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, GTX 1660, Ice Lake, Intel's own GPU, chipsets, memory and more.
2019 brings with it our first MSI keyboard review in the form of the recently announced Vigor GK60. It is a full-size keyboard with Cherry MX Red switches for a solid base for gamers and does not break the bank. The addition of some MSI-specific features and software and hardware control over function and form means this is a keyboard you would want to know more about!
The MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is the company's most premium offering based on the new NVIDIA Turing chip that lacks ray-tracing features, designed to woo gamers under the $300-mark. Twin Frozr 7 and other premium MSI exclusives dress up this factory-overclocked card that sits quiet when idling.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Black is the company's compact custom-designed GTX 1660 Ti offering at NVIDIA's baseline price of $279. The card is triple-slot, but makes up for it with a shorter length. We saw excellent OC potential that reached maximum clocks matching more expensive cards.
The Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is the company's most cost-effective GTX 1660 Ti offering that's being sold with reference clock speeds. A spartan design, it still manages to offer the best noise levels of all the GTX 1660 Ti cards we tested today.
The MSI GTX 1660 Ti Ventus XS is a cost-efficient design, coming at NVIDIA's baseline price of $279. Even at that price point, MSI managed to squeeze in a backplate and dual-fan cooler. Also worth mentioning is its extremely energy-efficient operation: 2.5x as efficient as the Radeon RX 590, and faster, too.
Part of the new EK Classic product lineup, the EK-XRES 140 SPC PWM Classic RGB is a reservoir/pump combo unit using their SPC-60 pump for decent performance at low noise. It is coupled to an acrylic reservoir with integrated RGB lighting and aims to offer value for money to those wanting a more minimalist, classic reservoir.
Corsair has revamped their desktop lineup with the ONE i160 compact gaming PC. Sporting an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, Intel i9-9900K, and 32 GB of memory, this new system is more than just a bunch of high-end hardware. It's also absolutely tiny. Maybe, they should have called it Little Mac since it packs such a serious punch.
Behold! The one true heir to the Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 has arrived: the Pro IntelliMouse. It has the exact same shape as its predecessor, which is great news for many people who loved the original. It features a top optical sensor, Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks, and an RGB tail light.
We take a look at our first ASUS keyboard, and it just happens to be their flagship, the ROG Strix Flare. Featuring options galore, be it via Cherry MX RGB switch options, profiles and onboard controls, or software driver customization over functions and lighting alike, it makes for a strong impression of the brand in the crowded keyboard market.
SilentiumPC continues to push the boundary of what users can expect in regards to entry-level CPU coolers with the Spartan 3 Pro RGB. Equipped with a 100 mm Sigma Pro RGB fan, this compact tower cooler manages to stay relatively silent while still delivering adequate performance when it matters.
The Glorious PC Gaming Race as a peripherals company is most known for their keyboard, the aptly named Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard. This review goes over the GMMK in detail, covering its features, including the swappable mechanical switches, extensive onboard controls for per-key RGB backlighting, and software driver support.
Noctua's recent addition to their budget-friendly redux series is the NF-P12 series, which introduces a pressure-optimized fan design at an affordable price point. It delivers good performance at more-than-acceptable noise levels and aims to encourage Noctua adoption in the PC DIY watercooling market.
From the elite family of products dubbed MEG (MSI Enthusiast Gaming) comes another cutting-edge board with unique features and accessories. The MEG X299 CREATION is yet another board that promises to go above and beyond, so I took the review and turned it to 11.
Today's Battlefield V update has brought numerous improvements to the game, including long-awaited support for NVIDIA's DLSS technology. We took a closer look at image quality with DLSS on and off and measured its performance cost.
Metro Exodus launches this week. We thoroughly tested the game's technical aspect, on 3 resolutions, with 16 graphics cards, including the whole RTX lineup and Radeon VII. We also have a ton of screenshots and side-by-side image comparison using NVIDIA RTX and DLSS.
WD Black NVMe is Western Digital's premium M.2 SSD for demanding gamers and enthusiasts. It uses an 8-channel SSD controller paired with SanDisk 3D TLC flash. Priced at $105 for the reviewed 500 GB version, it comes at reasonable pricing, and offers outstanding performance.
When it comes to mice, Tt eSPORTS is mostly known for their great prices. The Talon Elite RGB Gaming Gear Combo is no different as it offers mouse and mouse pad for below $30. The mouse features a PMW3325 optical sensor, main switches rated for 20 million clicks, and, of course, a lot of great-looking RGB effects.
CORSAIR decided that a RAPIDFIRE version of their K70 RGB MK.2 keyboard was not enough, and have since released another- the K70 RGB MK.2 SE. This special edition uses Cherry MX Speed Silver switches with a silver frame and white doubleshot-injected PBT keycaps, making for an impressive hardware and software package.
Team Group joins the TUF Gaming Alliance with a specially branded version of their excellent T-Force Delta RGB memory. At 3200 MHz CAS 16, the T-Force Delta TUF Gaming RGB promises solid performance at a reasonable price.
The time has come. We're finally allowed to talk about Radeon VII performance numbers. The company's new flagship graphics card is the world's first to be made using a 7 nanometer production process. Also, it has the largest VRAM size of any card below $1000: 16 GB.
A flagship without wires—the top SteelSeries mouse is back in a wireless form as the Rival 650. Featuring an exceptional dual-sensor system, main buttons rated for 60 million clicks, a robust and durable shell, and, of course, highly customizable RGB lighting, it's surely a premium product, which its pricing reflects as well.
The Cougar Panzer G is an upgraded version of the original Panzer which combines the benefits of the Panzer-S having additional fans with even more glass panels all around. All that without a crazy big price difference make the Panzer G quite the intriguing choice for those who are fans of understated looks and maybe a more professional work environment.
AMD's pleasant surprise at CES 2019, the Radeon VII graphics card, found its way to our doorstep. We unbox the card and zoom in on the sharp edges of its industrial reference design in the run up to our full review.
Swiftech brings an all-copper all-in-one liquid CPU cooler to the masses with the H240 X3. Out of the box, it offers solid performance and acceptable noise levels with the option of expandability. Not to be left behind in the RGB LED era, it packs those as well, along with Pastel white coolant and various dyes which give users the ability to indeed make it their own.