- Graphic Card(s)
After uniformly designed and therefore mostly closed fronts were popular in recent years, there has been a growing number of enclosures that use more open designs and thus promise a stronger airflow. These models also include the new Citadel Mesh RGB, which Kolink has placed as an attractive Micro-ATX case. A total of three 120 mm A-RGB fans shine through the front or through the glass side panel. The lighting is controlled either via a 5 V A RGB connection on the mainboard or conveniently via the remote control supplied.
The interior of the Citadel Mesh RGB not only promises enough space for a micro ATX mainboard and an ATX power supply, but also for tall tower coolers and long graphics cards. If necessary, water cooling with a 240mm radiator can also be used.
The cooling performance is accordingly significantly better than in comparable, closed housings. It is particularly positive that the A-RGB fans have PWM connections and can be easily controlled via a single PWM connection using the integrated PWM distributor. This is an exception in this price range. The fans are not whisper-quiet, but if you turn them down, the noise level will be completely unproblematic for most users.
Compared to a typical ATX case, Kolink's micro-ATX case saves a lot of space, but is still generous with a view of high tower coolers and long graphics cards. The three pre-assembled A-RGB fans shape the appearance of the housing - and the Citadel Mesh RGB is particularly user-friendly when it comes to lighting control. In addition to the LED button and control via a suitable mainboard, the supplied remote control can also be used. The glass side panel also provides convenience because it can be easily opened as a door.
INTEL Core i9-10900KF, clock frequency @ 5.30 GHz, socket 1200 (LGA), code name Comet Lake-S, TDP 125W, cores 10, threads 20, base clock 3.70GHz, turbo clock 5.30GHz, memory controller Dual Channel PC4-23466U (DDR4-2933 ), CPU features Optane Memory Support, Thermal Velocity Boost (5.30GHz), Turbo Boost Max 3.0 (5.20GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0, vPro, SMT (Hyper-Threading), VT-x, VT-d, VT-x EPT, Intel 64, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, Idle States, EIST, Thermal Monitoring, IPT, SIPP, AES-NI, Secure Key, SGX, OS Guard, TXT, XD Bit, Boot Guard, TDP -down (95W), TDP-down frequency (3.30GHz), multiplier freely selectable, production 14nm ++ (Intel), L2 cache 2.5MB (10x 256kB), L3 cache 20MB, chipset interface DMI 3.0, 8GT / s ( PCIe 3.0 x4), PCIe-Lanes 16x (PCIe 3.0), memory max. 128GB, memory bandwidth 45.8GB / s.
With the top model, INTEL is now launching ten cores and up to 5.3 GHz. Intel Core i-10000, that means 32 different models, up to DDR4-2933 support (only for Core i9-10900 [K / F] and Core i7-10700 [K / F]), core variations from two to ten Computing hearts including HT (SMT), a new maximum limit of thermal design power (TDP) of 125 watts and a new type of boost technology, which is reserved for the top model, the Core i9-10900 (K / F). As usual with Intel (almost), the new CPUs require a new CPU socket and thus brand new mainboards.
The CPU has ten native cores, which can provide up to 20 threads via HT. The base clock is at (up to) 3.7 GHz and a special Thermal Velocity Boost enables up to 5.3 GHz single-core and up to 4.9 GHz all-core. This new type of boost is used for the first time in desktop processors and the Core i9-10900 (K / F) is the only CPU in the entire Comet Lake S portfolio that has this.
Intel's Turbo Boost Max Technology 2.0, the mode that all new core models from Comet Lake-S have, clocks up individual cores to a predetermined maximum, which is often the case with games, since these are not yet on many CPU cores are programmed. The Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 builds on this, but has one special feature: Similar to the Zen 2 processors from AMD, the Comet Lake processors generally also have individual "higher-quality" CPU cores, which one Participate higher clock frequency with the same power supply. That boost mode automatically recognizes these cores and then clocks them up again by 100 MHz.
Nobody doubted the dominant gaming performance of the Core i9-10900K in advance. With ten cores clocking at up to 5.3 GHz, this CPU logically has to deliver the best performance. But there are exceptions like Total War Three Kingdoms or The Witcher 3, which cannot do anything with more than eight cores. Then even a higher clock will not work. The performance of the Core i9-10900K in Anno 1800 is absolutely impressive. The build-up game from Ubisoft shows the best case when it comes to single-core optimization and low internal latencies in the CPU.
