Category: PC Hardware Reviews

Jun
16

The Huawei P20 & P20 Pro Review

By Andrei Frumusanu Following the April launch of the new Huawei P20 Pro and P20, we have a look again at a detailed view of the how the device performs in terms of performance, battery life, and more importantly, just […]

Jun
16

Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad P52: 8th Gen Core or Xeon, Quadro 3200, and 128GB RAM

By Joe Shields The new ThinkPad P52, according to Lenovo, ‘sets the standard for mobile workstations by combining ThinkPad build-quality along with cutting-edge technology’. All the horsepower is designed to handle modern workloads like VR and AR content, 3D rendering, […]

Jun
15

AMD BIOS Limitations: Bristol Ridge Dropped From Certain Motherboards

By Ian Cutress One of the functions of a motherboard BIOS, or UEFI, is the ability to discern which CPU is installed in the socket. With each new generation of CPUs, new versions of BIOS firmware are launched such that […]

Jun
15

G.Skill Trident Royal Crystalline DRAM: Premium Gemstone Glamour

By Ian Cutress Despite virtually everything in the consumer world being unnecessarily stuffed to the gills with RGB LEDs, they seem to sell like hotcakes. I was told earlier this year by one company that when they added RGBs to […]

Jun
15

Tyan Tomcat EX: The First AM4 Ryzen Motherboard with Management Control

By Ian Cutress A surprise at Computex was seeing the first public AMD Ryzen-based AM4 motherboard that will implement an Aspeed AST2500 BMC chip for additional management. Tyan was showcasing its Tomcat EX S8015 motherboard at its booth, initially with […]

Jun
15

Behind GIGABYTE’s Fish Tank Oil System: A New Take on Liquid Cooling

By Ian Cutress One of the more interesting designs out of the computer industry recently has been GIGABYTE’s fish tank PC build. The concept is similar to a simple mineral oil or thermal cycling PC, however GIGABYTE doubled up on […]

Jun
14

Magnets, How Do They Work? A Maverick / Streacom Prototype

By Ian Cutress If channeling Insane Clown Posse in the title was not enough, how about a fully configurable chassis where the user can move everything to every location inside the chassis as they please? This is the principle behind […]

Jun
14

The Toshiba RC100 SSD Review: Tiny Drive In A Big Market

By Billy Tallis The Toshiba RC100 is an NVMe SSD in the smaller-than-usual M.2 2242 form factor and making use of the NVMe Host Memory Buffer to improve the performance of this DRAMless SSD. Toshiba is hoping that this combination […]

Jun
14

GIGABYTE Aorus PCIe x16 M.2: For Four NVMe Drives, X399 Compatible

By Ian Cutress Everyone has spare NVMe SSDs, right? Or perhaps users want to buy four of them? Intel was on a big push recently with its newest 380 GB Intel Optane 905P SSD, with most of the main motherboard […]

Jun
14

Building for Apache Pass: Why Some Skylake Servers Already have 8 DIMMs Per Socket

By Ian Cutress If you don’t have a hand in a server day in and day out, it was perhaps not obvious why some Skylake servers when launched had eight memory slots. The Skylake-SP based Xeon platform only had six […]