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Scroll wheels on the Concept Nyx controller.

Alienware finally improved PC gaming controllers, but this one’s still not perfect

Alienware has a new controller for its Concept Nyx home server, and it reimagines how you can interact with PC games while you're playing on the couch.
A render of Intel's H-series mobile processors.

Intel’s 24-core laptop CPU might outclass desktop i9 processors

Intel showed off its 13th-gen mobile processors at CES 2023, including a monster 24-core laptop CPU that can reach up to 5.6GHz.
The Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 on a grey background.

Samsung’s CES 2023 gaming monitors range from curved QD-OLEDs to 8K behemoths

Samsung has four new gaming monitors for CES 2023, and while some OLED monitors are going down to 27 inches, Samsung is going in the opposite direction.
The RTX 4080 graphics card on a pink background.

We’re not in a GPU shortage, but it sure feels like one

The GPU shortage that plagued graphics cards for nearly two years is over, and it has been for a while. But high GPU prices still have the same effect.
Radeon logo on the RX 7900 XTX.

AMD RX 7900 XTX: we tested ray tracing in 14 games, with mixed results

Has AMD finally improved ray tracing? We tested the RX 7900 XTX in 14 ray tracing games to see if it's a good option for your next upgrade.
MSI GT77 Titan with the Digital Trends website up sitting on a table.

MSI might have the ultimate mini-LED laptop display at CES 2023

MSI showed off its next-gen GT77 Titan before CES 2023, which is fitted with a 4K mini-LED display that's certified for DisplayHDR 1000.
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Steam Replay 2022: what it is and how to see it

Steam is introducing the Steam Replay for the first time in 2022, and we're here to guide you through what the year-end recap is and how to see yours.
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AMD graphics cards have this one unsung advantage over Nvidia

AMD and Nvidia duke it out for performance every generation, but AMD Software has been evolving in the shadows, and it's time it got the attention it deserves.
A PS5 stands on a table.

PS5 tips and tricks: how to get the most out of your new Playstation

The PlayStation 5 is a revolutionary console with a list of revolutionary features to match. Our PS5 tips and tricks will help you get the most out of them.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 2023 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

The ROG Zephyrus G14 infuriates me, but it’s still my favorite gaming laptop of 2022

Even after repairs, multiple bugs, and borked software updates, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is my favorite gaming laptop of 2022.
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These are the best 2022 games to test your PC with — and which to avoid

2022 brought some big technical hits and some big technical messes on PC. Here's the best and worst PC releases we saw this year from a technical perspective.
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Nvidia kills off GameStream on Shield, points users to Steam

Nvidia is removing support for its GameStream service early next year on its Shield and Shield TV streaming devices.
Cyberpunk 2077 on the Cooler Master GP27Q monitor.

Cooler Master Tempest GP27Q review: a mini-LED wonder

The Cooler Master GP27Q is a showstopping gaming monitor that's rarely held back despite its relatively low price.
The RTX 4090 graphics card sitting on a table with a dark green background.

RTX 4070 Ti benchmarks leak: Is Nvidia about to undercut AMD?

The first benchmarks for Nvidia's rumored RTX 4070 Ti have leaked and they could spell trouble for AMD's recently released GPUs.
Motorcycles chasing in Watch Dogs Legion.

All ray tracing games on PC: AMD Radeon and Nvidia RTX ray tracing

Nvidia RTX ray tracing helps the lighting in games look more realistic, but only certain games support the feature. We rounded up all of them.
Listings for AMD's RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT graphics cards.

AMD’s new graphics cards are sold out, and scalpers are already charging twice the price

AMD's new RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT are already sold out, and scalpers have swooped in with doubled prices.
RX 7900 XTX installed in a test bench.

Our AMD RX 7900 XTX vs. Nvidia RTX 4080 comparison has a clear winner

AMD's RX 7900 XTX and Nvidia's RTX 4080 are hotly competitive GPUs, but when we put them head-to-head, there's a clear winner.
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Here’s why Nvidia’s shots against AMD drivers just don’t add up

Nvidia is taking another dig at AMD (and now Intel) over their GPU drivers, but it's tough for Nvidia's stance to hold much ground.
Two AMD Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards on a pink surface.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT review: great GPUs, but no Nvidia killers

AMD's RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT offer an excellent value over Nvidia, but are they worth it? Our RX 7900 XTX review has a full breakdown of performance.
RX 7900 XTX slotted into a test bench.

AMD ramps up RX 7900 XT power requirements

AMD's upcoming RX 7900 XT is getting a change in power consumption ahead of launch, which is important to know before it hits store shelves.
An OLED demo on the Asus ROG PG42UQ.

I switched to a 42-inch gaming monitor and — surprise — I love it

I've been using a 42-inch gaming monitor for about a month. I thought I'd hate it, but the Asus ROG PG42UQ is still on my desk.
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The best gifts for PC gamers

It's tough finding the best gifts for PC gamers each holiday. They're a fickle bunch, but our roundup can point you in the right direction.
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Here’s why Portal RTX is the most demanding PC game I’ve ever tested

Portal RTX may look like a quant remaster, but that couldn't be further from the truth. It's one of the most demanding games available today.
Corsair Voyager a1600 laptop sitting on a countertop.

Corsair Voyager a1600 review: a kitchen sink gaming laptop

Corsair's Voyager a1600 tries a lot of things, and some of them pay off. But the kitchen sink approach falls apart compared to other laptops.
A hand holding the RTX 4090 GPU.

Why I refuse to buy The Callisto Protocol on PC, even with an RTX 4090

Despite being one of the biggest releases of the year, The Callisto Protocol's PC port looks like a technical nightmare.
A horde rushing at the player in Warhammer 40K Darktide.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will bring your PC to its knees (and you’ll love every minute)

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is here, so get ready to venture into Tertium and purge the heretics .. with the right settings and optimizations, that is.
AMD RX 6950 XT installed in a PC.

Don’t fall for these GPU deals on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday brings some great deals on graphics cards this year, along with some downright terrible ones. Here are the deals to avoid at all costs.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X socketed into a motherboard.

If you want AMD Ryzen 7000, Black Friday is the time to buy

AMD's recent Ryzen 7000 CPUs are on sale for the first time ever this Black Friday, along with some steep discounts on the previous generation.
Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 monitor.

3 gaming monitors to avoid on Black Friday (buy these instead)

Black Friday 2022 has some great deals on gaming monitors, but they're not all made equally. We round up three deals to avoid and three to snag.
Controls on the SteelSeries Acris Nova Pro headset.

The best Xbox Series X headsets

To get the most out of your Xbox Series X, you'll need a good headset. Our roundup of the best Xbox Series X headsets has options for any budget and need.
A close-up image of Nvidia's RTX 3080 Ti graphics card.

Are gaming PCs more expensive today? Here’s what $1,000 bought you 10 years ago

PC gaming has a bad rap for being too expensive, especially with soaring GPU prices. But is PC gaming actually more expensive today than it was a decade ago?
Intel NUC computer on a table.

Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast review: a gaming PC the size of a book

The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast delivers much higher performance than its size would suggest, all while expertly handling heat and noise.
The RX 7900 XTX sitting on display.

If AMD’s RX 7900 XTX claims are true, Nvidia could be in big trouble

AMD finally revealed more about the RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT, so we threw the competing RTX 4080 into the test bench to see how it could stack up.
A comparison of a finisher move in Spider-Man Miles Morales.

The one setting that deflates playing Spider-Man Miles Morales on PC

Spider-Man Miles Morales is a fantastic PC port, but Nvidia's DLSS Frame Generation feature can sour the experience quite a bit.