An easier method than manual overclocking, however, is to simply enable the AMD Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO). With this enabled, our sample would still hit 4.5GHz on all cores, though more typically it settled at 4.4GHz. Importantly, it leaves lightly threaded boosting enabled and, as you can see in the benchmarks, you get a big multi threading boost and lose nothing under single threaded or gaming loads.

We were also able to reach an Infinity Fabric clock of 2,066MHz, which combined with a 1:1 memory clock results in DDR4-4133 with tight timings. That’s not something we’ve been able to achieve with other Ryzen 5000 silicon or other boards so far. The Dark Hero was bootable with extra SoC and CCD voltage even higher than this.

Read more @ PC Gamer

G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 64GB Kit

G.Skill is a company that needs no introduction, as it is more than likely that at some point in your computing that you have owned at least one set of their memory. Whether it be the various kits of Trident, Trident Z, Ripjaws with different Roman numerals after them, Flares, Snipers, Aegis, Ares, Pi, well, you get the point. If you are looking for RAM, G.Skill has enough options to sell you to fit the need. Even before we ventured into this review gig, we were well accustomed to what G.Skill offered and have bought many a set for multiple systems.

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Team Group MP33 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD

This NVMe model in M.2 2280 is using the PCI Express 3.0 standard. Leveraging NVMe, the drive has maximum quoted speeds of 2,100/1,700MB/s and random 4K throughput of 220K IOPS. These are not brilliant numbers anno 2020; then again, if it’s a multitude faster than a SATA3 SSD or faster, who am I to complain, really. The TBW values we learned ar listed at like so for the models 512GB / >400TB 1TB / >600TB 2TB / >1,000TB, which is a lot as you could completely write the SSD 600x before NAND would get exhausted.

Read more @ Guru3D

ADATA Swordfish & Falcon M.2 NVMe SSDs

It seems many people are building brand new PCs this time of year and when it comes to storage we’ve seen a shift from people moving from traditional hard drives and even SATA-based solid state drives to M.2 NVMe storage.  With prices pretty low and many motherboards offering at least two M.2 slots it makes sense to go the M.2 route.  Today we will be taking a look at two M.2 NVMe solid state drives from ADATA.  The first is the Falcon, which offers sequential read and write speeds of 3100 MB/s and 1500 MB/s respectively.  Then we have the Swordfish, which is a bit slower with sequential speeds of 1800 MB/s read and 1200 MB/s write. 

Read more @ ThinkComputers

WD Black AN1500 2TB & Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2TB

WD Black AN1500 2TB

WD Black has been the enthusiast and gaming brand for WD for the last decade. More recently, WD has lit a fire under the brand, releasing new products to the portfolio, namely the SN850, which out of nowhere, no hype involved, became the best drive you can buy without question.

Another part of that portfolio release was the AN1500 alongside the D50 Game Dock. The AN1500 is your traditional AIC (Add-in Card) sporting a PCIe 3.0 x8 interface offering increased throughput up to 6500 MB/s read and 4100 MB/s write with several capacity options including both 1TB and 2TB, along with a 4TB part at the high-end.

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Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2TB

Naturally, enthusiasts are all over this drive, but Sabrent’s latest and greatest deserves a close look from prosumers and professionals as well. If you are processing write-intensive data by the terabytes, then the Rocket 4 Plus is the drive for you. It offers unparalleled write performance, class-leading endurance, and will be available in capacities of up to 4TB.

Speaking of capacity, we have for your viewing pleasure the capacity point that we consider the current sweet spot for enthusiasts/gamers – 2TB. We will have a 1TB Rocket Plus review coming soon. Also, this review marks the debut of our next Gen SSD test system based on AMD’s 5900X CPU and our Gen4 only chart.

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ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge OC

We once again review a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti that’s a mouth full; meet the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge OC 8GB, it’s the value proposition from ZOTAC with a duo of spinners. Targeted at GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER perf levels in a small form factor, will the ZOTAC card hold up? Armed with a shader core count of 4864 units, this card is paired with 8 GB of GDDR6 graphics memory running 14 Gbps. Much has been said, rumored, and spoken about this card, as with that sexy shading core count, it is bound to be a bit of a beast in that sub-400 EUR/USD price range. 

Read more @ Guru3D

ASRock adds Clever Access Memory to Intel Z490 Motherboards

ASRock today released a new Beta BIOS for the Z490 Taichi motherboard which adds support for a technology that enabled the processor to access the graphics card’s full video memory. The technology called Clever Access Memory appears to be ASRock’s marketing name for the same technology that was introduced by AMD for its 500-series motherboards – Smart Access Memory.

The technology is only available to AMD graphics cards, as only those can currently take advantage of a wider Base Address Registry (BAR) through DirectX and GPU drivers. NVIDIA is expected to introduce support for Resizable BAR in the future. 

Read more @ Videocardz

MSI Adding Resizable-BAR to Intel 4xx Motherboards

As a world-leading motherboard brand, MSI contributes to providing gamers and creators extremely pleasant experience when users choose MSI motherboards. For the sake of fulfillment of goals, MSI keeps updating the latest version BIOS for users to download and to increase performance. At the present, MSI prepares to release BIOS update for all Intel 400-series motherboards, including Z490, B460 and H410 chipsets. According to planning schedule, the first batch is expected to Z490 motherboards. All BIOS update for Z490 will be available by this week. As for B460 and H410 motherboards, the BIOS update will be completely released in the next two weeks. Please follow the product pages for the updated BIOS.

Read more @ TechPowerUp


BIOSTAR has announced their latest AMD B550 based solution, the B550M-SILVER. As you might surmise, this is an mATX board with a black substrate and silver heatsinks and accents.

BIOSTAR B550M-SILVER Micro-ATX motherboard is equipped with the B550 chipset for AMD socket AM4 and supports the Ryzen 5000 Vermeer processors. It’s well built, sturdy and with plenty of functionality and features like official PCIe 4.0 support, PCIe M.2 4.0, Debug LED, 2.5Guard, A.I TP Control and an Intel Wi-Fi 6 interface, all the features are more than necessary to enjoy a game.

Read more @ BIOSTAR

Secretlab OMEGA 2020 Black3 Review

Today, we have a new product review. This time, we’re taking a look at one common cure for work from home discomfort, a Secretlab gaming chair. Easily the most comfortable chair I’ve used, this is a stellar product that you should look into if you’re in the market for a hew gaming chair.

Secretlab really needs no introduction when it comes to gaming chairs. They’ve been pumping out high quality offerings for a while now, iterating along the way to keep improving what is already recognized as a solid product. After months of working from home in an aging $50 chair, I decided it was time to upgrade to something with more comfort, support and style. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the latest cloth variant of the OMEGA 2020 Series, the Black3.

Read the full review.