Here is a roundup of today's reviews and articles:
Computers: ECS LIVA Q3D and ACEMAGIC T8 Plus micro-PCs Review: Jasper Lake and Alder Lake-N in a Smaller-than-UCFF Package
Cooling: Cooler Master MasterLiquid 360 Atmos Liquid CPU Cooler Review, Deepcool Assassin IV air cooler review, Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240 Atmos CPU Cooler Review
Graphics Cards: NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 Ray Reconstruction Review - Better Than Native
Headphones: MSI Immerse GH50 Wireless Gaming Headset Review
Power: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 13 1600W Power Supply Review, Cooler Master V SFX Platinum 1100W Report
Storage: Crucial X9 Pro 2TB Portable SSD Review, Kingston XS1000 2 TB Review
Anandtech: ECS LIVA Q3D and ACEMAGIC T8 Plus micro-PCs Review: Jasper Lake and Alder Lake-N in a Smaller-than-UCFF Package
Compact computing systems have gained significant market share over the last decade. Improvements in the performance per watt metric of processors have enabled the replacement of bulky desktop PCs by ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) machines with a 4 in. x 4 in. footprint. Motivated by IoT applications at the edge, some companies started creating x86 systems in sub-4x4 form-factors using Intels Apollo Lake processors. ECS was one of the first mainstream vendors to pay attention to this segment with their LIVA Q Series using Intels Atom series and AMDs first-generation Ryzen Embedded SoCs. With the introduction of more power-efficient platforms, Asian manufacturers such as ACEMAGIC, GMKtec, and MinisForum have also entered this micro-PC market with a wider range of processor choices.
ThinkComputers: Cooler Master MasterLiquid 360 Atmos Liquid CPU Cooler Review
So here we are again with a new AIO from Cooler Master, the MasterLiquid 360 Atmos. No, there aren't any surround sound speakers found on this cooler, but there are some pretty cool features included with the 360 Atmos, like an included lighting controller, SickleFlow Edge fans, and an updated pump housing design that steps up the aesthetics game quite nicely. With a few other changes here and there, the Cooler Master MasterLiquid 360 Atmos is poised to be the next generation in liquid cooling.
The Guru of 3D: Deepcool Assassin IV air cooler review
Today, we are examining an air cooler from the Deepcool: an ASSASSIN IV. As the name would suggest, it’s a successor to the Assassin III, which we covered almost four years ago (time goes by quickly). Again, the main competitor is the “classic” Noctua NH-D15. Last time, it was more or less a draw. How will the fourth edition fare with an Austrian competitor?
PC Inquisitor: Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240 Atmos CPU Cooler Review
Atmos brings a new look and simplified installation, but does it perform as well as its top rivals?
TechPowerUp: NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 Ray Reconstruction Review - Better Than Native
NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 launches today, supporting GeForce 20 and newer. The new algorithm improves the looks ray traced lighting, reflections, shadows and more. In our DLSS 3.5 Ray Reconstruction review we test image quality, but also discovered that VRAM usage actually goes down and performance goes up.
TweakTown: MSI Immerse GH50 Wireless Gaming Headset Review
The MSI Immerse GH50 Wireless is MSI's first wireless gaming headset, and the price is right, with great sound and compatibility with devices.
eTeknix: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 13 1600W Power Supply Review
Theres no shortage of extremely potent power supplies these days, with enthusiast systems capable of drawing 1000-2000W with ease. All it takes is one or two high-powered processors, a bank of enthusiast-grade storage devices, and a couple of powerful modern graphics cards for gaming or rendering.
APH Networks: Cooler Master V SFX Platinum 1100W Report
The Cooler Master V SFX Platinum 1100W is a solidly constructed SFX PSU for those looking for something to power the latest components in a tighter space with ATX 3.0 and PCIe 5.0 support.
Funky Kit: Crucial X9 Pro 2TB Portable SSD Review
A few days ago, we reviewed the Crucial X10 Pro portable SSD. It's one of the best portable SSD we've reviewed so far.
TechPowerUp: Kingston XS1000 2 TB Review
The Kingston XS1000 is a highly compact USB 3.2 Gen 2 portable solid-state-disk offering transfer rates up to 1.25 GB/s (10 Gbps). Thanks to the use of a modern controller, there is no need for a dedicated USB-to-NVMe bridge chip, which helps reduce the physical dimensions, and pricing is good, too.