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  • Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo SE GX551 Review

    The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo GX551 is one of the most innovative and ambitious laptops around, serving up an Nvidia RTX 3080 and Ryzen 9 5900HX combo, plus a large secondary touchscreen that delivers extra functionality in games and creative applications.

    By Mike Jennings on

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  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX vs Ryzen 7 5800H Review

    The new Ryzen 9 5900HX is bound to be widely used across high-end gaming laptops. While not the outright fastest processor in the series, it should be a better performer than other Zen 3 APUs we've reviewed so far, namely the 5800H and 5980HS.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • Ryzen 5 5600X vs. Ryzen 7 5800X vs. Ryzen 9 5900X vs. 5950X: GPU Scaling Benchmark

    In this review we want to see how the Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X compare in gaming performance using the RTX 3090, RTX 3070, 5700 XT and 5600 XT, using various graphics quality presets at 1080p, 1440p and 4K.

    By Steven Walton on

  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Review

    The Ryzen 7 5800H is a solid tune-up of AMD's H-series mobile CPUs designed for performance laptops. We expect the 5800H to be a popular model and will form the backbone of AMD's gaming laptop platform this generation.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU Review

    The GeForce RTX 3060 is the most affordable of three new Ampere mobile GPUs released so far. Overall, the new laptop GPU provides a notable performance uplift over previous parts of the same class and power level.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • GeForce RTX 3080 vs. Radeon RX 6800 XT

    This latest GPU shootout sees the faster and more expensive GeForce RTX 3080 pitted against the Radeon RX 6800 XT. We have a long list of games to be tested covering the 1080p, 1440p and 4K resolutions.

    By Steven Walton on

  • AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS Review

    With Ryzen 5000, and by extension the Ryzen 9 5980HS, AMD is delivering much better single-thread performance. The 5980HS provides a ~20% gain versus the 4900HS, which is significant for an architectural improvement on the same process node.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • Is Zen 3 Worth It for Gaming? Ryzen 5600X vs. 3600 vs. Core i5-10400F

    In order to wrap up our 6 core/12 thread CPU testing, we had to add the Ryzen 5 5600X to the mix. We're going back to the data we recently collected for testing the Core i5-10400F and Ryzen 5 3600, all of it using the Radeon RX 6800 in a range of PC games at 1080p, 1440p and 4K resolutions.

    By Steven Walton on

  • HP Envy x360 Review: Ryzen powered 2-in-1

    The HP Envy x360 is an affordable and versatile all-rounder that looks superb, has solid build quality and smooth movement, and it's barely heavier or thicker than more expensive and conventional laptops.

    By Mike Jennings on

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  • Samsung 980 Pro SSD vs. Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus

    Samsung offers some of the best SSDs on the market, but Sabrent rocked the boat with their PCI 4.0 drive the last generation. The new Samsung SSD 980 Pro and Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus are now out, and here comes our test.

    By William Gayde on

  • GeForce RTX 3070 vs. Radeon RX 6800

    It's time for a GPU shootout to see how the GeForce RTX 3070 and Radeon RX 6800 compare by benchmarking them head to head in 41 games. That's ton of games to be tested and more than twice what we included in our day one review for both graphics cards.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Origin Neuron Gaming Desktop PC Review

    If you know about gaming PCs, then you've likely heard about Origin. Today we're checking out the latest iteration of the Neuron gaming desktop PC packing a Ryzen 5800X and RTX 3070 combo.

    By William Gayde on

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  • Samsung Odyssey G9 Review: Super-Ultrawide

    The absolutely enormous Samsung Odyssey G9 is a curved super-ultrawide monitor that promises to offer the most immersive gaming experience on the market. This is a 49-inch monitor equivalent to two 27-inch 1440p displays stitched together.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • Intel Core i7-1185G7 vs Core i7-1165G7 Review

    Following up to our first Tiger Lake review, today we're taking a look at Intel's flagship 11th generation mobile processor, the Core i7-1185G7, to see if this faster CPU is actually worth buying.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • Asus ZenBook 14 UX425E Review

    The Asus ZenBook brand is the byword for accessible luxury, and the UX425 is the latest model to emerge with the brushed metal and sleek design associated with these machines, plus the appearance of Intel's Tiger Lake CPUs.

