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A digital depiction of an AMD Ryzen 5000G chip.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D scores are in, but don’t trust them yet

Benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D have been leaked ahead of the release. The scores are somewhat underwhelming, but the true test is yet to come.
A large monitor displaying a security hacking breach warning.

Chinese hackers use VLC media player to launch cyberattacks

According to a recent report, a famous Chinese hacker group was able to combine VLC Media Player with a dangerous exploit, deploying malware to users.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D chip.

Gigabyte releases a strange driver for AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D

An interesting driver for the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D has been found in Gigabyte's chipset update. What's even more curious is that it was only for Windows 10.
Installing RAM sticks in a motherboard.

The best gaming RAM in 2022

If you're building or upgrading a gaming PC, it's important to choose the best gaming RAM to get the best performance. Here are our favorite kits for 2022.
A render of Intel Arc Alchemist chip.

Forgotten Intel GPU might still be released in the future

One graphics card was missing from Intel's Arc Alchemist lineup -- the DG2-256. It seems that Intel may still be working on this GPU and hasn't given up on it.
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT.

AMD may launch a new cheap GPU, but don’t get too excited

AMD is allegedly working on an even more budget-friendly GPU, the Radeon RX 6300. The card may arrive as part of the AMD RDNA 2 refresh soon.
Three upcoming AMD Radeon graphics cards.

New AMD GPUs pictured, but there is some bad news

AMD has a RDNA2 GPU refresh on the horizon. Images of the upcoming GPUs have just been leaked alongside news of a delayed release date.
Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, pictured holding an AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card.

AMD takes a swing at Intel with claims of beating Arc GPUs

Intel's newly released Arc Alchemist GPUs have not been benchmarked against competitors yet, but AMD took it upon itself to compare its own GPU to Intel's.
A render of Intel Arc Alchemist chip.

New Intel Arc specs reveal an advantage over AMD and Nvidia

Intel Arc's transistor count and die size have been confirmed. It seems that Intel's discrete GPU is bigger than Nvidia's GA104 die.
AMD Ryzen Processor placed over a black background.

Test suggests AMD Ryzen 7 5700X could be a midrange gem

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X is set to release soon, and now the first benchmarks have been spotted. The processor showed performance on par with Ryzen 7 5800X.
Two Intel Arc chips in front of a blue and purple gradient background.

Intel Arc graphics use AV1 to improve Twitch streams

Intel has announced that it will equip its Arc GPUs with AV1 coding technology. This tech shows a lot of promise in improving the quality of gaming streams.
A woman holding the Samsung 870 Pro NVMe PCIe SSD in her hands.

Microsoft’s DirectStorage drastically cuts CPU use in games

Microsoft has recently unveiled DirectStorage for Windows. According to a Microsoft engineer, the tech will free up your CPU while lowering game load times.
Four Asus graphics cards Photoshopped into the sky.

Asus lowering Nvidia GPU prices by up to 25% on April 1

Asus has just confirmed that it will be lowering the prices of its RTX 30-series graphics cards, including both entry-level and high-end models, by up to 25%.
Intel Core i9-12900K box on a desk.

Intel beats AMD in bid to release next beastly gaming CPU

Intel has officially unveiled the Core i9-12900KS. Set to arrive in just a few days, the CPU may become the best processor on the market.
Two Intel Arc chips in front of a blue and purple gradient background.

Secret Intel Arc GPU discovered in unreleased Dell laptop

Intel's upcoming workstation GPU for laptops, the ARC A30M Pro, was just discovered in a 14-inch Dell Precision laptop, paired with Intel Alder Lake.
The Mac Studio and Studio Display at Apple's Peek Performance event.

Apple sheds light on making of the Mac Studio and display

Apple has recently launched the Studio Display and the Mac Studio. Recent interviews show what it took to make these products successful and what comes next.
RTX 3090 installed inside a gaming PC.

Nvidia is boasting to investors about rising GPU prices

Nvidia revealed during its investors day that on average, gamers have to spend $300 more in order to buy a current-gen graphics card compared to GTX cards.
Gigabyte Brix Extreme mini PC.

