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Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Audio: Alpine iLX-507 review: CarPlay retrofit, Quick Look: FiiO K5 Pro ESS Desktop DAC/Amplifier
Computers: LIVA ONE A300 mini-PC w/5600G - Is FSR enough for 1080P Gaming?
Cooling: DeepCool AK400 - Air CPU Cooler Review
CPUs: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G Processor with Radeon Graphics Mini Review, Core i9-12900KS Review: Intel’s Fastest Alder Lake CPU Tested
Displays: Sony Inzone U27M90 27-Inch 4K Monitor Review: Optimized For PS5 And PC Gaming
Gaming: Redout 2 Review - Difficulty or Rubberband AI at its Worst?, Shadowrun Trilogy Review - The RPG Files
Graphics Cards: Gainward GeForce GTX 1630 Ghost Review - Challenging the AMD RX 6400, Palit GeForce GTX 1630 4GB Dual review
Headphones: Sony Inzone H9 and H3 Review: Double Duty Gaming Headsets
Storage: ASUSTOR Nimbustor 2 (AS5202T) Two-Bay NAS Review, Blackjet TX-1CXQ CFexpress Reader Review, HP FX900 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review
Power: FSP Dagger Pro (850W PSU) review
Video: NZXT Signal 4K30 and HD60 USB Capture Card Review, NZXT Signal 4K30 Capture Card Review, NZXT Signal HD60 Capture Card Review





Audio:

9to5Mac: Alpine iLX-507 review: CarPlay retrofit

About a week ago, I had Alpine’s newest version of its popular multimedia receiver – the iLX-507 – installed into my beloved nine-year-old car, providing a much-needed upgrade. Head below for more details. New technology, old ride I want to start with this: I love my 2013 Toyota Rav4, truly and genuinely. 



Alpine iLX-507 review: CarPlay retrofit

TechPowerUp: Quick Look: FiiO K5 Pro ESS Desktop DAC/Amplifier

FiiO updates its popular K5 Pro desktop DAC/amp combo unit with the ESS version that puts the ES9038Q2M DAC to good use with lots of clean power, plenty of I/O options for PC users, line/headphone out support with configurable gain, and a large, comfortable volume knob!



Quick Look: FiiO K5 Pro ESS Desktop DAC/Amplifier

Computers:

BabelTechReviews: LIVA ONE A300 mini-PC w/5600G - Is FSR enough for 1080P Gaming?

Is FSR enough for Mini-PC LIVA ONE A300 Ryzen 5 5600G 1080P Gaming Performance - 40 games, workstation and creative benchmarks



LIVA ONE A300 mini-PC w/5600G - Is FSR enough for 1080P Gaming?

Cooling:

Tech-Legend: DeepCool AK400 - Air CPU Cooler Review

The DeepCool AK400 is a good and affordable CPU cooler that will not only cool your CPU but will do so while looking good.



DeepCool AK400 - Air CPU Cooler Review

CPUs:

PC Perspective: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G Processor with Radeon Graphics Mini Review

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G Processor with Radeon Graphics Mini Review AMD’s current high-end solution for a processor with integrated graphics is the Ryzen 7 5700G.



AMD Ryzen 7 5700G Processor with Radeon Graphics Mini Review - PC Perspective

HotHardware: Core i9-12900KS Review: Intel’s Fastest Alder Lake CPU Tested

The Core i9-12900KS is the current king of Intel's Alder Lake desktop CPU line-up but how does it fair against AMD's fastest Ryzens? Let's find out...



Core i9-12900KS Review: Intel’s Fastest Alder Lake CPU Tested

Displays:

Tom's Hardware: Sony Inzone U27M90 27-Inch 4K Monitor Review: Optimized For PS5 And PC Gaming

The Sony Inzone U27M90 is a 27-inch 4K IPS gaming monitor with 144 Hz, Adaptive-Sync, HDR, extended color and a full-array local-dimming backlight.



Sony Inzone U27M90 27-Inch 4K Monitor Review: Optimized For PS5 And PC Gaming

Gaming:

Wccftech: Redout 2 Review - Difficulty or Rubberband AI at its Worst?

