Gigabyte teases its new Z890 Xtreme AI TOP motherboard

The company Gigabyte has recently released a teaser for its new upcoming Z890 Xtreme AI TOP motherboard and thus users can look forward to this year’s Computex..: COMPUTEX 2024 is coming up! And guess what? AORUS turns 10! 🎉🧡What was your first AORUS motherboard?🧡Do you have any of the motherboards featured in the video? 👇 Share your answer [...]


Geekom A8 Mini-PC in test – A Ryzen 8945HS at the physical limit

Today we are taking a look at the direct successor to the Geekom A7, which comes with largely identical key data and a CPU upgrade. So much remains the same, but you can potentially look forward to more performance and improvements in terms of AI cores. So let’s find out how much of the paper translates into reality! Click here for the [...]


AMD Strix Halo: Powerhouse with 16 Zen 5 cores and 40 RDNA 3 GPU cores

The Strix Halo APU is based on a chiplet design with up to three This shows Olrak_29 on X, two CCDs (Core Chiplets) and one GCD (Graphics Chiplet). This enables flexible configuration and scalable performance. The CCDs offer up to 16 Zen 5 cores with 32 threads and up to 64 MB L3 cache, while the GCD houses the RDNA 3 graphics architecture with up [...]


NiPoGi GK3 Plus Mini-PC test – Probably the best cooled Intel N97

I have tested so many of these small computers with Intel’s N-series processors that I should actually be familiar with all the underlying circuit boards. In most cases, only a different housing or imprint is used from brand to brand, the innards remain the same. That’s why I now turn down requests, because there’s no need to [...]


AMD simplifies processor branding: Strix takes over Ryzen AI

AMD is ending the use of HS, H and U designations for 15-45W mobile processors and instead introducing the scalable “Ryzen AI” branding, reports Weibo. In a significant move to simplify its mobile processor portfolio, AMD has announced it will discontinue the previous HS, H and U designations for 15-45W TDP (Thermal Design Power) chips [...]


Extensive workstation and AI test with Intel’s i9-13900K – The power profiles Baseline, Performance, Extreme and Insane from reasonable to pointless in practice

After we published Aris’ article about the power consumption of the Core i9-13900K in Cinebench 23 on Monday, I’m following up today with a larger program scope. And yes, I’m deliberately using a Z690 board because I also used it for the launch of Raptor Lake S and the subsequent refresh. That makes the comparison much easier [...]


Power consumption and load peaks: Checking the Intel performance profiles Baseline, Performance, Extreme and Insane in Cinebench CB23

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Intel’s potential degradation issues with the high-end 13th and 14th generation CPUs, so I thought I’d use Powenetics and test an i9-13900K under three different power settings: Standard, Performance and Extreme. Then there’s the “Insane” profile, where you set the 4096 [...]


Workstation tests, a Z690 board and Intel’s Core i9-13900K with old and new profiles: This is how (not only) the weekend dies (teaser)

Even though Intel is currently being celebrated for the new BIOS profiles for CPUs from Raptor Lake onwards on all the Z790 mainboards – has anyone ever asked themselves what will happen to the Z690 mainboards, which are also compatible? There’s nothing yet, nothing has been announced and you slowly get the impression that those [...]


ASUS releases its AMD AGESA 1.1.8.0 BIOS firmware for X670E motherboards

The company ASUS has rolled out its new BIOS firmware AMD AGESA 1.1.8.0 BIOS firmware for its X670E motherboards. Significant changes due to this update are not apparent for the time being. However, one can assume that this is probably a BIOS firmware update that prepares for the upcoming Zen 5 architecture from AMD. This makes ASUS one of the [...]


Minisforum presents its new AtomMan X7 Ti Mini-PC with 4-inch display

Yesterday we reported on the Starship Mini-PC from Acemagic. Now Miniforum is following up with its new AtomMan X7 Mini-PC, which has a 4-inch display and makes a lot of things possible. Acemagic stellt seinen futuristischen Starship Mini-PC vor Let’s move on to the technical details of the Minisforum product. It comes with an Intel Core [...]