PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds pre-release build has been available since March, and by the first month it had sold well over a million copies. So the game is popular, but it's also known for not being greatly optimized. I've been messing around with a few CPU and GPU combinations over the past week, seeing which hardware deliver the most value.
E3 2017 coverage is winding down around the web and we're wrapping up our collection of PC trailers, which currently stands at 107 videos. Recent additions include Code Vein, Hunt: Showdown, Lawbreakers (Cliff Bleszinski's new shooter), Monster Hunter World (first ever on PC), some cute console ports, a few VR titles as well as some updated trailers for those double-dipping devs.
Breaking from our usual benchmarking of new graphics cards, today we're revisiting one of the most powerful GPUs you could've purchased four years ago. The GeForce GTX 780 launched in May 2013 with a mighty impressive showing. At launch, the GTX 780 was ~24% faster than the GTX 680 and 16% faster than the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
E3 2017 is officially underway (today through Thursday) and we're already wading through dozens of PC game trailers -- a few dozen more than we began with, if you haven't checked the list since publishing. Recent additions include Age of Empires 4K, Call of Duty: WWII, Destiny 2, Wolfenstein 2, XCOM 2 and many more.
2012 was an important year for Valve. The company introduced Big Picture Mode - a Steam interface for the living room holy trinity of big TVs, joypads, and couches - it was also the year Gabe Newell's behemoth revealed the development of a video game console. A year later, Steam Machines were unveiled as "a powerful new category of living room hardware."
As E3 2017 unfolds, so do new trailers for upcoming games. Expect regular updates to this article over the coming week as more are released. Most of the trailers already included are for titles due later in 2017 or 2018, while a few have launched in the last week or so -- all of them are on PC.
Earlier this year we decided to dust off the venerable GTX 980 Ti along with the Radeon R9 Fury X to see how they were getting on it modern titles and what, if anything, had changed. Since then we've had loads of requests to create a similar article comparing the Radeon R9 390 and GeForce GTX 970. So that's exactly what we're doing.
Like the Asus ROG Swift PG258Q we reviewed recently, the AOC Agon AG251FZ is aimed a gamers with a maximum refresh rate of 240 Hz from an essentially identical 24-inch panel. It swaps out G-Sync for FreeSync, however, and offers a few extras at a lower price point which is currently hovering around the $500 mark.
The HyperX Cloud Revolver S is the latest flagship headset from Kingston’s gaming brand. The company is calling this product “the ultimate gaming headset”, thanks to improved comfort, new 50mm drivers, and a USB dongle that brings Dolby Surround 7.1 technology to the Cloud Revolver line for the first time.
Do you want the most powerful gaming laptop money can buy? Do you also have a spare $5,000 just lying around? Look no further than the MSI GT83VR 7RF Titan SLI, a monster gaming laptop with dual GeForce GTX 1080s inside. This is, quite simply, the most powerful gaming laptop we've tested at TechSpot.
If you want a reasonably small and portable gaming laptop, the Alienware 13 is one of the leading options on the market. With its 13.3-inch display, the footprint of this laptop is smaller than a typical 15-inch laptop, and if you're willing to put up with extra thickness and weight, it's possible to use it as a portable workstation instead of an ultraportable.
Some of the biggest titles of 2017 so far may be console-exclusives such as Horizon Zero Dawn and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but we're still spoilt for choice when it comes to gaming on our favorite platform. Mixing together entries from this year and older titles that remain popular, here are the best PC games you should be playing.
AMD confirmed the official specifications for its upcoming Ryzen 5 CPUs last week, however by announcing those specs, the company has largely let the cat out of the bag. Now armed with that knowledge and the ability to mimic Ryzen 5 settings, I pulled a stack of GPUs out of storage and got testing.
Developed by BioWare and published by EA, Mass Effect: Andromeda vows to be bigger and more beautiful than prior releases. Although initial impressions indicate that the game delivers on some of those promises, we're not here to review the game but to test its PC performance so you know how it'll run on your hardware at home.
Nvidia's Pascal architecture marked a new milestone for PC graphics last year, with graphics chips that were considerably faster and more efficient, could comfortably run 4K games, and more. Almost a year later, we are getting Titan levels of performance for less.