EKWB releases an all-new product lineup under the EK Classic name including a more budget-friendly EK-Supremacy Classic RGB CPU block. It aims to provide a minimalist design while retaining RGB-lighting support and good value for money by offering high coolant flow and good thermal performance alike.
Palit's GeForce RTX 2070 GameRock Premium is the company's highest-specced RTX 2070 variant. It comes overclocked out of the box to 1815 MHz boost and features a large triple-slot cooler that delivers excellent temperatures. With $600, pricing matches that of the NVIDIA Founders Edition.
1STPLAYER is a relatively unknown Chinese brand wanting to grab attention globally with their new keyboards. The Bullet Hunter MK6 mechanical keyboard offers RGB backlighting, extensive onboard controls, a software driver, and hot-swappable switches at a good price point, making it a strong contender for their goal.
MSI's GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z is the best RTX 2060 custom-design we've reviewed so far. It comes with idle-fan-stop and a large triple-slot cooler that runs cooler than the Founders Edition. Noise levels are excellent, too; it's the quietest RTX 2060 card to date.
Is it worth spending $270 on a motor-driven desk that will allow you to work in a standing position? Should you consider spending an additional $40 on an anti-fatigue mat if you need to work in a standing position for several hours a day?
This article serves as a continuously updated summary of currently known leaks and official announcements regarding upcoming hardware releases in 2019 and beyond. We cover and keep track of developments for AMD Zen 2, Radeon VII, Ice Lake, Intel's own GPU, chipsets, memory and more.
At CES this year, EVGA announced their long-teased entry to the dedicated audio market with the NU Audio sound card. A result of a collaboration with Audio Note, this preview goes over the unboxing experience, and we disassemble the NU audio card to gain technical insights and learn about its components.
Palit's GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Pro OC is the most affordable custom design RTX 2060 we've reviewed so far, yet it comes with the best cooler, reaching temperatures of only 68°C under load. Unfortunately, idle-fan-stop is missing, but the card makes up for it with extremely quiet idle noise levels.
EVGA's RTX 2060 XC Ultra is the company's flagship RTX 2060, priced at $379. It comes with the largest overclock of all RTX 2060 cards: 1830 MHz. You may also raise the board power limit to 217 W, which is almost the maximum capability of the 8-pin PCIe power input configuration.
ZOTAC's GeForce RTX 2060 is the first custom-design RTX 2060 we review. It comes with a decent overclock out of the box and has the Samsung memory we love so much because it overclocks like crazy. Priced at $379, the card isn't much more expensive than the NVIDIA Founders Edition.
Zotac continues to update their mini-PC lineup with the addition of the ZBOX CI660 Nano. It features an Intel i7-8550u with user-selected memory and storage with the barebones model. A Plus model offers 4 GB of DDR4 and a 120 GB SSD for those looking for something a bit tamer. Either selection provides not only exceptional performance but an entirely silent operation if you can handle the price.
A new addition to ASRock's excellent Phantom Gaming lineup aims to bridge the gap between gaming and professional workloads with the new ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6. Has ASRock managed to walk the tightrope and balance gaming flare with productive pragmatism?
NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2060 doesn't seem cheap at $349, but this new card has enough steam to beat AMD's RX Vega lineup at better pricing and with much better power/heat/noise. Actually, the RTX 2060 obsoletes much of NVIDIA's GeForce 10 Pascal stack, too.
Corsair's small-sized entry-level mouse, the Harpoon, has been facelifted, and it's nowhere near entry level now. The Harpoon RGB Wireless—as its name suggests—now doesn't need a wire to operate. It features a PMW3325 optical sensor, Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks, and RGB lighting as well.
Corsair's most well-known gaming mouse, the M65, is back! Its newest iteration features a new high-end optical sensor, the PixArt PMW3391. The mouse also comes with Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks, adjustable weights, and two-zone RGB lighting.
The renowned MM300 line of Corsair mouse pads went through a facelift, and now, there are two new models available. There's a large and an extended version, both of which feature an extremely smooth surface material, stitched edges, 5 mm thickness, and a non-slip base.
Even though its name might suggest otherwise, the Ironclaw is a huge palm-grip-oriented mouse, and it's the newest creation of Corsair. It comes with an all-new top-notch optical sensor called the PixArt PMW3391. The mouse also features Omron D2FC-F-K switches with a nominal lifetime of 50 million clicks, two zone RGB lighting, and a robust, highly durable shell.
SilentiumPC offers incredible value with their entry-level Fera 3 RGB cooler. It embodies what a killer entry-level cooler should be. Combining performance, noise, and looks into an attractive package. You cannot ignore it as it delivers the best performance per dollar we have seen thus far.
HyperX provides an RGB version of the Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard for those wanting the additional bling, but there's more. A new switch type combined with a unified software driver makes for an improved user experience, and optional accessories including wrist rests and replacement keycaps complete the package.
Team Group's MP32 SSD comes in the compact M.2 2280 form factor and uses NVMe over a PCI-Express x2 interface. Another important change is that for cost-optimizations, a DRAM cache chip is not used, which definitely helps with pricing.
While Fnatic is one of the most well-known eSports organizations in the whole wide world, many people might not know about their own-branded gaming gear. The Fnatic Gear Clutch 2 offers a PMW3360 top optical sensor, Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks, great materials, and of course fantastic-looking RGB lighting.
Dell's Insprion 15 3000 is an entry-level notebook that remains not only highly affordable after a quick upgrade to an SSD, but feels quick and responsive. Take that into account, along with the surprisingly good battery life, and you have a decent system for on-the-go that won't break the bank.
The Core i5-9600K may not have the core-count increases of its higher-priced siblings, but it received a healthy frequency bump over its predecessor, coupled with hardware patches to some vulnerabilities. We already proved that the i7-9700K is the best gaming CPU by Intel. Can the humble Core i5 challenge it in this arena?
If you follow the competitive gaming scene, you probably already heard of Fnatic. The eSports organization also sells peripherals under Fnatic Gear, and the Flick 2 is one of their two newest models. It features a PMW3360 top optical sensor, Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks, RGB lighting, and a massive shell that's built for war.
Steel Shadows is the second game in a series called Ancient Frontier, an independently developed Sci-Fi strategy game by Fair Weather Studios. The game focuses more on the pirate side of space exploration and leans heavily towards fleet management as opposed to the empire management you'd usually see in games like Endless Space.