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The best multiplayer Xbox One games

There are some great single-player games on Xbox One, but it's a multiplayer console first and foremost. Here are the best multiplayer games you can play today.
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Laptop GPU power limits (TGP): What to know before buying

Laptop GPUs have different power limits, which can make a huge difference in performance. Here's everything you need to know about TGP with AMD and Nvidia.
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How to dual boot Linux and Windows

Dual booting Linux and Windows is simple, and in this guide, we'll walk you through how to do it on your PC step-by-step.
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Asus ProArt Station PD5 review: Too little, too late

The Asus ProArt Station PD5 is too little, too late. It's held back by a last-gen processor, which makes it a bad buy for creators in 2022.
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Intel 12th-gen Alder Lake CPUs: Everything you need to know

Intel's Alder Lake processors are some of the most exciting chips in years. Here's everything you need to know about Intel's 12th-generation CPUs.
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After testing AMD FSR 2.0, I’m almost ready to ditch DLSS

AMD FSR 2.0 is here with an update to Deathloop, and the new upscaling tech may be the final nail in the coffin for Nvidia's competing DLSS.
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AMD RX 6950 XT vs. Nvidia RTX 3090: Flagship showdown

AMD has a new flagship: the RX 6950 XT. But how does it compare to Nvidia's top dog, the RTX 3090? We compare the two GPUs head-to-head here.
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Intel launches the world’s first 16-core mobile CPU

Intel launched a new family of processors for its 12th-gen platform, including its first 16-core laptop processor.
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Lenovo Legion Slim 7i hands-on review: Portable powerhouse

Lenovo's new Legion Slim 7i comes with the latest AMD and Intel hardware, and it's primed to win over gamers looking for a highly portable gaming machine.
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AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT review: Buy the 6900 XT instead

The new RX 6950 XT is supposed to refresh AMD's flagship GPU, but with almost identical performance and a slightly higher price tag, it's not worth picking up.
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AMD’s RX 6950 XT looks to tackle the mighty RTX 3090

AMD announced three new graphics cards to reinvigorate the company's current graphics generation: The RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, and RX 6600 XT.
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Gaming laptops are lying to us, and no one seems to care

Most gaming PCs are defined by their specs, but not gaming laptops. Even with the same graphics card, some laptops just don't perform the way they should.
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I uninstalled Windows on my gaming PC, and I don’t want to go back

Windows is the go-to platform for gaming, but support for everyone's favorite penguin has been growing. Is now finally the time for Linux gaming to shine?
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Nvidia GeForce Now uses DLSS to hit 4K on Windows and Mac

Nvidia GeForce Now received a big update: 4K streaming on Windows and Mac. And Nvidia is using its own DLSS technology to power the higher resolution.
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AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 range gets a confirmed launch window

AMD announced that its upcoming Ryzen 7000 generation will include a new class of laptop CPUs, codenamed Dragon Range. The parts are expected to arrive in 2023.
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PC gamers are finally starting to upgrade to Windows 11

The latest Steam hardware survey reveals that gamers are starting to adopt Windows 11, despite some apprehension around the new OS at launch.
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7 Windows shortcuts I use on my gaming PC constantly

Work smarter, not harder, and put your gaming PC to work for you with these seven Windows shortcuts that are essential for every PC gamer.
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The one way the Steam Deck succeeds where the Switch failed

With the Steam Deck now a few months old, there's one specific reason Valve succeeds where the Nintendo Switch failed.
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The best settings for Overwatch 2: Benchmarks, performance

The Overwatch 2 beta is rolling. We rounded up the best settings for Overwatch 2 so you can optimize your performance and achieve a high frame rate.
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What is anti-aliasing? MSAA, FXAA, TAA, and more explained

Anti-aliasing is one of the most important graphics settings in PC games, and knowing what MSAA, FXAA, TAA, and other anti-aliasing settings are is paramount.
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Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti vs. RTX 3090: Monster GPUs face-off

The Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti and RTX 3090 are the two most powerful graphics cards ever made. But how do they stack up? And is it worth upgrading to the 3090 Ti?
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Everything you need to know about Nintendo Switch Online

While Nintendo Switch Online doesn't exactly match its competitors, it does have enticing benefits. Here's what you should know about the subscription service.
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Samsung T7 Shield review: Portable, protected storage

The Samsung T7 Shield expands the super fast T7 family, offering up dust and water resistance, as well as drop protection, while maintaining portability.
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ReSpec: A column about the complex, glorious tech behind PC gaming

ReSpec is a new biweekly column on Digital Trends covering the latest PC gaming hardware and technologies so you can better navigate the games you play.
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It’s time for PC gamers to reckon with cache, and AMD is leading the way

What does a little extra cache do for your gaming PC? Quite a bit, it turns out. We take a technical deep dive into AMD's 3D V-Cache technology.
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Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC review: A landmark GPU

Gigabyte's RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC offers a massive boost in gaming performance, cementing it as the most powerful graphics card around.
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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D review: The fastest gaming CPU in the world

AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D is the best gaming CPU you can buy, but it's also a sign of what's to come from Team Red and 3D V-Cache in the future.
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How Grid Studio transforms forgotten tech into works of art

Grid Studio is on a mission to give discarded tech a second lease on life by transforming it into a work of art. Here's how.
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The best racing games for Nintendo Switch

Mario Kart 8 is the definitive racing game on Switch, but there are plenty of other options, too. From indie hits to AAA blockbusters, here are the best ones.
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Alienware’s first AMD Ryzen 6000 laptops are finally here

Alienware's first gaming laptops with AMD's Ryzen 6000 processors are available to purchase, alongside a new AMD-powered desktop.
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The best Lego games of all time

Dating back to 1995, Lego games have been around as long as modern gaming has. In this guide, we break down our 10 best Lego games, from Star Wars to Marvel.
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Intel Core i9-12900KS vs. Core i9-12900K

Intel's new Core i9-12900KS is a supercharged version of the Core i9-12900K, but it still falls vastly short of its high asking price.
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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 7 5800X: Battle of gaming CPUs

AMD's new Ryzen 7 5800X3D promises to be the world's fastest gaming CPU, and compared to the Ryzen 7 5800X, that appears to be the case.
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Want an Nvidia RTX 3080? They’re in stock at MSRP right now

Graphics cards are back in stock. EVGA has listings for several Nvidia cards, including the RTX 3080, in stock at list price right now.