Asus leaks its own Prime Z490-A and Prime Z490-P, revealing its design and some specs

Prime Z490-A

Rumour has it that the 400 series motherboards will be announced on April 30th, although the retail outlet is not set until the end of May. However, it seems that Asus didn’t want to wait and published pictures of its Prime Z490-A and Prime Z490-P motherboards on its website in advance, showing the design and some specifications. They also talked about H470, although there are no pictures.

Prime Z490-A

This will be Asus’ entry into the Z490 chipset, which is the most economical model to get all the benefits of a Z chipset. The picture above reveals all its specifications, although it mentions the H470 chipset when the pressure on the motherboard clearly indicates that it is a Z490. It confirms the LGA 1200 socket for the tenth generation of Intel Core processors and the use of PCI-E 3.0.

Another picture that deals with M.2 heatsinks show what the Prime Z490-A looks like already with a much more robust design, with better heatsinks, better VRM and more connectors, which is the most powerful model in the Prime series.

Prime Z490-A

In this way, we already know two of the new Asus motherboards two weeks before their official announcement. It will be interesting to see if more information comes out during the course.

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Tiger Lake generation seen in the benchmark


Only two weeks ago, the Intel Core i7-1185G7 had some leaks that showed its 3DMark performance, and it seems that today another chip is experiencing the same fate, the i7-1165G7, as recognized by the well-known @_Rogame filter.

Like its larger counterpart, the i7-1165G7 is also supposed to be a Tiger Lake U-piece. At least in these first performance results, the two chips don’t seem to differ that much.

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Tiger Lake generation seen in the benchmark

The frequency of the i7-1165G7 is supposed to be 200 MHz lower than that of the i7-1185G7, about 2.8 GHz. It should be noted that these chips are successors of the 10th generation of Ice Lake U silicon (not to be confused with the pieces of the 10th generation of comet lake). Compared to its predecessor, the i7-1065G7, the i7-1165G7 actually gets an impressive jump of 1.5 GHz in its fundamental frequency, provided these numbers are correct.

Of course, we can’t say much about the performance without information about the overclocking rates, and unfortunately, none of the leaks contained decent information about the clocks.

The i7-1165G7 achieved 1150 points in graphics and 4750 points in the CPU at 3DMark, which corresponds to a total score of 1297 points. This is only slightly less than the result of the more powerful i7-1185G7. However, the CPU share of the i7-1165G7 was significantly higher than that of the i7-1185G7.

AMD Ryzen 4000: Adding support for the LPDDR4X-4266 increases performance

3DMark Time Spy is back in the spotlight after announcing the performance of Ryzen 4000 with LPDDR4X RAM. AMD puts the pedal to the metal.

As the days go by, we realize how AMD has prepared for the introduction of its portable Ryzen 4000 chips. When everyone was looking at frequencies, TPDs, threads, cores and temperatures, AMD quietly introduced the LPDDR4X. This memory offers more performance and lower power consumption, which is a “win-win” for the game. Here are the details of this leak.

Ryzen 4000 with LPDDR4X-4266: more than we expected

AMD Ryzen 4000: Adding support for the LPDDR4X-4266 increases performance

Not only is 3DMark back in the news, but the Twitter @_rogame user has also filtered out some 3DMark tests on two Ryzen 5 4500U: one with LPDDR4-3200 and one with LPDDR4X-4266, so we’re seeing a performance boost that won’t go unnoticed.

As you can see, this results in an overall performance difference of 16.9%, with the notebook with LPDDR4X memory winning. This frequency has a relevant impact in all aspects, as it is superior in CPU scoring as well as in graphics and processor tests.

The biggest difference is the processor score, which is 18.9% higher. Not only that, but we are also told from China that this performance surpassed the Ryzen 7 3700U and Intel i7-1065G7 of previous generations. This is not bad for higher-quality chips.

So it is not silly to say that the support of this LPDDR4X RAM can give the “push” that the Ryzens need to face Intel laptops without shame.


