AMD’s X370 is currently the most feature rich chipset for socket AM4 motherboards. X370 is closely followed by AMD’s B350 chipset, and both are able to overclock Ryzen CPUs. X370 surpasses B350 thanks to four additional USB 3.0 ports and two more PCIe 2.0 lanes. It also is able split the CPU’s PCIe 3.0 lanes between two GPUs, which B350 cannot do.
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Storage devices are one of the most volatile segments of the market. Over the years, the price of HDDs and SSDs has rapidly fluctuated due to technological advancements, soaring demand, and natural disasters that destroyed or temporarily shut down factories. All of this can make picking a storage device exceedingly difficult.
When searching for an SSD, there are three key factors you should check before purchasing. First, you need to pick between M.2, PCIe and SATA. SATA drives are the most common, least expensive, and you can use the 2.5″ form factors on essentially any computer made in the last decade. PCIe SSDs are also [...]
The X299 chipset is Intel’s latest HEDT (High-End DeskTops) solution. It sports the new LGA 2066 socket, which supports Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors, with between four and 18 Hyper-Threaded cores. The X299 chipset features 24 PCIe 3.0 lanes and 10 USB 3.0 ports, which is a notable improvement over the outgoing X99 chipset’s eight PCIe 2.0 lanes and six USB 3.0 ports. SATA III support is somewhat reduced on the X299 chipset when compared to X99, but this is offset by the more important inclusion of Intel Optane support. Intel also implemented a DMI 3.0 connection between the CPU and chipset, which provides twice as much [...]