Reviews

The InWin Airforce is the flat-packed vision of an ATX chassis from InWin. While available in a more subtle "Phantom Black," the colorful "Justice White" variant really brings home that modular aspect and results in a functional and spacious, albeit slightly simple chassis that could just be worth the whole assembly experience in the end.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
DDR5 has finally reached the hands of the consumer, and Corsair has prepared their Vengeance lineup! With an XMP profile of 5200 MT/s, let's see how it performs alongside Intel's flagship Alder Lake i9-12900K. We will also figure out which ICs are under that heatspreader and how far this kit can be overclocked.
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Author:ir_cow
In:Memory
Kailh has been on a roll off late with switches targeting keyboard enthusiasts, and we now examine five more from the brand. These are the Red Bean Pudding, Fried Egg, Canary, Polia, and White Owl switches, all of which get assembled on a Skyloong GK108 kit and paired with silicone and PBT keycaps.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The InWin Explorer comes flat-packed, requiring assembly, which makes for a unique unboxing and fun "hands-on" experience. Available in two equally unique color options, it is clearly not aimed at the traditional gamer, but may just be a memorable build for young teens gifted their first gaming PC.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Intel made it clear that their 12th Gen Alder Lake Hybrid processor architecture works best with Windows 11. We wanted to see what happens when you run the new Core i9-12900K processor on Windows 10 and tested 37 applications and 10 games at 720p, 1080p, 1440p, and 4K.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
TinHiFi is back, and this time with a new entry to its popular T2 "Tank" lineup. The new T2 Evo goes back to a machined aluminium body of good build quality and lots of nice accessories for the price, but has a tuning that is hit or miss depending on your specific music taste.
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
After the wired X17, EVGA presents the wireless X20 gaming mouse. Much like the X17, it has a right-handed ergonomic design featuring plenty of buttons, two additional lift-off distance sensors, and furthermore features PixArt's PAW3335 sensor, along with Bluetooth connectivity and more than 60 hours of battery life in 2.4 GHz mode.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
The SilverStone SETA Q1 features a uniquely shaped front panel that acts as a "sound maze" to reduce noise, while employing sound damping materials all around. With its big dimensions, it can hold large motherboards and all major air coolers, PSUs, or graphics cards without breaking a sweat, or should we say while staying cool and calm?
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Crucial P5 Plus is the latest flagship SSD from Crucial. It is built using a new in-house PCI-Express 4.0 controller made by Micron, paired with the company's state-of-the-art 176-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. At $180, the Crucial P5 is priced similarly to the offerings of WD and Samsung, but does it have the performance to match?
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
The Grandview Dynamique DY3 ALR screen comes in three sizes ranging from 80" to 120" and aims to bring the best out of your UST laser projector with its special fabric by ensuring surrounding lights do not interfere as much with the on-screen image.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Other
Ovidius, another new brand out of China, has already distinguished itself through a unique combination of function and form. We examine the RX-100 (Qin Armour) IEMs that look like a piece cut out of the Terracotta warrior sculptures, shaped to be the most comfortable IEMs I have ever used. Tuning is quite good too, so these are well worth reading more about!
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
The Intel Alder Lake platform has support for both DDR5 and DDR4 memory. We ran 38 application benchmarks and 10 games at multiple DDR4 configurations to learn what performance to expect when using DDR4 vs. DDR5 on 12th Gen, and whether there's a point at which DDR4 performance can beat the much more expensive DDR5.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
The Jackery Solar Generator 1000 combines the brand's popular Explorer 1000 and two SolarSaga 100-watt panels, allowing you to stay off the grid when on the road, all in a simple-to-manage, functional package.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Other
The Cooler Master NR200P has already managed to make its mark, spawning the Max variant due to its success. With that, Cooler Master has released four consumer-voted color options of the NR200P to add that splash of extravagance to what turns out to be an already excellent ITX chassis.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Ajazz brings something new to the table with a 65% keyboard that takes up as much room as smaller 60% units. Available as a DIY kit or pre-assembled keyboard, the AC064 does so by shortening some keys in favor of dedicated arrow keys. Add a thick aluminium case and there's enough here to merit a read!
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
Call of Duty: Vanguard includes support for both upscaling technologies: NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). In this mini-review, we take a look and compare the image quality and performance offered by both solutions.
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Author:maxus24
In:Game Testing
Shanling has an interesting product in the BA1 desktop Bluetooth receiver. It uses hardware seen in smaller, more portable form factors, but markets it more as a way to add Bluetooth connectivity to desktop audio hardware. There is also a feature-rich 1st-party app which enhances the user experience.
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
XGIMI set an impressive stage on TechPowerUp with its portable projector lineup before going the high-performance route with 4K home projectors. Today, we examine its first ultra short throw 4K projector. The Aura is rated for a whopping 2400 ANSI lumens and can project a 100" display at just 8" away!
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Author:VSG
In:Other
The Thermaltake Divider 300 TG Air takes the first launched case of the Divider line and replaces the front with a vented steel panel and simpler fan configuration. Also featuring the signature split side panel design, it uses exactly the same body as the original and is available in white, too.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Intel Core i9-12900K is Intel's flagship processor for the Alder Lake architecture. In our testing, we saw fantastic gaming performance from this new processor. Not only low-threaded tests have improved, the 12900K can even beat AMD at highly threaded workloads.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
With the Core i7-12700K, Intel has released a formidable competitor to AMD's Ryzen 5800X and even 5900X. Thanks to eight powerful Golden Cove cores, the processor handles all workloads very well, including gaming. Compared to the i9-12900K, it runs almost as fast, but much cooler, with better efficiency.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
The Core i5-12600K is the price/performance king in the Intel Alder Lake lineup. With its competitive pricing of $300, it's a clear winner against AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X and faster than even the 5800X in many applications and games. This is the gaming CPU you want.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
Intel's 1700 socket is ready to party! ASUS brings the motherboard, so we are all set. The ROG Maximus Z690 Hero sports an assortment of new features along with PCIe Gen5 and DDR5 support, five M.2 sockets, Thunderbolt 4, and a powerful VRM design with 90 A power stages. ASUS has really thought of everything.
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Author:ir_cow
In:Motherboards
We compare all the new Intel Z690 chipset based motherboards for Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake processors, so you can get an overview of which boards are worthy of your consideration and which can be skipped no matter if looking for something basic or a flagship model.
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Author:TheLostSwede
In:Motherboards
I like that the ICON TX looks like an elegant piece of furniture, yet has all the necessary ergonomics and offers the topnotch build quality that's standard for noblechairs. Yes, it is expensive, but in this case, you do get what you paid for!
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Author:crmaris
In:Gaming Chairs