Subject: General Tech | February 1, 2019 - 08:50 AM | Jim Tanous
Tagged: wd black, W-3175X, TSMC, ssd, SFX, seasonic, samsung 970 evo, Samsung, RTX 2060, radeon vii, quarterly earnings, overclocking, NVMe, gtx 1660 ti, cooler master, benchmarks, podcast
PC Perspective Podcast #530 - 1/30/2019
This week on the show, we have reviews of two power supplies, two new NVMe SSDs from Samsung and Western Digital, a look at a new low-profile keyboard from Cooler Master, more RTX 2060 benchmarks and overclocking, Radeon VII rumors and leaked benchmarks, AMD's Q4 earnings, and more!
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00:02:30 - Review: Seasonic SGX-650 PSU
00:04:13 - Review: Cooler Master MWE Gold 750W PSU
00:05:21 - Review: WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD
00:10:33 - Review: Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD
00:18:18 - Review: Cooler Master SK630 Low Profile Keyboard
00:21:42 - Review: RTX 2060 1440p & Overclocking Benchmarks
00:27:57 - News: Trouble at TSMC?
00:31:00 - News: AMD Gonzalo APU & Next-Gen Console Specs
00:39:47 - News: Radeon VII Rumors & Benchmarks
00:44:15 - News: GTX 1660 Ti Rumors
00:46:50 - News: Samsung OLED Displays for Notebooks
00:50:14 - News: Backblaze HDD Longevity Report
00:52:44 - News: Intel 28-Core Xeon W-3175X
00:58:41 - News: Samsung 1TB eUFS Chip for Smartphones
01:01:56 - News: AMD Q4 Earnings
01:13:48 - Picks of the Week
01:20:59 - Outro
Exploring 2560x1440 Results
In part one of our review of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card we looked at gaming performance using only 1920x1080 and 3840x2160 results, and while UHD is the current standard for consumer televisions (and an easy way to ensure GPU-bound performance) more than twice as many gamers play on a 2560x1440 display (3.89% vs. 1.42% for 3840x2160) according to Steam hardware survey results.
Adding these 1440p results was planned from the beginning, but time constraints made testing at three resolutions before getting on a plane for CES impossible (though in retrospect UHD should have been the one excluded from part one, and in future I'll approach it that way). Regardless, we now have those 1440p results to share, having concluded testing using the same list of games and synthetic benchmarks we saw in the previous installment.
On to the benchmarks!
|PC Perspective GPU Test Platform|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8700K|
|Motherboard||ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-H Gaming|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4-3000|
|Storage||Samsung 850 EVO 1TB|
|Power Supply||CORSAIR RM1000x 1000W|
|Operating System||Windows 10 64-bit (Version 1803)|
NVIDIA: 417.54, 417.71 (OC Results)
We will begin with Unigine Superposition, which was run with the high preset settings.
Here we see the RTX 2060 with slightly higher performance than the GTX 1070 Ti, right in the middle of GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 performance levels. As expected so far.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 2, 2019 - 12:34 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: pascal, overclocking, OC Scanner, nvidia, GTX 1080, gtx 1070, gtx 1060, geforce
GPU overclocking utility MSI Afterburner now supports automatic Pascal overclocking, bringing this feature to the GTX 10-series for the first time. NVIDIA had previously offered the OC Scanner only for the Turing-based RTX graphics cards (we compared OC Scanner vs. manual results using a previous version in our MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio review), but a new version of the API is incorporated in Afterburner v4.6.0 beta 10.
"If you purchased a GeForce GTX 1050, 1060, 1070, 1080, Titan X, Tian Xp, Titan V (Volta) or AMD Radeon RX 5x0 and Vega graphics card we can recommend you to at least try out this latest release. We have written a GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 overclocking guide right here. This is the new public final release of MSI AfterBurner. Over the past few weeks we have made a tremendous effort to get a lot of features enabled for this build."
The release notes are massive for this latest version, and you can view them in full after the break.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 24, 2018 - 03:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: sea hawk, RTX 2080, overclocking, msi
[H]ard|OCP takes a look at MSI's Sea Hawk RTX 2080, which sports a GPU covered by an AiO watercooler as well as a blower fan to ensure the memory and VRM are actively cooled as well. The design of the cooler also slims the card so you don't need to worry about the spacing between your PCIe slots as with some other coolers. Without any work whatsoever, you can expect an average 1954MHz GPU clock, 2040MHz with a bit of a power boost or 2060MHz if you don't mind the noise produced by fans spinning at 100%. The VRMs did prove a little finicky as you can see in the full review.
