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Ryzen CPUs were a hugely successful release, but it took completely redesigning the architecture from the ground up. It looks like AMD will take the same approach with their Radeon division to introduce a new graphics architecture in 2020-2021.
Patriot Viper is getting serious about entering the NVMe SSD market. A new m.2 storage drive has over 3000 MB/s read and write speeds, with an impressive 600k IOPS read and write speeds. Of course, testing will need to be done to confirm if Viper can measure up.
Bloody, a newer name in keyboards, has an optical switch design that is meant to improve competitive gaming performance. Not only do they have a low actuation point, but the optical latency is rated a lot lower than traditional mechanical switches.
Determining the VRM count for X370 boards is a bit complicated. Sometimes, more of them are dedicated to the SOC, limiting the amount for the CPU cores. After some digging and questioning, we found out how many VRMs are dedicated to the CPU cores on the MSI X370 Gaming M7 ACK.
If you already have a compatible closed loop cooler, buying an NZXT Kraken G12 is an easy choice for cooling your GPU. However, some builder look for the right CLC to purchase with the bracket. Here's a guide of compatible units, as well as one of the best choices to balance cost and performance.
Swiftech is long known for their custom liquid cooling components. That hasn't stopped them from improving their Apogee water block, as well as their new site. The Apogee SFK has a prestige variant as well, and their new website brings the company up to the modern era!
The next generation of Ryzen is about to release, properly named Zen+, and a lot of speculation is floating around about the CPU performance. We should probably curb the expectations though since, AMD is unlikely to bring massive gains on a year after refresh.
Closed Loop Coolers make liquid CPU cooling easy, but many of them feel like carbon copies. The Raijintekk Orcus 240 not only looks great with its RGB design, but the innovation of putting the pump on the hoses is an exciting new design.
Awards are about as subjective as it gets, but understanding our thought process behind how we award computer hardware components will help bring a little more value to the system. Each review focuses on three main areas: Quality, Performance, and Value.
Most gamers, and even developers, avoid CrossfireX or SLI like the plague. That's why it's a huge surprise to see a game even adopt multi-GPU configurations, let alone recommend them. Far Cry 5 will like shape up to be an intensive game at 4K resolution.
Gamdias may not be the big name in the PSU industry, but they probably should be. Their RGB power supplies were shown off at CES and they look excellent. It's not just the lighting, but the design on the grill that stands out as unique among similar components.
If Skiller sounds like a bad pun, you're probably right. On the plus side, the painted interiors of Sharkoon's PC cases are a great idea that stands out in the chassis market. You will have to overlook some budgety aspects of the case, but at least it has some decent looking build space.
With all the anticipation for AMD and Radeon's Vega architecture, the performance did not live up to the expectation. Then Raja left to work for Intel and the graphics division looked like it was in serious limbo. The new hires to run the division however, look like they can turn things around.
Improving on previous case designs can get boring. How many models get a tempered glass upgrade, with everything else about the chassis staying the same? Deepcool introduced a completely new design with the Ark 90 and while it continues to have an included CLC, it stands out as fresh.
Samsung announced a new SATA SSD that mentioned having DDR4! On further research, I realized these storage solutions are like a mini-computer. The controller, RAM and NAND modules work together before communicating with the rest of the PC. The 860 Pro has minor performance improvements, but a 4 TB capacity!