Wi-Fi 6E is here, sort of. Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 network adapter now available, but no routers with Wi-Fi 6E yet

I first posted about Wi-Fi 6E in February and have previously said the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 is the best chance of a first client device, with routers with the new tech going mainstream at a much later date. It looks like I was wrong, a few days ago, Intel quietly launched the new Intel Wi-Fi … Read more

£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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Acer Swift 5 Review (2020) – A Dell XPS 13 alternative that is lighter & cheaper with the Intel Core i5-1035G1

I reviewed the Acer Swift 5 back in 2018, so this review is much the same but with upgraded hardware and a new lower price point. The Acer Swift 5 remains one of the lightest laptops on the market with a listed weight of just 990g up a touch since my last review. The last … Read more

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 … Read more

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X vs Intel Core i9-10980XE Benchmarks Compared – AMD dominates for content creators

With AMD and Intel launching their latest HEDT processors has AMD continued to embarrass Intel, or is the new (semi) affordable 10980XE the best HEDT processor? Pricing & Options With the latest processors, Intel has options going from a 10-core 10900X with a price of £609.98 up to the Core i9 10980XE Extreme with 18 … Read more

AMD Zen 2 Threadripper 24 core 3960X & 32-Core 3970X show up to 54% & 90% performance gains over Intel i909980XE

Yesterday AMD finally announced that its Ryzen 9 3950X will be shipping on November 25th priced at $749 though there has not been any UK pricing revealed, the US pricing is 50% more than the 3900X which works out at around £825. More importantly, AMD announced the latest Zen 2 Threadripper HEDT processors. At the moment there are … Read more

Intel 9th Gen Notebooks CPUs revealed: 8-core 16-thread i9-9980HK & 8-core i7-9850H

Intel has not officially announced the 9th generation of their laptop CPUs yet the basic details of these updated chips have been released. The information for these CPUs come from listings for export compliance. The new processors will be featuring the same 14nm++ node as used by the desktop variants while offering higher cores and … Read more

Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop Review with GTX 1060 & i5-8300H

Alienware may be the brand that is synonymous with gaming laptops but not all of us can afford one, so Dell has introduced the Grange of laptops that reduce the cost of entry for gaming laptops while retaining the superb design and build quality found on other Dell and Alienware laptops. The range includes the … Read more

Intel leaks 9th Generation Coffee Lake S processors – i5-9600k and more

Intel has accidentally announced the specification for a large number of its 9th generation CPU line-up via a Spectre/Meltdown Microcode mitigation PDF. The 9th generation will mostly be rebranded versions of the 8th generation, and the leak covers most of the i3 and i5-class 9000 series processors. These new Coffee Lake Refresh SKUs are re-released … Read more

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Gen 2990X 32-core CPU specification leaks with base 3.0GHz & boost 4.2GHz

We already knew that AMD will be releasing their second generation of Ryzen Threadripper processors, promising core/thread counts of up to 32 cores and 64 threads, a 2x boost over their previous generation.  Which looks like we are entering a core count war with Intel set to launch a 28-core CPU a chip that is likely based … Read more

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