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A couple of weeks ago, UL (formerly Futuremark) released the latest test in its ongoing 3DMark gaming benchmark suite, CPU Profile. The premise behind this new CPU-specific test is a simulation to measure how processor performance scales with cores and threads. Normally 3DMark tests are designed to measure overall gaming performance – and thus are largely a GPU benchmark – however this one is a little different since it focuses more specifically on CPU performance. So we wanted to take a look at UL's latest test to get a better idea of what exactly it is testing, what exactly it is trying to accomplish, and just how useful it might be.

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Last week, we reported that the highly anticipated acquisition of Kingston's HyperX gaming brand by HP was completed for the sum of $325 million. As we noted, the terms...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/7/2021

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11 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/2/2021

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9 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2021

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The original Razer Blade tested the laptop waters for a company more known for gaming peripherals such as keyboards and mice, but the Blade lineup has transformed into a...

44 by Brett Howse on 3/11/2021

The Redragon Devarajas K556 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review: Jack Of Most Trades

Today we are having a close look at the Devarajas K556 RGB gaming keyboard from Redragon, a Chinese manufacturer of gaming peripherals. The company boasts excellent quality, performance, RGB...

31 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/4/2021

CES 2021: ADATA Announces XPG Xenia Xe Gaming Ultrabook

At CES 2021, which switched to a virtual online-only format due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, ADATA has unveiled its latest gaming ultrabook, the XPG Xenia Xe. Based on...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/13/2021

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5 by Brett Howse on 1/12/2021

The AMD CES 2021 Keynote: A Live Blog from 11am ET / 8am PT

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15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/12/2021

Intel Xe Graphics: An Interview with VP Lisa Pearce

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34 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/11/2020

The Acer Nitro 5 Review: Renoir And Turing On A Budget

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48 by Brett Howse on 10/9/2020

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30 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/28/2020

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22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/19/2020

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17 by Future Publishing on 8/27/2020

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20 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2020

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18 by Brett Howse on 5/13/2020

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13 by Brett Howse on 1/21/2020

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19 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/8/2020

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75 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/16/2019

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46 by Brett Howse on 8/5/2019

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