There was a point when Intel was the undisputed leader of CPUs and their dominance over AMD was solid. This changed when AMD released its Ryzen PCIe 4.0 CPUs just a little sooner than Intel expected and, over the past year and five months, they have controlled the Gen 4 space exclusively. That has changed most recently with Intel’s latest …Read More »
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Building the Ultimate TSSDR Z490 Test Bench – We achieved Top 1% of the Passmark/3DMark Communities!
It’s a good feeling when you build a PC and two of the top PC benchmarks, companies that account for several million comparison tests worldwide, both place you in the 99th percentile of all systems ever tested for certain benchmarks, as well as in the 96% mark over all. To say that I haven’t jumped up, punched my fists into …Read More »
COMPANY: ASRock Incorporated PRODUCT: Z68 Extreme 4 PRICE: ~$200 CAD AVAILABILITY: Global WARRANTY: Two-Year INTRODUCTION While starting the year in a promising and dominant fashion, Intel veered a bit off-track with Cougar Point malfunctions and setbacks. Fast-forward seven months and things have finally begun to stabilize. Without going into a rant about the Cougar Point chip set as …Read More »