AMD Sharkstooth Shows Up on Geekbench: Possible Zen 2 Threadripper and more
Posted on: 08/14/2019 09:49 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Adrenalin Software Edition 19.8.1 Performance Analysis for the RX 5700 XT
AMD Sharkstooth Shows Up on Geekbench: Possible Zen 2 Threadripper
Aorus KD25F 240 Hz Gaming Monitor Review
Breadcrumb Mini Portable Bluetooth Location Marker Review
Building An AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Liquid-Cooled Performance Desktop PC With Maingear
Cooler Master SK621 Compact 60% Wireless Keyboard Review
CORSAIR Hydro X Series XG7 RGB 10-SERIES GPU Water Block Review
EasySMX Gaming Mice Review
ESET NOD32 Antivirus Software Review
Fierce PC Shuriken System Review – Ryzen 5 3600 & RX 5700
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Generation 3 Review
GeIL EVO X II 16GB 3600MHz DDR4 Review
MSI GE75 Raider 9SG (with GeForce RTX 2080) Gaming Laptop Review
Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 Pulse Review
Twelve South USB-C StayGo Hub Review

Adrenalin Software Edition 19.8.1 Performance Analysis for the RX 5700 XT
Adrenalin Software Edition 19.8.1 Performance Analysis for RX 5700 XT Anniversary Edition versus the 19.7.1 Launch Drivers As a BabelTechReviews regular feature, this Adrenalin Software Edition 19.8.1 driver performance analysis will chart the performance of 40 PC games using these latest drivers which released yesterday.


Read full article @ BabelTechReviews

AMD Sharkstooth Shows Up on Geekbench: Possible Zen 2 Threadripper
AMD is possibly testing its 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors, with an interesting entry showing up on the Geekbench online database. The entry speaks of an "AMD Sharkstooth" processor with 32 cores and 64 threads, with a nominal clock speed of 3.60 GHz, and the long-form model number "AuthenticAMD Family 23 Model 49 Stepping 0." None of the 2nd generation EPYC processors correspond with these specs, and so we're almost certain this is a client-segment Ryzen Threadripper part.

The prototyping platform, which is a motherboard designed in-house by AMD to test the processor's various components and I/O capabilities, is codenamed "WhiteHavenOC-CP." In this Geekbench submission, the processor is paired with around 128 GB of memory, and tested on 64-bit Linux. The platform yields a multi-threaded score of 94,772 points, which is about 18.5 percent higher than what a Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX typically manages when tested on Linux. It is also within 5% of what the Xeon W-3175X manages (around 99,000 points).


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Aorus KD25F 240 Hz Gaming Monitor Review
For hardcore gaming, we can’t imagine a better display than he 25-inch, 240 Hz Aorus KD25F. With ESP-like response, this gaming monitor is worth the price.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Breadcrumb Mini Portable Bluetooth Location Marker Review
In 2017, Breadcrumb developed their second product, and the subject of this review, the Mini Portable Bluetooth Location Marker. This compact, watertight device can be used to keep track of any item using GPS and Bluetooth, but for the outdoorsman it may be of particular interest to mark the location of a tree stand, or perhaps a backpack that had to be put down to lighten the load while hunting.


Read full article @ Bigbruin.com

Building An AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Liquid-Cooled Performance Desktop PC With Maingear
AMD's Ryzen 3000 series processors have made a positive impact on the PC enthusiast market, the likes of which we haven't seen in years. From a performance-per-dollar standpoint, AMD's disruptive Zen 2 architecture offers a strong value proposition for new desktop PC builders from all walks of life and for many use cases including gaming, content creation and other workstation-class requirements. In fact, we were so impressed by Ryzen 3000 series processors in our launch review, that we decided we needed to have AMD's new architecture in our production flow here at HotHardware. This also presented us with an opportunity to call upon a few industry friends like Maingear Computers, Gigabyte, EVGA and of course AMD, to join in on the project and the ensuing fun of building up a new high performance system...


Read full article @ HotHardware

Cooler Master SK621 Compact 60% Wireless Keyboard Review
Anyone who has read the keyboard reviews here knows that we tend to prefer the TKL options on the market. While many say it is too small, and that they need the number pad, there is another group of keyboards which would drive those users' nuts. When it comes to those who want standard-sized functionality within a more compact size, there are what are called 60% keyboards, where not just the number pad is gone, but so are the command and arrow key sets. Truly a bare-bones setup as far as keyboards are concerned, we finally got one of them in our hands to see how well this group of keyboards stacks up.

