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When we tested Intel's latest and greatest desktop CPUs, the 12th-generation Core family codenamed "Alder Lake," we found them to have world-beating gaming performance. That's thanks in large part to the refinements made to its "Golden Cove" P-cores over the "Willow Cove" cores used in Rocket Lake, which we can infer... Read more...
As time goes on rumors continue to swirl that NVIDIA will rehash its GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card from its previous generation Turing stack, but equip it with 12GB of GDDR6 memory. The latest evidence that this is the plan can be found at the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website, where Gigabyte has listed no... Read more...
If you thought the launch of Alder Lake on the desktop would mark the end of the 12th Gen Core benchmark leaks, think again. Not only are there more desktop chips undoubtedly coming, but there will be a mobile launch at some point too. Regarding the latter, an unannounced Core i7-12800H has jumped into the leaked... Read more...
In our Intel 12th Gen Core Alder Lake review, the latest desktop silicon from Chipzilla lived up to the hype, managing some clear wins in a bunch of benchmarks. Our overall evaluation of the Core i9-12900K and Core i7-12600K is a little more nuanced than that, but simply put, Intel is back in the fight. What about in... Read more...
Gigabyte is facing some harsh criticism from Roman "der8auer" Harting, an extreme overclocker and the CEO of HWBot, over the company's recent chest-thumping at its Z690 Aorus Tachyon motherboard being used to push an Intel 12th Gen Core i9-12900K Alder Lake processor all the way to 8GHz. According to der8auer, it's a... Read more...
It's almost that time of year again, as the holidays, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are quickly approaching, along with the usual bevy of tech deals they bring. But that doesn't mean you have to hold out and fight the masses on those major shopping days. We've managed to find some great gaming laptop deals ahead of... Read more...
Last week, owners of one of Gigabyte's motherboards based on AMD's A320 chipset had a limited CPU upgrade path, if they didn't want to overhaul their platform. And now? Gigabyte is dishing up beta BIOS updates that enable support for both Zen 2 (Ryzen 4000) and the latest Zen 3 (Ryzen 5000) processor from AMD. This... Read more...
One often-posted work-around for enthusiasts' inability to locate new graphics cards is to purchase a pre-built gaming PC or a gaming laptop. In the past, hardcore system-building enthusiasts have sneered at gaming laptops, as their perceived gaming performance value was widely regarded to be inferior for in-place... Read more...
Hey, have you heard? Intel is releasing its first modern discrete graphics card next year! Of course you've heard, because Intel has not kept its high-level plans a secret, not by a long shot. Lower-level details have been a bit tougher to source, though Intel has shared some additional info in recent weeks, and of... Read more...
Late last year, when we first heard about the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, it was rumored that the card would debut with 20GB of GDDR6X memory. However, at launch, the card instead featured 12GB of GDDR6X compared to 10GB for the standard GeForce RTX 3080. Apparently, there was some truth to those early rumors, as... Read more...
It's been just over a month since AMD officially launched its Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. That's not the end of the road for AMD's Radeon 6000 series, though. More models will inevitably be introduced, and if newly leaked renders are any indication, a Radeon RX 6600 (non-XT) is in the... Read more...
Who knew that being a tech enthusiast (or even just a consumer of electronic gadgets) could be so harrowing? Okay, it's not truly that dire, but in the span of about a week, we've reported on a Galaxy A21 smartphone catching fire on an Alaska Airlines plane (prompting an evacuation), and an issue with certain Gigabyte... Read more...
Gigabyte is coming under scrutiny for what has apparently morphed into a confusing RMA policy, as part of an unsolicited offer to replace certain PSU models that failed under stress testing by multiple reviewers. There is quite a bit to unpack there, right? So let's back up a moment and start from the beginning (which... Read more...
Some of Gigabyte's support sites have been taken offline, the result of an apparent ransomware attack in which a hacking group claims to be in possession of sensitive data, and is holding it hostage. If a ransom is not paid, the culprits say they will publish 112 gigabytes of stolen files, including ones containing... Read more...
Late last night, under the cover of darkness, AMD announced its latest flagship offering for 1080p gaming fanatics: the Radeon RX 6600 XT. Of course, the card wasn't a surprise to the enthusiast community, as it has been rumored for months. The Radeon RX 6600 XT is based on AMD's RDNA 2 architecture and features 32... Read more...
Water-cooled graphics cards aren't exactly new. For years, enthusiasts who build their own custom liquid cooling loops have incorporated blocks onto their GPUs to keep the heat at bay without producing a ton of noise. In recent years, some manufacturers have released cards with their own closed-loop AIO coolers... Read more...
Microsoft may have needlessly stressed a lot of people out when it released its PC Health Check app, which was designed to help determine a system's compatibility for running Windows 11. Seemingly capable PCs could (and did) fail the test because of a Trusted Module Platform (TPM 2.0) requirement, even though in many... Read more...
At first glance, Gigabyte's latest PCIe 4.0 add-in board looks like a low-profile graphics card with an aluminum heatsink and dual fans. However, it's actually the Aorus Xtreme Gen4 AIC SSD, which brings impressive capacity and performance stats to the enthusiast PC table. First off, let's talk about the capacity of... Read more...
AMD has not yet announced the Radeon RX 6600 XT, which seems like an inevitable addition to its RDNA 2 stack. While not necessarily a foregone conclusion, multiple leaks and rumors leave us with high confidence that the unofficial SKU will become official at some point. And perhaps soon, evidenced by Gigabyte listing... Read more...
The launch of NVIDIA's latest Ampere graphics cards is right around the corner (tomorrow to be exact), which means that more information is leaking out about both the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. The only logical price point for the former is $599, while the latter is likely to come in at... Read more...
Extremely fast SSDs are becoming more commonplace in the PC enthusiast realm. As such, we regularly see new SSDs announced that have sequential read/write speeds surpassing 6,500MB/sec and even 7,000MB/sec. However, the problem arises when these SSDs must throttle performance due to the immense heat generated when... Read more...
Gigabyte today made its new Lite Hash Rate (LHR) GeForce RTX 3060 cards official. We've heard about upcoming GPU revisions for the GeForce RTX 30 Series with a second-generation Ethereum limiter onboard, but Gigabyte is among the first to post actual product pages confirming the change. NVIDIA's GeForce 466.24 driver... Read more...
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