Android Performance Tips and Tweaks and more
Posted on: 05/27/2017 07:33 AM

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles:

AMD Announces AGESA Update 1.0.0.6 - Supports up to 4000 MHz Memory Clocks
Android Performance Tips and Tweaks
ASRock confirms X299 and X399 motherboards
Corsair Commander PRO Review
Corsair T1 Race gaming chair
G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM570 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
GIGABYTE X299 AORUS GAMING 9, 7 and 3 pictured
HyperX Pulsefire FPS Optical Mouse Review
iKBC F87 RGB Keyboard
Mini-ITX Game PC - May 2017
Prey Performance And Optimization Guide With AMD Radeon RX 580
Two 16-core AMD Threadripper Parts Listed Online

AMD Announces AGESA Update 1.0.0.6 - Supports up to 4000 MHz Memory Clocks
You've probably heard of AMD's AGESA updates by now - the firmware updates that are ironing out the remaining kinks in AMD's Ryzen platform, which really could have used a little more time in the oven before release. However, kinks have been disappearing, the platform has been maturing and evolving, and AMD has been working hard in improving the experience for consumers and enthusiasts alike. As a brief primer, AGESA is responsible for initializing AMD x86-64 processors during boot time, acting as something of a "nucleus" for the BIOS of your motherboard. Motherboard vendors take the core capabilities of AGESA updates and build on them with their own "secret sauce" to create the BIOS that ultimately populate your motherboard of choice. The process of cooking up BIOS updates built on the new AGESA will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but AMD's Robert Hallock says you should be seeing BIOSes based on this version halfway through the month of June - if your vendor isn't already providing a Beta version of some kind.

This new AGESA update code, version 1.0.0.6, should be just up the alley of enthusiasts, however, in that it adds a grand total of 26 new parameters for memory configuration, improving the compatibility and reliability of DRAM, especially for memory that does not follow the industry-standard JEDEC specifications (e.g. faster than 2667, manual overclocking, or XMP2 profiles). Below you'll find the 26 parameters that were introduced.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Android Performance Tips and Tweaks
Android phones have a habit of getting bogged down after 6 to 12 months of use (or do they?). A phone that was once a speed demon starts to feel a bit sluggish. But before you hand over some hard-earned cash for a new smartphone, there are some things that can be done to speed up your phone experience, and some things that do utterly nothing.


Read full article @ TechSpot

ASRock confirms X299 and X399 motherboards
Before you ask, there are pictures. What we have are entries from ASRock website, which already list four X299 motherboards:

X299 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming i9
X299 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming i7
X299 Gaming K6
X299 Taichi


Read full article @ VideoCardz

Corsair Commander PRO Review
You can spend a lot of money on fans and everything RGB these days, but the one thing missing is that each component is regulated by a different piece of hard and software. Say no more, as Corsair just launched its new Commander PRO, a digital fan and RGB lighting controller that centralizes your needs and requirements and allows you to configure it all though the Corsair LINK software suite. We test the Commander Pro with LINK compatible HD 140 (RGB Fans) and Lighting Node Pro (LED strip kit).


Read full article @ Guru3D

Corsair T1 Race gaming chair
Corsair has entered the gaming chair market with a model called T1 Race. It is impossible to miss the point that it is styled like a racing car seat. In the video your reviewer refers to Recaro but other makes of racing seat are available, however Sparco doesn’t sound as good when you say it out loud.

There are five colour combinations available for T1 Race – full black plus black with blue, red, yellow or white trim. As you will see in our video we got the yellow option which looks pretty darn spiffing and also happens to match the colour flash of Corsair packaging. The colours look good and will doubtless prove popular. Perhaps the most interesting thing about Corsair T1 Race is the price which is set below £300 in a world where many gaming chairs are north of £400 and the Vertagears we recently reviewed were £500 and £600 each.


Read full article @ KitGuru

G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM570 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Developed for gamers not looking to spend much on a mechanical gaming keyboard the latest RIPJAWS KM570 MX model by G.SKILL has actually very little to be jealous from its more


Read full article @ NikKTech

GIGABYTE X299 AORUS GAMING 9, 7 and 3 pictured
Computex is just around the corner, so I’m sure some you are waiting to see world’s first X299 motherboards, so here they are. Meet AORUS GAMING series with more LEDs than your Christmas tree.


Read full article @ VideoCardz

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Optical Mouse Review
The HyperX Pulsefire FPS delivers solid performance, comfort, and build quality, albeit missing some customization.


Read full article @ APH Networks

iKBC F87 RGB Keyboard
The iKBC F87 RGB is a full RGB backlit ten-key-less keyboard from a group of enthusiasts in Taiwan who wanted a solid keyboard without sacrificing much. It features backlit doubleshot PBT keycaps, two color options, four genuine Cherry MX switch options, and driver-less backlighting control.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Mini-ITX Game PC - May 2017
The Mini-ITX Game PC is a desktop computer that is small enough to be portable, but has better performance than a gaming notebook. Previous time, we built a compact system that offered almost the same performance as a full-fledged gaming rig, but this time we try to keep the cost low for Full HD gaming.

Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed by Hardware.Info. If no new, superior products are released that should replace one or more of the components, then the component(s) will remain the same as the previous month.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

Prey Performance And Optimization Guide With AMD Radeon RX 580
The AMD Radeon RX 580 has been in the wild for over a month at this point. AMD pitched the Radeon RX 580 as an ideal choice for gamers looking to upgrade from graphics hardware acquired a couple years back. Specifically, in the lead up to the launch, AMD compared the performance of the RX 580 to cards like the Radeon R9 380.

So, with that in mind, we're in the lab today to test that claim using the recently launched Prey reboot from Bethesda Softworks and developer Arkane Studios, as our primary benchmark and game engine to explore. The game also just so happens to look fabulous...


Read full article @ HotHardware

Two 16-core AMD Threadripper Parts Listed Online
Ahead of their May 29 unveiling at AMD's pre-Computex 2017 show in Taipei, and their scheduled market availability for Summer 2017, two 16-core AMD Threadripper processor SKUs surfaced as online-store listings, on Greek online retailer Skroutz. These include the AMD Threadripper 1998, and the AMD Threadripper 1998X. The listings don't come with price-tags.

Some specifications of the two SKUs were revealed, too. To begin with, both chips feature 16 cores, and SMT enables 32 logical CPUs for the OS to address. The Threadripper 1998 is clocked at 3.20 GHz, with an unknown boost clock; while the 1998X is clocked higher, at 3.50 GHz, with unknown boost clocks. The "X" in the model number could denote XFR, which could unlock higher automated overclocks than the boost clock. Both chips are listed with AMD socket SP3r2 support, AMD's upcoming 4,094-pin LGA socket.


Read full article @ techPowerUp




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