Review: Intel Core i5-9400F 6 core (Hexa Core) CPU with 2.90 GHz [BX80684I59400F]

Technically, the Core i9-9400F is based on the same semiconductor foundation as the past-generation Core i9-8400 Coffee Lake processors, differing only by a slightly increased clock frequency and the fact that the integrated GPU is hardware-locked at the production stage. Thus, the company has achieved a reduction in waste in the workplace, and left customers in the cold. However, due to the lack of shortage of these processors, the price for them usually does not exceed the recommended one, thereby making them, in some cases, profitable for purchase, in particular, when purchased from the computeruniverse.net online store.

In terms of performance in applications this is not best processor, however, in games it is better than a half times more expensive flagship Ryzen 7 2700X, which makes its choice very rational for mid-level gaming systems.

You can buy Intel Core i5-9400F 6 core (Hexa Core) CPU with 2.90 GHz, Boxed with heatsink for the price 159,90 €Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

Continue reading →

Review: Intel Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake Refresh tray [CM8068403874404]

The Core i5-9600K is the cheapest Intel desktop processor in the Coffee Lake Refresh family. It has only six, not eight processing cores, but it is 30-40% cheaper than the younger eight core model Core i7-9700K.

The six cores of the processor have a very interesting story – the processor emerged as a result of the implementation of chips that were a marriage in the production of older Coffee Lake Refresh. That is, the basis of the processor is the same as that of the more expensive versions of the Core i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K, but two of the eight cores were deactivated.

In addition to the crystals from the eight-core counterparts with an area of ​​174 mm2, the Core i5-9600K has a lot more in common with the i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K models. For example, here is the first hardware patch package against the vulnerabilities Meltdown and L1TF (Foreshadow), the memory controller of this processor is certified to support 128 GB DDR4 SDRAM.

Core i5-9600K is produced according to the most modern version of Intel’s 14-nm process technology and has an unlocked multiplier, which allows it to be overclocked. The processor is equipped with an integrated graphics core UHD Graphics 630.

The processor is compatible with any LGA1151v2-motherboards built using Intel chipsets with numbers from the fourth hundred.

You can buy Intel Core i5-9600K 6 core (Hexa Core) CPU with 3.70 GHz for the price 266,90 . Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

Continue reading →

Review: Intel Core i5-8400 “Coffee Lake” Boxed Socket 1151-v2 [BX80684I58400]

The Intel Core i5-8400 “Coffee Lake” Boxed Sockel 1151-v2 [BX80684I58400] processor is positioned as a reasonable solution for demanding and calculating consumers. It belongs to the average price segment and is a kind of response to the emergence of new processors from rival AMD Ryzen.

In contrast to the Intel Core i5-7400, the Intel Core i5-8400 processor has got two additional cores. The advantages of the new model are also significant improvements in energy consumption and heat dissipation.

Owners of LGA1151 boards wishing to upgrade to the Intel Core i5-8400 “Coffee Lake” will be forced to purchase new boards with LGA1151v2, which are mostly simple rebranding. In addition, users may not be satisfied with the lack of overclocking capability in the processor, but is this such a big problem?

You can buy Intel Core i5-8400 “Coffee Lake” 6 core (Hexa Core) CPU with 2.80 GHz, Boxed with heatsink for the price 221,90 . Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

Continue reading →

Review: AMD FX-8350 Boxed [FD8350FRHKBOX]

The new AMD FX-8350 Boxed solution in all applications demonstrates high performance, works on the popular AM3 + socket, which makes it possible to upgrade fairly old machines. For 60-70 euros, users get a four-module, eight-core processor with a base frequency of 4 GHz, an unlocked multiplier, having a cache 16 MB of the second and third levels . However, this is a double-edged sword: with such characteristics, it is very difficult to achieve acceptable power consumption and heat dissipation.

AMD FX-8350 is a solution for enthusiasts who can easily add a powerful cooling system to their computer to cope with heat generation. Other users can use the processor with a boxed cooler. For ordinary not heavy tasks, stock cooling will be quite enough.

You can buy AMD FX-8350 8 core (Octa Core) CPU with 4.00 GHz, Boxed with heatsink for the price 72,90 . Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

Continue reading →

Review: Intel Pentium G4560 Boxed [BX80677G4560]

Intel Pentium G4560 tray [BX80677G4560] with Hyper-Threading support may be interesting not only for installation in office and work PCs, but also for creating decent budget gaming and multimedia systems.

The dual-core four-threaded processor has a fairly high clock speed of 3,500 MHz, L3 cache — 3 MB, support up to 64 GB of RAM in dual channel mode, support ECC memory and frequencies up to 2400 MHz. In fact, it is slightly trimmed versions of Core i3, with slightly lower frequencies and a cache, lack of AVX instructions (that help to solve multimedia tasks). The main argument in favor of buying it is a much lower price than Core i3.

Power of Intel Pentium G4560 will be enough to run the games of 2016-2017 at the minimum and medium settings in 30 FPS: Mafia III (medium), Dishonored 2 (medium settings), Battlefield 4 (ultra, except for scaling the resolution), CS: GO (ultra), DotA 2 (ultra), World of Tanks (ultra), Fallout 4 (ultra), GTA 5 (high), Evolve (ultra), Mortal Kombat X (ultra), DOOM (ultra) and so on.

The processor is not suitable for use with video cards of the top segment (such as 1080 Ti), but it will perfectly reveal the potential of low price cards (1050 Ti, RX 580).

One of the main advantages of the “stone” is its energy efficiency – this “low-power” CPU consumes almost nothing and has a low heat dissipation of 54 W. With a good cooler, the processor will work with a temperature of 40-50 degrees, even working under load.

If we talk about everyday multimedia tasks, the Intel HD Graphics 610 GPU will be enough, right up to run 4K / 60 HZ video from YouTube.

For whom?

The processor will be an excellent option for assembling a family PC or children’s leisure / study. But in no case should it be considered as the “heart” of a computer intended for creating media content. Video editing and 3D modeling programs will be very slow.

Where to buy?

You can buy Intel Pentium G4560 2 core (Dual Core) CPU with 3.50 GHz, Boxed with fan for the price 74,90 €. Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

Continue reading →

Review: Intel Core i3-8100 «Coffee Lake» Tray Sockel 1151-v2 [CM8068403377308]

Core i3-8100 – Intel’s budget quad-core processor from the Coffee Lake family. In contrast to the “stones” of the previous generation Kaby Lake, it operates at lower base frequencies, but it has a larger number of cores. By performance, the processor is practically not inferior to its Core i5 counterparts from the previous Kaby Lake generation, but it is sold for a lower price.

There is no Turbo Boost technology in the Core i3-8100, which means that the chip operates at a constant frequency regardless of how many cores are active at current moment. The processor is worse than the Core i3-7100 when lightly loaded, however, thanks to the four physical cores, there is a noticeable performance increase in heavy distributed loads, where the advantage will be on the side of Core i3-8100.

A larger number of cores use more electricity, so the TDP of i3-8100 is 65 W, as opposed to the 51 W consumption of Core i3-7100.

The processor Core i3-8100 demonstrates surprisingly balanced performance characteristics, especially given its retail price. But due to its mass character and popularity, after two years of selling it did not become cheaper.

You can buy Intel Core i3-8100 “Coffee Lake” 4 core (Quad Core) CPU with 3.60 GHz for the price 116,90 . Don’t forget to use discount coupon FWNNROU (How to use it?).

Continue reading →