EHA-2016-nominations

European Hardware Awards 2016 – Nominations

In Awards by Andrzej Bania

As preparations begin for Computex to open its doors for the 35th time, so final preparations are taking place to decide which manufacturers will win a coveted European Hardware Association Award for 2016. The nominations are in and we have the list of finalists!

The combined editorial teams from 9 of the largest technology news and reviews sites in the world have been working hard to create a list of the best hardware on sale in the European region.

Having published over 100,000 articles between them, the editors at KitGuru (UK), Hardware.Info (The Netherlands), Hardwareluxx (Germany), Cowcotland (France), Hardware Upgrade (Italy), Hispazone (Spain), PurePC.pl (Poland), SweClockers (Sweden) and Lab 501 (Romania) are perfectly placed to make this judgement and, after much discussion, we now have the nominations list.

1. Best CPU
Intel Core i5 6600K
Intel Core i7 5775C
Intel Core i7 5820K
Intel Core i7 5960X
Intel Core i7 6700K
AMD A10-7890K
2. Best ATX Motherboard
ASRock Z170 Extreme4
ASRock Z170 Extreme7
ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme
ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger
Gigabyte X99P-SLI
Gigabyte Z170X SOC Force
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming
MSI Z170A Gaming M7
MSI Z170A Gaming Pro
MSI Z170A Xpower Gaming Titanium Edition
3. Best Micro ATX Motherboard
ASRock B150M Combo-G
ASRock X99M-Killer
ASRock Z170M OC Formula
ASUS Maximus VIII Gene
Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5
MSI Z170M Mortar
4. Best Mini ITX Motherboard
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac
ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac
ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming
ASUS Maximus VIII Impact
EVGA Z170 Stinger
Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5
MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC
ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac
Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Wifi
5. Best System Memory Series
Corsair Dominator Platinum
Corsair Vengeance LPX
Crucial Ballistix Elite
G.Skill TridentZ
HyperX Fury
HyperX Predator
HyperX Savage
Klevv Cras
6. Best GPU
AMD Fiji
Nvidia GM200
Nvidia GM204
7. Best AMD Based Graphics Card
ASUS Radeon R9 Fury Strix
Gigabyte Radeon R9 Fury
MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming
MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming
Sapphire Radeon R9 390 Nitro
Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro
Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X OC
Sapphire Radeon R9 Nano
XFX Radeon R9 Fury X
8. Best Nvidia Based Graphics Card
ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Matrix Platinum
ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Strix OC
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 FTW+ Gaminf ACX 2.0+
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti SC+ ACX 2.0+
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming
Inno3D GeForce GTX 980 Ti X3 DHS
MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming
MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming
9. Best Monitor 2015
AOC Q2577PWQ
LG 34UC98W
Dell Ultrasharp UP2715K
Iiyama Prolite B2483HSU-B1
Philips BDM3490UC
LG 34UC97
10. Best Gaming Monitor
Acer Predator XB241H
Acer Predator X34
AOC G2460PF
ASUS ROG Swift PG27 AQ
ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q
ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q
BenQ XL2430T
BenQ XR3501
Eizo Foris FS2735
Iiyama G-Master Black Hawk GE2788HS-B1
11. Best Professional monitor
ASUS PB279Q
ASUS ProArt PA328Q
Dell UltraSharp UP2716D
Eizo CG2420
Viewsonic VP2772
12. Best CPU cooler (air)
be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
Noctua NH-D15
Noctua NH-D15S
Noctua NH-U14S
Phanteks PH-TC12DX
SilentiumPC Fortis 3
Thermalright Le Grand Macho
13. Best CPU cooler (water)
Cooler Master Nepton 240M
Cooler Master Nepton 280L
Corsair Hydro H105
Corsair Hydro H110i GT
EKWB Predator
EK-XLC Predator 240
Enermax Liqmax II 120 mm
Enermax Liqtech 240X
Lepa Exllusion 240
NZXT Kraken X61
Thermaltake Water 3.0
14. Best Case fan series
be quiet! Pure Wings 2
Corsair Air Series SP
Enermax T.B.Silence PWM
Fractal Design Venturi
Noctua NF-A IndustrialPPC
Noctua NF-A PWM
Noctua NF-F industrialPPC
Noiseblocker NB-eLoop
Thermaltake Riing
15. Best Hard drive
Seagate Desktop SSHD
Seagate NAS HDD
Toshiba DT01ACAxxx
WD Black
