Motherboards

ASRock Partners with Razer - Develops Taichi Razer Edition Motherboard

ASRock just announced its partnership with Razer and developed the ASRock Taichi Razer Edition line of motherboards. This marks the world’s first motherboard that is natively integrated with Razer Chroma RGB lighting. Designed for competitive gamers and power-hungry users, it will be available in both X570 and B550 flavors. Both Taichi Razer Edition motherboards feature 16 power phases, Killer Ethernet 3100, and Killer Wi-Fi AX1650. MSRP for the X570 Taichi Razer Edition is $399 and the B550 variant is $299. Read More

Memory

ADATA Spectrix D50 DDR4 Review

Born to serve the needs of high-performance computers, ADATA’s new XPG Spectrix D50 combines speedy XMP profiles with a stylish but subdued RGB design. We’ve recently seen companies pushing the limits of RGB memory modules, but ADATA took the D50 in a different direction focusing on aesthetics while not forgetting about performance and value. Read More

Reviews

Team Group Cardea Zero Z340 NVMe Review

Often times we see NVMe drives with impressive read speeds, but they are lacking when it comes to input/output performance and write speeds. Team Group’s Cardera Zero Z340 offering aims to compete with the very best Gen 3 NVMe drives, but with a price tag that resembles a mid-range drive. Did they succeed at creating a top NVMe contender? Follow along as we explore the features, performance, and value of this NVMe based SSD. Read More

Reviews

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

Reviews

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

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

Reviews

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

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

Memory

Mushkin Redline Frostbyte DDR4 Review

Up on the test bench today is a DDR4 offering from Mushkin Enhanced. Their Redline Frostbyte features speedy XMP profiles and aggressive styling, but will it be compatible with AMD’s newest generation of motherboards? Memory compatibility on AMD’s X570 series platform is still problematic at best. Many of the memory kits on the market today were designed with Intel platforms in mind. Choosing a kit of memory at random and expecting it to work flawlessly on AMD platforms could end in a comparability nightmare. We’d like to explore this memory further and put it to the test on our AMD X570 based test bench. Read More

Memory

T-Force Xtreem ARGB DDR4 Review

In December of 2019 Team Group released the T-Force Xtreem ARGB memory modules. This new addition to the companies’ gaming memory lineup features a radical new design with a mirrored heat spreader that is also opaque and illuminated from behind. In the modern DDR4 arena, companies are constantly breaking new ground with design elements to attract customers. They’ve done enough to attract our attention, but we’d also like to know how the memory performs. Read More

Memory

Team Group Dark Zα DDR4 Gaming Memory Review

Team Group recently released its answer to the ever-growing problem of XMP memory compatibility on AMD X570 series motherboards. Deriving it’s name in part from the Greek alphabet, the new T-Force Dark Zα, or Z-Alpha is poised to make a big splash in the AMD memory market. Team Group’s marketing assures that this memory has been tailor-made for the current generation AMD platform. We are going to put that claim to the test, as well as see what this memory has to offer in terms of overclocking headroom. Come join us as we explore this memory and see what it has to offer. Read More