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  1. AMD X3D CPU Versus: 5800X3D vs 5700X3D vs 5600X3D

    2024-02-24 12:23:00 UTC

    We compare the three X3D chips available on the AM4 platform: the Ryzen 5 5600X3D, Ryzen 7 5700X3D, and Ryzen 7 5800X3D to see which model offers the best value to PC gamers.

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  2. darkFlash DLX4000 Review

    2024-02-23 20:30:54 UTC

    The darkFlash DLX4000 is a clean, solid and understated chassis with two clear glass panels, so you can feast your eyes on your hardware from multiple angles. Thanks to the well-built chassis and excellent material mix, if you are in the market for this style of case, add it to your shortlist.
  3. Starfield: FSR 3 vs DLSS 3 vs XeSS Comparison Review

    2024-02-23 16:04:00 UTC

    Starfield has finally been updated with official support for AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution 3, featuring Frame Generation technology, and Intel's Xe Super Sampling (XeSS 1.2) upscaler. Bethesda have also improved the quality of their DLSS implementation. In this mini-review we compare the image quality and performance gains offered by these technologies.
  4. Sparkle Arc A380 Genie Review

    2024-02-22 16:31:00 UTC

    With a compact low-profile design and slot-powered operation, the Sparkle Arc A380 Genie prioritizes efficiency and affordability. Priced at just $125, it offers a budget-friendly option compared to big-brand competitors, but gaming performance won't match higher-priced alternatives either.
  5. Asus ROG Swift PG32UCDM Review

    2024-02-22 11:12:00 UTC

    The Asus ROG Swift PG32UCDM is one of the highly anticipated gaming displays to launch in 2024, sporting a larger 32-inch 4K panel at 240Hz, plus the per-pixel local dimming functionality of OLED.

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  6. NZXT Function 2 MiniTKL Optical Keyboard Review

    2024-02-21 16:00:22 UTC

    NZXT updates its keyboard line with the new Function 2 series. Today we look at the Function 2 miniTKL which uses optical switches for customizing actuation distance, a unique form factor prioritizing ergonomics without compromising on functionality, and aims to address drawbacks of the original Function keyboards in multiple ways.
  7. Arctic Liquid Freezer III 240 Black Review - Intel Contact Frame Included

    2024-02-20 13:00:00 UTC

    Arctic has truly hit the mark with the Liquid Freezer III 240 Black. If you're seeking exceptional performance, features, and an impressive warranty at an affordable price, then your search ends here—especially if you're planning an AMD build.
  8. Interview with Intel's CEO: Pat Gelsinger describes a different kind of foundry

    2024-02-20 12:42:00 UTC

    In advance of Intel's first event dedicated to their Foundry business, I had the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with CEO Pat Gelsinger and talk about the company's strategic goals.

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  9. Nvidia and AMD Price Cut Battle, Great GPUs Discontinued

    2024-02-20 11:02:00 UTC

    For the return of our monthly GPU pricing updates, we took a short break to review the newcomers and see where everything settled. We're in store for a bumper episode as there's much to discuss.

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  10. EK Nucleus AIO CR360 Lux D-RGB Review

    2024-02-19 20:58:00 UTC

    The EK Nucleus AIO CR360 Lux D-RGB has a name that will leave you tongue-tied, and if it doesn't, then its performance will at least leave you speechless. Offering top-tier results, stellar looks, and a great warranty, EK seems to have nailed it with this release.
  11. AMD Ryzen 7 5700 Review: A Scammy CPU?

    2024-02-17 12:22:00 UTC

    In testing the Ryzen 7 5700, we feel we've stumbled upon a product that is borderline scammy, or is at best anti-consumer. But maybe we're overreacting, so let's take a look and see what you think.

