AMD Radeon RX 5500 Graphics Cards Announced and more
Posted on: 10/08/2019 09:57 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Aerocool Playa RGB Flow Mid-Tower Review
AMD Announces Radeon RX 5500 Series: 1080p Gaming for Desktop & Mobile, Coming This Quarter
AMD Radeon RX 5500 Graphics Cards Announced
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G APU Review
Cherry DW 9000 Slim Desktop Set Review
Game Max Strike RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC Review
Gigabyte publishes AMD Ryzen 9 3950X overclocking manual
GRID Review
How To Overclock Raspberry Pi 4 Over 2GHz For A Tasty Speed Bump
HyperX Alloy Origins Keyboard Review
HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Indivisible (PlayStation 4 Pro) Review
Intel Announces Price Cut for 9th Generation F and KF Processors
Intel Xeon-W and X-Series Processors Detailed
macOS 10.15 Catalina Review
Noctua NH-U12A Cooler Review
NZXT H210i Review
OnePlus 7T Review
Quod Libet Review
RTX 2080 Ti & RTX Titan – Remove PCB and cleaning für a custom loop water cooling
SilverStone Permafrost PF240-ARGB AIO Liquid Cooler Review
Team Group Cardea II NVMe 1 TB SSD Review
Thermaltake ToughPower GF1 750W PSU Review
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Review
Tunai Square and Tunai Button Bluetooth Adapter Review

Aerocool Playa RGB Flow Mid-Tower Review
Regardless of target group consumers always look for four things when out to get a brand new PC case, design, build quality, interior space and of course price (the only thing that really changes from consumer to consumer is their order/importance). Design actually didn't become an important factor until just over a decade ago when the very first really special looking towers made their debut (who doesn't remember the Cosmos by Cooler Master?). Fast forward to today and there's not a single PC case in the market that doesn't focus on design and as we've pointed out many times in past reviews thanks to the introduction of materials like tempered glass and features like RGB lighting we're at a whole different level right now. Aerocool has released a good number of Mid-Towers lately and the Playa which we have here with us today is without doubt among the best looking ones.

Aerocool is a Taipei-based, global computer components company with an outstanding record in product design and innovation. Driven by the mantra ‘Be Cool, Be Aerocool’, Aerocool strives to provide innovation in design yet deliver an affordable solution to PC users worldwide. For more information on Aerocool, please visit http://www.aerocool.io/.


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AMD Announces Radeon RX 5500 Series: 1080p Gaming for Desktop & Mobile, Coming This Quarter
Coming off of an incredibly busy summer for AMD that saw some of its most important product launches in recent history across both CPUs and GPUs, AMD is gearing up to finish out the year on a high note as well. This morning the company is announcing the next series in its Radeon RX 5000 family of video cards, the Radeon RX 5500 series. Based on the same RDNA architecture as AMD’s flagship RX 5700 parts, the new RX 5500 series is being built around a new, smaller Navi GPU that will allow AMD to bring their latest Radeon technologies down to more affordable, mainstream video cards, as well as laptops for the first time.


Read full article @ Anandtech

AMD Radeon RX 5500 Graphics Cards Announced
There will be three models in the new range. The RX 5500M will be the base model, with M most likely denoting a mobile version and the RX 5500 will be the standard model in the range. However, there will also be a Radeon RX 5500 XT leading the pack. However, we suspect the main difference is 4GB vs 8GB models. Undoubtedly they’re targeted at 1080p gaming and mid-range 1440p performance too.

With 8GB of GDDR6 over a 128-bit bus, the card should perform close to the RX 580 in regards to memory performance. However, it should beat that cards overall performance given the 7nm process. The card features 6.4Bn transistors vs the 5.7Bn found on Polaris.


Read full article @ eTeknix

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G APU Review
Processors with built-in graphics have been something in the past that most desktop PC users really did not take seriously. When it came to graphics performance you really could not play much and the overall experience was not that good at all. AMD has been at the forefront of these type of products with their line of APUs (Accelerated Processing Unit). Today we will be taking a look at their Ryzen 5 3400G APU, which is a 4-core, 8-thread part that features Radeon RX Vega 11 built-in graphics. The processor is clocked at 3.7 GHz and has a max boost clock of 4.2 GHz, while the Vega 11 graphics are clocked at 1400 MHz. This is the first time we’ve had a chance to take a look at an APU from AMD so we cannot speak on their previous APUs, but will the Ryzen 5 3400G be able to change our mind about processors with built-in graphics? Read on to find out!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Cherry DW 9000 Slim Desktop Set Review
Hey everyone, back with the second review from Cherry, this time it’s a full desktop set enthrallingly titled the DW 9000 Slim.

Cherry keyboard switches, I love them especially the silvers; this is generally what Cherry are best known for but they also make keyboards and mice, often with a view to quality, longevity and ergonomics.

Today I have the enthrallingly titled DW 9000 Slim, keyboard and mouse combo on my desk, a sleek wireless offering lets see what it can do.


Read full article @ Play3r

Game Max Strike RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review
The brand new Game Max Strike RGB Mechanical keyboard is here. It promises to pack the features gamers want at a price point that your wallet will love. That’s not an easy task to do either. When you slash the price, something has to give. Features, performance, build quality? You have to compromise somewhere. At a little over £40, the Game Max Strike is certainly affordable, but still promises some impressive features for the money.

Fully mechanical, per-key RGB lighting with built-in effects and profiles, anti-ghosting, and much more. It’s ticking all the right boxes. There’s even an included wrist rest to keep you comfortable during those long gaming sessions.


Read full article @ eTeknix

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC Review
GIGABYTE kindly sent over their RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC and RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC graphics cards for review, with today's review looking at the RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC. The first thing that caught my eye with the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC is the dual-slot design, compared to the 2.5-slot design on the higher-end RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC graphics card. I'm a big fan of performance in small packages, something GIGABYTE delivers here. As for pricing, I found the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GAMING OC on Amazon for $419.99 -- not bad at all, and in firing range of custom RX 5700 XT and custom RTX 2060 SUPER graphics cards.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Gigabyte publishes AMD Ryzen 9 3950X overclocking manual
Document reveals the 16C/32T chip can consistently OC to 4.3GHz on all cores. Gigabyte's Aorus X570 overclocking guide PDF has been found to be an interesting source of pre-launch AMD Ryzen 9 3950X testing data. The linked document looks at the OC possibilities open to users of the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master motherboard, with an AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor installed, 16GB of DDR4 3200MHz RAM, and a liquid cooler with 360mm radiator.

In the document Gigabyte notes that the 3950X has a Max Boost frequency of 4.7GHz - but that figure applies to just two cores. It then walks users through pushing their mobo/CPU combo to achieve the highest stable speeds with all 16 cores processing. There are the usual warnings about warranties and overdoing voltage tweaking.

After various clock, voltage, and memory adjustments in the Aorus BIOS, in the dedicated 'Tweaker Tab', users are encouraged to go through stability checking and stress testing. Whether you achieve success or not you might want to revise the tweaks to be gentler or fiercer.


Read full article @ Hexus

GRID Review
Codemasters are bringing you back to arcade-sim fun-filled racing with the rebirth of GRID, a game that offers some of the best racing-game AI around.


Read full article @ Wccftech

How To Overclock Raspberry Pi 4 Over 2GHz For A Tasty Speed Bump
New firmware for the Raspberry Pi 4 allows overclocking beyond the 2GHz cap. We hit 2.14 GHz comfortably, so of course we benchmarked it...


Read full article @ HotHardware

HyperX Alloy Origins Keyboard Review
HyperX launches their latest keyboard, the Alloy Origins, to coincide with the retail release of their own custom mechanical switches. Featuring the HyperX Red linear switch, the Alloy Origins RGB keyboard has extensive lighting and functionality in a svelte package, and at an attractive price!

