AMD Ryzen 3000 Post-Review BIOS Update Recap and more
Posted on: 07/12/2019 07:20 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

6 Surface Pro keyboards that cost less than Microsofts Type Covers
AKASO V50 Pro 4K Action Camera Review
AMD Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT Review
AMD Ryzen 3000 Post-Review BIOS Update Recap: Larger ST Gains, Some Gains, Some Losses
AMD’s RX 5700 & NVIDIA’s SUPER: What’s In Stock
ASRock X570 Taichi Motherboard Review
ASUS Dominus Extreme BIOS has Cascade Lake Xeon W-3275 & W-3275M Support
ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix Helios PC Case Review
ASUS to Release Custom NAVI GPUs in September
Cooler Master MASTERAIR Ma620P CPU Cooler Review
Corsair RM750 Power Supply Review
Did AMD Really Jebait NVIDIA? Radeon VP Scott Herkelman Interview
Dragon Quest Builders 2 Review
GeForce GPU+ Ryzen 3000 users report WHEA errors
Nintendo Switch Lite – Handheld-only Console for USD $200
Noctua NH-U12A CPU Cooler Review
Super Flower Leadex III 850 W Review
Which of AMD's Athlon 200 series is the one to buy?

6 Surface Pro keyboards that cost less than Microsofts Type Covers
Like all things Surface, Microsoft's Pro Type Covers are pricey. In fact, it's tough to find an official Microsoft Surface Pro Type Cover for less than $100. Thankfully, a set of third-party manufacturers have stepped in to offer some more wallet-friendly options, and for less than half of what Microsoft charges you can get a decent keyboard cover for your 2-in-1, whether it's the new Surface Pro 6 or a Pro from a few years ago.


Read full article @ Windows Central

AKASO V50 Pro 4K Action Camera Review
For reasons I can’t quite determine, the powers that be at eTeknix always think it would be a good idea if I was to test and review the action cameras we get sent. I can only draw two conclusions from this; either they think I’m a really active person or they think I need to get out more!

Well, if I have to go outside, I might as well do it with the AKASO V50 Pro. An action camera packing plenty of features including 4K recording capability at 30 frames per second.


Read full article @ eTeknix

AMD Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT Review
Well I’m a little late to the party on this one, during the mad dash to the combined NAVI and 3rd gen Ryzen launch I ran into a lot of issues with our GPU test bench and late in the process after spending almost a full week in the original testing I dropped everything to switch the bench over to X570 and redid all of the work. The good news that gave me time to come in with numbers running on a faster and more accurate system to what a lot of you might be looking to run the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT on. So today I’m going to take a look at what AMD has going on with their long-anticipated launch, check out the two reference models they sent, then put them through our tests to see how they perform. The Ryzen 9 3900X was a monster, it will be interesting to see how an all AMD system will perform.


Read full article @ LanOC Reviews

AMD Ryzen 3000 Post-Review BIOS Update Recap: Larger ST Gains, Some Gains, Some Losses
It’s been a long two weeks following our AMD-review-athon weekend, culminating 7/7 with our extensive coverage of the new Ryzen 3000 series CPUs, the new Radeon RX 5700 series Navi GPUs, as well as our complete overview of X570 chipset based motherboards.

Among the things that didn’t go quite as planned for in the hectic period leading up to Sunday was the matter of launch BIOSes. Always a thorny issue with new platform launches – BIOSes are often under intensive development right up until a new platform ships – we ended up in a situation where some boards had multiple BIOS versions floating around, with performance differences among them. And, while Moores Law may be dead, Murphys Law is alive and well, so of course the BIOS we ended up doing our initial Ryzen 3000 testing on was not the best BIOS for the platform.

So, we want to clarify the timeline of events for how we initially tested, what we’ve re-tested, and if and how the new BIOS behavior might change our original conclusion of the Ryzen 3000 series.


Read full article @ Anandtech

AMD’s RX 5700 & NVIDIA’s SUPER: What’s In Stock
Its been a very busy past week for the graphics card world, with NVIDIA launching its updated GeForce SUPER models last week, and AMD following-up this past Sunday with its Navi-based RX 5700. With days having passed since both sets of cards officially hit the market, we decided to make the rounds.....


Read full article @ Techgage

ASRock X570 Taichi Motherboard Review
ASRock's Taichi Series of motherboard have always been solid, while providing great value. With the X570 chipset ASRock wants to continue that tradition. ASRock has really seemed to go all out with this motherboard, if you look at all of ASRock's current Taichi boards this is definitely the best looking out of the bunch and really stands out. ASRock has loaded this board with some pretty awesome RGB lighting and a large heatsink that covers the entire bottom half of the board. The X570 Taichi is not absent of any features you would expect to find on an X570 motherboard either, you have three PCI-Express 4.0 M.2 slots, USB 3.2 gen 2 support, WiFi 802.11ax networking, a 14-phase VRM, integrated I/O shield, and even a metal backplate. Is the X570 Taichi the best Taichi board we've seen yet? Read on to find out!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

ASUS Dominus Extreme BIOS has Cascade Lake Xeon W-3275 & W-3275M Support
ASUS has released a new BIOS version 0601 for its ROG Dominus Extreme motherboard that ‘improves PCIe compatibility’ when using Intel’s latest Xeon W processors based on the Cascade Lake architecture. The move confirms that existing extreme workstation motherboards originally developed for Xeon W-3175X (and other Skylake-SP products) will work with Intel’s latest Xeon W-3200 processors.

When ASUS launched its ROG Dominus Extreme platform several months ago, the list of supported CPUs was limited to the flagship 28-core Xeon W-3175X as well as several other Xeon Gold and Xeon Platinum processors based on the Skylake-SP design and designed to use the LGA3647 socket.


Read full article @ Anandtech

ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix Helios PC Case Review
Is this expensive case worth the money? Briony builds a full system into it today!


Read full article @ KitGuru

ASUS to Release Custom NAVI GPUs in September
With the launch of AMD's Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT "Navi" grphics cards, we got a nice improvement to the middle-range GPU segment. However, the launch was only followed by board partners releasing reference designs with any major change being either a sticker of different cooler accent, with no sign of custom board designs.

In a blog post on Edge UP, ASUS said that "Our initial Navi offerings will use AMD's reference cooler design and clock speeds, but we'll be tweaking, tuning, and powering up these new Radeons with coolers of our own design soon. Stay tuned for more details in September." This means that custom cards for Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT are arriving later than what we previously thought. It was believed that custom designs from AIBs would arrive some time in August, but the Edge UP post now contradicts that claim. In order to find out more, we would have to wait until August at least. Additionally, it may be possible that a "paper launch" will happen in August, while the general availability is targeted for September.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Cooler Master MASTERAIR Ma620P CPU Cooler Review
Cooler Master has kept us busy with their MASTERLIQUID and MASRTERAIR coolers over the years, and we have seen many designs cross the bench, trying to obtain that perfect blend of cooling and cost.

Looking at over half a dozen of these products, we assumed we had a handle on what the limitations to the series were, and just how far Cooler Master was willing to go with the MASTER coolers. However, what you are about to see today is a departure from many of the previously viewed MASTERAIR coolers, and even though there is a similarly named MA610P that was already part of the lineup, the latest design is nothing like it.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Corsair RM750 Power Supply Review
The Corsair RM750 offers excellent performance for the price, but is only a little cheaper than the company's superior RM750x.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Did AMD Really Jebait NVIDIA? Radeon VP Scott Herkelman Interview
Hot on the heels of the release of AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series processors and Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 series, we’ve connected with the VP and General Manager of the Radeon Business Unit, Scott Herkelman, to discuss the launch, get a few technical questions answered, and get to the bottom of the “jebaiting” story...


