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The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X Review: CPUs on Steroids

In the early 2000s, we had the battle to high frequencies. The company that could force the most cycles through a processor could get a base performance advantage over the other, and it led to some rather hot chips, with the certain architectures being dropped for something that scaled better. Move on 10-15 years and we are now at the heart of the Core Wars: how many CPU cores with high IPC can you fit into a consumer processor? Up to today, the

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Enermax Launches LiqTech TR4 AIO LCS for AMD‘s Threadripper: 100% IHS Coverage, 500 W TDP

Enermax on Thursday introduced its new family of closed-loop liquid coolers designed specifically for AMD‘s new Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. The new custom-made LiqTech TR4 AIO LCS feature waterblocks cover 100% of the CPU IHS (integrated heat spreader), a notable improvement over preexisting designs, which designed for smaller chips only partly cover TR4 chips. High-end air and liquid coolers these days can dissipate huge amounts of heat t

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Intel EOLs Atom Chip Used for Microsoft HoloLens

Intel is retiring its Atom x5-Z8100P SoC that is used inside Microsoft‘s HoloLens augmented reality headset. With the last units shipped in late October, it looks like the software giant is on track with its next-generation HoloLens that is due to arrive in the coming quarters. Intel asks its customers to place their final orders on the Atom x5-Z8100P SoC (belonging to the Cherry Trail family) by September 30 and says that the final shipm

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Enermax Shrinks Depth of Platimax D.F. 80 Plus Platinum 1200 W PSU to 6.3‘/16 cm

Enermax this week introduced its new family of 80 Plus Platinum PSUs for ATX desktop computers. The new PSUs are said to be able to clean themselves from dust, and more notable are only 160 mm (6.3‘) deep. The flagship Platimax D.F. PSU is currently the world‘s smallest 80 Plus Platinum PSU rated for 1200 W output and capable of supporting AMD Threadripper, Intel HEDT, and 2P systems. High-wattage PSUs are usually rather large becau

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