Custom PC

Custom PC — Issue 227

Intel and AMD clash in an epic battle, as we pitch 12 of the latest CPUs against each other, going all the way from six-core workhorses to 16-core beasts. With prices ranging from £165 to £720, our Labs test will help you find the right processor for your needs and budget, whether you want to build a whole new system or simply upgrade an ageing Socket AM4 machine.

We’ve run a load of tests in applications and games at stock speed, and also included overclocked results where processors have an unlocked multiplier and enough headroom to cope with it. If you’re in the market for a new CPU, but don’t know which one to buy, then make sure you grab this issue.

Also in this issue:

  • Monitor response times explained
  • How to water-cool AMD Radeon GPUs
  • Comfortable computing ergonomics guide
  • AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT and 6750 XT
  • Water-cool a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition
  • Amiga reborn - theA500 Mini
  • Retro tech – big box games
  • Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin