Crucial Pro Overclocking 32GB Kit (2x16GB) DDR5-6000 Review

Memory by stefan @ 2024-04-18 read/post comments(0)

The new Pro Series Overclocking kits from Crucial do function with tighter timings for obtaining a better performance overall versus the regular SKUs. Thoroughly tested for both Intel and AMD platforms, these can be considered as plug-and-play, by only activating the necessary XMP/EXPO profile; if the platform we are using is not exactly mainstream-to-high-end, we can still utilize the kits with the compatibility profiles, which is great! read more

CHERRY KC 200 MX Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-04-14 read/post comments(0)

KC 200 MX is a pleasure to type on when used for productivity featuring MX2A SILENT RED switches, an upgraded version of the MX Reds, while keeping the noise at a minimum. We are dealing with a standard layout in terms of keys, with only four extra over the numeric pad, which take care of volume controls but also for opening the most used app, Calculator. The keyboard also comes with anti-ghosting and N-key rollover capabilities, while the key legends are laser-etched for additional durability. read more

AQIRYS LIBERTAS Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-04-07 read/post comments(0)

Right after starting typing on this keyboard, we noted that it is unusually silent versus many other keyboard models we have tested in the past, thanks to the vibration/noise dampening of the chassis but also the custom switches themselves! The 47 gF force needed for actuation is really pleasant for both gaming and work scenarios, making this keyboard ideal for use in environments where other people are working along with you such as offices or when working from home. read more

Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR5 4800MHz CL40 SODIMM Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2024-04-03 read/post comments(0)

By installing the Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR5 4800MHz CL40 SODIMM memory kit, the bottleneck regarding capacity has disappeared and because of this we have also noted a small bump in performance in most benchmarks. Since the disk swapping when running games disappeared due to enough memory quantity, we have also observed a small improvement on the thermals as well. read more


Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2024-03-31 read/post comments(0)

The DRAMless KIOXIA EXCERIA PLUS G3 mainstream drive does deliver good performance and comes with great durability numbers (1200 TBW for the 2TB variant). It houses the Phison PS5021-E21T main controller and BiCS5 HDR type, TLC, 112-layer NAND, and the mean transfer rate won’t drop under 400MB/s even when the pSLC cache has been fully filled. read more

ANACOMDA Eryx Tataricus RGB 4x16GB DDR5 6000MHz Memory Setup Review

Memory by stefan @ 2024-03-27 read/post comments(0)

In the case of the Eryx Tataricus kit, adding two more modules seemed to help not only with capacity (which basically doubled), but we have obtained in many tests results better than when running with only 32GB and we were surprised that the results at 6200 were better in some cases than the ones obtained at 6400MHz or 6600MHz while running two modules, at the exact same main timings and voltage.       read more
Memory Crucial Pro 2x48GB DDR5 5600MHz Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2024-03-24
Cooling/CPU Cooling DeepCool LT720 360mm AIO Review by stefan @ 2024-03-20
Others/Mice & Keyboards GravaStar Mercury M2 Stealth Black Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2024-03-17
Cooling/CPU Cooling AQIRYS HYDRA 360 AIO Review by stefan @ 2024-03-10
Memory Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith 2x16GB DDR5 6000MHz Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2024-03-06

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Twitch is giving all users access to its discovery feed later this month

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Twitch has been testing a discovery feed for livestreams and Clips on mobile since last year, in hopes of giving users a new way to find new streamers to follow and, hence, spend more time on the platform. Now, the… Go To Full Article

Lexar SL500 2TB Portable SSD

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" ... If you're a passionate and enthusiastic content creator who's always on the move, while using multiple devices (such as laptop, PC, Macs, mobile devices, etc), then you should seriously consider the Lexar SL500 portable SSD. It offers fast… Go To Full Article

Nintendo emulator Delta hits the iOS App Store, no sideloading required

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It hasn't been long since Apple started allowing retro game emulators on the App Store. We've already seen one notable controversy after the company pulled Game Boy emulator iGBA from the storefront. It turned out that iGBA, which hit the… Go To Full Article

