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The Z490 motherboards are around the corner and they are going to support the 10th generation of Intel Comet Lake-S CPUs. We have already got some leaks from Biostar but here we have the leaked Asus ROG Maximus XII Apex and the Z490 ProArt Creator 10G. Asus ROG Maximus XII Apex Z490, ProArt Creator Motherboards You can check out the Asus ROG Maximus XII Apex Z490 below. The motherboard comes with all the bells and whistles. It has RGB lighting and plenty of armor. You have the integrated I/O shield for easy installation and interestingly the motherboard features 8+8 pin CPU connections. This motherboard is meant for overclocking so the power connections do make sense. The motherboard should be able to deliver plenty of power to the CPU. The southbridge is covered with armor so we can’t really see much there but you can expect to see at least 2…

Biostar had already confirmed that the Z490 series motherboards would be announced today but the racing series motherboards have been leaked in advance. You can check them out here. Along with the high-end Z490, the mid-range B460 and entry-level H410 motherboards from Biostar have also been leaked. The Asus ROG Maximus XII Apex Z490 along with the Z490 ProArt Creator 10G have also been leaked. MSI Z490 MEG Unify motherboard models have also been leaked. Biostar Z490, B460, H410 Motherboards You can check out the leaked Biostar Z490, B460, H410 Motherboards below: Racing Z490 GTA This is not going to be the top of the line model but it is going to be one of the high-end motherboards that Biostar has to offer. It should come with all the bells and whistles and it seems to come with Wi-Fi as well. H410m This is not a Z series motherboard and…

The Intel Z490 motherboards for the upcoming 10th generation CPUs are going to be announced on April 30th. Multiple Z490 motherboard manufacturers including Biostar and Gigabyte have confirmed this. The upcoming Z490 motherboards feature the LGA1200 socket. These upcoming motherboards come with additional features as well. These features include Intel Rapid Storage technology, Integrated USB 3.2 Gen 2 support, advanced core and memory overclocking support, Intel Wi-Fi 6 and features for 4K content. Biostar confirmed that the motherboards are going to come out on April 30th in the following post: Gigabyte has also confirmed that the Z490 motherboards are going to release on 30th April. Gigabyte releases a small teaser video in order to make this public. You can check out the video below: https://twitter.com/GIGABYTE_GBT/status/1254679978979008517?s=20 The upcoming Z490 chipset will not support the 9th generation chips. It will support the 10th generation and 11th generation of CPUs. We also know…

One GX1 is a small gaming laptop that is supposed to take on the Smach Z and even the Nintendo Switch. The PC was supposed to come out later this year and here we have a leaked image along with a spec sheet that reveals that the PC is going to be powered by an Intel Tiger Lake chip. Interestingly, this is going to be the first gaming UMPC that features 5G technology. This means that you can play games on the go and always be connected. Other features include an M.2 slot, and an expansion port and a sim card slot. Update: The company has confirmed that the GX1 is coming out this summer and that there is going to be a special Gundam version of the laptop as well. The official presentation of the device mentions that the One GX1 is going to be customizable. Not only can…

The benchmarks and specifications of the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U powered Lenovo Yoga Slim laptops have been leaked and the performance numbers show that the laptop is able to destroy the Intel Core i9-9880H. The chip has 8 CUs and the performance of the graphics part is almost the same as the MX250. AMD Ryzen 7 4800U Vs Intel i9-9880H The AMD Ryzen 7 4800U has 8 cores and 16 threads. The base clock speed of the chip is  1.8 GHz and it can boost to 4.2 GHz. Another AMD chip, that powers the Lenovo Yoga slim was also leaked. The AMD Ryzen 5 4600U. The 4600U features 6 cores and 12 threads. The base clock speed of the chip is 2.1 GHz and it can boost to 4 GHz. The benchmarks reveal that the AMD Ryzen 4800U is not only faster than the 4700U but it is also faster…