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  12. DELUX M800 Ultra Review

    2024-02-16 16:36:00 UTC

    Compared to previous versions of the M800, the M800 Ultra is significantly lighter at 52 g. The M800 Ultra comes with PixArt's PAW3395 sensor, Huano main button switches, and up to 60 hours of battery life. In addition, it is capable of true 4000 Hz polling when used with its separately available 4K dongle.
  13. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 6 GB Review - The Fastest Slot-Powered GPU

    2024-02-15 19:47:00 UTC

    Priced at $180, the GeForce RTX 3050 6 GB offers an accessible entry point into PC gaming. Operating solely on PCIe slot power, it's compatible with all PCs, including older OEM models, eliminating the need for power connectors. While noise levels are impressive, the price-to-performance ratio may leave some wanting more.
  14. Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Desktop vs. Laptop GPU

    2024-02-15 18:11:00 UTC

    Having reviewed the Nvidia RTX 4090 Laptop GPU and taken a comprehensive look at how it fares in the laptop market, let's see how it compares against the RTX 4090 desktop part.

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  15. Scythe Fuma 3 Review

    2024-02-14 15:22:00 UTC

    The Scythe Fuma 3 stands out as a compact dual-tower cooler, boasting solid performance with a max height of only 154 mm granting it better compatibility with smaller or older cases. The Fuma 3 shines for mid-tier builds where extreme air coolers or all-in-one liquid coolers don't make sense.
  16. Is Upscaling Useful at Lower Resolutions? Nvidia DLSS vs Native at 1080p

    2024-02-14 11:17:00 UTC

    While higher resolution monitors are becoming more popular and we recommend them, 1080p continues to have the most usage among PC gamers. We take a look at DLSS upscaling vs native rendering at 1080p.

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  17. G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6400 64 GB CL32 Review

    2024-02-13 18:24:00 UTC

    G.SKILL aims to keep the competition at bay with another 64 GB kit. By combining high-capacity for content creators and enthusiast-tier timings for gamers, we get this DDR5-6400 memory kit! Follow along as we put this memory through its paces and see where it lands on the charts.
  18. Chat with NVIDIA RTX Tech Demo Review

    2024-02-13 14:00:09 UTC

    Chat with RTX is a new, free software by NVIDIA. It empowers your PC to execute complex AI models, completely offline, using the GPU for acceleration. Essentially, it brings ChatGPT to your desktop, delivering impressive results, including the capability to analyze YouTube videos.
  19. Secretlab Magnus Pro XL Review: A Feature-Packed Sit-to-Stand Desk

    2024-02-13 10:32:00 UTC

    Here's a confession: I've never liked the idea of a standing desk. However, if there's one desk that could convince me to get off my butt, the Secretlab Magnus Pro could very well be it.

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  20. Upcoming Hardware Launches 2023 (Updated Feb 2024)

    2024-02-12 16:26:00 UTC

    This article serves as a continuously updated summary of currently known leaks and official announcements regarding upcoming hardware releases in 2024 and beyond. We cover and keep track of developments for Intel Arrow Lake, AMD Zen 5, NVIDIA's and AMD's upcoming GPUs, DDR6 and GDDR7 memory, chipsets and more.
  21. Arbiter Studio Polar 65 Hall Effect Keyboard Review

    2024-02-09 16:08:00 UTC

    The Polar 65 is a new keyboard from a new brand that's decided to make a name for itself using Hall effect magnetic switches. It is available in nine different colors, adopts the 65% form factor, has customizable switch actuation and a rapid trigger mode for gaming, and has software support for fine tuning the user experience.
  22. AOC 24G4 Review

    2024-02-09 11:01:00 UTC

    The AOC 24G4 is a solid entry-level 1080p gaming monitor that improves upon its popular predecessor in notable areas. It's also slightly faster and slightly cheaper at just $150 in some markets.

