AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Retail Packaging

AMD Ryzen 7 2700 8-Core 65W Processor Review

AMD Ryzen 7 2700 – 8-Cores At Just 65 Watts Last month we published reviews on the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X processors and found AMD’s second-generation Zen models to be off to a great start. Both the models we looked at last month support AMD’s XFR 2 technology though and we weren’t …more

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SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD Drive

SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable SSD Review

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – Rugged, Fast and USB Type-C Most of our readers wouldn’t buy or build a new computer today without an SSD inside. SSDs have come a long way over the past decade and once you’d had one you don’t want to go back to rotational media. Portable SSDs are also streaming …more

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Patriot EVLVR Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD

Patriot EVLVR 1TB Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD Review

Patriot Introduces Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD Called EVLVR The first Patriot EVLVR Thunderbolt 3 portable SSD prototype was first revealed at CES 2018 and got some buzz as it is one of only a handful of external SSD solutions aimed at mainstream users that uses the Thunderbolt 3 interface. The name “EVLVR” is an abbreviation …more

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Intel Optane Memory M10 in Intel H370 Motherboard

Intel Optane Memory Tested With Secondary Hard Drive

Intel Optane Memory Now Works On Secondary Drives Last month, Intel revealed a number of changes to help promote their Optane Memory line. You know what Intel Optane Memory is right? Intel Optane Memory comes on a M.2 2280 ‘gumstick’ drive and has super fast Intel 3D Xpoint memory chips on it. Once installed into an …more

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Corsair Carbide 275R Mid-Tower Case Review

Corsair Carbide 275R Mid-Tower Case At CES 2018, Corsair announced three new cases, in March they released the final new case the Carbide 275R.  There are two versions of the 275R, the first uses an acrylic side panel, while the second uses Tempered Glass.  The acrylic side panel model is available at Amazon for $69.99 shipped, …more

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G.Skill Sniper X DDR4 3400

DDR4 Memory Scaling Performance with Ryzen 7 2700X on the AMD X470 Platform

When AMD announced the new Ryzen 2000 Series processors along with the new X470 platform on April 19th, 2018 many might have missed that G.Skill released new Trident Z RGB and Sniper X DDR4 memory kits custom tailored for this platform. Clock frequencies on these kits start at DDR4-3200MHz CL16-18-18-38 and go up to DDR4-3600MHz 18-22-22-42. …more

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WD Blue 2TB Hard Drive WD20EZRZ

WD Blue 2TB Hard Drive WD20EZRZ Review

WD Blue 5400 Class Hard Drive – Yes, They Still Make Them! Most review sites don’t bother reviewing hard drives these days, but after reviewing 18 different Solid-State Drives in 2018 alone we needed a break. Old school hard drives are still the most cost effective way to store gobs of data and if you …more

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Patriot Scorch M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

Patriot Scorch 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

Patriot Scorch Drives Won’t Burn Your Wallet Are you looking for a low cost entry-level M.2 PCIe NVMe drive and don’t need a ton of storage capacity? The Patriot Scorch Series of M.2 PCIe NVMe drives might be what you are looking for. Patriot Scorch drives are rather affordable as you can pick up the …more

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor Review

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X – 6-Core Zen+ For $229 Last week we took an in-depth look at the AMD’s new 2nd Generation Ryzen processor series by looking at the performance of the flagship AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8-core, 16-thread processor that runs $329. We were impressed by how the AMD AM4 platform has matured, but …more

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Samsung SSD 970 EVO Retail Packaging

Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe 1TB SSD Review

970 EVO Gets Some Phoenix Controller Action Samsung today introduced the Samsung 970 PRO and EVO, the third generation of their NVMe SSD lineup. The Samsung SSD 970 EVO series is available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities ranging in price from $119.99 to $849.99. The 970 EVO series is equipped with Samsung’s latest 64-layer …more

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Samsung SSD 970 PRO Retail Drive

Samsung SSD 970 PRO NVMe 512GB SSD Review

Samsung SSD 970 PRO Arrives Ready For Battle Samsung has led the NVMe SSD market since the first consumer drive was released in 2015, but in recent months the NVMe market has been flooded with drives from other brands. The Samsung SSD 950 PRO NVMe series in 2015 and the Samsung SSD 960 PRO NVMe …more

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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor Review – 2nd Gen Ryzen

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor – Zen+ Arrives AMD launched four new Ryzen desktop processors this week, codenamed ‘Pinnacle Ridge’, that are built using the latest 12nm Zen+ architecture. The new processors are the Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 5 2600. AMD tweaked a number of things on its …more

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HP SSD EX920 M.2 Drive Retail Box

HP SSD EX920 1TB M.2 Drive Review

HP Goes For Enthusiast Performance Numbers With EX920 Series Last week, Legit Reviews took an in-depth look at the HP SSD EX900 M.2 drive series to see how HP’s first DRAM-less storage drive performed. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the HP SSD EX920 drive series that includes DRAM on the M.2 2280 gumstick …more

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Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-OMEGA Mid-Tower

Corsair Carbide Spec-Omega Mid-Tower Case Review

Corsair Carbide Spec-Omega Mid-Tower Case Review At CES 2018 Corsair once again presented a range of updated and new products geared at expanding their product line with new and innovative ideas. While we are still in the half of 2018, Corsair has already launched several new computer cases, Obsidian 500D, Carbide 275R and the Spec-Omega. …more

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2nd Gen Ryzen - Doubling Down For Enthusiasts

2nd Gen AMD Ryzen CPU Pre-Sales Have Already Started

AMD is allowing retailers to begin taking pre-orders for the 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen processors known as ‘Pinnacle Ridge’ starting at 9 a.m. EDT today, which is six days before their official launch on April 19th. This new generation of Ryzen processors builds off the framework of the first generation Ryzen processors known as ‘Summit Ridge’ and …more

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