Turning Down the Heat: Ryzen 7000 Thermals and Eco Mode

About a month and a half ago (September 27th), AMD stepped forward into their new AM5 era, with the launch of the Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” CPUs. And step forward it was, with all four initial offerings substantially outpacing the previous years’ Ryzen 5000 CPUs (minus sometimes the 5800X3D but that one is special). AMD claimed huge improvements in both raw performance and performance-per-watt efficiency over the previous generation, but unfortunately those efficiency improvements were somewhat hidden behind the CPUs’ increased power draws. And along with those power numbers, AMD also changed the CPUs’ thermal behavior, which greatly increased the Read more…

Announcing NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 Graphics Cards

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series
September 20th, 2022, marks the next day in computing hardware announcements. Today on the docket: NVIDIA. Graphics cards. And apparently, a whole lot of talk about artificial intelligence. Last month when AMD announced their new CPUs, the presentation was very compact and very focused: These are the new products, this is how we designed them, this is how they compare to our past work and to our competitors current products, here’s the price and release date and the surrounding hardware they need. NVIDIA’s presentation, was very very Read more…

AMD Ryzen 7000: “Together We Advance” – And What Does that Mean?


Two years ago, AMD’s Zen3 Ryzen 5000 CPUs took the desktop gaming world by storm, as the last bastions of Intel superiority fell and AMD stood uncontested with the best CPUs in essentially all desktop, workstation, and server applications and workloads. A few months later, Intel attempted retaliation with the Rocket Lake Core 11000 CPUs, and stumbled as they remained on 2015-era 14nm production technology. However, one year ago, Intel’s Alder Lake Core 12000 fired back hard, regaining the top of the performance charts, but that power came Read more…

AMD Ryzen 7000 Processor Series Coming Soon

Monday, May 24th, marked the first day of COMPUTEX 2022, and with that came the AMD Keynote address, discussing more of the design and specifications of the new upcoming Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” desktop processors. And while much is still unknown about these new CPUs, what is known has serious implications for the coming years of both enthusiasts and system integrators.

AMD’s first point of news comes following AMD’s success in 2020 and 2021 of the Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 “Vermeer” desktop processors. After their success in improving Ryzen’s Instructions-Per-Cycle (IPC) performance, AMD announced their Read more…

GeForce RTX 3050 Graphics Card and RTX 3090 Ti Graphics Card Announced!

On Tuesday, NVIDIA took to CES 2022 to announce the latest additions to their 30 Series GPUs, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3090 Ti. 

Gaming At Large

Jeff Fisher, Senior VP of Geforce at NVIDIA, began the presentation in typical NVIDIA fashion, opening with the statistics on the exploding gaming industry. The top of the hour focused on the software and services currently being offered to gamers and creators from NVIDIA. These include the previously announced NVIDIA Studio, NVIDIA Broadcast, Omniverse, and GeForce Now. 


In light of the current market limitations, NVIDIA spent a Read more…

Intel Unveils 12th Gen Intel Core Family

Intel announced the launch of their new 12th Gen Intel Core family. These six processors mark the beginning of latest offerings in next-gen hardware, pushing toward DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. According to Intel, their new performance hybrid architecture is up to two times faster than the previous generation of CPUs. It’s clear that the company is set to compete directly with AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. 


12th Gen Intel Core Family

At the Intel Innovation event in San Francisco, Intel unveiled their latest CPU offerings, the 12th Gen Intel Core processor family. This family includes six Read more…

NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs

Yesterday morning as a part of CES 2021, Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President of Nvidia GeForce took the stage to announce the RTX 3060, as well as a line of 30 series powered gaming laptops. 


The event began with a recap of 2020. With COVID-19 restrictions across the world keeping people at home, gaming apps and services have exploded in popularity. Steam, Discord and Youtube gaming have seen their audiences more than doubled when compared to user statistics from 2018, while the global Esports audience has grown by one hundred million. Fisher then recounted the Nvidia Read more…

AMD Announces Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs

On Wednesday, AMD revealed their new Radeon 6000 Series graphics cards. The keynote titled “Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2”, a follow up to the CPU reveals of October 8th, AMD took aim at NVIDIA. Despite rumors and supposed leaks, the event did have a few surprises, including official pricing for these new GPUs.


Radeon RX 6800 XT


The presentation began once again with Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. Just as she did earlier in the month, Dr. Su began by touting the company’s recent accolades, including awards Read more…

AMD Announces Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs

Yesterday morning, AMD had a presentation announcing the highly anticipated Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. They revealed their new Zen 3 architecture, and touted the increase in gaming performance in this new line. The keynote was titled “Where Gaming Begins” and that was clearly the focus of this interesting announcement. 

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su started the show with an emphasis on AMDs gaming capability. The PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S Read more…

NVIDIA Announces new GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPUs

NVIDIA’s hotly anticipated GeForce special event certainly delivered. This morning on a live stream, NVIDIA confirmed the rumors and unveiled their brand new GeForce RTX 30 series of graphics cards, along with some interesting software.


The show began with the announcement of NVIDIA Reflex, a technology targeted at e-sports players. It’s said to optimize the rendering pipeline in a way that will reduce latency by up to 50%; increasing reaction time in fast paced e-sports titles. Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Destiny 2 will be the first to support this new Read more…

The Fight Against Coronavirus, Using Technology to Combat the COVID-19. Ryzen 4000 and Intel 10th Gen Processors on the Horizon!

Amidst the current world pandemic, the world still moves forward. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made the world come to a standstill, quite literally. Most of the world is currently practicing social distancing and any non-essential work has been deemed too hazardous. Many large cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Seattle were hit the hardest in the beginning of the spread of the Coronavirus which led to large scale lockdowns of the cities. 


Only non-essential work and workers can commute for work making the cities seem like ghost towns. We here at VRLA Tech have Read more…

Gaming Helps Us Stay Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease

The whole world is currently coping with Coronavirus. The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can spread from person to person and is caused by a novel coronavirus. This dangerous virus forced Governors all over the USA to issue “Stay At Home” orders. Schools are closed, non-essential businesses are closed, and residents are ordered to stay at home unless they need to go outside to run an essential errand, such as going to the grocery store. 


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