Reviews

MAINGEAR MG-1 Gaming Desktop: Starting At $1499 The Maingear MG-1 is the fastest pre-built gaming PC we've ever tested. It also makes for a solid workstation, and it's not hard to look at, either. Excellent Performance Massive Room For Expansion Attractive And Customizable Impressive Build Quality High-Quality... 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...
When we initially looked at the second generation of AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution technology, we came away impressed. It was a tremendous upgrade over the spatial upscaling method used by the original "1.0" version of FSR, and we recommended using it when you're severely GPU-limited and don't have alternatives... 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...
Back in September, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced Raptor Lake, the company’s 13th generation of Core processors, and teased a chip coming to stores in early 2023 that would be able to hit 6GHz right out of the box. Well, it's now 2023, and Intel launched the world’s first 6GHz CPU this morning. Bearing the name Core i9-13900KS, this speed Read more...
If you’ve ever used one of Lenovo’s ThinkPads, you’re familiar with the solid build, high-quality materials, superior ergonomics, and high–end specs these laptops offer. Now, the company is hoping to replicate this experience with the ThinkPhone by Motorola, a flagship smartphone that aims to... Read more...
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series (65W) - $229 (7600), $329 (7700), $429 (7900) AMD's latest Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series processors have reduced 65w power envelopes, but performance remains excellent across single and multi-threaded workloads.   Excellent ST Performance Rich Feature Set Big Gains Gen Over... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti: Starting At $799 The new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti features the same Ada Lovelace architecture as NVIDIA's flagship, but with a scaled down GPU to target lower price points as low as $799. Here's how it fairs in the benchmarks versus current competition. Excellent Performance Relatively Cool... Read more...
Phison E26 PCIe 5 NVMe SSD Preview: Coming Soon To An SSD Near You A new controller, fresh firmware, and an updated design paradigm results in one of the fastest SSDs we've ever tested. Ultra High Sequential Transfers Low Latency Tuned For DirectStorage Didn't Always Lead With Random 4K Transfers Needs Faster NAND For Max Performance Both... Read more...
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED - Starting MSRP: $3499.00 ASUS' latest entry into the Zenbook family brings excellent flexibility for the user, thanks to a large, innovative 17-inch foldable design, but it comes at a considerable cost. Excellent Build Quality Competent Folding Mechanism Comfortable Bluetooth Keyboard... Read more...
MSI GT77 Titan (2022): Starting At $2,886 The latest MSI GT77 Titan is powered by Intel's powerful 12th Gen Core Alder Lake processors and discrete NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics. Awesome Keyboard Excellent Build Quality Gorgeous Display Extreme Performance Tons Of IO Large Form Factor Middling Battery Life Can Get Loud There has... Read more...
Dell XPS 13 9315 - Starting MSRP $899.00 Dell's newest premium ultraportable takes battery life and portability to a new level while also being affordable.     As thin and light as any laptop  Good performance for power usage Great battery life Beautiful design with great build quality Nice bright... Read more...
CES is in two weeks, kids, and you know what that means: piles and piles of product announcements. Lenovo wants to beat the rush, apparently, because today it announced a bevy of beautiful new devices. We already took a look at the consumer-focused Idea-family goods, so now let's go over the business-oriented... Read more...
The holiday season is here, and many of us are waiting with baited breath to see if we got that perfect “must have” gift this year. Although we get to play with lots of the latest and greatest gear around here, all of us at HotHardware still have wish lists with a wide array of goodies we’re hoping... Read more...
At Qualcomm’s annual tech summit in Maui which took place recently, the company introduced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, a chip that will soon power the mightiest of Android smartphones. Obviously, this flagship mobile platform delivers a wide array of performance and efficiency improvements, plus cool new features... Read more...
XFX MERC 310 Radeon RX 7900 XT: $949 - $979 (expected) The new XFX MERC 310 Radeon RX 7900 XT offers higher clocks and beefier cooler than AMD's cards, but that results in a larger form factor and higher price. Faster Than AMD's 7900 XT Good Overclocker Rigid, Well Built Useful Accessory Bundle BIG Card... Read more...
Radeon RX 7900 XT & 7900 XTX: Starting At $899 The new RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7900 series is a massive upgrade over the previous generation, but still faces stiff competition from NVIDIA. Strong Performance Competitive Pricing Powerful Display Engine Massive Amounts Of Memory Manageable Form Factors Ray... Read more...
If you weren't a PC gamer when the original Portal released in October of 2007, you probably don't realize the immense impact that the game had. Debuting as part of The Orange Box package, along with the complete version of Half-Life 2 as well as Team Fortress 2, it was arguably the dark horse of the set. Striking... Read more...
Solidigm P41 Plus: Starting At $82.99 The Solidigm P41 Plus is an affordable, DRAM-less PCIe 4 Solid State Drive, tuned for low queue depths and mainstream computing workloads. It offers good throughput at very attractive price points. Excellent cost per gigabyte Strong low queue depth performance PCIe 4.0 class transfer speeds with... Read more...
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 - Starting MSRP: $1,218.50 Lenovo's latest AMD-powered ThinkPad has been endowed with Ryzen 6000 for great performance and it is built from sustainable materials too.  Great Performance  Lightweight At 2.76 lbs Typical Fantastic Keyboard Accurate 16:10 1200p Touch Display Very Quiet With Great Surface Temps... Read more...
Kioxia XG8: Starting At $XXX A new NVMe controller and the latest 3D NAND combine to make a very solid product for OEM markets. It won't officially come to retail channels, though.  Excellent sequential throughput Very good latency and IOPs at high queue depths Solid performance in system drive workloads Mediocre latency... Read more...
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