Discussion board Highlight: Computex 2019, New Intel and AMD Chips
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MSI GT76 Titan Packs Desktop Energy
MSI unveiled its new flagship gaming pocket book, the GT76 Titan, at Computex 2019. This 17.Three-inch-screened monster isn’t skinny or gentle, however it does characteristic as much as an Intel Core i9 desktop processor. This pocket book is a direct competitor to Clevo-based gaming notebooks with desktop processors, together with the Alienware Space-51m.
The GT76 Titan has generated a big dialogue thread. The feedback are principally sunny; the GT76 emphasizes cooling efficiency, one thing that’s necessary given its desktop CPU. Different execs embody a revised connector for its energy provides and up to date total design. On the draw back, it trades the fantastic mechanical keyboard of the GT75 Titan for a membrane model, most likely to maintain its thickness in test.
The GT76 Titan will turn out to be out there for buy over the summer time. Count on costs to start out north of $Three,500, and high out round 5 grand.
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AMD Declares Third-Gen Ryzen Chips
AMD unveiled its third-generation Ryzen processors at Computex 2019. Solely the desktop chips have been introduced for now. If we will consider AMD’s advertising hype, there’s loads get enthusiastic about. The chips appear to be moderately priced for his or her efficiency; for instance, the Ryzen 7 3800X is an Eight-core/16-thread chip that runs as much as four.5GHz for $399. AMD additionally unveiled a shock chip, the Ryzen 9 3800X, undoubtedly to compete with the Intel Core i9 chips. It’s a 12-core/24-thread chip that may increase as much as four.6GHz. The brand new Ryzen chips are based mostly on a 7nm course of expertise, which is even smaller than Intel’s upcoming 10nm course of.
A lot of the hypothesis from our discussion board members has been constructive, particularly across the claimed efficiency improve per clock. The dialogue begins about right here in our massive Ryzen dialogue thread.
The third-generation Ryzen desktop chips ought to go on sale on July 7. Learn AMD’s weblog publish right here, and see the total specs for the brand new Ryzen chips right here.
Make Your Pocket book Run Cooler
Warmth is an issue that plagues all notebooks, not simply gaming machines. One among our discussion board members reported unusually excessive temperatures with a ThinkPad E470’s processor and graphics card. The preliminary makes an attempt at bringing down the temperatures failed; these included cleansing the followers and undervolting the processor. One answer that labored was limiting the processor’s energy draw (TDP), which traded efficiency for decrease temperatures. The very best answer I noticed, which hadn’t been tried but, was to take away the laptop computer’s heatsink and reapply the thermal paste.
Weird Laptop Restore Tales
I began a thread asking about wild and loopy pc restore tales. Listed below are a few of the replies:
- A caught “Delete” key that turned out to be a nasty keyboard controller, requiring a motherboard substitute.
- Fixing fixed BSODs by changing a pocket book’s battery.
- Freezing points brought on by a thermal pad contacting the pins on an M.2 SSD.
- Freezing points brought on by an optical drive overloading the ability provide.
- A defective processor that induced the pc to be unable to make use of sure elements.
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Fixing Issues With Exterior Arduous Drives
This doesn’t fairly belong within the weird restore class, however it’s shut. A discussion board member reported an exterior exhausting drive not being acknowledged in a PC after being put in a brand new enclosure. It turned out the wires used to produce energy weren’t sturdy sufficient for the job.
(The pictured product is a Seagate Backup Plus exterior exhausting drive – which, fortunately, doesn’t have an influence provide situation.)