Gamers Nexus got their hands on a 7900X to test, pitting it against AMD’s top of the line 1800X. Turns out it’s leagues better. Dual streaming is unplayable on the 1800X and the 7900X just shrugs it off. The 7900X is much more expensive so you’d expect this, but I’d be curious to see how well the rest of Intel’s X line does in this same testing round-up. — more
Bummer. I guess people really don’t care about X299. I’m personally excited to see how the new Intel chips fair against Ryzen and Threadripper.
So lots of cool stuff from Apple today at WWDC. Stuff like Amazon media coming to tvOS, better watchOS performance, new macOS “High Sierra” switching from HFS to APFS, and sending money via Apple Pay in iOS 11 looks neat too. — more
Here are some great videos of the last bits of Computex 2017 coverage that I’ve watched. X299 stuff, Threadripper stuff, and some really cool cases to boot. It wasn’t a crazy convention, but there was plenty to get excited about. That crazy small mini STX rig looks especially cool. — more
More details about the X399 Threadripper motherboards has become available at Computex this week. This one from Gigabyte looks pretty cool, but goddamn that CPU socket is massive. It’s also only accessible by screwdriver, which is fuckin’ weird. Oh and Threadripper is LGA instead of PGA like the rest of the Ryzen lineup so far. — more
Intel has unveiled their next line of CPUs, dubbed the X-Series line, at this year’s Computex. They’ll live on Intel’s new X299 platform with nine new SKUs to choose from, ranging from $242 all the way up to a cool $2000. — more
Here we have a fantastic countdown from 100 to 0 using only movie clips. It’s surprising how many of the movies I recognized. Thanks, The Verge!
Unigine Superposition is a new benchmark from Unigine, the people behind the Unigine graphics engine. It was released to show off the company’s newest game engine, Unigine 2 (catchy). You’re probably familiar with Unigine’s other two other benchmarks, Unigine Heaven and Unigine Valley, which are considered staples in the graphical benchmarking space. — more