Later this week we'll finally be able to publish our benchmarks for Intel's new 8-core CPUs like the 9900K. In the meantime, it might be a good idea to check out how CPU pricing has changed over the last few months, see what products are the best value right now, and whether we'll continue to see changes throughout the rest of the year.
When a PC gaming site published early Core i9-9900K results today we were a little surprised. The title read "Intel's Core i9 9900K is up to 50% faster than AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X in games," right away many of the results looked very suspect to me, having spent countless hours benchmarking both the 2700X and 8700K, so we looked into it some more.
SSDs are finally the norm, only differentiated by how extreme and how willing you are to pay for the very best. Pro-level SSDs are reserved to non-volatile storage, mainstream SSDs are very affordable, and that has positively affected other product lines from HDDs, to portable external drives and more. Here are our top storage picks for 2018.