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Why you shouldn’t roll the dice on a secondhand GPU

Shopping on the secondhand market for a graphics card is dangerous, especially if you want your card to perform as well as it should.
Tags: News, Trends, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, Gpu, Cryptocurrency, GPU shortage


Renders Of AMD AM5 Socket For Ryzen “Zen4 Raphael” CPUs Pictured For The First Time!!

Just like EPYC CPs, (AMD’s only Zen processors using LGA sockets yet), the AM5 also uses a simple latch and clamp to hold the CPU in place during installation instead of screws . The post Renders Of AMD AM5 Socket For Ryzen “Zen4 Raphael” CPUs Pictured For The First Time!! appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hardware, All News, Hardware News, Raphael, Amd, Lga, Processor, First Time, RYZEN, EPYC, Zen 4, AM5


Why DirectStorage Will Be a Game-Changer for Your Windows 11 PC

Windows 11 is on the way, bringing with it a fresh design and eliminating some features while adding new ones. One of the technologies that Microsoft’s next operating system is bringing with it is DirectStorage, promising super-fast loading times for next-gen SSD storage. Here’s everything you need to know about the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Computing, Nvidia, Virtual Reality, Amd, Solid State Drive, NVM Express, DirectX, Graphics Processing Unit, Application Programming Interfaces, Video Game Consoles, Home video game consoles, In Video Gaming, Xbox Series X And Series S


AMD's Radeon RX 6600XT is its next flagship 1080p GPU

After making a return to the mid-range with its RX 6700 XT GPU, AMD has launched its 1080p flagship, the RX 6600 XT..
Tags: Amd, Gpu, GPU AMD


AMD's Most Affordable 6000-Series GPU Is Here to Level Up 1080p Gaming

We’re in the midst of a pandemic and a global chip crunch, but that isn’t stopping AMD from releasing yet another new GPU. The $380 RX 6600 XT is here, and it’s now the most affordable member of AMD’s current 6000-series GPU lineup. While its specs aren’t quite as eye-popping as some of its more expensive siblings,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Amd, Radeon, Gpu, Video Cards, Computer Engineering, Advanced Micro Devices, Graphics Processing Unit, Xt, Radeon RX 6000 Series, Graphics Hardware, Electronic Engineering


The AMD RX 6600 XT is 15% faster than the RTX 3060, but there’s a catch

AMD announced the RX 6600 XT GPU, which is targeting 1080p gamers with high refresh rate displays. It supports ray tracing features, too, as well as FSR.
Tags: News, Trends, Computing, Graphics Card, Amd, Pc Gaming, Amd Radeon Rx 6600 Xt


Everything AMD’s new AM5 socket reveals about Zen 4

Renders of the upcoming next generation of AMD processors have been revealed. The images show a retention socket that resembles Intel's mainstream LGA.
Tags: News, Trends, Intel, Computing, Amd, Processors, AMD AM5, AMD CPU


AMD AM5 CPU Socket For Next-Gen Ryzen Desktop CPUs Pictured In Latest Renders, LGA 1718 Pin Design

The renders of AMD's next-generation AM5 CPU socket which will support upcoming 2022's Ryzen Desktop CPUs have been unveiled.
Tags: Amd, Ryzen Desktop


Dell Is Cancelling Alienware Gaming PC Shipments To Several US States

davide marney writes: Orders for Alienware Aurora R12 and R10 gaming PC configurations placed in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, or Washington will not be honored because of power consumption regulations, reports PC Gamer. "Any orders placed that are bound for those states will be canceled," Dell states in a message. "The Aurora R12 and R10 are built around the latest generation processors from Intel and AMD, the former featuring 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake CPUs and the latter wie...
Tags: Washington, US, Tech, Intel, Dell, Amd, Aurora, Alienware Aurora, California Colorado Hawaii Oregon Vermont, 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake


ThinkComputers Podcast #282

This week on the podcast we talk about our reviews of the Mountain Makalu 67 Lightweight Gaming Mouse and the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 Solid State Drive. We also discuss details revealed at Intel's event on Alder Lake, new power restrictions in 6 states for gaming PCs, Radeon RX 6600 XT pricing and more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #282 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Intel, Computer Hardware, Tech News, Dell, Amd, Ssd, Alienware, ThinkComputers, ThinkComputers Podcast, Tech Podcast, Pc Hardware, Sabrent, Alder Lake, Pc Hardware Podcast, Makalu 67


