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Intel CPU


This is a review of an Intel Core i7 CPU that is compatible with any motherboard that supports a Land Grid Array (LGA) of 1151. This Intel Core i7 CPU is also a Kaby Lake version. This CPU is to be used for a faster gaming PC. This is an up to date model and it can be used for gaming purposes. While you could use this for lower end use like for home use, it is not the purpose that it is being reviewed for.
The Intel Core i7 CPU is manufactured by Intel. Intel is an American multinational corporation and technology company which focuses on the development of CPUs (central processing unit), also known as the brain of the computer. They are headquartered in Santa Clara, California. They started up  there corporation on July 18, 1968. They are widely considered a top two CPU manufacturer. (Intel Wikipedia)


  • CPU Clock Speed: 4.2 GHz
  • Max Memory: 2400 (DDR4)
  • Cache:
    • L1- 4 x 32KB (Instruction), 4 x 32KB (Data)
    • L2- 4×256 KB
    • L3- 8 MB
    • Socket type: LGA 1151
  • Number of Cores: Quad-Core
  • Number of Threads: 8
  • CPU Rating from Passmark: 12102


With these specifications it worked really good and really fast for my ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6 gaming motherboard. When I found those specifications fit my motherboard I matched it with passmark to make sure it had a good rating and it does of over twelve thousand. It was also only $289.99 on newegg.
Note: This review is for a classroom project.

AMD RYZEN Threadripper 1900X Blog Review

<![CDATA[I recently was fortunate enough to get my hands on an AMD RYZEN Threadripper 1900X. This thing is a monster of a CPU, I mean just look at the case it comes in! Ranking very highly at the top of its class. This is definitely one of the best AMD CPUS’s up to date. It may cost $549.99, but you definitely get performance per dollar. This CPU is mainly for people who don’t have a low end budget for their PC.
This CPU is made for an sTR4 Socket. It also has 8 cores, and 16 threads. For the L1 Cache it has 768KB, for L2 it has 4MB, and for L3 it has 16MB. For Operating Frequency, it runs 3.8-4.0 GHz. The one down fall i found, which is not a big problem at all, would be the fact that it doesn’t come with a fan/cooling system for it, so that would be needed to buy desperately.


  • Socket Type: Socket sTR4
  • # of Cores: 8
  • # of Threads: 16
  • Cache: L1-768KB L2-4MB L3-16MB
  • Operating Frequency: 3.8 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency: 4.0 GHz

Overall, this CPU does more than get the job done. I have had no problems with this at all! I would 100% recommend this to anyone without a small budget because it is $549.99.

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project. 

References: New Egg Link CPU Benchmark




Ryzen Threadripper 1900X

This is a review on AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 1900X.  The Threadripper line up was meant for gamers and media development.  AMD’s Threadripper is a powerful series of processors, and the fastest for the price; set at only $549.99 (Newegg).
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) is an American multinational semiconductor company based in Sunnyvale California, that develops computer processors and related technologies. AMD is the second-largest supplier and only significant rival to Intel in the market for x86-based microprocessors. (Wikipedia)
Specifications for the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X:

  • CPU Socket – sTR4
  • 8 Cores
    • 16 Threads
  • Clock Speed – 3.8 GHz
    • Max Overclock – 4.0 GHz
  • Cache –
    • L1 – 768 KB
    • L2 – 4 MB
    • L3 – 16 MB

In conclusion, the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X  is a power CPU for gaming and all around tasks. The 1900X is one of the fastest CPU’s for gaming, within the price range. All around AMD CPU’s are really powerful CPU’s for the price. Ryzen’s 1900X Passmark scores is 19,626 whilst the fastest Intel CPU at the same price only scores 14,592 (Passmark).
Other reviews on Ryzen’s 1900X:
TomsHardware: Threadripper CPUs for high-end desktops.
Tweak Town: A strong and fast processor
NOTE: This is part of a classroom project.

Intel Core i7-7700K- Intel's "Yawn"?


