Category: CPUs

AMD A320 vs A520 vs B450 vs B550 Chipset Comparison – Is A520 worth it over the older similarly priced B450?

AMD has finally announced its most affordable option for the current generation of motherboards, but what does it offer over the previous generation or the overclocking friendly B550 chipset? For this comparison, I will ignore the X570 chipset, if you are considering A520 I doubt you will be persuaded with the premium-priced X570. One big advantage of A520 vs B450 & X470 The new affordable A520 motherboards have one significant advantage over previous generations which you may be able to pick up for a similar price. B450 and X470 boards will only official support up to AMD Zen 3/Renoir,...

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AMD Ryzen 7 4700G vs Ryzen 7 3800X & 3700X benchmarks – Same results as 3800X but with a lower TDP

It is expected that AMD will announce the launch of their new Renoir desktop APUs sometime in the near future. Sitting at the top of the pack is the AMD Ryzen 7 4700G which is an 8 core 16 thread CPU running at 3.6Ghz with a boost speed of 4.45 GHz. It then has graphics capabilities provided by a  Vega 8 chip with 8 CUs to form 512 cores. The TDP of all these APU chips it's 65W or 35W with the 4700G being 65W. This should give the AMD Ryzen 7 4700G a similar specification and therefore the...

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT vs 3600X vs Intel Core i5-10600K & i7-10700K Geekbench shows impressive gains compared to Intel & the older 3600X

The new AMD 3000XT range of CPUs launches on 7/7/2020 offering improved boost frequencies over the older models and higher prices. AMD 3000XT CPUs – Prices and Specification vs AMD 3000X CPUs The three new chipsets include: AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT offering a 100Mhz improvement in the turbo frequency.Official RRP of $249 – likely £249 in UK.27% more expensive than existing Ryzen 5 3600X prices (£195)AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT offering a 200Mhz improvement in the turbo frequency.Official RRP of $399 – likely £399 in UK.41% more expensive than existing Ryzen 7 3800X prices (£282)AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT offering a...

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT & Ryzen 9 3900XT Price and Launch Date revealed by Amazon with big price hikes

Amazon must be one of the worst companies for leaking product data, they recently made a listing for the PlayStation 5, and last year they launched details of the Garmin Fenix 6. Today it is the latest AMD CPUs being launched in the next month. The new 3000XT series is a refresh to the existing 3000X models, keeping user demand high and gaining plenty of press attention while they prepare for the Ryzen 4000 series. I have already reported that the AMD Ryzen 3800XT offers up to 7.29% improvement in CPU performance compared to the AMD Ryzen 3800X when...

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AMD Ryzen 3800XT vs Ryzen 7 3800X Specification and Benchmarks

A refresh of the existing AMD Matisse (Zen2) is expected within the next week or so offering higher frequencies than the existing X models with the launch expected to coincide with the new B550 series of motherboards. AMD Ryzen 3800XT vs Ryzen 7 3800X Specification The AMD Ryzen 3800XT will likely be a popular gamers choice and this CPU reportedly offers an extra 300Mhz for the base clock and 200Mhz on the boost clock vs its 3800X giving you 4.2GHz and 4.7GHz respectively, vs 3.9GHz and 4.5GHz. Everything else about the CPU will remain the same with 4MB L2...

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AMD Ryzen 7 4700G vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700X – New CPUs with integrated GPU will offer high-end CPU performance without the need of a discrete GPU

Several leaks have been coming out regarding the next generation of AMD's Ryzen 4000 ‘Renoir' APUs, which is the line-up of CPUs with an integrated GPU on the chip. While Intel has offered this functionality as default on many of their CPUs, AMD has traditional only used it on their affordable G-series chips. The current generation includes the 4-core 4-thread Ryzen 3 3200G which costs just £80 and tops out with the 4-core 8-thread Ryzen 5 3400G Processor which costs less than £140. Sale AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Processor (4C/8T, 6 MB cache, 4.2 GHz Max Boost) with Radeon...

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£530 Intel Core i9 10900K vs £410 AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Benchmarks & Pricing – What is the best CPU for gaming and general use

The eagerly anticipated Intel Core i9-10900K has finally had its review embargoes lifted, and retailers are listing it online to buy.  Since the launch of the AMD Ryzen chipsets, the arguments about which CPU is best has become increasingly heated. Typically, Intel has retained the top overall performance for gaming but often at a higher price point and lower multi-core performance elsewhere. With the launch of the i9 10900K, Intel have finally moved beyond 8-cores for their mainstream line-up, something which AMD jumped past last year with the launch of the Ryzen 9 3900X and 3950X. So how do...

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Intel Core i9-10900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Benchmark Shows just 4% single-core advantage

The new Intel Core i9-10900K is now official, sitting at the top of the lineup for the new Intel CPUs. The flagship Core i9-10900K is a fully unlocked chip with an integrated GPU. The CPU has multiple turbo boost frequencies with it topping out at an impressive 5.3Ghz As always with a new CPU launch Intel and AMD getting pitted against each other with fans of each side claiming one is better than the other. One titbit of information has recently leaked out from VideoCardz which shows the CPU performance of the i9-10900K in comparison with the previous generation...

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Intel Core i9-10900 vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900X & 3700X Benchmarks Compared – Intel engineering sample tested with disappointing results

Intel are due to launch i9-10900 10-core, 20-thread processor sometime in the near future, but a Hong Kong based YouTuber has managed to get their hand on what appears to be an engineering sample of the new CPU. This is the low-TDP version of the 10-core CPU coming in at just 65W which matches the AMD Ryzen 7 3000 models but comes in well under the 105W of the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X. The new Intel Core i9-10900 is based on the new LGA 1200 socket and XFastest ran the CPU through a series of benchmarks including Cinebench R15,...

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Intel Core I9-10980HK Vs Core I9-9980HK vs AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Compared – New Geekbench listings show how the latest Intel & AMD laptop CPUs perform

At CES 2020, Intel announced that they will be introducing the new 10th Gen Comet Lake-H series line-up with options for the Core i9, Core i7 & Core i5 family. The new CPUs will run at  45W TDPs and would feature even higher clocks than before with the Core i7 options hitting 5.0 GHz+ clocks and possibly higher with the Core i9 Similarly, AMD announced the new 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 CPU family including low-power 15W & high-end 45W SKUs, offering up to 8 cores and 16 threads. These new CPUs will be based on the latest 7nm Zen...

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Thermaltake Floe RC360 & RC240 ARGB Liquid All In One CPU & RAM Cooler Kit

Thermaltake have been producing some of the best AIO liquid coolers on the market in recent years, and for anyone that like RGB you will find no better. Last year they expanded into the RAM market with the typical Thermaltake RGB flair. This also included their new WaterRam RGB Liquid Cooling Memory. They have no combined their AIO cooling technology and developed the worlds first AIO cooler that cools both the CPU and RAM. The new AIO cooler falls under the Floe branding and comes in a 240mm model or 360mm model, called RC240 and RC360 respectively. The Floe...

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AMD Threadripper 3990X doubles the cores & L3 cache of 3970X with an overclocked EPYC 7702P. Charges you $3990

Remember when Intel HEDT CPUs cost thousands and the AMD Threadripper range was an affordable solution? The tide has now changed, but the AMD Threadripper 3990X does justify its cost by offering a specification far beyond anything within the consumer space and being a couple of grand cheaper than its EPYC 7702P counterpart. The EPYC 7702P is listed as being $4450 but if you were to buy it from Scan you will pay £5,499.98. In the US, Newegg lists it as $4,783.99. The new 3990X is basically an overclocked EPYC 7702P with the same 64 Core 128 Thread count...

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