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  23. Sineaptic SE-1 Ribbon Driver Wireless Headphones Review

    2024-02-08 21:44:00 UTC

    Sineaptic is a new brand wanting to shake up the audio market with its new ribbon driver headphones called the SE-1 which happens to open-back in operation while also being wireless in connectivity. It aims to combine the best of audio engineering and novel drivers with EQ modes and onboard controls at an affordable price.
  24. AMD Ryzen 7 5700X3D Review: 3D V-Cache for $250

    2024-02-08 11:14:00 UTC

    AMD's Ryzen 7 5700X3D isn't really new, what we have here is binned silicon that couldn't be sold as a 5800X3D, but instead of throwing it away, AMD is offering for just $250.

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  25. ECS LIVA Z5 Plus Mini-PC (Intel Core i5-1335U) Review

    2024-02-07 21:05:00 UTC

    The ECS LIVA Z5 Plus delivers robust performance and efficiency. With its remarkably low-noise operation, it proves to be an excellent choice for settings like a home office, kiosk, or digital signage.
  26. DELUX M800 Pro Highspeed Review

    2024-02-06 21:55:00 UTC

    Another variant of the ambidextrous M800 Pro, the Highspeed comes with 8000 Hz wired and 2000 Hz wireless polling, along with PixArt's PAW3395 sensor, Huano switches for the main buttons, up to 70 hours of battery life, and a weight of 72 g.
  27. Custom Art Hybrid 3 Pro Custom In-Ear Monitors Review

    2024-02-06 17:21:00 UTC

    The Custom Art Hybrid 3 Pro is a unique set of IEMs using two dynamic drivers and a planar magnetic driver for deep, impactful sound. You can adjust the bass response with an optional tuning kit, and they're also offered in Custom-fit IEM (CIEM) form for a personalized fit and finish, staying true to the brand's identity.
  28. Bad News, SSDs Are Getting More Expensive

    2024-02-06 11:11:00 UTC

    To make sense of SSD pricing trends, we've selected some of the most popular SSDs across three different capacities and analyzed how their average prices on Amazon have fluctuated over the last year.

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  29. Seasonic MagFlow ARGB 120 mm Fan Review

    2024-02-05 19:20:00 UTC

    Seasonic enters the RGB case fan market with the impressive MagFlow ARGB 120 mm. It uses a performance-centered LCP impeller paired with a sturdy frame, a good bearing, and a reliable motor to excel at different use cases while still having lots of RGB LEDs for an eye-catching light show.
  30. How Does JPEG Work?

    2024-02-05 11:07:00 UTC

    At a high level, JPEG is a lossy image compression technique. What you may not realize is that achieving this required a fascinating blend of human perception, signal processing, and clever engineering prowess. Enter JPEG.

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  31. Quick Look: Jelly Key Zen Pond Serene Waters Artisan Keycaps

    2024-02-05 10:21:00 UTC

    Jelly Key's latest artisan keycap group buy brings us back to the zen pond but now the Koi fish have learnt to break out of the water. These new keycaps use larger, more detailed fish models that are no longer fully encased in resin and end up looking more alive than ever before.
  32. Lexar THOR DDR5-6000 32 GB CL32 Review

    2024-02-02 21:36:00 UTC

    Lexar is back with another RAM series for its DDR5 lineup. Paired with primary timings that will benefit both Intel and AMD, Lexar THOR memory is targeting gamers with its DDR5-6000 CL 32 XMP & EXPO profiles. Follow along as we take this memory for a test drive!
  33. darkFlash GD100 Mechanical Keyboard Review

    2024-02-02 17:42:00 UTC

    The darkFlash GD100 is a 100 key, 95% form factor keyboard which comes in four color schemes and two switches to choose from. It offers a solid typing experience and has 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity on offer too, making this a good value offering for anyone looking for a decent mechanical keyboard.
  34. Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 49" Review

    2024-02-02 11:15:00 UTC

    The Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 features a 49-inch 5120 x 1440 resolution panel, the equivalent of two 27-inch 2560 x 1440 monitors stitched together into a big super-ultrawide with a 32:9 aspect ratio.