SK Hynix Will Start DDR5 Memory Mass Production In 2H 2021

SK Hynix has confirmed through its Q2 2021 financial report that DDR 5 memory will enter mass production in the coming months. Several platforms from Intel and AMD will utilize the DDR5 RAM technology. The post SK Hynix Will Start DDR5 Memory Mass Production In 2H 2021 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hardware, Memory, Intel, All News, Hardware News, Ram, Amd, SK Hynix, DDR5


Hands-On With Sonnet's DuoModo Modular Desktop Enclosures and eGPU

Sonnet in June announced a new DuoModo series of mix and match modular Thunderbolt expansion options both for the desktop and for rack installation, and we thought we'd take a hands-on look at the new offerings for MacRumors readers who are looking to power up their desktops. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. There are three interchangeable expansion modules that are part of the DuoModo line, including a three-slot PCIe card system, an eGPU card system, and a Ma...
Tags: Mac, Intel, Amd, Gpu, MacRumors YouTube, Sonnet


Looks like we all can't stop pouring billions of dollars into AMD, Google, Apple, Microsoft

iPhones, iPads about to hit global chip supply wall others have felt, though AMD reported strong financial figures on Tuesday, showing continued demand for its Ryzen CPUs and GPUs and Epyc server processors during the pandemic and its various stay-at-home rules.…
Tags: Software, Amd, AMD Google Apple Microsoft


Valve Promises Steam Deck Will Run 'The Entire Steam Library' At 30+ FPS

Valve expects that its recently announced Steam Deck portable gaming console will be able to run "really the entire Steam library" on its 1280x800 LCD screen at frame rates of 30 fps or higher. Ars Technica reports: That's according to a recent IGN video interview in which Valve Hardware Engineer Yazan Aldehayyat said that "all the games that we wanted to be playable had really good [performance], a really good experience" in Steam Deck testing. Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais expanded on t...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Amd, Gpu, IGN, Pierre Loup Griffais, Yazan Aldehayyat, Griffais, Aldehayyat


Radeon RX 6600 XT MSRP Will Be Priced At 349 USD, RX 6600 Will Cost 299 USD

The report states that RX 6600 XT will cost 349 USD while RX 6600 will be 50 USD cheaper. Reportedly, the information is a month old, and the prices might have already changed. Do note that both AMD and NVIDIA have repeatedly changed MSRPs prior to the product's launch. The post Radeon RX 6600 XT MSRP Will Be Priced At 349 USD, RX 6600 Will Cost 299 USD appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, All News, Hardware News, Nvidia, Graphics Card, Amd, Radeon, RX 6600, RX 6600 XT


AMD Led Workstation CPU Sales During June, Intel Loses Decade Old Lead

In its latest report, Puget System states that AMD Workstation CPU sales have increased over Intel offerings during June 2021.
Tags: Intel, Amd, AMD Workstation CPU


New Rumor Suggest $349 US Pricing For AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, $299 US For RX 6600 RDNA 2 Graphics Cards

AMD's Radeon RX 6600 XT & RX 6600 graphics cards will cost $349 & $299 US, respectively, as per rumors with the launch closing in soon.
Tags: US, Amd, AMD Radeon


A complete, chronological history of the catastrophic GPU shortage

The GPU shortage continues to be a problem for anyone looking for a graphics card. To understand how we got here, here's a complete history of the GPU shortage.
Tags: Trends, Features, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, Gpu, Pc Gaming, GPU shortage


AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT vs. Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3060

The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti, and RTX 3060 all deliver excellent performance at 1080p. Between them, though, which should you pick up?
Tags: Trends, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, AMD Radeon, Rtx 3060, RTX 3060 Ti, Amd Radeon Rx 6600 Xt


Neo Forza Announces DDR4-5000 and DDR4-4600 High Powered Memory Kits

NEO Forza has released DDR4-5000 and DDR4-4600 memory kits. The kits target Intel's Rocket Lake and AMD's Zen 3 processor users who are in search of RAM with exceptional performance and efficiency. The post Neo Forza Announces DDR4-5000 and DDR4-4600 High Powered Memory Kits appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hardware, Memory, Intel, All News, Hardware News, Ram, Amd, DDR4, DDR5, Rocket Lake, Neo Forza


Best Motherboards 2021 for Gaming, by Socket and Chipset (tom's hardware)

Here are the best motherboards for Intel and AMD’s top processors. These boards offer great features, overclocking performance and pricing.
Tags: News, Intel, Amd


Leaked Intel i9-12900K Benchmark Shows Gains Over the Ryzen 5950X

UnknowingFool writes: An engineering sample of Intel's next flagship processor, the i9-12900K, was shown to beat AMD's current flagship 5950X in Cinebench R20 by 18% in multi-core and 28% in single-core tests. The next generation of Intel processors is believed to use a hybrid big.LITTLE design where 8 of its 16 cores are for low power usage and 8 are for full power. The low power cores only run in single thread where the high power cores can run 2 threads. No official word on pricing or release...
Tags: China, Tech, Intel, Amd, Cinebench, Leaked Intel


Intel Core i9-12900K QS Outperforms Ryzen 9 5950X In Cinebench R20 Test

A quick comparison using the latest results from Guru3D tells that Intel Core i9-12900K has a 26% higher single-thread benchmark score and an 11% higher multi-thread benchmark score than AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. The post Intel Core i9-12900K QS Outperforms Ryzen 9 5950X In Cinebench R20 Test appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hardware, Intel, All News, Hardware News, Amd, Intel Core, RYZEN, AMD Ryzen, Core i9-12900K, i9-12900K


Nvidia just got the one feature DLSS needs to compete with AMD Super Resolution

Nvidia DLSS has a quality advantage of FSR, but in a market where RTX graphics cards are hard to find, that quality difference may not be enough.
Tags: Opinion, Trends, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, DLSS, NVIDIA DLSS, FidelityFX Super Resolution


Leaked Intel i9-12900K benchmark shows gains over the Ryzen 5950X

A leaked benchmark for the upcoming Intel i9-12900K shows up to a 28% improvement over AMD's flagship 5950X.
Tags: News, Trends, Intel, Computing, Amd, Leaked Intel, Alder Lake, Intel Core i9-12900K


Students don't need to rush and buy a new laptop for Windows 11 as long as their laptop isn't too old

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Windows Windows 11 is rolling out later in 2021, but Windows 10 computers will continue to work just fine for students until 2025. PCs more than three years old likely won't have the requirements to update to Windows 11. Any new laptop you buy now for school will support Windows 11 with a free upgrade. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Microsoft recently announced its new Windows 11 operating sys...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Pc, Amd, Laptops, CPU, Apple Microsoft, Tech Insider, Antonio Villas Boas, Insider Picks, Windows 11, Tech & Electronics (Reviews, IP Tech


ThinkComputers Podcast #281

This week on the podcast we talk about our reviews of the Mushkin GAMMA 2TB Gen4 Solid State Drive and the Corsair MM700 RGB Extended Mousepad. We also discuss the announcement of the Steam Deck, a GPU that survived a house fire, new Elgato products and much more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #281 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Intel, Computer Hardware, Tech News, Valve, Amd, Gpu, ThinkComputers, Elgato, Mushkin, ThinkComputers Podcast, Tech Podcast, Pc Hardware, Pc Hardware Podcast, Computer Podcast, Tech Podcast 2021


AMD Will Launch Its Radeon RX 6600 XT and RX 6600 On August 11th

Fudzilla claims that AMD will launch its two desktop Navi 23 graphics cards on August 11th. The website has cited their source who claims that AMD will launch both the Radeon RX 6600 XT and Radeon RX 6600 non-XT on Wednesday. The post AMD Will Launch Its Radeon RX 6600 XT and RX 6600 On August 11th appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, All News, Gaming News, Hardware News, Graphics Card, Amd, Radeon, NAVI, Fudzilla, RX 6600, RX 6600 XT


Leaked AMD RX 6600 XT benchmark reveals surprising performance

A new leak shows photos and benchmarks for the upcoming RX 6600 XT, which shows performance on-par with Nvidia's RTX 3060 Ti.
Tags: News, Trends, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, rDNA 2, Amd Radeon Rx 6600 Xt