European Hardware Awards 2019 – Finalists Announced

In Awards by Andrzej Bania

In preparation for the EHA Awards 2019 on Monday 27th May, over 100 specialist editors from European Hardware Association publications across the region, have been deciding on a definitive list of the best hardware available in the market. Work on that list has now been completed and we’re ready to announce the finalists to the world!

In terms of scope and expertise, no editorial survey comes close to the one that the EHA runs to find the Best of the Best. Now in its fifth year, the EHA Awards 2019 promises to be bigger than ever.

On Monday 27th May, the evening before Computex opens its doors in Taiwan, the winners of the European Hardware Awards 2019 will be announced at a special ceremony held at the W Hotel in Taipei.

Vendors, distributors, resellers and manufacturers can find out more about the event – and book their complimentary tickets – by following this link.

The process by which products enter the nomination process, are analysed and voted for – is explained in detail over here.

Thousands of products have been considered and we are now down to the ‘chosen few’.

Today, voting begins in 42 categories, as our editorial teams decide which products are the best on sale in Europe today.

Here are the finalists being considered by the editorial teams of the European Hardware Association:-

Best CPU
AMD Athlon 200GE
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
Intel Core i5 9600K
Intel Core i7 9700K
Intel Core i9 9900K
Best ATX Motherboard
ASRock Z390 Taichi Ultimate
ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero
ASUS ROG Maximus XI Extreme
ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula
ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero
ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Xtreme
MSI MEG X299 Creation
MSI MEG X399 Creation
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon
Best Micro ATX Motherboard
ASUS ROG Maximus XI Gene
Gigabyte B360M Aorus Gaming 3
MSI B450M Mortar
MSI MPG Z390M Gaming Edge AC
Best Mini ITX Motherboard
ASRock X470 Gaming-ITX/AC
ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/AC
ASUS ROG Strix B450-I Gaming
ASUS ROG Strix X470-I Gaming
ASUS ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming
Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro WiFi
Gigabyte Z390 I Aorus Pro WiFi
MSI H310I Pro
MSI MPG Z390I Gaming Edge AC
Best System Memory Series
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro
G.Skill Trident Z Royal
G.Skill Trident Z RGB
Gigabyte Aorus RGB
HyperX Predator
Inno3D iChill RGB Aura
Patriot Viper 4 Steel
Team Group T-Force Xcalibur
Thermaltake WaterRAM
Best GPU
AMD Vega 20 (Radeon VII)
Nvidia TU102 (GeForce RTX 2080 Ti)
Nvidia TU104 (GeForce RTX 2080)
Nvidia TU106 (GeForce RTX 2070/2060)
Nvidia TU116 (GeForce GTX 1660 Ti)
Best AMD Based Graphics Card
AMD Radeon VII
ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega 64 OC 8GB
Gigabyte Aorus Radeon RX 570 4GB
Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC 8GB
Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ Special Edition 8GB
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy 8GB
Best Nvidia Based Graphics Card
ASUS ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Infinite Loop 11GB
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC 11GB
Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme WaterForce 8GB
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming OC Black 8GB
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor OC 8GB
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio 11GB
MSI Lightning Z RTX 2080 Ti 11GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition 6GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition 11GB
Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme Gaming 11GB
Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Arctic Storm 11GB
Best Gaming Monitor
Acer Nitro XV3 XV273K
Acer Predator X27
AOC Agon AG352UCG6
Gigabyte Aorus Tactical Gaming AD27QD
LG 34GK950F
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB
Samsung CHG90
Best Professional Monitor
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
Eizo ColorEdge CG277
Eizo FlexScan EV3285
HP DreamColor Z27x G2
LG 34WK95-U
Philips Brilliance 499P9H
Samsung C43J890
Best CPU Cooler (air)
be quiet! Dark Rock 4
be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
Cooler Master Wraith Ripper
Noctua NH-D15 SE
Noctua NH-U12A
Noctua NH-U14S
Scythe Ninja 5
Best CPU Cooler (water)
Alphacool Eisbaer Extreme
ASUS ROG Ryujin Performance 360mm
Cooler Master MasterLiquid Maker 240
Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240R RGB
Corsair Hydro Series H100i Pro RGB
Corsair Hydro Series H115i Pro RGB
Corsair Hydro Series H150i Pro RGB
EK Waterblocks EK-KIT X240
Enermax Liqtech TR4 360mm
NZXT Kraken X72
Thermaltake Water 3.0 360 ARGB
Best Case Fan Series
be quiet! Shadow Wings 2
be quiet! Silent Wings 3
Corsair LL120 RGB
Corsair ML120 Pro
Enermax SquA RGB
Noctua NF-A12x25
Best Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda (Pro)
Seagate Exos X14
Seagate FireCuda
Seagate IronWolf (Pro)
Toshiba N300
Toshiba X300
WD Black
WD Red
Best SSD
Corsair Force MP510
Gigabyte Aorus RGB M.2 NVMe
Intel Optage 905P
Kingston DCP1000
Patriot Viper VPN100
Samsung 970 Evo Plus
