Hardware Review Roundup – 4/20/21

CPUs: Intel Core i5-11600K @ PCTestBench, Intel Core i9-11900K @ PCTestBench, Intel Core i9-11900K @ ThinkComputers,  Intel Core i5-11400F @ Guru3D, Intel Core i5-11600K @ Hexus

GPUs: XFX Radeon RX 6700 XT Speedster MERC 319 Black @ TweakTown, PowerColor Red Devil Ultimate Radeon RX 6900 XT @ HotHardware, Gigabyte Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming OC @ Guru3D, Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Vulcan OC-V @ HotHardware, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Roundup @ TweakTown, ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 6700 XT @ TweakTown, GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3090 GAMING OC @ The PFS Review

Memory: Team Group Xtreem ARGB White DDR4 @ PCTestBench, Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 3600 MHz 32GB @ Guru3D, Neo Forza MARS RGB 64GB 3200MHz DDR4 @ [M]adShrimps, Neo Forza FAYE 64GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 Kit @ NikKTech, Patriot Viper Steel 64GB DDR4 3600MHz CL18 Kit @ NikKTech, Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB DDR-3600 MHz CL18 @ TechPowerUp, XPG Spectrix D50 DDR4-3600 @ APH Networks

Storage: Samsung 980 500GB NVMe SSD @ TweakTown, Sabrent Rocket Pro 2TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD @ NikKTech, Lexar NM620 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD @ NikKTech, Patriot Memory Viper VP4100 PCI-E m.2 Gen 4×4 1TB SSD @ [M]adShrimps, Lexar NM620 1 TB @ TechPowerUp, Team Group T-Create Expert 2 TB @ TechPowerUp

KBM: Corsair K70 RGB TKL @ Guru3D, Corsair Sabre RGB Pro FPS/MOBA @ [M]adShrimps, Corsair K70 RGB TKL Champion Series @ TweakTown, Corsair K55 RGB Pro XT @ [M]adShrimps,Corsair K55 RGB PRO XT @ Guru3D, G.SKILL KM360 @ TechPowerUp

Audio: HyperX Cloud II Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset @ TweakTown, Patriot Memory Viper V380 Gaming Headset @ [M]adShrimps, MSI Immerse GH61 Gaming Headset @ TweakTown

Cooling: Enermax Aquafusion 360 LCS @ Guru3D, be quiet! Silent Loop 2 @ Guru3D

ASUS TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI – eTeknix

For the everyday user and casual gamer’s, the TUF GAMING line of boards should have almost everything you would be looking for in a motherboard. Even if you fancy yourself a bit of a novice overclocker, Z590-PLUS WIFI has you covered. Coming with 14+2 Power Phases, Digi+ VRM and military-grade TUF components you’ll be able to get the maximum amount of performance out of your CPU. Those just looking to hook everything up and start using the board will love features such as PCIe 4.0, Wi-Fi 6e, AURA Sync RGB and many more.

Read more @ eTeknix

MSI Drops AGESA COMBO PI V2 1.2.0.1 Beta BIOS’ for AMD 500 Series Motherboards

[Taipei, Taiwan] MSI, a world-leading motherboard manufacturer, announces the release of AGESA COMBO PI V2 1.2.0.1 beta BIOS for its AMD 500 series motherboards to add SMART ACCESS MEMORY support to AMD RYZEN 3000 desktop processors. Now both RYZEN 5000 and RYZEN 3000* desktop processors support SMART ACCESS MEMORY. AGESA COMBO PI V2 1.2.0.1 BIOS also improves L3 Cache bandwidth in AIDA64 for RYZEN 5000 desktop processors.

SMART ACCESS MEMORY is an innovative feature that allows the system to access the full capacity of the VRAM on the graphics card. Compare to the current solution which has a 256MB access limitation, this feature will provide the users a better gaming experience.

This feature requires pairing the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card with AMD RYZEN 5000/3000* series desktop processors. Also, don’t forget to update the graphics card driver to the latest version. After taking these steps, this feature will be online and ready to boost your gaming performance.

AGESA COMBO PI V2 1.2.0.1 also fixes the RYZEN 5000 series processor L3 Cache bandwidth issue in AIDA64. With the new AGESA, the L3 Cache bandwidth has a dramatic improvement.

For more details, head over to MSI Global.

Hardware Review Roundup (2/23)

Audio: ROCCAT Elo 7.1 Headset @ TweakTown, ASUS ROG Delta S USB-C Headset @ TweakTown, SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless Headset @ KitGuru

Storage: Sabrent Rocket 4 PLUS 2TB @ Guru3D, ORICO Portable M.2 Enclosure @ ThinkComputers, Sabrent Rocket 4 PLUS 2TB @ NikKTech, ADATA XPG Gammix S70 2 TB @ TechPowerUp

Cooling: Deepcool AS500 @ ThinkComputers

Graphics: Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Ti iCHILL X3 @ TweakTown

Memory: Patriot Viper Steel RGB 32GB DDR4 @ NikKTech, Patriot Viper Steel RGB DDR4-3200 2x16GB @ APH Networks

Accessories: CORSAIR MM700 RGB Extended Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad @ [M]adShrimps

Peripherals: Patriot Viper V730 Keyboard @ FunkyKit, Dream Machines DM6 Holey Duo @ TechPowerUp, HyperX Pulsefire Raid Gaming Mouse @ FunkyKit

CPU: AMD RYZEN 5 5600X @ PCTestBench

PSU: Cooler Master V850 SFX Gold 850W @ APH Networks

Laptop: Apple MacBook Air M1 @ DVHardware, ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE GX551 @ TechSpot

