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
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
I’m the first to admit that I’m a little late to the table with this write-up. The original 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?
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.
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
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.
Intels i9 announcement this year felt like it pretty much came out of nowhere, and whilst everyone was expecting Intel to refresh its enthusiast range, I suspect few people anticipated quite the spread of chips that have been announced over the recent months. So here we are looking at the first entry to Intel’s new … Continue reading Intel i9 7900X First Look