Posts in Category: logical increments updates

Intel’s Kaby Lake CPUs Launch, Adding to Logical Increments

Kaby Lake is the first CPU series under Intel’s new Tick-Tock-Tack strategy (a.k.a Process, Architecture, Optimization). Previously, Intel would shrink it’s last generation’s CPU (a Tick), and then introduce a new microarchitecture at that size in the next generation (a Tock). Now Intel shrinks a CPU (Tick), makes a new microarchitecture (Tock), then “optimizes” it. What does “optimize” mean? That is left up to the reader to decide, as “optimize” is not defined by Intel.

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The (Somewhat Sad) Good and Very Good CPU Update

So sad to see you go!

So sad to see you go!

The day has come for even more AMD CPUs to be removed from our PC parts guide, to be replaced with Core i3 alternatives. We do not want to see AMD represented less and less on our guide, but we have no choice until they have a new release. Our Good and Very Good tiers have been updated to recommend Intel Core i3 builds, replacing AMD’s Vishera CPUs in that price range.

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New Guide: Building a PC for ARK: Survival Evolved

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ARK: Survival Evolved is a game that bends the most impressive gaming PCs to its will. It is essentially impossible for even the most powerful consumer-grade PC to run the game at a smooth 60 FPS at 4K resolution. This is your warning: Your PC probably cannot run this game on full settings.

But for those brave souls who wish to forego the warnings and attempt to play ARK, we now have a guide for you: Building the Best PC for ARK: Survival Evolved.

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New Guide: Building a PC for Battlefield 1

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Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 will be releasing on PC Oct. 21st. And with great visual quality comes semi-great hardware demands.

Can your PC handle Battlefield 1? Are you looking to build a PC or upgrade to one that can run BF1 the way it’s meant to be played? Check out our new PC build guide: Building the Best PC for Battlefield 1.

If you have any questions about the hardware requirements for Battlefield 1, or if you have any suggestions for other game build guides, let us know in the comments!

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