Review Roundup: Radeon RX 6900 XT’s & More

Graphics: MSI Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING X TRIO @ Guru3D, SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited Edition @ TweakTown, MSI Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING X TRIO @ TweakTown, MSI RX 6900 XT Gaming X Trio @ TechPowerUp, Gigabyte Radeon RX 6900 XT Gaming OC @ TechPowerUp, SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 6800 @ TweakTown, SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6800 Nitro Plus @ NikKTech, SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 6800 XT @ TweakTown, EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti XC GAMING @ The FPS Review

Storage: Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB @ HotHardware, Silicon Power US70 1TB @ Tech Legend, Samsung 980 Pro 1TB @ TechPowerUp

Audio: Sonos Beam @ DVHardware, Aiwa ARC-1 ANC Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones @ NikKTech, Patriot Viper V330 @ FunkyKit, EPOS Sennheiser GSP 602 + GSX 300 @ KitGuru

Peripherals: HyperX Pulsefire Surge @ DVHardware, NK Blueberry Switch @ OC Club, ROCCAT Burst Core @ TechPowerUp

Pre-Built PC: Shuttle XPC slim DA320 @ [M]adShrimps, ASRock DeskMini H470W @ KitGuru

PSUs: Corsair CV450 450W @ The FPS Review, Fractal Design ION+ 560P 560W @ The FPS Review,

Friday Review Roundup

Cooling: DEEPCOOL CASTLE 240R @ TweakTown, NZXT Kraken X53 RGB AIO @ NikKTech

Memory: Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine RGB @ PCTestBench, Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO SL DDR4-3600 @ TweakTown, Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4-3200  @ TweakTown, Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL @ Neoseeker

Monitors: AOC CU34G2X @ Guru3D, Aorus FI27Q-X @ Hexus

Graphics: ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 6800 OC Edition @ TweakTown

Storage: WD Black SN850 1TB @ TechPowerUp

CPUs: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX vs Ryzen 7 5800H @ TechSpot

Today’s Hardware Review Roundup

PSU: Fractal Design ION SFX 650G @ NikKTech

Cases: CHIEFTEC Scorpion 3 @ NikKTech

Peripherals: EVGA Z20 @ ThinkComputers, EVGA Z20 @ TechPowerUp, HyperX Pulsefire Haste @ FunkyKit, Patriot Viper V765 RGB KB @ FunkyKit, SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless @ TechPowerUp

Storage: Silicon Power UD70 @ Guru3D, Samsung 980 Pro 2TB @ TweakTown, KIOXIA Exceria Plus 2TB @ NikKTech, ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 And S50 Lite @ Hot Hardware, Kingston DC450R 3.84TB SSD @ KitGuru

Graphics: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070 OC Edition @ TweakTown

Audio: HyperX Cloud Orbit S Gaming Headset  @ NikKTech, Sonos Move @ DVHardware

Monitors: Viotek SUW49DA 49-inch Super Ultrawide @ ThinkComputers

Memory: Patriot Viper Steel RGB 3600 MHz 2x16GB @ Guru3D

Mid-Week Review Roundup

Storage: Team T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 @ TweakTown, Silicon Power US70 @ Guru3D, Crucial X6 & X8 2TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSDs @ NikKTech, Lexar Professional NM700 @ TweakTown, Patriot PUSH+ USB 3.2 Gen 1 64GB Drive @ [M]adShrimps, Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus @ Tom’s Hardware

Peripherals: EZQuest 8-port USB-C Multimedia Hub @ DVHardware, Corsair Katar Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse @ ThinkComputers, Mountain Makalu 67 Gaming Mouse @ TweakTown, Cooler Master MM720 @ KitGuru

Audio: ROCCAT Elo X Stereo Gaming Headset @ TweakTown, ModMic 480i  @ LAN OC

Monitors: ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QNR @ Vortez

Graphics: PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 Red Dragon @ TechPowerUp

Hardware Review Roundup: 1/29/21

Storage: addlink S95 2TB M.2 SSD @ TweakTown, Corsair MP600 CORE 2TB M.2 SSD @ TweakTown, Corsair MP600 CORE PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe @ Guru3D, Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 4TB M.2 SSD @ TweakTown, QNAP TS-453D @ Bjorn3D

Audio: Creative SBS E2900 @ Hot Hardware, Belkin SOUNDFORM ELITE Hi-Fi Smart Speaker @ [M]adShrimps

Cases: Cooler Master Pi Case 40 @ Bjorn3D

GPU: ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Edition @ TweakTown

Hardware Review Roundup: 1/26/21

Storage: Crucial P2 2TB M.2 NVMe @NikKTech, Samsung SSD 870 EVO @ HotHardware, Samsung 870 EVO @ TweakTown, TeamGroup CX2 1TB SATA3 SSD @ Guru3D, Patriot PXD 1TB Portable USB 3.2 External SSD @ [M]adShrimps, ADATA XPG Gammix S70 2TB M.2 NVMe @ TweakTown

Cases: Corsair 5000D AIRFLOW @ TweakTown,Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini @ OCInside, SilverStone Fara R1 @ ThinkComputers, SilentiumPC Armis AR7X EVO TG ARGB @ NikKTech

Memory: GeIL Orion AMD Edition DDR4-3200 16GB @ TweakTown, Patriot Viper RGB 32GB DDR4-3600 MHz Kit @ ThinkComputers

Graphics: ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 OC Edition @ TweakTown, MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO @ TweakTown

KBM: i-Rocks K71M @ NikKTech, Corsair Katar Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse @ NikKTech, HyperX Pulsefire Haste Gaming Mouse @ TweakTown

Cooling: EK Water Blocks EK AIO 360 D-RGB AIO @ NikKTech, ARCTIC Freezer 50 @ TweakTown