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AMDs BIOS castling of the Radeon RX 5600 XT and the consequences for consumers and board partners: BIOS tangle, cooler differences and some crashes

I deliberately did not participate in the cross-media BIOS discussion of the last few days, because the speculations and data that have become public are actually only the tip of a bigger iceberg and the potential problem lies much deeper. Therefore I want to collect the facts here and now and also only after the launch, which give a quite complex [...]


PCI-Express 4.0 vs. 3.0 in test – advantage or tie? Real workloads provide Aha-moments every now and then! | practical test

Yesterday I had already put the new Radeon Pro W5700 through its paces in the launch article “AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Review – price and performance are right, but it’s enough for the Quadro RTX 4000?“, but I was still unclear where the advantage of the new test platform with the Ryzen 9 3950X including X570 motherboard and [...]


Akasa Turing – Passively cool an Intel NUC

Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is a mini barebone PC with laptop hardware to equip an extremely compact computer with powerful hardware. Only SSD and RAM need to be retrofitted by the user to have a full computer. Due to the compact dimensions of 117 x 112 x 36mm or 117 x 112 x 51mm, the corresponding cooling solution of the NUC is [...]