Items tagged with CPU-Z

Evidence pointing towards a Ryzen 5 3500X addition to AMD's third-generation Ryzen lineup is stacking up. The latest clue is a validated CPU-Z entry. Submitted by an anonymous user, the Ryzen 5 3500X listing on CPU-Z seemingly provides a glimpse of how the upcoming processor will fare compared to Intel's 9th generation Core i5-9400F. As previously rumored and now seemingly confirmed in the CPU-Z listing, the Ryzen 5 3500X is a 6-core processor without simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) support. It's said to have a 3.6GHz base clock and 4.1GHz boost clock, 32MB of L3 cache, and a 65W TDP, with a Wraith Stealth air cooler included with the chip. The new leak was spotted by a Chinese media outlet,... Read more...
The first time AMD's FX-8150 processor found itself in the Guinness World Records, it took a team of AMD sponsored overclockers (and a whole lot of liquid helium) working together to push the processor to 8429.38MHz. And this time? Andre Yang, working by himself, used the same model chip to break the record set in September and set a new one, which now stands at 8461.51MHz. Andre Yang accomplished the feat with a healthy dose of liquid nitrogen and an eye popping 1.992V. He used a base clockspeed of 272.95MHz with a 31x multiplier. He used the same model motherboard as the previous overclocking team, an Asus Crosshair V Formula. A lonely 2GB stick of Corsair memory sat in observance at 909.8MHz... Read more...
Hardcore PC enthusiasts who try to squeeze every possible MHz out of their systems by overclocking and swapping out core system components need to have access to tools that deliver precise information about those components--especially the respective speeds those components are running at. Two such tools that have long-assisted overclockers and benchmarkers are CPU-Z and GPU-Z--both are free applications that run on Windows machines. CPU-Z gathers information about your system's CPU, motherboad, and memory. GPU-Z gathers information about your system's video cards and GPUs.The problem is, with new hardware coming out all the time, it can prove difficult keeping the software in step with hardware... Read more...