Latest Reviews

  • 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

    80
  • 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

    85
  • 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

    95
  • 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

    90
  • 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

    90
  • 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

    80
  • 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

    85
  • 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

    80
  • 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

    80
  • 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

    40
  • 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

    85
  • 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

    90
  • 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

    95
  • 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

    60
  • 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

    80
  • 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

    75