Read full article @ HotHardware

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Review
The Dragon Quest series is the quintessential Japanese role-playing game series. Over the course of the years, the series hasn’t changed much, not counting the MMORPG Dragon Quest X, and this has never bothered fans: they know what to expect out of it, and they love it precisely for these elements that haven’t changed much, such as the classic turn-based battle system, the character design handled by Dragon Ball’s creator Akira Toriyama, the soundtrack and so on.

Even though the main series hasn’t changed much, we have seen some sort of innovation in Dragon Quest thanks to a few spin-off titles. The Dragon Quest Heroes games brought more action into the series, while Dragon Quest Builders offered a unique take on the series, adding crafting and building gameplay elements on top of a basic action RPG formula. Dragon Quest Builders 2 is built on the foundation of the already solid first game, offering an experience that’s incredibly engaging for both RPG and sandbox games.


Read full article @ Wccftech

GeForce GPU+ Ryzen 3000 users report WHEA errors
Many PC enthusiasts with AMD Ryzen 3000 series CPUs and Nvidia GeForce graphics cards are facing WHEA errors. Naturally, they would turn towards forums and Reddit for a solution. Only to find out they’re not the only one with this problem. This discussion happened on Reddit where users have been sharing their experiences and data in a sub-reddit. At first, users speculated this could be the issue with the X570 platform. This is the platform is the first to adopt the PCIe 4.0 standard. But users with AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU/ X370 motherboard combo have indicated the same.

Eventually, it had to get someone’s attention. One of the posts named Manuel Guzman, a Software QA for Nvidia who is made aware of this problem. He requested users to submit a Display Driver Feedback to collect enough data. The green team gained plenty of MSINFO32 files from AMD Ryzen 3000/Nvidia GTX users who experienced random WHEA (Windows Hardware Error Architecture) errors. The WHEA error is triggered during gaming and such graphics card intensive workloads. Manuel said he was able to reproduce the problem and started to work on it. It’s unclear if they will if its something they will need to provide a Hotfix driver for. Regardless, the active participation by engineers and Analysts are always appreciated.


Read full article @ Hardware BBQ

Nintendo Switch Lite – Handheld-only Console for USD $200
It’s a portable-only console, with non-removable Joy-Con controls, no TV-out support, and other stripped-down features, like no HD Rumble — a change we may have seen coming. The screen is also smaller (5.5 inches down from the 6.2-inch screen of the original), but that shrinkage comes with some battery life gains: Nintendo says the Switch Lite will last approximately 3-7 hours, which is roughly 30 minutes longer than the OG Switch. Perhaps more notably, Nintendo is saying you’ll get four hours of Zelda playtime instead of three, which suggests a more efficient processor setup, especially for more power-intensive games.

Nintendo has added that the resolution of the Switch Lite is still 720p, just like its predecessor, which means the Lite’s screen will look sharper in comparison. According to on-staff pixel nerds, it should work out roughly a 12 percent improvement in pixel density.


Read full article @ FunkyKit

Noctua NH-U12A CPU Cooler Review
Today we are taking a look at Noctuas latest tower CPU cooler, the NH-U12A. It is a CPU cooler intended to fit top-tier cooling performance into a more compact 120 mm cooler, and was developed specifically for users building compact and transportable gaming systems.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Super Flower Leadex III 850 W Review
The new Leadex III unit with 850 W capacity has excellent performance and enough cables and connectors to power a potent gaming system. The cherry on top is the silent operation under even tough conditions. While Super Flower continues the good tradition of the Leadex name, it'll be hard to find their product in the US.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Which of AMD's Athlon 200 series is the one to buy?
Since all three are essentially the same hardware but with different clock speeds, get the cheapest of the bunch, the 200GE. Most motherboards now allow you to overclock it up to 3.9GHz without any problem.


Read full article @ Windows Central




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