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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 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

  • 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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