USB 3.2 Doubles the Speed of Cables You Already Have The latest USB 3.1 specification is pretty fast, but it could be even faster. How about twice as fast? That’s what the USB-IF is promising for its newly announced USB 3.2 specification. The update takes advantage of capabilities already built into many devices, meaning you might not need any new cables to get the higher speeds. In the USB 3.1 specification, cables were designed to .
AMD Launches Massive Radeon Driver Update 17.7.2 AMD released the latest version of its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition (whew) last night, with a significant performance and feature boost for Team Red GPU owners. It’s part of a significant transformation in how AMD handles its drivers that kicked off in earnest back in November 2015, with the launch of Radeon Software Crimson Edition. From 2012 to 2015, AMD adhered to a limited driver release schedule with periodic .
AMD Threadripper Delidded With a Multi-Core Surprise Under the Hood One of the topics we’ve been covering in the past month is the behavior of the Core i9-7900X when overclocked, as well as the performance characteristics of the X299 chipset. In both cases, Intel has been criticized. First, for a CPU that traps a great deal of heat below the heatspreader, thanks to the use of thermal paste instead of solder, and second, for X299 .
Rumor – Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected Over the past six weeks, AMD’s Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 CPUs have been making Intel’s life a bit difficult. Chipzilla’s standard desktop lineup has been rattled by AMD’s new chips, which offer higher core counts and better performance in many workloads for significantly less money. Intel, of course, was never going to take this lying down — and new rumors suggest .
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X review a great-value 8-core CPU giving the 1800X troubles The Ryzen 7 1700X is $100 cheaper than its flagship Ryzen 7 1800X stablemate, yet offers achingly similar performance. So it ought to be the perfect example of AMD’s new Zen architecture, offering massive multi-threaded grunt for chump change, right? Well, that depends on whether you’re happy to keep on overclocking a bargain-priced Ryzen 7 1700 instead… Really though the 1700X .