Custom PC

Custom PC — Issue 220

Issue 220 is all about Alder Lake, Intel’s revolutionary new CPU design that contains two types of cores – performance-focused P-cores and the more power-efficient E-cores. We review Intel’s latest K-series CPUs, from the Core i5-12600K to the Core i9-12900K, and try our hand at overclocking them.

In addition, there’s a deep dive into what makes the Alder Lake microarchitecture tick, and we see what DDR5 memory has to offer, with a feature on how it works and tests of two new RAM kits.

Also in this issue:

  • Sub-£1,000 graphics cards labs test
  • Asus ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming WiFi
  • How to fit a reservoir
  • MNT Reform open-source laptop
  • Retro tech – Roland MT-32
  • Psychonauts 2