Based on AMD’s optimized 7nm node and utilizing the Zen 2 processor architecture, the new Ryzen 3000XT series starts at $249 with the Ryzen 5 3600XT. The family includes upgraded configurations like the $399 Ryzen 7 3800XT and the premium $499 Ryzen 9 3900XT. Unlike the standard non-XT Ryzen 3000 processors, the XT chips gain up to a 200 MHz boost in clock speeds thanks to refinements to the 7nm node to squeeze out more performance, AMD claims. … [Read more...] about AMD’s 12-core Ryzen 3900XT claims a 47% performance boost over Intel’s best
The Pentium Silver J6005 leads the way for desktop Jasper Lake parts. The quad-core part seemingly rocks a 2 GHz base clock and 3.3 GHz boost clock. In comparison to the existing Pentium Silver J5040, the Jasper Lake chip only shows a 100 MHz increase in boost clock speeds. … [Read more...] about Intel Jasper Lake CPUs Allegedly Uncovered
Booting your PC can either go by in a few blinks of an eye or take up to minutes for those poor souls still booting off of an archaic HDD. These days we often take for granted how quickly our systems respond to our requests now that SSDs are prevalent. Through both UEFI optimizations as well as SSDs, we no longer have to dread long wait times that plagued our HDD experiences a decade ago. However, even one of the best SSDs can only do so much to speed up your user experience if the underlying hardware is the bottleneck. … [Read more...] about Which PC Boots Up and Shuts Down Faster: AMD or Intel?
The spectacular packaging is only the eye-candy. The real icing on the cake is the included free PC copy of Marvel's Avengers gaming bundle that holds a $59.99 value. In addition to the game and dibs on the future DLC, the bundle includes in-game goodies in the shape of Intel-exclusive Hero outfits, including Black Widow's Star-Spangled Outfit, Hulk's Unbreakable Outfit, Iron Man's Relic Armor Outfit, Ms. Marvel's Insta-Fab Outfit and Thor's Dwarven Forged Outfit. … [Read more...] about Intel Core i9-10850K Avengers Edition Goes On Sale For $469.99
Intel has no plans to bring Tiger Lake to its lineup of desktop chips, but we have already seen the first new Tiger Lake NUCs emerge from ASRock. Naturally, eight core models will also work their way into the NUC lineups, and given their pairing with the Xe graphics engine, they could prove to pack a decent performance punch for compact desktop PCs. … [Read more...] about Intel Makes it Official: Eight Core Tiger Lake Chips Coming