AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X CPU Review and more
Posted on: 02/12/2019 10:31 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive Review
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X CPU Review
ASRock Z390 Taichi Ultimate (Intel Z390) Motherboard Review
ASUS Gladius II Origin Gaming Mouse Review
Change look & feel of Firefox pinned tabs
Corsair One i140 Gaming PC Review
Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD Review
Dell XPS 13 9380 + Intel Core i7 8565U Ubuntu Linux Performance
EVGA Nu Audio PCIe Sound Card Review
FSP CMT340 Case Review
Kingdom Hearts III Review
Quick Look Review
Razer Sila AC3000 WiFi Router Review
Seasonic FOCUS SGX-650 650W SFX-L PSU Review

ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive Review
The ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro is an excellent choice for the gamer, enthusiast or overclocker looking for a fast, yet affordable, NVMe SSD for their notebook or desktop computer. This compact, M.2 form factor SSD is powered by Silicon Motion's SM2262EN controller and is available with up to 1TB of Micron's 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. Combine this with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface and you have a drive that is capable of outpacing your average SATA 6Gb/s SSD by a considerable margin. The 512GB version of the SX8200 Pro flew through our sequential transfer rate tests, reading at speeds as high as 3,517 MB/s and writing at more than 2,259 MB/s. The drive also did fairly well in our random write tests, producing more than 144,000 IOPS at low queue depths.


Read full article @ CDRLabs.com

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X CPU Review
Despite AMDs resurgence to kick it with the high end of mainstream processors, the biggest volume sales occur more in the mid-range where the parts are often competitively priced. In the segment, AMD currently has the Ryzen 5 2600 and the 2400G at retail, but OEMs can use two others: the 2500X and the 2300X. We dont know if well ever see these at retail, but we obtained both CPUs for a review.


Read full article @ Anandtech

ASRock Z390 Taichi Ultimate (Intel Z390) Motherboard Review
Today we look at the Z390 Taichi Ultimate, which fills in an interesting gap between the Phantom 9 and the Taichi. ASRock's Taichi series of motherboards has been hugely successful, offering up a lot of features, a solid VRM, and good aesthetics at a very reasonable price.


Read full article @ TweakTown

ASUS Gladius II Origin Gaming Mouse Review
ASUS Gladius II Origin When it comes to competitive gaming, youre going to want a competitive peripheral. The new ASUS Gladius II Origin has been designed for one thing, dominating your enemies! From the world of eSports to just thrashing your mates in Battlefield V.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Change look & feel of Firefox pinned tabs
More red panda stuff. Here's a non-lengthy guide explaining how to customize the look & feel of pinned tabs in Firefox using CSS declarations in the userChrome.css custom configuration file. For those you you blessed with techno-OCD, this is THE article for you.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo

Corsair One i140 Gaming PC Review
I've never met a computer I didn't like, but my very favorite PC (disregarding price) of all the ones I've reviewed for TR was the Corsair One Pro back in 2017. It ran fast, cool, and quiet in equal measure—and said measure was quite high indeed.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD Review
It wasn’t that long ago when an SSD was for the diehard enthusiast, especially when you considered higher capacity drives. Near the end of 2016, a good 1 TB NVMe SSD could run you upwards of $600 USD. This made an NVMe M.2 SSD far more of a luxury item for sure. These days, prices have come way down.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Dell XPS 13 9380 + Intel Core i7 8565U Ubuntu Linux Performance
At the end of January, Dell announced the Dell XPS 13 9380 Developer Edition laptop as an upgraded version of the XPS 9370 with now having Intel Whiskey Lake CPUs and other minor improvements. Over the past two weeks I've been testing out the Dell XPS 9380 with Intel Core i7 8565U processor with 256GB of NVMe SSD storage and 16GB of RAM. Here are benchmarks of the Dell XPS 9380 compared to several other laptops running Ubuntu Linux as well as looking at the system thermal and power consumption among other metrics.


Read full article @ Phoronix

EVGA Nu Audio PCIe Sound Card Review
In the audio realm something pretty special happens when you have the right mix of source material, digital-to-analog conversion, amplification, and transducers (headphones or loudspeakers). And I am just talking about stereo, as 2-channel audio has the potential to immerse as deeply, and even more so, than 3D positional audio can; but it does take more care in overall setup. Enter EVGA, a company famous for its video cards, power supplies, motherboards, etc., and no stranger to diversification in the enthusiast PC community. And while EVGA in recent years has expanded their offering to include cases, coolers, and even laptops, they have never attempted a dedicated sound solution - until now.

Coming as a surprise as the featured product in their suite at CES 2019, EVGA’s introduction of the Nu Audio card was exciting for me as an audio enthusiast, and this is really an enthusiast-level card based on the pricing of $249 ($199 for EVGA ELITE members). The Nu Audio is an all-new, designed from the ground up sound card with a true hi-fi pedigree and a stated goal of high-quality stereo sound reproduction. Just hearing the words “two channel” in relation to the computer audio was music to my ears (literally), and to say I was intrigued would be an understatement. I will try to temper my enthusiasm and just report the facts here; and yes, I understand that this is expensive for this market and a product like this is not for everyone.


Read full article @ PC Perspective

FSP CMT340 Case Review
Back at CES 2019, we got our first look at a few new cases from FSP. While typically known for their power supplies, FSP is also in the case designing business, and we have been given the opportunity to take a look at their latest mid-tower gaming case, the CMT340. Claimed to be the world’s smallest mid-tower chassis that can support a 360mm radiator, the CMT340 is decked out with two tempered glass panels, and includes four addressable RGB fans as well. Let’s not waste any more time, and get this review under way!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Kingdom Hearts III Review
Kingdom Hearts III rewards longtime fans with a story that's taken years to finally come to a close, while fans that just want a fun action RPG might be left scratching their heads over what they just played through.


Read full article @ Wccftech

Quick Look Review
While its possible to move data in this manner securely by using software-based encryption, the simple reality is that many users and employees dont take data security into consideration, or they just forget. The thought is "the data is in my hands, its safe." But, of course, when that flash drive or hard drive gets left behind at the coffee shop, or the bag containing them gets swiped at the airport, this false notion crumbles immediately.

UK-based iStorage is one company that recognizes this issue, and the company has built its entire product line around hardware-based encryption for external storage devices. These are devices that automatically encrypt the data stored on them, completely preventing access to the data unless the correct PIN is physically entered on the device. As long as employees or family members use a device like this for their external data storage, they never need to "think" about encryption since the data is automatically secured as soon as its unplugged from the computer.


Read full article @ PC Perspective

Razer Sila AC3000 WiFi Router Review
Razer has entered the gaming router market - is the Sila worth £280? Razer has become a well-known brand in gaming circles, with its laptops, keyboards, mice and headsets garnering considerable plaudits for their design and capabilities. Now Razer is expanding its portfolio further still with its first router, called the Sila. The word “Sila” can mean lots of things, but we suspect the one most in Razer’s mind refers to an Arabic genie.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Seasonic FOCUS SGX-650 650W SFX-L PSU Review
Seasonic is FOCUSing more on small footprint high output power supplies, and the new FOCUS SGX series is targeting the small form factor market once again. This beefy 650 watt unit is fully modular, packs a 10 year warranty, is diminutive in size, had good efficiency, and comes complete with an ATX adapter plate as well.


Read full article @ HardOCP




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