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 AMD [...]
As a PC owner, one of the most important things to know is the manufacturer, model and BIOS version of the motherboard you have in your system. This is one of the first questions I ask people when they ask me if they can upgrade their system or when they ask me for help because something isn’t working correctly. The motherboard is the one piece of hardware in your system that interconnects everything else so any hardware upgrades will need to be compatible with the motherboard. Depending on the motherboard manufacturer and how active they are on updates, the motherboard’s internal software, or BIOS/UEFI, also needs to be upgrade to support newer [...]
When it comes to the recent revival of mechanical keyboards, a couple companies such as Razer or Das Keyboard take most of the credit, but a number of companies were there from the beginning – one of them being Thermaltake. After starting off quite early in the game with the well designed Meka G1 mechanical keyboard, then the crazy feature rich Meka G-Unit, Thermaltake hasn’t really done much with their mechanical keyboards other than rebrand the Meka G1 and Meka G-Unit over and over with new paintjobs.
To be honest, we were really beginning to wonder when Thermaltake would finally actually unveil a brand new mechanical keyboard, [...]
For consumers looking for top tier performance, there’s currently nothing faster than processors based off Intel’s Sandy Bridge-E platform, and while the lineup is still the creme of the crop for consumer based desktop applications, the microarchitecture underneath Sandy Bridge-E is based off technology that’s nearly two years old. While Intel has been busy developing and releasing mainstream processors based off newer microarchitectures such as Ivy Bridge and Haswell, the HEDT (High End Desktop) platform hasn’t really changed since late 2011, until now.
Just in time for IDF (Intel Developer Forum) 2013, Intel recently announced the release [...]
It’s been leak after leak for Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge-E LGA 2011 based High End Desktop (HEDT) CPUs and the latest leak comes from VR-Zone where they recently revealed the pricing information along with the release date for the upcoming CPUs.
According to their article, information given to major retailers suggest that the release date for these processors is September 10 with starting prices for the new CPUs starting at $310 ranging all the way up to $990.CPU Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4820K Stock Frequency 3.6GHz 3.4GHz 3.7GHz Turbo [...]
CyberPower Inc., a global manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, entered the era of the Gaming Supercomputer when it today unleashes a series of performance desktop PCs based on NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX Titan GPU.
With the DNA of the world’s fastest supercomputer and the soul of NVIDIA Kepler, the GeForce GTX Titan is a revolution in PC gaming. This monster GPU establishes a new class of gaming PCs for CyberPowerPC customers: the Gaming Supercomputer. CyberPowerPC systems based on this formidable GPU will deliver the ultimate combination of power, performance, efficiency, control, and acoustics that PC gamers and enthusiasts [...]
Up until the release of Sandy Bridge processors back in early 2011, overclocking was something generally reserved for only the most hardcore gamers and enthusiasts who wanted to push their systems to the limits. Overclocking required countless hours of tinkering and testing, which was generally a bit too complicated for mainstream users.
With the release of Sandy Bridge however, the landscape of overclocking has really changed dramatically. Significant overclocks may now be had with simple motherboard overclocking buttons or 5 minute adjustments in the BIOS, which greatly simplified the once complicated and confusing task.
With overclocking [...]
Looking through my list of my featured computer builds, one build I felt really needed updating is the photo/video editing build as it’s one of the most requested builds along with the $1,000 gaming PC build, so for this month (well, the couple more days left for this month), that’s what we’ll do.
Now there’s a couple good photo/video editing builds I can think of, but when it comes to price to performance, I think the $1,000 – $1,400 range definitely provides the most bang for the buck, so today we’ll be doing a build that fits right into the $1,400 budget. Those [...]
Armed and dangerous is the only way to describe the new series of desktop gaming systems from CyberPower Inc., which will feature Intel’s latest Extreme Edition Core i7-3970X CPU.
The Intel Core i7- 3970X Extreme Edition gets world’s fastest bragging rights with its base clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a Turbo Boost 2.0 performance of 4.0 GHz. It will be the featured CPU in CyberPowerPC’s top-of-the-line Fang III Black Mamba which is also equipped with a pair of the “world’s fastest” single GPU GTX 680 graphics card in SLI mode.
The combination of the Intel X79 Express chipset with the unlocked Intel Core i7- [...]
CyberPower Inc., a global manufacturer of custom gaming computers, today announced the Zeus Storm series – a powerful trio of desktop gaming computers equipped with cutting edge processors from Intel and AMD, godly NVIDIA and AMD graphics, and a host of performance peripherals that will prompt your opponents to batten down the hatches and take cover.
A “storm” is coming and CyberPowerPC does not want gamers to be left out in the cold. The Zeus Storm series includes three models that stand ready to battle. Customers can select from the Zeus Storm 1000 with 8-Core [...]