Category: PC Hardware Reviews

Apr
27

Intel Outs Z390 & X399 PCHs for Cannon Lake & Coffee Lake CPUs

By Anton Shilov Intel this week released its new Rapid Storage Technologies drivers, and thanks to their associated release notes, Intel has indirectly confirmed their upcoming Z390 and X399 PCHs. The drivers’ release notes also shed some light on Intel’s […]

Apr
27

Philips Unveils 43-Inch 4K Gaming LCD with DisplayHDR 1000, DCI-P3, FreeSync

By Anton Shilov Philips has announced its new large gaming display that brings together an ultra-high-definition resolution panel, VESA’s DisplayHDR 1000 certification, and AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology. In addition to being the only ultra-large gaming monitor to support […]

Apr
27

CPU Design Guru Jim Keller Joins Intel; Completes CPU Grand Tour

By Ryan Smith For long-time AnandTech readers, Jim Keller is a name many are familiar with. The prolific microarchitectural engineer has been involved in a number of high-profile CPU & SoC projects over the years, including AMD’s K8 and Zen […]

Apr
27

NVIDIA Releases 397.31 WHQL Drivers: Vulkan 1.1 Support, NVIDIA RTX, And More

By Nate Oh After quietly announcing legacy support status for Fermi GPUs and 32-bit operating systems earlier this month, NVIDIA today has released the first Release 396 drivers with 397.31 WHQL, headlined with Game Ready titles BattleTech and Frostpunk. As […]

Apr
26

The ASRock X299 Extreme4 Motherboard Review: $200 Entry To HEDT

By Joe Shields The ASRock X299 Extreme4 is an entry-level motherboard from ASRock designed to give users an inexpensive step into the premium land of the high-end desktop. At $200, it is the least expensive X299 motherboard we have tested, […]

Apr
26

Microsoft Rolls Out Xbox April Update: FreeSync And More

By Brett Howse Although we’ve not yet gotten an official launch date for the latest version of Windows 10, Microsoft’s Xbox team has once again beat them to the punch with a new version of the console OS called the […]

Apr
26

AMD Announces Q1 FY 2018 Results: Big Gains

By Brett Howse This afternoon, AMD announced their earnings for the first quarter of their 2018 fiscal year, and their recent trend of performance has continued, with revenues for the quarter up 40% to $1.65 billion. Even more importantly, they’ve […]

Apr
26

AMD Launches Combat Crate Bundles: CPU, GPU, & Motherboard In a Box

By Anton Shilov AMD on Wednesday announced its Combat Crate bundles, an initiative aimed to deliver a complete set of barebones PC hardware straight to the hands of gamers. The bundles will initially be available in North America and will […]

Apr
26

EKWB Releases Its First X470 Series Monoblock for ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming

By Joe Shields With the release of the new X470 based chipset for the 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen CPUs, board partners have brought to market new motherboards designed to support AMD’s new processors. With this, it is inevitable that major […]

Apr
26

Chinese DRAM Industry Spreading Its Wings: Two More DRAM Fabs Ready

By Anton Shilov Two more DRAM makers based in China, Innotron Memory and Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit, are gearing up for volume production of computer memory in the coming month. Both manufacturers were founded with the help of the […]