“All” graphics cards in in-depth coil whine analysis

The number of graphics cards tested over the recent period has reached a number after which we can pause a bit and specifically focus on the noise level of their coils. The latter has always been recorded in standard measurements, but in large tests with lots of other information, this unique data was getting lost. That is why it will now, within the scope of this article, be limited to these only. So which of the modern graphics cards has the quieter coils? Read more ““All” graphics cards in in-depth coil whine analysis” »

Asus TUF Gaming TR120 (ARGB) Reverse: A nicer look? Yes, but…

This is a first – a fan with the leading edges of the impeller blades on the opposite side to normal ones. This is primarily done for a better view of “fans without stator struts” in cases with glass side panels. In addition, such an unconventional design also has quite clear and measurable advantages and disadvantages, also in terms of functional characteristics. Let’s take everything in turn. Read more “Asus TUF Gaming TR120 (ARGB) Reverse: A nicer look? Yes, but…” »

Details of the Noctua NF-A14x25r G2 PWM fan + minitest

Close up of the new Noctua NF-A14x25r G2 PWM fan and its first tests. However, consider these as material for a “rough idea”, since as you already know, the pilot 140 mm LCP fans have atypical mounting holes for their format, so their mounting to the wind tunnel was necessarily non-standard. However, a few things can be concluded from these partial measurements as well. Read more “Details of the Noctua NF-A14x25r G2 PWM fan + minitest” »

What to expect from Noctua’s new top-end CPU coolers (and fans)?

Well, after all! The NH-D15 G2 cooler will no longer be on Noctua’s roadmaps. Neither will the separate pack of 140mm NF-A14x25r G2 PWM fans it uses. Both Noctua’s new flagship cooler and the first fans from the new generation are on their way to stores. This comes after years of development and detailed tuning. We can now take a look at the key elements involved with these cooling components. Read more “What to expect from Noctua’s new top-end CPU coolers (and fans)?” »

Tested: Arctic M2 Pro in database of 80 SSD coolers

Arctic also offers SSD coolers. One of the leading brands is betting on low price, excellent compatibility and it also seems the visual impression is also important. However, the emphasis is also on high cooling performance and that the “improvement”, or reduction of (SSD) temperatures compared to a solution without a cooler is significant. What does this mean? For example, even minus 30 degrees Celsius. Read more “Tested: Arctic M2 Pro in database of 80 SSD coolers” »

Noctua on NF-A14x25 G2 frame deformations (interview)

One of the last reasons for delaying the new generation of 140mm LCP fans was complications around potential excessive frame deformation. But to ensure that users never have to deal with this type of difficulty in practice, Noctua has intervened in the fan prototypes once more. You can find out how, why exactly in that way, and what the satisfaction with the result has been like directly from Noctua, who we asked a few questions on the subject. Read more “Noctua on NF-A14x25 G2 frame deformations (interview)” »

ROG Strix B760-I Gaming WiFi: Mini-ITX with DDR5 for 200 EUR

There are only a few models among the cheaper Mini-ITX motherboards for the Intel LGA 1700 platform. After testing the Gigabyte variant, the Asus ROG Strix B760-I Gaming WiFi is now here for review. This motherboard is designed for DDR5 memory and at the same time, we can still note its good affordability. Take a look at all that the Asus motherboard brings and how it fares in the tests. Read more “ROG Strix B760-I Gaming WiFi: Mini-ITX with DDR5 for 200 EUR” »

A kind of… SFF tower. Fractal Design Mood in detail

The Fractal Design Mood case, unveiled at Computex 2024, is already in our testlab. And while we won’t look at the cooling results just yet, let’s take a look at the key design elements. Based on these, you’ll get an idea of the broad features of the case, which is designed for Mini-ITX motherboards. This then leads to a focus on maximizing space savings on a desk or elsewhere. Read more “A kind of… SFF tower. Fractal Design Mood in detail” »

New Aorus case (C400 Glass): 40 l for large components

Gigabyte has released a case named C400 Glass under its Aorus brand. It should be interesting for example because it also supports full-size graphics cards, motherboards and also CPU coolers despite its relatively small dimensions. And one of its advantages is supposed to be efficient system cooling with vertical airflow, although this is not usually the preferred option for case manufacturers. Read more “New Aorus case (C400 Glass): 40 l for large components” »

Price as low as possible: New Endorfy Pactum 1 thermal paste

Endorhy has released the Pactum 1 thermal pastes. These are characterized above all by their low price. Their thermal conductivity is also lower, but still at a level that could be sufficient for many applications. Pactum 1 pastes are available in two variants. While one is more suitable for home use, the other, larger one, will also find use in the workshops of service technicians. Read more “Price as low as possible: New Endorfy Pactum 1 thermal paste” »

MSI B760M Gaming Plus WiFi: A cheap motherboard with a surprise

The seemingly inconspicuous motherboard hides something you probably wouldn’t expect, it has both HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs doubled, in pairs. Otherwise, the B760M Gaming WiFi is an affordable solution also suitable for higher-end Intel Core processors designed for the LGA 1700 platform with DDR5 memory. Meanwhile, due to the smaller MicroATX format, you can also fit the motherboard into smaller cases. Read more “MSI B760M Gaming Plus WiFi: A cheap motherboard with a surprise” »

Fractal Design News: small cases, headsets, chairs

This year’s Computex may be over, but we still have some stuff from it that we want to publish. These include the Fractal Design product showcase. In terms of our focus, you could say that the FD booth was mainly about computer cases, but the expansion into new markets is also notable. Headsets with microphones or computer chairs will soon be available under the Fractal Design brand. Read more “Fractal Design News: small cases, headsets, chairs” »

“Two fans in one”. MSI plans an unconventional concept

Higher pressure from the location around the impeller hub. This will probably be addressed by more fan manufacturers in the coming period. Each will go about it in a slightly different way, and MSI also revealed its “strategy” for achieving more attractive results at Computex (24). With fans with one, two, three, … eighteen blades arranged in two rows. It will start to be sold in PC cases. Read more ““Two fans in one”. MSI plans an unconventional concept” »

The Noctua NH-D15 G2 in three variants. And new A12 fans

At Computex 2024, Noctua “unofficially” announced that a new elite dual-tower CPU cooler (the NH-D15 G2) will hit the shelves this month, with the news being that it will have different bases with an eye towards making the best possible contact across platforms (AMD and Intel). In addition, Noctua showed the second generation of the 120mm A12 fan. A PSU with a Noctua fan? Also a reality, created in collaboration with Seasonic. Read more “The Noctua NH-D15 G2 in three variants. And new A12 fans” »

Ryzen 9000 is here. Zen 5 architecture, IPC and model specs

After a long wait, it’s here. During its presentation at Computex 2024, AMD unveiled the Ryzen 9000 desktop CPUs, the first of the generation of CPUs based on the Zen 5 architecture. We now have confirmed specifications and also the IPC of this architecture (the officially stated value, at least). According to AMD, these are the fastest “consumer PC” processors of today, and the company has already shown the first performance claims. Read more “Ryzen 9000 is here. Zen 5 architecture, IPC and model specs” »

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