The stage is set for the CPU Core War 2018

12th June 2018 by Antony Leather

Intel has announced a 28-core monolithic CPU, and AMD has upped the ante with a 32-core Threadripper, but who will win?

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Is M.2 SSD support on AMD motherboards causing confusion?

23rd May 2018 by Antony Leather

X470 motherboards have a huge variation in M.2 port speeds and SATA support, so much so that they risk confusing potential owners.

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Has AMD made overclocking Ryzen CPUs pointless?

17th May 2018 by Antony Leather

Precision Boost 2, XFR 2, and Precision Boost Overdrive mean that AMD has made big strides in closing the gap between itself and Intel in lightly-threaded tasks, but do these new boosting algorithms make overclocking redundant?

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Coffee Lake now costs less, but is Intel doing enough to win the low-end?

11th April 2018 by Antony Leather

Cheaper Coffee Lake-compatible chipsets and motherboards have arrived, but has AMD stolen a march on Intel ?

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Frequency boosting could be the hot CPU topic of 2018

5th April 2018 by Antony Leather

With tweaked versions of AMD's Precision Boost and XFR coming with Ryzen 2nd Generation CPUs and Intel removing all-core boost specifications from its specifications, could this year's fight be all about boost frequencies?

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Case and motherboard manufacturers need to keep up with storage

26th March 2018 by Antony Leather

Cases have too many SSD mounts, and motherboard M.2 ports should support SATA and PCIe SSDs - and I'm just getting started.

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When a PC case mod isn't a case mod

23rd Feb. 2018 by Antony Leather

Water-cooled PCs are a hot topic and a big focus for marketing budgets, but they shouldn't be confused with case mods.

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Are Intel's CPU offerings weak despite Coffee Lake's success?

18th Jan. 2018 by Antony Leather

Intel has work to do in 2018: AMD is strong at the low end and the Core i7-8700K is bettered by Ryzen 7 in some benchmarks despite costing a lot a more.

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Intel might be planning eight-core desktop CPUs but AMD will still be strong in 2018

13th Dec. 2017 by Antony Leather

2018 looks set for more CPU battles with AMD refining its Ryzen CPUs and Zen core and Intel posed to release low-end chipsets and eight-core mainstream CPUs.

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Is Intel’s CPU line-up really a mess?

17th Nov. 2017 by Antony Leather

Intel has more powerful CPUs than ever, but are the blurred lines between mainstream and high-end desktop too fuzzy and making some models pointless?

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Mod of the Month April 2019 in Association with Corsair

May 8 2019 | 13:30