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The new M1 Ultra chip.

Apple’s M1 Ultra is two M1 Max chips stitched together

Apple announced the new M1 Ultra chip during its Spring Event 2022, building on the M1 family that Apple introduced in 2020.
An AMD Ryzen 9 3900X on a table.

TPM is causing more issues with Windows 11 and Ryzen CPUs

AMD Ryzen systems are experiencing stutters on Windows 10 and Windows 11, and the issue stems from firmware TPM that Windows 11 requires in order to run.
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su holding an AMD Threadripper processor.

AMD launches Threadripper 5000 Pro after months of delays

AMD has finally lifted the curtain on Threadripper 5000, following months of leaked benchmarks and rumored delays.
The BenQ Mobiuz EX3410R monitor.

BenQ Mobiuz EX3410R monitor review: Pushing prices down

The BenQ EX3410R is a showcase of how far ultrawide gaming monitors have come, with a long list of premium features that help it punch above its budget price.
Two graphics cards sitting on top of each other.

Even with lower prices, you shouldn’t buy a GPU right now

Graphics card prices are dropping more than they have in over a year. But right now is the worst possible time to upgrade your GPU.
Armored character wielding sword in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring’s new patch still stutters; here’s how to fix it

From Software put out a new patch for Elden Ring, but it doesn't fix the game's biggest issue: Stuttering. Here's how to fix it yourself.
Elden Ring's hero goes toe to toe with a fiery enemy.

The best settings for Elden Ring: PC performance guide

Elden Ring is demanding on PC. We ran a slew of PC benchmarks so you can optimize your performance with the best settings for Elden Ring.
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The biggest PC news in February 2022: Apple M2, Steam Deck

February was a big month for PC news, with the Apple M2, a massive Nvidia hack, and, of course, the Steam Deck. Here's what you need to know about.
An enemy performs a magic spell in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring PC performance problems and fixes, tested

Elden Ring has a ton of PC performance problems, including stuttering, screen tearing, and frame rate drops. We tested every fix to see what works.
AMD RX 6600 XT on top of other graphics cards.

How to benchmark your graphics card

If you want to see how your new GPU stacks up, you need to know how to benchmark your graphics cards. Here, we walk you through the prep and process.
Factorio running on a Steam Deck.

3 reasons why the Steam Deck is the ultimate gaming handheld

With Steam Decks finally shipping, you might be tempted to throw your name in the queue. Here's why you should sign up for what could be the ultimate handheld.
A man working from home.

Intel Evo 3 now requires laptops to have better webcams

Intel is expanding the Evo 3 specification it announced at CES, focusing on remote workers and their experiences when working on the go.
Intel shows off 12th Gen Mobile processors for laptops.

Intel claims new 12th-gen laptop chips outclass the M1 Pro

Intel is expanding its 12th-gen mobile lineup with new U-series and P-series processors, and they could rival the Apple M1 in terms of power and efficiency.
MSI Aegis RS 12 sitting on a table.

MSI Aegis RS 12 review: Cheaper than building your own

The MSI Aegis RS 12 is packed with the latest and greatest hardware, and it's cheap. There are a few build quality oversights you need to know about, though.
A PS5 standing on a table, with purple lights around it.

PS5 vs. PC: Which should you buy in 2022?

The PS5 is a remarkable console, but does it hold up to PC? We've tested both extensively, and here's what we think.

The best games like Minecraft to play in 2022

Minecraft isn't the only game for creative gamers. Our list of the 15 best games like Minecraft includes our favorite sandbox and survival games you can play.
AMD Ryzen 6000 laptop chip.

Ryzen 6000 integrated graphics rival Nvidia’s discrete GPUs

AMD has officially released its Ryzen 6000 processors. They come with a number of improvements, including twice the integrated graphics performance.
MSI Vigor GK71 Sonic keyboard on a gray background.

MSI Vigor GK71 Sonic keyboard review: Seldom bad, never great

The MSI GK71 Sonic is a solid gaming keyboard, but a long list of quirks hold it back from being one of the best.
Glossy vs. Matte on the Dough Spectrum one.

Eve’s Glossy Spectrum 4K is the first glossy gaming monitor

Eve has been cooking up something unique: The world's first glossy gaming monitor. The Eve Glossy Spectrum 4K should arrive later this year.
Vulkan in The Talos Principle.

Ditch DirectX: It’s time to start using Vulkan with PC games

Vulkan is driving higher performance and cross-platform games, but it has struggled to gain a foothold over DirectX. Here's why it's a better option.
Guardians of the Galaxy on the Acer Predator X28.

Acer Predator X28 review: True G-Sync for under $1,000

The Acer Predator X28 is one of the few true G-Sync displays around, and it delivers great color. There are cheaper FreeSync alternatives, though.
AMD RX 6500 XT stacked up against other graphics cards.

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT review: Not even worth list price

The RX 6500 XT is beyond disappointing, and despite the fact that you can find models at or near list price, you shouldn't upgrade your GPU with this one.
A graphics card.

Best Buy’s GPU price gouging marks a worrying trend

Best Buy restocked RTX 30-series graphics cards, but only for a select few who subscribe to a $200 per year membership program.
Corsair K70 RGB Pro keyboard.

Corsair K70 RGB Pro review: A classic that’s falling behind

The K70 RGB Pro is another great gaming keyboard in a long line established by Corsair. But in 2022, it feels too iterative to justify its high price.
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5 graphics settings you need to change in every PC game

Graphics menus are only getting more complex. We rounded up five graphics settings you need to change so you can optimize any PC game, no matter your hardware.
Dying Light 2 on the HP Omen 27c.

HP Omen 27c review: The Goldilocks of gaming monitors

The HP Omen 27c is an excellent gaming monitor that ticks all of the boxes it should. There are a few minors issues, though, that make it feel less premium.
RTX 3090 installed inside a gaming PC.

4 stupid PC building mistakes I’ve made (and how to avoid them)

It's easy to make mistakes when building a gaming PC. Here are some specific issues to avoid that you won't find in a list of common PC building problems.
A character looks down at a horde of the undead in Dying Light 2.

Dying Light 2 PC performance: The best settings for high fps

Dying Light 2 is truly a next-gen experience, so you'll need the best graphics settings to optimize your PC's performance. Here's what to tweak.
The eShop on the Nintendo Wii U.

The Wii Shop Chrome extension eases online shopping boredom

A new extension for Chrome and Firefox lets you shop online with the Wii Shop Channel music, and it's pure bliss.
Logo on the RTX 3090.

I have an RTX 3090, and I still don’t play games in 4K

After a few months of 4K gaming, it's clear that it's still too demanding for modern hardware without providing a reasonable improvement in quality.
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The biggest PC news from January 2022: GPUs and controversy

January 2022 was a massive month for PCs, with new GPUs, laptops, monitors, and a good dose of controversy. Here are eight stories to get you up to speed.
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Asus ROG Strix Flare II Animate review: My keyboard endgame

There are a lot of ways to trick out your gaming setup, but the Asus ROG Strix Flare II Animate goes beyond looks. It's the new benchmark for gaming keyboards.
Two graphics cards sitting on top of each other.

Nvidia RTX 3060 vs. RTX 3050: Battle of the 1080p GPUs

The RTX 3050 is a return to budget GPUs for Nvidia, but does it stack up to the RTX 3060? We threw both cards on the test bench to find out.
RTX 3050 graphics card among PC accessories.

Nvidia RTX 3050 review: Budget GPUs are officially back

The performance of Nvidia's RTX 3050 isn't surprising, but it's a return to budget GPUs that we haven't seen from Nvidia in several years.