PC Components, Peripherals And Gadget Reviews And News

Dig into our deep-dive product reviews and news of PC components from processors, to motherboards, graphics cards (GPUs), sound cards, and storage, along with other gadgets and peripherals that complete the computing experience. Whether you're a DIY PC enthusiast builder or just looking to read-up on what should be inside or connected to your next pre-built PC, here's where you'll find all the nuts and bolts sorted on what makes modern computer systems tick, as well some of the best user interface devices to go with them.

HotHardware's own Dave Altavilla is on location at Intel's Innovation '23 event, and that means he's getting to check out all the latest and upcoming hardware from the blue team first hand. Fortunately, that means you get to check it out, too, because we've captured some videos of the demos on the show floor. We've... Read more...
The ways we get connected to the Internet are evolving, and the future is most certainly wireless. Qualcomm brought us out to its headquarters in San Diego, California recently for its Wi-Fi 7 Day to learn about new technologies the company is fostering to make these changes possible. Wi-Fi 7 is certainly a key... Read more...
Intel’s Meteor Lake architecture for mobile PCs will be arriving soon and to say that Meteor Lake is the most important shift in Intel’s design and manufacturing approach could be an understatement. In fact, Intel has called Meteor Lake the largest architecture shift in the last 40 years, and it will... Read more...
Radeon RX 7800 XT: Starting At $499, Radeon RX 7700 XT: Starting At $449 The new Radeon RX 7800 XT and 7700 XT are built on AMD's RDNA3-based Navi 32 GPU, and are competitive alternatives to the heart of NVIDIA's current midrange GeForce RTX 40 line-up. Strong Overall Performance Competitive Pricing Powerful... Read more...
Intel is hard at work executing on its IDM 2.0 strategy, with a stated goal to deliver five process node advancements in four years. The company recently brought us and other members of the tech press out to its facilities in Malaysia to see its progress first-hand. Intel has several factories in Penang and Kulim... Read more...
Intel's efforts to improve its graphics drivers continue apace. We probably don't have to tell an audience of enthusiasts that Arc launched in a less than ideal state, and that lead to a sub-optimal first impression for the brand. Intel has been working hard ever since to correct course, and its regular driver... Read more...
AMD Radeon Pro W7900 & W7800: $2,499 (W7800), $3,999 (W7900) The RDNA 3-based AMD Radeon Pro W7900 And W7800 pack a ton of memory and are the company's most powerful and feature-rich professional GPUs yet. Excellent Performance Lots Of Memory Competitive Pricing Quiet Operation Class-Leading Display Outputs W7900... Read more...
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed: $199 Razer's Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed earbuds not only look fantastic, they shound great, offer strong ANC performance, and come with a 2.4GHz dongle for low latency gaming on PC and console. Premium Sound Customizable EQ Remappable Touch Controls Adjustable ANC Works Well Comfortable... Read more...
AMD Radeon Pro W7600 & W7500: SEP $429 (W7500), $599 (W7600) The new Radeon Pro W7600 and W7500 are affordable single-slot, low-power RDNA3-based professional workstation GPUs for content creators and graphics pros. Efficient, Low Power Affordable Price Points Good Performance Quiet Operation Single-Slot Form... Read more...
Solidigm SSD D5-P5336: $<0.08 - $0.10 per GB (Estimated) The new Solidigm SSD D5-P5336 targets read-heavy workloads and features the company's latest QLC NAND flash memory to achieve massive storage capacities up to 61.44TB. Massive Capacities Targeting Lower Price Points (per GB) Mulitple Form Factors... Read more...
OnePlus Keyboard 81 Pro: Starting at $219.99 OnePlus and Keychron deliver enthusiast features and a compact design in a reasonably priced package with the OnePlus Keyboard 81 Pro. Attractive Design Good value with many advanced features Open source, customizable firmware Hotswappable switches Excellent compact layout... Read more...
As a gamer, you sort-of get inured to loading time. It's largely unavoidable that games will, at some point, have periods where they have to say "please wait" and you can do little but twiddle your thumbs or maybe read some interesting load screen text while you wait for the engine to prepare the play... Read more...
AMD EPYC 9754 (Bergamo) and EPYC 9684X (Genoa-X) Processors AMD's latest Zen 4 EPYC server processors scale cache and optimized cores to amplify specialized HPC and hyperscale cloud workloads.   Bergamo's 128 lean Zen 4c cores crunch hyperscale compute Genoa-X's 3D V-Cache boosts heavy-duty HPC workloads Unified... Read more...
Corsair TC100 Relaxed Gaming Chair: MSRP $249, Currently $211 The Corsair TC100 Relaxed gaming chair offers comfort and durability at a reasonable price, but has one possible shortcoming for taller gamers. Comfortable And Durable Affordable Price Headrest And Lumbar Support Included Ample Height Adjustment Adjustable... Read more...
MSI RadiX AXE6600 Wi-Fi 6E Router - MSRP $349 (Currently $285) MSI's flagship router offers more than enough wireless performance and capacity for gamers and to keep up with a modern many-device home. Whole-house Wireless Coverage  Configurable LED lighting (including an off switch) Easy-to-use software... Read more...
MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Gaming X: Starting At $329 The MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Gaming X takes NVIDIA's reference specs and gooses them up a bit for a minor increase in performance. Efficient, Low Power Competitive In Its Class Compact Form Factor Cool And Quiet Minimal Overclocking Only DP 1.4 Price Premium For Small OC NVIDIA officially launched... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060: Starting At $299 The new GeForce RTX 4060 is NVIDIA's current entry-level Ada GPU, which targets budget-conscious 1080p gamers shopping for an upgrade from previous-gen graphics cards. Cool And Quiet Manstream Form Factor Decent Performance Most Affordable Ada GPU Power Friendly Mild... Read more...
Corsair MP700: Starting At $169.99 (1TB), $289.99 (2TB) The Corsair MP700 SSD is crazy fast and breaks the 10GB/sec barrier, courtesy of Phison's E26 controller and its PCIe Gen 5 interface. Say hello to 10GB/sec of glorious bandwidth. Class-Leading Performance Blistering 10GB/sec Bandwidth Great Rated Endurance Specs 5 Year Comprehensive... Read more...
DFI PCSF51 Industrial Pi: $580 (As Tested) + $28 Passive Heatsink The DFI PCSF51 is an 'Industrial Pi', powered by and AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 processor for intensive and demanding edge applications. Compact SBC with x86 Ryzen CPU and Radeon Vega GPU Runs silently with the larger passive cooling option Highly... Read more...
It's fair to say that Apple doesn't have any regrets about pivoting from Intel's x86 silicon to pursue its own Arm-based designs. Apple announced the bold move in June 2020, and now three years later at WWDC 2023, the Cupertino outfit is introducing the M2 Ultra, the "largest and most capable chip Apple has ever... Read more...
Crucial T700: Starting At $209 (1TB), $369 (2TB w/ Heatsink) The PCIe 5 Crucial T700 enthusiast-class SSD pairs Micron 232-layer 3D NAND flash to the Phison E26 controller with fantastic results. Class-Leading Performance Bleeding Edge NAND For Desktops / Workstation Only Price Premium After showing them off over the last few months,... Read more...
Arm is announcing its latest CPU and GPU designs, which will power future generations of smartphones, tablets, IoT devices, and even some laptops. Arm licenses these designs to chipmakers like Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung, and countless others for integration into their own solutions. We were invited to the... Read more...
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