There is no Mini-ITX for Threadripper, but there is MicroATX already

There is something appealing about the possibility of taking the fastest hardware that exists in the PC world and putting it in the smallest case possible rather than using conventional tower case. We have seen this with X299E-ITX/ac mini-ITX board for Skylake-X processors. We probably won’t witness a similar scenario for Ryzen Threadripper because of the size of the socket, but there is a new MicroATX model at least. Read more “There is no Mini-ITX for Threadripper, but there is MicroATX already” »

New challenge: OC of Xeon on a Asus board with 2× LGA 3647

This summer Intel and AMD introduced processors with significantly higher power consumption and heat output than before: Threadripper with 180W TDP and Skylake-X that does not fall behind. After OC, both can consume over 300W (and Core i9-7980XE even more). These are new challenges for cooling, but maybe they are not the final “boss”. It looks like OC possibilities will now open for the latest generation of Xeon servers with 28 cores. Read more “New challenge: OC of Xeon on a Asus board with 2× LGA 3647” »

Mini-ITX board for Skylake-X processors and water block for it

Mini-ITX boards are great when you want to have the smallest computer possible. Originally, they were meant for economical low-profile PCs, but today they are also used in gaming computers. However, small size can also be practical on a workstation, so it’s nice to have Intel Skylake-X processors with 18 cores available with ITX format now. It will be possible to buy a Mini-ITX board with the LGA 2066 socket. Read more “Mini-ITX board for Skylake-X processors and water block for it” »

Which X370 for 175 EUR: Asus ROG Strix or Gigabyte Gaming 5?

Two boards for the same price, but with different approach. After reviewing the key elements of their layouts and examining fan control options, you can look forward to a large portion of temperature and consumption comparisons. Let’s find out which one of these AMD Ryzen boards fulfills your expectations better. Read more “Which X370 for 175 EUR: Asus ROG Strix or Gigabyte Gaming 5?” »