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Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Audio: Creative Sound Blaster X4 USB DAC Review
Cooling: Cooler Master Mobius 120 and 120P ARGB Review, DeepCool AK400 ZERO DARK PLUS CPU Cooler Review
CPUs: Intel Core i5-13600K Review - Best Gaming CPU, Intel Core i5-13600K "Raptor Lake" CPU Review, Intel Core i5-13600K review, Intel Core i9-13900K review, Intel Core i7 13700K Review, Intel Core i7-13700K review: The best CPU for PC gaming, Intel Core i9-13900K review: Cheaper and often faster, Intel is now ahead of AMD's best,  Intel Core i9-13900K and Core i5-13600K Review - Showdown of the 13th Generation and a 3/4 Crown for the last big Monolith, Intel Core i9-13900K and i5-13600K Review: Raptor Lake Brings More Bite, Intel Core i5 13600K + Core i9 13900K "Raptor Lake" Linux Preview Review, Intel Core i9-13900K & Core i5-13600K Review: Raptor Lake Roars, Intel Core i9-13900K and i5-13600K Review In Progress, Intel Core i9-13900K Processor Review - Intel Back On Top, Intel Core i9-13900K Review - Power-Hungry Beast
Gaming: Gotham Knights Review - The RPG Files, Gotham Knights Review - Batfamily's Competent, But No Batman, New Tales from the Borderlands Review – Tiresome Telltale Attempt
Headphones: AQIRYS LYRA Wired/Wireless Headset Review
Input: HelloGanss HS75T Review
Memory: Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-6000 2x16GB Review, Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB 32GB DDR5-5600 CL40 Memory Kit Review
Motherboards: ASRock Z790 Taichi Motherboard Review, MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4 Review, ASUS Maximus Z790 Extreme (DDR5) Review, MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk (DDR4) review
Storage: WD Black SN850X NVMe SSD Review - "X" Means Better and Faster





Audio:

Play3r: Creative Sound Blaster X4 USB DAC Review

Today’s offering comes in the form of the Sound Blaster X4. A high-res 7.1 external USB DAC and Amp sound card with Super X-Fi and SmartComms kit that works on PC…



Creative Sound Blaster X4 USB DAC Review

Cooling:

OCInside.de: Cooler Master Mobius 120 and 120P ARGB Review

Excellent fans from Cooler Master! Today we are testing the Cooler Master Mobius 120 and the Cooler Master Mobius 120P ARGB fan. In the following test on OCinside.de we will check if the fans are quiet despite the high performance and how Cooler Master manages to enable a speed range starting at 0 rpm.



Cooler Master Mobius 120 and 120P ARGB Review

eTeknix: DeepCool AK400 ZERO DARK PLUS CPU Cooler Review

We at eTeknix review the DeepCool AK400 ZERO DARK PLUS. A brand new CPU cooler offering aesthetics, high-performance, and all in a relatively small package.



DeepCool AK400 ZERO DARK PLUS CPU Cooler Review | eTeknix

CPUs:

TechPowerUp: Intel Core i5-13600K Review - Best Gaming CPU

Core i5-13600K is a gamer's dream! The new processor achieves gaming numbers that match the best AMD Zen 4 offerings, at a much more competitive $320 price point. Our review also shows that 13600K can shine in applications, beating the much higher positioned Core i7-12700K.



Intel Core i5-13600K Review - Best Gaming CPU

TweakTown: Intel Core i5-13600K "Raptor Lake" CPU Review

Intel's just released Core i5-13600K processor is a treat for entry and mid-range gamers offering very good performance for the price.



Intel Core i5-13600K "Raptor Lake" CPU Review

The Guru of 3D: Intel Core i5-13600K review

Right, you need to check out this Raptor Lake processor; the Core i5 13600K has six performance cores and eight energy-efficient ones. Meaning you'll have plenty of multi-threaded performance, and genuinely excellent gaming performance; this processor manages to impress, big-time. 

Intel Core i5-13600K review

The Guru of 3D: Intel Core i9-13900K review

It's been a processor series that has seen leaks, performance reviews and whatnot. But finally today Intel unleashes its new Raptor Lake based CPU architecture; we start with the review of the Core i9 13900K. The new flagship is bound to impress. 

Intel Core i9-13900K review

eTeknix: Intel Core i7 13700K Review

Alder Lake is here and to start off our extensive coverage of the 13th generation of processors, we’re doing things a little differently.



Intel Core i7 13700K Review | eTeknix

Windows Central: Intel Core i7-13700K review: The best CPU for PC gaming

Whilst not the fastest, the Core i7-13700K is all you'll need for a powerful PC.



Intel Core i7-13700K review: The best CPU for PC gaming

Windows Central: Intel Core i9-13900K review: Cheaper and often faster, Intel is now ahead of AMD's best

Turns out, just adding more cores and increasing the power draw is all you need to be the fastest desktop CPU.



Intel Core i9-13900K review: Cheaper and often faster, Intel is now ahead of AMD's best

IgorsLAB: Intel Core i9-13900K and Core i5-13600K Review - Showdown of the 13th Generation and a 3/4 Crown for the last big Monolith

With Raptor Lake, Intel now also ends the era of monolithic processors. This of course comes with another decent performance boost and it will be the purpose



Intel Core i9-13900K and Core i5-13600K Review - Showdown of the 13th Generation and a 3/4 Crown for the last big Monolith

Anandtech: Intel Core i9-13900K and i5-13600K Review: Raptor Lake Brings More Bite

Today marks the release of Intel’s 13th Gen Core series, codenamed Raptor Lake. The first models to be unleashed into retail channels are all overclockable parts, with six SKUs across the Core i9, i7, and i5 product segments. While we’ve seen Intel’s heterogeneous or hybrid design with the launch of Intel’s Alder Lake (12th Gen Core) products, the latest Raptor Lake core brings a very similar design to the table, but with subtle improvements designed to help give Intel the leading edge in the desktop market.



