Best CPUs for Gaming: Holiday 2022

As we head into the Black Friday period, there's an abundance of new desktop CPUs from both AMD and Intel to select from. The two big launches for 2022...

41 by Gavin Bonshor 6 days ago

AMD RDNA 3 GPU Unveil "together we advance_gaming” Live Blog (1pm PT/20:00 UTC)

Following hot on the heels of AMD’s major CPU launch of the year – the Zen 4 architecture and Ryzen 7000 family – today AMD will be giving their...

17 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 11/3/2022

Best AMD Motherboards: Holiday 2022

It has been a busy couple of months for both Intel and AMD, as well as their partner motherboard manufacturers. The release of AMD's latest Ryzen 7000 series processors...

12 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/3/2022

Intel Core i9-13900K and i5-13600K Review: Raptor Lake Brings More Bite

Today marks the release of Intel’s 13th Gen Core series, codenamed Raptor Lake. The first models to be unleashed into retail channels are all overclockable parts, with six SKUs...

167 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/20/2022

NZXT Unveils N7 Z790 Motherboard for Intel 13th Gen Core Series

With a lot of news and info dropping on Intel's latest Z790 chipset using the LGA1700 socket, NZXT has pulled the trigger and announced its N7 Z790 motherboard. Available...

17 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/27/2022

Intel Innovation 2022 Keynote: Live Blog (9am PT, 4pm UTC)

It's time again for another Intel event, Intel Innovation 2022. With plenty of tech things to reveal to the world ranging from AI, client computing, and data center/cloud computing...

23 by Gavin Bonshor & Ryan Smith on 9/27/2022

AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 5 7600X Review: Retaking The High-End

During AMD’s ‘together we advance_PCs’ event at the end of August, the company unveiled its Ryzen 7000 series of desktop processors, with four SKUs aimed at the mid-range and...

206 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 9/26/2022

AMD Launches Mendocino APUs: Zen 2-based Ryzen and Athlon 7020 Series with RDNA 2 Graphics

Even though the main focus this month has been on AMD's upcoming launch of its Ryzen 7000 desktop series processors based on the Zen 4 architecture, AMD is also...

50 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/20/2022

ASRock Announces New AM5 BIOS Design, Promises Faster Booting Times

In preparation for AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors, which will launch on September 27th, ASRock has announced that it has developed a new BIOS for its AM5 motherboards. ASRock...

27 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/9/2022

MSI Unveils X670 Pricing Ahead of AMD Ryzen 7000 Launch, Starting at $290

Ahead of the launch of AMD's latest Ryzen 7000 processors, which will hit retail shelves on September 27th, MSI unveiled pricing on four of its X670/X670E motherboards. Given the...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/8/2022

The MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WIFI (DDR5) Motherboard Review: A Decent Mid-Ranged Z690

As we near the end of Intel's 12th Gen (Alder Lake) life cycle, its 13th Gen Core series is expected to be due by the end of the year...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/8/2022

AMD EXPO Memory Technology: One Click Overclocking Profiles For Ryzen 7000

During AMD's 'together we advance_PCs event, the company unveiled its latest Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors to the world, as well as its AM5 platforms, including X670E, X670, B650E...

34 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/30/2022

AMD Announces B650 Extreme Chipset for Ryzen 7000: PCIe 5.0 For Mainstream

Over the last couple of months, the rumor mill surrounding AMD's impending Ryzen 7000 processors for desktops has been in overdrive. Although Lisa Su unveiled Zen 4 back at...

24 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/29/2022

AMD Ryzen 7000 "together we advance_PCs” Live Blog (7pm ET/23:00 UTC)

At long last the date is here. AMD this evening will be broadcasting their "together we advance_PCs” event, which will be focused around the upcoming launch of their next-generation...

45 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/29/2022

ASUS Unveils Crosshair X670E Gene, Premium Micro-ATX AM5 Motherboard for Ryzen 7000

Over the years, multiple motherboards have captivated the market at various price points. Models like the Hero and the Formula are staples of ASUS's premium but popular ROG-themed offerings...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/23/2022

Best Intel Motherboards: August 2022

While the competition between Intel and AMD set to bring about another era of strong competition in the coming months, there's still plenty of superb performance to be had...

0 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/18/2022

The Intel Core i9-12900KS Review: The Best of Intel's Alder Lake, and the Hottest

As far as top-tier CPU SKUs go, Intel's Core i9-12900KS processor sits in noticeably sharp In contrast to the launch of AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor with 96 MB...

57 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/29/2022

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Review: 96 MB of L3 3D V-Cache Designed For Gamers

The level of competition in the desktop CPU market has rarely been as intensive as it has been over the last couple of years. When AMD brought its Ryzen...

125 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/30/2022

ASRock Releases Raptor Lake BIOS Updates For Its 600 Series Motherboards

While Intel has yet to officially announce its next (13th) generation of Core processors, this isn't stopping motherboard manufacturers from releasing products for them. Always eager to slide ahead...

3 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/29/2022

AMD Updates Ryzen Embedded Series, R2000 Series With up to Four Cores and Eight Threads

One area of AMD's portfolio that perhaps doesn't garner the same levels of attention as its desktop, mobile, and server products is its embedded business. In early 2020, AMD...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/22/2022

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