Recent Reviews


G.Skill Trident Z Royal Elite DDR4-5066 MHz Review

Intel’s newly released Z590 chipset offers a few advancements over previous platforms, but perhaps the most influential is its memory overclocking capabilities. The changes Intel made to the memory controller frequency, have enabled companies like G.Skill to offer XMP ratings of 4800 MHz and above for mainstream motherboards. Today we’re testing and overclocking one such newly released product. The Trident Z Royal Elite comes with a whopping 5066 MHz XMP rating. We’re pretty excited to show you G.Skill’s latest release, so follow along as we break down what we liked and didn’t like. Read More

XPG Gammix S70 Blade Feature

ADATA XPG Gammix S70 Blade M.2 PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe 1 TB SSD Review


Today we’re back with ADATA’s latest model, the XPG Gammix S70 Blade. This M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSD shares a similar nomenclature as the Non-Blade, but is this the same drive with a new slimmer heatsink? The answer to that question is actually yes, and no. Before we dive into that, let’s first look at the listed specifications and features of the Gammix S70 Blade. Read More

XFX MERC308 Black RX 6600 XT

XFX Speedster MERC308 BLACK RX 6600 XT Review


Thanks to XFX, we have the MERC308 BLACK RX 6600 XT on the test bench today. This is the third iteration of AMD’s RDNA2which is a pared-down die to give us NAVI 23. And according to AMD, it sits in the product stack right behind the RX 6700, is ideal for 1080p gaming, and is a bit more budget-friendly. If you can find one that is. Read More

be quiet! Power supply

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W PSU: Powering 128 Threads


be quiet! is making a name for themselves in the PSU market and within the enthusiast communities. They’ve released power supplies that offer excellent build quality, nearly silent operation, premium cabling, and ultra-high-quality circuit boards. Within their wide range of power supplies, the Dark Power 12 series is their elite offering consisting of 5 models. All of the PSUs in this series offer up to 95.9% efficiency for a rating of 80 PLUS® Titanium and fully digital control of PFC + LLC+SR/12V. One of the main innovations for this series is the frameless fan design and digitally controlled fan performance curve. There’s a shroud built into the case which acts as a fan frame, and as a result, the fan noise is substantially reduced.  Read More

MSI Spatium M480 M.2 NVMe Gen4x4 SSD

MSI SPATIUM M480 and M470 M.2 NVMe Gen 4x4 SSD Review


MSI first announced intentions to enter the SSD market way back in January at the CES 2021 event. After a lengthy global microchip shortage, that intention has finally become a reality. MSI was kind enough to send two models to for review, the Spatium M480 and M470. The M480, MSI’s flagship SSD, is a 2 TB model sporting an included aluminum finned heatsink, while the M470 is a 1 TB model without a heatsink. It should also be mentioned that there is a third model that is not represented in this review and that is the M370. The M370 is MSI’s budget-conscious, entry-level SSD. With that out of the way, we’ll take a look at the two faster-performing drives and see how they stack up compared to the other drives tested. Read More


Montech X3 Glass Mid-Tower Case Review

Montech is a fairly new face in the PC community. They started in 2016 and have only been around for 5 years, so there is little known about their products. Today, we attempt to change that as we review the Montech X3 Glass, Montech’s newest entry-level PC chassis. Touted as their top billing for entry-level cases, they claim it’s greatly improved over previous “X” series cases. In this review, we run the X3 Glass through the trenches to determine what this budget-friendly chassis is capable of. Read More

Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB DDR4 Gaming Memory Review

Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB DDR4 Gaming Memory Review

If you’ve read our recent memory reviews, then you know we’ve been exploring the performance and overclocking characteristics of Samsung-based dual-rank memory modules. It’s been an enlightening dive down the performance rabbit hole, but the high price of those kits means that they’re out of reach for the average user. So, are dual-rank memory kits only for those with deep pockets? The new XPOWER Zenith kit from Silicon Power proves that you can have 32 GB of dual-rank magic and have money left to spend elsewhere.  Read More

More Recent Reviews

MSI RTX 3080 Ti SUPRIM X Review

MSI RTX 3080 Ti SUPRIM X Review: Filling the Void at the High-End


The RTX 3080 Ti has been rumored almost since the release of the ($699) RTX 3080 and ($1499) RTX 3090 graphics cards over 1.5 years ago. The massive price gap was just begging for another card, or two, in the product stack. Fast forward 18 months and it’s finally here. Today we have the MSI RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X (pronounced /so͞oˈprēm/, like Supreme) in hand for review. Read More

MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless Review

MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless Gaming Mouse Review


MSI was kind enough to send a sample of the Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless mouse for review in advance of today’s release date. This model expands on the current Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wired mouse which was well-received by reviewers, but consumers wanted more. So MSI responded with this wireless version. In this review, we will cover all the features of this latest offering and determine if the MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless mouse is right for you. Read More

Recent Forum Threads