The $619.99 i9-12900k provides incredible uplifts in both gaming and productivity, while the $299.99 i5-12600k is the star of the show providing better overall performance than Intel's i9-10900k and uses significantly less power to do so.
Intel's i9-12900k runs hot, but can BeQuiet's Pure Loop 280 keep it cool? We test it against BeQuiet's Shadow Rock Slim 2 and DeepCool's AK620 in this review.
Today we'll be comparing Intel's newly released "Beast Canyon" Extreme NUC, which uses a TigerLake i9-11900kb, to it's predecessor "Ghost Canyon" which uses the i9-9980hk. Each features an 8c CPU with a 65w long term TDP and are officially "unlocked", allowing for overclocking.
Today we're looking at DeepCool's GAMMAXX 400 V2, an entry level cooler which runs for $24.99 USD - making it the 2nd cheapest cooler we have tested. When DeepCool had originally offered to send this for testing, I wasn't interested - I didn't think it could handle my CPU. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was wrong.
Today we're looking at CoolerMaster's ML240 Illusion which currently retails for $115 USD at Amazon, NewEgg, and most other retailers. Unlike many other liquid coolers on the market (including others from CoolerMaster), this cooler does not use an Asetek design - it was designed entirely by Cooler Master.
Today we're looking at the EDG27x, Nixeus's latest high refresh rate 1440p gaming monitor, which has been redesigned with a 165hz Fast IPS KSF panel and works with both Xbox Series X (including VRR) and PlayStation 5 consoles at 120hz.
DeepCool's AK620 is the best cooler on the market. I didn't expect the AK620 to be this good. It matches and/or slightly outperforms the former king of air cooling - Noctua's NH-D15 - while being 30% less expensive.
Fast, Ultrawide, and Cheap are three words I've never used to describe a 21:9 monitor before - but in this case, the description is accurate. Viotek's GNV30CBXA provides a great value in a highly niche market, and is substantially improved versus it's predecessor with faster refresh rates, better response times, and a vastly better stand.
While be quiet's SHADOW ROCK SLIM 2 is only rated for 160w, we found it to be capable of handling higher loads comfortably. Read more to find out the results!
DeepCool's AS500 Plus provides performance similar to coolers almost twice its price, while operating quieter.