    By Mike Jennings on

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  • AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Review

    The RX 6900 XT is AMD's most expensive Radeon product ever to feature a single GPU at $1,000. On paper it should be only slightly faster than the 6800 XT, while costing a bundle. That's all you need to know, but of course, we'll put it to the test, because that's kind of what we do here.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • Intel Core i7-1165G7 Review: Tiger Lake Inside

    It's time we check out Intel's new Tiger Lake mobile CPUs, starting with the Core i7-1165G7, a part that will be mostly found on mainstream to high-end ultraportables. Tiger Lake represents a substantial overhaul of Intel's mobile offerings.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Review

    The new GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is Nvidia's latest $400 GPU designed to replace the RTX 2060 Super. The RTX 3060 Ti should be a substantial upgrade as in terms of specs it sits somewhat close to the excellent RTX 3070.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 XT Nitro+ Review

    The Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6800 XT is powered by one of AMD's latest GPUs. Sapphire made some of the best RX 5700 models in the previous generation, so let's see how the latest Nitro performs.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • AMD Radeon RX 6800 Review

    Nvidia stunned us with the RTX 3070 only three weeks ago. Now the Radeon RX 6800 has arrived packing twice as much VRAM and faster overall performance, but it's also a tad more expensive.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Review

    The Radeon RX 6800 XT is AMD's new high-end gaming graphics card targeting the GeForce RTX 3080. We've had the card in our labs for a while, and today we can finally show you how the new GPU performs.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • Wi-Fi System Roundup 2020: Wi-Fi 6 Update

    With every new Wi-Fi generation come new devices that take advantage of all the new standard capabilities. Today we're testing Wi-Fi 6 systems from Asus, Netgear, Arris, TP-Link and Linksys to see how they perform.

    By William Gayde on

  • Xbox Series X Review

    The Xbox Series X is the most boxlike Xbox that Microsoft has ever produced. It's a cuboid: 12 inches tall, six inches deep, and six inches wide, all right angles and fine matte black plastic. I adore its simplicity.

    By Mike Fahey on

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review: 6-Core Gaming Beast

    It's time we finally check out the Ryzen 5 5600X, the most affordable Ryzen 5000 series processor announced to date. Positioned as a mainstream part, it's coming in at $300, a 20% premium over the Ryzen 5 3600X.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Review

    Having reviewed Ryzen 5000 12-core and 16-core models, today we're testing the Ryzen 7 5800X, AMD's latest 8-core CPU. So far we've been impressed by the Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X, so let's continue to work our way down the product stack.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Review: i9-10900K Versus

    AMD's 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X is priced to compete with Intel's Core i9-10900K, now we need to find out how they stack up in terms of performance.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Review

    Here's our first look at Ryzen 5000, starting with a full review of the Ryzen 9 5950X flagship. This new chip packs 16 cores with SMT support for 32 threads. At $800, it's an expensive CPU for the mainstream AM4 platform.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • Asus GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Gaming and MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio Review

    Beyond learning how the GeForce RTX 3070 performs, this article discusses Asus and MSI's custom RTX 3070 graphics cards which are in direct competition to Nvidia's own Founders Edition model.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Review

    The GeForce RTX 3070 is a great high-performance value product. Upcoming competition aside, in today's market the RTX 3070 is as good as it gets in terms of cost per frame and even performance per watt.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • AMD vs Intel CPUs for Game Loading

    Following up to last week's load time battle, instead of comparing storage with vastly different performance specs, today we're going to see how CPUs can make a difference in game loading times.

    By Tim Schiesser on