Kaby Lake is the eighth Intel Core CPU. With its big 7700K it should do good right? Well it does, it’s better than the previous generation i7-6700K. With the i7-6700K rating 11,111 vs 12,097 i7-7700K on Passmark. The major change is an improved 14nm process that improves clock speeds and power characteristics because of the changes in the fin and silicon, and the second change involves updates to the video/multimedia block to support hardware decoding and encoding of 4K. So you can binge Netflix in 4K! Roughly one third of the CPU die is devoted to graphics and multimedia functions.
Even though the i7-7700K is better, its better by a little percent. 4.5GHz turbo compared to 4.2GHz turbo on the i7-6700K and 4.2 base vs. 4.0 base give the expected performance differential of five to seven percent. If you overclock both processors you’re looking at 4.7GHz against 5.0GHz! Is it worth a $20 difference? With this rate of difference you’ll be hearing crickets at the Intel booth.

  • Socket: LGA 1151
  • Clock Speed:  4.20 GHz – 4.50 GHz
  • Bus Speed: 8 GT/s DMI3
  • Cores: Quad Core
  • Cache: L2 – 4 x 256KB L3 – 8MB
  • Threads: 8

But don’t get me wrong, the i7-7700 Kaby Lake is a great processor but there’s just no effort by Intel. I mean, it has the highest clocked Intel CPU and 5.0GHz overclocks. Who doesn’t want that? If you can fork up $350 for a CPU that only has slight differences that you probably won’t notice in a PC you’ll still have peace in mind that you have one of the best Intel 4 core processor. If you want a good all around CPU for a decent price, this isn’t the best option. But if you have the money, then go right for it. You can go home and watch 4K Netflix with your $350 i7 box.
This is the best preforming Intel CPU in the i7 line. It’s just a little depressing that it’s a quad core. But if you are looking to buy this CPU you can’t really go wrong. A lot of people seem to like the $350 quad core, because it’s rocking a sweet 5 egg on
Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.


Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake processor Review

<![CDATA[Intel, one of the only two CPU producers, has a wide variety of products to choose from. Today, I will be reviewing the Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake processor (from Intel). This CPU costs $339.99 on Newegg. This CPU is a relatively unimpressive and underwhelming product.
Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California. It is the world’s second largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip makers based on revenue after being overtaken by Samsung, and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most PCs (Intel Wikipedia).
Intel’s 7700K processor is a largely unimpressive one. Although this top-end processor is the most advanced CPU silicon around, it is far from a must-have. So the question of, “Is it worth the price?” becomes a very difficult one to answer. Unless your current CPU is extremely old and you’re dying to get a new one, there is no need to be jealous over the newer generation CPU. In simple terms: keep your current CPU, because this one is nothing to write home about. The Core i7 7700K is not a worthy upgrade (PC Games News).

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The Core i7 7700K has been condemned from many users as a product that is produced when companies simply stop trying. The clock speeds are slightly higher, but Intel neglects to improve factors like architecture, process, and instructions per clock. This CPU overall does not perform better than any of its predecessors (arsTechnica).

  • CPU clock speed: 4.2 GHz
  • Number of cores: quad-core
  • Socket type: LGA 1151
  • Cache (L1, L2, L3):
    • L1– 4 x 32KB instruction
      4 x 32KB data
      L2– 4 x 256KB
      L3– 8MB
  • Passmark CPU mark: 12101

Overall, I would not recommend this CPU to anyone looking for a shiny new component to put in their PC. It is technically sufficient for gaming and any other activities you may want to perform on your computer, but chances are the the CPU you currently have is too. And the Core i7-7700K is just not worth the upgrade. If you are just itching for a new CPU, avoid this new generation Kaby Lake family of processors. Or, just avoid Intel in general and try a CPU from the competition, AMD.
Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.

ECS Elitegroup Intel Motherboard Intel Z77 ATX


This is a review on ECS Intel motherboard Z77 ATX. This motherboard is mainly used for gaming PC’s and can be found on New-egg for $350. It may be an older motherboard but it can play some of the games you play today.

