Intel Walks Back Apollo Lake CPU Recall

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last week, Intel published a PCN (Public Change Notice) on its QDMS website declaring that certain Apollo Lake processors had flaws and would be discontinued. The initial notification the company published was straightforward: An issue had been identified with the […]

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Upcoming AMD UEFI Update Will Improve Ryzen Boost Clocks

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One ongoing question reviewers have been digging into for the past few weeks is the expected behavior of AMD 7nm Ryzen CPUs at high boost clock versus the actual, measured behavior. AMD promised to update the user community today, September […]

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Razer’s Upcoming Intel-Powered Switch 13 Will Offer 25W Switchable TDP

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Intel took the lid off of Ice Lake, we noted that the performance data for the CPU was complex. On the GPU side of things, Ice Lake is a huge leap forward, with substantially higher performance than anything we’ve […]

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Intel Core i9-9900KS Ships in Oct., Cascade Lake-X Nearly Doubles Performance Per Dollar

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Intel made some product announcements at a pre-IFA event in Berlin this week, including news on the Core i9-9900KS that it announced earlier this summer and an upcoming product refresh for its Core X family. Intel has been pushed onto […]

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Intel Core i9-9900KS Ships in Oct., Cascade Lake-X Nearly Doubles Performance Per Dollar

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Intel made some product announcements at a pre-IFA event in Berlin this week, including news on the Core i9-9900KS that it announced earlier this summer and an upcoming product refresh for its Core X family. Intel has been pushed onto […]

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Intel Is Suddenly Very Concerned With ‘Real-World’ Benchmarking

Since at least Computex, Intel has been raising concerns with reviewers about the types of tests we run, which applications reviewers tend to use, and whether those tests are capturing ‘real-world’ performance. Specifically, Intel feels that far too much emphasis is put on tests like Cinebench, while the applications that people actually use are practically […]

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AMD Sales Are Booming, but High-End Ryzen 3000 CPUs Still in Short Supply

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. After the Ryzen 3000 family debuted on 7nm, German retailer Mindfactory.de released data from its own CPU sales showing that demand for the smaller CPU manufacturer’s products had skyrocketed. That demand continued straight through August, but product shortages may be […]

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Survey: Many AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs Don’t Hit Full Boost Clock

Overclocker Der8auer has published the results of a survey of more than 3,000 Ryzen 7nm owners who have purchased AMD’s new CPUs since they went on sale in July. Last month, reports surfaced that the Ryzen 3000 family weren’t hitting their boost clocks as well as some enthusiasts expected. Now, we have some data on […]

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Microsoft May Finally Launch Dual-Screen Device at Oct. 2 Surface Event

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft is holding its next Surface event in New York City on October 2 and rumors are buzzing that the company could launch its long-rumored, never-shipped dual-screen device, codenamed Centaurus. It would be a significant change of approach if the […]

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AMD Will Pay $12.1M to Settle Bulldozer CPU False Marketing Claims

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Back in 2015, AMD was sued by a pair of individuals claiming that the company lied when it sold Bulldozer products to customers. The lawsuit — which I have always believed is without technical merit — essentially conflated being disappointed […]

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