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AMD Ryzen 7-1800X Overclocked to 5.20 GHz with LN2 and All Eight Cores Enabled

AMD’s Ryzen series processors promise to return to high CPU market, and enthusiast/ overclockers are very excited to take their hands on their Ryzen chip. Now reportedly, a Ryzen 7-1800X sample has achieved 5.20 GHz with liquid nitrogen cooling, and more importantly, not having to disable any cores to stabilize the OC. The 5201.07 MHz overclock, obtained by cranking...

Only AMD’s X370 Chipset Will Support NVIDIA’s SLI

Apparently, only AMD's top-of-the-line X370 chipset will support NVIDIA's SLI technology. The mid-range B350 chipset lacks SLI support but retains CrossFire compatibility, while the low-end A320 chipset will not have any support for multi-GPU technologies. While this may seem a move by AMD to purposely gimp NVIDIA products on its platforms, it stands to reason that even enthusiasts tend...

AMD Radeon Vega GPU Power Connectors Revealed

We first saw the Vega graphics card at CES 2017, but at that time we only saw the front left side and the right side was covered by black tape to hide the power connectors. Now at the AMD Ryzen launch event, the demo system was running a Radeon Vega graphics card with an AMD Ryzen 7-1800X. The Vega...

AMD Ryzen “Spire” and “Wraith max” stock coolers will be good enough

We previously reported that Ryzen CPUs would come with new Wraith coolers, now we have a new leaked that have more details on AMD's new "Wraith Max" and Ryzen "Spire" stock coolers, which promise to give AMD's Ryzen CPUs an enhanced "stock cooling" experience. AMD's new "Wraith Max" cooler will support a max thermal design of 140W, which will allow...

Intel announced Cannonlake CPUs with having a 15%+ performance increase over Kaby Lake

Intel so scared of Ryzen that they announced information on Cannonlake CPUs so early where the Cannonlake Core-8000 series CPUs still a year way. During Intel's annual investors day, Intel announced that their 8th Generation Cannonlake CPUs with have a 15%+ performance increase over Kaby Lake. The new Cannonlake will be built on the 14nm+ with new architecture and expected...

Intel Core i7-7740K and i5-7640K Codenamed “Kaby Lake-X,” with higher TDP and no IGP

Intel preparing to fight AMD Ryzen with two new quad-core processors, the Core i7-7740K and the Core i5-7640K. The new CPUs are based on a refined silicon codenamed "Kaby Lake-X." compare to current i7-7700K and i5-7600K which is based on "Kaby Lake-S." The new CPUs reputedly have higher TDP around 100W to 112W, which is much higher than top...

Intel CPUs may use AMD GPU and could launch in 2017

Back in December, there are rumors come out that Intel has come to an agreement with AMD to use Radeon iGPUs to power future Intel CPUs. The report first came out from HardOCP's Kyle Bennet, back in May he has reported that the AMD's Radeon Technology Group (RTG) was in talks with Intel about supplying graphics IP for use future...

List of AMD’s Ryzen CPU lineup with Intel Computing CPUs

AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU lineup details have been leaked with 17 different SKUs based on core count and clock frequencies that range from 3.0GHz to 3.6GHz. Below are a list of Ryzen CPU models and their nearest Intel competitor. Right now we don’t know if these CPUs have iGPUs and how performance competitors or price competitors or a mixture of...

AMD discuss on upcoming AM4 motherboards at AMD Meet the Experts

At AMD Meet the Experts, AMD showcase some of its AIB partners upcoming AM4 motherboards and there features.

MSI’s M.2 Shield has been found to negative effect on SSD temperatures

GamersNexus has tested MSI's M.2 Shield thermal impact on M.2 SSDs and find out that M.2 Shield has actually had a negative effect on an M.2 SSD's thermal performance raise SSD temperatures instead of lowering them like advertised. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIkWnnDjhkk As you can see from ‘GamerNexus' video on MSI's "Heat Shield", were they showcases several design flaws on the product, which uses...

Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 looks fantastic in leaked promotional videos

We are just a few months away from Samsung launching its new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge smartphones, and finally, we are seeing some leaks that seem to indicate how the next the flagship smartphone coming from the South Korean electronics giant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GetTzSSaTf0 It looks like the new Galaxy S8 will feature a beautiful edge-to-edge display that is sure to...

Intel’s Skylake and Kaby Lake-based Systems Vulnerable to USB Exploit

Researchers from Positive Technologies have released information, which documents vulnerabilities in Intel's Skylake and Kaby Lake series processors' handling of USB 3.0-based debugging - which could be used to attack, corrupt, and even subvert a user's system. According to this report, the vulnerability allows attackers to bypass typical security mechanisms - both at the hardware and at the OS level...

AMD’s Vega 10 Demo GPU caught on camera at CES 2017

Linus from LinusTechTips has been given the opportunity to have a look at AMD's Vega 10 Pre-production GPU, confirming that the GPU is using HBM and that AMD's CES Demo was running on a standard air-based GPU cooler and it’s small like Fury X card. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8tDaPLHxiE At the video, you can see that the back of the GPU has no traces...

Raja Koduri gets interviewed by PCWorld about VEGA

Just a few days ago PCWorld had an interesting interview with Raja Koduri about Vega ‘architecture preview’ where they try to get some more info on Vega GPU. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwcUMZLvjYw One of the big things in Vega architecture preview were High-Bandwidth Cache & Controller. What sort of benefit can gamers expect from this technology? If game requires 4GB of VRAM, in...

GIGABYTE Showcased Socket AM4 Motherboards at CES 2017

GIGABYTE showered four socket AM4 motherboards at CES 2017. These motherboards are designed for the upcoming AMD Ryzen processors and 7th gen. A-series APUs. The first motherboard is GIGABYTE Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 featuring RGB LED lighting, 10-phase CPU VRM design, four reinforced DDR4 DIMM slots, and two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x8/x8 when both are populated). The third x16...

Vega GPU spotted at CES 2017

An AMD Vega GPU has been showcased at CES 2017, confirming that the GPU has two HBM memory stacks and a die size of around 520-540mm². Which means AMD’s Vega 10 GPU similar in size to AMD's older R9 Fury X GPU, which was 596mm² in size and significantly larger than Polaris 10 which was 232mm² in size. Also,...

AMD Announces Radeon Vega GPU Architecture

AMD has announced its Vega architecture, the name of Vega is the come from α Lyr, a star located some 25 light years from our Sun the scientific community has regarded as being the "second most important star in the sky after the Sun." Over the centuries, data from observing this star has been used to make significant discoveries...

Intel’s Core family retired in 2019 with Tiger Lake, and next-gen x86 architecture coming in 2020

According to rumors, Intel may retire its Core family of processors with Tiger Lake in 2019. After the Tiger Lake, Intel will move to new more efficient, faster approach to the x86 architecture. Bitsandchips.it is reporting that Intel's next CPU family will be similar to what AMD has done with its Zen architecture, blending in power consumption/performance /price - and...

Old CPU coolers will not be compatible with AMD’s new AM4 socket

The new AM4 CPU socket looks similar but not same size as the previous sockets, so the old CPU cooler which supported AM3+ will not fit on AMD's upcoming AM4 CPU socket, making it difficult to use older CPU coolers on the new platform. AMD didn’t change their CPU coolers mounts for a long time now, AMD current mounting solutions...

Intel i7 7700K TIM replacement results in 26 degrees’ lower temps

Benchmarker, RichUK, had posted that new Intel Kaby Lake i7 7700K running at 5.0GHz before and he also replaced Intel's stock TIM, with thermals lowering by a maximum of 30 degrees. His i7 7700K was benchmarked on a Z170 motherboard, with the overclocker being able to run the CPU at 5.0GHz at 1.344v when using an NZXT Kraken X62. RichUK...

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