Reviews

ID-Cooling seeks to expand its presence in the SFF PC cooling market with the IS-60 EVO ARGB. Equipped with six heatpipes and soldered fins, it is a rather potent top-flow design that should fit into even the smallest cases, all while illuminating your system with its ARGB fan.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
While the ASRock 4X4 BOX-4800U may be rather expensive for a mini-PC, it makes up for it by delivering an insane level of performance. In short, pound for pound, it utterly decimates the competition.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:Other
The Cooler Master MM720 is a reimagination of the classic Xornet/Spawn shape. Small and almost wider than long, the MM720 is specifically suited for claw and fingertip grip. The package is completed by PixArt's PMW3389 sensor, LK optical switches and encoder, an ultra-flexible cable, and a 50 g lightweight design.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
Our Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 launch day reviews saw unexpected gaming FPS results many questioned. In this article, we will investigate these results in more detail, and do more testing to figure out what is going on. The results are surprising and set things right in the battle of AMD vs. Intel.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
With the Meshify 2, Fractal Design is refreshing the series with all the elements we have seen and loved in the Define 7. That said, they naturally kept the mesh front design to maximize airflow for great temperatures. At $139 with three fans included, pricing is very reasonable, too.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Super Flower Leadex III ARGB Gold 650 W offers good performance, low noise output, and RGB lighting. It comes in two flavors, black and white, so you can match it to your case's color. If only the white version had white cables, too.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
The Montech Sky One ARGB sports a fine metal mesh cover with 1 mm holes, which is something we have not seen from many other brands out there. On top of that, with its ARGB elements and built-in controller, the Sky One ARGB could make for an interesting alternative to the more established brands out there.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Assassin's Creed Valhalla has the most impressive graphics we've seen in a long time. The vast open world of Northern Europe has never looked better. We review the game's performance on 18 graphics cards, including the full Ampere lineup, at three resolutions, up to 4K.
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Author:W1zzard
In:PC Port Testing
The Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 2 is an affordable gaming headset with a practical dual-headband design, retractable microphone, and pair of 40-millimeter dynamic speaker drivers tuned for excellent spatial awareness, which makes them a good option for multiplayer shooters.
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Author:Inle
In:Headphones
The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is a refresh of last year's award winning ROG Crosshair VIII Hero. With an even more powerful VRM, a sleek new look, and, most importantly, no chipset cooling fan, the ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero looks to be a worthy upgrade from last year's model.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The TD2 Thunderbolt 3 Plus offers plenty of features at a good price. Overall performance is good as well, and the option to cheaply increase the storage through USB 3.1 ports is great. If you require speedy external storage, make sure to pair it with two SSDs to get the most out of it.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
The AH T200 from Thermaltake is essentially a smaller T600 wrapped around an mATX chassis. Smaller in size, the AH T200 is a lot more manageable while offering all the cool Apache attack helicopter details of its bigger brother.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Ryzen 9 5900X dominates Intel's Core i9-10900K in our testing because of AMD's massive IPC improvements. At $550, this processor is certainly not cheap, but it offers so much more performance, especially single-threaded, that AMD has a clear winner on their hands.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is built using just one CCD, which eliminates a lot of latencies and bottlencks in the multi-core topology. We also saw it boost close to 5 GHz regularly, out of the box, without any overclocking. This one-two-punch combination helped it beat the 5900X in gaming and several other tests.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
Six Zen 3 cores beating eight Zen 2 Cores? That's exactly what's happening with the Ryzen 5 5600X. AMD's massive IPC gain helped it overcome a two-core deficitm, even in productivity tests. The Ryzen 5 5600X redefines what you really need for a high-end gaming PC.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
The EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra comes with a massive triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that makes it the quietest RTX 3090 we've ever tested. Gaming noise levels are comparable to mid-range cards from a few years ago, but performance is like 300% higher, very impressive.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The SilverStone Sugo 14 is not just another rehashed SFF cube. It has been designed to offer the best of all worlds when it comes to an ITX chassis. The Sugo 14 has amazing hardware support. You may install a long triple-slot graphics card, a large tower cooler, an ATX PSU, and 240 mm radiator.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Watch Dogs Legion is Ubisoft's third installment in this franchise. The game has support for DirectX 12, RTX raytracing, and DLSS and comes with an optional high-res texture pack. We tested the game on 30 graphics cards, at Full HD, 1440p, and 4K.
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Author:W1zzard
In:PC Port Testing
The ASUS ROG Chakram Core is the wired variant of the regular Chakram with triple connectivity. The Core is lighter and more affordable, yet keeps all the important features of its bigger brother—including PixArt's PAW3335 sensor, a built-in joystick, and hot-swappable main button switches.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
The MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X comes with the largest out of the box overclock today. Thanks to its large cooler, the card is nearly inaudible at full load, and the fans turn off completely in idle. In our review, we also saw excellent overclocking on the GDDR6 memory chips.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The EVGA RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra is the best overclocker in our testing today because of a generous power limit increase to 270 W that can be adjusted even further. The large triple-slot, triple-fan cooler achieves excellent temperatures and features fan stop.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
In our ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Gaming review we find that the card comes with an amazing cooler that achieves whisper-quiet noise levels and incredibly low temperatures at the same time. A dual-BIOS feature is included, too, as well as a second HDMI output.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Gigabyte's GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming OC is a factory-overclocked custom-design variant of the GeForce RTX 3070. It comes with a large power limit increase, and temperatures are still much better than with the NVIDIA RTX 3070 Founders Edition.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Zotac sells their factory-overclocked GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge close to the NVIDIA MSRP, which makes it an excellent choice for the value-oriented buyer. The card is also the only dual-slot design today, so it can fit into smaller systems that still pack a punch.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The Dan A4-SFX V4.1 is the smallest ITX chassis with full GPU support that we've ever reviewed. It also manages to walk that incredibly difficult line between the smallest dimensions and uncompromising SFF component support alongside full-length GPU capability. On top of that, it also performs extremely well with even big-boy hardware.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases