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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

  • AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, Ryzen 5 4500U Review

    Today we're completing our testing of AMD's Ryzen Mobile 4000 APUs with a look at the Ryzen 7 4700U and Ryzen 5 4500U, two mainstream chips in the series that have become available in a wider range of laptops in the past few weeks.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Storage Game Loading Test: PCIe 4.0 SSD vs. PCIe 3.0 vs. SATA vs. HDD

    What sort of storage do you need to play today's games and provide the best loading times? Do you need a PCIe drive? Do you need something with a DRAM cache? Let's find out.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Acer Swift 3 Review

    The Acer Swift 3 is the company's first ultraportable to be Project Athena-certified. Let's see how that translates in the real world.

    By William Gayde on

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  • Nvidia RTX 3080 Gaming Performance at 1440p: CPU or Architecture Bottleneck?

    It's time we get to explore something we've been eager to investigate since our day-one GeForce RTX 3080 review, and that's the weaker-than-expected resolution scaling of the new Ampere architecture.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Review

    Here's our first look at the new GeForce RTX 3090, Nvidia's latest 'Titan' class GPU, it packs an insane 24GB of GDDR6X memory, more CUDA cores than the RTX 3080, and a titanic $1500 price tag.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • PCIe 4.0 vs. PCIe 3.0 GPU Benchmark

    With the launch of the new GeForce 30 series, PCI Express 4.0 performance has come up into the discussion. To find out exactly what we're talking about, we've taken a deeper look.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Asus TUF Gaming RTX 3080 OC Review

    Today we're reviewing the Asus TUF Gaming RTX 3080 OC, the first third-party GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card to come our way and we're very interested to see how it compares to Nvidia's Founders Edition model.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Review

    Nvidia claims the new GeForce RTX 30 graphics series provides a giant leap in raw graphics performance, based their latest Ampere architecture, today we can finally show you how the GeForce RTX 3080 performs.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • HP Omen Vector Wireless Mouse Mini-Review

    The HP Omen Vector Wireless mouse can stay toe to toe with wired gaming mice, offering great tracking, solid battery life, fast charging, and imperceptible latency.

    By J.D. Wheeler on

  • Asus ROG Swift PG259QN Review: Hitting 360Hz

    The Asus ROG Swift PG259QN is the first monitor to hit a 360Hz refresh rate, giving us motion clarity that's unlike anything we've seen with LCD panels before. It also does it using an IPS panel, not a TN.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • HP Omen 30L Gaming Desktop Review

    If you're in the market for a complete gaming system with reasonably modern hardware and the ability to tackle new games with ease, you can't go wrong with the HP Omen 30L.

    By Cohen Coberly on

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  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800U Review

    Today's review is all about the Ryzen 7 4800U, AMD's top-of-the-line APU for lightweight laptops, also known as ultrabooks. This is the best Renoir die AMD has to offer from an efficiency standpoint, aiming to bring the great performance to 15W and 25W power envelopes.

    By Tim Schiesser on

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  • GeForce RTX 2080 Ti vs GTX 1080 Ti vs GTX 980 Ti: Flagship Versus

    Today's comparison uses brand new fresh data for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, GTX 1080 Ti and GTX 980 Ti. We're currently in the process of updating all our GPU data in anticipation of Nvidia's soon to be released GeForce 30 series. So we thought, why not compare five years of flagship GeForce GPUs while we're at it?

    By Steven Walton on

  • Crusader Kings III Review

    Crusader Kings III is an immense game, but also an immense achievement. There's really nothing else quite like it. It's a strategy game, and a good one at that, and like I've said if you only want to raise armies and conquer the world, this will let you do that and you'll have a good time with it.

    By Luke Plunkett on

  • HP Omen 15 Review

    The HP Omen 15 marks an attempt to introduce a new design language and a more mature vibe to the gaming range. The new machine packs a Ryzen 7 4800H, GTX 1660 Ti graphics, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD and a 1080p 144Hz display for $1149.

    By Mike Jennings on

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  • Superhot: Mind Control Delete

    Stark, minimalist graphics. Time warping, freeze frame action. Glide past bullets, dance between enemies -- a ballet of epic destruction. The smash hit of 2016 is back, bigger and bolder. Welcome to Superhot: Mind Control Delete.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • AMD or Intel for GeForce RTX 3080 Benchmarking: Is PCIe 4.0 a Factor?

    Nvidia is set to introduce faster next-gen Ampere GPUs next month. That's exciting, but we've got a tough choice to make. The new graphics cards will support PCIe 4.0, but our GPU test system that was just upgraded to a Core i9-10900K, doesn't, rather it's limited to PCIe 3.0. Should we go Ryzen 9 instead?

    By Steven Walton on