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Intel Core i9-13900K held between fingertips.

4 CPUs you should buy instead of the Intel Core i9-13900K

Intel's Core i9-13900K is a monster of a CPU, but recent instability concerns might make you want to consider some alternatives. Here are our favorites.
RTX 3080 graphics cards among other GPUs.

11 best graphics cards of 2024: the GPUs I’d recommend to any PC gamer

We've reviewed every graphics card from Nvidia, AMD, and Intel. Here are the best GPUs you can buy for your next gaming PC.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.

The RTX 4090 is more popular on Steam than any AMD GPU

The latest Steam hardware survey shows that Nvidia's RTX 4090 is still a popular GPU despite its insane price tag.
RX 7900 XTX installed in a test bench.

AMD’s graphics card sales just took a nosedive

AMD just reported its financial results for the first few months of 2024, and its gaming business isn't doing so hot.
The Razer Iskur V2 gaming chair in an office.

Razer’s most boring product is also one of its best

The Razer Iskur V2 doesn't have any gimmicks, and that's exactly what makes it one of the most exciting products from the company.
Intel's 14900K CPU socketed in a motherboard.

No, Intel isn’t blaming motherboard makers for instability issues

Recent reports say that Intel is blaming motherboard makers for a wave of instability issues, but that's not exactly what's going on.
The iMac screen on a desk.

10 best desktop computers of 2024: tested and reviewed

We review dozens of PCs every year, and these are the 10 best desktops we've looked at in 2024 across Apple, Dell, HP, and more.
The Hyte Y40 PC case sitting on a table.

It’s time to stop settling for a noisy gaming PC

It's easy to settle for a loud gaming PC after getting everything set up, but with a little tweaking, you can make your rig run cooler and quieter.
The HP Omen 40L desktop sitting on a coffee table.

HP Omen 40L desktop review: missing what counts the most

HP has the pricing and specs nailed with the Omen 40L, but it falls short of expectations when it comes to performance.
An Intel Meteor Lake processor socketed in a motherboard.

Intel’s big bet on efficient GPUs might actually work

An early look at Intel's next-gen Battlemage architecture holds promising signs for performance and power efficiency.
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D held between fingertips.

I’ve used Intel CPUs for years. Here’s why I’m finally switching to AMD

After so many years sticking with Team Blue, I'm switching back to AMD for the next iteration of my gaming PC.
Graphics card in the CLX Hathor PC.

These are the 10 best gaming PCs I’d recommend to anyone

We've reviewed dozens of gaming desktops, but only a select few are worthy of making it among the best gaming PCs in 2024.
A PC built with the Hyte Nexus Link ecosystem.

Hyte made me fall in love with my gaming PC all over again

Hyte's impressive Nexus Link ecosystem will force you to think differently about how you plan and build your gaming PC.
Asus ROG Ally handhelds side by side.

The Asus ROG Ally just got a game-changing update

The most recent update for the Asus ROG Ally adds frame generation to the handheld, which promises vastly improved performance.
A laptop running Windows 11.

You’re going to hate the latest change to Windows 11

Microsoft just rolled out an update for Windows 11 shockingly fast, and it includes a change most users won't be happy about.
Pads on the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D.

Gigabyte just confirmed AMD’s Ryzen 9000 CPUs

Gigabyte just confirmed that AMD's next-gen CPUs are coming soon, and that they'll be called Ryzen 9000 series processors.
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D sitting on a motherboard.

4 CPUs you should buy instead of the Ryzen 7 7800X3D

AMD's Ryzen 7 7800X3D is often hailed at the best gaming CPU you can buy, but there are plenty of alternatives to keep in mind before picking up the chip.
A person using the Dell UltraSharp 40 U4025QW 40-inch curved Thunderbolt hub monitor with a Dell laptop on a desk.

The 10 best monitors for 2024: tested and reviewed

There are only a select few displays worthy of being deemed the best monitors. Here are the screens worth your time and money.
The Razer Viper V3 Pro sitting among its accessories.

Razer made the best gaming mouse even better

The Razer Viper V3 was a smash success when it released late last year, but now Razer is improving the design with the Viper V3 Pro.
The homemade Ryzen Deck sitting on a desk.

A Redditor ‘didn’t know’ about the Steam Deck, so they built their own

Despite not knowing that the Steam Deck existed, one Redditor decided to build their own handheld gaming PC, dubbing it the Ryzen Deck.
A person using a Linux laptop.

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.
Someone holding the Core i9-12900KS processor.

Some Intel CPUs lost 9% of their performance almost overnight

A new Asus motherboard update aimed at addressing stability issues on Intel CPUs could shave upwards of 9% of your performance.
Xbox Series S placed on a white table with the controller just in front of it

The most common Xbox Series S problems and how to fix them

The most common Xbox Series S problems include low storage space and constant crashing, and in this guide, we're going to show you how to solve them.
dlss hidden modes dt respec

How I unlocked the hidden modes of DLSS

A range of presets behind the scenes make DLSS work properly, and a clever mod allows you to tweak how they work.
Graphics card in the Alienware Aurora R16.

How to increase fps and smooth gameplay on your PC

Optimizing your gameplay settings could make all the difference for your next online match. Here’s all the most important adjustments you should make.
Intel Arc A770 GPU installed in a test bench.

All of the exciting new GPUs still coming in 2024

We've already seen new GPUs this year, but rumor has it that Nvidia, AMD, and Intel still have graphics cards set to launch in 2024.
Melinoe being shot at by a witch.

I spent 100+ hours in Hades. Here are my impressions of Hades 2

After spending well over 100 hours in the original Hades, I'm loving what Hades 2 has to offer to players already.
AMD CEO Lisa Su holding an APU chip.

How a rumored CPU might embarrass the PS5

Rumors about AMD's upcoming integrated graphics are starting to take shape, and they could be mighty impressive.
Intel's 14900K CPU socketed in a motherboard.

We might have an answer to Intel’s crashing crisis

High-end Intel CPUs have seen issues with crashing over the past several months, but there might be some settings that can mitigate the problem.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 playing an OLED demo.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 review: challenging my expectations

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 is lighter than a MacBook Pro, and it can pack up to an RTX 4090, but it will challenge your expectations about gaming laptops.
The Razer Kishi Ultra sitting on a table.

Is this Razer’s Steam Deck killer?

Razer has a new solution for handheld gaming, and it's excellent. But it might not stand up to the growing market of handheld gaming PCs.
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D held between fingertips.

AMD’s next-gen CPUs are much closer than we thought

A series of motherboard updates have laid the foundation for AMD's Zen 5 CPUs, suggesting a launch is right around the corner.
The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D installed in a motherboard.

9 best processors for PC gaming: tested and reviewed

Your graphics card is important, but don't discount the best processors for gaming when building your next PC. Here are the top options from Intel and AMD.
Jin wearing the Sarugami armor with Iki island in the background.

Ghost of Tsushima is already shaping up to be a monster PC port

Sony and Nixxes shared PC system requirements and details about Ghost of Tsushima, and the game already looks impressive on PC.