ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 Motherboard Review and more
Posted on: 10/10/2019 08:58 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Review
Aorus CV27F 165Hz Curved Gaming Monitor Review
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 Motherboard Review
Asus TUF Gaming H7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review
Be Quiet! Dark Rock SLIM Cooler Review
Dark Project ME1 Review
DeepCool Gamer Storm Castle 240EX Review
Dropbox Review
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G5 Power Supply Review
Logitech G Pro X Gaming Keyboard Review
MSI Radeon RX 5700 Gaming X 8 GB Graphics Card Review
MSI Radeon RX 5700 Gaming X Review
OnePlus 7T Review
Phanteks Eclipse P400A Review
Rajintek DELOS RBW Tripple Fan CPU Cooler Review
Scythe Ninja 5 CPU Cooler Review
StarTech TB3CDK2DP Thunderbolt 3 Dock Review
Team Group USB 3.1 Gen 1 Portable PD400 240GB SSD Review
TeXstudio - A cushty yet nerdy LaTeX frontend
The Mitigation Impact Difference On AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Intel Core i9 9900K Performance
XFX Radeon RX 5700 DD Ultra 8GB GDDR6 Video Card Review

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Review
The chip vying for inclusion in a budget build. Most of the press attention for AMD's raft of 2019 CPUs and GPUs has been caught up with Ryzen 3000-series processors and Radeon RX 5700 (XT) graphics. Rightfully so, too, as they provide solid performance and amenable price points.

Most Ryzen CPUs, irrespective of generation, require an add-in graphics card for outputting video; there's no baked-in graphics for the performance line, unlike Intel's mainstream chips. That's not to say AMD shuns the desktop Ryzen CPU+IGP arena completely - why would it when it can rely on integrated Radeon graphics? - and this is where the G-suffixed parts come into play.


Read full article @ Hexus

Aorus CV27F 165Hz Curved Gaming Monitor Review
For about $350, the Aorus CV27F delivers everything a performance-oriented gamer could want, including HDR with both FreeSync and G-Sync PCs.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 Motherboard Review
When it comes to small form factor systems, options are few and far between. For AMDs X570, out of the 35+ motherboards currently available, just four of them are smaller than mATX. This doesnt give users much to choose from. In this case, mini-ITX implementations have to get it right, and over the last few years ASRock has been at the forefront of the enthusiast small form factor market with an array of models. Today we are reviewing its latest mini-ITX motherboard, the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3. This unique product incorporates Thunderbolt 3 into the frame, pairing it with 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 as well. Read on for our review.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Asus TUF Gaming H7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review
There's plenty to like about the Asus TUF Gaming H7 Wireless gaming headset. But we have reservations about its shape and out-of-box sound quality.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Be Quiet! Dark Rock SLIM Cooler Review
Be Quiet! is one of the best companies out there regarding CPU coolers and cases among their main products. We reviewed plenty of items from them to be confident of this conclusion. The ‘Dark Rock’ series is the top tier in their CPU cooling portfolio and today’s star, the SLIM is theoretically the smallest. On paper it still packs a punch, with its rated 180W TDP, despite only being a single tower of 120 mm.

Be Quiet! is a premium brand manufacturer of power supplies and cooling solutions for your desktop PC. With numerous awards under their belt and considered the best German power supply manufacturer from Germany since 2006 – was awarded nine times in a row as “Manufacturer of the Year” in the power supply category by the readers of the well-known German hardware magazine PC Games Hardware. In the category “fans”, be quiet! earned the first rank for five consecutive times and belongs to the Top 3 CPU cooler brands for more than three years in a row. The community of Hardwareluxx also voted be quiet! as “Manufacturer of the Year” in the PSU category for four consecutive years.


Read full article @ Glob3trotter

Dark Project ME1 Review
The Dark Project ME1 is a lightweight right-handed ergonomic gaming mouse with a familiar shape for those who know their mice. It features a PixArt PMW3360 top optical sensor, Huano switches rated for 20 million clicks, and RGB lighting.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

DeepCool Gamer Storm Castle 240EX Review
DeepCool's Gamer Storm Castle 240EX looks good and performs well enough. It's a bit expensive, but if you prioritize aesthetics, it's worth considering.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Dropbox Review
Dropbox is quick to install and use but doesn’t offer the same value for money or flexibility as Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G5 Power Supply Review
The SuperNOVA 750 G5 is fully modular, compact, and promises for high performance. Will it be able to meet the popular Corsair and Seasonic offerings though?


