8700K vs 1800X

Yep, it sure seems like the 8700K is better for gaming and normal tasks in general than the 1800X. All for $20 cheaper? Seems like Intel came back strong with this new Coffee Lake lineup. Great single core performance, consistent pricing, and more threads to boot. — more

Vega 64 is a Bad Buy

At the same clocks, Vega 56 and Vega 64 perform effectively the same. Why spend the $100+ dollar premium if you gain nothing useful? The slightly higher power budget and increased CU count don’t seem to do anything useful, so why bother? — more

New Intel Desktop Line

Intel’s new desktop CPU lineup, including the i7-8700K, i5-8600K, and i3-8350K , has some new interesting information that came out today. Over Kaby Lake, the new Coffee Lake chips sport two extra cores and more L3 cache per chip, albeit with lower clock speeds. — more

Vega Won’t Hit 2 GHz

Aw, poor Vega cards. My old 1070 can push 2 GHz with just a factory overclock. With more power draw, you’d think these cards would have more potential to overclock. I guess due to a clock bug, it’s just not possible with existing drivers. — more

And Now, A Vega 56 Review

So the Vega 56 card is basically a more power hungry version of Nvidia’s 1070. It runs a bit worse in some games and a bit better in others. With the same MSRP, this makes sense I suppose. Promising card, but not interesting at all if you’ve already got a decent 1070 or better GPU. — more

Finally, Some Threadripper Benchmarks

The results are pretty much what I expected. AMD’s top of the line Threadripper 1950X, when compared to Intel’s 7900X, is about 15% slower in games but around 25% faster in thread-heavy tasks like rendering. Even the 1920X is a bit faster with rendering compared to Intel’s top of the line, and it’s $200 less to boot. — more

RX Vega Announced

So I guess AMD is finally ready to bring their new RX Vega cards to market. They’ve announced two cards: the RX Vega 56 and the RX Vega 64, going for $400 and $500 respectively. They’re also selling the two cards in bundles with monitor, CPU, and motherboard discounts for $100 more. — more