Intel’s 3 NUC 13 Extreme is a highly compact PC that is still capable of hosting high-end hardware like an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, 64GB of RAM, and multiple M.2 NVMe storage drives. The question is, do you sacrifice any performance with thee ultra-compact NUC 13?
Following the success of the initial launch of their 13th Gen processors, Intel is now launching the Core i9 13900KS which is the first CPU to be capable of hitting 6 GHz at stock settings. But will this make any real difference for content creation?
NVIDIA is continuing their new RTX 40 Series GPUs with the new RTX 4080 16GB. How does this new card perform in the real world, and is it worth considering in your next content creation workstation?
Intel’s 13th Gen processors bring terrific performance across the board, but many modern processors have been criticized for their high power draw and heat output. However, we have found that most CPUs only operate at these high temperatures when the motherboard BIOS is allowed to automatically overclock the processor above the official Intel specifications. Does running them at reference speeds impact performance, and how much of a difference does it make for thermals?
Following AMDs recent release of their Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors, Intel is fighting back with their own launch of the Core 13th Gen processors (code named “Raptor Lake”). Unlike AMD’s launch which moved to a new socket and added support for DDR5, the 13th Gen CPUs are a drop-in upgrade for the 12th Gen processors since they share the same socket and existing support for DDR5 memory. Even though the base platform is largely unchanged, however, we still expect some big performance gains in a number of content creation workflows.
NVIDIA is beginning to launch their new RTX 40 Series GPUs, starting with the GeForce RTX 4090. NVIDIA touting significantly higher performance versus the previous generation 30 series, but how does this new card perform in the real world, and is it worth considering in your next content creation workstation?
The new AMD Ryzen 7000 Series of processors bring terrific performance across the board, but have been criticized in many reviews due to the fact that they often hit CPU temperatures of 95 Celcius under heavy loads. However, we have found that they only operate at these high temperatures when the motherboard BIOS is allowed to automatically overclock the processor above the official AMD specifications. Does running them at reference speeds impact performance, and how much of a difference does it make for thermals?
AMD has launched their new Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors, and one of the new processors in particular offers us an opportunity for some unique testing and analysis. Namely, the AMD Ryzen 7900X shares the same model name as a slightly aged CPU from Intel: the Core i9 7900X. This begs the question: how does the newcomer 7900X fare against the veteran 7900X in content creation applications?
AMD has launched their new Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors (code-named “Raphael”) based on the latest Zen 4 architecture. These CPUs support DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, with up to 16 cores with a peak clock speed of 5.7 GHz. Along with the increased frequencies and DDR5 support, AMD has touted a 13% IPC (instructions per clock) improvement compared to the previous generation. But, the question is, how will this all translate to real world performance for content creators?
Windows 11 has officially been out for 8 months, and most applications now have official support for the new operating system. When it initially launched, we saw measurable performance issues with Windows 11 in content creation applications, but have those gone away now that the OS has had time to mature?