Gigabyte unveils new mini PC — can it rival the Mac Studio?

Gigabyte has just unveiled its upcoming new mini PC, the Brix Extreme. It's equipped with Intel Alder Lake processors and a lot of connectivity options.
Asus announced the 2022 model of the Zephyrus G14.

Asus unveils 20 new gaming laptops with AMD Ryzen 6000

Asus has just released 20 new gaming laptops from its ROG lineup, all powered by AMD Ryzen 6000 mobile CPUs. Take a look at the full list.
amd six new chips reveals ryzen 5800x3d price and release date slide

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D beats predecessor, but AMD promised more

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D is launching soon, bringing the innovative 3D V-Cache along with it. The CPU was spotted in a benchmark and compared to Ryzen 7 5800X.
Asus and Noctua's RTX 3070 graphics card.

Noctua hints at more gorgeous GPUs in the future

Noctua has just confirmed that it plans to team up with Asus again in order to make more graphics cards. The brands made a custom RTX 3070 last year.
Intel Alder Lake mobility chip.

Intel Alder Lake-HX brings high-end performance to laptops

Intel continues expanding its range of laptop processors, this time adding new high-end Alder Lake-HX options. The CPUs were caught in a Geekbench 5 test.
A still of a Mac Studio teardown from Max Tech's Youtube video.

Mac Studio teardown reveals surprising upgradability, with a catch

Apple's Mac Studio is meant to be inaccessible to users, but a curious YouTuber opened it up and found slots for possible upgrades.
A person works at a station equipped with the all new Mac Studio and Studio Display.

Apple Mac Studio cuts render time in half thanks to M1 Ultra

Apple's new Mac Studio has arrived, bringing the M1 Ultra chip with it. The computer was tested in real-life rendering to estimate its abilities.
Camera footage of GPUs being stolen from warehouse.

20 Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti GPUs stolen from warehouse in Russia

Twenty Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics cards have been stolen from a Russian warehouse, but the plan didn't end well for the employees accused of the crime.
Intel Caore i9-12900KS processor in a box.

New Intel Core i9-12900KS beats AMD’s best by almost 30%

Intel is said to soon be releasing the new high-end Core i9-12900KS. The processor was spotted in an early benchmark and it outperformed the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X.
Nvidia GPU core.

The future of fast PC graphics? Connecting directly to SSDs

Nvidia and IBM want to bring greater improvements than expected to PC graphics by connecting the GPU to an SSD.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D chip.

AMD confirms Ryzen 7 5800X3D won’t support overclocking

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D is an upcoming AMD CPU set to rival Intel's best. Unfortunately, AMD has just confirmed that the new CPU won't support overclocking.
AMD's RX 6900 XT graphics card.

AMD’s next budget GPU may be a killer card — here’s why

Known leaker suggests that AMD Radeon RX 7000 may outperform the previous gen by miles, and will beat Nvidia's RTX 4000 on power consumption.
Intel Arc official banner.

Intel’s first discrete gaming GPUs are around the corner

Intel Arc Alchemist graphics cards finally have a release date -- at least in their laptop form. Intel will host a special launch event to celebrate Intel Arc.
RTX 3090 installed inside a gaming PC.

Want an RTX 3090? Nvidia to hand them out for free next week

Nvidia will soon host this year's GTC event. The company will hold a raffle among the participants and give away signed RTX 3090 GPUs.
Ryzen 5000 APU on a red background.

AMD’s defenses against Spectre V2 may be inadequate

The Spectre V2 vulnerability hit Intel and ARM processors hard, but AMD was thought to be fine. It now seems that AMD's safety measures may be inadequate.
Intel Alder Lake mobility chip.

Intel may have the first 16-core laptop CPU

Intel has a new mobile chip up its sleeve, the Core i9-12900HX. The CPU will be the first laptop processor to offer 16 cores. It has now been benchmarked.
Modded Apple iMac G4.

Apple’s 2002 iMac G4 comes back from the dead with M1 chip

The 2002 all-in-one Apple iMac G4 was just modded and brought back to life with an M1 chip and all-new hardware. Spoiler alert: It actually works.