Here is a roundup of today's reviews and articles:
Computers: ASRock Industrial 4X4 BOX-7840U mini-PC Review: AMD Phoenix in an UCFF Avatar, AYANEO Retro Mini PC AM01 review: Compact but mighty enough for light gaming
Cooling: Cooler Master MasterAir MA824 Stealth CPU Cooler Review
Displays: Corsair Xeneon FLEX 45WQHD240 OLED Monitor Review - Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, MSI Optix MAG274QRX Gaming Monitor Retest and Review - Follow-up to the reader article by Wellenbrecher, Hands On UPerfect’s UGame K118 Portable FreeSync Display
Headphones: Between 3ANC Earbuds Review: Superb Audio, Comfort And Price
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 32GB (2x16GB) 7200MHz Memory Review
Motherboards: ASUS S14NA-U12 AMD EPYC 8004 Siena Motherboard Review
Storage: Crucial T500 2TB Review
Other: You are Building Your PC Wrong
Anandtech: ASRock Industrial 4X4 BOX-7840U mini-PC Review: AMD Phoenix in an UCFF Avatar
AMDs Phoenix line of low-power processors for the notebook market has been lapped up by various second and third-tier mini-PC vendors in the Asian market. The platforms value proposition has proved to be excellent with the inclusion of Zen 4 cores and a RDNA3 integrated GPU, along with high-end I/O options such as dual USB4 ports. Companies like Beelink and MinisForum took the lead in bringing Phoenix to the desktop market. Their primary focus was on trying to extract the maximum performance from the processor by configuring it for a power limit of 65W - beyond the top end of the range suggested by AMD.
Windows Central: AYANEO Retro Mini PC AM01 review: Compact but mighty enough for light gaming
A fantastic compact PC resembling an old Windows rival, except this one CAN play games.
ThinkComputers: Cooler Master MasterAir MA824 Stealth CPU Cooler Review
Just like its predecessor the MasterAir MA824 Stealth is a massive air cooler featuring a dual-tower, dual fan design, eight heatpipes, support for the latest CPU sockets, and what should be a pretty easy installation process. Does Cooler Master has another winner on their hands? Read on as we find out!
TechPowerUp: Corsair Xeneon FLEX 45WQHD240 OLED Monitor Review - Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
The Corsair Xeneon FLEX 45WQHD240 is undoubtedly one of the most extravagant monitors on the market. Depending on what you use it for, you'll either love it or hate it – there's no middle ground.
IgorsLAB: MSI Optix MAG274QRX Gaming Monitor Retest and Review - Follow-up to the reader article by Wellenbrecher
Today I'm taking a look at the "new" second monitor from Wellenbrecher. Some of you may have noticed that Wellenbrecher is a "lucky guy" when it comes to buying monitors. He bought the MSI Optix MAG274QRX four times and still ended up with a monitor with pixel errors on the panel.
PC Inquisitor: Hands On UPerfect’s UGame K118 Portable FreeSync Display
A UHD gaming monitor for those who said that the perfect portable display doesn't exist.
HotHardware: Between 3ANC Earbuds Review: Superb Audio, Comfort And Price
The Between 3ANC wireless earbuds offer noise cancelling and impressive sound, at a competitive price.
The FPS Review: TEAMGROUP T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 32GB (2x16GB) 7200MHz Memory Review
We review the TEAMGROUP T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 32GB (2x16GB) 7200MHz Memory, is it good DDR5 for your build? Let's see what it can do.
ServeTheHome: ASUS S14NA-U12 AMD EPYC 8004 Siena Motherboard Review
In our ASUS S14NA-U12 review, we see how this AMD EPYC 8004 "Siena" motherboard manages to expose the platform's capabilities and add 25GbE
APH Networks: Crucial T500 2TB Review
We finally get our hands on the Fury Renegade RGB that inspired our non-binary RAM article and ascertain what all the hype is about with this 48GB kit.
Hardware Asylum: You are Building Your PC Wrong
What I have discovered over my 25+ years of doing product reviews is that hardware is always changing, sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad. The current trend has been on a downhill spiral with features no longer being supported and creating a massive void in how we should be building our PCs. In this article I explore the problem and propose a few solutions.