Apacer Panther Rage DDR4 RGB 3200 MHz DDR4 Review and more
Posted on: 11/09/2018 11:05 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Apacer Panther Rage DDR4 RGB 3200 MHz DDR4 Review
ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Review
ASUS ROG Strix B450-I Gaming (AMD B450) Motherboard Review
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition Review
Crucial P1 1TB SSD Review
GIGABYTE AORUS P850W Power Supply Review
Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G Review
Glorious 3XL Extended Mouse Pad Review
Kingston HyperX Fury RGB 480GB SSD Review
Raptor Talos II POWER9 Benchmarks Against AMD Threadripper & Intel Core i9

Apacer Panther Rage DDR4 RGB 3200 MHz DDR4 Review
Today we are reviewing Apacer Panther Rage DDR4 RGB memory. This is a successor to the Panther Rage Illumination and the Panther Rage. The first thing that you’ll notice is the claw-shaped design of the heat spreader. The Apacer Panther Rage RGB, yes, you’ve guessed it right – comes with RGB lighting, and this feature is very common in RAM nowadays, almost becoming the standard across all brands.

The kit that arrived consists of two 8GB 3200 MHz DDR4 modules. It’s the fastest one in the line-up, and it’s the optimal variant. Still, we are obviously going to check if anything more can be squeezed out of this set. You can always stay on the safe and stick to the advertised frequency + latencies using the Intel XMP 2.0 memory profile. Unfortunately, not really much information was provided on the manufacturer’s website, and something more (like QVL list) would have definitely been appreciated.
Panther Rage RGB is available with the heat spreaders in two colours; black or a golden. The Panther Rage RGB offer starts at 2400 MHz CL16 and ends at 3200 MHz CL16. There are 8, 16, and 32 GB variants.


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Review
ASRock's latest Mini ITX motherboard takes on ATX rivals in features, price, performance, and efficiency. It's an exceptional compact board for an Intel build.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

ASUS ROG Strix B450-I Gaming (AMD B450) Motherboard Review
People love mini-ITX motherboards, and ASUS does too. Some of their most impressive motherboards have been mini-ITX motherboards that use special custom daughter boards to add on features there just isn't enough room for.

In this case, we have one for some high-end audio, and we get a lot of ROG features even though this isn't part of the Maximus lineup. Let's see what ASUS has to deliver!


Read full article @ TweakTown

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition Review
Today we unwrap the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition, finished with a nickel plating for the black appearance, while also enhancing radiation of heat from the fins. The top of the cooler features a new look with a brushed, anodised aluminium finished in gunmetal black. Cooler Master also claim to have improved the installation procedure.


Read full article @ Vortez

Crucial P1 1TB SSD Review
The Crucial P1 is the second consumer SSD with QLC NAND to hit the market, and the first consumer NVMe drive that Crucial has released. It is fundamentally similar to the Intel SSD 660p, but Micron has made some different tradeoffs with their custom firmware that make it worth consideration.


Read full article @ Anandtech

GIGABYTE AORUS P850W Power Supply Review
Today, GIGABYTE (GIGA-BYTE Technology Co., Ltd) is up for a trip through our power supply testing program. As a company, GIGABYTE has a longer history than many other companies in the enthusiast DIY realm having been founded in 1986. While GIGABYTE's primary focus has been motherboards and graphics cards, it has branched out in to laptop/tablet design, PC design, chassis, and even a few power supplies. The early power supplies in these lines were not something we saw much of but, hopefully, going forward we will see more and more from GIGABYTE in this realm. Today, we are looking at our second GIGABYTE branded power supply. This is from their new AORUS line and the AORUS P850W (GP-AP850GM or AP850GM) we are looking at today is produced by MEIC.

Xiamen Metrotec Electronic Industry Co., Ltd. (MEIC) was founded a few short years ago in 2007. To date, their products have been almost exclusively in the power adapter realm and not the SMPS realm let alone the enthusiast power supply realm. Obviously, this makes them currently only a minor power supply OEM that is not nearly as well known to users as some other OEMs as its core business focus has been outside of the desktop market. However, with GIGABYTE picking MEIC up as their contract manufacturer, perhaps we will start to see more of them in the future.


Read full article @ HardOCP

Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G Review
It's an absolute monster of a card from Aorus - but does bigger always mean better? Our first aftermarket RTX 2080 review was the Gigabyte Gaming OC model which was essentially a triple-fan cooler on top of a reference PCB. Gigabyte’s Aorus brand, however, is known for delivering feature-rich custom cards, and this is certainly the case with the RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G we are looking at today. It’s one of the most expensive 2080s currently going, though, with a price of £899 here in the UK. Can it justify the extra £150 over Nvidia’s Founders Edition?


Read full article @ KitGuru

Glorious 3XL Extended Mouse Pad Review
Need an extra-large mouse mat? I mean ridiculously large? A company called Glorious PC Gaming Race might have the perfect solution for you then. The 3XL is over 120 cm wide and 60 cm tall, so you don't need to worry about the mouse pad not being large enough for those extra-large swipes.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Kingston HyperX Fury RGB 480GB SSD Review
An SSD, with RGB lighting - whats next?! Whether you are of the opinion that RGB is a complete waste of time or that it’s the best thing since sliced bread, one thing is for sure, it stops being regarded as merely a gimmick when one of the big companies takes it on-board. Kingston’s latest SSD, the HyperX Fury RGB supports, as its name suggests, RGB lighting.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Raptor Talos II POWER9 Benchmarks Against AMD Threadripper & Intel Core i9
For those curious about the performance of IBM's POWER9 processors against the likes of today's AMD Threadripper and Intel Core i9 HEDT processors, here are some interesting benchmarks as we begin looking closer at the POWER9 performance on the fully open-source Raptor Talos II Secure Workstation. This open-source, secure system arrived for Linux testing with dual 22-core POWER9 CPUs to yield 176 total threads of power.


Read full article @ Phoronix




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