Hardware Review Roundup: 1/15/21

Graphics: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra @ Guru3D
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2x16GB DDR4-2666 SODIMM @ [M]adShrimps
Storage: ADATA SE800 1TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD @ NikKTech, Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD @ ThinkComputers
Cases: Corsair 5000D @ Guru3D
Audio: EPOS Sennheiser GSX 300 Gaming Series @ NikKTech
Cooling: NZXT Kraken X63 RGB LCS @ Guru3D

Review Roundup: 1/5/21

Cases: DeepCool Macube 110 @ Modders Inc

Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB White DDR4-3200 32GB @ ThinkComputers, Patriot Viper Steel DDR4 16GB 2666MHz 2x16GB CL18 SODIMM @ [M]adShrimps

Storage: TerraMaster F5-221 NAS @ Guru3D, WD Blue SN550 @ Hot Hardware, Silicon Power US70 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD @ NikKTech, addlink S92 2TB QLC M.2 PCIe SSD @ TweakTown, WD My Passport SSD @ ThinkComputers

GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 NITRO+ @ Guru3D, MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming X TRIO @ Guru3D, MSI GeForce RTX 3080 SUPRIM X @ Hot Hardware, ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Ti TUF Gaming OC @ Hexus, EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming @ Hexus

Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo V2 @ OCInside, DEEPCOOL AS500 @ TweakTown

Intel Announces Its Next Generation Memory and Storage Products

What’s New: Today, at Intel’s Memory and Storage 2020 event, the company highlighted six new memory and storage products to help customers meet the challenges of digital transformation. Key to advancing innovation across memory and storage, Intel announced two new additions to its Intel® Optane™ Solid State Drive (SSD) Series: the Intel® Optane™ SSD P5800X, the world’s fastest data center SSD, and the Intel® Optane™ Memory H20 for client, which features performance and mainstream productivity for gaming and content creation. Optane helps meet the needs of modern computing by bringing the memory closer to the CPU. The company also revealed its intent to deliver its 3rd generation of Intel® Optane™ persistent memory (code-named “Crow Pass”) for cloud and enterprise customers.

“Today is a key moment for our memory and storage journey. With the release of these new Optane products, we continue our innovation, strengthen our memory and storage portfolio, and enable our customers to better navigate the complexity of digital transformation. Optane products and technologies are becoming a mainstream element of business compute. And as a part of Intel, these leadership products are advancing our long-term growth priorities, including AI, 5G networking and the intelligent, autonomous edge.”
–Alper Ilkbahar, Intel vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the Intel Optane Group

What Else Intel Announced: Intel also announced three new NAND SSDs featuring 144-layer cell memory: the Intel SSD 670p, the company’s next-gen144-layer quad-level-cell (QLC) 3D NAND SSD for mainstream computing; the Intel SSD D7-P5510, the world’s first-to-market 144-layer triple-level-cell NAND design; and the Intel SSD D5-P5316, a greater-density, higher-endurance SSD built around the industry’s first 144-layer QLC NAND.

Read more @ Intel Newsroom

TeamGroup Hits DDR5 Validation w/Motherboard Makers

DDR5 is slated for a 2021 release, and TeamGroup is working around the clock to be one of the first vendors to push out their products. The memory manufacturer has already started the validation phase with the top motherboard companies in the industry, including Asus, MSI, ASRock and Gigabyte.

Just to start things off, TeamGroup plans to release its first wave of DDR5 memory modules with a capacity of 16GB. The memory modules are rated for DDR5-4800 and only require a 1.1V DRAM voltage to operate. The specifications are not final, of course, but that’s what TeamGroup expects to put out.

Read more @ Tom’s Hardware

Team Group ZEUS DDR4-3200 16GB

The ZEUS line of DDR4 RAM modules by Team Group includes single and dual 8/16/32GB kits at 2666/3000/3200MHz frequencies, timings as low as CL16 (3000/3200MHz CL16, 2666 CL19 and 3200MHz CL20) and voltages set at both 1.2V (2666/3200MHz) and 1.35V (3000/3200MHz). According to Thaiphoon burner the 3200MHz 1.2V 16GB kit which i have here with me is based on single C-die 8GB modules by SK-Hynix and is XMP certified with timings set at 20-22-22-46-68. 

Read more @ NikKTech

G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 64GB Kit

G.Skill is a company that needs no introduction, as it is more than likely that at some point in your computing that you have owned at least one set of their memory. Whether it be the various kits of Trident, Trident Z, Ripjaws with different Roman numerals after them, Flares, Snipers, Aegis, Ares, Pi, well, you get the point. If you are looking for RAM, G.Skill has enough options to sell you to fit the need. Even before we ventured into this review gig, we were well accustomed to what G.Skill offered and have bought many a set for multiple systems.

Read more @ TweakTown

Weekend Review Roundup – 11/9

Storage
Team Group EX2 Elite @ ThinkComputers
Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 500GB M.2 SSD @ TweakTown
WD Black SN850 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD @ TweakTown
Silicon Power UD70 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD @ NikKTech
Team T-Force Vulcan G 1TB SATA SSD @ TweakTown

Memory
Patriot Memory Viper Steel Series DDR4 32GB 3200MHz Memory Kit  @ [M]adShrimps

Cooling
Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML280 @ ThinkComputers

Today’s Reviews: 10/27/20

Case: Cougar Conquer 2 @ Neoseeker
Cooling: Thermalright Macho Rev. C @ TweakTown, Deepcool AS500 @ Hexus, SilverStone AR01 V3 @ The FPS Review
Peripherals: SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless Gaming Mouse @ [M]adShrimps
Storage: SK hynix Gold P31 M.2 NVMe SSD @ ThinkComputers, WD My Passport SSD 1TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 @ TweakTown, Corsair MP400 2TB SSD @ KitGuru, ADATA XPG Gammix S50 Lite M.2 NVMe SSD @ Tom’s Hardware
Memory: GeIL ORION DDR4-3600 16GB Memory Kit @ ThinkComputers
PSU: GIGABYTE P550B 550W @ APH Networks, SilverStone DA1650-G @ Tom’s Hardware, Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 750W @ Tom’s Hardware

Other Reviews: 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