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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...
Dell Precision 7865: As Configured - $15,840 The Dell Precision 7865 chews through workstation-class workloads with a 64-core AMD Threadripper Pro CPU and NVIDIA RTX A6000 GPU, while remaining cool and quiet. 64-Core AMD Threadripper CPU Performance 8-Channel DDR4 Memory Mostly Toolless Design For Servicing... Read more...
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 - Priced at $179 The latest OnePlus Buds Pro 2 earbuds have great sound and a comfy design that many folks will enjoy. Attractive, comfortable design Supports Google Fast Pair and Spatial Audio Good audio quality No Google Assistant integration Some features only work on OnePlus phones With a headphone jack increasingly... 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...
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra - Starting at $1199 The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra refines an already impressive flagship Android phone with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and a 200MP camera. S-Pen versatility Stunning display Top-notch cameras Superb performance Exceptional battery life Sharp, bright display with 120Hz refresh ×Fast 80W charging... Read more...
OnePlus 11 5G - Starting at $699 The OnePlus 11 5G offers Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 performance for a reasonable price.  Sharp, bright display with 120Hz refresh Fast 80W charging and included plug Excellent performance with SD 8 Gen 2 Alert slider is back Sharp, bright display with 120Hz refresh ×Fast 80W charging and included plug ×Excellent... 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...
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Today at its Galaxy Unveiled event in San Francisco, Samsung launched its newest flagships – the Galaxy S23 Ultra, S23+, and S23 – and I was able to briefly spend time with each phone. Here’s the TL;DR: the S23 series is an evolution of the S22 series, packing... 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...
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...
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