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

Computers: Lenovo ThinkStation PX Review
Graphics Cards: AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT 12GB Graphics Card Review Featuring XFX QICK 319, AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT 16GB Review Featuring XFX MERC 319, AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT Review Featuring SAPPHIRE, The AMD RADEON RX 7800 XT and XFX RX 7700 XT QICK 319 – 1440p performance kings?, AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT, AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT Review, ASRock Radeon RX 7800 XT Phantom Gaming Review, ASUS Radeon RX 7700 XT TUF Review, ASUS Radeon RX 7800 XT TUF Review, ASUS Radeon RX 7800 XT TUF review, Gigabyte RX 7700 XT Gaming OC 12GB Graphics Card Review ,Gigabyte RX 7800 XT Gaming OC 16GB Graphics Card Review, PowerColor Radeon RX 7800 XT Hellhound Review - Amazing Noise Levels, Radeon RX 7700 XT review, Radeon RX 7800 XT reference review, Radeon RX 7800XT and RX 7700XT Review - AMD, XFX and Sapphire against NVIDIA with reason or energetic crowbar, Sapphire PULSE AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT Review, Sapphire Radeon RX 7700 XT Pulse Review, Sapphire Radeon RX 7800 XT Nitro+ Review - Fantastic Overclocking, Sapphire Radeon RX 7800 XT Nitro+ review, Sapphire RX 7700 XT Pulse, Sapphire RX 7700 XT Pure 12GB Graphics Card Review, Sapphire RX 7800 XT Nitro+ 16GB Graphics Card Review, XFX Merc 319 7800 XT Black, XFX QICK 319 RX 7700 XT Black, XFX Radeon RX 7700 XT Qick 319 Review, XFX Radeon RX 7800 XT Merc 319 Review, XFX Radeon RX 7800 XT MERC 319 review, XFX Speedster QICK 319 AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT Black Edition Review
Memory: 
Patriot Viper Venom RGB DDR5-7400 CL36 2x16GB Kit Review
Motherboards: 
ASRock B650E Taichi Lite Motherboard Review, ASRock Z790 LiveMixer Motherboard Review
Power: 
Jackery Explorer 2000 Plus and SolarSaga 200W Solar Panel Review
Software: 
The 'Windows 11 2023 Update' marks the start of an AI future
Storage: Kingston XS1000 2TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD Review, Verbatim Vi7000G PCIe NVMe m.2 SSD Review





Computers:

StorageReview: Lenovo ThinkStation PX Review

We're fans of the Lenovo ThinkStation PX for its stylish Aston Martin-inspired design, effective airflow, and almost unlimited expansion.



Lenovo ThinkStation PX Review

Graphics Cards:

eTeknix: AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT 12GB Graphics Card Review Featuring XFX QICK 319

AMD hasnt had much to compete with team green since the 6000 series RDNA2 lineup, which has for the most part been pretty successful with arguably the best cards in terms of value for money being around the 6700 series.



AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT 12GB Graphics Card Review Featuring XFX QICK 319 | eTeknix

eTeknix: AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT 16GB Review Featuring XFX MERC 319

1440p gaming has been getting more and more popular as of late but on the AMD side of things, there hasn’t been anything to cater for it with the stack seeming pretty lacklustre with just 3 models, the 7600, 7900 XT and 7900 XT.



AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT 16GB Review Featuring XFX MERC 319 | eTeknix

PC Perspective: AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT Review Featuring SAPPHIRE

AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT Review Featuring SAPPHIRE After nearly a year, AMD has filled in the gap (more like a chasm) between the $269 Radeon RX



AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT Review Featuring SAPPHIRE - PC Perspective

BabelTechReviews: The AMD RADEON RX 7800 XT and XFX RX 7700 XT QICK 319 – 1440p performance kings?

The GPU wars continue with the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT coming to take on the RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 ... Read more



Review: The AMD RADEON RX 7800 XT and XFX RX 7700 XT QICK 319 – 1440p performance kings?

LanOC Reviews: AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT

AMD launched their first 7000 Series cards back in December with the RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX. They have also launched the lower end of their 7000 Series with the RX 7600 but the middle of the lineup has been completely missing until now. At Gamescom, AMD announced both the Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT to fill in some of the middle of the lineup with a focus on 1440p performance. Today I’m going to check out a few options from both GPUs but to start things off I am going to check out the Radeon RX 7800 XT reference card to get a look at the base performance the 7800 XT is capable of then we can go from there.

AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT - LanOC Reviews

TechPowerUp: AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT Review

With the Radeon RX 7800 XT, AMD is going after the GeForce RTX 4070. Our review confirms that AMD has achieved performance parity in rasterization and is pretty close in ray tracing, at a much better price point, and they are giving you 16 GB VRAM, instead of just 12 GB.



AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT Review

TechPowerUp: ASRock Radeon RX 7800 XT Phantom Gaming Review

ASRock's Radeon RX 7800 XT Phantom Gaming is a factory overclocked custom-design model. Thanks to its large triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution, temperatures and noise levels are excellent, and performance is higher than GeForce RTX 4070, at a much lower price point.



ASRock Radeon RX 7800 XT Phantom Gaming Review

TechPowerUp: ASUS Radeon RX 7700 XT TUF Review

ASUS went all-out with the cooling design for the RX 7700 XT TUF. The cooler not only looks and feels great thanks to its all-metal construction, it also has excellent cooling performance, because it's actually identical to the one on the RX 7800 XT TUF. Also included is a dual BIOS feature with a whisper-quiet low-noise BIOS.



ASUS Radeon RX 7700 XT TUF Review

TechPowerUp: ASUS Radeon RX 7800 XT TUF Review

With the TUF, ASUS has released a custom-design variant of the Radeon RX 7800 XT that improves on the AMD base design in many aspects. You get a triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution with a full-metal cooler that looks fantastic, dual BIOS with quiet mode and adjustable RGB lighting.



ASUS Radeon RX 7800 XT TUF Review

The Guru of 3D: ASUS Radeon RX 7800 XT TUF review

ASUS introduces the TUF Gaming OC edition to the Radeon RX 7800 XT lineup. Equipped with a factory optimization and a noise-reduced design, this card offers users an enlarged cooler for enhanced therm...

ASUS Radeon RX 7800 XT TUF review

eTeknix: Gigabyte RX 7700 XT Gaming OC 12GB Graphics Card Review

Today sees the launch of the RX 7700 XT. A card that is aimed at 1440p gaming for the price of $449 and as youd expect, along with that, comes plenty of custom AIB models from various brands including the Gaming OC from Gigabyte.



Gigabyte RX 7700 XT Gaming OC 12GB Graphics Card Review | eTeknix

eTeknix: Gigabyte RX 7800 XT Gaming OC 16GB Graphics Card Review

Today sees the launch of the latest GPU from team red in the form of the 7800 XT. A card thats aimed at 1440p gaming at max settings for a price point of $499 which makes for quite an interesting proposition, especially as NVIDIA dont really have anything to cater for that part.



Gigabyte RX 7800 XT Gaming OC 16GB Graphics Card Review | eTeknix

TechPowerUp: PowerColor Radeon RX 7800 XT Hellhound Review - Amazing Noise Levels

PowerColor's Radeon RX 7800 XT Hellhound is an amazing custom-design for AMD's new release. It sells at the $500 baseline price, yet has the best cooler of all cards tested today, with whisper-quiet fan settings, dual BIOS and RGB illumination.



PowerColor Radeon RX 7800 XT Hellhound Review - Amazing Noise Levels

The Guru of 3D: Radeon RX 7700 XT review

AMD has unveiled the Radeon RX 7700 XT 12GB, enhancing their portfolio in the mainstream to high-end graphics sector. While the release faced some delays, these GPUs come with notable shader capabilit...

Radeon RX 7700 XT review

The Guru of 3D: Radeon RX 7800 XT reference review

AMD has elegantly unveiled the Radeon RX 7800 XT, marking a refined expansion of their product range that spans from mainstream to the high-end graphics niche. This addition epitomizes a significant s...

