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Bitspower Universal Memory LN2 Container

The world of extreme subzero overclocking is a small one, but for those involved it can be fiercely competitive. The brand options and choices for extreme cooling solutions are very few and, in many cases, are not even available to the public. However, today we are evaluating a new retail product from Bitspower, which has been expressly designed to be used with extreme cooling solutions, such as liquid nitrogen or dry ice. Read More

Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 3600 Review

Today we have the opportunity to test something a little different in the modern DDR4 memory market. For high-end computer builders and enthusaiasts, Samsung B-Die has remained the undisputed champion in recent years. Although other options have always been available, when it comes to overclocking and performance, there is simply no competition. Today, we are testing the Crucial Ballistix Elite, which is running a new breed of Micron memory IC’s. With very high XMP ratings, and moderately tight timings, it promises to be a contender in this space. Please read along to find out more. Read More

MSI GTX 1660 Super Gaming Review

Today Nvidia is unveiling additional “Super” cards extending the Super line into their GTX models. Available today is the GTX 1660 Super and the GTX 1650 Super will be launching on November 22nd. These new cards also introduce a new price point which is lower than their predecessors and we expect some price adjustments on those models as well. Read More

G.SKILL Trident Z Neo For AMD X570

AMD’s new X570 platform introduces enhanced memory speed capabilities. The integrated memory controller in previous generations of Ryzen CPU’s severely limited the frequency and range of timings. To take advantage of the all new memory capabilities, G.Skill introduced the Trident Z Neo. The Neo’s built-in XMP memory profile is optimized to work with AMD Ryzen 3 series CPU’s and X570 motherboards. We got our hands on the new G.Skill Trident Z Neo, so join us as we evaluate this memory using an X570 motherboard. Read More

Patriot Viper RGB 16GB DDR4-3200 Memory Kit Review

Patriot Viper RGB 16GB DDR4-3200 is an interesting memory and can be recommended to all users, especially gamers. The Viper Gaming series, as its name suggests, is designed for gamers so it’s not a surprise that we will find many features that are important for this specific group of users. The Viper RGB is stable, fast, and offers exceptional looking lighting effects. Pretty much everything that gamers want nowadays. Read More

Scythe Big Shuriken 3 Heatsink Review

Scythe remains a household name in the air cooling segment of PC hardware due to their well-received heatsinks and fans over the years. Today, we have Scythe’s Big Shuriken 3 which is a low profile cooler aimed at small form factor (SFF) builds and touts a “zero interference” claim for motherboard and RAM. Let’s see how well it holds up against a test bed full of tower heatsinks and all-in-one liquid coolers. Read More

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC 8G Review

On our test bench today we have the RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC from GIGABYTE. The “Super” line of GPUs was introduced by Nvidia in late June of this year which, coincidently coincided with AMD’s launch of their new Navi-based RX 5700 line of video cards. Speculation at the time was that this move was intended to counter AMD’s perceived price/performance staging of their soon to be launched RX GPUs. AMD’s performance levels were mostly speculation at the time but rumored to be at or near the RTX 2070 levels with a similar price point. Whether or not these rumors were true the RTX Super graphics cards were released intending to slide in between their base model (RTX 2070) and the next tier (RTX 2080). These cards were sporting an increased CUDA core count much like the “Ti” versions of the past but these new Super cards also have increased RT and Tensor core counts. Read More

Bitspower GeForce RTX 20 Series VGA LN2 Container

It’s not often that we see new products developed and marketed exclusively for the subzero extreme overclocking world. There are only a handful of well-established brands that cater to the extreme overclocking community, so the overall market share is quite small. Today. we are excited to evaluate a new retail product from Bitspower, which has been designed to be used exclusively with extreme cooling solutions such as liquid nitrogen or dry ice. Read More

Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B Heatsink Review

Scythe’s Mugen 5 Rev. B CPU heatsink sports compatibility with all current CPU sockets from Intel and AMD. The Mugen 5 is a typical single-tower style heatsink with one fin stack, as opposed to their dual tower FUMA heatsink or much larger Ninja 5 heatsink. Read More

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