Samsung 970 Pro
WD Black SN750
WD Black 2018 NVMe
Best NAS Device
Drobo 5N2
Synology DiskStation DS1019+
Synology DiskStation DS1618+
Synology DiskStation DS218j
Synology DiskStation DS918+
Best External Storage
HyperX Savage Exo
iStorage diskAshur 2
Patriot Evlvr
Samsung Portable SSD T5
Samsung Portable SSD X5
SanDisk Portable Extreme 900 SSD
WD My Passport Wireless Pro
Best ATX Case
be quiet! Silent Base 601
Cooler Master Cosmos C700M
Cooler Master MasterCase SL600M
Corsair Obsidian Series 1000D
Fractal Design Define S2 Vision
Fractal Design Meshify S2
Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic
Phanteks Eclipse P600s
Phanteks Enthoo Elite
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv X
Best Micro ATX Case
BitFenix Pandora
Cooler Master MasterBox NR400
Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L
Corsair Crystal 280X
Fractal Design Meshify C Mini
NZXT H400(i)
Best ITX Case
InWin A1 Plus
Kolink Rocket
Louqe Ghost S1
NZXT H200i
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Shift ITX
Raijintek Ophion
Streacom DA2
Thermaltake Core P1
Best PSU Series
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11
be quiet! Pure Power 11
Corsair AX
Corsair RMx V2
Corsair SF Platinum
Seasonic Focus Plus
Seasonic Prime Titanium Fanless
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium
Best Gaming Mouse
Cooler Master MM830
Corsair Dark Core RGB
Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless
Corsair M65 RGB Elite
HyperX PulseFire RGB Pro
Logitech G Pro Wireless
Logitech G305 Lightspeed
Logitech G903 Lightspeed
Logitech MX518 2019
Razer Mamba Hyperflux
Razer Naga Trinity
Roccat Kone Aimo
Roccat Kone Pure Owl Eye
Sharkoon Drakonia II
SteelSeries Rival 650
Best Gaming Keyboard
Cooler Master CK530
Cooler Master MasterKeys MK850
Corsair K68 RGB
Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
Razer BlackWidow Elite
Razer Huntsman Elite
Wooting One
Best Router
ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000
AVM Fritz!Box 7530
AVM Fritz!Box 7590
Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500
Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR700
Netgear Nighthawk X10
Netgear Orbi
Razer Sila
Synology RT2600ac
TP-Link Deco M9 Plus
Best VR/AR Product
HTC Vive Pro
Intel Vault AR
Oculus Go
Oculus Rift S
Valve Index
Best Gaming Chair
Acer Predator Thronos
Corsair T2 Road Warrior
Edge GX1
Gigabyte AGC300
Medion Erazer X89017
Nitro Concepts S300
Noblechairs Epic
Noblechairs Hero
Noblechairs Icon
Sharkoon Skiller SGS5
Best Gaming Headset
1More Spearhead VRX
Acer Predator Galea 500
Audeze Mobius
Beyerdynamic MMX 300
Cooler Master MH752
Corsair HS70
HyperX Cloud II
Logitech G935
Razer Nari Ultimate
SteelSeries Arctis 7
Best Headphones
1More H1707
Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sennheiser HD 820
Sennheiser HD 660 S
Sony WH-1000XM3
Best Earphones
1More Quad Driver In-Ear E1010
1More Triple Driver In-Ear E1001
Apple Airpods
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
RHA MA390 Wireless
Samsung Gear IconX
Best Speakers
Edifier S2000 Pro
JmLab Chorus 700
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar
Sony SRS-XB10
Teufel Boomster XL
Best Mini-PC
ASRock Desk Mini
Corsair One
Intel Hades Canyon NUC
MSI Trident X
Zotac Magnus EC52070D
Best Gaming Desktop System
Acer Predator Orion 5000
Corsair One i160
Corsair One Pro
Lenovo Legion T730
MSI Infinite X Plus
MSI Trident 3
MSI Trident X
Zotac MEK1
Best Notebook
Acer Swift 5
ASUS Zenbook 13
ASUS Zenbook Pro 15
Dell XPS 13 9370
Dell XPS 15 9570
Gigabyte Aero 15
Huawei MateBook 13
Huawei MateBook X Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Best 2-in-1
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
HP Spectre x13 x360
Lenovo Yoga 920
Lenovo Yoga 930
Lenovo Yoga X1 3rd Edition
Microsoft Surface Book 2
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Best Gaming Notebook
Alienware Area 51M
ASUS ROG Strix Hero II
ASUS ROG Strix Scar II
ASUS Zephyrus S GX531
ASUS Zephyrus S GX701
Gigabyte Aero 15-X9
Gigabyte Aorus 15-W9
HP Omen 15
MSI Stealth GS65
MSI Stealth GS75
PCSpecialist Recoil II
Razer Blade 15
Best Smartphone
Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone XS
Google Pixel 3
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei P30 Pro
OnePlus 6T
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10(+)
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Xiaomi Mi 9
Best Wearable
Apple Watch Series 4
Garmin Forerunner 645
Huawei GT Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Xiaomi Mi Band 3
Best Smart Home Product
Amazon Echo Show 2nd Generation
Google Home Hub
Philips Hue
Tado Smart Thermostat V3+
TP-Link HS200
Best Gaming Product
Acer Nitro XV3
Intel Core i9 9900K
MSI Trident X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Razer Raiju Ultimate
Best Overclocking Product
ASUS ROG Maximus XI Extreme
Intel Core i9 9900K
Kingpin Cooling T-Rex
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z
Best New Technology
AimPad Analog Keyboards
Corsair Capellix LED
DirectX Raytracing
Foldable Phones
LG Rollable OLED TV
Nvidia DLSS
Nvidia RTX
Product of the Year
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
Huawei Mate X
Huawei P30 Pro
Intel Core i9 9900K
LG Signature OLED TV R9 (Rollable OLED TV)
Noctua NF-A12x25
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti