The name already gives it away–what distinguishes the XM1 RGB from the regular XM1 is the addition of RGB lighting. The low-latency analog switch technology, PMW3389 sensor, highly flexible cable, and shape remain unchanged, but the internals have been thoroughly refreshed with new switches.
The Corsair 4000D Airflow aims to combine excellent ventilation capabilities with a detailed, yet understated design and solid material mix. Available with or without RGB lighting elements, it caters to the vast majority of customers in the $80-$100 range.
The cost of entry might be steep, but Corsair's H150i Elite Capellix manages to impress. In fact, it breaks the mold when it comes to the raw performance you can expect from an ARGB-equipped closed-loop liquid cooler. With a simple, clean design and good looks, it deserves a closer look if you're in the market for an AIO.
The Thermaltake S300 TG is slightly smaller and simpler than the S500 TG, but just as solid, and is noticeably more affordable. This could make it an interesting option for those on a tighter budget, or users who simply don't need all the bells and whistles in the larger S500 TG.
Redragon enters our keyboard review database with the 60% form factor K530 Draconic. Available in black or white, there are also 16.8 M RGB colors to look at. This well-priced keyboard even offers excellent wired and wireless connectivity, swappable switches, and software remapping of keys!
We go hands on with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition, which was announced just a few days ago. This first "Ampere" card comes in an amazing packaging that further supports the product's ultra-high-end premium look and feel. We also take a closer look at the new 12-pin power connector.
The ASUS TUF M3 gaming mouse is the company's latest budget offering. It has a right-handed ergonomic, Zowie EC2-like design, with custom PixArt PMW3325 sensor and 20 M click switches. The M3 comes with a complete software suite and RGB lighting support.
The ANANDA is a brand new full-size headphone featuring HiFiMAN's most advanced planar magnetic drivers. The huge NsD membrane drivers coupled with an ear cup design from the HiFiMAN Edition X and headband from the Sundara make for an interesting proposition. Currently priced at $699, the ANANDA sits below the Arya and the Susvara in terms of price, but still offers many of the advantages of its bigger brethren.
The Synology DS920+ is a solid NAS server with lots of features and options for users who can pay its high asking price. Upgrades over the older DS918+ are not significant, though. Besides a stronger SoC and faster RAM, the rest of the hardware is about the same. HDMI and 2.5 Gbit Ethernet ports would have made a nice addition.
NVIDIA's new Ampere architecture brings many interesting improvements, especially for raytracing and DLSS. In this special article we're going into all the technical details: how the shader counts are doubled and what makes GeForce 3000 RTX so much faster. We also take a closer look at the designs of RTX 3090, 3080 and 3070.
The Vision line from Gigabyte is targeted at content creators with a focus on connectivity, performance, and durability. Well-featured and targeted squarely at the mainstream US$200 price point, the Vision G could be an attractive option for those looking for something a little different.
The Antec DF600 Flux clocks in at just $70, but comes with all the bells and whistles we are used to at the $100 price point. Five fans, a clean window, Velcro strips, plenty of space for cooling and storage, RGB controller, and fan hub—the DF600 Flux looks to be breaking new ground in terms of value for your money.
The Redragon M808 Storm has the same right-handed ergonomic shape as the Cobra M711 FPS, but comes at a lower weight and with a better cable. The sensor is PixArt's PAW3327, and extensive RGB lighting along with full software customizability are on board as well.
The MSI Immerse GH50 is a well-made USB gaming headset with excellent wearing comfort, good sound quality, and a decent microphone. Coming in at $70, it's very reasonably priced too.
Sharkoon aims to eliminate plastic altogether with the Sharkoon Pure Steel chassis, a solid enclosure with a unique layout at a price that essentially makes it a no brainer in both its basic and ARGB variant.
The Intel Core i9-10850K is the company's latest Comet Lake processor. It's just 100 MHz slower than the Core i9-10900K flagship, but much more affordable, and with better availability. In our i9-10850K review, we're taking a close look at both gaming and application performance to determine whether it's a good alternative to the i9-10900K.
ZADAK looks to break into the crowded CPU cooling market with its SPARK 240 mm all-in-one liquid cooler. Donning the ARGB mantle, it comes with both an illuminated pump and fans, and according to the company has been optimized to operate quietly.
With the LIVA Z3 Plus, ECS looks to push the boundaries of what you can expect from its lineup of ultra-small form factor systems. Highly efficient, semi-upgradeable, and with enough I/O to fit most needs, it is quite a compelling system with support for Amazon Alexa, but it needs a few upgrades to truly shine.
The Glorious Model D- is the smaller brother of the right-handed ergonomic Model D. As always, a low weight, PixArt's PMW3360 sensor, Omron switches for main buttons, rich RGB lighting, and extensive software customizability are on board, along with an improved physical construction.
The HK Gaming Mira-M is the bigger brother of the Mira-S. Much like the latter, the Mira-M comes with PixArt's PMW3360 sensor, Omron switches for the main buttons, a highly flexible cable, and PTFE mouse feet, all while keeping the weight basically the same (63 g), along with the price ($49.99).
Sharkoon expands their product lineup with three DACs with integrated headphone amplifiers. Two are meant for mobile devices, such as smartphones and laptops, and one is a simple USB sound card. They share many characteristics, but the most important is a good price-performance ratio.
The Sharkoon TG6 RGB costs less than many ATX cases with four LED fans. It leaves a good impression thanks to its solid material mix and sensible implementation. While the brown-tinted front glass panel may be a bold move, the uniquely designed LED elements of the fans really make it stand out nicely.
Crucial's P5 M.2 SSD is finally a design for the high-end NVMe market. The drive uses a completely new controller made by Micron we've never seen before. While synthetic results are just alright, the real-life performance numbers in our Crucial P5 review paint a much better picture.
Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the most successful titles on the PS4, and it’s finally available for PC. Graphics are among the best we’ve ever seen. In our performance review we test 27 graphics cards to get a feel for how demanding HZD is.
Although the lighting is reminiscent of the Logitech G303, the Abkoncore A660 has a shape similar to the Logitech G203 or G305. Equipped with PixArt's PMW3325, Omron switches for the main buttons, and full software customizability, at just $20, the A660 is particularly interesting for those on a budget.