UPDATE (May 19): After fan backlash on Reddit and other platforms, AMD took the decision to take back their recent announcement. You can disregard some portions of my article like the title (AMD Zen 3 Not For Your Current Mobo) and the earlier announcement. Basically, AMD is now allowing Zen 3 CPUs on X470 and B450 (AM4) motherboards via BIOS update, but once you flash it, you won’t be able to downgrade as the update will make space by deleting data to accommodate Zen 3 support data into the BIOS.
“We’ve heard our audience, and we understand the concerns. We are going to work out a way to support Zen 3 on our 400-series chipsets between now and launch – we’re still working out the what and the how, but we will update you closer to Zen 3 launch.”
AMD has been dominating the market this past year, with Intel set to make a release very soon to counter AMD. So it is yet to be determined how well the new Intel CPUs will fare before AMD’s.
Until then, if you are in the process of getting a new computer for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands or any other favorite video game, the best option is to build a new computer yourself after buying the correct AMD CPU and other computer parts. Building a computer isn’t too hard once you know what CPU you wish..
It has been a while since my last article on building a computer. There are better CPUs, motherboards, and graphic cards since then. So let’s start with what you need in 2020 for a future-proof computer system built by you from scratch.
From time to time, I write articles about computers. This seems like a real good timing to bring this to your attention.
These computer issues might happen to some people, and not others. I have noticed one in particular happening to me, but I wasn’t even sure it was a real issue until I read about it.
Some of the images I have been uploading for the Warcraft III: Reforged article have been disappearing from my hard drive. I know because they are auto-saved in a particular serial number pattern using VLC Player. Next day, when I take more screenshots in VLC, and I search for the new image to upload, the image isn’t saved in the normal pattern. It is because some images have disappeared or been deleted, and VLC fills in the missing image numbers.
It was a very specific task I have been doing the past 4-5 days. People like you might not even notice an automated file deletion until it is too late. Imagine playing a game, and a file is deleted? Or writing a document or drawing something — and that file is deleted next day. So the Windows 10 update responsible for this massive issue is KB4532693.
Another update gone wrong is the KB4524244. Some people have crash and freeze issues with this update. My sister called me to complain about her laptop crashing often. That’s the source of the issue. Each computer behaves differently to these two updates, but why run the risk?
Below you can read how to uninstall these two bad updates.
Happy two weeks until BlizzCon, everyone! I’ve covered severalpreviousdatamining clues towards expansion seven in these past few months, and unless something huge happens, this should be the last one. On MMO-Champion’s “Official Patch 8.0 Speculation thread,” a list from the game database was uncovered that could point towards four new (sub)races being added in. What are these potential subraces? What is the evidence for them? Find out after the jump!
Update: A new piece of information has surfaced, as well as a look back at an interesting quote from a Gamescom interview. Check them out at the bottom of the page.
Introducing the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2Win (2048 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0)! This card harnesses the power of two EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) GPU’s for blistering fast DirectX 11 performance, including tessellation performance that destroys the competition. Experience a whole new level of interactive gaming and combine up to three displays off a single card for the ultimate in 3D entertainment, or disable Surround and combine up to four displays for maximum productivity. With these features and more, the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2Win gives you double the win!
Order it here to get a $30 mail-in-rebate for a limited time. You save $60 off the MRSP price. This graphic card has THREE fans to keep temperatures smooth. Instead of using two GPU video cards in SLI taking up four PCI-Express 2.0 slots, you have two GPUs in a single video card taking up two PCI-Express 2.0 slots.
The EVGA GTX 460 2Win has a three-years warranty upgradable upon product registration with EVGA.
If you aren’t new to EVGA, ensure your profile is up to date with your current postal address. Register your EVGA GTX 460 2Win product, and request your free Digital Creativity Suite 2011 Bundle (a $160 value): Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, Scrapbook Artist 2, and Printshop 2.0.
The Digital Creativity Suite 2011 Bundle will be shipped to the postal address listed on your EVGA profile via USPS within 7 business days.
Part Number: 02G-P3-1387-AR
Core Clock Speed: 700MHz
CUDA Cores: 672
Memory Clock Speed: 3600MHz
Memory Bandwidth: 230.4GB/sec
Shader Clock Speed: 1400MHz
Bus: PCI-E 2.0
Interface: DVI-I, DVI-I, DVI-I, Mini-HDMI
Limited Lifetime warranty upon registration
The EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler M020-00-000234 pre-order is finally available. EVGA is my favorite company for motherboards and graphic cards. Great tech support and forums, and product warranty. Especially, a great line of products for gamers and overclockers.
The new EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler fits several recent CPU sockets, and built for easy installation. I added at the bottom a good “How to install” video by HiTechLegion. It can be installed in a breeze, just a few minutes and comes with its own CPU thermal paste compound.
One important thing for you to know: You require a computer case that allows open access to the back of the motherboard. Otherwise you might have to remove the motherboard (which doesn’t sound cool in your case).
What’s amazing about this new EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler is that it was tested versus a Standard i7 CPU Cooler at full load. The results are stunning. With the i7 CPU Cooler the computer’s internal temperature reached 70 F temperature at full load. With the EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler, the computer’s internal temperature was nigh 20 degrees lower !!! The comparison chart shows only 52 degrees Farenheit.
