About: Metal Messiah

Metal Messiah

Website: DSOGaming : https://www.dsogaming.com
Bio: Hello, my name is NICK Richardson. I'm an avid PC and tech fan since the good old days of RIVA TNT2, and 3DFX interactive "Voodoo" gaming cards. I love playing mostly First-person shooters, and I'm a die-hard fan of this FPS genre, since the good 'old Doom and Wolfenstein days. MUSIC has always been my passion/roots, but I started gaming "casually" when I was young on Nvidia's GeForce3 series of cards. I'm by no means an avid or a hardcore gamer though, but I just love stuff related to the PC, Games, and technology in general. I've been involved with many indie Metal bands worldwide, and have helped them promote their albums in record labels. I'm a very broad-minded down to earth guy. MUSIC is my inner expression, and soul. Contact: Email

Posts by Metal Messiah:

Intel used two different manufacturing processes for some of its Comet Lake “Core i5” processor SKUs

Posted on: 02 Jun 2020

Intel recently announced its Comet Lake-S series of processors for the Desktop in i9, i7, i5 and i3 flavors. It has come to our attention (via TechPowerUp) that some of the Intel Comet Lake Core i5 processors are not exactly the same as other SKUs, meaning the “silicon” beneath the heat spreader can be different … Continue reading Intel used two different manufacturing processes for some of its Comet Lake “Core i5” processor SKUs

Intel drops the fancy “Dodecahedron” design packaging of the Core i9-9900K processor

Posted on: 01 Jun 2020

In a strange turn of events, INTEL recently issued a product change notice (PCN) announcing that it is discontinuing the fancy “dodecahedron” packaging of its previous gen flagship Core i9-9900K processor. This translucent “twelve-sided” package debuted with the Core i9-9900K CPU as a direct response to AMD’s elaborate Threadripper lineup packaging.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT & Ryzen 5 3600XT ‘Matisse Refresh’ desktop CPUs have been listed by an online French retailer

Posted on: 01 Jun 2020

Previously I shared some info and details on AMD’s upcoming “Matisse refresh” processors, and their respective leaked clock speeds. This new “refresh” Ryzen 3000 lineup will include three SKUs:  AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT (Ryzen 9 3900X Replacement), the AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT (Ryzen 7 3800X Replacement), and the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT (Ryzen 5 3600X … Continue reading AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT & Ryzen 5 3600XT ‘Matisse Refresh’ desktop CPUs have been listed by an online French retailer

Rumor: INTEL’s next-gen upcoming CPU architectures to feature significant IPC uplift over the current “Skylake” architecture

Posted on: 31 May 2020

INTEL has been using the same iteration of the” 14nm” FinFET process node with the Skylake Architecture for many years. Comet Lake-S was also fabbed on this “aging” process node, which has held Intel back in terms of IPC uplift and efficiency gains over AMD’s Ryzen lineup.

INTEL graphics Driver version “27.20.100.8280” has been released, provides optimizations and support for new games

Posted on: 30 May 2020

As I have previously mentioned few weeks ago, Intel released its first public DCH driver which unlocked the OEM restriction, apart from providing support for several PC games.

INTEL has made some Comet Lake “design” changes to keep the flagship 5.3GHz i9-10900K SKU, and other processors cool

Posted on: 30 May 2020

INTEL recently launched their Comet Lake-S series of desktop processors. A lot of questions have been raised with regards to the thermal output and performance of these processors, especially when they are running at the advertised and claimed base/boost clock speeds by INTEL.

Rumor: AMD’s 7nm “Vermeer” Zen 3 desktop CPUs to be succeeded by “Warhol” Ryzen 5000 series CPU lineup

Posted on: 29 May 2020

According to a recent tweet posted by “MebiuW“, coming via “Videocardz“, one Codename for AMD’s future Ryzen 5000 series Zen 3 processor lineup has been spotted. This new future CPU lineup would be codenamed as “Warhol“.

INTEL’s mysterious “unreleased” Core i5-7660X Skylake-X CPU has been spotted in China

Posted on: 29 May 2020

Here is a blast from the past. In case you were not aware of, INTEL never officially released the Core i5-7660X Skylake-X CPU to the consumer market.  Though some samples actually landed in the hands of select few overclockers, but apart from this we never got any relevant info or details on this SKU.

Rumor: AMD’s next-gen Ryzen 4000 “Vermeer” desktop processors to utilize TSMC’s new 5nm+ process node

Posted on: 29 May 2020

According to a recent report from “DigiTimes“, coming via VideoCardz, there has been a change of plan in AMD’s roadmap.  Previously, AMD had plans to introduce the new upcoming “Vermeer” Zen3 desktop CPUs on the “7nm” EUV fabrication node from TSMC.  5nm was actually reserved for ZEN 4.

Intel’s NUC 11 extreme with 11’th Gen Tiger Lake -U processor and a GTX 1660 Ti GPU has been spotted

Posted on: 28 May 2020

Have you ever thought of getting a compact or a Mini PC for your “Gaming” needs, or any other task for that matter? Well, enter INTEL’s NUC as a solution/alternative.