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  • Best Value CPU Battle: Core i5-12400 vs. Ryzen 5 5600X

    In reviewing the Core i5-12400, there's nothing on paper that tells you this could be an amazing CPU. It's mostly a cut down 12600K, and yet this may be one of the most exciting CPUs to be released in the last few years.

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  • Intel Core i7-12700 + Intel B660 Review

    Today we have a combo review of all-new Intel hardware, our first look at the affordable Intel B660 platform, the non-K Core i7-12700 and Intel's latest box cooler, the creatively named RM1.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • More VRAM, But for Who? Nvidia RTX 2060 12GB Review

    Today we're taking a look at the new GeForce RTX 2060, you know, the 12GB model that gamers were hoping would help solve the GPU shortage, but certainly won't. But why, and how does it perform?

    By Steven Walton on

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  • DDR4 vs. DDR5: The Best Memory for PC Gaming

    DDR5 memory supply is expected to improve, and so will pricing. So let's take a more in-depth look at what DDR5 has to offer gamers when using an Alder Lake CPU.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Intel Z690 Motherboard VRM, Entry-Level Roundup

    We test VRM thermal performance of 9 Intel Z690 motherboards priced between $220 and $300. If you're aiming for best value, these are budget boards to pair with new Alder Lake 12th-gen Core CPUs.

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  • AMD Radeon RX 6600M vs. RTX 3060 Laptop GPU Review

    With the Radeon RX 6600M AMD is clearly targeting Nvidia's RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, with both occupying the same class of laptops and price segments. We put them to the test to see how they perform against each other.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • Halo Infinite Review

    Halo Infinite is the seventh mainline Halo game and the first in six years, following 2015's divisive Halo 5: Guardians. Furthermore, Infinite's story is told entirely from the perspective of longtime series hero Master Chief.

    By Ari Notis on

  • Eve Spectrum 4K Monitor Review

    Today we're taking a look at a very heavily requested monitor, the Eve Spectrum 4K which is a 'crowd-designed' project. So how well does it do against competition from the likes of LG, Gigabyte and Samsung?

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • Intel 12th-Gen Core Alder Lake Architectural Benchmark

    As a follow up to our feature on how CPU cores and cache impact gaming performance, we're testing different Intel 12th-gen Core Alder Lake CPUs configurations to see how fast those P-Cores and E-Cores really are.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Intel Alder Lake: Windows 11 vs. Windows 10 Performance

    After reviewing all 12th-gen Intel Core CPUs, today we're taking a look at how these new processors compare when using Windows 10 and Windows 11, plus Windows 11 running VBS (Virtualization-Based Security).

    By Steven Walton on

  • Apple MacBook Pro's Liquid Retina XDR Display Review

    After looking at the performance of Apple's M1 Pro SoC powering the new MacBook Pro 16, there's another unique component in this laptop that's worth looking into, and that's the mini-LED XDR display.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Apple M1 Pro Review

    Today we're taking our benchmarking to places it's never been before with an in-depth look at an Apple Silicon product. How does the M1 Pro chip perform against the best x86-based CPUs from AMD and Intel?

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • Intel Core i5-12600K Review: 5600X Defeated

    The Core i5-12600K is Intel's latest mainstream CPU and a direct competitor to AMD's popular Ryzen 5 5600X. The Alder Lake chip packs 6 P-cores and 4 E-cores for a total of 16 threads.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • Forza Horizon 5 Review

    The implicit promise of Forza Horizon is in the name. You see something on the horizon, you can drive to it. Skyrim with cars. Far Cry with more cars and no guns. Forza Horizon 5 is even more beautiful than its predecessors.

