Reviews

The newest iteration of the right-handed ergonomic ROG Gladius series comes with a whole host of new features: PixArt's PAW3370 sensor tuned for 26,000 CPI, second-generation hot-swappable main-button switches with super-low click latency, and a 76 g lightweight construction, along with a soft, flexible cable and pure PTFE feet.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
Mistel brings us their first full-size keyboard after a long run of smaller form factors. The X-VIII (X8->108, get it?) also features their own keycaps, which use thick PBT plastic and doubleshot injected legends. Add the optional Bluetooth and a choice of five Cherry MX switches and Mistel put out a lot of options to appeal to everyone here!
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The Silicon Power XD80 uses a Phison E12 controller paired with 96-layer TLC flash from Toshiba. In our testing, the drive reached performance levels similar to the best PCIe Gen 3 SSDs. Priced at $240 for the 2 TB version, the Silicon Power XD80 is quite affordable, too.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
The SteelSeries Arctis 9 Wireless is an excellent gaming headset with dual wireless connectivity. It can simultaneously be connected to the supplied 2.4 GHz RF dongle and a Bluetooth source, which opens it up to a host of interesting use cases.
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Author:Inle
In:Headphones
The new be quiet! Pure Power 11 FM PSU line looks great! Besides low noise output, it also offers high performance and good build quality. The Pure Power 11 FM 650 faces strong competition from the new Corsair RM650x with ML fan, Seasonic GX-650, and XPG Core Reactor 650, though.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Varmilo has conquered the tactile and clicky challenges in its new electrostatic capacitive switch lineup, and we now take a look at the all-new MA108 Forest Fairy featuring the EC Ivy V2 switches. It is a full-size keyboard filled with life and greenery, and the EC Ivy V2 is a matching green switch that aims to upstage the Cherry MX Blue!
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The AZZA Cast 808 is an extraordinary chassis with an outer shell that has hinges at the top and bottom and a gap in the middle—it even lacks a rear panel. This makes the AZZA Cast 808 a unique open-frame case.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
This article serves as a continuously updated summary of currently known leaks and official announcements regarding upcoming hardware releases in 2021 and beyond. We cover and keep track of developments for Intel Alder Lake, AMD Zen 4, NVIDIA's future Ampere cards, new AMD Radeons, DDR5 memory, Intel's next Xe GPU, chipsets and more.
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Author:btarunr
In:Other
The Lexar SL200 Portable SSD is priced quite competitively at $120 for 1 TB. In our testing, we found good sequential transfer rates that are considerably higher than what you'll get from any HDD-based enclosure, and with 300 GB, the pseudo-SLC cache is very large, too.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Portable Storage
NVIDIA Reflex is a collection of advanced technologies set out to drastically reduce end-to-end system latency and make you a bigger threat on the virtual battlefield. We used the latest iteration of the Latency Display Analysis Tool to thoroughly test how Reflex behaves in practice.
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Author:Inle
In:Graphics Cards
The ASRock Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Formula is built using AMD's new Navi 21 XTXH chip, which runs much higher clocks than what the regular RX 6900 XT can achieve. In our testing, this is the first AMD card in a long time to beat NVIDIA's current-generation flagship, the RTX 3090.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Alongside the flagship Z20, EVGA also released the more budget-friendly Z15 with its keyboard lineup revamp. Today, we take a long due look at it in detail and compare it to the Z20, too. Knowing that it has a hot-swappable switch socket on all keys as well as the option of two rare Kailh Speed switches, how could you miss reading this review?
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
Resident Evil Village is the first Resident Evil with support for raytracing. The game looks fantastic, yet achieves very high FPS on all graphics cards. Especially GPUs using the AMD RDNA2 architecture deliver amazing performance, even with raytracing enabled.
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Author:W1zzard
In:PC Port Testing
Sharkoon expands their Light² line-up with the ambidextrous Light² 180. Weighing just 66 g, it is equipped with PixArt's PMW3360, high-quality PTFE feet, a flexible cable, and extensive RGB lighting.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
The Choetech HUB-M20 is a USB-C accessory with eleven ports in the shape of a slim bar, which means you may place your notebook on top of it to essentially utilize its classic docking-station form factor.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Other
As the name suggests,the Ajazz Zinc is built on a Zinc case to add a feature that immediately distinguishes it from most other keyboards in the market. It's also a 65% design, which further adds to the appeal, and the high build quality carries over to the PBT keycaps and the aluminium plate.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The Zalman Z3 Iceberg combines a functional frame with an edgy looking, solid front panel. With its clear and clean glass side panel, you should be able to show off your hardware nicely as well. Available in black or white, we got the latter for review—let's see if it stays cool when we set our sights on it.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Acer FA100 solid-state drive is an entry-level M.2 NVMe SSD. In our extensive testing, we saw decent performance that matches competing SSDs. The SLC cache is also big enough to soak up the largest write bursts, and there's no thermal throttling.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
Ikko is a relatively new brand to the audio space with a focus on in-ear monitors. Today, we take a look at their $200 OH10 IEMs, which are of superb build quality. Sound quality is excellent as well, and price-to-performance can easily compete with much bigger brands.
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
Akko appeals to the dessert lovers among us with their 3018DS Matcha Red Bean keyboard. With a novel green, white, and red color scheme, it is a unique-looking keyboard at pre-built pricing. Under the hood, however, are the extremely rare and new Gateron Pink or Orange switches.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
Endgame Gear is on a mission to perfect the XM1, and the XM1r is the result of that quest. Equipped with the latest PixArt PAW3370 sensor, Kailh GM 8.0 main button switches, hybrid skates, an improved cable, and all-new translucent shell designs, the XM1r shapes up to be the definitive XM1 revision.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
Akko wants to bring cultural elements of Japan into your living room with their World Tour Tokyo product family consisting of various keyboards, wrist rests, keycap sets, and even a desk mat. We take a look at a few of these, but focus on the Akko 3084, a rare 80% keyboard that offers a custom keyboard design at a very reasonable price!
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The Raijintek Pan Slim is a unique-looking, desktop-style case, which allows you to place your monitor on top of it and slide your keyboard underneath. While one may assume this format isn't meant for potent hardware, the Pan Slim can tackle both your beefy GPU and 240 mm AIO cooling with ease.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Ducky wants to switch the world in 2021 with the release of two limited edition Mecha SF keyboards. We take a look at the Emerald version today, which builds upon the excellent One 2 SF examined before and provides a custom keycap set matching the theme, as well as an aluminium case with an iridescent finish that necessitates a closer look!
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The be quiet! Pure Power 11 FM 750 W is a high-performance power supply that is sold at a fair price for its feature set. On top of that, it isn't noisy under even tough operating conditions. However, how does it fare against the Corsair RM750x and XPG Core Reactor 750?
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies