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AMD rips melting RTX 4090 adapter as Nvidia faces down class-action lawsuit

AMD took another jab at Nvidia's issues with melting RTX 4090 adapters, which comes on the heels of a class-action lawsuit filed against Nvidia.
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Which RTX 4080 should you buy on release day?

The RTX 4080 is here, but which one should you pick up on release day? We rounded up the available models and tested the differences.
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The best free PC games

Looking for a high-quality game that won't break the bank? Look no further than this list of the best free-to-play PC games that you can start playing today.
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Nvidia RTX 4080 review: a great GPU where the math doesn’t always add up

Although the RTX 4080 is one of the most powerful GPUs you can buy today, it's tough to recommend sitting in the shadow left by the RTX 4090.
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AMD finally shares new RX 7900 XTX benchmarks, and it’s not all good news

AMD finally shared more realistic benchmarks for the RX 7900 XTX, and there's good and bad news for the upcoming graphics card.
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The best 1080p graphics cards in 2022: great options for Full HD

Full HD is still the most popular resolution for gaming. Our five best 1080p GPUs can handle the resolution at high frame rates with ease.
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Why DisplayPort 2.1 could become a big deal for PC gaming in 2023

DisplayPort 2.1 has become a major talking point on the heels of AMD's RX 7900 XTX announcement, and for good reason.
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AMD’s new RX 7900 XTX is here, and it dramatically undercuts Nvidia

AMD announced its RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT graphics cards, which contrary to GPU pricing trends, aren't coming with a cost increase this generation.
Frank Azor presenting at AMD's RDNA 3 launch event.

AMD previews FSR 3.0, which now includes frame generation

AMD is already gearing up to release FSR 3.0, which takes the fight back to Nvidia with frame generation capabilities.
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Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 review: the gaming monitor to beat

Samsung's Odyssey Neo G8 marks a new milestone with a 240Hz, 4K panel. Its fantastic HDR performance and vibrant colors are just the cherries on top.
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Henry Cavill explains why he’s waiting on the RTX 4090

It's established that the Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill, is an avid PC gamer. And he's looking into some big upgrades for his rig in the near future.
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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (2022) PC performance guide: Best settings for high fps

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (2022) is available now on PC. Here are the best settings to optimize your performance, along with XeSS, DLSS, and FSR testing.
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What is frame time, and why is it so important in games?

Frame rate is important and usually steals the limelight for gaming performance. But frame time can say a lot more about how well a game actually runs.
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Two years later, the PS5 could never live up to its performance promises

Next-gen consoles aren't feeling as next-gen now, as multiple games release with a strict 30 fps cap.
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Are Windows 11 security features killing your gaming performance? You might be surprised

Windows 11's security features kill your gaming performance, right? Microsoft brought this year-old issue back up, and we think it is high time to revisit it.
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AMD, please don’t make the same mistake with the Ryzen 7 7700X3D

AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D was the best gaming processor on the market, but only for about six months. Hopefully the Ryzen 7 7700X3D will have more time to shine.
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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X vs. Intel Core i9-13900K: a close battle

Intel's Core i9-13900K is here, but how does it hold up to AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X? Here, we break down the performance and pricing to see how they stack up.
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Intel Core i9-13900K and Core i5-13600K review: Let the CPU battle begin

Intel isn't shooting to the top of the performance charts with the Core i9-13900K and Core i5-13600K, but it doesn't need to with the value these CPUs offer.
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Intel Raptor Lake CPUs: Everything we know about the 13th-gen processors

Raptor Lake is Intel's 13th generation of processors, and they're finally here. Here's everything you need to know about specs, pricing, and performance.
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Gotham Knights resurrects Arkham Knight’s massive stuttering problems

Gotham Knights on PC is off to a rough start with major stuttering issues regardless of how powerful your PC is.
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Uncharted Legacy of Thieves PC performance guide: Best settings for high fps

Uncharted is now on PC, and it looks better than ever. Here's how to find the best settings to have the smoothest experience possible.
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The best games to show off Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090

The RTX 4090 is insanely powerful, but there are only a few games that let the GPU shine. Here are the best games to play on Nvidia's latest GPU.
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Intel XeSS vs. Nvidia DLSS vs. AMD Super Resolution: supersampling showdown

Intel XeSS, Nvidia DLSS, and AMD FSR all accomplish the same goal, but they do so in very different ways. Here's how they stack up against each other.
GeForce logo on the RTX 3080.

The RTX 4080 unlaunch is the worst news for GPU prices since crypto

Nvidia earned back some favor with gamers by unlaunching the misleading 12GB RTX 4080, but that shouldn't distract from GPU prices going through the roof.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.

Nvidia is ‘unlaunching’ the 12GB RTX 4080

The 12GB RTX 4080 is no more. Nvidia is unlaunching the card due to the confusing nature of having two RTX 4080 models in its lineup.

The best Tales games, ranked from best to worst

The Tales series has a storied history spanning multiple decades and diverse entries. Our ranking of the best Tales games shows you which ones to play first.
Cyberpunk 2077 on the MSI Optix MPG 32 QD.

How does Cyberpunk 2077 run in 2022? Benchmarks, DLSS 3, and ray tracing tested

Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of the most demanding PC games available today. Here's how it holds up in 2022 with ray tracing, DLSS 3, and FSR.
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The RTX 4090 is already sold out. Here’s how you can still get one

The RTX 4090 is already out of stock, but you can still pick up Nvidia's latest GPU in several prebuilt desktop PCs.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2+ sitting flat on a table.

Microsoft is finally refreshing the Surface Studio 2 (four years later)

Microsoft is finally refreshing the Surface Studio 2 with the aptly named Surface Studio 2+. Its specs show it's behind out of the gate, though.
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We overclocked MSI’s beastly RTX 4090 Suprim X. Here’s what happened

MSI's RTX 4090 Suprim X is a monster graphics card, but can it go further? Here's how it scales with a little overclocking power.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 review: the best way to waste $1,600

If you have $1,600 just laying around, the RTX 4090 is a game-changing GPU. Most people don't, which is where things get tricky for the RTX 4090.
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Why you shouldn’t buy the RTX 4090 on release day

Don't worry about getting your F5 key ready for the RTX 4090 release. It will likely sell out, but we aren't headed for another two years of high GPU prices.
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What is Intel XeSS, and how does it compare to Nvidia DLSS?

Intel XeSS is a feature for Arc Alchemist graphics cards. Here's what you need to know about it, how it can enhance PC games, and how it performs.
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Intel Arc Alchemist: specs, pricing, release date, performance

Intel has finally released its Arc Alchemist graphics cards. Here's everything we know about Intel Arc Alchemist's release date, performance, and specs.