    By Ari Notis on

  • Intel Core i7-12700KF Review

    After looking at the flagship Core i9 on launch date, this time we're reviewing the more mainstream Core i7-12700KF which is meant to do battle against AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X at around $450.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • Intel Core i9-12900K Review: Alder Lake Arrives

    Starting with the top-of-the-line Core i9-12900K CPU, we can finally show you how Intel's new 12th generation Alder Lake processor architecture performs and how it's positioned against the Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • Gigabyte Aorus FO48U 48" 4K OLED Review

    The Gigabyte Aorus FO48U is a big gaming display with a 4K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and OLED technology for that sweet, sweet HDR goodness. But how does it do against LG's OLED lineup?

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • HP Victus Gaming Laptop Review

    The new HP Victus gaming laptops enter the market as a more budget friendly alternative to the Omen line. With many configurations available for under $1,000, it's sure to be on the list of many prospective buyers.

    By William Gayde on

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  • Nvidia RTX A4000 Review

    Today we're taking a look at the Nvidia RTX A4000, but this isn't a member of the rumored next-gen GeForce RTX 4000 series, but rather an Ampere-based GPU designed for workstation PCs.

    By Steven Walton on

  • AMD Radeon RX 6600 Review

    How good or bad the RX 6600 will be can only be determined over the coming weeks, based on street pricing and availability. But for now, the RX 6600 could be the most affordable current-gen graphics card you can buy.

    By Steven Walton on

  • AMD vs. Intel: The Evolution of CPU Gaming Performance

    After looking at the last few generations of Intel and AMD CPUs separately, here's our final installment in the gaming performance progress series. We compare a decade of AMD and Intel CPUs head to head.

    By Steven Walton on

  • GeForce RTX 3080 Ti vs. Radeon RX 6800 XT

    Here's an in-depth look at the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and Radeon RX 6800 XT battle. Granted, both are disgustingly priced at present, but in case you're tired of waiting, let's check out actual gaming performance.

    By Steven Walton on

  • 9 Years of AMD CPUs: From AMD FX to Ryzen 5000 Series, Tested

    Today's CPU review is all about AMD's performance progress, comparing a flagship part from the AMD FX era and all Ryzen series with just 4 cores enabled at a fixed frequency to make direct comparisons, and then some.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Corsair Xeneon 32QHD165 32" Monitor Review

    Corsair has launched their first ever monitor called the Xeneon 32QHD165, a 32-inch 1440p 165Hz gaming monitor aiming at the premium segment with 100% Adobe RGB coverage and FreeSync/G-Sync compatibility.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • Asus ROG Swift PG32UQ 32" Monitor Review

    The Asus ROG PG32UQ is a 32" 4K 144Hz IPS high-end gaming monitor with features like adaptive sync and variable overdrive. By removing HDR features from the flagship X model, it's also much more affordable.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • Intel 5th-Gen Core vs. 10th-Gen Core Architecture Benchmarked

    You'd be forgiven if you had no idea Intel had a 5th-gen desktop CPU range, there were only 2 parts, and neither were on sale for long. However, Broadwell was a big deal as it ushered in Intel's now infamous 14nm process.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Razer Raptor 27 Gaming Monitor Review

    Today we're taking a deep look at the Razer Raptor 27 and (spoiler alert) this is definitely not a gaming monitor we can recommend. Read on as we comprehensively tear this ridiculously overpriced display to shreds.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • Radeon RX 6600 XT vs. GeForce RTX 3060

    We'll compare the Radeon RX 6600 XT head-to-head against the GeForce RTX 3060 in 30 games, to see how they stack up, giving us a second chance to sort of re-review the 6600 XT using actual retail pricing.

    By Steven Walton on

  • AMD Ryzen 3 5300G Review

    The Ryzen 3 5300G is a 4-core, 8-thread processor featuring 6 CU Vega graphics... the problem is, you can't buy it. You see, the 5300G is an OEM-only part, but a pretty interesting value part at that.

    By Steven Walton on

  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Review

    Many cars today are just giant, expensive, hyped-up gadgets, so it makes sense to test them and report back on the latest automotive tech. Our first subject is the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and boy is there a lot to talk about.

    By Sami Haj-Assaad on