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Silicon Power US70 PCIe Gen 4x4 SSD Review

One of the aspects that makes AMD’s X570 platform great, is the implementation of a fourth-generation M.2 storage interface. Today we’re looking at an NVMe drive from Silicon Power which has been specifically designed to harness the power of the PCIe Gen 4×4. Silicon Power recently introduced the US70 to retail markets which boasts sequential read and write up to 5,000 / 4,400 MB/s. We got our hands on this new drive so follow along as we evaluate its performance and see what makes it so special. Read More

Bitspower CPU LN2 Container

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Extreme overclockers use exotic cooling substances such as dry ice and liquid nitrogen to cool down computer hardware. Transferring that amazing cooling power to a computer CPU can be a complicated and difficult process. To simplify this complex problem, Bitspower International released special CPU cooler which has been designed to be used exclusively with liquid nitrogen (typically called a “pot”). We obtained a sample of their new cooler and will use it to overclock the Intel Core i9-10900K processor on the new Z490 platform. Read More

ADATA Falcon and Swordfish NVMe SSD Review: Pushing the Price/Performance Boundary

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In recent years, ADATA has gained recognition as one of the global leaders of DRAM memory and Flash application products. They recently launched two new fast PCI-Express x4 3.0 NVMe 1.3 drives, which push the performance per price boundary. The FALCON and SWORDFISH come in at just 13 and 12 cents per gigabyte respectively. Despite the remarkably low price, performance is still quite good. They even managed to include a stylish heatsink to help with thermal throttling and add a little bling to your build. Read More

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T-Force Cardea Liquid M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Review

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When it comes to modern NVMe drives, heat actually becomes a real concern. Often times M.2 drives are buried under hot graphics cards, which tends to exacerbate the heat problem. To combat this growing concern for NVMe temperatures, and to stop the drives from thermal throttling, companies like Team Group are taking things to the next level. Their latest NVMe SSD release, the T-Force Cardea Liquid, features a liquid cooled heat sink. How can such a small device be liquid cooled? Follow along as we investigate this new drive and run it through a gambit of benchmark tests. Read More

SilverStone SETA A1 Mid-Tower Case Review

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Today we take an in-depth look at Silverstone’s SETA A1 Mid-tower case. The SETA A1 is advertised as a premium quality case with impressive lighting and substantial airflow. It features a steel chasis, brushed aluminum front panel, and a tempered glass side panel. It certainly has the look and feel of a quality case without being overly gaudy. Read More

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