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RX 7900 XTX slotted into a test bench.

How we test PC components and hardware

There are a ton of options in PC components when building a new PC. Here's how we evaluate new products to see if they're the right choice.
All the components for building a PC ready to go.

These 5 PC building tips will help you avoid mistakes I’ve made

If you're getting ready to build a new PC, you need more than just a good set of components. Here are five things to keep in mind during the building process.
Razer Blade 14 sitting on a coffee table.

Razer Blade 14 (2023) review: making the best better — and more expensive

Razer's updated Blade 14 didn't need to change anything, but the laptop updates some core issues of the original design in a big way.
Overwatch 2 running on the Alienware 500Hz gaming monitor.

Alienware just invalidated its own high-end esports monitor

Alienware has a new 27-inch monitor focused on competitive gaming, and it may invalidate its high-end, expensive esports display.
The backs of the Arc A770 and Arc A750 graphics cards.

Intel’s Arc graphics cards have quietly become excellent

Intel's Arc A770 and A750 were decent, if imperfect, GPUs at launch, but they've massively improved since then.
Switches on the Razer DeathStalker V2.

Windows 11 is about to make RGB peripherals way easier to use

A new Windows 11 Insider build adds support for Dynamic Lighting, which looks to unify the disparate RGB apps on PC.
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 on table

The Lenovo Legion Pro 5 is the next-gen gaming laptop I’ve been waiting for

Next-gen gaming laptops up to this point have been expensive behemoths, but the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 bucks that trend by packing in the value.
Asus RTX 4090 ROG Strix plugged into a motherboard.

Asus is releasing an RTX 4060 as big as the RTX 4090

Asus' high-end RTX 4060 design turns what should be a compact GPU into a triple-slot behemoth.
Intel Core i5-13600K installed in a motherboard.

The best PC builds: budget, gaming, video editing, and more

Building your own PC is rewarding, but it takes a lot of research. Check out our best PC builds to save yourself time and buy a great desktop.
Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Lenovo Y32p-30.

The Lenovo Legion Y32p-30 is (almost) the perfect 4K gaming monitor

The Lenovo Y32p-30 doesn't stand out with OLED, mini-LED, or an insane refresh rate. But it has the right balance of features most gamers a looking for.
Dell XPS Desktop sitting on a coffee table.

Dell XPS Desktop (8960) review: a new performance class

The Dell XPS Desktop 8960 reaches a new level of performance, but it comes at the cost of flexibility that made last-gen's model so attractive.
Forza Horizon 4 runs on an Asus ROG Ally.

If the leaked Asus ROG Ally price is real, the Steam Deck is in trouble

A Best Buy listing briefly showed the pricing of Asus' upcoming ROG Ally, and if it's real, the Steam Deck could be in hot water.
The Digital Trends website on the Asus ROG Ally.

Seriously, the Asus ROG Ally could replace your desktop

The Asus ROG Ally is an impressive gaming handheld, but its ecosystem gives it enough power to replace a high-end gaming desktop.
Acer Orion X desktop.

Acer’s new Predator Orion X is an RTX 4090 desktop I might actually buy

I'm usually not swayed by new gaming desktops, but the Acer Predator Orion X might change that when it releases.
Asus ROG Ally on a purple background.

Microsoft, please don’t screw up the Asus ROG Ally

The Asus ROG Ally looks like an exciting Steam Deck competitor, but its success mainly comes down to if Microsoft can get Windows 11 working properly.
Razer Levithan V2 Pro sitting on a desk.

Razer Leviathan V2 Pro review: AI for your ears

The Razer Leviathan V2 Pro has very impressive AI head tracking capabilities, but its high price and experimental tech definitely isn't for everyone.
Asus ROG Ally on a purple background.

No joke — Asus is releasing a Steam Deck competitor

Asus announced the ROG Ally on April Fool's Day. but it's not a joke. The handheld device is coming soon.
Lenovo Legion Tower 7i gaming PC sitting on a table.

