Reviews

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
The Cooler Master Masterbox MB311L ARGB is a compact mATX chassis for the enthusiast crowd that retains all the compatibility and material features required of modern enclosures. Priced at just $60, the MB311L ARGB jumps right into the fray, and offers good quality.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
PowerColor's Radeon RX 5600 XT ITX is the most compact RX 5600 XT on the market, optimized for small-form-factor cases. Despite its small size it runs very quietly, almost inaudibly, during heavy gaming. Temperatures are fine, too, and it has idle-fan-stop.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
I'm impressed! The ambidextrous LIX Plus is SPC Gear's first foray into the world of gaming mice. A weight of just 59 g, PixArt's PMW3360, Omron switches for the main buttons, and a paracord-like cable surely are a great way to start things off.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
Intel's new Core i5-10400F offers a large performance jump over the previous generation Core i5-9400F because of its six-core/twelve-thread design. In this Core i5-10400F review we also test the feasibility of overclocking through BCLK, or by relaxing the PL1 and PL2 Turbo Limits.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
The Godlike from MSI is back, and for Z490 it is more feature packed than ever. With top of the line VRM, cooling, and storage, along a host of extras, the MSI MEG Z490 Godlike promises to do it all. Just how far can you get with a US$750 motherboard?
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The Core i5-10600K is Intel's biggest upgrade in the mid-range for years. Driven by strong competition from AMD, Intel is now giving us a 6c/12t CPU with 125 W TDP and the full compliment of 12 MB cache. Our Core i5-10600K benchmarks show it to be a formidable performer, especially in gaming.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
The Chieftronic PowerPlay 1050 W uses a semi-digital CWT platform that features good build quality and offers high performance. It is sold at a fair price, so you will save some money over other popular choices in this wattage category; however, most of those choices are also covered by a longer warranty.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Intel's Core i9-10900K achieves highly impressive gaming performance thanks to its 10-core/20-thread design with up to 5.3 GHz. We compare three configurations in our 10900K review: all stock, boost limits removed, and a manual 5.1 GHz all-core overclock.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
Mistel introduces its largest entry to the Barocco split keyboard series in the form of the MD770. Adopting a 75% form factor, the MD770 comes in different versions of color, backlighting, connectivity, and switches to offer a more user-friendly, ergonomic keyboard with extensive onboard controls.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The Montech Fighter 400 pushes the envelope in price by being a glass-equipped ATX chassis for less than $50 retail. That in itself already sounds interesting if looking for a solid budget choice, but we take a closer look to see if the details of the chassis are up to the challenge as well.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The GateKeeper Halberd is a portable, wireless security token that works for end users just as much as enterprises. When you're nearby, your PC is unlocked—just walk away to secure your workstation. The Halberd can also keep track of login credentials and all your passwords, both on and offline!
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Author:VSG
In:Other