Tag Archives: Intel

ASRock Z490 Taichi Review

WEB: ASRock MSRP: US $369.99 | ZAR TBD | AUTHOR: Neo

 

Z490 Taichi

We are several months in after the release of Intel’s 10th generation Core CPUs and platform. In the time since, the platform has seen firmware and microcode updates. That means all Z490 boards are better today than at launch. One such motherboard is the Z490 Taichi. ASRock once again attempts to pack high-end functionality into an affordable price to varying degrees of success. Overall, this is a solid offering, but is it a worthy successor to the Z390 Taichi? Well, let’s find out.

ASRock B460M Steel Legend – Quick Review

WEB: ASRock ERP:  $104.99 | ZAR TBD | AUTHOR: Neo

ASRock has added yet another offering to its Steel Legend family. The ASRock B460M Steel Legend is about as affordable as any B460 motherboard is likely to get. For those looking to build a gaming machine on the tightest of budgets, it’s not likely to get much better than this offering. ASRock has managed to pack in a few value add features on this board to make it well worth your time. It won’t set your world alight but it does prove competent all around.

TheOverclocker Presents – ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME

WEB: ASUS | AUTHOR: TheOverclocker

TheOverclocker Presents – Intel 10th Generation Core®

WEB: INTEL | AUTHOR: TheOverclocker

A few weeks removed from the initial launch window, we look at Intel’s 10th Generation Core® CPUs for the desktop. Past the obvious gaming performance advantage, what do the new CPUs and the matching platform bring to gamers and enthusiasts? Find out in this issue of TheOverclocker Presents series.

Intel Core i9-10900K Review – Part 1

WEB: Intel ERP:  $499 | ZAR 11,999 | AUTHOR: Neo

Welcome, to the Intel Core-i9 10900K review, specifically Part 1 of the review. It’s here, it’s fast and it games like a boss.

Wootware Wootbook Ultra II

WEB: Wootware ERP:  R33,695 (Reviewed spec) | AUTHOR: Neo

Wootware WootBook Ultra II

With all the time I spend around gaming/enthusiast hardware, it takes a lot to be impressed and even more to get excited about. One can imagine then, that a notebook would be the last thing I’d consider as exciting. However, that was until I spent time with the WootBook Ultra II. If that doesn’t mean much to you, maybe the latest Intel 10th Generation Core i7 CPU and a refreshed NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU may pique your interest.

Intel® introduces 10th Generation Core for Desktop

VENDOR: INTEL WEB: Official Page

Intel® introduces 10th Generation Core Series for Desktop

Intel® has released the 10th generation core CPU family, featuring Core S-Series processors with up 5.3GHz frequencies. Intel® is rather precise in its messaging, ‘Games and most applications continue to depend on high frequency cores’. It easily reveals both the main means of performance gains and the audience to which this is most relevant.

TheOverclocker Presents – Intel Core i9 10980XE

WEB: INTEL Price: ZAR 20,199| U$D 829.23  AUTHOR: TheOverclocker

Intel is back again, this time with their most powerful HEDT CPU yet, the Core i9 10980XE. 18 cores running at up to 4.8GHz. Intel is leveraging it’s improved 14nm manufacturing process and extracting as much as possible from it to good measure. The 10980XE may not be the best CPU at any single task, but it does well enough in them all that it makes a great case for itself. With a variety of configuration options, this is easily the most flexible CPU Intel has to offer. Find out more in TheOverclocker Presents – Intel Core i9 10980XE

Life with the Intel Core i9 10980XE

 WEB: INTEL MSRP: USD $999.99 | ZAR  18,999 | AUTHOR: Neo

Life with the Intel Core i9 10980XE. Way after the reviews have landed, there’s the everyday experience with the CPU. Something that benchmarks can’t really tell you. This video is just some of my insights on the CPU and using it everyday. Despite the criticism leveled at the CPU, I like this one. If the older 7980XE was justifiable at nearly $2,000 / R36,000 or so, surely the 10980XE at $999/ R19,000 makes even better sense.

Either way, make of it what you will. Until next time. 😉


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TheOverclocker Presents – Intel Core i9 9900KS

9900KS

WEB: INTEL MSRP: EU €429.99| AUTHOR: TheOverclocker

With everything that has happened in the Desktop CPU world in 2019, Intel’s had a tough time competing against reinvigorated competition, challenges with security exploits and manufacturing delays. A perfect storm of sorts, but through it all Intel has managed to hold on to two titles, courtesy of the Core i9 9900KS. This CPU holds the honors for the highest clocked CPU in the business and most importantly the highest performing gaming CPU of all. 9900KS availability has proved quite challenging and prices high. However if you do manage to find one, you’ll not be disappointed. The Core i9 9900KS CPUs have some of – if not – the finest 14nm silicon from Intel and despite it’s age, packs the mightiest punch of all. Find out more in TheOverclocker Presents – Intel Core i9 9900KS