We reviewed the Ryzen 5 3500X several months ago and praised it's overall good performance for the price (we paid $190 for our sample on the grey market). Its lack of SMT made it a solid gaming CPU at the time, handily beating out the Core i5-9400F in several gaming titles. However, it's lack of SMT means it is severely hampered in threaded applications. Should you buy the 3500X today? Unless you're a CPU collector, definitely not. For the price of $269.99, it isn't competitive in any way, shape, or form. For context, AMD's new Ryzen 5 3600XT is $20 cheaper than the 3500X listed on Newegg.com. Unfortunately, Corn Electronics probably had to inflate prices to cover shipping and other costs related to importing this unit to the United States. If the price was more ideal at $150, I bet it would make a great CPU for budget PC builders, especially when the 3500X's closely related brother, the Ryzen 3 3300X, is nowhere to be seen on store shelves. Again, if you want a 3500X as a collector's … [Read more...] about AMD’s China-Exclusive Ryzen 5 3500X Listed At Newegg US
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It should be noted that Xbox Live Gold is different than Xbox Live Silver (now called Xbox Live Free. The free version has limited features that allow you to create a friends list, create a profile and Gamertag, preview games, stream video content from the Zune network, download games and add-ons from the Xbox Live Marketplace, send and receive messages with other Xbox Live users as text or voice, and make video calls to friends using Video Kinect (if you own a Kinect). The glaring difference between the two services other than the price is that you cannot play online with Xbox Live Free. … [Read more...] about These are the best cheap Xbox Live Gold deals for September 2020
Jaron Schneider: I once read a novel that took the idea of a dystopian future where wireless electricity reigned supreme, and corporations pulled their support inwards towards cities and away from rural America, driving those people back into the dark ages. … [Read more...] about DT Debate: Why do we all have a drawer full of old chargers and other cords?
The great outdoors is full of beauty but let’s be real, it’s also full of bugs, dirt, heat, and muck. In addition to soaking in the lovely scenery, your typical camping trip also involves sleeping in cramped spaces, eating less than savory food, and leaving your beloved creature comforts behind. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. More often, outdoor adventure seekers are finding new ways to bring their luxuries from home into the wilderness. In fact, a whole new breed of campers bent on luxury cropped up in recent years, taking on the moniker of glamping — a combination of the words glamour and camping. … [Read more...] about The 6 best glamping gear
Super Mario 3D All-Stars will roll out for the Nintendo Switch on September 18, after which it will be available for more than six months. This should give players enough time to secure physical copies of the game without having to resort to paying bloated prices. … [Read more...] about Scalpers already taking advantage of Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ limited release