Volta Benchmark Numbers

It seems Volta is worth getting excited about. With gains ranging from 15-25% over the Pascal Titan Xp card, this new architecture is looking to be a nice leap over Nvidia’s current lineup.  A smaller manufacturing process means more cores, and the move from GDDR5X to HBM2 improves the memory bandwidth significantly. — more

GTX 1070 Ti – It’s Good!

The new GTX 1070 Ti card essentially makes the GTX 1080 useless. It’s slightly cheaper and easy to overclock to just about meet 1080 performance. Although, if you can find a 1080 for cheaper then that’s a better buy. It’s weird. — more

My 2600K is Still Relevant

Why the hell is my 2600K, a CPU I bought over six years ago, still fucking relevant? I mean check out the benchmark results in this video! It’s holding it’s own against the latest 8700K in games, especially at 1440p where most of the stress is passed to the GPU. — more

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