Gigabyte Aorus Waterforce X 240 and X 360 Review

Gigabyte Aorus Waterforce X 240 and X 360 Review The Aorus Waterforce X series liquid CPU coolers are Gigabyte’s newest addition to their thermal solution lineup. This series includes the X 240, X 280, and X 360 models. These coolers come with ARGB fans with Graphene Nano Lubricant, which increases the life of the fan …more

TOUGHRAM RGB Metallic Gold

Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB DDR4 3600MHz Gold Memory Review

Metallic Gold Comes to TOUGHRAM RGB Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB memory kits have been available for a number of years now. The kits have done well, but March 2021 they spruced up the line with some new color options. Those new color options for the ToughRAM RGB series would be Metallic Gold and Racing Red kits. …more

XFX Speedster MERC319 AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Front

XFX Speedster MERC319 Radeon RX 6700 XT Review

MERC319 Radeon RX 6700 XT Gets Tested Today we have a review on another custom designed board partner card in the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT series, the XFX SPEEDSTER MERC319 AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT BLACK. This card has a suggested retail price of $569 (buy at Amazon), so it costs $90 more than …more

ASUS Zenbook 13 - Ryzen 7 5800U

ASUS ZenBook 13 UM325S Laptop Review

ASUS ZenBook 13 Gets AMD Ryzen 5000 AMD introduced their new Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile products at CES 2021 and we just got our hands on a laptop running one! Our friends over at AMD sent out the upcoming ASUS ZenBook 13 that is powered by a Ryzen 5000 U-Series “Cezanne” mobile processor that features …more

Thermaltake Toughair 510 CPU Cooler Installed

Thermaltake TOUGHAIR 510 CPU Cooler Review

TOUGHAIR 510 Tested on Intel Core i5-11600K Thermaltake introduced the TOUGHAIR CPU Air Cooler series at CES 2021 that is targeted for high-performance PC builds.  The TOUGHAIR CPU Air is available in three configurations, a horizontal low-profile tower (TOUGHAIR 110) for small form factor systems, and then as a vertical tower in single fan (TOUGHAIR 310), …more

Gigabyte AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD

Gigabyte AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD Review

AORUS Gen4 7000s 1TB and 2TB SSDs Benchmarked Gigabyte Technology announced the AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD series during CES 2021 and they are just now hitting the market. The AORUS Gen4 7000s is a high-performance M.2 NVMe SSD comes in either 1TB or 2TB capacities. Both are capable of reaching 7 GB/s read speeds with …more

Corsair K70 RGB TKL Champion Series Keyboard Review

Corsair K70 RGB TKL Champion Series Keyboard Review With several key features from the Corsair K100 series, the K70 RGB TKL mechanical gaming keyboard is built towards competitive gaming with AXON 8000Hz Hyper-polling and Cherry MX switches. It also includes standard bottom row PBT double-shot keycaps, a tournament mode switch, and dedicated media hotkeys with …more

Apple M1 Mac with Intel Gen Laptops

Intel Shows How M1 Macs Don’t Stack up Against PCs

The battle between Intel and Apple has been going on for years, but it seems like it has heated up in recent months. The recent Intel “get real go PC” campaign encourages consumers to go with an 11th Generation Intel processor over Apple’s M1 chip. To drive this message home, Intel hired former “I’m a …more

XPG Starker Mid-Tower PC Case Review

XPG Starker Case by ADATA XPG has added several computer cases to their lineup in the last several months. One of these cases is the XPG Starker, which is a small enclosure for compact ATX builds. It comes ready to cool out of the box with two 120mm fans; one XPG VENTO 120 ARGB in …more

HyperX Alloy Origins Packaging

HyperX Alloy Origins Core Gaming Keyboard Review

HyperX Alloy Origins Core with HyperX Blue Switches Today we are looking at the HyperX Alloy Origins Core, a tenkeyless keyboard that isn’t exactly new to the market, but this particular model was just made available today. HyperX determined the popularity of the Alloy Origins Core warranted a model with their tactile switch, the HyperX …more

Intel Z590 Test Platform

Benchmarking Intel Adaptive Boost on Core i9-11900K in Cinebench R23

Testing Intel Adaptive Boost Technology on Rocket Lake One of the new features of the Intel Core i9-11900K ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop processor is the addition of Intel Adaptive Boost Technology. This performance enhancing feature is found only on Intel 11th Gen Core i9 11900-series processors that end with K or KF. Once enabled, Intel Adaptive …more

Intel Rocket Lake 11900K and 11600K Desktop Processors

Intel Core i9-11900K Rocket Lake CPU Review

Rocket Lake – Higher IPC w/ Less Cores Intel 11th Gen Core ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop processors are fully launched and we are taking a look at the Intel Core i9-11900K 8-core, 16-thread processor today. Rocket Lake-S is a very interesting desktop processor series as Intel backported their 10nm architecture to 14nm. This gave Intel the …more

Corsair K55 RGB Pro XT Gaming Keyboard Review

Corsair K55 RGB Pro XT While many people are focusing on mechanical gaming keyboards, there are others that prefer membrane style keyboards.  Today, Corsair is launching their latest membrane gaming keyboard the K55 RGB Pro XT, it has many of the features commonly found on gaming keyboards.  These features include dust and spill resistance, dedicated …more

Crucial X6 4TB External USB Drive

Crucial X6 4TB Portable SSD Review

Crucial X6 Goes NVMe For 4TB Model Last year we did a review on the Crucial X6 Portable SSD series that was SATA-based and was designed to be a cost conscious storage solution. Crucial recently added two new capacities to the series to help satisfy the storage needs at more price points.  The Crucial X6 …more

Lexar NM620 1TB NVMe SSD

Lexar NM620 1TB NVMe SSD Review

NM620 SSD – DRAMless with TLC NAND Flash Lexar officially launched the NM620 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe series of SSDs on March 10th, 2021. They claim the NM620 “is a perfect solution designed for content creators and gamers” that are looking for an SSD that can handle intensive workloads and improve their system performance. …more