Latest Reviews

  • Cooler Master Tempest GP27U Review

    The Cooler Master Tempest GP27U has been a hotly anticipated monitor for gamers. This is the first sub-$1,000 4K gaming display with full array local dimming, bringing 576 zones of mini-LED goodness.

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  • AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs. Intel Core i5-13600K

    Time for a massive benchmark comparison between the Ryzen 5 7600X and Core i5-13600K, covering 54 games across three resolutions using the GeForce RTX 4090.

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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Review

    The new GeForce RTX 4080 is clearly impressive, delivering on average 111 fps at 4K across the games we tested. That's 20-30% over previous-gen flagships. That's all great except for that price.

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  • LG UltraGear 32GQ950 Review

    The LG 32GQ950 is a high-end 4K gaming monitor equipped with top-end features. 4K gaming is more popular than ever and this 32-inch monitor can do both, play and be used for content creation.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • The Best Value Gaming CPU: 13600K vs 12600K vs 7600X vs 5800X3D vs 5600X

    The Core i5-13600K is possibly the best value CPU all-rounder right now, but when looking purely at gaming the Ryzen 5 7600X is a strong contender as is the 5800X3D, 5600X, and even the older 12600K.

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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Benchmark

    Modern Warfare II is breaking franchise records and today we're throwing over 40 graphics cards at this new Call of Duty game to see what kind of hardware you need to achieve your desired frame rate.

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  • Asus ROG Swift PG42UQ Review

    The Asus ROG Swift PG42UQ is a 42-inch 4K OLED gaming monitor that's set to compete and become a better PC gaming and desktop alternative to the popular LG C2 OLED TV.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • MSI Raider GE77 Gaming Laptop Review

    The MSI Raider GE77 is the kind of laptop that would have found a happy home in the previous decade, when gaming portables were huge, hulking beasts with bold designs and desktop-style components.

    By Mike Jennings on

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  • Intel Core i5-13600K vs. AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

    The Core i5-13600K is the most affordable model in Intel's new Raptor Lake range. Its predecessor, the 12600K was a personal favorite of ours, so we are expecting this to be a real winner.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • Intel Core i7-13700K Review: Ryzen 7 7700X Versus

    The Core i7-13700K is a much more practical CPU compared to the 13900K, power and thermals are kept in check, and performance is pretty solid. We'd seriously consider it for new gaming PC builds.

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  • Intel Core i9-13900K Review: Hot and Hungry

    Hot of the heels of AMD's Zen 4 series launch, here comes Intel with their highly anticipated 13th-gen Core series, codenamed Raptor Lake. Today we're reviewing the top-of-the-line Core i9-13900K.

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  • LG Gram 16 Laptop Review

    The LG Gram 16 is an incredible light device with a good screen and impressive battery life. This latest iteration refines the successful Gram formula with nips, tucks and more power.

    By Mike Jennings on

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  • GeForce RTX 3070 Ti vs. Radeon RX 6800: 52 Game Benchmark

    As next-gen GPUs arrive and pricing returns to sane levels, we are left with "new" mainstream priced graphics cards. Here's a big comparison between the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and the Radeon RX 6800.

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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Review

    This is our first look at Nvidia's new flagship GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card. We'll find out all you need to know about this next-gen GPU, most importantly its gaming performance.

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  • Is AMD Zen 4 Too Hot for a Box Cooler? Ryzen 7600X + Wraith Spire Tested

    A big point of contention with Zen 4 CPUs is that they run very hot. AMD says it's all by design, but how about we throw a basic air cooler to see if the 7600X throttles when under load?

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  • Intel Arc A770 & A750 Review

    The Arc A770 and A750 genuinely impressed us on numerous occasions and there's true potential for Intel to become a third contender in the GPU space. It's just not going to happen with Alchemist.

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  • AMD Ryzen 9 7900X vs. Intel Core i9-12900K

    The Ryzen 9 7900X is a 12-core Zen 4 processor priced to compete with the Core i9-12900K. With that many cores, is it only a productivity monster or can it also compete with the best in gaming?

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  • AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Review: Faster than Core i9?

    The Ryzen 7 7700X is arguably the most interesting Zen 4 CPU for PC gaming: it's an 8-core, 16-thread chip using a single CCD, which should mean it's going to deliver the best performance.

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  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Review: The New Performance King

    The Ryzen 9 7950X is the new performance king and the jack of all trades, apart from maybe power consumption and pricing, of course. The Zen 4 flagship can do everything exceptionally well.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Review: Mainstream Zen 4

    The new Ryzen 5 7600X is a 6-core/12-thread CPU that replaces the popular 5600X, built on TSMC's 5nm process, it clocks up to 5.3 GHz, packs 32MB L3 cache, DDR5 support, and a 105W TDP.

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  • Alienware x17 R2 Gaming Laptop Review

    The Alienware x17 R2 is a bold, fast, and impressive gaming laptop -- and while it's expensive, it justifies the cost with consistent quality.

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  • Should You Buy DDR5 for Your Next Budget PC Build?

    If you're about to build a new PC right now, and that requires you to buy a new motherboard and memory, we feel you're best off going with affordable entry-level DDR5 modules, but why?

    By Steven Walton on

  • Revisiting the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in 2022

    Looking back at 2017, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti had virtually no competition. It's almost unthinkable to say, but $700 seems very reasonable for a flagship graphics card today. How times have changed.

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  • Can 2022's $300 GeForce GPU beat 2016's $600 GPU?

    The GeForce GTX 1080 was released back in 2016, so 6 years later the RTX 3050 arrived at half the price. After many years and multiple GPU generations, can 2022's $300 GeForce GPU beat 2016's $600 GPU?

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  • To Fold or Not to Fold: Should You Buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold 4?

    Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 4 is now available, but instead of doing a traditional phone review, we'll be looking at its pros and cons in terms of the device itself and using a foldable for the first time.

    By Rob Thubron on

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  • AMD Radeon Vega 64 Revisited One Last Time: Did It Age Better than GTX 10 Series?

    Today we're dusting off our old Radeon Vega 64 to compare against its old rival, the GeForce GTX 1080. Here's what's going to be our last big revisit to the Radeon Vega GPU on a 51 game benchmark.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Intel Arc 3 A380 vs. AMD Radeon RX 6400

    Here's another look at the Intel Arc 3 A380 GPU, but this time on a 51 game benchmark against AMD's $150 Radeon RX 6400. This will show us how the Arc A380 performs across a wide range of titles.

    By Steven Walton on

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX Review

    This is the most expensive AMD Ryzen CPU you can buy, which as you might suspect is also the fastest and most powerful Ryzen CPU currently in existence. Not even upcoming Zen 4 CPUs will change that.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Revisit: 3 Years Later

    We revisit the Radeon RX 5700 XT with a 33 game benchmark tested against its old nemesis, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super. We've also included the RTX 3060, which is also a $400 GPU this generation.

    By Steven Walton on

  • LG C2 42 Review: The OLED PC Gaming Monitor Test

    Today we're checking out the LG C2 OLED TV to see how good it is as a PC gaming monitor. In our lab is the new 42" variant which is most suitable for desktop use as a PC monitor.

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