CoolerMaster has announced a new chassis in the MasterCase lineup named SL600M. The SL600M is the first in the SL series of cases CM says is designed to “blur the lines between work and play”. The exterior is made out of anodized aluminum and forgoes any RGB features which help the case to have a more appropriate appearance in a home office or workplace. Inside, they say ‘demanded an alternative perspective on system layouts and cooling’ and has multiple options for internal layouts adding flexibility for the internal setup.
EVGA probably isn’t the first name you think of regarding high-quality PSUs, but they’re certainly no newbies considering they made what is basically the Tesla Roadster of PSUs – top-flight specs that almost everyone wants, but also massive overkill and beyond budget for most PC builders. Today, in contrast, we’ll be reviewing an EVGA Supernova 650 G3 PSU, one that the average PC builder can actually afford, yet is adequate for even a fairly high-end PC. Will EVGA be able to deliver on a budget?
Next up in our tour of the new Turing GPUs, is an EVGA RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming. Their XC line of cards in the RTX 2080 series includes a dual fan cooler mounted to a robust heatsink and an overclock from the factory. Also in their lineup is the FTW3 Ultra. This card uses a three fan cooling solution and is the most overclocked fro EVGA. The XC Ultra Gaming this review is about is one of those dual fan solutions and the 2nd fastest in their 2080 lineup. We’ll test the EVGA RTX 2080 against the Founders Edition and the MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio card we recently reviewed to see how it performs and how it places itself in the market.
ADATA is a well-known name in the computer hardware industry for their memory and storage solutions. They founded Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG) to provide high-performance products to gamers and tech enthusiasts. If you have used any of ADATA’s high end products over the past several years, then I’m sure the XPG branding is nothing new to you. Today, we have ADATA and XPG’s entry into the mechanical keyboard market with the INFAREX K20, a full-size keyboard with Kailh blue switches and backlighting.
Today we are looking at our first partner card in the MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio. The Gaming X Trio hails from MSI’s premium line of cards (Gaming) and with it includes a slight overclock out of the box. The main difference between the FE cards and this offering is the Tri-Frozr Thermal design/large heatsink that MSI put on this card. Between its raised clocks, and monster cooler, we are hoping to see better overclocking and performance from this card. Read on to see the results of our testing!
October 8th was the release date for some embargos for the new Z390 chipset. And with this date coming and going we saw the major board partners show off most/all of their new lineups. With this brings new naming conventions, new looks, and new features on the motherboards. We’ll list the boards from each partner along with any high-level features.
ADATA Technology is widely known for DRAM Modules, desktop and notebook PCs, Solid State Drives, External Storage (HDD, SSD, Enclosures), USB Flash Drives, and other media/memory related accessories. In recent years, they have gained recognition as one of the global leaders of top-tier DRAM products. With annual earnings of $680 million USD in 2017, they were ranked number two out of all DRAM sellers globally (Taipei Exchange October 2017). When one of the world leaders in DDR4 memory offered their product for torture testing, we jumped at the opportunity.
Today we get an opportunity to look at another M.2 NVMe based SSD in the ADATA Gammix S11. The Gammix series of products are typically part of a higher performance line and the Gammix S11 drive is no different. The modules are able to reach speeds up to 3200MB/s sequential reads and 1700 MB/s on writes which, on paper, places it up there with other enthusiast level drives.