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  • Testing AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR): Image Analysis and Preliminary Performance

    Make no mistake, FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) is AMD's direct competitor to Nvidia's DLSS, a feature that's increasingly become a key selling point for GeForce graphics cards. It's AMD's turn to show what's it got.

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  • Can a Gaming Laptop Offer Better Value than a Gaming Desktop PC?

    With insane GPU prices out there, are you better off buying a gaming laptop? Laptops are more widely available and are not ridiculously priced in some instances, and performance has improved a lot in recent years.

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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Review

    The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti comes in at half the price of the 3080 Ti, just to prove how ridiculous that was. At $600, the RTX 3070 Ti slots in between the 3070 and 3080, bringing an upgrade to faster GDDR6X memory.

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  • Radeon RX 580 Revisit: Is This the Graphics Card to Buy in 2021?

    2021 has been a rough year for gamers looking for a new graphics card. If you already have a half decent GPU, you're in luck, but if not, how about buying a second hand Radeon. Let's see how the RX 580 performs in today's games.

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  • AMD Radeon RX 6800M Review

    Here's our first look at AMD's new Radeon RX 6000M GPUs destined for gaming laptops. These new RDNA2 GPUs are the most competitive products AMD has released for mobile PC gaming in years.

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  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Review

    The 'new' GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is essentially an RTX 3090 with half the VRAM. Normally, this could be considered good news since it's cheaper at $1,200, but with current stock issues, at least from a gamers perspective it changes nothing.

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  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs. Intel Core i7-10700K vs. Core i7-11700K

    Recently we compared the Ryzen 7 5800X and Core i7-11700K in 32 games, but now we're including the more affordable Core i7-10700K which has very similar specs, is still widely available, and can net you some real savings.

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  • Asus ROG Strix Scar G733 Review

    The Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 deploys an RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, and a 360Hz Adaptive Sync display to provide top-notch gaming experience inside a bold, eye-catching design.

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  • Intel Core i7-11800H Review: Tiger Lake H45 Put to the Test

    The Core i7-11800H is a substantial upgrade for Intel, bringing Tiger Lake designs up to 8 cores, suitable for gaming and mobile workstation systems which compete against AMD's Ryzen 5000 line-up.

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  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs. Intel Core i7-11700K

    Today we've got a classic head to head CPU battle in our hands, with a comparison between the Ryzen 7 5800X and Core i7-11700K, both of which are 8-core, 16-thread CPUs that cost around $400.

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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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