AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X Review

AMD’s Threadripper 2990WX and 2970WX were, thankfully for Intel, rather niche, thanks to several issues at launch hindering performance. Various tweaks led to improvements over the months, but they...

4_5 stars

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU Review

While AMD’s 8-core Ryzen 7 CPUs are certainly worth considering if you need the multi-threaded grunt provided by eight CPU cores, most of us don’t need all that parallel power. For the same...

4_5 stars

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU Review

You’d expect the Ryzen 7 1700X to sit firmly in the sweet spot of AMD’s 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 7 range, given that it’s around $130 cheaper than the flagship Ryzen 1800X, yet lacks little in...

4 stars

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU Review

The comparatively cheap Ryzen 7 1700 has slower stock frequencies than the Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X, and the lack of an ‘X’ in its name signifies that it’s been less favorably binned in terms of...

4_5 stars

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU Review

The Ryzen 7 line-up’s core and thread counts and cache amounts are identical between the chips, and all Ryzen CPUs are overclockable, so choosing one can be tricky. To complicate matters further,...

4 stars

Intel Core i5-7600K Kaby Lake CPU Review

The new Core i5-7600K is identical to the Core i7-7700K in all save a couple of key areas. The L3 cache amount falls from 8MB to 6MB, and while it has an identical TDP of 91W, it has a base clock of...

4_5 stars

Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake CPU Review

Compared with the Core i7-6700K, not much has changed with the release of the 7700K, other than a clock speed bump, improved 4K video playback and a few optimizations. Both CPUs use the same 14nm...

4 stars