AMD Unveils Faster, Optimized 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 And Ryzen 5 Zen+ Processors and more
Posted on: 04/14/2018 10:33 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen Details: Four CPUs, Pre-Order Today, Reviews on the 19th
AMD Unveils Faster, Optimized 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 And Ryzen 5 Zen+ Processors
AMD's second-generation Ryzen CPUs revealed
ASRock X299 Extreme4 ATX Motherboard Review
ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB Video Card Preview
Bloody B930 Light Strike Optical Gaming Keyboard Review
Corsair Carbide 275R Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis Review
Corsair K68 and K68 RGB Gaming Keyboards Review
GPU Mining Ethereum Chart 2018
Manjaro and Microsoft Office Online - Yup, come over
Phanteks Glacier R160 Reservoir Review
TP-Link Archer C2300 Wireless Router Review
Unboxed! AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X 2nd Gen Processors

AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen Details: Four CPUs, Pre-Order Today, Reviews on the 19th
Today marks the initial start of AMD’s pre-sale of 2nd Generation Ryzen processors. The full launch is set for April 19th, which is when reviews and performance numbers will be officially available, but today we are able to tell you a bit about the processors that are coming, as well as some pictures, and link readers to where they can pre-order. We’re not overly fond of manufacturers offering pre-orders before revealing performance numbers, as with the Threadripper launch last year, however we can at least discuss the details of each part.


Read full article @ Anandtech

AMD Unveils Faster, Optimized 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 And Ryzen 5 Zen+ Processors
AMD is giving us our first official details regarding the new mainstream Ryzen family of processors, and there aren't too many surprises, given what we've already seen from the plethora of leaks. That said, pricing and detailed specs show some exciting new alternatives from AMD and a refined family of chips to give Intel even more reason to lose a bit of sleep.

These new AMD CPUs are all based on the 12nm Zen+ architecture and -- at least initially -- include four SKUs...


Read full article @ HotHardware

AMD's second-generation Ryzen CPUs revealed
The leaks have been flying hard and fast for weeks, but this morning, AMD is officially taking the wraps off its second-generation Ryzen CPUs. Four new chips have been waiting in the wings, and they'll be available for pre-order around the world starting today. General availability for those chips will begin April 19.

I'm itching to share lots more information about these CPUs, but the tidbits in the table above are all we can talk about today. Even so, we have a lot to discuss.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

ASRock X299 Extreme4 ATX Motherboard Review
Does ASRock’s $200 X299 Extreme4 have the features and stability to push value seekers into Intel’s “High End Desktop” platform?

Similar prices between Intel’s Core i7-7800X and Core i7-8700K haven’t gone unnoticed by value-seeking performance PC builders. Both have six cores and 12 threads, but the i7-8700K is clocked higher and has more cache. The top processor in the mainstream segment looks like a clear value leader, until we consider the 7800X’s extra PCIe lanes. SLI can go more ways. CrossFire can be made faster. More drives can interface the CPU directly, rather than going through the chipset’s shared four-lane interface.

Yet just when you start to think that Core-X might be the way to go, you’re slapped with the reality of $300 motherboards. Maybe you can’t afford it? ASRock thinks it can help!


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB Video Card Preview
The ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB is basically the first custom-cooled Vega card that was available on the market and since lately the video card prices started to drop, flagships from both teams started to become attractive again. According to AMD, the manufacturing process has matured and we are seeing more and more boards in stock, while checking online shops.


Read full article @ Mad Shrimps

Bloody B930 Light Strike Optical Gaming Keyboard Review
Back at CES 2018, the ThinkComputers crew met up with the team from Bloody to check out their latest offerings aimed at the gaming community. While getting the rundown on all of their latest products, we were shown a few new keyboards that feature Bloody’s Light Strike (LK) Libra technology, which uses optical detection as opposed to mechanical connections to register key presses. One of those keyboards is the B930, a ten-keyless model that includes RGB lighting, liquid spill resistance, and a sturdy metal body. We have seen many other keyboards that use non-Cherry mechanical switches, but we have yet to take a look at an optical switch keyboard that still retains the mechanical switch feel. That all changes today with our review of the Bloody B930.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Corsair Carbide 275R Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis Review
Fresh from the floor at CES, Corsair has sent over another chassis for us to have a look at. Straight off the product page, we are told that this a clean and minimalist design, but to be fair, we have seen many similar cases as of late, and this is what Corsair came up with to address that part of the market.

