Reviews

ADATA Legend 960 Gen4 M.2 NVMe 1TB SSD Review

For over 20 years, ADATA has provided the computer industry with the highest-quality memory and storage devices. The Legend 960 is a PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSD that continues this legacy. The sample ADATA has provided for this review is the 1 TB version, but a 2 TB is also available. Designed for the consummate professional, the Legend is marketed toward content creators, virtual designers, animators, and of course, gamers. Marketing aside, the Legend 960 is a performance-based solution with speed and data integrity at its core.

Noctua
Cooling

Noctua Announces NA-TPG1 Thermal Paste Guard for AMD’s Zen 4

Noctua has just announced its NA-TPG1 thermal paste guard for AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. Most of you know by now that there is quite a bit of concern over AMD’s new heat spreader design for the Ryzen 4 CPUs. The “cut-out” will undoubtedly become thermal paste troughs and make the cleaning of old paste from CPUs far more difficult. Noctua’s solution, the NA-TPG1, is a thin polycarbonate guard that helps to reduce the mess. Availability is expected in December and will be sold individually ($7.90), or bundled with the NT-H1 ($9.90) and NT-H2 ($13.90) AM5 Edition Thermal pastes. Below is Noctua’s press release.