Radeon RX 7800 XT reference review

IgorsLAB: Radeon RX 7800XT and RX 7700XT Review - AMD, XFX and Sapphire against NVIDIA with reason or energetic crowbar

There was a gap as big and deep as the Pacific Ocean between the Radeon RX 7900XT and the Radeon RX 7600, so the RX 7900 GRE was nothing more than a rarely found



Radeon RX 7800XT and RX 7700XT Review - AMD, XFX and Sapphire against NVIDIA with reason or energetic crowbar

TweakTown: Sapphire PULSE AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT Review

Sapphire's PULSE AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT offers excellent cooling and thermal performance while outperforming the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti in raw performance.



Sapphire PULSE AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT Review

TechPowerUp: Sapphire Radeon RX 7700 XT Pulse Review

The Sapphire Radeon RX 7700 XT Pulse is priced at AMD's MSRP of $450, which makes it an attractive choice. You still get a great cooler that's paired with outstanding fan settings that result in a whisper-quiet gaming experience that's quieter than most GeForce cards.



Sapphire Radeon RX 7700 XT Pulse Review

TechPowerUp: Sapphire Radeon RX 7800 XT Nitro+ Review - Fantastic Overclocking

Sapphire's Radeon RX 7800 XT Nitro+ is the quietest RX 7800 XT reviewed today, it's virtually inaudible at full load thanks to its powerful cooler. The card is also the best overclocker, it gained a spectacular 15% in real-life performance, which makes it nearly as fast as RTX 4070 Ti.



Sapphire Radeon RX 7800 XT Nitro+ Review - Fantastic Overclocking

The Guru of 3D: Sapphire Radeon RX 7800 XT Nitro+ review

Sapphire has gracefully hopped aboard the 7800 XT express with their Nitro+ OC edition from the card series. With its factory adjustments and a quiet design, users can enjoy a more robust cooling syst...

Sapphire Radeon RX 7800 XT Nitro+ review

LanOC Reviews: Sapphire RX 7700 XT Pulse

With our RX 7800 XT testing out of the way with both the reference card and the XFX overclocked card I can finally jump into the Radeon RX 7700 XT to check out its performance. For this card AMD doesn’t have a reference design so to check out stock clocked performance I’ve got the Sapphire RX 7700 XT Pulse. It has the stock clocks and is Sapphire’s budget friendly card which in the past has combined great performance while avoiding adding in all of the unneeded flashy features you see on higher-end cards including RGB. So I’m going to dive in and check out what Sapphire has done with their card design, and then after that, we can put it through our test suite. When we are done we can then step back and see how it all comes together and where the 7700 XT as well as the 7700 XT Pulse fit into the market.

Sapphire RX 7700 XT Pulse - LanOC Reviews

eTeknix: Sapphire RX 7700 XT Pure 12GB Graphics Card Review

The newest RX 7700 XT is here from AMD with a $449 price tag and aimed at 1440p gaming as a somewhat bold move to take on NVIDIA in the mid-tier gaming section, not that NVIDIA really has anything to cater for in that area as the 4060 Ti.

Sapphire RX 7700 XT Pure 12GB Graphics Card Review | eTeknix

eTeknix: Sapphire RX 7800 XT Nitro+ 16GB Graphics Card Review

With the launch of the RX 7800 XT, while AMD released their MBA/reference model, they decided not to send us one for launch, though instead, we ended up with three AIB cards instead including the beauty that we have here today.



Sapphire RX 7800 XT Nitro+ 16GB Graphics Card Review | eTeknix

LanOC Reviews: XFX Merc 319 7800 XT Black

I already took a look at the Radeon RX 7800 XT reference card this morning so we have an idea of how the new 7800 XT GPU performs. But most people aren’t picking up the stock-clocked reference cards, they run the partner cards with larger coolers and are overclocked. To get an idea of how the 7800 XT performs in that situation, XFX sent over their Merc 319 7800 XT Black. I’ve been a fan of XFX’s clean styling for the last few generations, they haven’t done the standard “gaming” styling that packs a bunch of angles into the design with multiple shades of grey. They have simple smooth fan shrouds and stick mostly with black. I’m hoping that the Merc 319 7800 XT Black is going to continue that. So let’s dive in and see what the Merc 319 7800 XT Black is all about and how it performs.

