Category Archives: Reviews

XPG Hunter DDR4 3000 Memory Review

WEB: XPG MSRP: R749 (per stick) | AUTHOR: Neo

2020 is presenting many challenges to us all and gaming is an outlet which we turn to through these trying times. If you’re a PC gamer already or getting into the past-time, there’s never been a better time than now. SSDs, DRAM, competent CPUs and exciting graphics cards are the order of the day. This is where ADATA’s Hunter line of DRAM comes in as it offers some of the best bang for buck DRAM on the market.

ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3080 Review

WEB: TheOverclocker YouTube Channel

Here it is, the 1st GeForce RTX 3080 Review from TheOverclocker and it also happens to be among the best if not these best GeForce RTX 3080 on the market. Without a doubt, the ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3080 is the one that sets the bar. For more info check out the video, more RTX action to come soon so stay tuned.

GALAX HOF OC LAB Arduino DDR4 4000 16GB Review

WEB: GALAX ERP: $269.99 | AUTHOR: Neo

GALAX, famously known for their high performance extreme overclocking gear, released several A2/RGB PCB memory sets late last year. The Arduino range is one such series of memory. Featuring various bins of Samsung B-die ICs, GALAX has produced two sets of memory. One rated at DDR4 3600 and the other at DDR4 4000. This is the review of the latter, but with ICs I suspect from the former. Find out how this kit performed in the review.

T-Force Delta RGB DDR4 3200 CL16 Kit Review

WEB: TEAMGROUP Inc. ERP: R1,649 | AUTHOR: Neo

TamGroup T-Force Delta 3200 memory is among the most cost effective DDR4 3200 DRAM kits on the market. Featuring Hynix ICs, the T-Force manages average performance at its given frequency, but even greater performance when overclocked. It may not set new overclocking records, but it does offer better than average performance with pleasing aesthetics. Find out more in the review.

ASRock Z490 Taichi Review

WEB: ASRock MSRP: US $369.99 | ZAR TBD | AUTHOR: Neo

 

Z490 Taichi

We are several months in after the release of Intel’s 10th generation Core CPUs and platform. In the time since, the platform has seen firmware and microcode updates. That means all Z490 boards are better today than at launch. One such motherboard is the Z490 Taichi. ASRock once again attempts to pack high-end functionality into an affordable price to varying degrees of success. Overall, this is a solid offering, but is it a worthy successor to the Z390 Taichi? Well, let’s find out.

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Review

WEB: AMD ERP:  $129.99 | R2,399 @ Wootware | AUTHOR: Neo

AMD’s Ryzen 3 duo mainly the 3300X and the 3100 have been with us for a number of months. In that time they have managed to assert themselves as the best bang for buck CPUs money can buy. For those on an even tighter budget, where the 3200X won’t do, the Ryzen 3 3100 may be what you need.

GIGABYTE B550 AORUS PRO Review

WEB: GIGABYTE ERP:  $179.99 | R4,104 | AUTHOR: Neo

GIGABYTE’s B550 AORUS PRO is here, it’s affordable and it goes like the clappers. Armed with 2.5G Lan, dual M.2 sockets, a 12+2 phase PWM and the ability to overclock memory well past the 5,200MT/s range, the board is a mini performance wonder. The B550 AORUS Pro is the fastest AM4 board I’ve tested to date. For DRAM oc and general performance, few if any are faster then the B550 AORUS PRO.

XPG SPECTRIX D50 DDR4 4133 DRAM Review

WEB: XPGIGABYTE ERP:  $153 | ZARTITAN-ICE | AUTHOR: Neo

ADATA’s XPG brand recently launched their SPECTRIX D50 and D60 range of RGB DRAM Kits. With the SPECTRIX D50 we have the range topping DDR4 4133 CL19 kit. Not only is it by far the most aesthetically appealing (precisely because of it’s muted design and aesthetic) DRAM kit from XPG, its also the fastest I’ve ever tested from XPG. At $153 or so, it’s a winner for sure.

ASRock B550 TAICHI Review

WEB: ASRock ERP:  $299.99 | ZAR TBD | AUTHOR: Neo

ASRock has done the unexpected with the B550 TAICHI and produced a better motherboard, from a technically inferior chipset. Not only is this an objectively more capable motherboard than the X570 TAICHI, it does so at a price few if any others can match. For whatever reason, when it comes to bang for buck, ASRock is putting out strong offerings at every turn, and the B550 TAICHI is one such example. There’s no indication of when it may be available here in South Africa, but here’s hoping it’s sooner rather than later (and at an appropriate price too).

ASRock B460M Steel Legend – Quick Review

WEB: ASRock ERP:  $104.99 | ZAR TBD | AUTHOR: Neo

ASRock has added yet another offering to its Steel Legend family. The ASRock B460M Steel Legend is about as affordable as any B460 motherboard is likely to get. For those looking to build a gaming machine on the tightest of budgets, it’s not likely to get much better than this offering. ASRock has managed to pack in a few value add features on this board to make it well worth your time. It won’t set your world alight but it does prove competent all around.