"MSI sent over its new Sea Hawk RTX 2080 card for use in a build video. This is a fair simple RTX card build that is purchased with a pre-installed All-In-One cooler. We wanted to see how well it overclocked and spent a night of gaming in order to do that and we have to say we were pleased with our results."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Duke 8G OC @ Modders-Inc
- ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme @ Guru of 3D
- ZOTAC RTX 2080 AMP Extreme Video Card Review @ Hardware Asylum
- ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX OC 8 GB @ TechPowerUp
- Zotac Gaming RTX 2070 OC Mini 8GB @ Kitguru
- KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5X @ TechPowerUp
- Initial Linux Benchmarks Of The NVIDIA TITAN RTX Graphics Card For Compute & Gaming @ Phoronix
- OCC NVIDIA RTX 2080 Overclocking Guide
- Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing RTX 2070 Performance @ [H]ard|OCP
- NVIDIA DLSS Test in Final Fantasy XV @ TechPowerUp
Subject: Processors | November 30, 2018 - 06:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Core i5-9600K, overclocking, Intel
For just under $300 and offering decent performance at it's stock clocks of 3.7GHz and 4.6GHz Turbo, the i5-9600K is an attractive chip for many looking to build a new system. However, by overclocking it you can get even more bang for your buck, which is exactly what [H]ard|OCP has been looking into. They attached a RX480 V3 Radiator, and D5 Photon Reservoir/Pump Combo V2 to cool the chip which let them hit 5.25GHz perfectly stable with some noticeable results. See the settings they used as well as some tips in their full review.
"The Intel Core i5-9600K Processor will likely hit the the sweet spot for a lot of desktop PC enthusiasts and gamers. We have a solid 6-Core count with a Turbo Boost clock of 4.6GHz coming in for right around $270. What kind of overclock will the new 9600K CPU support and remain 100% stable?"
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 24, 2018 - 03:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: nvidia, overclocking, RTX 2080, turing
We don't know how many sales the new Turing-based GPUs NVIDIA has made but it certainly has generated a lot of reviews. [H]ard|OCP have been working hard on overclocking the Founders Edition RTX 2080 and recently published their findings. They tried three different methods; simply setting the fan to 100%, running NVIDIA's new scanner tool, which does not void your warranty, as well as a manual overclock. They ran into some issues with the scanner tool and limited success with only increasing the fan speed, unsurprisingly the manual OC provided the best results. That manual overclock managed to hit and maintain 2055MHz on the core, which some noticeable improvements.
"We finally got in the RTX 2080 video cards we purchased, and we have been putting those to good use. While Brent is banging out a real-world gameplay preview, I have been seeing just where our RTX 2080 Founders Edition ends up in terms of overclocking. We finally got a solid handle on what our particular Turing GPU and memory are capable of."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- Weighing the trade-offs of Nvidia DLSS for image quality and performance @ The Tech Report
- ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 1440p Preview @ [H]ard|OCP
- ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 STRIX OC 8G @ Guru of 3D
- Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Super Jetstream 8 GB @ TechPowerUp
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Overclocking Guide @ Techspot
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & RTX 2080 Review @ Neoseeker
- Ethereum Crypto Mining Performance Benchmarks On The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti @ Phoronix
Subject: Memory | September 17, 2018 - 02:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: T-Force VULCAN TUF, G.SKILL Flare X, ddr4-3200, AM4, amd, overclocking, x470
AMD processors like fast RAM, but [H]ard|OCP wanted to see if sacrificing timings for higher frequencies is the answer in all cases, or only some. To test this out they grabbed two 16GB kits of DDR4-3200, one T-Force Vulcan TUF and one G.SKILL Flare X. The Vulcan's base timings are 16-18-18-38 while the G.SKILL offer 14-14-14-34, both running at 1.35v. Take a look to see how these kits performed at their base settings as well as their top overclocks in the full review.
"We take a look at some of the new RAM available for the AMD Ryzen AM4 platform and see how well these work out when it comes to overclockability and timing tweaking. On the test bench today are the Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Alliance and G.SKILL Flare X Series RAM, both rated at 3200MHz."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Team Group T-Force Vulcan Gaming SODIMM 4x 8 GB DDR4-2666 @ TechPowerUp
- Ballistix Sport AT Gaming DDR4-3000 (TUF Edition) @ TechPowerUp
- Ballistix Sport AT Gaming DDR4 RGB 32GB 3000 MHz @ Guru of 3D
- Team Group T-Force XCALIBUR RGB DDR4-3600 @ TechPowerUp
Subject: General Tech | August 16, 2018 - 02:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: amd, threadripper 2, 2990wx, overclocking, LN2
The low cost workstation class 2990WX has been verified as running at 5.955GHz on an MSI MEG X399 Creation board, with the help of a lot of liquid nitrogen. The Inquirer has links to the setup that Indonesian overclocker Ivan Cupa needed in order to manage this feat, which required fans to cool certain portions of the motherboard as well. You are not likely to see this set up installed in a server room but the achievement is no less impressive as that is an incredible frequency to reach. Check it out in all it's glory.
