Category Archives: CPUs & Components

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Review & Rating

The third generation of AMD’s Ryzen CPUs brings the incremental improvements to clock speeds that you’d expect of a new processor architecture. It also offers significant ancillary benefits—much larger caches and PCI Express 4.0 support—that will appeal to upgraders and system builders who seek a degree of future-proofing. One of the sweet spots of the […]

Hot on the Heels of Ryzen 3000 Series, AMD Tips 4 New Processors | News & Opinion

And the hits keep coming. Looking to cap off what’s already been a banner year for AMD, the company announced three new processors today that will add to its swelling lineup of consumer-facing CPUs. Hot off the wildly successful introduction of the Ryzen 3000 Series processors, AMD is bolstering the top of its CPU lineup […]

Google Claims Quantum Computing Achievement, IBM Says Not So Fast | News & Opinion

Google claims to have made a breakthrough in quantum computing with an experiment that shows the technology performing a computation traditional CPUs can never realistically achieve. The research, which was originally published and then un-published last month, has been grabbing headlines over how Google allegedly accomplished “quantum supremacy,” or when a quantum computer can solve […]

How to Use a Raspberry Pi and Steam Link to Stream PC Games to Your TV

Valve may have discontinued the hardware, but you can still can use the Steam Link app on your Raspberry Pi system to stream games to your TV or anywhere else. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Remember the Steam Link, the $50 […]

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Intel Core i9-9900K: Which High-End CPU to Buy?

At around $500, neither of these high-performance CPUs comes cheap, and both are exceptionally good as the brains of a gaming or content-creation PC. So which one should you go with? October 18, 2019 8:09AM EST October 18, 2019 AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Intel Core i9-9900K     AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Intel Core i9-9900K […]

Intel Benchmarks Core i9 Chips, Preps New Xeon Desktop Line | News & Opinion

Intel has released some benchmarks for the company’s upcoming Core i9 “Cascade Lake-X” processors, which are launching next month with dramatic price drops from last year’s equivalent Core X CPUs. The benchmarks claim the 10th Generation Core i9 X-Series processors can crunch through certain AI-powered programming tasks up to two times faster than equivalent chips […]

Essential Commands to Learn for Your Raspberry Pi Projects

If you find yourself SSH-ing into your Pi and need to browse the file system, a few key commands can help you out. For starters, to navigate to a specific folder, use the “change directory” command: cd ~/Documents/Screenshots Unlike Windows, Linux directories just start with a slash—for example, /home/pi/Documents. The tilde (~) is a shortcut […]

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Review & Rating

AMD shorthand lesson: The “G” is for “graphics.” AMD’s quad-core Ryzen 5 3400G is one of just a few of the company’s Ryzen-branded CPUs that include built-in graphics processing. It’s particularly suited for installation in a PC that doesn’t need a discrete GPU for graphics-intensive activities such as editing video or playing 3D games. A […]

Trump Lifts Tariffs on Certain PC Computer Parts | News & Opinion

The Trump administration appears to be lifting tariffs on certain Chinese-manufactured PC parts, including graphics cards, motherboards, and desktop cases. On Friday, the US Trade Representative granted one-year exemptions on dozens of Chinese imports on which President Trump had previously imposed a 25 percent tariff. Although the exemption list isn’t very reader-friendly, it includes the […]