Redout 2 is a futuristic racing game with a lot of single player content to boot. Will this be an improvement over the first game?



Redout 2 Review - Difficulty or Rubberband AI at its Worst?

MMORPG.com: Shadowrun Trilogy Review - The RPG Files

Harebrained Schemes brought its tactical combat RPG, Shadowrun Returns to the PC back in 2013. Since then, the series has spawned two sequels, expanding on the universe. Now the classic cRPGs are on console, but how well does the experience translate? Mitch explores in our review.

Shadowrun Trilogy Review - The RPG Files | MMORPG.com

Graphics Cards:

TechPowerUp: Gainward GeForce GTX 1630 Ghost Review - Challenging the AMD RX 6400

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1630 launches today. The new card is targeted at the sub-$200 segment and goes head-to-head with AMD's Radeon RX 6400 and Intel's ARC A380. Unlike the Radeon, the GTX 1630 has support for the full PCIe x16 interface.



Gainward GeForce GTX 1630 Ghost Review - Challenging the AMD RX 6400

The Guru of 3D: Palit GeForce GTX 1630 4GB Dual review

NVIDIA has released a budget series graphics card, don't expect flying framerates, but a fun little card for entry-level gaming. Meet the GeForce GTX 1630 4GB from Palit, in a DUAL fan version....

Palit GeForce GTX 1630 4GB Dual review

Headphones:

Tom's Hardware: Sony Inzone H9 and H3 Review: Double Duty Gaming Headsets

Sony Electronics' new headphones are meant for both PC gaming and PS5.



Sony Inzone H9 and H3 Review: Double Duty Gaming Headsets

Storage:

TweakTown: ASUSTOR Nimbustor 2 (AS5202T) Two-Bay NAS Review

ASUSTOR's Nimbustor 2 AS5202T may be the best two-bay NAS ever and definitely one of the most noteworthy we have ever tested.



ASUSTOR Nimbustor 2 (AS5202T) Two-Bay NAS Review

StorageReview: Blackjet TX-1CXQ CFexpress Reader Review

The Blackjet TX-1CXQ is an addition to Blackjet's portfolio of media card readers for CFexpress cards that uses a Thunderbolt 3 connection.



Blackjet TX-1CXQ CFexpress Reader Review

NikKTech: HP FX900 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

It may not be able to keep up with its more advanced brother the FX900 Pro but the FX900 line of DRAM-less PCIe 4.0 Gen4 M.2 SSDs by HP does deliver very good performance results.

HP FX900 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

Power:

The Guru of 3D: FSP Dagger Pro (850W PSU) review

Today we’re putting the FSP DAGGER PRO 850 W power supply on our test bench. We recently have tester their 1200 W ATX unit. Besides the PSUs, they also make some chassis and the UPSes. The series was introduced at the end of August ’21, so it’s less than a year on the market. This fact shouldn’t make it obsolete yet, as a revolution will happen in the coming months due to the implementation of the PCI-Express 5.0 generation’s power connector.

FSP Dagger Pro (850W PSU) review

Video:

MMORPG.com: NZXT Signal 4K30 and HD60 USB Capture Card Review

NZXT continues its expansion into the peripherals space with the Signal series of USB-based capture cards. Today, we have both flavors in-house to see how the Signal 4K30 and Signal HD60 might meet your video capture needs.

NZXT Signal 4K30 and HD60 USB Capture Card Review | MMORPG.com

eTeknix: NZXT Signal 4K30 Capture Card Review

NZXT may be well known for high-end PC cases, coolers, peripherals and more. However, today theyre pushing into a new market, with the release of their new capture cards! Now, Ive already taken a look at the HD60 version today, but this is the more powerful 4K30 version.



NZXT Signal 4K30 Capture Card Review | eTeknix

eTeknix: NZXT Signal HD60 Capture Card Review

NZXT may be best known for its innovative and award-winning PC cases, power supplies and coolers. However, in recent years, theyve delivered some seriously cool motherboards and peripherals. Now, it looks like theyve found something else to occupy your desktop space, as they slowly find a way to dominate every possible computer accessory.



NZXT Signal HD60 Capture Card Review | eTeknix