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With the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti AMP Holo, Zotac sent us their top-dog RTX 3070 Ti. The card comes overclocked out of the box, using a large triple-slot, triple-fan cooler. Along the top edge, the company has placed a visually truly mesmerizing ARGB lighting element.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 is a great new sniping game. You fight on huge open world maps using various rifles and gadgets. The game uses Crytek's CryEngine in DirectX 11 mode. We test 23 graphics cards at the highest settings and three resolutions, with surprising results for AMD.
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Author:W1zzard
In:PC Port Testing
CORSAIR updated its GPU block design for the latest version, with an additional screw in the I/O terminal that now looks like the Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4 sticks. There is also increased GPU support, and we take a look at the Hydro XG7 block for the RTX 3080/3090 reference PCB today.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
Akko is churning out custom keyboard designs faster than any other company, and today, we take a look at a real stunner. Termed Monet's Pond, this keyboard looking to transport users to the famous Koi pond in Japan with its theme is part of a whole series with a matching desk mat and wrist rest.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
MSI looks to break into the all-in-one liquid cooler market with their MPG CORELIQUID K240. Sporting a built-in LCD on the pump and a fan adding active VRM cooling, this ARGB LED-equipped cooler is host to a plethora of features. It also offers solid performance on Intel systems.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
The Addlink S95 is based on the ultra-fast Phison E18 controller paired with Micron 96-layer 3D TLC flash. Support for the PCI-Express 4.0 interface means that this drive is fast. In our testing, we saw transfer rates of up to 7 GB/s, making the S95 one of the fastest SSDs we ever tested.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
The Lamptron ATX frame presents a simple, but extremely effective way to add RGB lighting to your system, giving you yet another way to add a bit of bling to your gaming rig.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Other
The NP-01S is VAXEE's second collaboration with Japanese esports figurehead noppo and his brand ZYGEN. It retains the improvements first introduced on the Outset AX and is shaped differently than the NP-01: The hump is lower and more centered, the left side no longer flares out as much, and the back isn't as pronounced.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
The i-Rocks K72MN Artisan keyboard advertises an "ebony wooden aluminum top", which sounds promising and a little bit confusing simultaneously. You have plenty of Cherry MX switches to choose from, and there's support for macro-recording too.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is the green team's answer to AMD's recent Radeon launches. In our testing, this 12 GB card basically matches the much more expensive RTX 3090 24 GB in performance. The compact dual-slot Founders Edition design looks gorgeous and is of amazing build quality.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
MSI's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X comes with a huge triple-slot cooler that's 33 cm long. Its large factory OC makes the card faster than even the RTX 3090. Thanks to great fan settings, the card is the quietest RTX 3080 Ti tested today, even quieter than the watercooled ASUS STRIX LC.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The ASUS RTX 3080 Ti STRIX LC is THE overkill RTX 3080 Ti. It comes with a pre-filled watercooling unit, that provides cooling for the GPU and memory chips. Thanks to a factory overclock to 1830 MHz, this is the fastest RTX 3080 Ti we're testing today, but also the most expensive.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
EVGA's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra comes with a large factory overclock, which results in out-of-the-box performance higher than even the RTX 3090. EVGA is also including nine additional temperature sensors and a large power limit adjustment range of up to 450 W.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 Ti AMP HoloBlack has the most mesmerizing RGB lighting effects. It also comes with a factory overclock to 1710 MHz and idle fan stop. What sets this card apart from other custom designs is that its energy efficiency is actually better than the NVIDIA reference design.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Palit's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GamingPro is clocked at reference speeds, but doesn't come with a price increase over the NVIDIA MSRP. This makes the card an attractive option for gamers looking for the best 4K performance without overspend for fancy custom designs.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The Neo Forza Mars offers a stylish modern design in either neutral gray or bold red, along with a sharp RGB implementation. This spec is rated for 3600 MHz, so let's see how it stacks up in our most competitive segment!
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Author:Nate
In:Memory
Biomutant is a third-person action RPG that's similar to Fallout, Zelda, and HZD. The post-apocalyptic world that's now dominated by rodents is highly detailed thanks to Unreal Engine 4. We take a closer look at performance using a selection of 23 graphics cards at three resolutions.
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Author:W1zzard
In:PC Port Testing
The Meshlicious aims to eliminate the biggest headache when it comes to compact ITX cases: the issue of heat. With its mesh sides, the chassis also offers an excellent amount of flexibility in terms of hardware while being sturdy and rather affordable for a case of this form factor.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Philips has previously offered excellent value for money and a generally pleasing sound signature with the Fidelio X2/X2HR. The all-new Fidelio X3 aims to bump things up a few notches in all regards, be it with higher-end materials, a revamped driver system, or fully balanced mode!
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
Enermax looks to turn heads with its ETS-F40-FS ARGB coolers. Available in black or white with ARGB lighting, this asymmetrical single-tower design sports a quiet 140 mm fan for those looking to add some visual flair without excessive noise.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
We begin the much-awaited RTX 3080 GPU block series with EKWB. The EK-Quantum Vector is the company's flagship GPU block and available for several different GPUs, included the NVIDIA RTX 3080 reference PCB. It comes in different options for the top and cold plate, as well as optional backplates.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
We begin the much-awaited RTX 3080 GPU block series from EKWB. The EK-Quantum Vector Active Backplate is the first of its kind, a second water block on the back of the GPU PCB. It complements the company's flagship EK-Quantum Vector GPU block and cools critical components on the back of the RTX 3090.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
HyperX gets into the growing 60% keyboard game with the Alloy Origins 60. Based on the same design language as the popular Alloy Origins and Alloy Origins Core, it cuts things down physically while retaining the feature set the company uses to attract gamers, typists, and fans of the brand alike.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The be quiet! Dark Power 12 850 W performs incredibly well and keeps noise output low even under tough operating conditions. FSP, the OEM, used a modern platform to achieve such high performance. The strongest competitor is the similarly priced Corsair AX850.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Equipped with PixArt's PMW3389 sensor, Omron switches for the main buttons, and extensive RGB lighting, the fully ambidextrous (symmetrical) ARGENT M5 also comes with an aluminium scroll wheel, providing better grip and durability.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
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