XFX Merc 319 7800 XT Black - LanOC Reviews

LanOC Reviews: XFX QICK 319 RX 7700 XT Black

With today's 7700 XT and 7800 XT launch, I had the chance to check out a reference RX 7800 XT up against XFX’s MERC 319 RX 7800 XT Black and I was extremely impressed with its performance both from the overclock as well as its cooling and noise performance. So getting in the stock clocked RDX 7700 XT Pulse and checking it out then getting to check out the XFX Qick 319 RX 7700 XT Black which is overclocked and has a similar looking cooler design minus a few bells and whistles. I’m excited to see if the QICK 319 RX 7700 XT Black can impress as well. So we are going to dive in and see what the QICK is all about then put it through our full test suite to check out its performance. Let’s get into it!

XFX QICK 319 RX 7700 XT Black - LanOC Reviews

TechPowerUp: XFX Radeon RX 7700 XT Qick 319 Review

The XFX Radeon RX 7700 XT Qick 319 is a factory-overclocked custom design variant of AMD's new release. It offers 12 GB VRAM instead of 8 GB like on GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, and runs considerably faster than the latter, too. Thanks to a great cooling solution, noise levels are minimal as well.



XFX Radeon RX 7700 XT Qick 319 Review

TechPowerUp: XFX Radeon RX 7800 XT Merc 319 Review

The factory-overclocked XFX Radeon RX 7800 XT Merc 319 comes with a powerful triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution that uses a metal shroud instead of plastic like on many other cards. The cooler runs much cooler than the AMD reference version, by over 20°C, and noise levels are greatly improved, too.



XFX Radeon RX 7800 XT Merc 319 Review

The Guru of 3D: XFX Radeon RX 7800 XT MERC 319 review

XFX introduced their enhanced MERC 319 model in the speedster series derived from the Radeon RX 7800 XT. For an additional $20, users receive a significantly larger cooler, a quieter operation, and a ...

XFX Radeon RX 7800 XT MERC 319 review

PC Perspective: XFX Speedster QICK 319 AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT Black Edition Review

XFX Speedster QICK 319 AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT Black Edition Review It has been a while since we last saw our friends from XFX. Some time back I did a review of



XFX Speedster QICK 319 AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT Black Edition Review - PC Perspective

Memory:

Neoseeker: Patriot Viper Venom RGB DDR5-7400 CL36 2x16GB Kit Review

Patriot Viper Venom RGB DDR5-7400 CL36 32GB kit features a maximum performance of 7400MT/s and up to CL36-44-44-110 timings.



Patriot Viper Venom RGB DDR5-7400 CL36 2x16GB Kit Review

Motherboards:

FunkyKit: ASRock B650E Taichi Lite Motherboard Review

Today, we'll be taking a quick look at the ASRock B650E Taichi Lite Edition motherboard. This motherboard uses AMD's B650E chipset and is suitable for all the



ASRock B650E Taichi Lite Motherboard Review

ThinkComputers: ASRock Z790 LiveMixer Motherboard Review

The Z790 LiveMixer features a 14+1+1 power phase design, DDR5 memory support up to 7200 MHz, PCI-Express 5.0 on graphics and storage, 14 USB ports on the rear I/O, and a very cool graffiti design, this time in purple! Is this a board you should build you Intel system around? Read on as we find out!



ASRock Z790 LiveMixer Motherboard Review

Power:

StorageReview: Jackery Explorer 2000 Plus and SolarSaga 200W Solar Panel Review

The Jackery Explorer 2000 Plus provides reliable, high-capacity power that lets you focus on your work while enjoying nature.



Jackery Explorer 2000 Plus and SolarSaga 200W Solar Panel Review

Software:

Windows Central: The 'Windows 11 2023 Update' marks the start of an AI future

Microsoft lays the foundation for AI in Windows 11 version 23H2, but is it all hype?



Review: The 'Windows 11 2023 Update' marks the start of an AI future

Storage:

NikKTech: Kingston XS1000 2TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD Review

The XS1000 USB 3.2 Gen 2 portable SSD by Kingston was just released into the global market and today I’ll be testing the 2TB variant.

Kingston XS1000 2TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD Review

EnosTech.com: Verbatim Vi7000G PCIe NVMe m.2 SSD Review

The Verbatim Vi7000G offers blistering fast speeds, comes in multiple capacities and offers a good amout of value for the price it costs.



Verbatim Vi7000G PCIe NVMe m.2 SSD Review - EnosTech.com