Latest Reviews

  • Intel Core i5-13500 Review

    The Core i5-13500 is Intel's new $250 offering, packing 14 cores, 20 threads and 35.5 MB cache. This is an interesting CPU that packs the larger L3 cache capacity of the Raptor Lake i5's for less.

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  • Intel Core i3-13100 vs. AMD Ryzen 5 5600

    The previous generation version of the Core i3-13100 was one of our favorite budget CPUs, so we're keen to see what this updated 13th-gen version has to offer.

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  • Asus ROG Flow X16 Gaming Laptop Review

    Few tech companies are as comfortable taking chances quite like Asus, and the ROG Flow X16 gaming laptop is one such example sporting a big-screen with a 360-degree rotating display.

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  • Intel Core i9-13900KS Review: Hitting 6 GHz

    The new Core i9-13900KS is very much like the 12900KS and 9900KS before it -- this is a mildly overclocked 'special edition' CPU, binned silicon meant to be a little faster and more expensive.

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  • Alienware AW3423DWF 34" QD-OLED Review

    The Alienware AW3423DWF is a newer and lower cost variant of the AW3423DW QD-OLED ultrawide. Considering that's one of the best gaming monitors around, it's no surprise people are paying attention.

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  • AMD Ryzen 5 7600, Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 9 7900 Review

    Ryzen 7000 CPUs have not been a slam dunk for AMD so far. Even though they are quite speedy, the move to the AM5 platform has proved costly. Can AMD entice more people with cheaper non-X Ryzen CPUs?

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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Review

    The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is the same as the 'unlaunched' 12GB RTX 4080, but thankfully we're also getting a discount to $800, potentially making the RTX 4000 series more appealing to more gamers.

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  • Radeon RX 7900 XTX vs. GeForce RTX 4080

    It's time for a new mega benchmark comparing the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX head to head against the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 in a myriad of games. Is there such a thing as a $1,000+ GPU king?

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  • Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5 7600X: 50+ Game Benchmark

    We take fan favorite Ryzen 7 5800X3D and compare it head to head with the new Ryzen 5 7600X in over 50 games. Yes, the 5800X3D is impressive, but can it counter the advantage of going AM5?

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  • AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT Review

    The Radeon RX 7900 XT is a cut down version of the 7900 XTX. In terms of core and memory, the 7900 XT ends up roughly 85% that of the flagship model, but the problem ultimately is with pricing.

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  • AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Review

    The Radeon RX 7900 XTX is a pretty good GPU, at least relative to its GeForce competitor, but whether or not it's worth $1,000 will depend on how much stock you place in ray tracing performance.

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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 8GB: Why You Should Avoid It

    Although it's true that the 8GB and 12GB variants of the GeForce RTX 3060 are based on the same silicon, the changes go beyond memory capacity and the 8GB RTX 3060 is always going to be slower.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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