Cooler Master is a company that has done very well for themselves in the area of peripherals, more specifically, with their mechanical keyboards. Even in what we have seen over the years, we do have fond memories of our Trigger with MX Green switches, and the Rapid-I with MX Blue switches, as they were our go-to keyboards for many of the reviews, we have written. With an ear to the consumers always being a massive part of what made Cooler Master successful in this area, once again they opt to please requests and develop something which is not so new, but doing so with their own spin on it, using mechanical switches, but keeping them low-profile this time, which makes this new keyboard lighter, more compact, and easier to travel with.


Read full article @ TweakTown

CORSAIR Hydro X Series XG7 RGB 10-SERIES GPU Water Block Review
Continuing our coverage of CORSAIR's Hydro X custom water cooling products, we take a look at the XG7 RGB GPU water block. It features integrated dRGB lighting, a flow indicator, backplate and pre-applied thermal pads and paste. Pricing is solid, offering good value for your money.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

EasySMX Gaming Mice Review
EasySMX offers gaming peripherals on a budget. In this review, we'll take a look at the capabilities of three of their mice—namely, the BD-01, V50, and V18, all of which feature vastly different specifications, shell designs, materials, and colors.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

ESET NOD32 Antivirus Software Review
ESET NOD32 is useful for newbies, but the real advantage is for experienced users, who will appreciate the expert features and high degree of configurability.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Fierce PC Shuriken System Review – Ryzen 5 3600 & RX 5700
It's an ALL-AMD system from Fierce PC, priced at £1499. What does Andy think? Today we’re looking at a pre-built system from Fierce PC. Using some of the latest hardware from AMD, this PC is named the Shuriken “so the user can use the power of this PC to slice ‘n’ dice any obstacle in their path!”. This system features an 6-core Ryzen 5 3600 with a 4.2GHz overclock, a Radeon RX 5700 graphics card, 16GB high speed DDR4 memory and a 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD for storage. With an asking price of £1499.95, is the Shuriken worth purchasing?


Read full article @ KitGuru

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Generation 3 Review
In a sea of studio-grade mixers and aesthetically flashy gamer gear, how does one choose the right interface for audio capture? Focusrite has an answer. Its called Scarlett.


Read full article @ MMORPG

GeIL EVO X II 16GB 3600MHz DDR4 Review
GeIL has been in the memory business for years! Plus, the Evo X series has long been a fan favourite when it comes to high-performance memory. So, it’s always a pleasant surprise when a new kit lands on my desk. I’ve reviewed a few of them over the years too. Two years ago we had the 3000 MHz kit and a bit after that we had the RoG branded kit.

Today, we kick things off with their Exo X II kit, which is a much faster 3600 MHz kit with CL 18-20-20-40 timings. The combination of the higher speed and good timing should result in one of our fastest memory kits to date. Most kits we test are around 3200 MHz, so the Evo X has the edge right out of the box. Of course, the massive heatsinks should play a strong part in that performance too.


Read full article @ eTeknix

MSI GE75 Raider 9SG (with GeForce RTX 2080) Gaming Laptop Review
Today we’ll be taking a quick look at the MSI GE75 Raider 9SG Gaming Laptop, and this is one of the first laptops we’ve tested with a large 17-inch screen at Funky Kit. The model we received features an Intel Core i7 9750H processor, a GeForce RTX 2080, and 16GB DDR4-2666 ram. It’s very similar to MSI GE65 Raider 9SF in terms of features, but this time the GE75 Raider 9SG comes with a larger 17.3-inch 144Hz IPS panel, and a more powerful GeForce RTX 2080.

This laptop is regarded as a desktop replacement … so what does that mean? Well, in my opinion any laptop that features a large 17.3-inch screen, a high-end processor and a powerful graphics card, such as a GeForce RTX 2080 would qualify as a desktop replacement. With all these high-end features, you’ll need the extra cooling as well as a decent size chassis to house everything in. This will mean a larger footprint and a heavier laptop overall.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 Pulse Review
Worth a shout at £365? Though retail availability remains sketchy at best, custom Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards are finally starting to appear. Our evaluation began with Sapphire's Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse, and today we turn our attention to the firm's more affordable sibling, the Radeon RX 5700 Pulse.

Priced at £365 (£35 above reference), the second-rung Pulse board has plenty in common with the XT equivalent and inevitably faces the same dilemma as most other custom cards; in-game performance is likely to be closely matched, so it is up to the cooler to justify the price premium.


Read full article @ Hexus

Twelve South USB-C StayGo Hub Review
Twelve South recently launched the StayGo, a portable USB-C hub that's designed to add additional ports to USB-C MacBooks and MacBook Pros. There are a lot of hubs out there on the market, but Twelve South is known for its high-quality Apple accessories, so I thought I'd take a closer look at the StayGo.

Design wise, the StayGo offers a simple but attractive design that's slim, portable, and easy to carry so it can go wherever you need it, but it's not quite as slim as some other USB-C hubs on the market.


Read full article @ MacRumors




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