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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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Quick Look: PENGO 4K HDMI Grabber USB Capture Card

08/17/2018 - 12:55

Recently, we got the opportunity to take a look at an interesting video capture device from a company called Pengo. While we had never heard of this company before, the promises of 4K 60Hz video capture at the price of $150 were too compelling to pass up...

BAPCo Launches SYSMark 2018 Benchmarking Suite for PCs

08/15/2018 - 10:59

SYSMark is an application-based benchmarking suite used by many PC OEMs and enterprises to evaluate hardware deployments, as well as by us here at PC Perspective to evaluate system performance. [inline:files/news/2018-08-15/SMEXP.png] By using a variety...

NVIDIA Officially Announces Turing GPU Architecture at SIGGRAPH 2018

08/13/2018 - 19:43

Today at the professional graphics-focused SIGGRAPH conference, NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang has unveiled details on their much-rumored next GPU architecture, codenamed Turing. [inline:files/news/2018-08-13/NVIDIA_Turing_Architecture_1534184555.png] At...

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and 2990WX Review: Moving Forward

08/13/2018 - 09:00

Today, we are talking about something that would have seen impossible just a few shorts years ago— a 32-core processor for consumers. While I realize that talking about the history of computer hardware can be considered superfluous in a...

Power Consumption, Overclocking, and Pricing

08/12/2018 - 20:56

[inline:files/review/2018-08-12/power.png] Given the 250W TDP, it's no surprise that the Threadripper 2990WX has the highest power consumption of any stock configuration processor we've tested.  At 387W for the entire system power...

Gaming Performance

08/10/2018 - 13:55

Legacy Compatibility Mode Like we saw with the original Threadripper CPUs, the 2990WX and 2950X can enable a "Legacy Compatibility Mode" from within the Ryzen Master software. This mode disables some of the CPU cores to provide compatibility...

SYSMark 2014 SE

08/10/2018 - 13:53

SYSmark® 2014 SE (Second Edition) is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of Office Productivity, Data/Financial Analysis, and Media Creation. Joining these in SYSmark 2014 SE is a new...

Media Rendering and Encoding

08/10/2018 - 13:51

Cinebench R15 [inline:files/review/2018-08-10/cb15-single.png] Single-threaded rendering in Cinebench R15 tracks with what we'd expect, with the 2950X and 2990WX showing similar performance to the 2700X. [inline:files/review/2018-08-10/cb15-multi.png...

Synthetics and Scientific

08/10/2018 - 13:42

Geekbench 4.2.3 [inline:files/review/2018-08-10/geekbench-single.png] Starting off with a single-threaded synthetic benchmark, we see gains of about 6% generationally from the 1950X to the 2950X. Ultimately, the new Threadripper CPUs fall about 2% behind...

Platform Compatibility and Test Configurations

08/10/2018 - 13:38

The X399 Platform Unlike the launch of a revised chipset in the form of X470 that we saw with the release of AMD's Ryzen 2000-series CPUs earlier this year, 2nd Generation Threadripper is launching only on the previous X399 chipset. However, the lack...