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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU Review

    The GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is a mainstream GPU for gaming laptops, sitting below the RTX 3060 in the product stack, and offering us a follow up to last year's GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1650 for laptops.

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  • Ryzen 7 vs. Core i7: Revisiting the 2700X vs. 8700K

    To revisit the battle between the Core i7-8700K and Ryzen 7 2700X, we'll be comparing them in today's games and benchmark them alongside the 11700K and 5800X to see where an upgrade will take you.

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  • Many Years Later: 3GB vs 6GB GTX 1060 in Today's Games

    Recently we've been checking out previous-gen GPUs you can buy at decent prices used without paying inflated prices. The 3GB GeForce GTX 1060 is among the cheapest, but how does 3GB of VRAM is getting on in 2021?

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  • LG C1 48" OLED Review: PC Gaming on a TV

    For today's review, we have what many consider the best OLED screen for gaming and the most suitable candidate for usage as a PC monitor: the LG C1 OLED in its smallest 48-inch option. So is it any good?

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  • AMD Ryzen 7 5700G APU Review: Radeon GPU Inside

    The Ryzen 7 5700G is an 8-core, 16-thread processor based on the Zen 3 architecture. It used to be OEM only but it's now landing on retail as well, sporting Radeon integrated graphics. So is it any good?

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  • Intel Core i9 11980HK Review: The Fastest Tiger Lake CPU

    The Core i9-11980HK is the top processor in Intel's mobile stack, so let's find out how it performs against Ryzen 9 and the more mainstream Core i7-11800H which is often available in the same systems.

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  • Revisiting the GeForce GTX 1070 in 2021

    If you're willing to spend what should be RTX 3060 Ti money ($400) on an old GeForce GTX 1070, that means you could get to enjoy all the latest and greatest games using respectable quality settings.

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  • LG 32GP850 Review: The Monitor LG Didn't Want Us to Review

    Today we are reviewing the monitor that LG didn't want us to review, the 32GP850. It's been a bit of a process to get this one out, but here it is, and you may be surprised to find out the LG 32GP850 is a pretty good monitor.

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  • Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX Review: True HDR 4K Gaming Monitor

    The Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX is a latest generation, true HDR monitor. One of the first ever 32-inch 4K 144Hz monitors and one of the few gaming monitors with a mini-LED full array local dimming backlight.

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  • Ryzen 7 5800X vs. Core i7-11700K vs. Ryzen 7 2700X

    Here's an updated look at the gaming performance of the Ryzen 7 2700X and comparing it with more modern 8-core, 16-thread CPUs such as the Ryzen 7 5800X and Intel Core i7-11700K. Is it worth the upgrade?

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  • GeForce GTX 1060 Revisit: A Good Buy in 2021?

    For around $300 on the second hand market, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB should deliver solid performance for 1080p PC gaming and then some. Let's check out how this oldie plays current generation games.

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  • Testing AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR): Image Analysis and Preliminary Performance

    Make no mistake, FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) is AMD's direct competitor to Nvidia's DLSS, a feature that's increasingly become a key selling point for GeForce graphics cards. It's AMD's turn to show what's it got.

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  • Can a Gaming Laptop Offer Better Value than a Gaming Desktop PC?

    With insane GPU prices out there, are you better off buying a gaming laptop? Laptops are more widely available and are not ridiculously priced in some instances, and performance has improved a lot in recent years.

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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Review

    The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti comes in at half the price of the 3080 Ti, just to prove how ridiculous that was. At $600, the RTX 3070 Ti slots in between the 3070 and 3080, bringing an upgrade to faster GDDR6X memory.

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  • Radeon RX 580 Revisit: Is This the Graphics Card to Buy in 2021?

    2021 has been a rough year for gamers looking for a new graphics card. If you already have a half decent GPU, you're in luck, but if not, how about buying a second hand Radeon. Let's see how the RX 580 performs in today's games.

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  • AMD Radeon RX 6800M Review

    Here's our first look at AMD's new Radeon RX 6000M GPUs destined for gaming laptops. These new RDNA2 GPUs are the most competitive products AMD has released for mobile PC gaming in years.

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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Review

    The 'new' GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is essentially an RTX 3090 with half the VRAM. Normally, this could be considered good news since it's cheaper at $1,200, but with current stock issues, at least from a gamers perspective it changes nothing.

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  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs. Intel Core i7-10700K vs. Core i7-11700K

    Recently we compared the Ryzen 7 5800X and Core i7-11700K in 32 games, but now we're including the more affordable Core i7-10700K which has very similar specs, is still widely available, and can net you some real savings.

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  • Asus ROG Strix Scar G733 Review

    The Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 deploys an RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, and a 360Hz Adaptive Sync display to provide top-notch gaming experience inside a bold, eye-catching design.

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  • Intel Core i7-11800H Review: Tiger Lake H45 Put to the Test

    The Core i7-11800H is a substantial upgrade for Intel, bringing Tiger Lake designs up to 8 cores, suitable for gaming and mobile workstation systems which compete against AMD's Ryzen 5000 line-up.

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  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs. Intel Core i7-11700K

    Today we've got a classic head to head CPU battle in our hands, with a comparison between the Ryzen 7 5800X and Core i7-11700K, both of which are 8-core, 16-thread CPUs that cost around $400.

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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU Review

    The GeForce RTX 3080 currently sits at the top of Nvidia laptop GPU offerings and is usually the graphics processor of choice for flagship gaming machines that are powered with Core i9 or Ryzen 9 CPUs.

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  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Review

    The Ryzen 5 5600H is AMD's new mainstream H-series processor aimed at power-oriented budget laptops. Set to replace last year's hit in the R5 4600H, the 5600H brings Zen 3 upgrades to the segment.

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  • LG 27GP850 Review: Faster, Clearer, Better

    The LG 27GP850 is the true successor to the 27GL850, one of the most popular 1440p IPS gaming monitors of the last few years. The substantial update shows how LG aims to retake the performance throne.

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  • Intel Core i7-11370H Review: Quad-Cores Aren't Enough in 2021

    The Core i7-11370H is part of the Tiger Lake H35 line-up that bridges the gap between the UP3 series for ultraportables, and the 45W H-series chips used for work and gaming machines. Unfortunately, it fails at it.

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  • Razer Core X External GPU Review

    If you require strong PC gaming performance, traditionally that meant a desktop was your only option. However with a Thunderbolt connection, you can add a desktop external GPU to your laptop. Is it any good?

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  • Intel Z590 Motherboard Roundup: Entry-Level VRM Test

    Today we're taking a look at the VRM thermal performance of 8 entry-level Intel Z590 motherboards, with budget-conscious Z590 motherboard prices starting at $170.

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  • Nvidia Resizable BAR Tested, Benchmarked

    Today we're testing the newly supported Resizable BAR feature on Nvidia GeForce GPUs by benchmarking an Asus ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC graphics card. How does it compare to AMD's SAM implementation?

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  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800U Review

    The Ryzen 7 5800U is AMD's answer to Intel's Tiger Lake and is their fastest available chip for ultraportable and ultrathin laptops. This is the first Ryzen Mobile 5000 U-series processor to land in our office.

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  • Intel Core i5-11400F Review: The New Value Champ

    The Core i5-11400F coupled with a B560 motherboard make for an interesting build configuration, as it's significantly cheaper than the Core i5-11600K/Z590 and less than the cost of the Ryzen 5 5600X.

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