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Digital Foundry Reviews Steam Deck

The pixel counting experts of Digital Foundry have finally released their review of Valve’s Steam Deck, and they are impressed. Their testing revealed that the SteamDeck can come very close to matching the original PS4 quality level at 720P resolution. That translates to console style settings, at 30FPs, at a 720P resolution. This is substantially faster than the Vega 8 GPUs in the 4000 series of portable Ryzen CPUs. Downsides included a screen that was lacking adaptive refresh rate, and was merely decent in color reproduction. Valve does include a OS level 30FPS and VSYNC lock to assist with this. …
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Gigabyte Launches Budget ITX LGA-1700 H610 Motherboard

Photo Credit: Gigabyte Gigabyte has launched their budget LGA-1700 ITX motherboard under the UD line; the H610I DDR4. “Features” include support for up to DDR4-3200 memory, a PCI-e 4.0 expansion slot, and support for a single PCI-e 3.0 M.2 drive. The board features a 4+1+1 VRM design with no cooling. According to Gigabyte’s website, the H610I DDR4 supports an i9-12900K; a processor known to draw 250 watts under load… My take on this: I normally try to keep my opinion out of this but nothing pisses me off more than motherboards with VRMs that don’t even include at least a …
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Artesian Builds Shows Production Photos of Pluto 13L Case

All Photo Credits – Artesian Builds Artesian Builds has released photos of the production Pluto case. The case features a wood top with wood trim around the feet, as well as a unique split front panel. The production colors are black, grey, and white, with walnut colored wood for the dark models, and maple for the white model. For those looking to water cool their PCs with a tight custom loop, the Pluto supports dual 280mm radiators. The case retails for $288. Check out the Artesian Builds Pluto forum thread HERE. Click HERE for the order page.   Here are …
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Last Day for Thor Zone Mjolnir Pre-Orders and Upgrades

All Photo Credits – Thor Zone If you’re interested in picking up the Thor Zone Mjolnir, or upgrading your current Mjolnir with the Borg vertical stand or other components, today is  your last day to get your order in for the next batch. As of writing, you have 20 hours remaining. The Borg vertical adapter. The Thor Zone Mjolnir is a sandwich style case that has a beautiful single piece exterior frame. It features support for up to a 240mm AIO, though the particular model that was supported is discontinued. Regardless, you can also use a 120mm AIO which should …
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Cooler Master Shows 1100 and 1300 Watt SFX-L Platinum PSUs

ALL PHOTO CREDIT – COOLER MASTER Not content with simply having the most powerful SFX PSUs, Cooler Master has shown the new SFX-L V series models. Like their smaller SFX brothers, the V1100 SFX-L Platinum and V1300 SFX-L Platinum are both 80 Plus Platinum certified, and feature 1100 and 1300 watts respectively. Both also feature three PCI-E 6+2 connectors for six connections, and a PCI-E 5.0 connector. What separates them from the SFX units is that the SFX-L units have a 120mm FDB bearing fan instead of a smaller 92mm unit. In theory, this should allow for quieter operation under …