AMD Ryzen 5 3400G

AMD’s four-core eight-thread Ryzen 5 3400G comes packing AMD’s Zen+ processing cores paired with AMD’s RX Vega integrated graphics engine, a combo that’s surely to land among the list of best CPUs for gaming because it can push playable framerates for low-resolution gaming if you’re willing to make the trade-off of lower quality settings. 

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The Asus ROG Strix B350-F Gaming motherboard was a decent board for its day, but it had some room for improvement. Asus has tried to renovate that room with the ROG Strix B450-F Gaming board, which brings a few feature enhancements including support for AMD’s StoreMI software storage acceleration technology, which intelligently moves hard drive data to an SSD, and an enhanced layout.

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ASRock TRX40 Taichi

For one, the ASRock TRX40 Taichi featuring a 16-phase VRM with powerful 90 A power stages and a massive VRM heatsink with active cooling. The ASRock TRX40 Taichi also features the same modernized features and premium build quality I have praised since the X570 Taichi launched—from the integrated rear I/O shield to the 2.5 Gb/s LAN or intricate cog and gear motif.

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The BIOS meanwhile, is standard Asus. That translates to smooth navigation, decent fan control, and a solid array of tweaking options. By default, the small chipset fan is always on, but those who value absolute quietness can simply drag the Q-Fan curve to the right. Setting it to enable at, say, 80°C ensures that it remains off at all times, at the expense of raised heat around the chipset section.

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Supermicro X11SPA-T

Not all motherboards are created equal. Compared to consumer hardware, prosumer level options with workstations opt for different peripheral features, but ultimately it comes down to support. The Supermicro X11SPA-T is a single socket workstation motherboard with a range of high-end features, designed to support both Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs and Xeon-W 3200 series CPUs, but its focus is with the workstation hardware on the C621 chipset.

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Plumbing in our usual settings of 4.35GHz and 1.325V vcore sadly saw our system freeze under load, which was mildly concerning, but thankfully heading to the EFI and applying a modest amount of loadline calibration solved the problem and the system passed our stress test as well as a full run of benchmarks without a hitch.

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As befits something called the Prime, and certainly a special edition of that subbrand, the Prime 30 has plenty of high bandwidth options – USB 3.2 Gen 2, 5G Ethernet, AX200 Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt 3, M.2 slots etc. There is also a full 16 stage power phase using the PowerIR 3555 voltage regulators, black capacitors and even an active cooling fan to keep everything as frosty as the colour scheme.

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Gigabyte’s TRX40 Aorus Xtreme is undeniably an insane motherboard that’s dripping with features, but at over £800, it’s not exactly affordable and even if you’re in the market for CPUs costing upwards of £1,200, you might think twice about splashing out when there are alternatives that will save you £300. 

Read more @ Bit-Tech