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Microsoft Corporate VP of Devices Panos Panay holding up a Surface Book.

Microsoft’s executive shake-up casts a shadow on upcoming Surface event

Microsoft announced a major executive shake-up with Panos Panay leaving, and it puts the company's upcoming Surface event in a strange spot.
Starfield running on the Asus ROG Ally.

Asus’ ROG Ally Z1 is caught in no man’s land

Asus' ROG Ally with the Ryzen Z1 doesn't hold up against even the Steam Deck, leaving it in an awkward spot compared to the competition.
Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Asus ROG Ally.

Asus ROG Ally (Z1 Extreme) review: Is it still a killer handheld?

Now that the launch dust has settled, Asus' ROG Ally has seen a lot of changes, and they aren't all for the better.
Cyberpunk 2077 on the Lenovo Legion Pro 5.

I review gaming laptops professionally — these are the only two you should buy in 2023

We review dozens of gaming laptops each year, and there are some great options. But these two laptops truly stand above the pack in 2023.
A laptop running Windows 11.

Windows 12: the top features we want to see in the rumored OS

A recent leak exposed a possible Windows 12 coming soon. Here are the features we want to see most out of the operating system.
RTX 4070 logo on a graphics card.

Nvidia’s RTX 4070 is seeing big price cuts in response to AMD

Nvidia's RTX 4070 is already seeing big price cuts, likely in response to AMD's new RX 7800 XT graphics card.
The screen of the Surface Pro 9.

Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: finally time to upgrade?

With Microsoft slowing down support for Windows 10, is it finally time to upgrade to Windows 11? We break down all the differences.
AMD RX 7600 on a pink background.

AMD might still have some next-gen GPUs left in the tank — but I don’t buy it

AMD has said it's done with new GPU dies, but a new rumor suggests the company is gearing up to release more graphics cards.
God of War running on the LG UltraGear OLED 45.

TV or monitor for gaming? Here are 5 things you need to know

TVs and monitors share a lot in common these days for gamers, but which should you choose? We break down the most important differences.
The USB C port on the bottom of the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

As an Android user, I can’t wait for USB-C on the iPhone 15

I haven't touched an iPhone in years, but I still can't wait for Apple to finally add USB-C to its lineup.
The WD Black SN770M hard drive on a Steam Deck.

WD’s new SSD is the Steam Deck upgrade you’ve been waiting for

Western Digital has announced the new SN770M SSD, which is built for devices like the Steam Deck and ROG Ally, and sounds blistering fast.
A bunk and helmet in Starfield.

Is a game poorly optimized, or just demanding? They’re not the same thing

PC optimization is a term that gets thrown around so often that it has almost lost all meaning, and it's worth exploring why with Starfield.
Logitech's Pro 2 gaming peripherals.

Logitech’s new Pro X peripherals are stunning, but I only recommend one of them

Logitech gave its series of Pro peripherals a makeover, but only one of them is truly worth your money.
Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air placed on a desk.

Apple’s M3 MacBook plans could be in jeopardy this year

Following months of rumors, a new report says Apple might abandon its plans to release M3 MacBooks this year.
custom starfield pc giveaway

Here’s how you can win this insane, custom Starfield PC

Skytech Gaming and SignalRGB released an insane, custom Starfield PC, and you can enter for a chance to win it for yourself.
AMD RX 7800 XT graphics card on an orange background.

Nvidia gave AMD’s RX 7800 XT a free win

AMD's new RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT have been met with a mixed reception, so why do we still recommend them? It's because of Nvidia.
AMD RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT graphics cards.

AMD RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT review: the price is right

AMD's new RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT are solid performers, and they might finally be the Nvidia killers Team Red has promised for years.
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D held between fingertips.

The best Ryzen CPU: Which Ryzen processor should you buy?

The best Ryzen CPU can trade blows with the top processors from Intel. Here are the AMD Ryzen processors you should look for in 2022.
A character in Starfield.

Starfield PC performance: best settings, FSR 2, benchmarks, and more

Starfield is finally in our hands, and we've put it through a series of tests on PC to bring you optimized settings and performance.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chornobyl: release date predictions, trailers, gameplay

Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl is coming sometime in 2023. Here's what you need to know about the release date, gameplay trailer, multiplayer, and pre-orders.
An astronaut stands on the moon in Starfield.

This Starfield mod adds Nvidia’s DLSS 3 — for free

Starfield received a DLSS 3 mod hours after launching, but a new version is live, and it's free for anyone to use.
Android Apps on Windows 11.

How to install Android apps on Windows 11

Windows 11 supports Android apps through the Amazon Appstore, but getting everything set up is tricky. Here's how to install Android apps on Windows 11.
amd radeon rx 6700 xt 12gb gddr6 vram

AMD FSR (FidelityFX Super Resolution): everything you need to know

FidelityFX Super Resolution is AMD's answer to DLSS. Here's everything you need to know about FSR and how it works.
An astronaut explores a planet's surface in Starfield.

Starfield bet on FSR, and now Nvidia players are paying the price

Starfield is a visual marvel, but the decision to exclusively use FSR 2 while pushing visual quality keeps many PC gamers from having the best experience.
Final Fantasy VII Remake running on the Steam Deck.

After four months with the ROG Ally, I’m going back to my Steam Deck

About four months ago, I ditched my Steam Deck for Asus' ROG Ally. But with some distance, I'm going back to Valve's handheld. Here's why.
A Starfield GPU bundle on eBay.

The first Starfield-themed GPU is up for sale — amid warnings of scams

The first of AMD's limited-edition Starfield GPUs has gone up for sale, but it arrives amid warnings of fake giveaways.
Stadium lighting on the Alienware x16 laptop.

These are the only gaming laptops you should consider if you want to play Starfield

If you want to play Starfield with the best performance, you need one of the best gaming laptops. Here's what we recommend picking up to play the game.
AMD's RX 7900 XTX installed in a PC.

The success of AMD’s FSR 3 hinges on this one feature

AMD's upcoming FSR certainly sounds exciting, offering frame generation across almost any GPU. But AMD has to get latency in check for FSR 3 to work.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 2023 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Where in the world are all of AMD’s next-gen laptop GPUs?

AMD released a slate of promising laptop GPUs at the beginning of the year, but there have been shockingly few laptops sporting them.
Doom Eternal running on an Alienware x14 R2.

Alienware’s x14 R2 might be my new favorite gaming laptop

The Alienware x14 R2 might be a somewhat iterative update to the company's highly portable gaming laptop, but it still clobbers the competition.
Frank Azor presenting AMD's FSR 3 at Gamescom.

AMD isn’t just copying Nvidia’s homework with FSR 3

AMD is finally ready to share more on FSR 3, and it goes far beyond being just a clone of Nvidia's DLSS Frame Generation.
Intel Core i5-13600K installed in a motherboard.

Intel’s 14th-gen Raptor Lake refresh might be a major disappointment

Intel's upcoming 14th-gen Raptor Lake refresh might be a major disappointment, especially if a recent MSI leak is to be believed.
Logo on the RTX 4060 Ti graphics card.

Despite mixed reviews, the RTX 4060 is moving the needle for Nvidia

Despite lukewarm reviews, the RTX 4060 and RTX 4060 Ti seemed to have rake in the cash for Nvidia over the past few months.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 (2023) playing a racing simulator.

Samsung’s Odyssey Neo G9 launches in October — if you can stomach its insane price

Samsung's highly anticipated Odyssey Neo G9 is finally arriving in October, but the price may make you reconsider picking one up.