Today’s Review Roundup -10/23/20

Networking
Netgear Nighthawk XR1000 Wi-Fi 6 Router @ TweakTown

Cases
Corsair 4000D @ Guru3D

Audio
Razer Blackshark V2 Pro Gaming Wireless Headset @ [M]adShrimps
HyperX Cloud II Wireless Gaming Headset @ ThinkComputers
Creative SXFI GAMER USB-C Gaming Headset @ NikKTech

Cooling
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT Black @ TweakTown
ID-Cooling SE-914-XT Basic @ TweakTown
Deepcool AS500 @ Guru3D

Storage
TeamGroup EX2 SSD 1TB @ Guru3D
Samsung T7 Portable SSD @ Hot Hardware
Team T-Force Delta RGB 1TB SATA SSD @ TweakTown

Alleged AMD Radeon RX 6000 “Big Navi GPU” Pictured

Compared to the previously leaked engineering board, the latest Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card PCB gives us a better view of what to expect from AMD’s Big Navi “Navi 21” class products. It will still be based on an engineering board so the final design could be vastly different than what we are looking at here.

Read more @ WCCFTech

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3090 Eagle OC 24GB

At the same time Nvidia released the excellent RTX 3080 they also released the RTX 3090, a successor to both the RTX 2080 Ti and the Titan RTX. While the RTX 3080 comes with 10 GB VRAM, Nvidia has put a whopping 24 GB VRAM on the RTX 3090. In addition the RTX 3090 comes with 10496 CUDA cores (up from 8704 for the RTX 3080), 82 Streaming Multiprocessors, a wider memory interface and almost 1 TB/s in memory bandwith.

Read more @ Bjorn3D

COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Vulcan OC

The GeForce RTX 3080 “Ampere” is NVIDIA’s latest flagship graphics card despite the fact that it sells the slightly faster RTX 3090 under the same GeForce brand. This is because the RTX 3080 is designed to provide 4K Ultra HD AAA gaming with RTX enabled, while the RTX 3090 with its 24 GB of memory provides more of an uplift over the RTX 3080 to creators than gamers. 

Read more @ TechPowerUp

EVGA Z490 FTW WIFI

EVGA may be better known for graphics cards and power supplies, but the company has also been pushing into the motherboard realm for years, though with far fewer products than competitors like MSI or Gigabyte.The EVGA Z490 FTW WiFi that we’re looking at here sits at the ‘bottom’ of the company’s Z490 product stack, with the high-end Z490 Dark ($699.99) sitting above as the only other board on Intel’s current platform. You won’t find a Micro ATX or Mini ITX board from EVGA, just the ATX FTW and E-ATX Dark.

Read more @ Tom’s Hardware

Ryzen 5 5600X Leaves Core i9-10900K in Single-Threaded Dust

The Ryzen 5 5600X is the upcoming Zen3 CPU featuring 6 cores and 12 threads. With a 200 MHz higher boost clock and Zen3 architecture improvements this processor is expected to offer 19% better performance per dollar than Intel Core i5-10600K in single-threaded benchmarks, according to AMD.

Recently PassMark has updated its webpage with CPU Mark results. The Ryzen 5 5600X is the first Zen3 processor to be listed, from the four SKUs announced. The 5600X scored 3495 points, while the top 10th Gen Core ‘Comet Lake-S’ CPU – the i9-10900K – scored 3177 points, meaning that the mid-range Ryzen CPU offers 10% better performance.

Read more @ Videocardz

Intel Core i3-7350K

But here we are, Core i3-7350K in hand, and the ability to drive almost 5.0 GHz without too much trouble. This raises a couple of questions: just how close is it to the cheapest Core i5-7400 out of the box, which is only a few dollars more, and how close is it to the Core i7-2600K, a favorite chip among enthusiasts who have not yet upgraded.

Read more @ AnandTech

Phison E18 Controller – 7.4GB/s Read?

Phison’s new E18 SSD controller is currently being stamped onto some test drives somewhere in the world, and we have an exlcusive sneak peak at some early benchmark numbers. Check this insanity out. The Phison E18 SSD controller is pumping away here at 7.38GB/sec, with writes of 7GB/sec. We’ve been teased about this from Sabrent’s next-gen Rocket 4 Plus SSD screaming along at 7GB/sec but now we have some real-world results from an actual Phison E18 SSD controller at past 7GB/sec up to 7.38GB/sec.

Read more @ TweakTown

Silicon Motion Launches PCIe 4.0 NVMe 1.4 Controller

TAIPEI and MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 20, 2020 — Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NasdaqGS: SIMO) (“Silicon Motion”), a global leader in designing and marketing NAND flash controllers for solid-state storage devices, today announced a new portfolio of PCIe 4.0 NVMe 1.4 controller solutions to address performance, mainstream and value SSD applications.  The portfolio consists of SM2264 for performance, SM2267 for mainstream and SM2267XT for value DRAM-less client SSDs.   

Silicon Motion’s latest controller family has been designed from the ground up with PCIe Gen4 technology and innovative hardware features especially optimized for true Gen4 performance at low power consumption, advanced error correction as well as data path and EMI protections. To date, ten of the leading global NAND makers and SSD OEMs have selected Silicon Motion’s Gen 4 controllers with 3D TLC and QLC NAND technologies.

Read more @ Silicon Motion

MSI Confirms 400 Series Motherboards Support Zen 3

While we knew that AMD had confirmed that Ryzen 5000 processors would be compatible with existing B450 and X470 motherboards, it was also clear that each motherboard maker would need to offer such compatibility. Fortunately, MSI has decided to go all in by ensuring that all its X470 and B450 offerings provide support. That includes the company’s Max and non-Max models. 

Read more @ Bit-Tech