Ticked Off: Clock Bug Leads to False Ryzen Benchmark Scores and more
Posted on: 09/05/2019 09:44 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming X Review
ASUS PRIME X570-PRO Motherboard Review
Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ Review
CRU ioSafe Solo Hawk Rugged SSD Review
Intel to Launch Core i9-9900KS Next Month: 5 GHz on All Cores
Intels Next-Generation Cascade Lake-X HEDT CPUs Due in October
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Review
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming X Review
Nitro Concepts S300 EX Gaming Chair Review
NZXT HUE 2 Ambient V2 RGB Lighting Kit Review
Patriot P200 2TB SATA III SSD Review
Ticked Off: Clock Bug Leads to False Ryzen Benchmark Scores

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming X Review
The ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming X is the definition of a modern flagship motherboard, with an overbuilt VRM system and features with technologies new to the market.


Read full article @ Tech-Legend

ASUS PRIME X570-PRO Motherboard Review
When AMD launched their Ryzen 3000 series processors we took a look at boards from pretty much everyone except ASUS, today we are taking a look at our first! We’ve always been fans of ASUS’s PRIME series of motherboards. They always seem to give you just what you need without all of the extra things that you just won’t use. By doing this they are able to keep the price of the boards pretty reasonable as well. Another thing that is great to see is many high-end features from their ROG and Strix lines have made their way down to the PRIME boards. The ASUS PRIME X570-PRO features dual M.2 PCIe 4.0 slots, USB 3.2 connectivity, a 6-layer PCB, dual metal-shielded PCIe 4.0 slots, an attached I/O shield, RGB lighting, and much more! Is this the X570 board you need for your Ryzen 3000 series build? Read on to find out…


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ Review
Two years later, has the 200Hz UWQHD gaming monitor been worth the wait? Remember the Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ? First announced way back at Computex 2017, the cutting-edge, curved display promised to deliver ultra-wide QHD gaming at a buttery-smooth 200Hz and with HDR credentials in tow. Such assurances had enthusiasts waiting with wallets in hand, but producing such a panel hasn't proven easy, and it has taken over two years for Asus to finally bring the display to market.

Such a lengthy period of production, coupled with presumably low yields on the panel itself, has resulted in a jaw-dropping price tag of £2,700. As we approach the tail end of 2019, does the PG35VQ still have what it takes to justify such a premium? There's plenty to ponder, so let's get stuck in.




Read full article @ Hexus

CRU ioSafe Solo Hawk Rugged SSD Review
ioSafes disaster-resistant solutions cater to an important niche in the storage market. In mid-2018, the company was acquired by CRU. The Solo Hawk Rugged SSD is one of the first ioSafe-branded products to be launched after the acquisition. The portable SSD is a 2.5" SATA drive in a waterproof and crush-resistant enclosure that can also withstand extreme weather conditions and chemical environments. Read on for our thoughts on the Solo Hawk Rugged SSD and find out more about the various aspects that make it rugged.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Intel to Launch Core i9-9900KS Next Month: 5 GHz on All Cores
At its pre-IFA press event, Intel confirmed that its new enthusiast-class Core i9-9900KS processor will launch in October. The CPU will be very similar to the Core i9-9900K introduced last year, but will feature a higher all-core Turbo frequency when it has sufficient cooling.

The Intel Core i9-9900KS will feature eight cores with Hyper-Threading running at 4.0 GHz base frequency and boosting all the way to 5.0 GHz on all cores, up 300 MHz from 4.7 GHz in case of the Core i9-9900K. Essentially, the new CPU is just an eight-core Coffee Lake Refresh silicon binned to hit higher clocks when cooling is good enough.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Intels Next-Generation Cascade Lake-X HEDT CPUs Due in October
Intel said Wednesday that its next-generation codenamed Cascade Lake-X processors for high-end desktops will be revealed next month. The company says that the new CPUs will provide a significant boost in performance per dollar when compared to its existing codenamed Skylake-X products, which gives some idea regarding improvements of the chips.

Intel naturally does not disclose specifications of its processors that are at least a month away, so instead it demonstrated a slide showing relative performance per dollar in content creation applications. According to Intel’s internal testing, its Cascade-Lake-X processors will provide a 1.74x – 2.09x relative per-dollar performance improvement when compared to Skylake-X.


Read full article @ Anandtech

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Review
MSI's GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X is a factory overclocked custom-design that's priced only $10 higher than the Founders Edition. It is cooled by a large triple-slot, dual-fan heatsink that has fan-stop and runs cooler and much quieter than the NVIDIA Founders Edition.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming X Review
We review the MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming X , NVIDIA has launched graphics cards in their new Super series, as in super-charged. GeForce RTX 2070 Super, of course, is based on a Turing TU104 chip and that is quite a step forward. But what has MSI done with it?


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

Nitro Concepts S300 EX Gaming Chair Review
In a nutshell, the Nitro Concepts S300 EX is a well-constructed and comfortable gaming chair that's quite affordable. The option to choose from a variety of colors is also nice, as is the soft PU cover. Thanks to its steel frame it should very durable, too.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

NZXT HUE 2 Ambient V2 RGB Lighting Kit Review
In many instances, you can hunt eBay or Amazon and find RGB LED kits which say they will offer ambient illumination, and they will, but sadly, there is a camera involved, which creates latency and can ruin the immersion. NZXT looked at things another way. Since the PC is already handy, usually right next to the monitor, why not drive the signaling over USB! What this does is allows the PC to send the colorations the strips will need, sends that to a hub which you configure, and with the flick of a switch, you have proper ambient lighting behind the monitor, with much less latency involved then with the kits mentioned above. Today we are testing the NZXT HUE 2 Ambient V2 RGB Lighting Kit, more specifically, the AC-HUEHU-B2, for 26 to 32-inch monitors. There is also a second set, the AC-HUEHU-A2, which is intended for use with 21 to 25-inch screens, and even for 34 and 35-inch UltraWide monitors, and the kits differ in the lengths of the eight strips of LEDs offered with them. Initially, we were a bit skeptical about what was possible with the NZXT HUE 2 Ambient kit, but suffice it to say, we have been nothing but impressed, and we are touching on just one aspect of this setup, as it is, at its base; also an RGB LED lighting kit that can do static colors and modes, but we have a feeling that once you go with the ambient backlighting, you won't be moving back to them anytime soon!


Read full article @ Tweaktown

Patriot P200 2TB SATA III SSD Review
Large-capacity low-cost SSDs are the Big Foot of the SSD market. Every now and then, someone claims to see one but upon closer inspection, something else is afoot. Patriot's P200 series isn't just about the massive 2TB capacity model but it's certainly the most interesting. The 2TB drive is the only one in the series to use the new Maxio MAS0902A controller. The 1TB, 512GB, and 256GB capacities in the P200 series ship with the Silicon Motion, Inc SM2258XT, a controller we've tested in a number of SSDs in the past. The largest capacity sells for just $189.99 and even in the middle of a NAND glut; this is a really good price for a solid state drive. Most SSDs we see at this price point use 4-bit per cell flash (QLC) memory technology and not 3-bit per cell (TLC).


Read full article @ TweakTown

Ticked Off: Clock Bug Leads to False Ryzen Benchmark Scores
A persistent bug in Windows 10 means that 3rd Gen Ryzen chips could give inaccurately high or low test scores.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware




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