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Ken Addison
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Cincinnati, OH

Interested in PC Hardware, 3D Printing, Audio, Networking and much more!

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Rumor: Intel to Launch Cannon Lake-U NUCs with AMD RX 500-series Graphics

04/20/2018 - 13:05

  Rumors surfacing from the WinFuture site seem to indicate that the Hades Canyon NUC and Kaby Lake-G processors aren't the end of Intel and AMD's relationship for compact PCs. WinFuture was able to get their hands on some photos of both the...

Podcast #496 - Ryzen 7 2700X, 8-Core Coffee Lake, WD Black NVMe, and more!

04/19/2018 - 10:08

PC Perspective Podcast #496 - 04/19/18 Join us this week for discussion of the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X, WD's new NVMe SSDs, performance benchmarks of the Galaxy S9 Plus and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you...

The Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X Review: Zen Matures

04/19/2018 - 09:00

Despite what might be considered an overall slump in enthusiast PC building due to record low GPU availability and sky-high memory prices, 2017 was one of the most exciting and competitive years in recent history when it comes to CPU innovation. On...

Intel NUC7i7DNHE (Dawson Canyon) Review - Quad-Core Mobile Hits the Desktop

04/17/2018 - 14:04

Despite the recent launch of the high-powered Hades Canyon NUC, that doesn't mean the traditional NUC form-factor is dead, quite the opposite in fact. Intel continues to iterate on the core 4-in x 4-in NUC design, adding new features and updating to...

Power Consumption, Overclocking, and Pricing

04/16/2018 - 12:33

Power Consumption [inline:files/review/2018-04-16/power.png] Along with an increase in clock speeds over the previous generation of Ryzen chips comes a sizable increase in overall system power consumption. The Ryzen 7 2700X-based system uses...

Stock Cooler Testing

04/16/2018 - 11:17

Wraith Prism As we mentioned earlier, one of the interesting aspects of the Ryzen 7 2700X launch is its stock cooler. While stock coolers are generally a mundane topic, there are a few interesting things to look at. First, high-end processors like...

1440p and 4K Gaming

04/16/2018 - 11:14

While gaming at 1080p is an important benchmark for CPU performance in games, with the GPU bottleneck eliminated, users game at many different resolutions. To get a better an idea of real-world gaming performance for more configurations, we decided...

Gaming Performance

04/16/2018 - 11:13

[inline:files/review/2018-04-16/3dm-ts.png] Despite the lower score in the CPU subtest of 3DMark's Time Spy benchmark, the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X outperform the Coffee Lake parts in the combined test which heavily utilizes both the CPU and...

Media Encoding and Rendering

04/16/2018 - 11:12

Audacity MP3 Encode [inline:files/review/2018-04-16/audacity.png] MP3 Encoding with Audacity using the LAME plugin is a media creation workload that depends on single-thread performance. We see a stark performance difference here between Zen+ and Coffee...

Synthetics and Scientific

04/16/2018 - 11:05

SiSoft Sandra 2017 [inline:files/review/2018-04-16/sandra-single_0.png] [inline:files/review/2018-04-16/sandra-multi.png] [inline:files/review/2018-04-16/sandra-memory_0.png] AMD's advantage in memory can be seen in the Sandra memory bandwidth test....