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  35. be quiet! Dark Rock Elite Review

    2024-02-01 21:15:00 UTC

    The Dark Rock Elite, be quiet!'s newest premium air cooler, stands head and shoulders above its competition. With a blend of distinctive features, impressive aesthetics, and unparalleled performance, it effortlessly claims the performance crown in the realm of traditional CPU air coolers.
  36. Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Super Review

    2024-02-01 11:01:00 UTC

    One would assume that Nvidia's "new" GeForce RTX 4080 Super is a special version of the original. But in reality, it's essentially the RTX 4080 with a much-needed price cut. Is that enough?

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  37. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Super Founders Edition Review - Savings of $200

    2024-01-31 14:00:10 UTC

    NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4080 Super introduces a noteworthy $200 price reduction compared to the non-Super 4080, placing significant pricing pressure on AMD's RX 7900 XTX. Despite this, the performance gains vs RTX 4080 non-Super are only marginal, we expected more.
  38. ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Super TUF OC Review

    2024-01-31 14:00:09 UTC

    Priced at $1100, the ASUS GeForce 4080 Super TUF OC features an improved cooling solution that delivers superior performance compared to the FE. The card comes equipped with a factory overclock and dual BIOS. When the quiet BIOS is active, it stands out as one of the quietest cards tested today.
  39. Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4080 Super Gaming OC Review

    2024-01-31 14:00:08 UTC

    Priced at $1050, the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4080 Super Gaming OC features a massive triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that improves upon the thermal performance of the NV Founders Edition. The card also includes a small factory overclock and a dual BIOS with a quiet mode, offering both power and flexibility.
  40. PNY GeForce RTX 4080 Super Verto OC Review

    2024-01-31 14:00:07 UTC

    Priced at the NVIDIA MSRP of $1000, the PNY GeForce RTX 4080 Super Verto includes a small overclock. It serves as an excellent alternative in markets where the Founders Edition is not accessible, offering top-notch gaming performance for 4K, without having to spend extra on a fancy custom-design.
  41. ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Super STRIX OC Review

    2024-01-31 14:00:06 UTC

    The ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Super STRIX OC, a graphics powerhouse, boasts a massive cooler for exceptional thermal performance. Priced at $1250, it offers top-tier capabilities but comes with high cost, catering to those who want the best and are willing to pay for it.
  42. Galax GeForce RTX 4080 Super SG Review

    2024-01-31 14:00:05 UTC

    Galax's GeForce RTX 4080 Super SG features a factory overclock and a sizable triple-slot, triple-fan cooler. Notably, it runs a bit quieter than the NVIDIA FE, offering improved acoustic performance while running AAA games at 4K with over 60 FPS.
  43. Zotac GeForce RTX 4080 Super AMP Extreme Airo Review

    2024-01-31 14:00:04 UTC

    The Zotac GeForce RTX 4080 Super AMP Extreme AIRO elevates your gaming setup with mesmerizing ARGB lighting. Its sizable triple-slot, triple-fan cooler ensures low temperatures, complemented by a factory overclock for added performance.
  44. MSI GeForce RTX 4080 Super Expert Review

    2024-01-31 14:00:00 UTC

    MSI introduces a new premium design in their "Expert" lineup, showcasing an impressive all-metal cooler that competes with the Founders Edition looks. Priced at $1150, it offers a triple-slot, dual-fan cooling solution, albeit on the high side cost-wise.
  45. Palit GeForce RTX 4080 Super GamingPro OC Review

    2024-01-31 14:00:00 UTC

    The Palit GeForce RTX 4080 GamingPro OC features improved fan settings compared to the NVIDIA Founders Edition, resulting in a quieter gaming experience. You also get a small factory overclock, which helps unlock some additional performance.
  46. ASUS TUF M3 Gen II Review

    2024-01-30 22:01:00 UTC

    The ASUS TUF M3 gaming mouse receives a thorough update with the M3 Gen II. At 59 g, the right-handed ergonomic M3 Gen II is much lighter, and comes with PixArt's PAW3318 sensor capable of 8000 CPI along with main buttons rated for 60 million clicks, for a wallet-friendly $24.99.
  47. Corsair MP600 Elite 2 TB Review - The new Phison E27T Tested