Long-Time Linux Nouveau Driver Chief Ben Skeggs Joins NVIDIA

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Ben Skeggs, a lead maintainer of the open-source NVIDIA GPU driver for Linux kernel called Nouveau, has joined NVIDIA. Working as an open-source contributor for the Nouveau driver for more than a decade, Ben Skeggs has achieved the remarkable feat… Go To Full Article

Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 EVO @ TechPowerUp

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Thermalright is on a mission to dominate the CPU air cooling market with the Phantom Spirit 120 EVO. This cooler offers top-tier performance and exceptional value, with a sleek design that, as a package, outshines the competition, making the Phantom… Go To Full Article

LG's S95TR soundbar with wireless Dolby Atmos is now available for $1,500

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In typical LG fashion, the company is following up its CES soundbar announcement with pricing and availability info a few months later. The company's latest Dolby Atmos model, the S95TR, is now available from LG and other retailers for $1,500.… Go To Full Article

X’s AI bot is so dumb it can’t tell the difference between a bad game and vandalism

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Last night, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson had a rough outing shooting 0 for 10 in a loss against the Sacramento Kings, ending the team’s chances of making the NBA playoffs. But then, almost as if to add insult… Go To Full Article

Creepy monitoring service sells searchable Discord user data for as little as $5

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A data scraping service is selling information on what it claims to be 600 million Discord users. A report from 404 Media details Spy Pet, an online service that gathers, stores and sells troves of information from the social platform.… Go To Full Article

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes, by Sayonara Wild Hearts devs, comes out on May 16

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The surreal puzzle game Lorelei and the Laser Eyes hits the Nintendo Switch and PC on May 16, as revealed at Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase event. This is a big deal, as the game’s being developed by Simogo, the company… Go To Full Article

Shadow platformer Schim is coming to PC and consoles on July 18

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It's always nice to get a release date for a game that's caught the eye whenever it has popped up. We've had a few looks at Schim, a pretty puzzle platformer, in previous game showcases. It emerged during Nintendo's Indie… Go To Full Article

Good riddance, WH-XB910N: Sony’s confusing product names are going away

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When Sony debuted its ULT lineup of speakers and headphones last week, it took the first step towards a big change on naming its products. For years, the company has used an awfully confusing mix of letters and numbers, some… Go To Full Article

Sony debuts Bravia Theater line of Dolby Atmos soundbars and speakers

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Sony didn't announce any new home theater audio gear at CES, so it was only a matter of time before the company would reveal its latest soundbars and speakers. Today, the company unveiled its new Bravia Theater line, a moniker… Go To Full Article

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 (2024) review: Not just for gamers

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ASUS’ latest 14-inch gaming laptop is an incredibly versatile and stylish all-rounder. But for those who want something even beefier, there’s the ROG Zephyrus G16. Not only does it feature a more powerful Intel Core Ultra 9 CPU, it supports… Go To Full Article

Boston Dynamics unveils an all-electric version of its Atlas robot

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When Boston Dynamics announced on Tuesday it was retiring the hydraulic version of Atlas, there were a few hints that the company wasn't done with humanoid robots entirely. Sure enough, one day later, Boston Dynamics has unveiled an all-electric model. Go To Full Article

ARCTIC Liquid Freezer III 240 A-RGB White Review @ Vortez

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The Liquid Freezer III is ARCTIC third mainstream generation of AIO liquid coolers. Its general design will be familiar to many: closed loop cooling with pump integrated into the coldplate unit and variable sizes of radiator depending on performance system… Go To Full Article

Formlabs' new 3D printers are faster and cheaper to use

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The dawn of the 3D-printing age was full of sky-high promises that had no chance of matching the reality of what was possible. Companies like Formlabs have taken the subsequent decade to look for places that the manufacturing process can… Go To Full Article