The good frame times of the Intel Core i9-10900K once again confirm the high gaming performance, because they are consistently very low and smooth.
ENERMAX Liqmax III, internal (closed system), heatsink for CPU, heatsink material copper, compatibility CPU 775, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066, AM2, AM2 +, AM3, AM3 +, AM4, FM1 , FM2, FM2 +, radiator size 240mm, radiator thickness 27mm, radiator material aluminum, fan 2x 120mm, 500-1600rpm, 14-27 dB (A), LED (RGB), LED control
The LIQMAX III RGB all-in-one CPU water cooler with RGB lighting.
The water block in acrylic optics is equipped in the Aurabelt design, which provides brilliant light effects. LIQMAX III RGB supports RGB synchronization with motherboards that have 4-pin RGB connectors (+ 12V / G / R / B). Thanks to the dual chamber design patented by ENERMAX, the Central Coolant Inlet (CCI) and the Shunt Channel Technology (SCT), the cooler achieves faster heat transfer and a longer service life. The RGB fans with dual-convex fan blades are optimized for radiators and generate high static pressure to force the heat out of the cooling fins. The LIQMAX III RGB is an excellent cooler for housings that do not want to do without RGB lighting.
The cooler is very well made and, for fans of light games, has smartly illuminated fans and a discreetly illuminated pump unit. In addition, the lighting is compatible with all common mainboards with a corresponding mainboard header.
MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi, form factor µATX, chipset Intel Z490, RAM 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-38400U / DDR4-4800 (OC), max. 128GB (UDIMM), expansion slots 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (1x x16, 1x x8), 2x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA, 22110/2280/2260/2242 ), 1x M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA, 2280/2260/2242), external connections 1x HDMI 1.4b (iGPU), 1x DisplayPort 1.2 (iGPU), 1x USB-C 3.1 (Z490), 1x USB-A 3.1 (Z490), 2x USB-A 3.0, 2x USB-A 2.0, 1x 2.5GBase-T (Realtek RTL8125B-CG), 5x jack, 1x Toslink, 1x PS / 2 combo, Header cooling 1x CPU fan 4-pin, 3x fan 4-pin, 1x pump 4-pin, header lighting 2x 4-pin RGB (+ 12V / G / R / B, max. 3A), 2x 3- Pin ARGB (+ 5V / DATA / GND, max. 3A), buttons / switches LED switch (internal), audio 7.1 (Realtek ALC1220), Wireless WLAN 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax (2x2, Intel AX201), Bluetooth 5.1, RAID level 0/1/5/10 (Z490), multi-GPU NVIDIA 2-Way-SLI (x8 / x8), AMD 2-Way-CrossFireX (x8 / x8), RGB lighting, 1 zone (chipset cooler), BIOS 1x 32MB (256Mb), special features audio + solid capacitors, diagnostics LED (LED indicators), I / O cover integrated, 1x M.2 passive cooler.
The MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi is equipped with the high-end chipset for the Intel Core processors of the 10th generation and allows the manual overclocking of CPUs with a free multiplier. Since the "Comet Lake-S" processors require a new socket due to the optimized power supply, the Intel socket LGA1200 is used on the 400 series motherboards. Despite the increased number of pins, the actual size of the socket remains the same as older sockets, so that CPU coolers for LGA 115x sockets can also be mounted on the mainboard.
The features of the MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi motherboard at a glance:
2x PCIe (3.0) x16 and 2x PCIe (3.0) x1
3x USB 3.1 (1x type A / 1x type C / 1 header)
A total of 4x USB 3.0 and 6x USB 2.0 (internal & external)
2x M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4) / 4x SATA 6G
Supports max. 128 GB DDR4 RAM up to 4,800 MHz
Integrated RGB-LED lighting with RGB-LED headers
With integrated WiFi and Bluetooth module
Fast 2.5 Gbit LAN
The MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi in detail
The MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi is a mainboard in Micro-ATX form factor and offers two PCIe x16 slots that are directly connected to the CPU, as well as two PCIe x1 slots for plug-in and expansion cards. As a high-end mainboard, the MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi also supports multi-GPU setups via SLI / NVLINK and AMD Crossfire / XDMA.