WD Red
WD Re
16. Best SSD
Crucial MX200
HyperX Savage
Intel SSD 750
OCZ Trion 150
Samsung SM951
Samsung SSD 950 Pro
Sandisk Extreme Pro
Sandisk Ultra II
17. Best Optical drive
ASUS SBW-06D2X-U
LG GH24NSD1
LG GP70NS50
Samsung SE-506CB Black
Samsung SH-224FB
18. Best NAS device
Synology DS1515+
Synology DS216+
QNAP TS-251+
QNAP TS-253A
QNAP TS-453 Mini
Asustor AS6104T
Thecus N2810
19. Best External Storage
Samsung M3 Portable
Samsung Portable SSD T3
SanDisk Extreme 510
Sandisk Extreme 900
Seagate Backup Plus
WD My Passport Slim
20. Best (Micro) ATX case
Bitfenix Pandora
Bitfenix Phenom M
Cooler Mastar Mastercase Pro 5
Cooler Master Mastercase 5
Corsair Carbide 600Q
Fractal Design Define S
In Win 909
Phanteks Eclipse P400
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv
Thermaltake Core P5
21. Best ITX case
Chieftec Exqu!sit Design HF-200B
Deepcool GamerStorm Tristellar
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX
NZXT Manta
Fractal Design Define Nano S
Fractal Design Core 500
Silverstone Raven RVZ02
Silverstone Sugo SG13
22. Best PSU series
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11
be quiet! Pure Power 9
Cooler Master V-Series
Corsair AXi
Corsair HXi
Corsair RMx
Enermax DigiFanless
Enermax Platimax
Seasonic Snow Silent
Seasonic Platinum Series
SuperFlower Leadex Platinum
23. Best Mouse
Corsair M65 PRO RGB
Corsair Scimitar RGB
Cougar 700M
G.Skill RipJaws MX780 RGB
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X
Razer Mamba Chroma Professional
Steelseries Rival 700
24. Best Keyboard
Cherry MX Board 6.0
Cooler Master MasterKey Pro S
Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L
Corsair K70 RGB RapidFire
Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Silent
G.Skill RipJaws KM780 RGB
Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum
Logitech G910 Orion Spark
SteelSeries Apex M800
25. Best Headset
HyperX Cloud II
Corsair Void Wireless
Hyperx Cloud Revolver
ASUS Strix 7.1
Roccat Kave XTD 5.1
26. Best Router
ASUS RT-AC3200
ASUS RT-AC5300
ASUS RT-AC88U
Linksys EA7500
Netgear Nighthawk X6
Synology RT1900ac
27. Best Sound card
ASUS Strix Raid Pro
ASUS Strix Soar
ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1
Creative Sound Blaster ZxR
28. Best VR product
Oculus Rift
HTC Vive
Samsung Gear VR
Google Cardboard
29. Best All-in-one PC
Apple iMac 27″ Retina 5K
ASUS Zen AiO Pro Z240IC
HP Envy Curved 34
MSI Gaming 24 6QE
MSI Gaming 27 6QE
30. Best Mini-PC / Barebone
Acer Revo One
ASRock N3000 Beebox
ASUS ROG GR8
Gigabyte Brix BCE-3205
MSI Nightblade MI2
MSI Nightblade X2
MSI Vortex
Shuttle XPC SZ170R8
Zotac Magnus EN970
31. Best Notebook
ASUS Zenbook UX305
Dell XPS 13
Dell XPS 15
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
PC Specialist Optimus Nebula
32. Best Hybrid tablet/notebook
Asus Transformer Book TX300
Dell XPS 12
HP Spectre x360
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S
33. Best Gaming notebook
Acer Predator 15
ASUS GX700
ASUS ROG G752
MSI GS40
MSI GT72S
MSI GT80S
Razer Blade
34. Best Tablet
Apple iPad Air 2
Apple iPad Pro 9,7″
Google Pixel C
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 3 Pro
Nvidia Shield Tablet K1
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
35. Best Smartphone
Apple iPhone 6s
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
HTC 10
Huawei P9
LG G4
LG G5
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
36. Best Smart Watch
Apple Watch
ASUS ZenWatch 2
Garmin Fenix 3 HR
Huawei Watch
Pebble Steel
Pebble Time Round
Samsung Gear S2
37. Best Fitness Tracker / Sport Band
ASUS VivoWatch
Fitbit Charge
Fitbit Flex
Fitbit One
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivoactive HR
Microsoft Band 2
Tomtom Spark
Xiaomi Mi Band 2
38. Best Product of the Year
MSI Vortex
HTC Vive
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti
EVGA Geforce GTX 980 Ti SC+ ACX 2.0+
Nvidia Shield TV
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Intel Core i7 6700K
Samsung SSD 950 Pro
39. Best Overclocking Product
ASRock Z170 OC Formula
ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Matrix Platinum
ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N ACX 2.0+
G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3600 CL16
Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion
Gigabyte Z170X-SOC Force
Intel Core i7 6700K
40. Best New Technology
DDR4
DirectX 12
HBM Memory
HDR
Intel / Micro 3D Xpoint
NVMe
USB Type-C
Virtual Reality

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