Ryzen Memory testing for audio, does it make an impact?

Today we take another look at the Ryzen chipset and discuss further optimization’s. Memory is always a question that comes up and historically it hasn’t really had an impact for audio, where the bottleneck in performance often ends up being elsewhere in the setup. Even with the previous generations on Ryzen where the optimal memory … Continue reading Ryzen Memory testing for audio, does it make an impact?

AMD Ryzen 3600, 3700X & 3900X DaWBench tested – 3 is it the magic number?

The AMD Ryzen 3000 series has been well anticipated and in fact the last time there was this much buzz around a release, it was quite possibly the first Ryzen generation a couple of years back. At that time we saw the platform pull AMD back into the limelight and whilst the results were mixed … Continue reading AMD Ryzen 3600, 3700X & 3900X DaWBench tested – 3 is it the magic number?

Ryzen Generation 2: 2600X & 2700X On The Testbench

Looking back over the rather hectic first few months of 2018 in the PC industry, it’s clear that a lot has changed since the last CPU benchmark session late last year. In the space of 6 months, we’ve seen security concerns and the resulting software patches swing windows performance back and forth as they’ve arrived … Continue reading Ryzen Generation 2: 2600X & 2700X On The Testbench

AMD Ryzen First Look For Audio

Ryzen is finally with us and it is quite possibly one of the most anticipated chipset launches in years, with initial reports and leaked benchmarks tending to show the whole platform in very favourable light. However when it comes to pro audio handling we tend to have different concerns over performance requirements, than tends to … Continue reading AMD Ryzen First Look For Audio

ThreadRippers 2990WX & 2950X on the bench: Just a little bit of history repeating?

I’m the first to admit that I’m a little late to the table with this write-up. The originalĀ 2990WX sample arrived whilst I was on leave and was quickly placed into a video rig and sent out for review, meaning I’ve had to locate another one at a later date. Along with that, I’m honestly a … Continue reading ThreadRippers 2990WX & 2950X on the bench: Just a little bit of history repeating?

First Look At The Intel 8700K As The i7 Range Gets A Caffeine Injection.

I’ll be honest, as far as this chipset naming scheme goes it feels that we might be starting to run out of sensible candidates. The Englishman in me wants to eschew this platform completely and hold out for the inevitable lake of Tea that is no doubt on the way. But alas the benchmarking has bean … Continue reading First Look At The Intel 8700K As The i7 Range Gets A Caffeine Injection.

First look at the AMD Threadripper 1920X & 1950X

Another month and another chip round up, with them still coming thick and fast, hitting the shelves at almost an unprecedented rate. AMD’s Ryzen range arrived with us towards the end of Q1 this year and its impact upon the wider market sent shockwaves through computer industry for the first time for in well over the … Continue reading First look at the AMD Threadripper 1920X & 1950X

Casting an eye over the Intel i7 Skylake X editions.

Following on from our first look at the i9 7900X, we’ve now had a chance to take a look over a few more interesting chips from this enthusiast class range refresh.  We have before us today two more chips with the first being the i7 7800X which is the replacement for the older 6800K, once … Continue reading Casting an eye over the Intel i7 Skylake X editions.