Reviews

At long last, B550 has arrived! The B550 AORUS Pro from Gigabyte features a 12+2 phase VRM, Gigabyte's famed finned VRM cooling solution, 2.5 Gb/s LAN from Realtek, and a full set of mainstream features.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The B550I AORUS Pro AX from Gigabyte comes with a lot of hardware packed into a small package. Among the features are 2.5 Gb/s Ethernet, WiFi 6, dual M.2 slots, and top-tier 90 A power stages. Let's see just how good this new SFF option from Gigabyte really is!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The DM2 Supreme is the new version of Dream Machines' DM2 series of right-handed ergonomic mice. While the shape remains unchanged, the internals have received an upgrade: Huano switches for the main buttons, an ultra-flexible cable, and PixArt's PMW3389 sensor.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
The ADATA XPG Core Reactor 850 W is a fine power supply, offering high efficiency, good overall performance, and excellent build quality. The warranty is also long enough, and pricing is reasonable, but could be a bit lower.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Last year, we found a bug in Kingston's SSD firmware, which inflicted a significant performance penalty. Now, a software fix is publicly available, and it makes a big difference. The Kingston KC2000 is now the fastest SSD we have ever tested; it even manages to beat the Samsung 970 Pro.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
The 1MORE Dual Driver ANC Pro wireless headphones are built around a neckband design. They offer excellent sound and microphone quality, and a host of nifty features, such as solid hybrid active noise canceling technology, high-bandwidth LDAC Bluetooth codec support, and IPX5 water/sweat resistance.
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Author:Inle
In:Headphones
The Zalman CNPS17X is an eye-catching single-tower CPU cooler that follows in the footsteps of the CNPS20X, its larger sibling. It makes use of the same 4D stereoscopic corrugated fins and is equipped with a dual-blade spider ARGB fan, both of which contribute to its unique look. However, considering its price tag of $69, it faces some seriously stiff competition.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
The Tesoro Alphaeon S1 is modestly priced, and given its features, it is worth taking a look at if you are searching for a new chair. It comes in three color combinations with a solid metal frame covered in cold cure foam and has a weight limit of 120 kg.
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Author:erasmia394
In:Gaming Chairs
The Intel Core i3-10320 is just $10 more expensive than the Core i3-10300, and offers +200 MHz Boost and +100 MHz base clock. We'll check whether the extra cost is worth it, and also compare the Core i3-10320 to the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X and Core i5-10400F.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
The Razer Viper Mini is the little brother of 2019's Viper. While priced like a budget mouse, the Viper Mini makes no compromises when it comes to performance: a weight of just 58 g, improved optical main button switches, a highly flexible cable, pure PTFE mouse feet, and Razer's PAW3359 sensor make for an impressive feature list.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
ASUS once again delivers with their Maximus line of high-end motherboards. The Maximus XII Hero (WiFi) has premium looks, premium features, a powerful VRM and broad overclocking support. It terms of connectivity, everything is there, too: WiFi 6, 5 Gb/s LAN, triple M.2 slots.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
This article serves as a continuously updated summary of currently known leaks and official announcements regarding upcoming hardware releases in 2020. We cover and keep track of developments for Intel Rocket Lake, AMD Ryzen 4000 Zen 3 & Zen 4. NVIDIA Ampere, AMD's RDNA2 architecture, Intel's own Xe GPU, chipsets, memory and more.
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Author:btarunr
In:Other
The XPG Core Reactor 750 W is compact at only 140 mm deep, achieves high performance in all areas, and is whisper quiet under normal operating conditions. XPG has a strong first entry for the PSU market in the XPG Core Reactor—we are anxious to see more from this brand.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
The Trident Z Neo is back again! This time in a pair of 32 GB kits. With a striking new take on the award winning Trident Z design and specifications that are as good as it gets for Ryzen, the Trident Z Neo just might be the ultimate Ryzen memory kit.
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Author:Nate
In:Memory
The ADATA Falcon SSD is priced at just $130 for the 1 TB version, or 13 cents per gigabyte, which makes it one of the most affordable SSDs on the market. In our review, we found decent performance that beats QLC, and ADATA is even including a small heatsink that helps with thermal throttling.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
The Core i7-10700K is Intel's second strongest overclockable Comet Lake CPU, with a powerful 8c/16t configuration. We saw pretty amazing tweaking potential from the 10700 non-K, so we'll definitely compare against that in the Core i7-10700K review, and of course against AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
The right-handed ergonomic ROG Chakram unites all the features one could think of: two wireless modes (2.4 GHz and Bluetooth), a programmable and removeable joystick, magnetic buttons, and swappable main button switches, along with PixArt's top-tier PAW3335 sensor, wireless charging, full RGB, and more.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
The Intel Core i3-10300 rewards you with 2 MB of additional L3 cache and higher clocks for $20 over the Core i3-10100. Is the upgrade worth it? In our Core i3-10300 review we'll also check if the more affordable AMD Ryzen 3 3300X is the better choice.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
be quiet! has updated their Pure Rock line of CPU coolers with the Pure Rock 2. Coming in two distinct versions, one silver and the other black, this single-tower design is whisper quiet without sacrificing overall performance, which makes it ideal for the silence-focused crowd.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
The Core i5-10500 is Intel's $200 response to the Ryzen 5 3600 and 3600X. It boosts up to 4.5 GHz more reliably than other Comet Lake CPUs, and gaming performance is excellent, too. Our Core i5-10500 review will also answer whether the Core i5-10500 is worth it over the i5-10400F.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
The Fractal Design Define 7 Compact takes all the great things about the Define 7 and aims to shrink it down to align more with what a user would expect from a classic mid-tower enclosure in terms of size. By doing so the Define 7 Compact enters the mass-market segment, which is further underlined by its interesting price point.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
In our Intel Core i7-10700 review, we're taking a look at one of Intel's most affordable 8-core/16-thread processors. Its low TDP of 65 W makes it power-efficient, but also limits performance. We unlocked that limit and gained up to 30% real-life performance without ever risking an unstable system.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
Today Corsair is launching a new stunning white and gold edition of their Dominator Platinum RGB memory, which has previously only been available in black. Specced at 4000 MHz, this high-end DDR4 memory kit should be a top performer on Intel. How will it fair with AMD? Lets find out!
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Author:Nate
In:Memory
This guide will help you find the best power supply for your gaming system, productivity PC, or workstation. We look at eight categories in total for PSU recommendations. As expected, Corsair and Seasonic are at the top of our list. We'll update this post regularly.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Intel's Core i3-10100 is the most affordable Comet Lake "Core" processor. Unlike its predecessor, it finally has HyperThreading, which brings the core configuration to 4c/8t. Our Core i3-10100 review takes a close look at how Intel's new budget offering performs against AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors