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Monica J. White

Monica J. White

Computing Writer

Monica is a UK-based freelance writer and self-proclaimed geek. A firm believer in the "PC building is just like expensive Legos" philosophy, Monica loves to play around with different builds - if not in reality, then at least on one of her several wishlists. If she's not currently neck-deep in Google Docs or elbow-deep in her PC case, she's most likely spending the day gaming or hanging out with her dog.


The Nvidia GeForce GTX 480.

The worst GPUs of all time: loud, disappointing, uninspired

Some graphics cards are worse than others, but you haven't seen the true definition of "flop" before you've seen these four GPUs.
An Asus TUF Gaming Z790 BTF motherboard with hidden connectors, shown from the front.

It’s time to stop ignoring your motherboard when building a PC

Motherboards range from cheap options to outrageously expensive, and while you don't need to break the bank, a pricier board is often worth the money.
RTX 4090.

Nvidia’s RTX 5090 might completely run AMD into the ground

If you thought the RTX 4090 was a powerful GPU, you might need to brace yourself for the potential of the RTX 5090.
Intel announcing the Meteor Lake release date on Intel Innovation.

Intel Meteor Lake is coming to desktop, but there’s a big catch

Is Intel Meteor Lake really coming to desktops? That question is a lot tougher to answer than it might seem.
Two Acer gaming laptops over a dark blue background.

Acer’s new gaming laptop bring Nvidia RTX 40-series GPUs under $1,000

A gaming laptop with an RTX 40-series GPU that doesn't cost a fortune? Apparently, it can be done, and Acer has just unveiled one.
RTX 4070 logo on a graphics card.

No more GPUs? Here’s what Nvidia’s DLSS 10 could look like

Nvidia has just teased the future of DLSS, and it looks like the feature alone might one day be powerful enough to replace a whole team of people.
Using Windows 11 copilot to summarize a document.

Microsoft Copilot sounds great. Here’s why I definitely won’t use it

Microsoft's Copilot is groundbreaking, and yet, I'm really not that eager to start using it.
Steam Deck sitting on a pink background.

You’ll have to wait a long time for a Steam Deck 2

If you're hoping to see a more powered-up version of the Steam Deck, you might need to lower your expectations for now.
Microsoft showing off the new Surface laptop Go 3 at its September event.

Everything Microsoft didn’t announce at its 2023 Surface event

Microsoft has just unveiled lots of new products, from Surface laptops to the AI-powered Copilot -- but some products were missing from the lineup.
The Surface Laptop Studio 2 on a white table.

Should you buy the Surface Laptop Studio or wait for the Surface Laptop Studio 2?

Although they look pretty much the same, the Surface Laptop Studio and Studio 2 are vastly different. Here's how they compare.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks on stage during the Microsoft September event.

Microsoft September 2023 event: Copilot, Surface Laptop Studio 2, and more

Microsoft announced several new Surface laptops and a lot of AI-driven updates during its September Event. Here's what you need to know.
Intel announcing the Meteor Lake release date on Intel Innovation.

You might not be able to afford Intel’s new Core Ultra CPUs

Intel Meteor Lake might be taking AI capabilities to the next level, but all of that power is going to come at a high price.
The Intel Meteor Lake chip.

Intel’s new integrated graphics could rival discrete GPUs

Intel has just made a huge leap forward in its graphics department. Going forward, integrated GPUs will have access to hardware ray tracing.
A man walking into a dusty town on another planet in starfield.

The latest Windows Update is reportedly causing Starfield problems

The latest Windows update appears to be filled with issues, ranging from poor performance in games to straight-up crashes and blue screens.
Asus ROG Ally handhelds side by side.

Asus ROG Ally Z1 vs. Z1 Extreme: don’t make the wrong choice

The Asus ROG Ally handheld is a competitor to the Steam Deck, but is the Z1 version anywhere near as good as the Z1 Extreme model? Let's find out.
MSI RTX 4080 Suprim X installed in a PC.

I bought Nvidia’s worst-value GPU, but I don’t regret it

The Nvidia graphics card I ended up buying is a terrible value, but I still wouldn't have chosen AMD if I had to make the same decision again.
Asus ROG Matrix RTX 4090 graphics card.