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Logitech G Pro X Gaming Keyboard Review
Logitech has been on a roll this year, refreshing their line-up of accessories that seem directly drawn on what fans have been asking for. At the same time, they've kept their ear to the ground and their engineers in R&D to develop new features to carry the industry forward. Today, we're looking at their latest keyboard and one of the most personally exciting releases I've gone hands-on with all year. This is our review of the Logitech G Pro X Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.


Read full article @ MMORPG

MSI Radeon RX 5700 Gaming X 8 GB Graphics Card Review
AMD's Radeon RX 5700 series is finally getting the much-awaited custom variants and MSI is out with an entirely new lineup designed just for RDNA based graphics cards. Launched last month, the AMD Radeon RX 5700 lineup introduced very competitive prices for mainstream tier graphics cards which would go against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX lineup, now AIBs are further expanding the lineup with their own non-reference variants that offer better cooling performance and higher out of box clock speeds.

The Radeon RX 5700 series uplifted AMD by bringing a modern architecture design and moving away from their GCN design. This allows AMD to bring more streamlined graphics performance in modern workloads and gaming titles. AMD was already ahead of the curve in utilizing new techs such as HBM and smaller process nodes and Navi is no exception. Aside from the new graphics architecture, AMD has also introduced GDDR6 memory and a smaller 7nm process node for their mainstream lineup which is a big update from the 14nm process on Polaris and Vega series cards.


Read full article @ Wccftech

MSI Radeon RX 5700 Gaming X Review
We check out the Gaming X revision of MSI's Radeon RX 5700. The little brother of the XT comes with that updated look and low noise levels. Fabricated at a 7nm node and capable of battling with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2060 and 2070 we'll check out how well it holds against the reference card as well.


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

OnePlus 7T Review
Over that last few years, OnePlus has earned a reputation for offering well-appointed, high-performance mobile devices that compete with other contemporary flagships, but with highly aggressive pricing. When we looked at the OnePlus 7 Pro back in June, or the OnePlus 6T before that, we declared both handsets leaders, in terms of value and performance. With the upcoming OnePlus 7T, which is due to start shipping in just a few days, OnePlus is trying to capture that status again...


Read full article @ HotHardware

Phanteks Eclipse P400A Review
Phanteks was founded from a group of engineers with a total of 20 years of international experience in thermal solutions. They paired up with a Dutch design team and established Phanteks in 2007. Phanteks venture into the CPU cooling industry with two goals in mind, “High-end quality and innovative products in thermal solutions.” As a relatively young company, Phanteks strives to develop top quality and superior products with the motto “no job is impossible.”

The P400A comes in 3 variants: Black (as per in our review), RGB Black (instead of 2 standard 120mm fans, here you get 3 RGB 120mm and a way to control them) and the RGB White (as per the name, an all white case with the same 3 RGB fans)


Read full article @ Glob3trotters

Rajintek DELOS RBW Tripple Fan CPU Cooler Review
With the aim of designing high-end products for Lifestyle, Computer, and Day-to-Day usage, RAIJINTEK was established in 2013 to accomplish the future of IT and Lifestyle products. This task and aim lead us to grow and toward a global brand. Not only highly recommended IT products but we also provide Gaming Gear such as Chassis, PSU’s and Lifestyle products for Smartphones and all your tablet PCs. Fully dedicated to developing best Products for global users, RAIJINTEK’s R&D team never forget the aim to provide a friendly and performing product. Decades of experience in the industry, RAIJINTEK management would never give up service and product quality to value customers. Alliances with strong partners and global suppliers, RAIJINTEK is able to achieve its aim – the future of IT and Lifestyle products for all valuable customers.

