Intel Sapphire Rapids 56-Core ES CPU Hits 3.3 GHz at 420W

Intel’s 56-Core Sapphire Rapids Tested: Faster Than 64-Core EPYC

Without any doubt, Intel’s 4th Generation Xeon Scalable ‘Sapphire Rapids’ server processors are among the highly anticipated products in 2022. The CPUs were delayed several times, and their specifications remain a mystery. But as Intel’s partners are testing samples of the new processors, their benchmark results inevitably emerge in various databases. This time around, someone posted results from…

Xbox Series X

Xbox Firmware Update Makes Booting Faster

A firmware update for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X console promises to make the incredibly fast system even speedier. Microsoft’s Xbox Insider ring is now distributing a new firmware release that has managed to cut boot times by five seconds. For users that power up their consoles at least once a day, that means around 30…

AMD Threadripper Pro 5000WX Tested, Up to 35% Faster Than Zen 2 Counterparts

AMD Threadripper Pro 5000WX Tested, Up to 35% Faster Than Zen 2 Counterparts

Puget Systems recently tested AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000WX CPUs in several professional applications and found performance to be substantially better in most workloads compared to the older Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series. Several Intel chips were also tested, including the Xeon W 3000 series and i9-12900K. In the multi-core heavy applications, Threadripper 5000 dominated…

Apple's M2 MacBook Pro preorders start on June 17th

Faster processor, great battery life

Apple unveiled the M2 Series-on-Chip (SoC) at WWDC 2022 earlier this month, announcing two new MacBooks that are powered by the new processor. That’s the 2022 MacBook Pro and 2022 MacBook Air models unveiled at the show. Apple focused more on the latter, as the company gave the Air lineup a massive makeover this year.…