EVGA announces its GTX 1650 GDDR6 SC Ultra and SC Ultra Black

EVGA announces its GTX 1650 GDDR6 SC Ultra and SC Ultra Black

EVGA announced its new GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 and released two variants: SC Ultra and SC Ultra Black. Both models use the same dual-fan cooling system we saw on the GTX-16 SC Ultra line, and have a metal backplate, with the only difference being in frequency.

EVGA announces its GTX 1650 GDDR6 SC Ultra and SC Ultra Black

Both models have the GTX 1650 core with 896 Cuda cores, accompanied by 4 GB of GDDR6 memory at 12 Gbps for a bandwidth of 192 GB/s. The difference is that the SC Ultra model is amplified at 1710MHz and the SC Ultra Black model at 1605MHz.

As for their prices, in the United States they cost 10 U$S more than the GDDR5 variants, for example, the GTX 1650 GDDR6 SC Ultra costs 179.99 U$S, while the GTX 1650 GDDR5 SC Ultra costs 169.99 U$S. Strangely enough, these new graphics cost the same or even more than the GTX 1650 Super, which also comes with GDDR6 but 1280 Cuda cores, so they don’t seem like a very good choice if they’re not on sale.

AMD Ryzen 9 4900U appears with integrated graphics in UserBenchmark

AMD shows support for Ray-Tracing of Navi 2X in its latest demo

A UserBenchmark snapshot of a Ryzen 9 4900U with integrated graphics was filtered. It did not take long for the news to spread over the network.

We already know that the Ryzen 9 4900U is a spectacular beast, but we knew nothing about a version with integrated graphics. In theory, it’s a low-power chip, but it’s designed for more demanding tasks. That’s why it looked like it would come with a dedicated graphics card, but that won’t always be the case.

Ryzen 9 4900U with integrated graphics scores

This chip has made its appearance in UserBenchmark in a worthy manner with a GPU called “AMD Ted3-RN”. “Ted” could stand for “test engineering device”, which would mean it was a test device. We first heard about this Ryzen 9 4900U when Lenovo introduced it.

AMD Ryzen 9 4900U appears with integrated graphics in UserBenchmark

If we analyze the image, we first see the base and turbo frequency of the Ryzen 9 4900U, which is 1.8 GHz and 2.35 GHz respectively. It seems to us to be too low a frequency because everything indicated that its turbo would be 4.3 GHz.

As for the results of the Ryzen 9 4900U’s integrated graphics, they are not exciting, but we acknowledge that they are quite good for an APU: 136 single-core points and 198 2-core points. However, this is a version that still needs to be refined, so we will have to wait a little longer.

In short, very good graphics and specifications of the Ryzen 9 4900U that surprise us. Anyway, just below it, we see the message “Relative power n.a. – insufficient samples”, which shows that the performance is not final.


Intel Core i9-10900K vs. Intel Core i9-9900KS, Geekbench discloses the winner

Comet Lake-S

The Core i9-10900K has just made its debut in the GeekBench 5.1 benchmark database. The first performance tests announce a performance increase of 20% in comparison to the current Core i9-9900KS.

Intel Core i9-10900K vs. Intel Core i9-9900KS, Geekbench discloses the winner

We’ve known for a few weeks now that Intel is preparing the introduction of its 10th generation Core. This family, known as Comet Lake-S, will produce a new flagship model, the Core i9-10900K.

This processor, which is still based on a 14nm engraving, will be equipped with 10 physical cores and 20 logical cores thanks to Hyper-Threading technology. The various leaks that affect it result in a fundamental frequency of 3.7 GHz for a turbo mode at 5.1 GHz (4.9 GHz on all cores in an ideal situation), all of which have a thermal envelope of 125 Watts.

This showcase has just been discovered in the GeekBench 5.1 benchmark database. It was tested with an ASRock Z490M Pro 4 motherboard equipped with 32 GB DDR4.

Intel Core i9-10900K vs. Intel Core i9-9900KS, Geekbench discloses the winner

The test software delivered a score of 1437 points in the single core area. We didn’t find any noticeable difference to the 9th notebook’s capabilities here, but the difference is clearly noticeable in multi-core mode with a score of 11390 points. It is explained by two physical cores and 4 additional threads.

