We take a close look at memory scaling on AMD's new Zen 2 Ryzen 3900X, testing both application and gaming performance at seven different memory speed and timing combinations ranging from 2400 MHz all the way up to 4000 MHz.
Finally, the wait is over. Ryzen 3000 has landed, and with it, brand new X570 motherboards. The ASRock X570 Taichi features updated looks, brand new WiFi 6 support, and a VRM that promises to tame even the most power-hungry Ryzen CPU.
The Prime X570-Pro from ASUS may not have every bell and whistle, but with a powerful VRM, integrated I/O shield, and relatively competitive price, it promises a ticket to the new X570 platform that won't break the bank.
ASRock keeps the updates rolling in the Phantom Gaming family, with the Z390 Phantom Gaming X. The brand new flagship is the first motherboard to market to feature WiFi 6. It's got the looks, it's got the features, but does it have the performance?
Computer Upgrade King comes out swinging with the Continuum Micro gaming PC. Packed with an AMD Ryzen 7 2700, Radeon RX 580, and 512 GB of SSD storage, it delivers a fantastic 1080p gaming experience without breaking the bank. It even comes fully loaded with RGB lighting effects to seal the deal.
NVIDIA gave the GeForce RTX 20-series a midlife refresh with the new "Super" brand extension in the wake of AMD's upcoming Radeon Navi 7nm GPU. The RTX 2070 is based on the RTX 2080, which means SLI support and more shaders compared to the the original RTX 2070.
The $400 GeForce RTX 2060 Super increases memory size from 6 GB to 8 GB and shader count to 2176, which almost lets it achieve performance parity with the RTX 2070 for a much better price. Especially the added memory will help maintain competitiveness against AMD's upcoming Navi offerings.
CORSAIR enters the PC custom watercooling market with a big splash through their announcement and release of an entire product portfolio. We begin our coverage of their Hydro X series with a detailed look at the flagship XC9 RGB CPU water block, which aims to offer a feature set that is of interest to newcomers and experienced users alike.
Premium performance at a premium price, the Ballistix Elite has high aspirations. Can a simple, rugged design hold its own on a stage crowded with the latest in flashy finishes and RGB LEDs?
ROCCAT's iconic Kova line is back, and the newest iteration naturally comes with the company's signature AI-lighting, hence it's name: Kova AIMO. This fully ambidextrous gaming mouse also comes with a Pro-Optic R6 sensor, ten fully programmable buttons, 512 KB of on-board memory, and much more.
The original Bitfenix Enso managed to impress with solid quality and cool looks. The Enso Mesh is built around the same base, but with much-improved airflow and accessibility to the front fans, which gives you more freedom to customize your cooling setup.
Deepcool's Captain 240 PRO is a unique closed-loop cooler that delivers the performance you expect with all the RGB LEDs you can handle. While similar to the company's previous designs, it now features their patented anti-leak tech which regulates pressure inside the cooler and therefore delivers improved reliability.
Logitech's iconic gaming mouse is back, and it's better than ever! The G MX518 (also known as the MX518 Legendary) features the flagship HERO optical sensor, Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks, an updated, flexible cable, and many great features, and of course all this inside the truly legendary shape that many love to this day.
X570 is around the corner, but ASRock hasn't forgotten the current king of gaming: Z390. The new Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 offers a new look, but the same great performance and rock solid stability ASRock has come to be known for.
The Antec P101 Silent turns back the wheel of time a little bit by offering an old-school interior layout coupled with a modern feature set and compatibility. You will get loads of storage space, can install up to an E-ATX board with large GPUs, and liquid or air cooling, all while keeping things quiet overall because of the front door, sound dampening, and built-in fan controller.
The Arozzi Arena is a full-surface mousepad desk featuring a good cable management system and plenty of space. Both gamers and normal users will appreciate the advantages that this computer desk offers, while the lack of electric height adjustment isn't necessarily a con, since it helps with pricing.
Tight budget for a new pointer device? VicTsing's 2.4 GHz wireless mouse might just be what you are looking for - the MM057 hardly consumes any power, is durable, comes with a good material mix, and has a long working distance. It uses a PixArt PAW3212 optical sensor with five pre-defined resolution steps and switches rated for five million clicks.
This article serves as a continuously updated summary of currently known leaks and official announcements regarding upcoming hardware releases in 2019 and beyond. We cover and keep track of developments for AMD Zen 2, AMD Navi, Ice Lake, Intel's own GPU, chipsets, memory and more.
A-DATA has brought a new level of illumination to the memory market with the XPG SPECTRIX D60G which boasts more RGB LEDs per square millimeter than any other kit on the market. It's shiny, but does it perform?
The Aerocool Tor Pro is a larger, more advanced version of the Tor with the ability to hold more cooling components and a larger PSU. It has extra room for going all out in regards to functional components as well, all while featuring the same interesting material mix and unique square aRGB-framed fans.
ROCCAT's Kain line debuts with two medium-sized, right-handed ergonomic mice of which the Kain 120 is the more premium one. It's a fantastic gaming mouse, featuring ROCCAT's signature AIMO lighting, an all-new Owl-Eye 16K sensor, a freshly patented main button mechanism and much more, while staying relatively lightweight.
The QNAP TVS-472XT costs a bomb, but has a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports and can take a GPU for faster media transcoding, and its operating system is probably the best in the NAS market. This NAS is mostly for video editors or small and mid-sized businesses that want a very reliable external storage device with tons of features and options.
Audioengine is known for their compact and versatile speakers systems and today, we will be taking a good look at their new A2+ Wireless speaker set. The A2+ Wireless features USB, Bluetooth, and analog ins and outs—for $269 per set, and they come in three colors.
The Silverstone Precision PS15 aims to offer a small form-factor option for those who want to build an mATX system with the potential for liquid cooling—all while keeping overall volume to an absolute minimum, which Silverstone is known for pushing.
Tesoro is most well-known for their keyboards, but their gaming mice should not be overlooked! The Control R1 is a rather big, right-handed mouse featuring a top optical sensor, 3-zone RGB lighting, Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks, and six individually programmable buttons.