Intel Launches Alder Lake-HX Series Core Processors: 55W and PCIe 5.0 For High-End Mobile

Intel today is announcing a new range of mobile 12th Gen Core family processors designed for enthusiast and desktop-replacement class laptops, the Alder Lake-HX series. Focusing on the more...

54 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/10/2022

AMD Announces Ryzen 5000 C-Series For High-End Chromebooks

In September 2020, AMD released its Ryzen 3000 C-series for Chromebooks, a line up of budget-priced chips based on the 12nm Picasso (Ryzen+) architecture that featured up to 4...

40 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/5/2022

DDR5 Demystified - Feat. Samsung DDR5-4800: A Look at Ranks, DPCs, and Do Manufacturers Matter?

The hottest advancement in memory technology for desktop computers in recent years is undoubtedly the release of DDR5 memory and Intel's 12th Gen Core series of processors. Not only...

68 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/7/2022

The Intel Core i7-12700K and Core i5-12600K Review: High Performance For the Mid-Range

Since Intel announced and launched its 12th Gen Core series of CPUs in to the market, we've reviewed both the flagship Core i9-12900K, as well as the entry-level (but...

196 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/29/2022

AMD Releases Milan-X CPUs With 3D V-Cache: EPYC 7003 Up to 64 Cores and 768 MB L3 Cache

There's been a lot of focus on how both Intel and AMD are planning for the future in packaging their dies to increase overall performance and mitigate higher manufacturing...

64 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/21/2022

The Intel W680 Chipset Overview: Alder Lake Workstations Get ECC Memory and Overclocking Support

Earlier this month Intel quietly launched its W680 chipset, the company's workstation-focused chipset for its 12th Gen Core (Alder Lake) processors. Unlike the current generation of consumer desktop chipsets...

75 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/9/2022

AMD Announces Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 WX-Series: Zen 3 For OEM Workstations

In 2020, AMD released a new series of workstation-focused processors under its Threadripper umbrella, aptly named the Threadripper Pro series. These chips were essentially true workstation versions of AMD's...

34 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/8/2022

The Intel Core i3-12300 Review: Quad-Core Alder Lake Shines

Just over a month ago Intel pulled the trigger on the rest of its 12th generation "Alder Lake" Core desktop processors, adding no fewer than 22 new chips. This...

142 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/3/2022

Lenovo Announces The ThinkPad X13s Laptop, Powered By Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3

During the MWC 2022 trade show in Barcelona, Lenovo unveiled the first laptop powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chip, the ThinkPad X13s. Using a passively-cooled design...

52 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/1/2022

Bitspower Quietly Launches its First Ever Air CPU Cooler, The Phantom

More known for its custom water cooling components, Bitspower has released its first-ever air-based CPU cooler, the Phantom. Designed for the entry-level market, the Phantom includes a single 120...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/28/2022

The GIGABYTE Z690 Aorus Master Mobo Review: 10GbE Rounds Out A Premium Board

The latest motherboard to grace our test bench is the GIGABYTE Z690 Aorus Master, which hails from its Aorus gaming series and sits just one step below its Aorus...

37 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/25/2022

EVGA Unleashes Z690 Dark K|NGP|N Edition Motherboard: Alder Lake Goes Extreme

Although these long, cold, and dark nights are starting to come to an end, EVGA has launched its darkest and most devilish desktop motherboard to date, the EVGA Z690...

25 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/18/2022

Crucial Ballistix Memory Goes End-of-Life, Micron Realigns its DRAM Strategy

Underscoring the fast-paced nature of the computer hardware market, Micron this week has decided to discontinue all of its current Crucial Ballistix memory products. The move to end-of-life (EOL...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/17/2022

G.Skill Blitzes DDR5 World Record With Trident Z5 at DDR5-8888

For users buying a memory kit of DDR5, if they want to adhere to Intel specifications, will buy a DDR5-4800 kit. Though through XMP, there are other faster kits...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/25/2022

The MSI MEG Z690 Unify (DDR5) Motherboard Review: The All-Black Option

With the Unify, we are looking at a premium model with support for DDR5 memory, but it doesn't feature any RGB LED lighting. The MSI MEG Z690 Unify represents...

19 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/18/2022

CES 2022: ASUS Unveils ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard

During CES 2022, ASUS announced its H670, B660, and H610 motherboards designed for Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake processors. Among the launch of five new ROG Strix models for...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/7/2022

CES 2022: ASUS Announces TUF Dash F15 Laptop, Alder Lake with TB4 Connectivity

It has been a busy CES 2022 for laptop and notebook manufacturers, with many new Intel and AMD mobile processors being announced and NVIDIA's latest GeForce RTX 30 series...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/7/2022

CES 2022: Colorful Announces Three Micro-ATX B660 Motherboards

During CES 2022, Colorful has unveiled three new micro-ATX motherboards based on Intel's latest B660 chipset. Featuring support for Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake processors, the Colorful CVN B660M...

4 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/7/2022

CES 2022: GIGABYTE Announces B660 Aorus Master Motherboards

During CES 2022, GIGABYTE unveiled many B660 and H610 motherboards designed for Intel's latest Alder Lake processors. Perhaps the most interesting and 'premium' of these is the GIGABYTE B660...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2022

CES 2022: ASRock Unveils Z690 Aqua and Z690 Aqua OC Motherboards

At CES 2022, ASRock has announced two premium and limited edition Z690 motherboards. The ASRock Z690 Aqua and Z690 Aqua OC motherboards both boast impressive specifications, including a custom...

1 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2022

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