"So far, it would seem that AMD is on top when it comes to willy-waving, though it's worth noting that overclocked performance is a tad nebulous and real-world in-app performance is really where choosing an Intel or AMD chip comes to play."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- TSMC sees pickup in orders for mining ASICs @ DigiTimes
- ARM takes aim at Intel with its laptop-class processor ambitions @ The Inquirer
- Foreshadow and Intel SGX software attestation: 'The whole trust model collapses' @ The Register
- Intel’s 10nm Cannon Lake chip gets another outing in new NUC mini PC @ Ars Technica
- IoT shouters Chirp get themselves added to Microsoft Azure IoT @ The Register
- What Are the Best CCleaner Alternatives? @ TechSpot
- Cougar Armor S Gaming Chair @ TechPowerUp
- NikKTech & 1MORE Feel The Sound European Giveaway
Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2018 - 11:25 PM | Tim Verry
Tagged: Trident Z RGB, samsung b-die, overclocking, msi, LN2, liquid nitrogen, Intel, G.Skill, ddr4, computex 2018, computex
G.Skill held its annual extreme overclocking competitions (the OC World Cup Competition and OC World Record Stage) at Computex 2018 in Taipei where the overclockers managed to break 13 world records including the two highest DDR4 clockspeeds and the fastest Core i7-8700K clockspeed.
Overclocking teams from around the world using Intel processors, G.Skill DDR4 memory, and motherboards from MSI, EVGA, and ASRock along with extreme cooling methods (de-lidding and loads of LN2) were used to set the world records in 3DMark Fire Strike, SuperPi, Maxxmem, Geekbench 4, GPUPi for CPU, WPrime, and PiFast benchmarks along with hardware records of DDR4 5543 MHz and an Intel Core i7-8700K at 7409.03 MHz.
On the memory front, G.Skill notes that Toppc is now the world record holder with the DDR4-5543 MHz overclock achieved using an Intel i7-8700K, MSI Z370I Gaming Pro Carbon AC, and G.Skill Trident Z RGB memory. Following Toppc’s overclock Kovan Yang managed to achieve the second highest DDR4 clockspeed record at DDR4-5541 MHz on the MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard and Intel Core i7-7740X processor which is an interesting feat on the HEDT platform.
Other notable benchmark world records include a 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Single score of 20,320 (i9-7980XE and EVGA X299 Dark platform), Geekbench4 Single Core score of 9842 points (i7-8700K on an ASRock Z170M OC Formula), WPRIME -32M score of 1.937 seconds, and a SuperPi 32M score of 4 minutes and 8.922 seconds.
Interestingly, G.Skill’s video coverage (embedded below) shows both manual full pot cooling as well as the automated Roboclocker LN2 cooler being used. The video jumps from scene to scene quickly but it does give you some glimpses at the process and the pots/heatsinks used with the RAM and processor to keep things cool even when cranking up the voltage and clocks!
- Computex 2018: CaseKing and Der8auer Debut Phase Shift Cooler AIO Prototype
- G.Skill Overclocks Dual Channel Trident Z RGB Memory to 5,000 MHz On Air Cooling
- ADATA Overclocks XPG Spectrix D41 RGB Memory to 5 GHz
- Extreme Overclockers Fill Coffee Lake With Liquid Nitrogen
Subject: General Tech, Processors | June 8, 2018 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: overclocking, Intel, i7-8086k, der8auer
Der8auer is at it again, this time pushing Intel's Anniversary Edition i7-8086K quickly passing 7GHz in initial overclocking, showing just how well picked these Core i7-8700K's are. He pushed the core voltage up past 1.85V and used an impressive amount of LN to accomplish this feat but he feels there is more to this processor. Having had more time to work on overclocking 8700K's he has successfully pushed them to 7.3GHz, so in theory the 8086K should be able to beat that. Take a look at the video posted on the Inquirer to see this happen.
"The processor, announced this week at Computex, commemorates 40 years of x86 computing and out of the box can hit 5GHz on a single core without overclocking via the chip's boost frequency."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Blockchain's Once-Feared 51% Attack Is Now Becoming Regular @ Slashdot
- Stop us if you've heard this one: Adobe Flash gets emergency patch for zero-day exploit @ The Register
- GitHub's Nat Friedman confirms no ads, no Microsoft logins, no worries @ The Inquirer
- Talkin’ Treble: How Android engineers are winning the war on fragmentation @ Ars Technica
- WannaCry reverse-engineer Marcus Hutchins hit with fresh charges @ The Register