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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU Review

    The GeForce RTX 3080 currently sits at the top of Nvidia laptop GPU offerings and is usually the graphics processor of choice for flagship gaming machines that are powered with Core i9 or Ryzen 9 CPUs.

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  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Review

    The Ryzen 5 5600H is AMD's new mainstream H-series processor aimed at power-oriented budget laptops. Set to replace last year's hit in the R5 4600H, the 5600H brings Zen 3 upgrades to the segment.

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  • LG 27GP850 Review: Faster, Clearer, Better

    The LG 27GP850 is the true successor to the 27GL850, one of the most popular 1440p IPS gaming monitors of the last few years. The substantial update shows how LG aims to retake the performance throne.

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  • Intel Core i7-11370H Review: Quad-Cores Aren't Enough in 2021

    The Core i7-11370H is part of the Tiger Lake H35 line-up that bridges the gap between the UP3 series for ultraportables, and the 45W H-series chips used for work and gaming machines. Unfortunately, it fails at it.

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  • Razer Core X External GPU Review

    If you require strong PC gaming performance, traditionally that meant a desktop was your only option. However with a Thunderbolt connection, you can add a desktop external GPU to your laptop. Is it any good?

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  • Intel Z590 Motherboard Roundup: Entry-Level VRM Test

    Today we're taking a look at the VRM thermal performance of 8 entry-level Intel Z590 motherboards, with budget-conscious Z590 motherboard prices starting at $170.

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  • Nvidia Resizable BAR Tested, Benchmarked

    Today we're testing the newly supported Resizable BAR feature on Nvidia GeForce GPUs by benchmarking an Asus ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC graphics card. How does it compare to AMD's SAM implementation?

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  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800U Review

    The Ryzen 7 5800U is AMD's answer to Intel's Tiger Lake and is their fastest available chip for ultraportable and ultrathin laptops. This is the first Ryzen Mobile 5000 U-series processor to land in our office.

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  • Intel Core i5-11400F Review: The New Value Champ

    The Core i5-11400F coupled with a B560 motherboard make for an interesting build configuration, as it's significantly cheaper than the Core i5-11600K/Z590 and less than the cost of the Ryzen 5 5600X.

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  • GeForce RTX 3070 vs. Radeon RX 6700 XT

    Time for another of our mega-game benchmarks covering 45 titles comparing the Radeon RX 6700 XT head-to-head against the GeForce RTX 3070, the nearest competitor in terms of pricing, at least based on the mythical MSRP.

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  • Razer Book 13 Review

    The Razer Book 13 takes a stab at the lucrative business and productivity laptop market with this Intel EVO certified, Tiger Lake-powered ultraportable. Let's see how it stacks up.

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  • Intel Core i9-11900K Review: Not a Great Flagship CPU

    Usually it's the flagship CPU grabbing the headlines, but frankly, the Core i9-11900K at a list price of $540, simply doesn't stand a chance. But because you'll want to know where it stands, here we are.

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  • Intel Core i5-11600K vs. AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs. Core i5-10600K

    Rocket Lake is finally here and today we're checking out the new Core i5-11600K to see if it's a worthy replacement for the affordable 10600K and/or defeating the overpriced Ryzen 5 5600X.

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  • AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT vs. 5700 XT

    Today we've prepared a "for the sake of science" type of review. By clocking the 5700 XT and 6700 XT at the same frequency, we want to see where the generational performance difference comes from.

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  • AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Review

    The new Radeon RX 6700 XT arrives with the promise of significantly improved supply when compared to previous Big Navi GPUs. Targeting the $480 price point, let's see how it stacks up against the GeForce competition.

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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Review

    The GeForce RTX 3060 is Nvidia's latest $330 desktop GPU offering that you're unlikely to find at its suggested retail price. But what does that mean for prospective buyers of a new graphics card?

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  • Nvidia RTX 3070 Laptop vs Desktop GPU Review

    The graphics processors inside the two products shown below have the same name: RTX 3070. One is destined for desktop PCs, and the other is a gaming laptop. But they don't even get close to delivering the same performance. What's going on here? Is this a problem? Let's get benchmarking!

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  • Alienware AW2721D 27" Gaming Monitor Review

    The Alienware AW2721D is a high-end 27-inch 1440p monitor, giving us our first look at the combination of a 240Hz refresh rate and IPS technology at this resolution. Alienware are touting "true 1ms GTG response time" - we'll see about that.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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