For comparison: The current Core i9-9900KS (8C/16T @ 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz, TDP of 127W) has a multi-core score of 9458 points. The difference is about 20%.

GDDR6: Gigabyte unleashes GeForce GTX 1650


As the original GeForce GTX 1650 with GDDR5 memory was released, we’ve been seeing GDDR6 model listings for some time now, and Gigabyte was the first to make these new models official.

GDDR6: Gigabyte unleashes GeForce GTX 1650

The company will release its GTX 1650 D6 Windforce OC (GV-N1656WF2OC-4GD) with dual fan cooling Windforce 2X and the GTX 1650 D6 OC (GV-N1656OC-4GD) with single fan for small rigs.

It’s to be expected that the heat sink is the same and the change in the cooling system is only aesthetic, but due to the change in the card’s memory, the board must be physically different, and it’s not known which GPU we’ll find in this card, as it could be a different GPU from the standard GTX 1650.

Both feature 12Gbps GDDR6 memory, as opposed to the 8Gbps GDDR5 of the original model, and have 50% more bandwidth than the original models. In terms of GPU frequencies, the Windforce OC has 1710MHz amplification, while the OC model has 1635MHz amplification.

It is not yet known whether these graphics use the same TU107-300 core or a new variant, although it is certain that they retain the same 896 Cuda cores, the only major change is their memory.

The GTX 1650 GDDR6 is assumed to be slower than the original GDDR5 at 1590 MHz on the GPU clock. This could be compensated with more clock memory, but there is still a lot of room for speculation about clock rates and thus performance.

Furthermore, it is not clear at this point when and for which markets the GTX 1650 will be launched with GDDR6 memory and from which board. So far only the gigabyte variants have been confirmed.

Intel Comet Lake-H uncovered: 10th generation filtered

We know the technical specifications of the upcoming high-performance chips from Intel. The comet Lake H is here. Would you like to see it?

Intel Comet Lake-H i9

In recent months, information has been flooding in on Intel’s next line of portable processors. Today, it may turn out to be a breaking point in the whole wave of rumors or assumptions. The reason is that several slides have leaked out of Intel’s alleged presentation, which described the specifications of the Comet Lake-H chips in detail. If you want to know about them, you can find all the information below.

Intel Comet Lake-H is filtered

Intel Comet Lake-H uncovered: 10th generation filtered
This family of chips refers to Intel’s powerful mobile processors. Being characterized by offering the highest frequencies, we find the 3 common ranges: i5, i7 and i9. It seems that the i5 will not have the Thermal Velocity Boost technology, a feature that allows the processor to increase the frequency when temperatures and conditions allow it.

Furthermore, you will find an unlocked processor: the Intel Core i9-10980HK, which is the flagship of the new line. It will have 8 cores and 16 threads, along with a turbo frequency of 5.3 GHz (if conditions allow) and a TDP of 45W. An additional slide has been filtered out of this processor to give an insight into its leading role in the next presentation.

In addition, another slide has been published that summarizes the new features of the 10th generation of Intel chips. Among other things, it refers to the new support of RAM memory at 2933 MHz, Wi-Fi 6 and the frequencies obtained by the various processors. The “partial” unlocking of the i7-10850H is striking.

However, the Thermal Velocity Boost tells us that the i7 and i9 chips will be hot because the i5-10400H will go up to 4.6GHz without this technology. Therefore, it is predicted that the 5.3 GHz that the i9-10980HK reaches will be punctual or hardly constant.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U: Benchmarks are filtered, will refine Surface Book 3

Ryzen 9 4900H

3DMark 11 tests on an AMD laptop were filtered. It was equipped with a Ryzen 5 4500U and an RX 5300M.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U: Benchmarks are filtered, will refine Surface Book 3

New information about the mysterious Ryzen 5 4500U comes to our attention, a chip that will be very much in demand in the low-power sector. Not only does it look like it, but we’ve also seen an RX 5300M accompanying it, like a Microsoft laptop. We believe that the final test was done on the upcoming Surface Book 3 laptop. Here are the details.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U: new benchmarks and collaboration with Microsoft

Watch out for what’s coming on the laptop sector, because AMD is ready to fight. This time we bring you a 3DMARK 11 benchmark that shows the results of a Ryzen 5 4500U together with an RX 5300M. There are rumors going around, and that’s normal, because it’s a somewhat odd combination, but there may be an explanation.

