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AMD Ryzen 8000G: preliminary lineup and graphics performance

As the announcement of Ryzen 8000G hybrid chips for the Socket AM5 desktop platform approaches, more and more leaks about the upcoming series of AMD APUs are coming. This time, the Persian trading platform Sakhtafzarmag became the source of preliminary information with technical specifications. The future APUs will be based ... Read more

ASUS announces Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD with M.2 connector for NVMe drives

ASUS has officially launched its latest development with interesting functionality. The Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD graphics card is equipped with an M.2 slot and allows you to connect a high-speed NVMe drive. This concept was first shown by the developers back in early July, and now the company ... Read more

Here he comes again. Overclocked Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX scores over 200K points in Cinebench R23

We don’t know about current successes in the field of workstations, but the new Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX has already earned overclockers’ favor. As it turned out, the 96-core flagship of the lineup has a remarkable frequency potential, so it was only a matter of time before enthusiasts became particularly ... Read more

Intel Lunar Lake-MX: mobile plans for the future

As Intel prepares for the presentation of the Meteor Lake mobile chip line, slides with architectural and technical features of the next generation processors – Lunar Lake-MX – have been leaked online. The latter will have a TDP of 8-30 W and are designed for systems with low power consumption. ... Read more

Will dual-core Athlon 3000Gs still be relevant at the end of 2023? AMD has no doubt about it

AMD’s recent intentions and actions give no reason to doubt that the company plans to continue supporting the Socket AM4 desktop platform. We recently learned that the manufacturer is going to expand the Ryzen 5000X3D chip line, and now we have information about additional attention to one of the most ... Read more

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX breaks Cinebench records after overclocking and consumes almost 1 kW

The recently introduced Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7000 line of workstation processors surprises with its equipment. The top-of-the-line Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX model has as many as 96 compute cores, 384 MB of L3 cache, 128 PCI-E 5.0 bus lines, and a TDP of 350 watts. An equally impressive price tag ... Read more

Intel Application Optimization improves performance in games, but there are nuances

During the presentation of the 14th Generation Core desktop processors, one of the features of the new CPUs that developers drew attention to was support for Intel Application Optimization (Intel AOP). The mechanism allows you to optimize the load between heterogeneous processor cores to increase performance in games. Immediately after ... Read more

AMD prepares Socket AM4 boost: Ryzen 7 5700X3D and Ryzen 5 5500X3D processors with 96 MB L3

It seems that AMD intends to extend the life cycle of the Socket AM4 platform by increasing the range of chips with 3D V-Cache buffer, which are very good at gaming tasks. New AM4 Ryzen 7 5700X3D and Ryzen 5 5500X3D are coming ? 🧐🧐🧐5700X3D: 8C/16T, 4.1GHz/3.0GHz, 96MB L3 cache,5500X3D: ... Read more

GIGABYTE reveals AMD Ryzen 8000G processors availability dates

Motherboard manufacturers are actively preparing for the release of Ryzen 8000G desktop processors. AMD has preliminarily sent out AGESA microcode to prepare updated BIOS versions supporting the expected APUs. So far, the official launch dates for the new processors for the Socket AM5 platform have not been made public, ... Read more

AMD prepares to release Ryzen 8000G series desktop APUs

AMD plans to update its range of desktop processors by offering a new line of hybrid chips with quite powerful integrated graphics. Future APUs will belong to the Ryzen 8000G line. 【NDA ㊙】AMD 最近更新了 AGESA Combo AM5 PI Firmware,增加了 AM5 APU處理器的支援性。據台灣主機板商向 HKEPC 透露,AMD 已提供 ES 樣品進行測試,並收到消息很大可能命名為 Ryzen 8000G 系列,目前已知有 ... Read more

PC of the month (November 2023)

The second half of autumn is usually a period of price stabilization in the PC component market. The new products presented the day before have been available on online platforms for some time now, and the most impatient buyers have spent a lot of money to please the clever traders. ... Read more

ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-E GAMING WIFI II motherboard review: timely reinforcement

Intel has recently introduced a new line of 14th generation Core desktop processors. The updated series of chips codenamed Raptor Lake Refresh is designed for the existing LGA1700 platform and works with motherboards based on Intel 600/700 chipsets. However, the new enthusiast models with unlocked multipliers have a considerable power ... Read more

First look at the Intel Core i9-14900K: 6 GHz for the people!

