Intel BE200 WiFi 7 Module Review vs Qualcomm NCM865
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Intel BE200 WiFi 7 Module Review vs Qualcomm NCM865

As Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve, the latest advancement comes in the form of WiFi 7, promising faster speeds, lower latency, and improved connectivity. For laptops and PCs, there is currently either the Intel BE200 or vs Qualcomm NCM865 that you can use to upgrade your device. They are both essentially the same, but there…

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

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

Intel Core i9-10900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Benchmark Shows just 4% single-core advantage
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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 Core i9-10900 vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900X & 3700X  Benchmarks Compared – Intel engineering sample tested with disappointing results
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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…

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

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
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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…

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

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

Intel i9-10900K vs Ryzen 9 3900X – Can Intel’s leaked 10-core 14nm+++ CPU really compete?
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Intel i9-10900K vs Ryzen 9 3900X – Can Intel’s leaked 10-core 14nm+++ CPU really compete?

Intel is certainly feeling the pressure from AMD, they have been feeling it since the launch of the original Ryzen. With the Zen 2 series of processors, things have only gotten worse, the i9-9900K doesn’t fare particularly well compared to the Ryzen 7 3700X or Ryzen 9 3900X, though it is still technically best at…

Intel AX200 Wi Fi 6 Module review using Netgear RAX80 Router

Intel AX200 Wi Fi 6 Module review using Netgear RAX80 Router

I recently reviewed both the Netgear RAX80 Wi Fi 6 router and the Killer AX1650 module. I have now managed to get the Intel AX200 which is available from Amazon. The Killer AX1650 is based on the AX200 but then with all the gaming and QOS related software, you can get with Killer products. So…

Best Budget Graphics Card for 1080P Gaming – GTX 1650 vs GTX 1660 vs GTX 1660 Ti vs RX 570 vs RX 580

Best Budget Graphics Card for 1080P Gaming – GTX 1650 vs GTX 1660 vs GTX 1660 Ti vs RX 570 vs RX 580

I have recently been on a mission to set up an affordable gaming PC that can be located in my living room and act as an all in one gaming and media PC. While I would like a high-end rig using one of the RTX based cards, I can’t quite justify its expense, nor would…

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