Intel Core i9-13900K and i5-13600K Review: Raptor Lake Brings More Bite

Phoronix: Intel Core i5 13600K + Core i9 13900K "Raptor Lake" Linux Preview Review

Last month Intel announced 13th Gen Core 'Raptor Lake' processors while today these processors officially go on sale.

Intel Core i5 13600K + Core i9 13900K "Raptor Lake" Linux Preview Review

HotHardware: Intel Core i9-13900K & Core i5-13600K Review: Raptor Lake Roars

More cores, more cache, higher frequencies, and a refined design and manufacturing process boost the performance of Intel's 13th Gen Core processors



Intel Core i9-13900K & Core i5-13600K Review: Raptor Lake Roars

MMORPG.com: Intel Core i9-13900K and i5-13600K Review In Progress

Hot on AMD's heels, Intel's 13th-generation CPUs are here. We've taken an early look and are here to tell you what we think in this first entry of our review in progress.

Intel Core i9-13900K and i5-13600K Review In Progress | MMORPG.com

PC Perspective: Intel Core i9-13900K Processor Review - Intel Back On Top

Intel Core i9-13900K Processor Review - Intel Back On Top Intel's 13th Gen Core processors are here, and we will take a look at the new flagship part with



Intel Core i9-13900K Processor Review - Intel Back On Top - PC Perspective

TechPowerUp: Intel Core i9-13900K Review - Power-Hungry Beast

With the Core i9-13900K, Intel delivers impressive performance. Our in-depth review confirms: Raptor Lake is the world's fastest CPU for gaming. Even in applications the processor is able to match AMD's Zen 4 Ryzen 9 7950X flagship. If only power consumption wasn't so high...



Intel Core i9-13900K Review - Power-Hungry Beast

Gaming:

MMORPG.com: Gotham Knights Review - The RPG Files

Gotham Knights is coming out this week after multiple delays, but did the extra time help it achieve greatness? Learn more in our review.

Gotham Knights Review - The RPG Files | MMORPG.com

Wccftech: Gotham Knights Review - Batfamily's Competent, But No Batman

Gotham Knights is an enjoyable ARPG that follows in the footsteps of the Batman: Arkham legacy while striking out on its own, with some issue



Gotham Knights Review - Batfamily's Competent, But No Batman

Wccftech: New Tales from the Borderlands Review – Tiresome Telltale Attempt

Does New Tales from the Borderlands manage to recapture that Telltale charm? Or are the results something best locked in a Vault?



New Tales from the Borderlands Review – Tiresome Telltale Attempt

Headphones:

Mad Shrimps: AQIRYS LYRA Wired/Wireless Headset Review

Even if the LYRA headset is not specifically tuned for gamers, the sound signature seems to aim towards that direction with the preset EQ settings. The we noted a boomy bass which is also accompanied by extra vibration thanks to the dedicated 30mm drivers.

[M] [M] AQIRYS LYRA Wired/Wireless Headset Review

Input:

MMORPG.com: HelloGanss HS75T Review

The HelloGanss HS75T is an affordable wireless keyboard with chops enough for gaming. Coming in at $89.99, is this keyboard worth a buy? Find out in our review.

HelloGanss HS75T Review | MMORPG.com

Memory:

APH Networks: Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-6000 2x16GB Review

The Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-6000 2x16GB is a solid set of DDR5 RAM that delivers in performance.

Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-6000 2x16GB Review (Page 1 of 10) | APH Networks

FunkyKit: Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB 32GB DDR5-5600 CL40 Memory Kit Review

Silicon Power released their DDR5 memory series some months ago, so it’s about time we present this latest memory generation. The XPOWER memory series is well known for its high performance at a reasonable price, ...



Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB 32GB DDR5-5600 CL40 Memory Kit Review - FunkyKit

Motherboards:

FunkyKit: ASRock Z790 Taichi Motherboard Review

Intel have officially released and launched their latest 13th Gen Core processor (Raptor Lake) on 20th October. So today, we’ll be taking a look at another flagship motherboard from ASRock – the Z790 Taichi.



ASRock Z790 Taichi Motherboard Review - FunkyKit

TechPowerUp: MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4 Review

MSI brings the Intel Z790 chipset to market ready for the spotlight. The MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk WiFi offers a cost-advantage, thanks to DDR4 support, featuring a 16+1+1 VRM setup using 105 A power stages, PCIe Gen 5 support and four M.2 sockets.



MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4 Review

The Guru of 3D: ASUS Maximus Z790 Extreme (DDR5) Review

ASUS has introduced some very premium and very expensive Z790-based motherboards. We examine the Raptor Lake-ready ROG Maximus Z790 Extreme, which features multiple M2 slots (PCIe Gen4/Gen5a), a 10 GigE port, and WIFI6E, in addition to a robust 24+1 VRM design and PCI Express 5.0 lanes.

ASUS Maximus Z790 Extreme (DDR5) review

The Guru of 3D: MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk (DDR4) review

Here's an interesting review, are you wondering how well Raptor lake performs with DDR4 memory? Well, MSI released a whole bunch of DDR4 motherboards for the new processor series.

MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk (DDR4) review

Storage:

ThePCEnthusiast: WD Black SN850X NVMe SSD Review - "X" Means Better and Faster

The WD Black SN850X NVMe SSD is an improved version of the SN850. It features a better controller and faster NAND flash. See how it performs in our review.



WD Black SN850X NVMe SSD Review - "X" Means Better and Faster - ThePCEnthusiast