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Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Audio: Hidiz AP80 Pro-X DAP Review
Cooling: Noctua NH-D12L Review
Gaming: Linux Gaming Has Gotten Really Good! Dragon Canyon NUC + Manjaro, Farming Simulator 22: FSR 1.0 vs. FSR 2.0 vs. DLSS Comparison Review - The Second Game with FSR 2.0
Graphics Cards: Quality differences!? AMD FSR 2.0 vs. NVIDIA DLSS 2.3 in a big practical comparison with many videos | part 2
Input: XVX M84 Coral Sea Theme Mechanical Keyboard Review
Motherboards: ASRock Z690 Steel Legend Wi-Fi 6E Motherboard Review
Storage: XPG ATOM 50 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review





Audio:

MMORPG.com: Hidiz AP80 Pro-X DAP Review

Wondering what to do now that the iPod is being discontinued? Hidiz might just have the answer with its new AP80 Pro-X. Find out in our review!

Hidiz AP80 Pro-X DAP Review | MMORPG.com

Cooling:

APH Networks: Noctua NH-D12L Review

My girlfriend and I were recently at a Canadian Tire to kill some time. While there, we were taken aback by how poorly organized the store was. First of all, in the middle of the store, they put all the sale items together with no rhyme or reason to what they were placed beside. Personally, I excused this since I just thought this was like a clearance area. Next, we walked up and down the aisles. Even within the same aisle, they put all sorts of merchandise together for no apparent reason. This meant finding stationary next to home electronics with some televisions above it all. Then, as we went from aisle to aisle, it became clear that these were placed at random, as we found the single baby aisle smack in the middle of the automotive section. As such, we played a game to guess what would be in the next aisle based on the current aisle we were in. In that store, there was approximately 60 aisles and after going through the entire store, we were only successful in five of our guesses. While the game was a fun way to burn time, the layout of the store was a nightmare. In a similar but less dramatic fashion, manufacturers sometimes keep us guessing about what their next product is. Some companies, such as Noctua, release a roadmap to display what they are working on. However, other times new products come without warning. Today, we have the Noctua NH-D12L, a new 120mm based air cooler with an emphasis on a lower height clearance despite a dual-tower design. We have seen quite a few 120mm air coolers, including the NH-U12A and NH-U12S, so it was a bit of a surprise to see yet another one from this Austrian brand. As well, this was not on their roadmap to my knowledge, but this should not take anything away from the NH-D12L. How does this cooler stand up against the others, and will it be able to perform as well as other Noctua coolers? Let us read on to find out!

Noctua NH-D12L Review (Page 1 of 4) | APH Networks

Gaming:

ETA Prime: Linux Gaming Has Gotten Really Good! Dragon Canyon NUC + Manjaro

Linux Gaming On The Most Power Intel NUC Is Awesome! Known as the Intel NUC 12 Extreme code name Dragon Canyon!Powered by a 14 Core 24 Thread i9 12900 CPU.



Linux Gaming Has Gotten Really Good! Dragon Canyon NUC + Manjaro

TechPowerUp: Farming Simulator 22: FSR 1.0 vs. FSR 2.0 vs. DLSS Comparison Review - The Second Game with FSR 2.0

Farming Simulator 22 has recently been updated to support AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 (FSR 2.0), making it the second game to fully support FSR 2.0. In this mini-review, we take a look and compare the image quality and performance offered by FSR 1.0, FSR 2.0, and DLSS.



Farming Simulator 22: FSR 1.0 vs. FSR 2.0 vs. DLSS Comparison Review - The Second Game with FSR 2.0

Graphics Cards:

IgorsLAB: Quality differences!? AMD FSR 2.0 vs. NVIDIA DLSS 2.3 in a big practical comparison with many videos | part 2

After we already dealt with the topic of FSR and DLSS in terms of FPS increases last week, we want to take a look at the quality of the upscaling methods today. During my testing, I also noticed a few things that will help us clarify the variance issues related to NVIDIA graphics cards.



Quality differences!? AMD FSR 2.0 vs. NVIDIA DLSS 2.3 in a big practical comparison with many videos | part 2

Input:

TechPowerUp: XVX M84 Coral Sea Theme Mechanical Keyboard Review

XVX splashes into the TechPowerUp review database with its M84 Coral Sea theme keyboard. It adopts a custom aquatic design throughout and pairs it with two Gateron switch options, hybrid wireless connectivity, feature-rich software and hardware customization, and a price that is nearly the same as the employed 75% form factor!



XVX M84 Coral Sea Theme Mechanical Keyboard Review

Motherboards:

TweakTown: ASRock Z690 Steel Legend Wi-Fi 6E Motherboard Review

ASRock's Z690 Steel Legend Wi-Fi 6E offers a cost-effective entry into Intel's Z690 platform with DDR4 support and a lower price.



ASRock Z690 Steel Legend Wi-Fi 6E Motherboard Review

Storage:

NikKTech: XPG ATOM 50 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

The ATOM 50 1TB is one of XPG’s latest PCIe 4.0 Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSD models and today I’m testing it to see just how it compares with many others, both in its class and above.

XPG ATOM 50 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review