Uh… Wha… No… How on…!?! THIS DEAL IS INSANE!!!

Ryzen 5 2600X CPU

UPDATE: That deal went quick! However, the current price of $174.99 is still ridiculous. You just have to wait till the 16th for stock.

I say it again, “This deal is insane!” My brain broke when I saw this. AMD tweeted about the best selling processor on Amazon. Naturally, Ryzen is going to be the object of the tweet. The processor was the famed 2600X. While a 9600K is a slightly better gaming CPU, the 2600X is a bit better for heavier multitasking. Streamers and content creators would get a bit more use from the extra cores. When I saw that price though, I couldn’t determine if I was living in reality anymore. Continue reading “Uh… Wha… No… How on…!?! THIS DEAL IS INSANE!!!”

Ryzen 5 3600X Will Rule Gaming PCs

AMD Ryzen Featured

If the Rumors are True

Leaks are coming around about AMD’s 3rd gen of Ryzen CPUs. If the specs are accurate on the 3600X, I see Ryzen 5 being the ultimate processor for gaming systems. Here’s what we know for sure right now. Not only is AMD going to be using the 7nm manufacturing process, but this is a true architectural update. The Ryzen 2000 series was just a refresh of the first release. With the 3000 series, we’ll actually see what is likely to be a whole new Ryzen. Continue reading “Ryzen 5 3600X Will Rule Gaming PCs”

Specs Leak on AMD Threadripper 2990WX is Just Insane

AMD Threadripper

Update: Pre-Orders Available, Official Name

AMD just announced that the 2nd gen Threadripper series is available for pre-order. We also have an official name for the flagship chip, the 2990WX. I am not gonna lie here. I don’t understand the addition of the “W” there. Still, the important news is that crazy Cinebench score. According to the press release, the flagship CPU scored 7618 when overclocked to 5.1 GHz. This isn’t the chip for everyone’s gaming PC, but it’s  great for professionals. Deep down inside, we all probably want one though. Continue reading “Specs Leak on AMD Threadripper 2990WX is Just Insane”

Could New AMD SUBOR with Ryzen/Vega Come to SFF?

AMD Subor Ryzen Vega SFF News

ChinaJoy Say What?

The SUBOR announcement is something you would think would make a huge splash. AMD has a new gaming console? That’s big news! That said, announcing a new console at ChinaJoy may not mean a whole lot to you. It might help if I told you that this particular trade show is the largest gaming and digital entertainment show in Asia. The company is actually called Subor, but the console appears to have the same name. This is a new gaming PC expected to launch later this year in China. Continue reading “Could New AMD SUBOR with Ryzen/Vega Come to SFF?”

Why is Intel Ditching Hyper-Threading on 9700K?

Intel Logo

9700K and 9th Gen Specs

Leaks are coming out showing what we can expect from Intel’s latest generation of CPUs, particularly with the 9700K. The first confusing item to wrap our heads around is that this CPU isn’t the flagship anymore. That honor will go to the i9-9900K, an 8 core / 16 thread chip with boost clocks reaching 5.0GHz. Wasn’t the i9 the high-end desktop (HEDT) series? It was. Now it’s part of the mainstream segment as well. Considering the 9900K has 8 cores, it would be natural to assume the 9700K would retain 6 cores and 12 threads. The reality is we’ll have an 8 core / 8 thread CPU on our hands. While it appears to boast an impressive boost speed of 4.9 GHz, the loss of Hyper-Threading is a bit of a surprise. Continue reading “Why is Intel Ditching Hyper-Threading on 9700K?”