1. Sand dan Glokta

    I'm getting lower performance than what I should be getting with my new build and IDK what to do.

    I'm running a 1700x @ 3.9, gtx 1080ti sc2, and 16gb 3200mhz ram. I was playing bf1 just now at 1440p on high and I'm getting lower performance than what was shown by various tech sites (legitreviews, hardocp, techpowerup) and various youtubers. On the same settings with the same hardware (some...
  2. Q

    How do you detect a falsely re-lidded CPU?

    Thanks to delidding tools, it's now possible to put the lid of - for example - an i7 CPU on an i3 CPU. Or - more subtly - the lid of an i5-2500k on an i5-2500. Can this be casually detected?
  3. FrgMstr

    AMD Launches EPYC Enterprise CPUs Available Today @ [H]

    AMD Launches EPYC Enterprise CPUs Available Today - AMD held it official EPYC enterprise CPU launch today in Austin, TX. If you are not aware of EPYC, it is quite simply AMD's effort to get back into the datacenters that are now firmly held by Intel Xeon processors. What do you get when you...
  4. FrgMstr

    Scythe Mugen 5 CPU Air Cooler Review @ [H]

    Scythe Mugen 5 CPU Air Cooler Review - The Mugen 5 is one of the larger CPU air coolers you will find on the market, and with that is has an "asymmetric design for maximum memory compatibility," so it does not extend deep into DIMM territory. The polished copper baseplate, as well as the rest...
  5. I

    New CPU cooler installed & smaller heatsink re-seated; now fans LOUD and display blank!

    System Specs: HP Compaq Elite 8300 USDT/USFF with i5-3470s and 16gb RAM Windows 10 on 120gb SSD; 250GB HDD Hello all, I have a HP Compaq Elite 8300 USDT/USFF pc- the reeeealy small one. I have it running 24/7 as a media server, and since heat kills, I wanted to upgrade the cooling a little...
  6. FrgMstr

    AMD Shows of Epyc Datacenter CPU

    AMD just got finished off showing off some of the basics about its EPYC datacenter processor. It is based on the Zen architecture goodness, and is in a nutshull, four Ryzen CPUs on a single package for server. So you get 32 Cores under one integrated heat spreader with support for 4TB of...
  7. FrgMstr

    AMD ThreadRipper HEDT CPU Officially Announced

    AMD ThreadRipper HEDT CPU Officially Announced AMD just officially announced the new AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper High End Desktop CPU that will be released this summer at its Financial Analyst Day. A 16-Core 32-Thread CPU sounds
  8. M

    Which air cooler to replace the 212?

    Hello all, I'm going to be getting a Ryzen 1500X soon and I'd like to venture into overclocking for the first time and would be aiming to hit 3.9/4.0 providing I get a good chip. I need a replacement for my 212 and would like to stick with air if possible. My question is, which would provide...
  9. S

    High 7700K Temps with Corsair Hydro H80i and Hyper 212?

    Hi All! I did a new build about a month ago and I have noticed some unusually high temperatures with my 7700K. I originally had a Hyper 212 cooler on my build, but after seeing the temps I decided that maybe it wasn't cutting it so I switched to a Corsair Hydro H80i v2. However the temps are...
  10. The Internal

    Quietest black and blue LED CPU cooler (that's at least "good")

    Hey everyone. So, the thread title is pretty self-explanatory. I'm looking to do a new-build with black everything and blue accents. I'd love to find a very quiet heatsink that happens to be black that I could either put on a blue LED fan or that comes with a blue LED fan. A good heatsink is...
  11. M

    Web-browsing PC to Editing PC Upgrade

    Hello all, A year ago I built my first PC and at the time I was only interested in web-browsing and YouTube etc with the occasional session on games like Shellshock Live, which aren't very intensive. I decided on an A10-7870k with 8GB of 2400Mhz Ram. Since then, I have taken up photography as...
  12. The Internal

    Are Asus x99 boards currently having a bad run?

    Hey all. So, I'm looking to do a build around my i7-6850k and I've encountered a surprising number of bad reviews / complaints about Asus x99 motherboards toasting their CPUs and/or needing multiple RMAs. I was considering going with an ASUS board, despite the X99-A having some recurring...
  13. FrgMstr

    AMD Ryzen Oxide Game Engine Optimized Code Tested @ [H]

    AMD Ryzen Oxide Game Engine Optimized Code Tested - There has been a lot of talk about how AMD's new Ryzen processors have pulled up somewhat short at low resolution gaming. AMD explained that code optimizations from game developers are needed to address this issue, and today is the day that...
  14. FrgMstr

    AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Retail CPU Overclocking X 2 @ [H]

    AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Retail CPU Overclocking X 2 - We have seen what the Ryzen 7 1700 sampled to us by AMD would do when it comes to overclocking, but what happens when you purchase a 1700 CPU? We went out and purchased one online and one locally and put these to test to find out their...
  15. Zarathustra[H]

    AMD Ryzen 5 Processors Start At $169 and Launch on April 11th

    Ooops... Looks like someone over at Guru3D pulled a stupid and announced something they shouldn't have a little early. The story has been taken down now, but not before LegitReviews took it and ran with it. It looks like Ryzen 5, 6 core, 12 thread and 4 core, 8 thread CPU's are coming on...
  16. pencea

    Noctua NH-U14S with 7700k 5ghz?

    Currently using the Noctua NH-U14S. Was wondering if I were to get the 7700k, will this cooler be adaqute enough to handle it at 5ghz? Also are the chances for 7700k hitting 5ghz high or is that only achievable for a small minority?
  17. FrgMstr

    AMD Ryzen and the Windows 10 Scheduler - No Silver Bullet

    So we have seen all sorts of theories batted around here for days now about why the AMD Ryzen CPUs show poor gaming performance at 1080p resolutions and below. One of the reasons that has been rumored heavily has been put to the fault of the Windows Scheduler. PCPer has a full look, with tons...
  18. FrgMstr

    AMD Ryzen 1700 CPU vs 1700X CPU Review @ [H]

    AMD Ryzen 1700 CPU vs 1700X CPU Review - So there has been a lot of talk about what Ryzen CPU do you buy? The way I think is that you want to buy the least expensive one that will give you the best performance. That is exactly what we expect to find out here today. Is the Ryzen 1700 for $330...
  19. Zarathustra[H]

    AMD Hopes to Break Intel Server Dominance with New 32-Core Naples Chip

    Infoworld has a story up today about AMD's server chief Forrest Norrod, and how he believes he can take the fight to Intel on the server front. Naples has a massive 32 cores, more PCIe lanes and greater memory capacity than Intel's counterparts, and will likely also sell at a lower cost. On...
  20. B

    Xeon 1650 v4 - Q Good for CAD, Sketchup and Overnight Rendering?

    Hello all, First post on this site, strange this is that I can't see a description of the forum, although it's clear what's been spoken about! So I Use AutoCAD full time, Sketchup 1/4 time and I'm well in need of an upgrade as it's been around 4 years since the last one (details at the bottom...
  21. pencea

    Intel Allegedly Playing Dirty To Undercut AMD’s Ryzen

    Intel Allegedly Playing Dirty To Undercut AMD’s Ryzen The editors-in-chief of two of America’s top PC hardware and technology publications have confirmed to Wccftech that they have indeed been approached by Intel regarding upcoming Ryzen reviews. Although both said that it was business as...
  22. FrgMstr

    Relid Your Intel CPU on the Cheap with no Delid Tools @ [H]

    Relid Your Intel CPU on the Cheap with no Delid Tools - So we have covered a lot about taking your shiny new Intel CPUs apart lately, affectionately known as "delidding." What we have found in our journey is that "relidding" the processor might be an important part of the process as well. But...
  23. pencea

    Ryzen 1800X @ 3.6GHz With Turbo Disabled – Outperforms Intel’s 8-Cores In 6/8 Tests CPU Benchmarks

    Ryzen 1800X @ 3.6GHz With Turbo Disabled – Outperforms Intel’s 8-Cores In 6/8 Tests CPU Benchmarks The tests include integer math, floating point performance, prime numbers, encryption, compression, sorting, SSE performance and physics. The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X outperformed every other CPU in 6...
  24. pencea

    AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 8 Core CPU Benchmarks Leaked Thousand Dollar Performer At $389

    AMD's second fastest processor 1700X is showing some really impressive performance in Passmark benchmark. It's single thread performance which is crucial, was faster than both Intel's 5960x & 6800k and was only 3% slower than the 6900k. Again keep in mind this is the 1700x, not the 1800x which...
  25. Zarathustra[H]

    Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/i5/i7 - NVIDIA vs. AMD Linux Gaming Performance

    Those Open Source fanatics over at Phoronix have a nice comparison of how 5 different Intel CPU's with 5 different AMD and Nvidia GPU's perform in some of the most popular games available in Linux. They keep the commentary short and sweet, and mostly let their results do the talking, so if you...
  26. Zarathustra[H]

    Intel Reportedly Preparing Two New Chips in Kaby Lake Refresh

    The folks over at Canard PC have certainly been getting lots of attention lately. Now they have some fresh rumors about a pair of new Intel Kaby Lake CPU's. (Link to article translated from French using Google Translate.) They report that we will likely soon be seeing a Core i7-7740K at 4.3Ghz...
  27. FrgMstr

    Intel Kaby Lake i5-7600K CPU De-Lid & Re-Lid Temp Results @ [H]

    Intel Kaby Lake i5-7600K CPU De-Lid & Re-Lid Temp Results - We got in our retail purchased Intel Core i5-7600K Kaby Lake architecture processor and of course the first thing we wanted to do was overclock it to 5GHz, and then very quickly remove the Integrated Heat Spreader and see how much...
  28. S

    CPU Bottleneck. Where to go from here? Answer: New GPU

    I'm currently running an i5-4670k overclocked to 4.7GHz* and a GTX480 I have a 144hz screen and in the games that I don't get 144 frames per second such as Insurgency or Natural Selection 2, it's still very smooth, but it will float around 100 and vary. When I look at the system status it shows...
  29. FrgMstr

    7700K for Delidding!

    Just got in our first retail 7700K for overclocking testing and delidding this week when our Delid tool comes in from Overclockers UK. https://www.overclockers.co.uk/der8auer-delid-die-mate-hs-000-dr.html
  30. FrgMstr

    Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K Overclocking Preview @ [H]

    Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K Overclocking Preview - After having a few weeks to play around with Intel's new Kaby Lake architecture Core i7-7700K processors, we finally have some results that we want to discuss when it comes to overclocking and the magic 5GHz many of us are looking for, and...
  31. FrgMstr

    Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K IPC Review @ [H]

    Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K IPC Review - We have now gotten to spend a good amount of time with Intel's new Core i7-7700K processor, codenamed "Kaby Lake." This processor family is set to be launched at CES next year. Today we are pushing through a suite of benchmarks to see what Kaby Lake...
  32. Q

    I'm not going to need to upgrade for a good long while, am I?

    I'm looking at my current PC and at upgrades that will be available in the next year or so, and not seeing any real need to upgrade. CPU? I have an i7-3770S and unless I need many more cores, the performance boost really isn't much GPU? I have two Maxwell Titan X cards and they handle...
  33. FrgMstr

    AMD Confirms Zen Launch

    Lisa Su of AMD just confirmed on its earnings call that AMD's new Zen processors will launch into the desktop market "Summit Ridge" in Q1'17, and its Zen server products will launch in Q2'17.
  34. V

    New motherboard, bent pins (cpu socket)

    Hello So I have the new Asus Strix Extreme mobo with a skylake 6700k, the pins on the motherboard are bent, and they managed to make a scratch on two of the copper electricity receivers (on the cpu, not the core in the middle). I am thinking the cpu might still work as long as the copper...
  35. Pieter3dnow

    AMD prepares Zen for CES 2017 launch

    According to Digitimes : Seems we are getting there finally and if Zen goes on sale in February it should finally be over ;)
  36. Sand dan Glokta

    Is there a difference when gaming between the 6700k and 6800k?

    I'm pretty torn between getting the 6800k and the 6700k. I do like that the 6800k has more lanes. I'm going to be mostly gaming so It does make more sense to go with the 6700k, even though It does have better single core performance. And is there even a difference when gaming with the 6800k as...
  37. FrgMstr

    Enermax ETS-T50 Axe CPU Air Cooler Review @ [H]

    Enermax ETS-T50 Axe CPU Air Cooler Review - Enermax keeps up its onslaught of CPU air cooler designs today with a tower cooler that uses five direct touch heatpipes to move all those BTUs. It has LED lighted fans along with a stealthy black exterior. Interestingly, Enermax has included a...
  38. FrgMstr

    Alphacool Eisbaer 240 CPU AIO Cooler Review @ [H]

    Alphacool Eisbaer 240 CPU AIO Cooler Review - The Alphacool Eisbaer series of all-in-one CPU coolers are one of the units that spearheaded the non-sealed liquid cooling systems that we are seeing more and more of. This means adding coolant and even expanded the loop if you need to do so...
  39. H

    [Help] Rampage IV Extreme - Weird Behaviour.

    I usually find a solution online, but I've searched for 3 days now and did not find similar case. Clicked shut down, went out for 2 hours, came back and pc freezed on shut down screen. Switched it off and can't get it back to life now. Debug 00, cpu qled red. Resetted cmos Flushed through usb...
  40. F

    Need Upgrade Advice - from R7 370 to ??

    Current build: MSI 970a-G46 AMD FX-6300 stock cooler/No OC XFX R7 370 2GB/No OC 8GB RAM Win 10 512G SSD 650W Seasonic Games I am playing: DOOM Stellaris Subnautica FO4 Will play: No Man's Sky I have about 450$ to spend. I currently game on a 1080p TV, and will do so for the foreseeable...