It is not all that rare that we see a chassis with tempered glass, an open internal layout with hidden storage drives, or that come with solid bezels which draw air in from the sides. To be blunt, there is only one new addition to the world of cases that Corsair has opted to employ in this chassis, but we will save that tasty bit for later.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Corsair K68 and K68 RGB Gaming Keyboards Review
With a great sense of drama, Corsair outlines the situation for which the K68 can offer a solution in the press release. In the heat of the battle, when an enemy suddenly appears, you pick up a glass of a beverage. With a quick press of the wasd buttons youvanquished your opponent, but you spilled some of the drink on the keys. The Corsair K68 and K68 RGB feature a layer of synthetic rubber under the keys. In this way, the new offspring in the Corsair family should be able to withstand accidents, which could be fatal for other keyboards.

Corsair showed their K68 keyboards for the first time on Computex, last June. Originally developed for use in Asian gaming cafes, representatives of the company told us. With the K68, owners of a gaming café have a model within their grasp that has to convince in terms of features and typing experience as a gaming keyboard, but at the same time does not need to be replaced immediately when a regular accidentally spills a glass of drink on it. Fortunately, Corsair has now also launched the model on the European market for consumers. After all, accidents involving drinks and food are also expected to occur in a home environment.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

GPU Mining Ethereum Chart 2018
Meanwhile you can find hash rate values and power consumption of the first graphics cards in our comparison tables. Each graphics card has been used with stock frequencies and on the first page you can see what kind of drivers we have used. The idea and also the goal is to present you an overview which helps you choose the right graphics card simply based on facts in the form of numbers. Furthermore on the last page you can find the price of each card.


Read full article @ ocaholic

Manjaro and Microsoft Office Online - Yup, come over
I've written a short, enthusiastic review of the native integration of Microsoft Office Online in Manjaro 17.1.6 Hakoila using the JAK app framework, covering login, basic usage of Word, Powerpoint, OneNote, Skype, and other components of the office suite, customization, suggestions for future work and development, notes from the project team, and more.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo

Phanteks Glacier R160 Reservoir Review
Phanteks has added a reservoir to their Glacier lineup of watercooling products. The R160, and its taller brother, the R220 come with a frosted acrylic body and a black, sandblasted aluminum heatsink on the back. Also included is an integrated pump top for the Laing DDC.

Phanteks generally impressed with their custom watercooling product lineup, in particular with both the GPU water block and recently tested CPU water block. They have been expanding quickly on top of those with an offering of fittings, including ones for both hard and soft tubing, as well as adapters, extensions, and stop plugs. One of the missing items in their lineup was a reservoir, and a reservoir with an integrated pump top would be all the better. As with everything else in this field, carving out a unique identity is harder than ever before, but Phanteks thinks they have something capable of it and more. Enter then the Glacier R160 (and also the R220), and thanks to Phanteks for providing a review sample for TechPowerUp.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

TP-Link Archer C2300 Wireless Router Review
The TP-Link Archer C2300 brings a similar aesthetic and firmware from other Archer models, but its performance could be improved upon even relative to its speed specification.

As I have been helping out in our church's junior high school youth group for the past few years, I have learned it can be important to use the same medium to talk to he group, especially as it will probably be different from what you use or what you used to use at their age. Nowadays, the majority of the youth in our group are not on Facebook or Snapchat, but are instead using Instagram. To me, this seemed quite strange, especially as Instagram seems to be focused on sharing images and videos rather than communicating with your friends. Sure, there might be a messaging feature, but it definitely is not as full featured. Of course, some of my gaming teens are using Discord for voice and text chat. In my days, I really valued the chat aspect, as my other family members would often be on the phone. Thus, my go to application was MSN Messenger. For me, getting a girl's username then was the equivalent of getting her phone number, but I digress. Even now, I am still using Skype on a daily basis for chat, though only a few of my friends are actually on it. If there is one common thing about all my ways to keep in contact with people, it is the fact they all require Internet access, which is something today's product will help you. Today, we have the TP-Link Archer AC2300, which seemingly looks like a down-sized version of the Archer C3150. What is this device capable of, and will it be capable in keeping me connected with my friends? Read on to find out!


Read full article @ APH Networks

Unboxed! AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X 2nd Gen Processors
AMD's "2nd Gen Ryzen" CPUs have landed in our labs. We can’t discuss results yet, but these photos should tide you over until we can talk test results.

AMD's so-called "2nd Gen Ryzen" CPUs--and some accompanying components--have landed in our labs. We can’t discuss test results quite yet, but we gathered together some photos to tide you over until we can talk testing and the full spate of features. AMD sent us the pair of black and silver boxes you see here, one labeled with an AMD logo, the other with the now-familiar Ryzen branding. Wonder what's inside? The answer is just a click away.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware




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