The Lenovo Legion Tower 7i is a great gaming PC with one big mistake

The Lenovo Legion Tower 7i ticks all the boxes with flagship performance, great design, and room for upgrades, but it makes a critical mistake with RAM speed.
Overwatch 2 running on the Alienware 500Hz gaming monitor.

Alienware 500Hz gaming monitor review: for the pros only

Alienware's 500Hz gaming monitor may not be the right fit for most gamers, but for the most competitive players, it's the best esports monitor you can buy.
intel arc alchemist driver update doubled performance a770 logo respec featured

Here’s how Intel doubled Arc GPUs’ performance with a simple driver update

Intel delivered a massive boost in performance for its Arc GPUs with a simple driver update, but how? We sat down with Intel to dig deeper.
Two students lean over a cauldron in Hogwarts Legacy.

Hogwarts Legacy PC: best settings, ray tracing, DLSS, and more

Hogwarts Legacy has some issues on PC, but our guide to the best settings can help you optimize your performance.
Alienware Aurora R15 placed at an angle on a table.

Alienware Aurora R15 review: fixing a critical issue

Alienware's long-running Aurora line sees iterative updates every year, but 2023 brings a critical change that makes it a much more attractive gaming desktop.
Two intel Arc graphics cards on a pink background.

Intel targets RTX 3060 takedown with Arc Alchemist price cut

Intel is slashing the price of its Arc A750 graphics card in an attempt to take down Nvidia's popular RTX 3060 graphics card.
A laptop sits on a desk with a Windows 11 wallpaper.

If you think PCs are dying, you haven’t been paying attention

Microsoft and Intel are down bad right now, but that doesn't mean it's time to declare that PCs are dead once again.
Frey is handcuffed and guarded in Forspoken.

Turns out DirectStorage isn’t killing frame rates in Forspoken after all

New performance testing shows that DirectStorage isn't actually killing your frame rate in Forspoken.
Control protagonist Jesse explores the game's facility.

DirectX 12 vs. DirectX 11: which is best for PC gaming?

DirectX 12 has been around for a few years, but some games still use DirectX 11. We break down differences between the graphics APIs so you know which to use.
Asus ROG Azoth gaming keyboard.

Why a gaming keyboard is my most anticipated CES 2023 product

Of all the things to get excited about at CES, a gaming keyboard? Here's why the ROG Azoth is my most anticipated product coming out of the show.
The Samsung Odyssey OLED 49 playing Fortnite.

The best gaming monitors of CES 2023

CES 2023 brings a swath of new gaming monitors featuring ultra-high refresh rates and OLED. Here are the best monitors we've seen at the show.
A Lenovo Legion 5i Pro sitting on a shelf.

Lenovo’s CES 2023 Legion laptops include AI ‘graphical wizardry’

Lenovo is updating its Legion gaming laptops at CES 2023, including a new AI processor that the company says is capable of graphical wizardry.
The RTX 4070 Ti graphics card on a pink background.

Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti review: not the GPU you’re looking for

Nvidia's RTX 4070 Ti is an interesting case study of how important branding and pricing are, but when it comes to raw numbers, it struggles to compete.
Scroll wheels on the Concept Nyx controller.

Alienware finally improved PC gaming controllers, but this one’s still not perfect

Alienware has a new controller for its Concept Nyx home server, and it reimagines how you can interact with PC games while you're playing on the couch.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 2023 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

The ROG Zephyrus G14 infuriates me, but it’s still my favorite gaming laptop of 2022

Even after repairs, multiple bugs, and borked software updates, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is my favorite gaming laptop of 2022.
Three RTX 4080 cards sitting on a pink background.

Here’s why Nvidia’s shots against AMD drivers just don’t add up

Nvidia is taking another dig at AMD (and now Intel) over their GPU drivers, but it's tough for Nvidia's stance to hold much ground.
A close-up image of Nvidia's RTX 3080 Ti graphics card.

Are gaming PCs more expensive today? Here’s what $1,000 bought you 10 years ago

PC gaming has a bad rap for being too expensive, especially with soaring GPU prices. But is PC gaming actually more expensive today than it was a decade ago?