22, 2012

Corsair Force 3 180GB Review

Introduction

Well, I admit it. I’ve had this SSD for a little while now and I’ve been a bit slow on this review, but better late than never right?

Today’s SSD is the Corsair Force 3 180GB edition. This SSD is one of the newer variations of the 3rd generation Corsair Force SSDs and utilizes the SandForce SF-2281 controller with the SATA 3 6Gb/s interface.

Video Unboxing

Like most SSDs, the packaging is quite simple. You get the SSD, a mounting bracket and some mounting screws. Unfortunately, migration software does not come included with this product.

SpecificationsWarranty Three yearsSSD Unformatted Capacity180 [...]
 
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March 6, 2012

i7 2600K vs i5 2500K

Hey whats up everyone!

So today I’m going to answer a question that I’ve seen over and over again. And again… so once and for all, I will answer the question

“Should I buy an Intel Core i5 2500K or an Intel Core i7 2600K?”

Ok so when choosing between these two processors, you really have to decide what kind of things you plan to do with your computer. The primary difference between the i7 2600K and the i5 2500K is that the i7 2600K is Hyper Threading enabled. There are also a couple smaller differences like the i7 2600k is 100mhz faster and has 8mb instead of 6mb of L3 cache and a $100 difference.

Now since [...]

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