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Here is a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Graphics Cards: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB GDDR6X OC Edition Review
Memory: Geil Polaris RGB DDR5 8000 CL38 2x16 GB review, Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB D5 DDR5-5600 2x16GB Review
Motherboards: BIOSTAR Z790A-SILVER Motherboard Review
Power: Anker 757 PowerHouse Portable Power Station Review, be quiet! Dark Power 13 1000W PSU Review
Storage: Lexar NM800 Pro w/ Heatsink 2 TB Review





Graphics Cards:

TweakTown: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB GDDR6X OC Edition Review

The ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4070 Ti commands a premium price, but it's one of the most impressively built GPUs we've tested. And it's a 1440p beast.



ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB GDDR6X OC Edition Review

Memory:

The Guru of 3D: Geil Polaris RGB DDR5 8000 CL38 2x16 GB review

Geil (Golden Emperor International Limited) is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. It was founded in 1993 and will have its 30th anniversary this year. At the end of last year, we had an opportunity to check their Evo V DDR5 memory kit, consisting of two 16 GB modules with a frequency of 6200 MHz and CL34 latency. What are the main differences vs. Evo V? Mainly, the design of a radiator and the lack of two fans used for active cooling of the modules. This time, we will review Geil’s second series, Polaris RGB (there’s also a “regular” Polaris without the lighting), with an astonishing frequency of 8000 MHz.

Geil Polaris RGB DDR5 8000 CL38 2x16 GB review

APH Networks: Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB D5 DDR5-5600 2x16GB Review

I was chatting with a friend recently discussing the business evolution of technology companies that started off selling computer memory. Pretty much all of them -- ADATA, Corsair, G.Skill, Patriot, and Kingston -- expanded with product lines of chassis, cooling, power supplies, and/or peripherals with varying degrees of success. Of all of them, Corsair probably has the most comprehensive and successful lineup in all these categories, while Kingston ended up selling off their successful HyperX brand to HP. Traditional chassis, cooling, and power supply companies like Cooler Master and Thermaltake has also made very solid inroads into the peripherals market. And why would they not? RAM is a competitive category with low profit margins, and expanding into the aforementioned categories with much higher profit margins simply makes business sense. However, what I find interesting is how Thermaltake is the reverse of these companies, going from chassis, cooling, power supplies, and peripherals to RAM. I am not here to question their business decisions, but two years ago, we reviewed the TOUGHRAM XG RGB DDR4-4000 2x8GB, which proved to be a solid entry in this competitive space. In the era of DDR5, the company yet again offers the same elaborate heatspreader design with the TOUGHRAM XG RGB D5. The DDR5-5600 2x16GB kit we are reviewing today has relatively modest specifications, but the company promises great performance and overclocking potential with its 10-layer PCB and 2 oz copper inner layer. How well will it stack up? Read on to find out!

Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB D5 DDR5-5600 2x16GB Review (Page 1 of 10) | APH Networks

Motherboards:

NikKTech: BIOSTAR Z790A-SILVER Motherboard Review

Much like most budget oriented Z790 based motherboards in the market the Z790A-SILVER model by BIOSTAR may lack certain features but thanks to its performance it’s certainly worth checking out.

BIOSTAR Z790A-SILVER Motherboard Review

Power:

StorageReview: Anker 757 PowerHouse Portable Power Station Review

The Anker 757 PowerHouse is a larger portable power station offering a 1229Wh battery and 1500-watt inverter.



Anker 757 PowerHouse Portable Power Station Review

Hardware Busters: be quiet! Dark Power 13 1000W PSU Review

The be quiet! Dark Power 13 1000W offers titanium efficiency and dead silent operation, and it is ATX v3.0 and PCIe 5.0 compatible, achieving top performance in the demanding transient response scenarios that the aforementioned standards dictate. 



be quiet! Dark Power 13 1000W PSU Review - Hardware Busters

Storage:

TechPowerUp: Lexar NM800 Pro w/ Heatsink 2 TB Review

The Lexar NM800 Pro is a high-end SSD that plays in the same league as Samsung 980 Pro and WD Black SN850. It comes with an excellent heatsink that ensures there's no thermal throttling, no matter what you throw at the drive. Pricing is highly competitive too, only $130 for 2 TB.



Lexar NM800 Pro w/ Heatsink 2 TB Review