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Get Far Cry 6 for free with select AMD Ryzen CPUs

AMD have announced a new free game bundle for their Ryzen gaming CPUs. Until December 31st 2020, anyone who buys an eligible processor from their Ryzen 3000 or new Ryzen 5000 series from a participating retailer will get a free copy of Far Cry 6 and a handful of in-game items when the game comes out next year. (more…)

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X review

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X review specs: Cores / Threads: 8 / 16 Base clock speed: 3.8GHz Boost clock speed: 4.7GHz Motherboard socket: AM4 Motherboard chipset: B550/X570 Cooler included: None Overclockable: Yes TDP: 105W Price: £420 / $449 After seeing the stonking gaming speeds of AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X at the end of last week, the Ryzen 7 5800X was always going to have a difficult mountain to climb if it was going to prove its worth as a top-notch gaming processor – especially after the rather middling gaming performance of the even more expensive Ryzen 9 5900X didn’t really leave…

After a good Ryzen 5 3600X CPU deal? Head to Walmart

AMD may have announced their next-gen Ryzen 5000 CPUs are arriving on November 5th, but their unusually high prices may have you thinking it might be better to snap up one of their existing Ryzen 3000 chips on the cheap instead. While CPU deals have been few and far between this [cms-block], Walmart have currently got the excellent Ryzen 5 3600X for just $210, which is the cheapest I’ve seen in ages. (more…)

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Save $150 on this 10th Gen Intel Core i7 and Z490 combo deal

Intel’s new 10th Gen Comet Lake chips are some of the best and most powerful gaming CPUs around, but they also cost an arm and a leg, especially when you factor in the cost of the new Z490 motherboard you’ll need to go with it. Happily, Newegg have got some handy CPU and motherboard combo deals going on at the moment, including a Core i7-10700KA and Asus ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming bundle that saves you $150 compared to their normal price. Plus, since the Core i7 is a special Marvel Avengers edition (hence the extra ‘A’ on its model name),…

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CPU deals of the week – 8th September 2020

With next-gen graphics cards on the way, you may be thinking it’s about time you upgraded your CPU as well. Fortunately, we’re here to help, as we’ve rounded up all of the best and cheapest CPU deals from around the web in both the UK and US. Whatever type of PC you’re looking to build, you’ll find all the best prices for our top gaming CPU picks below. From the best 9th and 10th Gen Intel CPU prices to the best AMD Ryzen CPU deals, we’ve got you covered. (more…)

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Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPUs could change the face of gaming laptops as we know it

Intel have officially unveiled their 11th Gen Tiger Lake laptop CPUs with integrated Xe graphics, and they might just be about to change the future of gaming laptops. With up to double the gaming performance compared to Intel’s previous generation of mobile CPUs, Tiger Lake laptops with Xe graphics were shown playing big blockbuster games such as Grid and Gears Tactics at 1080p at close to 60fps during Intel’s online press conference this evening, representing a huge leap in performance for ultraslim laptops compared to their AMD and Nvidia-powered competition. (more…)