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 [...]

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 BIOS firmware for X670E motherboards

The company ASUS has rolled out its new BIOS firmware AMD AGESA 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 [...]

Sapphire presents its new motherboard with AM5 socket

Sapphire continues its journey with the B550I, building on its success and now presents its successor, the new Sapphire NITRO B650I WIFI Ultra Platinum motherboard. Long name, long journey. Sapphire has remained true to itself and sticks with the same motherboard format as the B550I and thus comes in a Mini-ITX form factor. An AM5 socket is [...]

Arrow Lake-PS is coming: Intel unveils new LGA 1851 socket

Embedded World 2024 in Nuremberg offered exciting insights into the future of embedded systems. In addition to the official presentation of Intel’s Meteor Lake-PS platform by iBase, there was the first concrete information on the upcoming LGA 1851 socket and the Arrow Lake-PS CPU series based on it, according to a report by ComputerBase [...]

PCH cracking on Z790 mainboards: MSI offers replacement for affected users

For months, users have been reporting problems with some Z790 mainboards from MSI in public forums. The affected motherboards had cracks in the Platform Controller Hub (PCH), which led to system failures. YouTuber Joshi Repair recently brought the issue back into the spotlight after examining an MSI Z790 Tomahawk Wi-Fi motherboard with such a [...]

Ground on the wrong track: Why only certain power connector pins melt and we should rethink PCs | Part 1 of 2

Some things are accidental discoveries and are actually so trivial that nobody even bothers to question the current flows in the PC and, above all, to measure them. We only ever measure the 12-volt rails and are happy. But with connectors such as the 12VHPWR or 12V2x6 over 6+2 pin, the 8-pin EPS and the 24-pin mainboard connection, does exactly [...]

ASUS releases AGESA BIOS firmware for X670E motherboards and offers improved support for AMD Ryzen 8000G processors.

According to a user on the Hardwareluxx forum, motherboard manufacturers have released new AGESA BIOS updates for their AM5 motherboards rather unnoticed. The latest BETA BIOS comes from ASUS, who were the first to release for their product range. This update provides improved support for AMD Ryzen 8000G APUs. The two main changes include [...]

AMD Ryzen 8000G APUs with USB4 support for some AM5 mainboards

It is reported that manufacturers intend to integrate USB4 into AM5 motherboards designed for the AMD Ryzen 8000G desktop APUs. According to various sources, companies such as Gigabyte could soon be launching motherboards that offer USB4 transfer support for the first time. Until now, AMD has not quite been up to date in this area. While Intel has [...]

ASRock brings Ryzen 7000 support for X670E Taichi with AGESA

ASRock has quietly released a new BIOS firmware update with AMD AGESA for its X670E motherboards. This suggests that formal availability is likely to follow soon. The ASRock Taichi X670E motherboards will be the first to receive support for the new firmware. The AMD AGESA UEFI firmware is an extension of the existing AGESA [...]

Raptor Lake Resfresh with the Intel Core i9-14900K, Core i7-14700K and Core i5-14600K Review – Hot dragon battle in the energetic final stage

Much helps much, my grandma used to say. And before you throw something away, it’s better to make something new out of it. So say my grandma and Intel. After Raptor Lake is before Arrow Lake, and so the Raptor refresh comes almost exactly one year later. Says Intel and my grandma is silent. And so, in addition to a bit more clock, at least [...]