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European Hardware Awards 2020 – Finalists Announced

In preparation for the European Hardware Awards 2020 on Thursday 25th June, over 100 specialist editors from EHA publications across the region have been deciding on a definitive list of the best hardware available in the market. Work on that list of nominations 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 sixth year, the EHA Awards 2020 promises to be a truly unique event.

On Thursday 25th June, at a special online ceremony, the winners of the European Hardware Awards 2020 will be revealed to a global audience.

Vendors, distributors, resellers and manufacturers will all get the results at the same time. 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’.

Voting is underway 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 Ryzen 3 3100
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
Intel Core i9 10900K
Best ATX Motherboard
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero
ASUS ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming
ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Alpha
Gigabyte X570 AORUS Elite
Gigabyte X570 AORUS Master
Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Xtreme Waterforce
MSI B450 Tomahawk Max
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
MSI TRX40 Creator
MSI Z490 Gaming Carbon WiFi
Best Micro ATX Motherboard
ASRock X570M Pro4
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact
ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming
ASUS TUF B450M-Pro Gaming
Gigabyte Z490M Gaming X
MSI B450M Mortar Max
MSI B460M Mortar
MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge
Best Mini ITX Motherboard
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3
ASUS ROG Strix B450-I Gaming
ASUS ROG Strix Z490-I Gaming
ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming
Gigabyte X570 I AORUS Pro
Gigabyte Z490 I AORUS Ultra
MSI B450I Gaming Plus
MSI MEG Z490I Unify
Best System Memory Series
Corsair Dominator Platinum Special Edition
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro
Crucial Ballistix Max
G.Skill Flare X
G.Skill Trident Z Neo
G.Skill Trident Z RGB
G.Skill Trident Z Royal
HyperX Fury RGB
Thermaltake Toughram RGB
Best GPU
AMD Navi 10 [Radeon RX 5700 (XT)]
NVIDIA TU102 [GeForce RTX 2080 Ti]
NVIDIA TU104 [GeForce RTX 2080 (Super)]
NVIDIA TU106 [GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) / 2070]
NVIDIA TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660 (Ti/Super)]
Best AMD Based Graphics Card
ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 XT OC
Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 5700 XT
Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming X
PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil
Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 5700 XT
Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT Pulse
Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse
Best NVIDIA Based Graphics Card
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming X
MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gaming X
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming X Trio
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Z Trio
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Super AMP Extreme
Best Gaming Monitor
Acer Predator X35
Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q
LG 38GL950G
Samsung C49RG90
Best Professional Monitor
Acer ConceptD CP7271K
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K
Dell UltraSharp UP3221Q
Lenovo ThinkVision P44w
MSI Prestige PS341WU
Philips 499P9H
Best CPU Cooler (air)
Be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Be quiet! Shadow Rock 3
Corsair A500
DeepCool Assassin III
Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
Noctua NH-U12A
Scythe Fuma 2
Scythe Mugen 5 Black RGB Edition
Zalman CNPS20X
Best CPU Cooler (water)
Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240
ASUS ROG Strix LC360
Corsair Hydro H115i Pro RGB XT
Corsair Hydro H150i Pro RGB XT
Fractal Design Celsius+ S28 Prisma
Gigabyte AORUS Liquid Cooler 360
NZXT Kraken Z63
Best Case Fan Series
Be quiet! Silent Wings 3
Corsair LL1x0
Corsair ML120 Pro RGB Premium
Corsair QL1x0
Noctua A12x25
Noctua NF-A1x
Raijintek Iris 1x Rainbow RGB
Scythe Kaze Flex
Best Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda (Pro)
Seagate Exos
Seagate IronWolf (Pro)
Toshiba N300
WD Blue
WD Gold
WD Red (Pro)
Best SSD
Corsair Force MP600
Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4
Kingston A2000
Kioxia RC500
Patriot Viper VP4100
Sabrent Rocket 4.0
Samsung 970 Evo Plus
WD Black SN750
Best NAS Device
QNAP TS-1677X-16G
Synology DiskStation DS218j
Synology DiskStation DS418play
Best External Storage
ASUS ROG Strix Arion
Crucial X8
G-Technology G-Drive Mobile Pro SSD
Samsung T7 Touch
Samsung X5
Sandisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD
WD WD_Black P50
Best ATX Case
Be quiet! Pure Base 500DX
Cooler Master Silencio S600
Corsair iCUE 465X RGB
Fractal Design Define 7 (XL)
IN WIN 309
Lian Li Lancool II
Lian Li PC-O11D XL ROG Certified
Phanteks Eclipse P600s
Phanteks Evolv X
Raijintek Silenos Pro
Best Micro ATX Case
Antec Dark Phantom DP301M Black
Cooler Master Masterbox NR400
Cooler Master Masterbox Q300L
Cooler Master Silencio S400
Corsair Crystal Series 280X RGB
NZXT H400i
Thermaltake Level 20 VT
Best ITX Case
Cooler Master MasterCase H100
Dancase A4-SFX v4.1
Fractal Design Era ITX
Lian Li TU150
Monster Labo The First
NZXT H210i
Phanteks Evolv Shift Air
Raijintek Metis EVO
Streacom DA2
Best PSU Series
Be quiet! Straight Power 11
Corsair AXi
Fractal Design Ion+
Phanteks AMP
Seasonic Connect
Seasonic Prime TX
Best Gaming Mouse
ASUS ROG Chakram
Cooler Master MM830
Cooler Master MM710
Corsair Dark Core RGB Performance
Corsair Nightsword RGB
Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite
Endgame Gear XM1
Glorious PC Gaming Race Model O
HyperX Pulsefire Dart
Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Razer Viper Mini
Razer Viper Ultimate Wireless
Best Gaming Keyboard
ASUS ROG Strix Scope TKL Deluxe
Cooler Master MasterKeys MK850
Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT
Ducky Shine 7
HyperX Alloy Elite RGB
Logitech G915
Mountain Everest
Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition
SteelSeries Apex Pro
Wooting One
Best Router
Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX11000
Asus ZenWiFi AC
AVM Fritz!BOX 7590
Netgear NightHawk AX12
Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500
Netgear Nighthawk R8000 X6
Netgear Nighthawk XR700 Pro-Gaming
TP-Link Archer C80
Best VR/AR Product
HTC Vive Cosmos
Oculus Quest
Oculus Rift S
Valve Index
Best Gaming Chair
Corsair T3 Rush
Noblechairs Epic
Noblechairs Hero
Noblechairs Icon
Best Gaming Headset
ASUS ROG Theta 7.1
Cooler Master MH670
Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless
HyperX Cloud Flight S
HyperX Cloud MIX
HyperX Cloud Orbit S
Logitech G935
Steelseries Arctis 7 2019
Best Headphone
Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Copper
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Creative SXFI Theater
Jabra Elite 85h
Sennheiser HD650
Sony WH-1000XM3
Best Earphones
1More True Wireless ANC
Apple AirPods Pro
Creative Outlier Gold
Huawei FreeBuds 3
RHA TrueConnect
Samsung Galaxy Buds+
Sony WF-1000XM3
Best Speakers
Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo
Nubert nuPro X4000
Edifier S3000 Pro 2.0
Best Mini-PC
Corsair One i145s
HP Z2 Mini G4
Intel NUC 10th Gen
Lenovo Legion C730
MSI Cubi 5
MSI Trident X
Razer Tomahawk
Best Gaming Desktop System
Azerty Gaming Titanium
Corsair One i145s
Lenovo Legion T730
MSI Prestige P100
MSI Trident X Plus
PCSpecialist Ignite X1 Gaming
Best Notebook
Apple Macbook Pro 16 (2019)
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
ASUS Zenbook Duo UX481FL
Dell XPS 13
Huawei MateBook D15
Huawei Matebook X Pro
Lenovo Ideapad S540-13ARE
Lenovo Yoga 7 Slim
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
Best 2-in-1
ASUS VivoBook Flip
Dell XPS 7390 2-in-1
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G7
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0200nd
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga
Lenovo Yoga C940
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Best Gaming Notebook
Acer Predator Triton 500
Acer Predator Triton 900
ASUS ROG Griffin
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
Gigabyte AORUS 17G
Lenovo Legion 7i
Lenovo Legion Y740
MSI GE66 Raider
MSI GS66 Stealth
MSI GT76 Titan DT
Razer Blade Pro 17
Razer Blade Stealth 13
Best Smartphone
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Huawei P40 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro
OPPO Find X2
Samsung Galaxy Note 10(+)
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s
Best Wearable
Apple Watch Series 5
Garmin Fenix 6X Pro
Huawei Watch GT2
Xiaomi Mi Band 4
Best Smart Home Product
Amazon Echo Show 8
Google Nest Hub
Google Nest Mini
Sonos Move
Xiaomi Roborock S6
Best Gaming Product
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
ASUS ROG Strix Scope TKL Deluxe
ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
Best Overclocking Product
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
ASUS ROG Maximus XII Apex
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
Intel Core i9 10900K
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
Best New Technology
360 Hz Displays
5G Phones
Chiplet CPU design
Foldable phones
PCI-Express 4.0
ProSiphon Technology
Product of the Year
AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation
AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super

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