1. J

    Intel CPU Help

    So I have an MSI pro Z690 motherboard I bought off of FB marketplace. It was sold to me not working and I bent pins back to fix it under a microscope. The socket for it is an LGA 1700 and I've never used Intel CPU's or their motherboards. I just want to test the board and was curious about what...
  2. cageymaru

    Wendell Answers Questions About AMD Threadripper Regression Testing

    Wendell from Level1Techs has released a new video where he discusses the one Windows kernel policy and scaling, AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX performance regressions in some programs under Windows, Coreprio testing anomalies, more Epyc 7551P testing, NUMA, UMA and more. His contacts within...
  3. cageymaru

    PC Perspective Reviews the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X and 2970WX

    Ken Addison and the crew at PC Perspective have reviewed the new AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X and 2970WX. Glancing over the numbers, the $649 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X with its 64 PCI-Express lanes seems to completely dominate the $579 Intel Core i9-9900K at productivity. When it comes to...
  4. cageymaru

    Cybersecurity Vulnerabilites in Weapon Systems Blemish the Department of Defense

    A study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has shown how vulnerable U.S. weapon systems under the control of the Department of Defense (DOD) have become. This is due to the weapon systems becoming more networked and software dependent and the DoD is still in the early stages of...
  5. cageymaru

    The Performance Cost of Security Mitigation on Linux 4.19

    Michael Larabel from Phoronix has run three Intel Xeon and two AMD EPYC systems through a battery of testing including a virtual machine to determine the performance cost that security mitigation patches such as Spectre, Meltdown, and Foreshadow have had on the platforms under Linux. The Linux...
  6. DooKey

    ComputerBase 4K HDR Testing Shows Performance Loss for AMD and NVIDIA

    Over at ComputerBase they've put up a page showing the results of 4K HDR FPS testing on the RX Vega 64 and the GTX 1080. They tested a total of 12 games and the results were pretty surprising for the NVIDIA part. The GTX 1080 showed greater FPS losses in most of these games compared to the RX...