Intel has introduced a line of 14th generation Core desktop processors. The chips codenamed Raptor Lake Refresh extend the cadence of the current LGA1700 platform. This time, the update is more like a cosmetic refinement of the previous generation CPU. However, higher frequencies, certain optimizations, and, in some cases, functional ... Read more

Intel has introduced the Intel Arc A580 8GB video card for $179. “Thunderstorm of Authorities” in Full HD mode?

Intel has expanded the range of Intel Arc graphics adapters by officially presenting the Intel Arc A580 model. The video card was announced simultaneously with the older devices in the series, Arc A750 and Arc A770, last fall, but only now is it time for practical implementation. The Intel Arc ... Read more

GeForce RTX 3060 is the most popular video card among Steam users

A few days ago, Steam once again updated the statistics on the use of various hardware platforms by users of the gaming service. Among the tangible changes in September, we can note that the most popular video card is GeForce RTX 3060, which replaced GeForce GTX 1650. “That’s been done ... Read more

Samsung 990 PRO SSD lineup includes a 4TB model

The Korean manufacturer has expanded the Samsung 990 PRO SSD series by adding a 4TB model. The line was introduced a year ago, with 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB devices initially announced. The younger models were available immediately after the announcement, but the most capacious SSD is only now going on ... Read more

Nothing will stop the upgrade, the time for which has come

Regular readers of our site know that my home/work computer has long been outdated and out of step with the standards of today. Usually I do a full system upgrade every 3-4 years, but this time several factors prevented me from upgrading and interrupted the usual PC replacement cycle I’ve ... Read more

PC of the month (September 2023)

The beginning of autumn is a good time for gaming enthusiasts and professionals who need powerful desktop platforms for their work. During the hot summer months, interesting components announced in the spring appeared on the market, and during this period, initial retail prices usually manage to decrease. Promotional offers for ... Read more

MSI introduces GAMING SLIM series graphics cards

MSI has announced a new series of graphics cards based on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 GPUs – GAMING SLIM. While retaining the characteristic features of the already well-known GAMING series models, GAMING SLIM graphics cards are thinner and lighter, providing system build flexibility without sacrificing performance. The GAMING SLIM adapters ... Read more

Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-7200 32 GB memory kit (KF572C38RWK2-32) review

High-speed RAM kits belong to the final optimization devices of powerful platforms. With the appearance of modules of the DDR5 standard, new horizons for tuning their systems have opened up for enthusiasts. Today we have a unique dual-channel kit Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-7200 with a capacity of 32 GB (2×16 ... Read more

MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Ti GAMING X TRIO 8G video card review: is this the middle class now?

Video cards of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti line have been caught at a bad time by users who are generally not satisfied with NVIDIA’s latest actions in the discrete graphics market and directly with the company’s pricing policy regarding GeForce RTX 40xx line devices. An additional reason for criticism ... Read more

ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4070 OC 12GB video card review: keep your gaming balance

Video cards of the GeForce xx70 series from NVIDIA have always aroused increased interest among demanding but moderate gamers. Models of the “seventies” series were usually allowed to go beyond the usual middle class and get more for a moderate surcharge. In the case of the GeForce RTX 40xx, pricing ... Read more

GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16 GB will go on sale on July 18, but even video card manufacturers are skeptical about the success of this model

According to previous plans, NVIDIA will offer a version of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti video card with an increased local memory capacity of up to 16 GB on July 18. It would seem that there is a good occasion for a celebration, however, it seems that even video card ... Read more

GeForce RTX 4060 8 GB test results. What is a $299 video card capable of?

Today, the NDA deadline for the publication of the results of independent performance tests of the next representative of the RTX 4000 line – GeForce RTX 4060 8 GB has finally expired. Preliminary information about the capabilities of the younger model on the GPU with the Ada Lovelace architecture was ... Read more

Kingston KC3000 1024GB drive review: agile servant

The gradual transition of top devices to the category of mass products is quite a common phenomenon for the segment of central processors, although this rarely happens with video cards. However, similar transformations with solid-state drives are something new and therefore interesting. Circumstances in the SSD market have developed in ... Read more