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ADATA XPG ATOM 50 M.2 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD Review

Recently, XPG, ADATA’s gaming brand, released the ATOM 50 PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD. Marketed for gamers of both PCs and PlayStation 5 consoles, the ATOM 50 is designed as a massive upgrade from standard solid-state drives or for expanding the storage space for the PS5. In this review, we scrutinize the ATOM 50, putting it through the rigors of our benchmark suite.

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T-FORCE DELTA RGB 6400 MHz Review: Everything You Want From DDR5

Memory

Team Group released a new kit of RGB memory with an astounding 6400 MHz speed rating. As part of their T-FORCE line of gaming-oriented memory, the new DELTA RGB is the first memory officially released to break the 6000 MHz barrier. Even amidst component shortages, we managed to get our hands on this rare memory. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about this new product launch from Team Group and show you what it can do when overclocked.

Biostar Z690A Valkyrie (DDR4) Motherboard Review

Motherboards

Today we’ll take a look at our first DDR4 LGA 1700 motherboard, the Biostar Z690A Valkyrie. This time around, we have the option of DDR4 or DDR5 boards but not both, so keep that in mind. Most manufacturers make it quite clear which memory works in their system, but there’s still an opportunity for mismatched hardware. Just be attentive when ordering parts for a new Alder Lake-based system.

MSI MPG Velox 100R

MSI MPG Velox 100R Mid-Tower Case Review

Reviews

Today, we review MSI’s MPG Velox 100R Mid-Tower chassis, a versatile gaming case that incorporates great looks with excellent functionality. The MPG series represents MSI’s premium chassis line. Other cases in the MPG line-up include the Gungnir, Sekira, and Quietude, with each receiving several sub-models. Each one features similar aspects with key elements that define and personalize the individual models. We reviewed the Gungnir 110R and Sekira 100R previously, so now it’s on to the Velox 100R.

DDR5 Overclocking Guide: A Little More Performance Never Hurts

How-tos

Intel’s Z690 platform with DDR5 includes many new features and overclocking possibilities for those who aren’t scared of the bios. If you’re the type who wants to get the most out of your new platform, memory overclocking is worth checking out. Overclocking your memory is safe, fun, and it can give you up to a 20% increase in performance for some tasks. But it’s not always a simple process, and adjusting the memory timings can be incredibly daunting if you have no reference or guide. However, with our simple instructions, we will demystify memory overclocking and give you the tips and tricks to get started.

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HYTE Revolt 3 Premium mITX Case Review

The HYTE Revolt 3 is marketed as a premium ITX case providing personalization and high performance. With its compact size and fully recessed carrying handle, it screams “Take me anywhere.” There’s a lot to like about the Revolt 3 and in this review, we’ll cover every aspect of what’s good, and what’s not so good.

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XPG LANCER DDR5 5200 MHz Review: A New Era is Upon Us

The new era of DDR memory is upon us. All of the DDR memory up until this point has been based on the same general architecture. Other than increased bandwidth, DDR memory hasn’t changed much since the beginning. The new DDR5 standard has been designed from the ground up and is fundamentally different from all computer memory before it. ADATA was kind enough to send us their newest release. We’re excited to get a hands-on experience with DDR5 and give you the full rundown of what’s new.

Intel unveils the 12th Gen Intel Core processor family (Credit: Intel Corporation)

Intel i9 12900K and i5 12600K Review: The Next Generation

Without further delay, we are finally introducing Intel’s newest process node, Intel 7, for mainstream consumers. Intel has had a rocky road transitioning from their 14 nm process and is now introducing a CPU that has had significant changes. The Intel i9-12900K and i5-12600K we have here today are part of Intel’s Alder Lake CPU line-up and bring with it some radical changes over its predecessors. These changes and improvements are covered in-depth in our specifications and features section below.

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MSI MPG Sekira 100R

MSI MPG Sekira 100R Mid-Tower Case Review

Reviews

Today, we take a look at MSI’s MPG Sekira 100R mid-tower chassis. This is the second review of a series of new MSI cases announced in August, the first being the MSI MPG Gungnir 110R. The Sekira 100R is a gaming chassis that provides a touch of class with its chrome edging, ARGB lighting, and tempered glass front and side panels. It shares many of the great features we loved in the Gungnir 110R with a different aesthetic and several new innovations that caught our attention. Conversely, if you prefer an RGB-less build, be sure to check out the Sekira 100P. It is the same chassis as the Sekira 100R, without all the flashy lights or tempered glass front panel.

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ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D45G DDR4-4400 MHz Review

Memory

The XPG product line from ADATA has a new family member in the newly released SPECTRIX D45G DDR4 modules. They’re a strong offering in the RGB memory space with high XMP ratings and budget-conscious price tags. It seems like just yesterday that an XMP rating of 4400 MHz would cost you upwards of $300, and that was without the added RGB element. But today’s review item offers that speed at a super-competitive price point of just $149.99. We obtained a test sample, and we’re going to put this budget memory to the test.

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