The other features of the motherboard also include a striking cooler design and integrated RGB LED lighting. Additional RGB LED components can be connected and controlled via two 4-pin RGB headers (12V) and two digitally addressable 3-pin RGB headers (5V), provided they are compatible with the RGB software of the mainboard.
Up to 128 GB DDR4 memory in dual-channel mode can be used in the four DIMM slots. The Z490 chipset supports clock rates of up to 2,933 MHz by default, but the MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi enables the operation of RAM kits with up to 4,800 MHz via OC!
Two M.2 slots and four SATA 6G ports are available for storage drives. The M.2 slots support the NVMe protocol, which enables data transfer rates of almost 4 GB / s. M.2 PCIe SSDs are up to eight times faster than SATA 6G SSDs!
The two large expansion slots for graphics cards are reinforced in order to counteract wear and tear with frequent use when the mainboard is used in test systems and on benchtables, for example. The board design is dominated by black and dark gray, so that illuminated components come to the fore.
MSI Radeon RX 6800 Gaming X Trio 16G, 16GB GDDR6, connections 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, Navi 21 XL "RDNA 2", 60CU, 536mm², chip clock 1775MHz, Boost: 1925-2155MHz, memory 16GB GDDR6, 2000MHz, 256bit , 512GB / s, shader units / TMUs / ROPs 3840/240/96, cooling 3x axial fans (100mm), Special features Real-time ray tracing, AMD Infinity Cache (128MB), HDCP 2.3, AMD FreeSync, AMD TrueAudio Next, AMD Eyefinity, AV1 Decode, 0dB zero fan mode, backplate, LED lighting (RGB), incl. VGA holder , Base clock overclocked (+ 75MHz), boost clock overclocked (+ 50MHz), interface PCIe 4.0 x16, Computing power 16.55 TFLOPS (FP32), 1.03 TFLOPS (FP64), DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2), OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.2, Shader model 6.5.
What AMD has achieved with the Ryzen processors - to be a real competitor to Intel - is what they want to achieve with the GPUs. Finally, AMD equalized the last domain of the Intel competition, because with the Ryzen 5000 series based on the Zen 3 architecture you are now at least on par in gaming performance. And similar to the market for processors, some competition is certainly also good for the graphics card business, because NVIDIA has been able to do what it wanted in the high-end sector. The Radeon RX 6800 positions AMD against NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 - the current entry-level model of the Ampere generation. The Radeon RX 6800 XT is juxtaposed with the GeForce RTX 3080, which many consider to be the most desirable of the three amp cards.
The Radeon RX 6800 is faster than the GeForce RTX 3070 in most games and the corresponding resolutions. Sometimes you are at eye level, sometimes the plus is a good 20% and every now and then even more than this 20% is possible and the Radeon RX 6800 comes to a GeForce RTX 3080. In general, it can be said that the higher resolutions (1440p and 4K) benefit the Radeon cards. This could be due to the ample graphics memory, but the Infinity Cache can also show its strengths with higher resolutions.
FTX-1200-1 Forza 1200W ATX 2.4, fan 120mm, volume 19-22dB (A), cable management fully modular, connections 1x 20/24 pin, 2x 4/8 pin ATX12V, 8x 6/8 pin PCIe , 12x SATA, 4x IDE, 1x floppy, average efficiency 92%, certificates 80 PLUS Platinum, manufacturer's guarantee ten years, number of 12V rails 1, + 3.3V, 20A + 5V, 20A + 12V 98A-12V 0.3A + 5Vsb 3A PFC active form factor ATX PS / 2 special features ErP Lot 6.
The power supply has the 80Plus Platinum certification and must therefore have an efficiency of at least 90, 94 and 91 percent at 20, 50 and 100 percent load. The housing structure differs somewhat from the usual design. The top cover, under which the fan is located, consists of a U-shape that has been perforated at the top and at one end. This "U" is not simply bent by 90 degrees on the front sides, but finely rounded without any edges. The cutouts with the connections are located on the opposite end. On the underside is the base plate on which the power supply is attached. The two sides are made of aluminum sheets, the edges of which have been completely beveled and polished. This means that there is not a single 90-degree edge on this power donor, only fine curves.
