Reviews

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
NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 is faster than the RTX 2080 Ti, for $500. The new FE cooler is greatly improved, runs very quietly, and even has fan stop. In our RTX 3070 Founders Edition review, we'll also take a look at RTX performance, energy efficiency, frametimes, and overclocking.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
If you are on a tight budget but still want a comfortable quality chair for gaming or office use, put the Nitro Concepts X1000 at the top of your list. The fabric upholstery makes it stand out from the many PU offerings in this price range.
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Author:erasmia394
In:Gaming Chairs
The Corsair HS60 HAPTIC gaming headset offers excellent build quality, an engaging, bass-heavy sound signature, a solid microphone, and a unique haptic bass technology to improve immersion while gaming, which it does successfully!
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Author:Inle
In:Headphones
The NP-01 is the first mouse release by VAXEE, which was founded by several former Zowie employees. Still true to the no-frills approach, the right-handed ergonomic NP-01 focuses on performance over software or RGB lighting. To that end, it is equipped with PixArt's PMW3389 sensor and Huano switches for the main buttons, and capable of extensive on-device configuration.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
The Colorful iGame RTX 3080 Vulcan OC comes with a small fold-out LCD screen that displays vital statistics. Thanks to a large triple-slot cooler, Colorful's card achieves excellent temperatures, and the overclocking gains at the maximum power limit even beat the EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The AIAIAI TMA-2 is a modular headphone system based on an interesting concept, as you get to pick the headband, speaker drivers, earpads, and cable. You then put it all together—only with that done can you start enjoying the performance of these headphones.
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Author:Inle
In:Headphones
With looks fit for a king and performance to match, the Trident Z Royal from G.SKILL is back. This time featuring even better XMP specifications with impressive CL15 timings at 4000 MHz. This kit is not only fast, but also looks glamorous on your shelf or when installed.
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Author:Nate
In:Memory
Ultra tiny and packed with features, Chuwi's LarkBox mini-PC is more than a novelty. Equipped with 128 GB of eMMC storage and 6 GB of LPDDR4 memory, it even has a SATA M.2 2242 slot for further storage expansion. Add in the capability to handle 4K 60 Hz and you have a solid basis for a micro HTPC.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:Other
The EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra is extremely impressive. It is the fastest RTX 3080 we've reviewed so far, thanks to a massively increased power limit. The new iCX cooler works well, reaching amazing noise levels that are better than most other RTX 3080 cards, and fan-stop is included, too.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
ID-Cooling continues its push to offer exceptional entry-level coolers with the release of the SE 914 XT ARGB and SE 914 XT Basic. These compact 92 mm tower coolers deliver performance that belies their small size while allowing them to fit where larger air coolers simply cannot.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
HyperX Fury DDR4 memory kits are designed to offer cost-effective performance. Featuring a wide range of speeds and capacities, there is a HyperX Fury kit to suit almost any build. So how cost effective and performant is it? Let's find out!
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Author:Nate
In:Memory
The be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 with 1500 W maximum power output peforms very well overall and is super silent under light and moderate loads. However, can it take the lead from the formidable Corsair AX1600i, which has thus far been the best power supply money can buy?
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies