Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super WindForce OC 8G Graphics Card Review and more
Posted on: 10/18/2019 08:00 AM

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles:

Amazon Echo Review
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X, 3970X and 3990X launch dates leaked
Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 Review
Corsair Void Elite Wireless RGB Review
G.Skill KM360 Keyboard Review
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super WindForce OC 8G Graphics Card Review
How to use ZFS in Ubuntu 19.10
Intel Core i9 9900K/KF Overclocking Guide
Intel Could Unveil First Discrete 10 nm GPUs in mid-2020
Logitech MX Master 3 and MX Keys Advanced Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Review
Patriot P200 512GB SSD Review
Potential new details of AMD Threadripper 3000 emerge
SK Hynix Gold S31 SSD Review
Steelseries Apex Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Streacom DA2 Mini-ITX Chassis Review
Team Group Cardea II 1 TB NVMe SSD Review

Amazon Echo Review
This review unit was bought at our local Best Buy. My choices were the Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, and the Amazon Dot. Confused at the differences, the only thing the salesman knew was that the tap required you to tap it before you speak. It turns out that the Echo is much taller and has an integrated speaker. The Dot does not have the speaker, so it has to be connected to a Bluetooth speaker. If you lack an external Bluetooth speaker or don't want the hassle, the difference is about $100. The Dot is about the size of a hockey puck.

Unboxing was simple. Without looking before we opened it (that's our superpower), we peeled off the wrong end. When I tipped it over to slide it out, we then spotted the obvious seal with an arrow highlighting the sticker you need to remove, making it easy to open the entire top and remove the Echo, manual, and power supply. The plastic is easily removed from the Echo and power supply. Now you plug it in underneath where there's a cutout to hide it. We expected a pleasant unboxing and weren't disappointed.


Read full article @ MajorGeeks

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X, 3970X and 3990X launch dates leaked
Today we share exclusive information on Ryzen Threadripper 3000. This story is based on highly confidential documents we obtained from our source at AMD. We cannot guarantee that the dates presented here are still valid, but we can confirm that they were just a few weeks ago.  AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is confirmed Threadripper 3960X & 3970X AMD is planning three Threadripper 3000 SKUs: 3960X, 3970X and 3990X. The first two will be unveiled on November 5th, but the embargo on sales and reviews will be lifted on November 19th.


Read full article @ VideoCardz.com

Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 Review
For a while it was pretty quiet around the Arctic water coolers, but now the Swiss company is starting to conquer the PC cases of the water cooler fans again. Our detailed review on OCinside.de will show whether the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 AIO water cooler introduced today will be able to do this. This special AIO was not only developed for CPU cooling and so there were some surprises during the tests. Enjoy reading!


Read full article @ OCInside.de

Corsair Void Elite Wireless RGB Review
Subtle improvements over the last generation. Evolution is the name of the game as far as Corsair's ever-expanding range of gaming headsets is concerned. The firm launched a quartet of Pro models in August 2017, and catered for wireless and USB-wired connectivity on familiar-looking headsets immediately recognisable as being from the Corsair stable.

Rather than reinvent the wheel, Corsair has updated its gaming-focussed range of Pro models to the Elite, now available in black or white trim in both wireless (£100) and wired (£70) versions, complete with logo-lit RGB. Another model, Void Elite Surround (£65), available in black or red, eschews RGB but opens up further compatibility through the bundling of both wired USB and a 3.5mm connector.


Read full article @ Hexus

G.Skill KM360 Keyboard Review
The G.Skill brand is known especially for offering DRAM, but they also have SSDs, headsets, mice and even power supplies in their product range. On the 21st of August , they announced a new gaming keyboard with RGB backlighting, the KM360. It will be the next (fourth) model in the brand’s gaming series, which includes not only keyboards, but also mice and headsets


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super WindForce OC 8G Graphics Card Review
As we mentioned in our review of Gigabyte’s GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC 8G is the mid-range market is quite crowded and that is still the case months later. Today we are taking a look at another RTX 2060 Super graphics card from Gigabyte, this time it is their WindForce OC 8G model. It features a nice factory overclock up to 1680 MHz (from 1650 MHz), Gigabyte’s WindForce 2X cooling solution, and a pretty sleek overall design. This card costs the same as the reference RTX 2060 Super ($399), so basically you are getting a factory overclock and custom cooling solution for the same price as a reference card. Let’s see what this card is all about.



Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

How to use ZFS in Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 19.10 includes one feature that should have every user and admin overcome with the feels.