Elitegroup Computer Systems Co. It is the fifth largest PC motherboard manufacturer in the world (after Asus, Gigabyte Technology, ASRock, and MSI), with production reaching 24 million units in 2002(the no longer sell motherboards by their name/ECS, but make motherboards for Asus, Giga, ASRock, and MSI. (ECS Wikipedia)

The ECS Elitegroup Intel Z77 ATX is one of their best motherboard you can probably buy from them. The motherboard has only has DDR3 on it, but works well. Testing this motherboard on games today it doesn’t stand a chance to the new motherboards. It’s not a bad looking motherboard so it would look cool if you have an open case.

  • ATX
  • 0″ x 9.6″
  • 24 Pin
  • LGA 115
  • Intel Z77
  • DDR3
  • PCI Express 3.0 x1
  • PCI Express x1
  • 2 x PCI Express x1
  • 2 x PCI Slots
  • 1 x Mini PCIe


This Motherboard good for normal gaming nothing for high end extreme quality. I would recommend getting this mother board only if you just want to play the game on lower quality. Quality at the minimum would probably be medium on everything thing in the game and shadows low. (Video on Motherboard)

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.]]>


<![CDATA[I recently review the MSI x399 SLI PLUS sTR4 AMD. This motherboard is going to run about $340.  It does come with a mystic light sync setup which allows you to change the lights to fit your wants. Visually, it does look really cool, and looks like a monster with the Max Memory being 128 GB’s.  I am not quite sure why you would need 128 GB of RAM, but if you do, then this mother board is for you. I think this mother board would be pretty good for gaming, especially if you have a clear case, it mainly depends on what your looking for. It does have a sTR4 Socket on it, so its not gonna be a cheap mother board by any means. This would not be for you if you are on a budget gaming pc build, but would fit your needs on a costly pc build for sure, but keep in mind you might be able to find some other mother boards that give more for their money. Overall is a great motherboard and would recommend to anyone without a budget looking for a gaming motherboard with a sTR4 socket.
Motherboard From MSI Website

  • CPU Socket Type: sTR4
  • Compatible CPU’s: Ryzen Threadripper Series
  • 8 x SATA 6Gb/s
  • 4x PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • 2x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
  • Memory Standard: DDR4
  • Maximum Memory: 128GB
  • Channel Supported: Quad Channel
  • Max Bus Speed: 2400
  • Integrated Audio: Realtek ALC1220
  • Audio Channels: 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
  • Lan Chipset: Intel I211
  • Max Lan Speed: 10/100/1000Mbps

*Note this is for a class project

GIGABYTE GA-B250M-D3H INTEL – Budget Gaming Motherboard!?

<![CDATA[The GIGABYTE GA-B250M-D3H is a great everyday computer that can do all the everyday tasks. It can also be a budget decent gaming motherboard as it features a advanced BIOS and supports VR and 2 way crossfire graphics. Most people use this motherboard because it  has all the basic needs and it is reliable.
The motherboard is made by a very well known company for reliable motherboards, Gigabyte. Gigabyte is a motherboard vendor, with shipments of 4.8 million motherboards in Q1 2015, while ASUS shipped around 4.5 million motherboards in the same quarter Wikipedia


  • Socket:  LGA 1151
  • Compatible CPUs:  Core i7 / i5 / i3 /Pentium /Celeron (LGA1151)


  • Number of Memory Slots: x4
  • Memory Standard: DDR4 DIMM sockets
  • Maximum Memory Supported: 64GB
  • Speed DDR4 2400* / 2133 MHz

The GIGABYTE GA-B250M-D3H is a great all around Motherboard. It is a great base model for a good PC or even a gaming PC. In this video a guy uses this motherboard to make a silent gaming PC. With my use, it preforms very well even with crossfire graphics and other add-ons. I can maintain it well with the advanced BIOS and the Smart Fan feature to monitor the hardware and keep it cool. All around you cant go wrong with this motherboard weather you’re making a good business PC or a pretty decent gaming PC because of the multiple compatible components. With 5 eggs on, it is a steal for $85.
Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.]]>