Snap is adding a watermark to AI-generated images

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It's becoming increasingly difficult to determine what is AI-created as tools' capabilities continue to improve. Marking AI-created images is one solution and an option Snapchat is expanding on. The platform is introducing a watermark on AI-generated content that is saved… Go To Full Article

WhatsApp's new chat filters make it easier to find unread messages

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WhatsApp is making it a bit easier to find specific conversations by introducing Chat Filters. The new update will let you sort messages by All (as it currently is), Groups or Unread. They're all pretty self-explanatory, with Unread showing any,… Go To Full Article

MSI AMD 600 Series Motherboard Ready To Support Next-Gen CPU

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MSI is here to announce the latest AGESA ComboPI Patch A BIOS update for AM5 next gen CPU support on X670E, X670, B650, A620 motherboards. Users would simply need to update the BIOS to the latest version accordingly. MSI… Go To Full Article

The best SSDs for PS5 in 2024

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When the PlayStation 5 originally came out, players were not able to expand the console’s storage — until a software update finally unlocked that feature. While some were served well by the device’s built-in 667GB of space for storing games,… Go To Full Article

[M] Crucial Pro Overclocking 32GB Kit (2x16GB) DDR5-6000 Review

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The new Pro Series Overclocking kits from Crucial do function with tighter timings for obtaining a better performance overall versus the regular SKUs. Thoroughly tested for both Intel and AMD platforms, these can be considered as plug-and-play, by only activating… Go To Full Article

EK Launches D-RGB Powered Convection D5 Covers for Enhanced Loop Aesthetics

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EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is launching its new Quantum Line cover for the D5 pumps, the EK-Quantum Convection D5 D-RGB. The new RGB-lit D5 cover is available in three distinct finishes - Silver, Black, and Nickel -… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Launches the RTX A400 and A1000 Professional Graphics Cards

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AI integration across design and productivity applications is becoming the new standard, fueling demand for advanced computing performance. This means professionals and creatives will need to tap into increased compute power, regardless of the scale, complexity or scope of their… Go To Full Article

Samsung Develops Industry's Fastest 10.7Gbps LPDDR5X DRAM

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Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has developed the industry's first LPDDR5X DRAM supporting the industry's highest performance of up to 10.7 gigabits-per-second (Gbps). Leveraging 12 nanometer (nm)-class process technology, Samsung has achieved… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte AORUS Z790 Elite X WiFi 7 Motherboard

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" ... If you're after a decent gaming motherboard, then take a look at the Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite X WiFi 7. It's feature-rich, offers good performance and most importantly, attractively priced. " Go To Full Article

Take-Two plans to lay off 5 percent of its employees by the end of 2024

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As the owner of Grand Theft Auto and the parent company of Rockstar Games, 2K, Private Division, Zynga and Gearbox, Take-Two is a juggernaut in the video game industry. It reported $5.3 billion in revenue in 2023, a nearly $2… Go To Full Article

AMD's PRO 8000-series Processors Bring NPUs to Professional PCs

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AMD is bringing the "AI PC" trend to the office with its new Ryzen PRO 8040 and PRO 8000-series processors. Built for professional-grade devices, these processors excel at AI workloads and graphically-intensive tasks. Go To Full Article

NASA confirms its space trash pierced Florida man’s roof

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On March 8, a piece of space debris plunged through a roof in Naples, FL, ripped through two floors and (fortunately) missed the son of homeowner Alejandro Otero. On Tuesday, NASA confirmed the results of its analysis of the incident.… Go To Full Article

Boston Dynamics sends Atlas to the robot retirement home

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Nearly 11 years after it first showed off its current humanoid robot, Boston Dynamics is retiring Atlas. The DARPA-funded robot was designed with search and rescue missions in mind, with the idea that it would be able to enter areas… Go To Full Article

Ooni's largest pizza oven yet offers dual-zone heat control and temperature tracking

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Whether they're designed to be used indoors or outside, a lot of the best pizza ovens that you can currently buy can only cook a 13-inch pie. That's great for most situations, especially if you're keen on hosting a party… Go To Full Article

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