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AMD Ryzen Threadripper II to Launch August 13th

At Computex 2018 AMD announced it 32-core, 64-thread 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper processor. Since then we learned that this processor will be built on the 12 nm process and will be called Ryzen Threadripper 2990X. According to the latest rumors AMD will be releasing these new processors on August 13th.

Hardware News

First Benchmarks & CPU-Z Screenshot of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2 Chip Revealed

The first benchmarks and CPU-Z screenshots of AMD's upcoming Ryzen Threadripper 32-core flagship processor have been revealed by HKEPC. This 12 nm "Pinnacle Ridge" chip will be known as "Threadripper 2990X". So with that naming scheme you'll have a 12-core 2920X, 16-core 2950X, 20-core 2960X, 24-core 2970X, and a 28-core 2980X. On the CPU-Z screenshot we can see the 2990X runs at 3.4 GHz base and boosts up to 4.0 GHz and carries with it a TDP of 250W.

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Hardware News

Intel Working on 22-Core LGA2066 and 8-Core LGA1151 Processors

It looks like Intel is ready to refresh their "Basin Falls" HEDT platform (LGA2066 client high-end desktop). They plan to do this with a new 22-core chip. This is not Skylake HCC (20 tiles, up to 18 cores), or Skylake HCC (30 tiles, up to 28 cores), but a brand new die with four more tiles than the current Skylake HCC silicon, all of which are actual cores.

Motherboards

EVGA X299 Micro Motherboard Review

EVGA always has three motherboards for each series they release, typically we see an E-ATX board, ATX board, and Micro-ATX board. Their X299 line is no different and today we are going to be checking out the X299 Micro, which is EVGA's Micro-ATX X299 board. Considering how powerful the X299 platform is you could really build as pretty amazing smaller form factor system perfect for LAN parties. This board supports 2-way SLI, has M.2 support, USB 3.1 support, 802.11ac WiFi, and even RGB header support. If you are looking to build a small, but powerful X299 system this could be the perfect board for you! Let's take a look and see what it is all about!

Hardware News

Gigabyte X299 Designare EX Motherboard Now Official

Gigabyte's X299 Designare EX Motherboard is now official. If you remember not that long ago we shared leaked photos of the board. The board has t he same silver and blue styling that Gigabyte used on their X399 Designare EX motherboard, but it does not have the cool PCB design like the Z270X Designare.

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