    2024-01-30 14:00:26 UTC

    The Corsair MP600 Elite PCIe Gen 4 SSD features the new Phison E27T controller, which provides improved performance and lower power consumption than its predecessor. Additionally, it comes with a preinstalled heatsink and uses Toshiba's latest 163-layer TLC NAND flash.
  48. The Best SSDs and Storage - Early 2024

    2024-01-30 05:13:00 UTC

    Fast storage has become a commodity, and it is expected to become even bigger and faster in the years ahead. Our storage picks include the best SSDs, HDDs, NAS, portable and external storage.

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  49. Montech Air 903 Base Review

    2024-01-29 21:38:00 UTC

    The Montech Air 903 Base diminishes the barrier of entry even more compared to the already incredibly affordable Max variant. All the while, it delivers everything you anticipate from a contemporary, airflow-centric enclosure. To the extent that this case essentially competes only with its own ARGB counterparts.
  50. AMD Ryzen 7 8700G Review: Most Powerful Integrated Graphics

    2024-01-29 14:00:00 UTC

    The Ryzen 7 8700G is a Zen 4, Ryzen 7000-class processor that also includes a Radeon 700M GPU on the same chip. AMD says the iGPU will be powerful enough to play pretty much any PC game at 1080p.

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  51. Dunu x Precogvision Mirai In-Ear Monitors Review

    2024-01-26 18:37:18 UTC

    The Mirai is a set of IEMs borne out of a collaboration between established IEM brand DUNU and one of the most demanding IEM reviewers Precogvision. It goes for a colored tonality favoring several music genres quite well and showcases technical prowess on par with far more expensive IEMs to make for a compelling product for many.
  52. Colorful GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super Vulcan W OC Review

    2024-01-26 16:36:00 UTC

    The Colorful iGame RTX 4070 Ti Super White features a sexy white color theme, complemented by a powerful triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution that achieves the best temperatures among all the cards tested. Additionally, it comes equipped with dual BIOS functionality and a factory overclock.
  53. Aqirys XO-1 Review

    2024-01-25 20:24:00 UTC

    The Aqirys XO-1 is a capable, clean and understated chassis for those who enjoy glass as a material but don't want to sacrifice on too much cooling potential. Peppered with nice features throughout the robust body, the Aqirys XO-1 may just end up surprising in the end.
  54. The Best CPU Coolers - Early 2024

    2024-01-25 14:42:00 UTC

    How should you keep your CPU cool? The more powerful your CPU is, the bigger and better cooler you'll need, but rest assured our guide will cover many great options at every size and price point.

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  55. AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT Review

    2024-01-25 11:03:00 UTC

    AMD's new Radeon RX 7600 XT is basically an RX 7600 with a 16 GB VRAM buffer, but is that worth paying a premium for? Measuring the benefits of extra VRAM can be complex as we'll explore in this review.

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  56. The Best Gaming Monitors - Early 2024

    2024-01-25 02:25:00 UTC

    Our gaming monitor buying guide covers 1080p, 1440p, 4K, ultrawide and HDR models, with top recommendations in each category based on refresh rate, display size, and budget considerations.

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  57. The Best Desktop PCs: Early 2024

    2024-01-24 22:20:00 UTC

    Buying a desktop PC? You can build one yourself or you can buy a "pre-built." The latter can definitely make sense in some cases as we'll show you, just make sure you pick a good one.

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  58. ASUS GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super Strix OC Review

    2024-01-24 14:00:10 UTC

    The ASUS GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super STRIX OC is equipped with the strongest cooler among all the cards we've tested. It features a dual BIOS with quiet mode, a second HDMI port and a substantial factory overclock, but does come with a pretty high price tag.
  59. Sapphire Radeon RX 7600 XT Pulse Review

    2024-01-24 14:00:09 UTC

    The Sapphire Radeon RX 7600 XT Pulse is priced at the AMD MSRP of $330, offering 16 GB of VRAM for future-proofing. It comes equipped with an excellent dual-slot cooler, providing good noise levels and temperatures.
  60. Gainward GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super Phoenix GS Review

    2024-01-24 14:00:08 UTC

    The Gainward GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super features an impressive triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution with well-tuned fan settings, providing a balanced experience with low noise levels and temperatures. Additionally, it comes equipped with a factory overclock, boosting the rated speed to 2670 MHz.
  61. Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super Gaming OC Review

    2024-01-24 14:00:07 UTC

    The Gigabyte RTX 4070 Ti Super Gaming OC, true to its name, comes with a factory overclock, to a rated boost of 2655 MHz. It features a triple-slot, triple-fan cooler and dual BIOS for added versatility. However, it is worth noting that it tends to run a bit louder compared to competing cards.
  62. ASRock Radeon RX 7600 XT Steel Legend Review

    2024-01-24 14:00:06 UTC

    The ASRock RX 7600 XT Steel Legend offers 16 GB VRAM, doubling the capacity compared to the RX 7600. Priced at $350, it not only delivers on the VRAM front but also features an effective cooler that maintains excellent noise levels and temperatures.
  63. XFX Radeon RX 7600 XT Qick 309 Review

    2024-01-24 14:00:05 UTC

    The XFX Radeon RX 7600 XT Quick 309 stands out with its exceptional cooling solution, ranking as the best among those tested today. This triple-slot design ensures optimal temperatures and noise levels simultaneously. Priced at $350, the card is a bit more expensive than the MSRP.
  64. ASUS GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super TUF Review

    2024-01-23 14:00:06 UTC

    While the $800 ASUS RTX 4070 Ti Super TUF doesn't include a factory overclock, it features a highly capable all-metal cooler—ranking as the most effective among all the cards tested today. Additionally, the dual BIOS provides a quiet mode, transforming the card into a whisper-quiet gaming machine.
  65. MSI GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super Ventus 3X Review

    2024-01-23 14:00:05 UTC

    The MSI GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super Ventus 3X comes a triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that achieves excellent noise levels. Unfortunately the card required two BIOS updates to bring it closer to expected performance, and the story might not be over yet.
  66. Zotac GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super Trinity Review

    2024-01-23 14:00:04 UTC

    Priced at the NVIDIA MSRP of $800, the Zotac GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super Trinity still manages to provide an effective triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution, featuring a fan profile that ensures quiet operation. The card operates at the NVIDIA baseline clock speed of 2610 MHz.
  67. PNY GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super Verto OC Review

    2024-01-23 14:00:03 UTC

    The PNY GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super Verto, priced at the MSRP of $800, features a decent triple-slot, triple-fan cooler. This configuration ensures good temperatures and noise levels. Additionally, the card comes with an out-of-the-box overclock of +15 MHz, which, while not substantial, still contributes to enhanced performance.
  68. Galax GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super EX White Review

    2024-01-23 14:00:02 UTC

    The Galax GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super EX White features a distinctive white color theme, a modest factory overclock, and a triple-slot triple-fan cooler—all while maintaining the NVIDIA MSRP of $800. Additionally, it provides the biggest limit adjustment range among all the cards tested today.
  69. Palit GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super Jetstream OC Review

    2024-01-23 14:00:01 UTC

    Even though it's priced at the NVIDIA MSRP of $800, the Palit GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super JetStream OC comes with a small factory overclock. Our cooler comparison test confirms that it has a highly capable thermal solution, which helps to keep temperatures down.
  70. Alphacool Apex Stealth 120 mm Fan Review

    2024-01-22 19:16:00 UTC

    The Alphacool Apex Stealth is a unique new fan which uses a metal frame and a patent-pending decoupling mechanism to be one of the quietest fans in the market. It performs reasonably well and has a long RPM range to be versatile with different use cases too. There are two max speed options as well as four colors/finishes to choose from.