Reviews

The new AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT that we review today is the world's first graphics card using a 6 nanometer GPU. With just 100 W during gaming, the RX 6500 XT is very gentle in its power requirements, but it's also held back by the 4 GB VRAM size and its PCI-Express 4.0 x4 interface.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT comes with only a narrow PCI-Express x4 interface. In this article we took a closer look at how performance is affected when running at PCI-Express 3.0, also included is a full set of data for the academically interesting setting of PCI-Express 2.0.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The Intel Core i5-12400F comes at an extremely attractive price point, yet offers performance comparable to AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X. While Intel introduced a Hybrid core design with Alder Lake, the 12400F is a P-core only design, which helps avoid potential compatibility issues with E-cores.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
Jelly Key is back at it with another new artisan keycap series! This time, the Koi fish in the popular Zen Pond theme make a comeback, but with more details and complexities. The Eden effect has been revamped with three vibrant colors, and the fish models also get placed in multiple depth stacks to make for a more realistic art scene on your keyboard.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
God of War recently released on PC with support for NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). In this mini-review, we take a look at and compare the image quality and performance offered by these technologies in this game.
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Author:maxus24
In:Game Testing
Gamesense is a new name on the mouse market. Their first release, the Zowie S2-inspired Meta, checks all the boxes: PixArt PMW3360 sensor, 64 g weight without holes, Kailh GM 4.0 switches for the main buttons, pure PTFE feet, and a highly flexible cable.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
At just $120 for 1 TB, the ADATA XPG Atom 50 is one of the most affordable PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSDs out there. In our review, we found that it still offers incredible performance that rivals the Samsung 980 Pro and WD Black SN850 at much better pricing. Thermals are great, too, as there's no throttling, no matter what you throw at it.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
MSI and EKWB have teamed up to bring the well-received MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi to the next level. Featuring an EK-Quantum Matrix7 monoblock, we will get up close and personal to find out what the MSI MPG Z690 Carbon EK X has to offer.
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Author:ir_cow
In:Motherboards
If you need a PSU with high build quality and don't care about the semi-modular cable design, or top-performance in all areas, the TX750M fits the bill. It uses better parts than the RM750 and is sold at about the same price. However, the RM750 provides notably higher overall performance, and all of its cables are fully modular.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Padmate is an audio brand with plenty of experience and resources backing it. It has successfully used crowdfunding for its TWS products, and we now get to examine the PaMu Z1 aiming to offer a good balance of aesthetics, technology, and sound signature at an affordable price.
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
XPG has partnered with ASUS to bring the well-reviewed SPECTRIX line back into the spotlight with a twist. This time, the memory is certified for Intel ASUS ROG-based motherboards. Rated for 3600 MT/s, we will be looking at exactly what this partnership means and how it could benefit you, the consumer!
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Author:ir_cow
In:Memory
The INNOCN Portable Monitor N2F is a compact 15.6-inch portable IPS monitor. No larger than a tablet, it has a smart protective cover that doubles as its stand, as well as USB-C and HDMI connectivity.
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Author:Inle
In:Monitors
The Team Group T-Force M200 is a high-end portable solid-state drive that uses the blazing-fast USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 interface to reach transfer rates of up to 20 Gbit/s. Team Group combined metal and plastic to create a rugged industrial design inspired by the M200 sniper rifle ammo cartridge.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Portable Storage
With the right-handed ergonomic Prime Wireless, SteelSeries presents their wireless flagship: TrueMove Air sensor, 80 g lightweight design, opto-magnetic main button switches, and over 100 hours of battery life.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
TOPPING is a brand famous for its desktop DACs and amplifiers, and we take a look at its recently released E50 DAC and L50 amplifier. The two stacked up make for an excellent value proposition with sensitive IEMs and power-hungry headphones alike, and even work as a preamp for powered desktop speakers.
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
This article serves as a continuously updated summary of currently known leaks and official announcements regarding upcoming hardware releases in 2022 and beyond. We cover and keep track of developments for Intel Raptor Lake and Meteor Lake, AMD Zen 4, Intel's new ARC discrete GPUs, new AMD Radeons, NVIDIA Ada Lovelace, DDR6 and GDDR7 memory, chipsets and more.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Other
If you don't want to pay considerably more to get a Corsair, Seasonic, or Cooler Master PSU of similar capacity, the Steampunk 850 W is a very good choice at $90, especially if 1st Player keeps using the Japanese caps on the secondary side, which are difficult to find nowadays.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
While not a massive upgrade to its predecessor, the Sonos Beam Gen 2 is quite possibly the best compact soundbar currently on the market not only because of its performance, but also the way it seamlessly transforms from a soundbar into an awesome smart speaker.
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Author:Inle
In:Other
With the Krypton 750, Genesis presents an alternative to the Razer Viper Mini. Coming in at 60 g by default, the Krypton 750 features a weight-adjustment system, swappable back covers, paracord-like braided cable, main button switches rated for 50 million clicks, and is powered by PixArt's PAW3333 sensor.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
NVIDIA stealth-launched the GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB last month. We bought a card in retail, so we can find out how much of a difference doubling the VRAM from 6 GB to 12 GB makes, and how much of the performance gains can be attributed to the increased GPU core counts.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The Seasonic Prime Fanless 700 W certainly isn't cheap, priced at $265, but offers the unique capability of a completely noise-free operation thanks to a passive design. With over 93% efficiency, it is among the best we've ever seen, but there are also some issues.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
FiiO partnered with Crinacle for a re-tuned version of the popular FH3 triple-driver hybrid IEMs. The FiiO x Crinacle FHE:Eclipse is a bass-emphasized set with better in-ear resonance compensation, extended treble response, and the goal to be a fun, energetic set with a niche separate from balanced IEMs in the sub-$200 market segment.
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
Gigabyte is packing heat with the Z690 Aorus Master. This motherboard is designed for Intel's 12th Gen Core and boasts a massive 20-phase VRM using 105 A power stages. Built for connectivity, the Z690 Aorus Master has features like PCIe 5.0, DDR5, Wi-Fi 6E, 10 GbE LAN, and five M.2 sockets to round out the experience!
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Author:ir_cow
In:Motherboards
The Kingston NV1 is the company's most affordable M.2 NVMe SSD. Priced at just $85 for the 1 TB version, it offers a tremendous value proposition. Performance numbers in our review of the Kingston NV1 are disappointing though, but the attractive pricing will still make it an option for many.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
The Redragon K599 Deimos takes a 65% form factor as the base and extends it to allow for 70 keys and increased keycap compatibility in a small footprint. It also provides onboard and software customization in addition to 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity and long battery life, paired with plenty of RGB lighting.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards