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.

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...
PowerColor Hellhound Radeon RX 7600: Starting At $289 The PowerColor Hellhound Radeon RX 7600 offers a mild factory overclock, LED lighting, and a couple of additional tricks over AMD's reference card. Dual-BIOS Setup Built-In LED Switch Attractive Design Factory Overclocked OC Offers Minor Performance Boost... Read more...
AMD Radeon RX 7600: Starting At $269 The Navi 33-based AMD Radeon RX 7600 targets 1080p gamers and brings RDNA3 to a highly competitive, relatively low price point. Competitive Pricing Compact Form Factor Modern Feature Set (AV1, DP2.1) Relatively High Temps Minor Performance Bump Vs. Previous Gen Hot on the... Read more...
MSI Gaming X Trio GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB: Starting At $449 MSI's outsized take on the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti offers extra flashy style and a huge cooler versus NVIDIA's Founders Edition card but it comes at a $50 price premium. Low Power Quiet Operation Super-Lower Temps Competitive Performance Minimal Overclocking... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB: Starting At $399 The new GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB model is the middle-child in the 4060 line-up, targeting budget-conscious 1080p gamers seeking an upgrade from previous-gen NVIDIA and AMD offerings. Low Power Lowest Priced Ada To Date Good Performance Compact Form Factor Very Cool... Read more...
Solidigm SSD D5-P5430: $0.08 - $0.10 per GB (Estimated) The new Solidigm SSD D5-P5430 features the company's latest QLC NAND flash memory, with read speeds up to 7GB/s and capacities topping out at over 30TB. High Capacities Priced Lower Than D7-Series Array Of Form Factors Strong Performance Not Ideal For... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: Starting At $599 The new GeForce RTX 4070 leverages the same Ada Lovelace architecture as NVIDIA's higher-end cards, but with a scaled down GPU to target lower price points. Low Power Lowest Priced Ada Yet Good Performance Small Form Factor Cool And Quiet Minimal Overclocking Only DP 1.4... Read more...
PowerColor Hellhound RX 7900 XTX Spectral White: Starting At $1,029 PowerColor has revamped its Hellhound Radeon RX 7900 XTX card with a spectral white finish, to complement the factory overclock and oversized cooler. Strong Performance Good Overclocking Great Looking Card Dual BIOS Switch Dedication Lighting... Read more...
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D - $449 MSRP The new Ryzen 7 7800X3D is an 8-core / 16-thread processor with 64MB of 3D V-Cache that offers class-leading PC gaming performance at much lower power than the competition.   Stellar Gaming Performance Low Power Consumption "Overclocking" Difficulties Sometimes Trails 7700X Back in late February,... Read more...
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang introduced how the company is bringing AI to virtually every industry during his 2023 GTC keynote. From semiconductors to software libraries, AI training to deployment, and systems to cloud services, NVIDIA says it is bringing AI to the world's fingertips. The 2023 GTC Developer Conference, now in its 14th year, Read more...
NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit: Starting At $199 (4GB), $299 (8GB) The new NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit offers a massive performance boost over the previous generation, at an affordable price point. More affordable than Jetson AGX Orin Low power and small form factor Huge improvement over Jetson... Read more...
AMD Xilinx KR260 Robotics Starter Kit: MSRP $349 AMD Xilinx upgrades the industrial robotics market with the KR260, an affordable starter kit that packs a whole lot of I/O. Affordable entry point for robotics  Powerful, programmable logic gate array Plenty of IO, both legacy and modern Compact daughterboard... Read more...
AMD announced its EPYC Embedded 9004 Series of processors for embedded systems this morning at Embedded World 2023. These 4th Gen EPYC Embedded processors are based on the same 5nm Zen 4 architecture as the mainstream “Genoa” platform, which affords excellent performance and scalability. AMD is targeting networking... Read more...
Solidigm P44 Pro: Starting At $55, $179 For 2TB Model The Solidigm P44 Pro is an enthusiast-class PCIe Gen 4 solid state drive that offers excellent all-around performance at competitive prices. Strong All-Around Performance Low Latencies Aggressive Pricing Good Endurance Ratings None Since Solidigm was formed... Read more...
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D - $699 MSRP The new Ryzen 9 7950X3D is a 16-core / 32-thread processor that offers the multi-threaded performance benefits of the 7950X, with optimized gaming performance, thanks to an additional 64MB of 3D-Vcache.   Great All-Around Performance AMD's Fastest Gaming CPU Relatively Low Power... Read more...
Once upon a time, there was a clear division between typical desktop computers and servers. With Nehalem in 2008, Intel really put the pedal to the metal in the "big iron" enterprise and high-performance computing space, and it soon brought some of those server technologies to the desktop in the form of its "High-End... Read more...
Razer Blade 16: As Configured - $4,299 Razer managed to cram a GeForce RTX 4090 and Core i9-13950HX into the powerful and sleek, sub-20mm new Blade 16 gaming laptop. Attractive Design Stellar Performance Leading-Edge Platform Tech Beautiful, Versatile Display Good Audio Price Premium Some Sharp Edges Finicky Trackpad... Read more...
Samsung T7 Shield External SSD - Starting At $99 (1TB), $409 (4TB) The Samsung T7 Shield is a compact, rugged, and reliable external USB-C SSD, with decent performance and competitive pricing. Small Form Factor Rugged, IP68 Rated Strong Compatibility Reliable And Consistent High Capacity Sequentials Trail... Read more...
Intel’s Arc A770 and A750 GPUs have been on the market now for over three months. The cards have faced an uphill battle from fierce GPU competition, but with several major driver and software updates released, Intel says it is time to check back in. Intel Arc Alchemist launch buildup generated more buzz than most... Read more...
  Cooler Master CK720 keyboard - Starting MSRP $99 Cooler Master released a new 65% mechanical keyboard that looks almost identical to a model it released this summer. However, this new deck is built for enthusiasts and it opens up the world of hot-swap keyswitches to Cooler Master keyboard users for the first... Read more...
Intel Core i9-13900KS - $699 MSRP (Currently $769) A higher maximum turbo frequency of 6GHz makes Intel's special edition Core i9-13900KS the fastest desktop processor to date, but with some caveats.   Blazing Performance Single-Thread Leader Aggressive Pricing Fast DDR5 Memory Support High Power Consumption Need... Read more...
Intel 4th Generation Xeon Processors (Sapphire Rapids) Intel’s tiled chiplet approach with specialized accelerators could open the door for some truly custom server recipes for individual customer demands.   Accelerated workloads can fly DDR5, PCIe Gen 5, and CXL 1.1 Support SKU models to suit wide a... Read more...
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