When HyperX first broke away from Kingston, I admittedly was more curious about what the new focus would be than why. The years since have shown the move was good, with HyperX becoming a legitimate brand in the world of not only PC gaming, but eSports in general. Their headsets especially have garnered rave reviews here on TechPowerUp and elsewhere by offering good value for the money. Their mice and keyboards have done so as well, but the latter have not really had as much of an impact. The mechanical keyboard market especially is so competitive that you absolutely need to do a lot more to even get people to notice your products, which is perhaps what HyperX was thinking of when they showed off their own branded switches at Computex this year. It has been a few months since, and we now have the first retail product using these switches in the form of the HyperX Alloy Origins.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
The last few years have seen the rise of mechanical keyboards beyond anything we could have imagined. eSports has pushed gamers right to the edge for every competitive advantage they can find. We even see companies creating their own switches allowing you to respond and react faster than ever before. Such is the case with the HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and this is our review.


Read full article @ MMORPG

HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
HyperX’s Alloy Origins mechanical gaming keyboard sports in-house switches, but what makes it great is a fine-tuning of the basics and excellent aesthetics.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Indivisible (PlayStation 4 Pro) Review
Lauded as one of the few RPG”s to take inspiration from Valkyrie Profile’s intuitive battle system (Exist Archive being the only other that comes to mind), Indivisible was an RPG project that I’ve waited for years to finally play. As a notable Kickstarter success story, developer Lab Zero Games has been chipping away at Indivisible over the years, releasing new demos and teases that kept my attention. Music from the Secret of Mana composer, an opening from Studio Trigger, and a combat system designed by a guy that understands fighting games at a fundamental level (and even succeeded at creating a balanced fighter with only two buttons), all of these parts made up a game that I’ve quietly been excited for the entire life of the PlayStation 4. Now that Ajna’s quest is finally here and I’ve seen it through to the end, I can finally explore whether Indivisible was worth the wait.


Read full article @ Wccftech

Intel Announces Price Cut for 9th Generation F and KF Processors
One of the interesting developments of Intel’s 9th Generation Core processors for desktops, known as the S-series, was that the company decided to release versions of the hardware with the graphics disabled in order to use every chip from the wafer. At the time Intel was criticised on its pricing: it was offering the same processor minus graphics for the same bulk unit cost, with no discount. Today Intel is adjusting its strategy, and pricing these F and KF processors lower than before.

Nearly every 9th Generation Core processor for the desktop has a corresponding graphics-free option: the Core i9-9900K has its Core i9-9900KF, the Core i5-9500 has a Core i5-9500F. The difference between these two parts is just a matter of disabled graphics, which means the user can’t take advantage of Intel’s QuickSync or a display, however most of these processors end up in systems with discrete graphics cards anyway. At the time of launch, Intel priced them identically to the parts that did have graphics, but ultimately retail outlets were selling the K and KF processors at a small discount. Intel’s announcement today makes that price difference official.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Intel Xeon-W and X-Series Processors Detailed
The new flagship range of CPUs from Intel is pretty much here at last. They have lifted the curtain and we can finally reveal the full details, rather than just juggling with rumours. The biggest news has to be the prices, which are for all intents, cut in half compared to the last-gen.

The new Xeon W-2200 and X-series processors are targeted to be available starting November. They’ll feature heavily refreshed pricing that is sure to put a smile on any enthusiasts face (and bank account). One of the biggest changes is with the X299 chips. Now there is a smooth curve from the budget parts right through to the high-end parts, with some overlap between consumer and prosumer hardware. The X299 chips are no longer twice that of the gamer-friendly i9’s, for example.


Read full article @ eTeknix

macOS 10.15 Catalina Review
iPad apps come to the Mac and old 32-bit apps go away in a wide-ranging update.


