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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X CPU Review: A Fantastic Alternative To Intel

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X CPU Review: A Fantastic Alternative To Intel After years of anticipating their release, it’s hard for me to believe that AMD’s Zen-based Ryzen CPUs only arrived a month ago.As we begin to recover from the roller coaster ride that was Ryzen 7, we now have Ryzen 5 to address.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU overclocked to 5.9GHz with all threads enabled

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU overclocked to 5.9GHz with all threads enabled It turns out that with the right cooling AMD’s new Ryzen CPUs can be overclocked very well indeed.Although 4GHz tends to be the rough barrier for air cooled Ryzen CPUs, one overclocker has given a Ryzen 5 1600X processor a bath in liquid nitrogen and with that cryogenic fluid in place, he was able to clock it as high as 5.

Flashing your RX 480 GPU to an RX 580 BIOS is a really bad idea

Flashing your RX 480 GPU to an RX 580 BIOS is a really bad idea According to Overclock3D, some users are flashing their older RX 480s with an updated RX 580 BIOS and discovering that this can work as well.There are two major problems with flashing an RX 480 to behave like an RX 580.

Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected

Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected Meanwhile, Intel will reportedly launch its Coffee Lake refresh in August of this year rather than waiting until January 2018.The current 6xxx HEDT chips are built on Broadwell and support the older X99 chipset, which first debuted in 2014.

AMD Updates Ryzen's Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver

AMD Updates Ryzen's Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver Now, the company has released a new chipset driver that will add and automatically activate a power profile that gives Ryzen more control over its own power states.The problem initially occurred because of a mismatch in how AMD’s SenseMI technology operates compared with Windows’ native power management.

Intel Will Rebrand Xeons, Preps Gold, Platinum Workstation Processors

Intel Will Rebrand Xeons, Preps Gold, Platinum Workstation Processors Marketing materials need to be updated, and additional explanations prepared for when the new naming system and new products both go live.As for the naming scheme itself, Intel appears to be jettisoning all reference to model types in favor of precious metals — Xeon Gold and Xeon Platinum.

How to overclock your CPU without setting your computer on fire

How to overclock your CPU without setting your computer on fire If you want to get serious power out of your processor, you might want to invest in some high quality cooling.Most AMD chips can be overclocked, while only two series of Intel chips can be overclocked.

Upcoming Nvidia Driver Will Enable Netflix 4K Streaming, Sort Of

Upcoming Nvidia Driver Will Enable Netflix 4K Streaming, Sort Of Over the past year, it’s often seemed as if Microsoft and Netflix have done everything they could possibly do to prevent 4K streaming on PCs.While 4K started rolling out on Netflix several years ago, only a handful of smart TVs were supported.

Intel Responds to Core i7-7700K Overheating Issue, Cluelessly Suggests We Stop Overclocking

Intel Responds to Core i7-7700K Overheating Issue, Cluelessly Suggests We Stop Overclocking Some owners of Intel Core i7-7700 and i7-7700K chips have been complaining for months about mysterious temperature spikes, and now Intel has responded.Multiple users have been noticing unusual temperature spikes as high as 90 degrees Celsius.

Qualcomm Announces New Snapdragon 630, 600 Midrange SoCs

Qualcomm Announces New Snapdragon 630, 600 Midrange SoCs Device coverage in the smartphone world tends to focus on high-end products, rather than midrange or upper midrange hardware.Qualcomm’s new upper-midrange and midrange Snapdragon 600 refreshes were announced today, and both parts are a solid improvement over their predecessors.

How L1 and L2 CPU Caches Work, and Why They're an Essential Part of Modern Chips

How L1 and L2 CPU Caches Work, and Why They're an Essential Part of Modern Chips This is where the L2 cache comes into play — while it’s slower, it’s also much larger.This chart shows the relationship between an L1 cache with a constant hit rate, but a larger L2 cache.

Intel Puts the Kibosh on Reports It Will License AMD GPU Technology

Intel Puts the Kibosh on Reports It Will License AMD GPU Technology But as far as GPU performance is concerned, outside its models with EDRAM, AMD is still considered to have an overall edge.In a statement sent to Barrons, Intel stated, “The recent rumors that Intel has licensed AMD’s graphics technology are untrue.

Dell Launches AMD-Powered All-in-Ones, Gaming Desktops

Dell Launches AMD-Powered All-in-Ones, Gaming Desktops The consumer DIY market, while important, is only a fraction the size of the market Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus, and other PC vendors collectively command.At Computex this week, Dell and AMD jointly announced a new set of systems that will feature AMD’s Ryzen CPUs and some of the company’s recently launched RX 500 GPUs as well.

AMD Cuts Ryzen 7 Prices, Readies Threadripper CPU Lineup

AMD Cuts Ryzen 7 Prices, Readies Threadripper CPU Lineup It’s not clear yet if the current price trimming is permanent or not, but Tech Report reports that the Ryzen 7 1700 has gotten trimmed from $329 to $315, the Ryzen 7 1700X has dropped to $350 from $399, and the Ryzen 7 1800X is dropping from $500 to $460.CPU prices have been static for so long, it’s easy to forget that these kinds of periodic price cuts used to be the norm.

Noctua Unveils Cooler Designs With Improved Midrange Performance

Noctua Unveils Cooler Designs With Improved Midrange Performance Noctua is one of the best cooler manufacturers on the market, with an impressive array of hardware solutions for virtually every type of case or environment.While its new fans don’t improve performance at peak airflow or pressure, the company was able to substantially improve performance at midrange RPMs.

Gaming: The incredible value of Ryzen™ 5 Pr... | Community

Gaming: The incredible value of  Ryzen™ 5 Pr... | Community It’s been about a month since the AMD Ryzen™ 5 processors launched, and we’re celebrating that anniversary with a brief little roundup of the greatest things said about these award-winning chips.And that brings us to today’s topic: with six cores and 12 threads, or four cores and eight threads, Ryzen 5 processors are fantastic gaming CPUs with a little extra “oomph” on the side for all those times you need to do anything beyond gaming.

Intel Quietly Threatens Microsoft, Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation

Intel Quietly Threatens Microsoft, Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation Enforcement actions have been unnecessary in recent years because other companies have respected Intel’s intellectual property rights.However, there have been reports that some companies may try to emulate Intel’s proprietary x86 ISA without Intel’s authorization.

GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET

GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET Now, GlobalFoundries is making a serious push of its own with early 7nm technology availability and volume production currently planned for the back half of 2018.That’s the news from Saratoga today, where GF announced that its 7nm LP node (LP = Leading Performance) is ready for partners to begin planning their designs.

Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It's Not Intel's Best Gaming CPU

Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It's Not Intel's Best Gaming CPU We’re still working on our review, but the overall performance level of the new CPUs looks fairly solid.There’s one important thing to keep in mind, however: High core count CPUs, generally speaking, are not the best gaming chips you can buy.