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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.

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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

  • 2017's Best GPU in 2021: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Revisit

    Today we're taking a fresh look at the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, the old Pascal flagship that for $700 - a very expensive affair at the time - offered gamers impressive value and unrivaled performance.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Razer Blade 14 Review

    The Razer Blade 14 pairs the Ryzen 9 5900HX with GeForce RTX 3060 graphics and a 1080p display with a 144Hz refresh rate. It's a new premium gaming laptop that is very portable and sleek looking.

    By Mike Jennings on

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  • Intel Core i5-11400H Review: Mainstream Ryzen Challenger

    The Core i5-11400H mobile CPU comes as a direct competitor to AMD's Ryzen 5 5600H, which means it's used across many mainstream, affordable laptops usually offered as the entry-level option in many popular laptop series.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 Review

    The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is an updated revision of the impressive super-ultrawide we tested last year. This is a 49" curved VA monster monitor that now adds mini-LED backlighting for true HDR gaming.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Review

    The Radeon RX 6600 XT is AMD's latest mainstream GPU release, expected to land on retailers' shelves a day after this review goes live, that is, immediate availability on August 11.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Review

    The Ryzen 5 5600G is about to hit the retail market as the most affordable part sporting the Zen 3 architecture for $259. Inside the little box you also receive the Wraith Stealth cooler, which is an interesting proposition.

    By Steven Walton on

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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.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • 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?

    By Steven Walton on

  • 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?

    By Tim Schiesser on

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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?

    By Steven Walton on

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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.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • 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.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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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.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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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?

    By Steven Walton on

  • 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.

    By Steven Walton on