Introducing the latest entry into the award winning EVGA enthusiast product lineup; the EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler. This product was built to perform with five 8mm heatpipes that are arranged to receive the maximum airflow, direct-touch base technology providing excellent thermal transfer, wind tunnel fin design for optimal air-flow and more.
The center section of the fins form an enclosure in front of the fan hub where air flow is at its lowest, and the edges of the fins are closed. This creates two wind tunnels that maximize airflow around the heatpipes.
And of course, the full sleek black look and PWM controlled red LED fan are the perfect match for any EVGA gaming rig!
EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler Specs
Intel CPU Compatibility: Socket 775, 1155, 1156, 1366
AMD CPU Compatibility: Socket 754, 939, 940, F, AM2, AM3
EVGA announced recently their new EVGA NVIDIA GT 520, a low-end video card with DirectX 11, GeForce CUDA, Blue-ray 3D, OpenGL 4.1 and Physix support.
This graphic card has a 1.4a HDMI, DVI-I and VGA connectors.
The current low-end consumption and desktop graphic card market is battled between the EVGA NVIDIA GT 520 and the AMD Radeon HD 6450. Something I love about EVGA is their 3 years warranty, great tech support and driver updates.
It’s ultimately everyone’s personal choice: NVIDIA or ATI.
I would definitely go for the superclocked version, because the watered-down version of the GTX 580 (non-superclocked) costs around $499. Not much of a saving, much better performance.
EVGA NVIDIA GT 520
Whether you stream 1080p online videos from sites like YouTube or Hulu or prefer immersive Blu-Ray 3D movies, the power of the GeForce GT 520 GPU makes your video playback fast and smooth.
In addition to rendering your high-res photos instantly, the EVGA GeForce GT 520 also speeds up the editing of your videos. And when you share your photos and videos online, you’ll enjoy a richer web experience with GPU accelerated browsers like Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 9.
Go beyond photos and videos and take your gaming to the next level. With the EVGA GeForce GT 520, your favorite DirectX 11 games come to life with lifelike characters and incredibly detailed terrain and game environments.
Microsoft® DirectX® 11 Support
DirectX 11 GPU with Shader Model 5.0 support designed for ultra high performance in the new API’s key graphics feature, GPU-accelerated tessellation.
Blu-Ray 3D Support
Enable a theater quality 3D in your home with seamless support for 1080p Blu-Ray 3D discs across any compatible 3D viewing system over HDMI 1.4, including active-shutter glasses and passive polarized displays.
Hardware Video Decode Acceleration¹
The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.
TrueHD and DTS-HD Audio Bitstreaming Support
Full support for TrueHD and DTS-HD advanced lossless multi-channel HD audio codecs brings the rich sound of the master recording to your living room.
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology
CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, ray tracing, and more, delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs.
NVIDIA PhysX® Technology
Full support for PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
Support for HDMI 1.4 output enables sending both high-definition video and audio signals to an HDTV via a single cable.
Dual-link DVI Support
Able to drive industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560×1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
PCI Express 2.0 Support
Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.
Form Factor: Lo1`w Profile Ready
Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16
Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
GPU: GeForce GT 520 (Fermi)
Core Clock: 810MHz
Shader Clock: 1620MHz
Stream Processors: 48
Effective Memory Clock: 1800MHz
Memory Size: 1GB
Memory Interface: 64-bit
Memory Type: DDR3
DirectX: DirectX 11
OpenGL: OpenGL 4.1
Ports: 1 x HDMI, 1 x D-SUB, and 1 x DVI
RAMDAC: 400 MHz
Max Resolution: 2560 x 1600
SLI Support: No
Cooler: With Fan
Dual-Link DVI Supported: Yes
HDCP Ready: Yes
Card Dimensions: 5.7″ x 4.38″
Features: NVIDIA CUDA technology, NVIDIA PhysX technology, NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology and Blu-ray 3D Support
Introducing the world’s fastest DirectX 11 graphics card: the EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified. This card combines the power of two GTX 500 GPUs on a single card in an uncompromised design. A massive 3,072MB of GDDR5 memory leaves the competition begging for mercy. Experience a whole new level of interactive gaming and combine up to three displays on a single card for the ultimate 3D gaming experience. With these features and more, the EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified does not just obliterate the competition, it completely annihilates it.
The GTX 590 was designed from the ground up for the enthusiast. You have performance that decimates all takers, while at the same time delivering an experience unmatched in the enthusiast market. Acoustics were a primary design focus. With the dual vapor-chamber heatsinks and large cooling fan, the GTX 590 will barely be noticeable even under heavy load. The shroud and heatsink design were both made with the idea of easy removal and installation to clean or to install 3rd-party water cooling. Additionally, the GTX 590 is capable of crunching the latest games at the highest super-sampling anti-aliasing while giving you full 3D Vision Surround2 support, or you can split up to 4 monitors up – all off of a single card. The GTX 590 truly was designed from the ground up to compromise nothing while delivering the world’s fastest graphics card.
Power Up to Four Displays
Three dual-link DVI-I connectors and one mini-DisplayPort connector provide hook-ups for up to four independent displays.
GeForce Logo Lightning
Stylish backlit GeForce LED illuminates your graphic card.
Vapor Chamber Cooler
Dual vapor chamber coolers provide optimal thermal performance to each GPU for quieter gaming.
Check out the screenshots and three videos below for further info and demonstrations.