Read full article @ ArsTechnica

Noctua NH-U12A Cooler Review
Noctua’s latest dual-fan tower delivers great thermal performance, quiet operation, and the signature look of the company’s beige-and-brown aesthetics, at a premium price.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

NZXT H210i Review
NZXT managed to put itself on the map with the H-Series of enclosures and is now aiming to use that momentum by offering a refresh of its iconic cases. The H210i is the most compact member of the family intended for ITX motherboards.

The NZXT H-Series refresh ups the model number of their cases by 10, resulting in the H210, and the H210i for their smallest ITX variant we are reviewing today. While the tooling, outside design, and framework has essentially stayed the same, there are subtle but noticeable updates to the series to warrant the refresh. We received the all-black sample for review.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

OnePlus 7T Review
OnePlus keeps all the great features of its last flagship, doesn't add much else.


Read full article @ ArsTechnica

Quod Libet Review
I've written a review of Quod Libet, a free, cross-platform music player, including look & feel, customizable interface with multiple layouts, song playback, Internet radio streaming, plugins, lyrics, tag management, various problems, and more. Have fun.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo

RTX 2080 Ti & RTX Titan – Remove PCB and cleaning für a custom loop water cooling
The title says it all Ill show you what tools you need and the steps for disassembling the board in preparation for the water cooling conversion. And the best way to explain this things is a video.


Read full article @ IgorsLAB

SilverStone Permafrost PF240-ARGB AIO Liquid Cooler Review
Their latest all-in-one cooler offerings, called Permafrost, are available in a range of sizes including 120mm, 240mm and 360mm variants, with the PF240-ARGB 240mm version being the one we will be putting through its paces.

SilverStone are keen to make it clear that their Permafrost range, which uses a brand-new water block, includes a pump featuring a dual-chamber design that isolates hot and cold liquid channels to prevent heat bleeding. This should ensure more efficient removal of heat away from the CPU water block.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Team Group Cardea II NVMe 1 TB SSD Review
Team Group announced its T-FORCE CARDEA II NVMe SSD boasting features like PCIe Gen3 x4 high-speed interface and a cooling module with “patented gaming fin design”. We had the opportunity to test the 1TB model. The T-FORCE CARDEA II is an SSD with a storage capacity of 256GB / 512GB / 1TB.


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

Thermaltake ToughPower GF1 750W PSU Review
This is the version without the RGB fan, and its £35 less ! worth buying ? Thermaltake recently released a new range of 80 Plus Gold certified power supplies – called the ToughPower GF1. Many publications have been focused on the ARGB models, but we wanted to look at the plain GF1 750W model as its priced much more competitively. £99.98 is much easier to swallow than £134.99 for the ARGB version. Yes, thats £35 less if you can live without an RGB fan.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Review
Depending on the size of your game library, you may have a number of games you recognize as being good, based on what you have seen or heard, but have yet to play them. Both Trine and Trine 2 are in that category for me, but now Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is safely among my played games. Once again the Heroes of Trine are called upon to save the day, which in this case revolves around rescuing Selius, a prince with great magic potential from his nightmares. With the boxes of Amadeus the Wizard, the sword and shield of Pontius the Knight, and ropes and arrows of Zoya the Thief you must track down Selius, defeat the nightmares realized around him, and solve quite a number of puzzles.


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Tunai Square and Tunai Button Bluetooth Adapter Review
We have had the chance to review several devices in pastfrom Tunai and we were impressed with the features they offered. Each device we have had come through have performed well and havent disappointed.

You’ve got great headphones but they aren’t Bluetooth? Phone missing a headphone jack? TUNAI Square is the perfect device to bridge the gap and let your wired headphones connect with Bluetooth phones, stereos, PMPs and more.

Going wireless doesn’t mean you have to compromise on sound quality thanks to the TUNAI Square. Pair it with your phone and enjoy wireless CD quality audio thanks to Qualcomm aptX* audio technology. TUNAI Square is the perfect companion for those times when you want to free yourself from cords and wires and just break free.


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