Reviews

Lenovo looks to offer PC gamers an attainable system with high specifications in their Legion Tower 5i gaming systems. Equipped with an Intel i7-10700K and a GeForce RTX 2070 Super, it delivers stellar results that will likely be overshadowed by the launch of NVIDIA's next generation of GPUs. However, with a quick refresh, the 5i series should prove to be a compelling option.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:Other
A brand-new line of performance memory from none other than HP. Featuring a black aluminium heat spreader, a RGB LED light bar, and a trusted brand name, the HP V8 could be a great start for the company's move into the DIY market.
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Author:Nate
In:Memory
The Thermaltake Isurus Pro V2 is an inexpensive $40 in-ear gaming headset primarily meant for mobile gamers, although also fully compatible with any platform with an analog audio input/output. It offers a couple of features that differentiate it from "regular" wired in-ear headphones, such as a detachable steel headband and a microphone mute switch.
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Author:Inle
In:Headphones
ASRock is back with another rendition of their ultra premium AQUA motherboards, this time for Z490! The ASRock Z490 AQUA has it all: a powerful VRM, a monoblock to cool it, and stylish looks to boot. Is this what peak performance looks like?
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio is MSI's flagship RTX 3080. It comes with a large overclock out of the box, and the cooler is massive. This is the fastest RTX 3080 we've tested so far, and it's the quietest as well. Wow, and that with a classic triple-fan design that doesn't use any fancy airflow magic.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OC comes with a small factory overclock and a huge cooler that achieves amazing temperatures that are much better than the NVIDIA Founders Edition. The TUF also features a dual BIOS with a "quiet" mode that makes this 4K monster card almost silent.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Zotac's GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity comes with up to five years of warranty and a large triple-slot, triple-fan cooler. In our review, we saw excellent noise levels that are much better than the Founders Edition, and it runs cooler as well. A very solid card for $699.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The Palit GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Pro OC is a close-to-reference Ampere graphics card even though it looks nothing like the Founders Edition. The triple-slot, triple-fan cooler on the Gaming Pro features fan stop and runs slightly cooler than the NVIDIA Founders Edition.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3080 "Ampere" Founders Edition is a truly impressive graphics card. It not only looks fantastic, performance is also better than even the RTX 2080 Ti. In our RTX 3080 Founders Edition review, we're also taking a close look at the new cooler, which runs quietly without throttling and has fan stop.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
What's the best processor for NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3080? The AMD Ryzen 3900 XT or Intel Core i9-10900K? We dedicate a whole performance review to that question, with 23 games, each tested at 1080p Full HD, 1440p, and 4K Ultra HD.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
NVIDIA Ampere finally brings PCI-Express 4.0 support to the high-end graphics market. The new interface promises twice the bandwidth of PCI-Express 3.0. We've setup an AMD Ryzen 3900XT system to test how various PCIe generations and lane widths affect gaming performance.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The name already gives it away–what distinguishes the XM1 RGB from the regular XM1 is the addition of RGB lighting. The low-latency analog switch technology, PMW3389 sensor, highly flexible cable, and shape remain unchanged, but the internals have been thoroughly refreshed with new switches.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
The Corsair 4000D Airflow aims to combine excellent ventilation capabilities with a detailed, yet understated design and solid material mix. Available with or without RGB lighting elements, it caters to the vast majority of customers in the $80-$100 range.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The cost of entry might be steep, but Corsair's H150i Elite Capellix manages to impress. In fact, it breaks the mold when it comes to the raw performance you can expect from an ARGB-equipped closed-loop liquid cooler. With a simple, clean design and good looks, it deserves a closer look if you're in the market for an AIO.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
The Thermaltake S300 TG is slightly smaller and simpler than the S500 TG, but just as solid, and is noticeably more affordable. This could make it an interesting option for those on a tighter budget, or users who simply don't need all the bells and whistles in the larger S500 TG.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Redragon enters our keyboard review database with the 60% form factor K530 Draconic. Available in black or white, there are also 16.8 M RGB colors to look at. This well-priced keyboard even offers excellent wired and wireless connectivity, swappable switches, and software remapping of keys!
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
We go hands on with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition, which was announced just a few days ago. This first "Ampere" card comes in an amazing packaging that further supports the product's ultra-high-end premium look and feel. We also take a closer look at the new 12-pin power connector.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The ASUS TUF M3 gaming mouse is the company's latest budget offering. It has a right-handed ergonomic, Zowie EC2-like design, with custom PixArt PMW3325 sensor and 20 M click switches. The M3 comes with a complete software suite and RGB lighting support.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
The ANANDA is a brand new full-size headphone featuring HiFiMAN's most advanced planar magnetic drivers. The huge NsD membrane drivers coupled with an ear cup design from the HiFiMAN Edition X and headband from the Sundara make for an interesting proposition. Currently priced at $699, the ANANDA sits below the Arya and the Susvara in terms of price, but still offers many of the advantages of its bigger brethren.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
The Synology DS920+ is a solid NAS server with lots of features and options for users who can pay its high asking price. Upgrades over the older DS918+ are not significant, though. Besides a stronger SoC and faster RAM, the rest of the hardware is about the same. HDMI and 2.5 Gbit Ethernet ports would have made a nice addition.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
NVIDIA's new Ampere architecture brings many interesting improvements, especially for raytracing and DLSS. In this special article we're going into all the technical details: how the shader counts are doubled and what makes GeForce 3000 RTX so much faster. We also take a closer look at the designs of RTX 3090, 3080 and 3070.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The Vision line from Gigabyte is targeted at content creators with a focus on connectivity, performance, and durability. Well-featured and targeted squarely at the mainstream US$200 price point, the Vision G could be an attractive option for those looking for something a little different.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The Antec DF600 Flux clocks in at just $70, but comes with all the bells and whistles we are used to at the $100 price point. Five fans, a clean window, Velcro strips, plenty of space for cooling and storage, RGB controller, and fan hub—the DF600 Flux looks to be breaking new ground in terms of value for your money.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Redragon M808 Storm has the same right-handed ergonomic shape as the Cobra M711 FPS, but comes at a lower weight and with a better cable. The sensor is PixArt's PAW3327, and extensive RGB lighting along with full software customizability are on board as well.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
The MSI Immerse GH50 is a well-made USB gaming headset with excellent wearing comfort, good sound quality, and a decent microphone. Coming in at $70, it's very reasonably priced too.
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Author:Inle
In:Headphones