Today we are taking a look at another of Raijintek’s RBW tower air coolers. This time a dual tower, triple 92mm fan tower cooler. The RBW series of coolers also include the MYA and JUNO PRO air coolers as well as the ORCUS 120/140/240/280/360mm line up of AIOs. The triple-fan design of the DELOS is sure to force a lot of air through the fin stack, but coming in at almost 200g lighter than the MYA RBW we recently reviewed, can it compete? Well, let us dive in and see.


Read full article @ Enos Tech

Scythe Ninja 5 CPU Cooler Review
OCC is back with a new video review, this time of the Scythe Ninja 5 CPU Cooler.


Read full article @ OCC

StarTech TB3CDK2DP Thunderbolt 3 Dock Review
If you have been working with computers for a long time you have probably have come across the name StarTech, a Canadian company founded in 1985 that has been a source of hard to find computer parts online for many years. And though the days of finding a replacement internal PC speaker may have come to an end (though you can still find parts like a new Socket A CPU heatsink/fan), StarTech now offers a mix of modern and legacy parts and accessories.

Of these modern offerings from StarTech a number represent an emerging category: docking stations. As the reader is likely painfully aware, many laptops have become thinner at the expense of upgradability, and their frequent corresponding lack of practical I/O has driven the need for additional (sometimes even basic) connectivity. We will take a look at a high-end solution from StarTech in this category today, offering dual 4K60 display support and both Thunderbolt and USB-C compatibility.


Read full article @ PC Perspective

Team Group USB 3.1 Gen 1 Portable PD400 240GB SSD Review
BTR uses two identical 480GB Team Group L5 LTE SSDs as boot drives – one for AMD and one for NVIDIA – together with a 1.92 TB SanDisk SSD and a 2 TB Micron 1100 SSD for our primary game storage. In addition, we also use a T-FORCE Vulcan SATA 500GB SSD for additional storage whereas previously we used a 2 TB Seagate FireCuda Solid State Hard Drive (SSHD) for additional storage.

For this review, we are going to compare the performance of the above four drives to the portable Team Group 240GB PD400 SSD. According to Team Group, the 240GB version isn’t being sold in the USA, so we will use $59.99 for the 480GB PD400 which on sale at Amazon; the suggested price is $77.03. The T-FORCE Vulcan 500GB SSD can be found for $63.99; the Kingston A1000 480GB NVMe SSD is $85.02, the 480GB Team Group L5 SSD is $50.99, and a 2 TB FireCuda SSHD sells for $78.76 which is a 7200 rpm Seagate HDD coupled with 8 GB of flash drive. BTR’s August review of the Vulcan 500GB SSD was set up on the same drive that has been unused since then, so we will reuse those results for this evaluation.


Read full article @ BabelTechReviews

TeXstudio - A cushty yet nerdy LaTeX frontend
Will the real TeX Nerdy please stand up? To wit, a review of TeXstudio, a free, cross-platform integrated writing environment program for LaTeX, covering look & feel, numerous features like version control, scripting, templates, code folding and syntax highlight, use of lyx and tex documents, Beamer and presentation wizard, additional packages, file conversion, some errors, and more. Take a look.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo

The Mitigation Impact Difference On AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Intel Core i9 9900K Performance
Last week I shared benchmark results of the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Intel Core i9 9900K in 400+ benchmarks in the largest comparison ever for these two competing ~$500 USD processors. If that wasn't enough, I repeated the hundreds of CPU/system benchmarks again but without any of the recent CPU security mitigations in place to see how the situation would have played out pre-2018.


Read full article @ Phoronix

XFX Radeon RX 5700 DD Ultra 8GB GDDR6 Video Card Review
With the DD Ultra we are seeing a notable performance increase over the previously tested PowerColor Red Dragon RX 5700 and at the same time the power limits have been upped from 173W to about 206W (maximum recorded ASIC Power consumption). This modification did also imply higher Boost clocks, up to 1934MHz (much higher than the advertised speed) so with the XFX RX 5700 DD Ultra we did experience quite a performance jump. XFX also made sure to include a beefy cooling system to go with it so the card will function under optimal conditions even with a raised TGP.


Read full article @ Mad Shrimps




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