The AMD chip scored 13,885 points. This 6-core and 6-wire processor has a base frequency of 2.4 GHz and a supposed turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz. The computer used does not specify which graphics card accompanies it, but the Twitter user who leaked this information, _rogame, hinted that it would be an RX 5300M. It would have 3 GB of memory, but we don’t know more details.

On the other hand, _rogame also filtered another test using the same processor but with a different computer. In this case, it is a computer manufactured by Microsoft and powered by a Ryzen 5 4500U which, together with the Ryzen 3 4300U, is the least powerful processor in the range. This means that we may see a Microsoft Surface Book 3 powered by an AMD Ryzen, which would be great news.

Several combinations are being considered:

  • Ryzen 5 4500U or Ryzen 7 4700U with RX 5300M on 13.5-inch machines.
  • Ryzen 5 4600U or Ryzen 7 4800U with RX 5500M or RX 5600M for 15-inch versions

This is further proof that the Ryzen 4000 series has broken through the big door into the notebook sector. We will have to wait longer to see new details of these 7-nm chips.


BIOSTAR Announces A68N-2100K: AMD E1-6010 and DDR3 on Mini-ITX

The manufacturer BIOSTAR has announced its new motherboard, the A68N-2100K. It comes with an AMD E1-6010 chip and Radeon R2 graphics.

BIOSTAR is not as well known as other motherboard brands, but because its goal is different. In this case, we bring the A68N-2100K, a mini-ITX motherboard introduced by the brand, which will be installed with the AMD E1-6010 chip. It seems outdated, but nothing is further from the truth: it may be a more interesting option than you can imagine.

BIOSTAR A68N-2100K, perfect for the living room

If you are looking for a platform on which to mount a small and modest PC, you should be wary of this motherboard. This is the A68N-2100K, which is equipped with an AMD E1-6010 chip, a 2-core 2-wire notebook processor. We’d have 1.35 GHz power, but we don’t need much more than that for the use we’re going to give it. The chipset on the board is “Beema”.


Its form factor is Mini-ITX (17 cm x 17 cm) and we will integrate AMD Radeon R2 graphics. In terms of memory, it has 2 slots and supports single-channel DDR3 and DDR3L 800/1066/1333, with a maximum total memory of 16 GB, so we can fit 8 GB in each slot. Once the slots are completed, we will have a PCIe 2.0 x16 slot. As for storage, we have 2 SATA III interfaces at 6Gbps that support AHCI.

BIOSTAR Announces A68N-2100K: AMD E1-6010 and DDR3 on Mini-ITX

To get to the connections, we have the following options:

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 in the back.
6 x USB 2.0: 2 backs, but the board supports up to 4.
1 x PS/2 mouse.
1 x PS/2 keyboard.
1 x VGA.
1 x RJ45.
1 x HDMI.
3 x audio jack.

As for the operating system, it supports Windows 7 and Windows 10. Finally, with the purchase of this card, you will receive the following accessories:

2 x SATA cable.
1 x back plate for connectors.
1 x DVD with drivers.
1 x manual.
In principle, it is a very economical option because we can use it as a multimedia center. BIOSTAR’s goal with this A68N-2100K is to target this SoC motherboard to casual users such as students who are looking for the most economical option.

With this card we can do without heat sinks and processors since everything is installed: we only need DDR3 RAM and hard disks. Not to mention the form factor, which allows the user to save a lot of space without the need for large desktops.

So far, we don’t know the price or the release date. But don’t expect it to come at a high price. For more information, we will leave you the official site.