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Dough Spectrum 4K Glossy sitting on a desk with RGB lights.

I switched to a glossy gaming monitor, and I can’t go back

Eve (now Dough) released the Spectrum 4K more than a year ago, but the glossy version takes the gaming experience to a whole new level.
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Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro review: back from the dead

Razer is bringing its DeathStalker keyboard back from the dead after a decade-long hiatus, but version two feels too expensive for the times.
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition on a pink background.

Don’t believe the hype — the GPU price cuts are a lie

Nvidia graphics cards received a price cut a couple of weeks back, but all the GPUs that actually matter are still selling for above list price.
HyperX Cloud Mis Earbuds sitting on a table.

I have proof that low-latency headphones actually made me a better gamer

Audio latency is a killer for gamers, at least according to marketing. But how much of a difference does it actually make when you're in the heat of battle?
The Boss shooting at police in Saints Row.

Saints Row doesn’t evolve the series, but it never needed to

Saints Row doesn't push the series or open-world games forward, but it's so fun that it hardly matters.
The main cat from Stray looking into the foreground with cyberpunk buildings behind him

Stray stuttering on PC? Try these 3 tricks to fix it

The recently released cat adventure Stray is out on PC now, but it's plagued by stuttering issues. These three fixes could improve your experience.
Alienware m17 R5 laptop sitting next to a headset.

Alienware rolls out the first 480Hz laptop displays

Dell revealed the first gaming laptops with 480Hz displays, and they're available to purchase now with several AMD and Intel configurations.
Corsair Xeneon 32 running Deep Rock Galactic.

Corsair Xeneon 32UHD144 review: A great gaming monitor, at a price

Corsair's first 4K gaming monitor impresses with excellent color due to the Quantum Dot layer, but HDR performance lags behind new monitors hitting the market.
Outlook web app on laptop.

Microsoft Outlook is back online, router to blame for outage

After being down all morning due to an issue with a router, Microsoft says Outlook is back online for all users.
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Microsoft explains why Xbox’s best feature still hasn’t come to PC

Since the launch of the Xbox Series X and Windows 11, one feature has been missing for PC gamers: Quick Resume. And unfortunately, it likely won't arrive soon.
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Corsair K70 Pro Mini Wireless review: A new bar for gaming keyboards

The Corsair K70 Pro Mini Wireless is finally a step forward for gaming keyboards, and despite being expensive, it earns every penny.
SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD sitting next to keys.

This external SSD holds my Steam library, and it’s half-off for Prime Day

An external SSD makes it much easier to transfer your Steam library, and this speedy model is half off during Prime Day this year.
GPU inside the MSI Aegis RS 12.

I bought an overpriced GPU at the peak of the shortage, and I don’t regret it

Buyer's remorse might be setting in if you bought a GPU during the shortage, but out of all the times to overspend, it's been justified over the past two years.
AMD RX 6600 among other graphics cards.

Your burning questions about GPUs, answered

GPUs are essential for any modern PC, so we rounded up the most popular questions you have about graphics cards and answered them.
Cyberboard R2 Le Smoking sitting on top of its case.

Cyberboard R2 Le Smoking review: A $700 keyboard that’s somehow worth it

The Cyberboard R2 technically launched over a year ago, but you can only actually buy it now. With $700 or more on the line, though, should you?
SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini and Pro Mini Wireless together.

Why I refuse to buy another full-sized gaming keyboard

Full-sized keyboards have been the default option for years, but an increasing number of small form factor gaming keyboards are shifting the tide.
High performance and custom MSI computer building.

Why now is the worst time to build a PC in nearly 8 years

PC parts are becoming cheaper and more available, but the unique situation with next-gen components means it's a bad time to build your next PC.
A hand grabbing the RTX 3090 Ti graphics card with Respec series logo in front.

Stop worrying so much about benchmarks when buying a new GPU

It all comes down to performance when picking your next graphics card, right? Not exactly. Here's how GPU benchmarks can mislead upgrades.
F1 cars round a corner in F1 22.

F1 2022 performance guide: Best settings for high frame rate

The annual F1 release is always a big benchmark and F1 2022 isn't any different. Here are the best settings for F1 2022 to optimize your performance.
Two graphics cards sitting on top of each other.

GPU prices aren’t just falling, they’re absolutely crashing from the crypto fallout

GPU prices have been declining for months, but the crash from the crypto fallout is finally taking shape as prices fall as much as 50%.
MSI's custom GTX 1630 graphics card.

Six-year-old AMD GPU smokes Nvidia’s new GTX 1630 by more than double

Nvidia's new GTX 1630 graphics card isn't making a strong showing, with a six-year-old AMD GPU running games more than twice as fast in many cases.
Cryptocurrency mining rig from computer graphic cards.

Next-gen GPU prices will all come down to crypto. Should you wait to buy?

GPU prices are finally at normal levels, but a new generation is looming on the horizon - one that could bring with it another shortage if crypto soars.
Logitech MX Mechanical keyboard on a gray background.

Logitech MX Mechanical keyboard review: Form, meet function

Logitech's MX Mechanical keyboard delivers on providing a low-profile, work-focused mechanical keyboard, even if its price is a bit high.
The Alienware QD-OLED monitor in front of a window.

Why HDR gaming on PC is such a mess, according to a Ubisoft developer

HDR isn't the "first-class citizen" it should be in the gaming industry, and a developer at Ubisoft broke down for us why that's the case.
SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless on a pink background.

SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless review: An enthusiast’s gaming keyboard

The SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless is the company's first 60% gaming keyboard, and it lives up to the hype despite its obscenely high price.
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Developers are ignoring this revolutionary PC gaming tech, and it’s not DLSS

DLSS and FSR have sucked up the limelight in PC gaming performance, but another feature has been lurking in the background, largely ignored by developers.
Final Fantasy VII Remake running on the Steam Deck.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is (almost) perfect on Steam Deck

Final Fantasy VII Remake is here, for the third time. This time it comes with Steam Deck support, so we downloaded the game to see how it runs on the handheld.
Agent 47 in Hitman 3.

10 games to show off your gaming PC

From Cyberpunk 2077 to Hitman 2, the games with the best graphics are at home on PC. Here are 11 titles that will push your gaming PC to its limits.
A Steam Deck sitting on top of a PC.

Why I sold my gaming laptop to buy a Steam Deck

The Steam Deck, despite its problems, is an impressive piece of kit, and it might be enough to replace your gaming laptop.
Half-rate shading option on the Steam Deck.

Steam Deck battery life: 5 tips to extend your playtime

The Steam Deck is a great handheld gaming PC, but its battery life is terrible. Here are five tips to extend your battery life on the Steam Deck.
Diablo Immortal on a PC monitor.

I tried playing Diablo Immortal on PC, and it was a mistake

Diablo Immortal is available on PC and mobile, but the PC port has several issues and less options than its mobile counterpart.
Acer Predator Orion 7000 sitting on a table.

Acer Predator Orion 7000 review: A great gaming PC that’s too expensive

The Acer Predator Orion 7000 is a fantastic gaming PC, but it's too expensive. You should buy it, but only if you can find one on sale.
AMD RX 6950 XT installed in a PC.

Don’t buy a new GPU — AMD’s RDNA 3 could be right around the corner

A new rumor suggests that AMD's RDNA 3 cards could launch in the next few months, which puts GPU shoppers in a tough spot given current graphics card prices.
HyperX Cloud Mix earbuds and accessories sitting on a table.

HyperX Cloud Mix earbuds review: A gamer’s take on true wireless

HyperX is entering the world of true wireless earbuds with the Cloud Mix earbuds, and they're a solid first attempt despite their high price tag.