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GPUs, or graphics cards, used to be something that only gamers cared about. Their popularity has since taken off as multi-purpose tools for cryptocurrency mining, large-number crunching for AI applications, and usefulness in data centers. The proliferation of GPUs in the tech world is incredible.

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC on an orange background.

These 5 PC upgrades are the biggest money wasters

If you're upgrading your PC, you're honestly better off skipping these five upgrades -- even if they seem tempting on paper.
The RTX 3060 installed in a gaming PC.

It’s time to retire the RTX 3060

Intel Arc A770 GPU installed in a test bench.

Intel Battlemage graphics cards: release date speculation, price, specs, and more

Intel Arc A770 GPU installed in a test bench.

Intel may fire the first shots in the next-gen GPU war

RTX 4070 seen from the side.

Nvidia RTX 50-series graphics cards: news, release date, price, and more

RTX 4060 Ti sitting next to the RTX 4070.

GPU prices are back on the rise again

The Lenovo IdeaCenter Gaming 5i Gen 7 gaming PC with a monitor, keyboard, and headset.

How to reset graphics drivers in Windows 11

The AMD RX 7900 graphics card on a pink background.

The sad reality of AMD’s next-gen GPUs comes into view

The Nvidia RTX 4080 Super on a pink background.

How to update or uninstall a Game Ready driver

Intel's 14900K CPU socketed in a motherboard.

What is thermal throttling and how does it affect frame rates?

RTX 4090.

Everything you need to know about buying a GPU in 2024

RTX 3080 graphics cards among other GPUs.

10 best graphics cards of 2024: finding the best GPU for gaming

RTX 4060 Ti sitting on a pink background.

You shouldn’t buy these Nvidia GPUs right now

Nvidia makes some excellent GPUs, but with the current state of the market, here are a few you should steer clear of.
The Intel logo on the Arc A770 graphics card.

Intel’s next-gen GPU might be right around the corner

We've seen leaks for Intel's Battlemage GPUs for over a year now, but some shipping documentation hints that a launch is right around the corner.
An AMD graphics card in an external GPU enclosure.

Best GPU deals: MSI, XFX, EVGA

No matter what sort of PC you're putting together, we've got the best GPU deals right here, along with a short guide to help you out.
RTX 4070 logo on a graphics card.

5 GPUs you should buy instead of the RTX 4070

The RTX 4070 is one of the best graphics cards you can buy right now, but the space it occupies is heavily contested by other GPUs from AMD and Nvidia itself.
HP Omen 40L Gaming PC on a table connected to a monitor.

What is VSync, and why do you need it?

VSync is a useful tool for calibrating your monitor’s frame-by-frame performance, but is it a necessary feature? Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Screenshot of full ray tracing in Cyberpunk 2077.

How 8GB VRAM GPUs could be made viable again

Microsoft just published a new patent, describing a technology that could drastically reduce the impact of ray tracing on GPU memory.
A demo of AMD GPU work graphs featuring in-game scenery including a castle and a town.

AMD is making the CPU more and more obsolete in gaming

AMD just shared a demo of Work Graphs with the additions of draw calls and mesh nodes, and the results are impressive.
Lies of P on the KTC G42P5.

Nvidia DLSS is amazing, but only if you use it the right way

DLSS is quickly become a cornerstone feature of modern PC games. Here's all of the ins and outs of Nvidia's AI-driven tech, and how to make the most use of it.
Nvidia introducing its Blackwell GPU architecture at GTC 2024.

Meet Blackwell, Nvidia’s next-generation GPU architecture

The wait is over. Here's our first taste of Nvidia's next generation GPU architecture, named Blackwell.
The RX 7800 XT graphics card with the ReSpec logo.

AMD needs to fix this one problem with its next-gen GPUs

AMD's latest graphics cards have been a turning point for Team Red, but there's still one lingering issue that needs to be addressed in the next generation.
Lenovo Legion Tower 7i gaming PC sitting on a table.

Prebuilt vs. custom PC: How to know which is right for you

Should you buy a prebuilt PC or a custom computer to put together yourself? We'll explore the pros and cons and help you decide.
Playing games with GeForce Now on a laptop.

Nvidia just made GeForce Now so much better

Nvidia has just boosted GeForce Now with variable refresh rates, and it'll even work on a Mac. That's not all -- you can finally try it out for cheap.
AMD's RX 7700 XT in a test bench.

AMD’s GPUs had a bigger year in 2023 than you might realize

GPU shipments are on a steady rise, and one of the manufacturers is seeing much more significant gains than the other two.
A hand grabbing MSI's RTX 4090 Suprim X.

The most common GPU problems and how to fix them

Every graphics card has problems some times, but do you know how to fix them? Here's a look at some of the most common GPU problems and how to set them right.
Two RTX 4070 graphics cards sitting side by side.

GPUs just broke a 25-year-old record

Projections suggest that the installed base of GPUs will approach nearly 5 billion units by the end of 2026.
A hand holding the RTX 4090 GPU.

Nvidia is the ‘GPU cartel,’ says former AMD Radeon manager

The former head of AMD graphics has come out with some strong words against Nvidia, calling the mammoth GPU company the GPU cartel.
The AMD RX 7900 graphics card on a pink background.

AMD RX 7900 GRE review: the best AMD GPU this generation

AMD's RX 7900 GRE is a late-stage addition to the RDNA 3 lineup, but it might be the best graphics card we've seen out of Team Red this generation.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.

The RTX 4090 is past its prime, and that’s OK

The RTX 4090 has been the head honcho of GPUs for more than a year, and despite prices creeping down, it's not worth picking up the GPU right now.
Intel Arc A580 graphics card on a pink background.

How Intel could win the GPU war this year

Although dark clouds loom over the future of Intel's discrete GPUs, Arc Battlemage could end up being one of the best GPUs of the year.
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D held between fingertips.

The best CPU to pair with the RTX 4070 or 4070 Ti

If you have an RTX 4070 Ti or RTX 4070, you want to pair a strong CPU with either of them to get the best performance. Here are our top picks.
EVGA RTX 3060 sitting on a table.

Using an RTX 3060? Here’s the GPU to upgrade to next

While the RTX 3060 is the most popular graphics card in gaming PCs, we rounded up a list of GPUs that can take your gaming experience to the next level.
Nvidia GPU core.

Apparently, ants can eat your GPU now

Ants are eating the thermal pads in GPUs, and this is far from the first time we've heard about the problem.

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