In summary, a visually elegant and high-quality design. In addition, there is a full cable management and a single powerful 12 volt rail that can be loaded up to a maximum of 98 amps.
The power supply is cooled by a 120mm fan via a temperature control. The built-in fan was barely noticeable during our test run. Regarding the fan volume, it should be noted that, as with all fans with temperature control, it is difficult to quantify the effective volume in "normal operation", at least without complex measuring methods in air-conditioned and anechoic rooms. The fan was barely audible even under full load and overload.
SAMSUNG SSD PM9A1 512GB, M.2, design Solid State Module (SSM), form factor M.2 2280, interface M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 4.0 x4), read 6900MB / s
Write 5000MB / s SLC-Cached, IOPS 4K read / write 800k / 800k, memory modules 3D-NAND TLC, Samsung, 136 layers (V-NAND v6), reliability prognosis 1.5 million hours (MTBF), controller Samsung Elpis (S4LV003) , 8 channels, cache 512MB (LPDDR4), SLC cache, protocol NVMe 1.3c, data protection functions 256bit AES, TCG Opal 2.0, power consumption 0.035W (idle), 0.005W (sleep mode), special features L1.2 low power standby.
The Samsung OEM SSD PM9A1 is made entirely of semiconductor components and uses NAND flash memory, which has high reliability and advanced technology in a small form factor. Thanks to the support of the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) 4.0 interface standard, performance is much faster than that of SATA SSDs. A comparison of the speed makes it clear that the PM9A1 version is definitely ahead. In contrast to the 6,000 MB / s, the two previous models only offered 3,500 MB / s. This is no wonder. After all, both OEMs were equipped with PCIe 3.0 and not the latest PCIe 4.0 standard.
The Samsung PM9A1 is an M.2 SSD with PCIe 4.0 and practically the OEM counterpart to the 980 Pro.
TOSHIBA Harddisk 1TB, SATA 6Gb/s, Form factor: 3.5" • Drive: 7200rpm • Cache: 64MB • Power consumption: 6.4W (working), 2.2W (idle) • Volume: 26dB(A) (working), 25dB(A) (idle) • Specials: 4KB Sectors with Emulation.
The DT Desktop hard disk drive series provides 1TB capacity and features an innovative technology to deliver a greater level of power efficiency and quiet operation for energy-conscious, environmentally-friendly computers. With low power, high capacity and cool operation, these 3.5-inch (8.9 cm) drives offer a rotation speed of up to 5940 rpm and an interface transfer rate of 6 Gb/s. In addition, the DT Series uses Advanced Format technology to provide maximum error detection and more efficient use of the storage surface area.
No optical disc drive in the system!
PS/2 Combo Port
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-A)
HD Audio Connectors
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-C)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps (Type-A)
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
Optical S/PDIF OUT
Monitor connections can be found in the detailed description of “GRAPHIC CARD(S)”
Front ports of the PC / Cases can be found in the detailed description of „CASE“
Integrated WLAN. For more information click "Motherboard" or "Interfaces" !
The ultimate pleasure for your ears thanks to Creative Sound Blaster Cinema.
MSI, the world's leader in motherboards and graphics cards has chosen Creative Sound Blaster Cinema audio technology for its new motherboard lineup. Sound Blaster is the leading brand in PC gaming audio and MSI is excited about the prospect of providing class-leading audio technology with its motherboards. Thanks to the Sound Blaster Cinema suite of audio technologies, gamers can enjoy upgraded surround sound through their stereo headphones, enhanced gaming sound effects and Smart Volume control for long gaming sessions.
When using Sound Blaster Cinema, gamers will be able to hear their opponents more clearly and easily while enjoying the competitive advantage of accurate positional audio to reveal the precise location of their opponents.