Heatsinks are an extremely essential component when it comes to PC builds. Heat management is an issue that any wise user should not take lightly. Whether you have a regular system that you use for light functions or a heavily overclocked graphic designing or gaming rig, efficient heat dissipation should be your major concern. In this guide, we are going to go over some of the best heatsink coolers that you can buy for your NVMe SSDs in 2020. Good coolers ensure that your PC has a long and durable life and all its components are well protected from overheating. Tech manufacturers today have made numerous products available for all kinds of users. The market is full of products of low or high-cost ranges so everyone can have several options to choose from. That fact though, is precisely what decides on buying a component bit confusing too. So in this…

Der8auer is known for seriously pushing CPUs to their limits. In a new video, Der8auer overclocked an AMD FX series 8-core CPU to 8.1 GHz using LN2 cooling. The CPU in question was the AMD FX-8350 which is a very old 8-core CPU. The CPU is based on the 32nm technology while the new AMD CPUs are based on the 12nm process and the latest SKUs are based on the 7nm process. To give you an idea of how old the AMD FX-8350 really is. At 1.8 core voltage and 125 TDP the processor was able to score 172 points in Cinebench R15 on a single core. It is worth mentioning that the modern AMD Ryzen CPUs can perform much better than this at stock speeds. What is interesting is that the AMD FX-8350 was able to get to such a high frequency in the first place. Even though it…

Intel Comet Lake-S CPUs are around the corner and if you have a Noctua CPU cooler and are interested in upgrading then you might be interested in knowing whether or not it is going to work with the new LGA1200 socket. Or maybe you are interested in building a new PC and want to research about the supported CPU coolers. Here we are going to go over all the Noctua CPU coolers that support Intel Comet Lake LGA1200 socket. Intel Comet Lake LGA 1200 Socket Supporting Noctua CPU Coolers The heatsink mounting on Intel’s new LGA1200 platform (code name Comet Lake S) is identical to all LGA115x sockets (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156). Therefore, all Noctua CPU coolers that support LGA115x also support LGA1200 and don’t require any mounting updates. The following are the CPU coolers that support LGA1200 out of the box. NH-C12P SE14 NH-C14 NH-C14S NH-D15 NH-D15 chromax.black NH-D15S…

Comet Lake-S series processors are around the corner and the Intel Z490 chipset is going to support the K-series of these CPUs.  Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Motherboards have been leaked and they support PCIe 4.0. Until now, only the latest generation of AMD Ryzen CPUs supported PCIe 4.0 but it seems that Intel is planning on releasing this feature for its upcoming CPUs as well. Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Motherboards that have leaked include AORUS Xtreme WaterForce, AORUS Xtreme, AORUS Master, AORUS Elite, AORUS Pro, and AORUS Elite. You can check out the motherboards below: Gigabyte Z490 Aorus PCIe 4.0 Motherboards VideoCardz has confirmed that these upcoming motherboards are going to offer PCIe 4.0. The following is the site’s quote from Gigabyte: 2x PCIE 4.0 Slot (Reinforced PCIe 4.0 x16 or x8/x8 with lower impedance) M.2 PCIe 4.0 Slot (M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slot with lower impedance) PCIE 4.0 Turbo B-Clock (External…

Intel spokespersons recently talked about the NUC 9. The team talked about the design and the VR support among other things. The Intel NUC 9 is a small form factor PC that has plenty of power. You could call it a mini PC. Intel was asked why the compute element’s cooling was behind the graphics card rather than back to back like some other smaller PC. The following is what Intel had to say regarding this design choice for the NUC 9: The intention with the PCIe layout and having them sandwiched for airflow rather than back to back goes along with trying to follow as much of the PCIe CEM Spec as possible. Additionally if we had placed the components back to back the Ghost Canyon Kits would have ended up around 10-15mm wider due to clearances. Intel was asked whether there would be lower performance models. That makes…