Asus’ new RTX 4090 shattered GPU overclocking records, and you’ll be able to buy it soon

Just when we thought the RTX 4090 was already as powerful as it gets, Asus is releasing a version of the GPU that pushes the limit even more.
Intel Core i9-13900K held between fingertips.

The iPhone 15’s chip challenges Intel’s fastest desktop CPU — but there’s a catch

Intel and AMD have a surprising new rival in Apple, but not in the way you think.
The inside of the MSI Aegis RS 12.

Prebuilt PCs are problematic — here’s how to avoid getting scammed

Prebuilt PCs have some merits, but I'm never going to buy one again. Here's why I would choose to build my own PC each and every time.
maingear releases gaming pcs north and noctua pc profile

This Noctua-themed gaming PC is a bespoke beauty — and you can buy it

Maingear has just unveiled two new prebuilt desktops, and one thing is certain: Gaming PCs have never looked more stylish.
Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8.

Cyberpunk 2077 might force you to upgrade your CPU

If you want to play the new Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, Phantom Liberty, you may need to make sure your PC is ready for it first.
Drop's V2 keyboard range.

Drop’s legendary mechanical keyboards are finally getting an update

Drop has just announced a slew of exciting news regarding its Alt, Ctrl, and Shift keyboards. New versions are on the horizon.
A Windows 11 device sits on a table.

I hope Microsoft adds this rumored AI feature to Windows 11

AI is slowly making its way everywhere, and soon, it might be able to make your Windows 11 wallpapers look way cooler.
Steam Deck sitting on a pink background.

Steam Deck 2? This leak suggests Valve is working on new hardware

It seems that Valve might have a new device up its sleeve, but what is it going to be? Are we due for a Steam Deck 2 yet, or is it something else?
Render of an AMD Ryzen chip.

Security or performance? With this AMD vulnerability, you can’t have both

This AMD Zen 2 vulnerability has the potential to steal your passwords, but if you want a fix, you'll need to make a tough decision.
AMD logo on the RX 7800 XT graphics card.

I tested AMD’s RX 7800 XT against Nvidia’s RTX 4070, and there’s a clear winner

AMD's RX 7800 XT is here to rival Nvidia's RTX 4070. How do these two graphics card compare, and which one is the best? We know the answer.
Blue screen of death on on TV.

MSI just fixed a massive problem affecting Intel’s best CPUs

MSI just managed to fix a major problem that got some users stuck in a spiral of computer crashes. Here's what you need to know to avoid this issue.
MSI RTX 4090 Suprim X on a pink background.

The situation with melting RTX 4090 connectors just got more complicated

The saga of RTX 4090 GPUs burning up continues. Many people thought it was over, but using an adapter left some users with a broken GPU and a denied RMA claim.
AMD RX 6600 among other graphics cards.

I’m fed up with the AMD vs. Nvidia vs. Intel discourse, and you should be too

The rivalry between AMD, Intel, and Nvidia might be good marketing at times, but it's to the detriment of most users. Here's why.
A Lenovo Legion Gop sits on a pink backdrop.

With Lenovo’s Legion Go, do we finally have a Steam Deck killer?

The Steam Deck may be the most popular gaming handheld, but Lenovo is here to challenge it with the Legion Go. Here is how they compare.
The Hyte Y40 PC case sitting on a coffee table.

How to build a PC for Starfield

Is your PC ready to run Starfield? If it's time to upgrade or you're swapping from a console, here are some great builds to check out.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.

MSI’s new RTX 4090 might finally convince me to buy one

MSI has just unveiled a slew of new graphics cards, and it appears to have done the impossible -- it turned the RTX 4090 into a normal-sized card.
RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT on a pink background.

Gamers are finally buying new graphics cards again

According to the latest market figures, graphics card sales are slowly climbing back up, despite it being a traditionally weak time of the year.
AMD's Scott Herkalman presenting the RX 7800 XT graphics card.

AMD’s two new GPUs significantly undercut Nvidia

AMD has just announced the upcoming release of two new graphics cards: Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT. Here's what we know about them.