Chris from Code the Things is back with another round of tests for the ‘Destitute’ tier of our main build chart: game streaming services! With another round of tests on our most affordable build comes another terrific video, featured above.
Logical Increments is looking for freelance writers who are passionate and knowledgeable about PC hardware to write for our blog and potentially other parts of our website. This post will detail how to become one of our writers, as well as what that would entail.
AMD makes both CPUs and GPUs. We have followed AMD’s CPU journey, from competitive, to underdog, and back to competitive. Now, with the launch of the RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT, it looks like AMD wants to get back to being competitive with GPUs as well.
AMD and Intel have been the desktop CPU duopoly for as long as we can remember, with the mantle of “best CPU manufacturer” having been worn by both. From about 2005 to 2017, Intel was king. AMD’s Ryzen series began stealing the multi-threaded marketshare with the launch of a large number of high-core-count CPUs at a moderate price. These CPUs did not make AMD the “best CPU manufacturer” though, since single-threaded performance was still behind.
Numerically, 2017 was 3 years ago, but the numbers do not match the emotion: 2017 feels like it was in the Dark Ages. Many centuries have passed since the year 2017, and AMD has been improving. With each revision to the Ryzen family, AMD’s multi-threaded superiority was extended, and Intel’s single-threaded lead was diminished.
With Intel stubbornly refusing to abandon the 14nm process that has been (reportedly) in use since the times of Genghis Khan, this day had to come. Intel’s single-threaded dominance is over, for no king can rule forever.
Last month, we announced our intention to make a donation to The Turing Trust as a share of our September profits.
We are proud to say that the donation drive is finished, and we are donating $1000 to them. Yeah! We’d like to extend our thanks to everyone that used LI in September; we (literally) couldn’t have done it without you.
This month, we here at Logical Increments have decided to donate to The Turing Trust, a charity organization that brings computer access and IT education to schools in sub-Saharan Africa.
Our donation will take the form of 10% of all profits earned during the month of September. You can help us support them directly by donating to The Turing Trust, or indirectly by simply purchasing PC hardware through a link on our site this month.
LET BATTLE COMMENCE!
In what might become the battle of the ages between Logical Increments and Amazon, I take a look at the top selling pre-built PC on Amazon and see if we can do better by building a PC ourselves!
Welcome to our biggest round of updates for the main chart in several months!
There are some major CPU (and accompanying motherboard) updates that are coming to the guide, but in this changelog we’ll also list off some smaller changes that are on their way as well. All of these listed changes are either implemented or coming soon to all country versions of the chart.