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All the games that support AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution can help games run faster, but it's only available in certain games. Here's every current and upcoming game that supports FSR.
AMD RX 6800 graphics card.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 series: Everything you need to know

AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards are the best the company currently has to offer. Here's everything you need to know about them across desktop and mobile.
Desktop mode on the Steam Deck.

9 Steam Deck tricks and tips you need to know about

The Steam Deck has a lot of hidden features, so we rounded up the top Steam Deck tricks and tips so you can get the most out of Valve's handheld gaming PC.
A custom PC in PC Building Simulator 2.

PC Building Simulator 2 is Guitar Hero for nerds

PC Building Simulator 2 is now available in open beta, and we dived in to see what's new in the sequel to a cult classic.
Apple M1 processor on a mainboard.

The M1 has a major security loophole that Apple can’t patch

MIT researchers have developed a new attack that exploits hardware on Apple's M1, bypassing the last line of defense for many software bugs.
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AMD’s Ryzen road map spells out how it plans to beat Intel through 2024

AMD showed off a new Ryzen road map during its Financial Analyst Day, and it spells out a plan for AMD to go toe-to-toe with Intel through 2024.
AMD RX 6500 XT installed in a PC.

AMD RX 7000 graphics cards are launching in 2022 to challenge Nvidia

AMD revealed the release window for its RX 7000 graphics cards during its Financial Analyst Day, and provided a major taste of how they'll perform.
A Steam Deck sitting on top of a PC.

Pre-ordered a Steam Deck? Here are the first Deck Verified games you should play

The Steam Deck may be a few months old, but many buyers are still waiting on a unit. Here are the first Deck Verified games to play when yours shows up.
Mac Mini sitting on desk.

Companies are already planning to one-up the M2 — including Apple

Apple is reportedly working on an M2 Pro that could show up in a new Mac Mini, and it could be built using the more advanced 3nm manufacturing process.
A close-up image of Nvidia's RTX 3080 Ti graphics card.

Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti vs. AMD RX 6900 XT: 4K gaming compared

AMD's RX 6900 XT and Nvidia's RTX 3080 Ti are two of the best 4K gaming graphics cards you can buy, but which is better? Our comparison breaks it down.
Board concept of Apple M2.

Why the M2 might not be as next-gen as Apple says

Apple unveiled the new M2 processor at WWDC, but unlike the M1, it probably won't offer the seismic shift in performance that Macs have recently enjoyed.
Craig Ferguson introducing Mac Gaming at WWDC.

Apple’s ‘new day’ for Mac gaming could actually work

Apple says it's starting "a new day" for gaming on Mac, which starts with two new features that will help games run and load faster.
Tim Cook at WWDC 2022.

All of Apple’s big no-shows from WWDC 2022

Unsurprisingly, the WWDC 2022 rumors weren't totally correct. Here's everything Apple didn't announce during its annual developer keynote.
Apple M2 logo.

Apple next-gen M2 is nearly 20% faster than the M1

Apple's next-gen M2 chip is coming soon, and it will power the next wave of Mac products. Apple says it's nearly 20% faster than the M1.
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The sad, misleading, and embarrassing state of HDR in PC gaming

HDR in PC games has been the source of problems for four years now, and we've made shockingly little progress. But there may finally be a way out.
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Flex your GPU’s power with the best ray tracing PC games

Ray tracing is the most demanding graphics setting in modern PC games. The best PC games with ray tracing show off the lighting tech brilliantly, though.
Blue MacBook Air concept image.

4 Macs that could launch at WWDC (and one that won’t)

WWDC 2022 is right around the corner, and it could be a packed show full of Mac announcements. Here are four Macs we could see launch at the keynote this year.
Hopper H100 graphics card.

Nvidia could have a dicey launch strategy for the RTX 4080

A new rumor suggests Nvidia's RTX 40-series graphics cards will arrive within months, but the company could lead the release with a prohibitively powerful card.
Board concept of Apple M2.

Why the ‘real’ Apple M2 might not be ready until 2023

Rumors point to Apple launching a new MacBook Air equipped with the next-gen M2 chip at WWDC 2022, but it may not offer a large performance improvement.
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Hitman 3 showcases how pointless ray tracing can be

Hitman 3 just received its long-awaited ray tracing update, but the new lighting tech can actually make the game look worse while destroying performance.
Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, pictured holding an AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card.

Computex 2022: The biggest announcements this year

Computex 2022 was a hybrid show. Here are all of the biggest announcements and reveals from this year's event.
A pair of G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 RAM modules.

AMD Ryzen 7000 will ‘end the stalemate’ on high DDR5 prices

AMD Ryzen 7000 exclusively supports DDR5, but the company says the new generation could bring an end to the inflated prices DDR5 has experienced.
AMD Ryzen processor render.

AMD Ryzen 7000 graphics aren’t powerful enough for gaming

In an interview, AMD confirmed that the integrated graphics in its upcoming Ryzen 7000 processors won't replace the company's popular range of gaming APUs.
Logo on the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro headset.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless review: A new standard

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless takes the best gaming headset and makes it better, and it's the top premium headset you can buy in 2022.
Nvidia A100 liquid-cooled data center GPU.

Nvidia’s new liquid-cooled GPUs are heading to data centers

Nvidia announced two new liquid-cooled GPUs at Computex 2022, but they aren't coming to high-end gaming rigs. They're headed to the data center.
Nvidia previews RTX 3090 Ti GPU at CES 2022.

How to watch Nvidia’s Computex 2022 keynote

Nvidia presented its Computex 2022 keynote, and we have all the details on what was announced.
Lisa Su showing Zen 4 CPU.

How to watch AMD’s Computex 2022 keynote

AMD is kicking off Computex 2022 with its annual keynote, and we expect big announcements out of it. Here's how to watch AMD at Computex 2022.
AMD CEO LIsa Su showing off new Ryzen 6000 CPU.

AMD Ryzen 6000: Everything you need to know

Ryzen 6000 is AMD's latest for gaming laptops, and you can pick up some machines now. Here's everything you need to know, from pricing to benchmarks.
AMD Ryzen 7000 benchmark in Blender.

AMD Ryzen 7000 is up to 31% faster than Intel’s best

AMD officially lifted the curtain on Ryzen 7000 at Computex 2022, which the company says is up to 31% faster than Intel's best CPU in certain applications.
A Corsair Voyager gaming laptop sits on a desk.

Corsair’s first gaming laptop ever goes all-in on AMD

Corsair launched the Voyager laptop at Computex 2022. The machine is built for gaming and streaming, and it's equipped exclusively with AMD hardware.
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The decade of ignoring your gaming PC’s power supply is over

For around a decade, there hasn't been a reason to go beyond a 750W power supply in a gaming PC. But that's changing, and it's important to upgrade soon.
Intel Arc Alchemist reference design render.

Intel isn’t at Computex, and that could kill Arc Alchemist

Intel isn't hosting a Computex keynote this year, where we expected to learn more about the upcoming Arc Alchemist GPUs that have been plagued by delays.
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Falcon Northwest Tiki review (2022): Mini PC gaming, perfected

The Falcon Northwest Tiki is a monster of a gaming PC, and in its pursuit to offer the smallest form factor possible, it sacrifices very little.
Godfall screenshot with simulated FSR effect.

AMD FSR vs. Nvidia DLSS: Which upscaler is best?

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution, or FSR, is an answer to Nvidia DLSS. Now that new versions for both are here, we decided to compare them head-to-head.