Sound Blaster Cinema
Armed with the technology of the biggest name in PC gaming audio, gamers can leverage Sound Blaster Cinema to get the best sound enhancements for today's games powered by Sound Blaster SBX Pro Studio technology. Each of the five technologies of SBX Pro Studio is focused on delivering a more immersive gaming experience:
-SBX Bass - SBX Bass technology dramatically improves the sound experience by expanding the low frequency tones
-SBX Crystalizer - Ensures that every audio detail is heard by restoring the "highs" and "lows" that are compromised with audio compression
-SBX Dialog Plus - SBX Dialog Plus intelligently enhances voices in games and moves for dramatically clearer dialog
-SBX Surround - Goes beyond 7.1 surround sound creating unprecedented levels of audio realism including stunning surround effects that produce virtual speakers around, above and below you
-SBX Smart Volume - Address the problem of abrupt volume level changes in games by intelligently applying gain and attenuation to deliver consistent volume levels
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64Bit, pre-installed with all necessary device drivers. Switch on and get started!
The launch of Windows 10 and the associated developments are among the most important market launches in Microsoft's corporate history. Windows 10 not only brings a new version of the operating system onto the market, Windows 10 enables a new platform generation:
"We want to ensure that we offer developers the largest and most vibrant user base for their applications," said Satya Nadella in his opening keynote at BUILD 2015 in San Francisco. Windows 10 is now available in 190 countries and 111 languages.
The browser is really new in Windows 10: Edge replaces Internet Explorer. The new browser doesn't just have the cooler name. It is also much faster. In almost all browser benchmarks, Edge depends on IE 11 from Windows 8.1. It can almost double its pace in Mozilla's Kraken benchmark. It looks the same in Google's Octane 2.0 test. Its pace remains roughly the same in the Sunspider test and the Peacekeeper benchmark. Conclusion: When it comes to the browser speed, Windows 10 with Edge catches up a lot. In Kraken and Octane, Edge overtakes the competition, in the Sunspider he stays ahead. The old conditions are only preserved in the Peacekeeper test.
Microsoft already shortened the start times of Windows extremely with Windows 8. If the computer is switched off using "Shut down", it does not switch itself off, but only goes into hibernation - from which it can wake up more quickly. Even with a real Katlstart or restart, Windows 8.1 is slightly slower: However, over time, Windows remembers the files that it needs for the start: The start time is shortened with repeated starts. After ten starts, the two operating systems were almost on par with 20 seconds (Windows 10) and 22 seconds (Windows 8.1).
Windows is actually getting faster and faster the older it gets: For most components, manufacturers are releasing ever more up-to-date drivers that accelerate the hardware. Windows feels like it is getting slower and slower: This is mostly due to the fact that the autostart folder is filling up with more and more entries, more and more tools are running in the background and more and more programs that are no longer used are littering the memory. The performance tests show hardly any difference between Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Sometimes one system is faster, sometimes the other. But all the results are so closely related - with less than three percent difference - that no difference is noticeable in practice. This also applies to tests such as Cinebench R15, which primarily check the processor performance. Even if we repeated the tests several times, nothing changed: When saving and buffering frequently used files, nothing seems to have changed between Windows 8.1 and 10. Conclusion: When it comes to hardware performance, Windows 10 is as fast as Windows 8.1 - or vice versa. So that Windows 10 stays fast, the same rules apply as always with Windows: Install the latest drivers and keep the system clean.
Windows 10 comes with the new Direct X12 3D interface. DX12 is designed to allow game programmers to use the capabilities of the GPU more efficiently. Computers with less powerful graphics cards can also benefit from this and display graphically complex games more smoothly. At the moment, the potential of DX12 can only be demonstrated using synthetic benchmarks such as the API overhead test. Conclusion: Windows 10 has the potential to accelerate games on weaker systems thanks to the DX12. But the concrete results will only show games that use DX12. The first should appear at the end of the year.
Windows 10 lays a good foundation: the hardware manufacturers have to use this to tease out a performance plus with improved drivers. Or in the case of Direct X12 game programmers who use the capabilities of the new interface in games.
HI-TECH anti-cucumber guarantee (already included in full when purchasing a HI-TECH PC and / or notebook)
a) Complete assembling of the PC system or notebook including serial number management
b) Optimization of the cabling between the individual PC components for the purpose of optimal air flow in the system
c) Optimization and performance enhancement of various hardware components (GraKa / CPU etc.)
d) Installation of the latest BIOS updates (motherboard, GraKa)
e) Complete configuration of the BIOS settings to provide the maximum performance and reliability of the PC system + storage of the settings in order to be able to reload them later (e.g. after changing the BIOS battery)
f) free hotline
g) 24-hour long-term test for quality control of the PC components
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