Joanna Nelius
joannanelius
Staff Reporter, Reviews at Gizmodo. Formerly PC Gamer, Maximum PC.
Jun 24
5

True that CISC processors today makes use of execution pipelines that are more RISC-like, but keeping it as simple as possible for those who are less familiar with CPU architecture, x86 is, on the front-end, CISC. In reality, the lines between CISC and RISC are more blurred today, yet there are still fundamental Read more

Jun 24
5

Totally agree with you about the chips being good for daily drivers. If there’s anything I gleaned from comparing basic CPU benchmarks for A12Z and Intel/AMD its that the power is there, but we won’t know exactly how Apple’s A12Z-PC variant is going to run once the first Macbook Pro (or maybe another device) hits Read more

Jun 16
2

That’s totally true when it comes to the higher wattage PSU. My local Micro Center only had 500W and 650W ones in stock a few weeks ago. Hopefully the shortage ends soon.

Jun 11
3

That’s exactly why I clean off the pre-applied past to any cooler before using it, not to mention there’s usually way too much applied. I used Arctic’s MX-4 thermal compound for both CPUs in my testing.

Jun 4
19

If you can afford it, then yeah it’s cheap for a gaming laptop. But if you’re out of work, yeah no it’s hella expensive. Definitely not out of touch with reality.

Jun 3
30

For a new gaming laptop compared to everything else out there? It’s pretty cheap.

Jun 3
2

To be clear, it’s not a consistent 112 C. I used HWMonitor Pro to record core temps, power usage, etc. and saw some cores spike to 112 C every so often, but the average temp was 100-105 C, as I mentioned in my review.

May 26
1

Oh man, I wish that was an option! Although much of that music I’m no longer into, so much of what I do listen to these days I’ve already added to my library throughout the years a little at a time.