Read full article @ TechRepublic

Intel Core i9 9900K/KF Overclocking Guide
Overclocking has become very common in the past few years as it's an easy method for increasing the performance of your PC to remove any bottlenecks that might exist. We present a quick guide on how to get started tuning your CPU to its maximum, and the good news is that the new 9900K CPUs are actually very similar to the last four generations CPUs, so overclocking is much the same. While Kaby Lake (7th Generation) CPUs were basically Skylake (6th Generation) CPUs, but with a better process (14nm+) and higher clocks, the 9900K (9th Generation) adds more cores and minor process improvements (14nm++). When you add cores you also increase the chance of one core not overclocking to higher levels, and it only takes one core to decrease highest all-core overclock, and that is where the process improvements help. However, here is the crazy news. Intel's 9th Generations S-series CPUs don't statically assign cores to turbo bins, so the one core that needs to hit 5GHz during single core turbo is picked at random. That means that if you can cool the CPU well enough, you should be pretty much guaranteed 4.9-5GHz on all cores. Motherboard power delivery will also play an important role in this endeavor.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Intel Could Unveil First Discrete 10 nm GPUs in mid-2020
According to the sources close to DigiTimes, Intel will unveil its first discrete 10 nm graphics cards named "Xe" very soon, with the first wave of Xe GPUs expected to arrive some time in 2020. Said to launch mid year, around July or August, Intel will start selling initial Xe GPU models of the long awaited product to consumers, in hope of gaining a share in the massive market using GPU for acceleration of all kinds of tasks.

Perhaps one of the most interesting notes DigiTimes reported is that "... Intel's GPUs have already received support from the upstream supply chain and has already been integrated into Intel's CPUs to be used in the datacenter and AI fields.", meaning that AIB partners already have access to first 10 nm graphics chips that are ready for system integration.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Logitech MX Master 3 and MX Keys Advanced Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Review
Last year, I was lucky enough to review the Logitech MX Master 2S for PC Perspective. When Logitech announced its successor, the MX Master 3, I reached out immediately to see if we could take a look at MMORPG. The MX Master 2S was one of my favorite mice of all time, would the Master 3 live up? At the same time, Logitech announced the brand new MX Keys keyboard. They?re for creators, professionals, and even gamers. Let's dive in.


Read full article @ MMORPG

Patriot P200 512GB SSD Review
SSD Storage is getting cheaper all the time and you can find decent storage for pretty much any application. Some of us seek only the premium performance storage and some are not so much. There are three basic factors to consider when looking at SSD storage, reliability, performance and stability. With reliability, you want to make sure that the data you are writing on the SSD stays intact and does not get corrupted or lost over time. From a performance perspective, you should look for the highest read and write speeds. And from a stability perspective, you want to make sure that you will get the same throughput speed no matter how much data is already been written on to the SSD. The Patriot P200 SSD has been designed on the Silicon Motion SATA III controller which has a mid-range performance at highly affordable pricing.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Potential new details of AMD Threadripper 3000 emerge
New information regarding AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 CPUs has come to light online recently. Specifically, the naming scheme has been spotted which shows a 24-core version of  3rd generation Threadripper 3960X. AMD announced last month that Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series CPUs will be coming in November, along with the highly-anticipated Ryzen 9 3950X desktop CPU.


Read full article @ KitGuru

SK Hynix Gold S31 SSD Review
SK Hynix is far from a newcomer in the storage space but it has been quite some time since they've had an offering in the consumer SSD lineup. They've been fairly involved in the OEM market, even with my Acer Aspire 5 having an SK Hynix 256GB M.2 SATA drive, but today is all about their new SK Hynix Gold S31 SSD. The South Korean semiconductor manufacturer has brought this lineup to the market in a 240GB, 500GB, and 1TB flavors with reasonable pricing. When it comes to NAND and Controllers we're talking 100% in house, no sourcing from others here and that means they have greater control on consistency and quality, it also lessens the likelihood that in six months you'll find they switch controllers or flash like we've seen happen in the past with other SSD vendors.


Read full article @ Wccftech

Steelseries Apex Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Equipped with their innovative, first-of-their-kind adjustable mechanical switches, it’s a huge leap away from the Cherry switches. They’re still mechanical, and they’re still linear. However, you can tune every single key on how low or high the keystroke registers. Want a feather touch activation of the key or do you want to have to fully stamp on it for it to trigger? Well, you can have both with the Apex Pro. Throw in an OLED Smart Display, magnetic wrist rest, full per-key RGB lighting, USB pass-through and more, and you’re well on your way to understanding the Apex Pro.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Streacom DA2 Mini-ITX Chassis Review
Streacom is not one of the first names that come to mind when we think of a chassis. Admittedly that's probably true for many of you reading this as it's a much smaller brand. However, their size should not turn you away from considering them as they have introduced some unique chassis over their short time in the realm. Streacom was created in 2010, and to see the special care Streacom takes to cater to the minimalist and SFF community is like very few others in the industry. The Case we are looking at today is the Streacom DA2 or DA2S as it is silver in color, but we will get to the naming on this later. As previously stated, Streacom goes out of its way to cater to the SFF and HTPC community with some unique designs breaking that mold on occasion. The DA2 we are looking at today checks in at 17.5L, which is relatively compact for supporting up to a full-size GPU. The distinctly apple-esque styling means that the DA2 is a dream for those looking for the sleek, smooth metallic styling.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Team Group Cardea II 1 TB NVMe SSD Review
The Team Group Cardea II M.2 NVMe SSD comes with a large pre-installed heatsink that adds excellent cooling capability, to prevent any sort of thermal throttling. Another highlight is the good sustained write performance, which ends up higher than 1 GB/s, even though TLC flash is used.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp


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