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If taking a sensible approach to plotting your next upgrade, it's too early to decide whether or not to make the leap to Alder Lake. There are questions that remain to be answered. Primarily, they include queries about price, performance, and the release date. Well, it looks like a major US retailer has answered two of those questions ahead of Alder Lake's launch. Micro Center flipped the switch on a couple of unreleased retail listings, one for the Core i9-12900K and another for the Core i7-12700K. The former is expected to reign as Intel's flagship chip among its 12th Gen Core lineup, so the specifications revealed in the listing don't really come as a surprise. Pricing, on the other hand,... Read more...
When it comes to graphics cards, we typically think of NVIDIA and AMD as being roughly equals. Both companies offer competitive performance these days across their respective product lines and provide robust driver software packages supporting their hardware. Each has had its fair share of software [and hardware] bugs over the years, but they are typically squashed with a subsequent update. So, we were certainly shocked when it was brought to our attention that electronics retailer Micro Center was spreading misinformation about AMD graphics cards. In a post to Micro Center's official website, a buying guide was presented to help customers choose the best hardware components for their gaming... Read more...
We're beginning to sound like a broken record here, but it looks as though yet another PC hardware launch is going to be marred by poor availability. We've seen it with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series and AMD Ryzen 5000 Series, and now the same thing is about to happen with the Radeon RX 6800 Series, which launches today. In a community discussion post, Micro Center admin LandShark gave the scoop on availability, and it isn't pretty. While LandShark explained that the retailer would have RX 6000 Series cards from AIB partners like Sapphire and MSI, they provided this warning: Quantities will be extremely limited at launch; however, we're expecting additional shipments of GPUs later on launch... Read more...
Gamers and enthusiasts who have been waiting for deals before upgrading an existing PC or building a new machine, this may be the time. There are some big discounts on AMD Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 processors going at Micro Center right now, and some of the CPUs are up to $100 off. There are deals on all manner of Ryzen parts, but we will focus on the mainstream parts that enthusiasts are likely to be most interested in. The first part is the Ryzen 5 3600 6-core, 12-thread CPU. That part is typically $199.99 and is currently on sale for $149.99. This processor is offered in-store only and limited to one per household. AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6 Core CPU - $50 off at $149.99 The next processor is the Ryzen 7 3700X... Read more...
We've tracking pricing of AMD's previous generation enthusiast flagship CPU for quite a while. The Ryzen 7 2700X has an MSRP of $319.99 when it launched over a year, but street prices fell to $199.99 prior to the launch of the Ryzen 3000 family this Summer.  Early last month, the Ryzen 2700X hit a low $159.99, and today another big discount is taking the processor down to the lowest price we've seen to date. Micro Center is currently selling the chip for a low $129.99. This price is for a retail boxed processor, and you can save an additional $30 off that price if you bundle it with an eligible motherboard. As with previous Ryzen deals from Micro Center, we should warn... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 3000 family of Zen 2 processors is burning up the sales charts due to their value pricing and multi-threaded benchmark prowess. But now that the Ryzen 3000 processors have had a few months to "spread their wings" so to speak, some rather deep discounts can be found on the previous generation Ryzen 2000 processors. In today's deal in particular, we have the Ryzen 7 2700X which previously served as the flagship for AMD's mainstream desktop family. Micro Center is selling the processor right now for $159.99, which represents a 50 percent discount from its original list price. This is nearly a $40 discount from the previous low price that we've detailed on this... Read more...
Popular retailer Micro Center is laying claim to the world's first brick-and-mortar branded SandForce solid state drive (SSD), which is actually the company's second generation SSD. But unlike Micro Center's first batch, these latest drives come built around the venerable SandForce SF-1200 controller. And as far as SSDs go, pricing isn't all that bad either -- the 64GB drive sells for an introductory price of $100. Stocking stuffer, anyone? "We're excited to offer Micro Center customers our second generation, high performance solid state drive with the top-rated controller in the industry—the SandForce SF-1200 Processor," said Ed Mershad, Micro Center Vice President and International Products... Read more...
Alright, it's more of a kiosk and less of a storefront, but Alienware is invading a Micro Center located in Paterson, New Jersey. In honor of the event, the Dell-owned company is hosting a LAN party, giving away a fair amount of free swag, and showcasing their various systems on Saturday, July 25. There's no word on whether or not its a BYOB event, but Alienware is promising to have plenty of its own machines around for enthusiasts and gamers to oggle. To be honest, this seems an odd move for the boutique computer OEM. While it's true that parent company Dell has cut deals with Walmart, Office Max and Staples to sell retail systems, the systems themselves are mostly the lower-end Infineon... Read more...