Rob's Alder Lake Windows 11 Rig Build Log: Choosing Components, Price, Build, and Gaming Performance
Here's a confession: I haven't built a PC from scratch in almost a decade. Sure, I've replaced RAM, SSDs, and several graphics cards, but it's been years since I sat down with a load of boxed components ready to be put together.
MSI takes the wraps off its beastly MEG Z690 GODLIKE motherboard that comes with a detachable touchscreen
We test VRM thermal performance of nine Intel Z690 motherboards priced between $220 and $300. If you're aiming for best value, these are budget motherboards to pair with new Alder Lake 12th-gen Core CPUs.
As a follow up to our feature on how CPU cores and cache impact gaming performance, we're testing different Intel 12th-gen Core Alder Lake CPUs configurations to see how fast those P-Cores and E-Cores really are.
Today we're taking a look at CPU performance in Battlefield 2042 and this may well be the most difficult benchmark we've ever done. But we've succeeded and tested 20+ configurations into a 128-player conquest match.
After reviewing all 12th-gen Intel Core CPUs, today we're taking a look at how these new processors compare when using Windows 10 and Windows 11, plus Windows 11 running VBS (Virtualization-Based Security).
After looking at the flagship Core i9 on launch date, this time we're reviewing the more mainstream Core i7-12700KF which is meant to do battle against AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X at around $450.