by Steven Wong ·Posted 05/23/2022
ASUS invites you to dive into fast-paced and immersive entertainment experiences with the launch of the 15.6" TUF Gaming F15 Laptop. Updated for 2022 and available with 144 Hz and 300 Hz 1080p displays, this laptop brings portable gaming and
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 03/24/2022
The Samsung 980 PRO SSD with Heatsink is a PS5-compatible variant of Samsung’s popular 980 PRO SSD. As the name suggests, the variant 980 PRO differs from the original in that it features a built-in heatsink, while the conventional model does not.
by Steven Wong ·Posted 01/05/2022
Enthusiast gamers and professional video content creators can look forward to getting their hands on the next generation of performance with Intel’s announcement of 12th-generation H-series laptop processors at CES 2022. For the first time, Intel® is bringing its hybrid core architecture to mobile computer systems, which features Performance-cores (P-cores) that power demanding applications, while Efficient-cores (E-cores) handle background tasks and multitasking. The integrated Intel® Thread Director manages everything by ensuring the right
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 12/17/2021
This year, ASUS released the ROG Swift PG32UQX, the world’s first Mini LED gaming monitor. The groundbreaking display measures 32" and boasts a wish list of premium features, including 4K graphics resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate, HDR support, and so much more. But as any serious gamer will tell you, just because a monitor is good on paper, doesn’t guarantee it’s good in practice. To see whether the ROG Swift PG32UQX could live up to its
by Steven Wong ·Posted 10/27/2021
Intel® is taking content creation, gaming, and other high-end computing tasks to new dimensions with the launch of its 12th Generation Core™ i5, Core™ i7, and Core™ i9 desktop processors. Designed to
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 05/16/2021
MSI has announced a treasure trove of new laptops aimed at gamers and creators of every stripe and skill level. More than 10 new laptops were mentioned in MSI’s formal announcement, including models featuring the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA’s hard-to-find GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. MSI vs. M1 Despite its well-earned reputation for building some of the best gaming rigs on the planet, the spotlight of the MSI announcement was more heavily focused on its
by William Min ·Posted 01/13/2021
During its GeForce RTX: Game On virtual event, NVIDIA announced the GeForce RTX 3060, adding to its already-impressive lineup of graphics cards. The RTX 3060 takes full advantage of the Ampere architecture, offering hardware ray-tracing capabilities and support for DLSS at a lower price point. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 features 12GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a 192-bit memory interface. With 13 shader-TFLOPs, 25 RT-TFLOPs, and 101 tensor-TFLOPs (to power NVIDIA DLSS), the RTX 3060 has twice the performance and 10 times the ray-tracing performance of
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 12/30/2020
I think we can all agree that 2020 could have gone a little better. Still, we can’t deny that throughout the year, tech companies came out with some impressive products—especially in terms of computer components like graphics cards and processors. Being such hot products has made it tough to get your hands on some of these items; however, assuming that production catches up in 2021, you might want to start planning out your next gaming PC build and figuring out which
0 Views ·Posted 12/24/2020
Let’s take a trip to the virtual world of the Oculus Quest 2! The goal of the Quest 2 is to be your all-in-one virtual reality experience for VR gaming without cables or a PC (though you can connect to a PC using a single cable if needed). This VR headset boasts 1832 x 1920 resolution per eye, 6GB of RAM, a 90 Hz refresh rate, and more! Click 
by William Min ·Posted 12/09/2021
The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S should be renamed the Unicorn and the Dragon, because like these mythical creatures, their existence is questionable. Or perhaps you would prefer a Matrix reference where humanity is losing battle after battle to bots (thanks, scalpers…)? It’s been rough out there this holiday season (or more accurately, this entire year). So, while you patiently watch stock trackers and refresh websites, you could look into preparing for the eventual arrival of your next-gen console with these upgrades. Storage One of the major
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 11/30/2020
Recently, I was asked how the Oculus Quest 2 compares to the original. My answer was fairly straightforward: It’s better. Pressed for specifics on how and in what ways was it better, my reply was equally succinct: In every way. For anyone who’s familiar with the original Oculus Quest, hearing that its successor, the Oculus Quest 2, is superior in every way is noteworthy. After all, the Oculus Quest was both wildly popular and a major
by Lawrence Neves ·Posted 11/18/2020
Gamers are a tough bunch to shop for. They’re one of the few consumer groups that a) buys their own equipment almost exclusively; b) are very particular about what they buy; and c) enjoy comfort as much as they do gaming. Luckily for us, Spieltek understands the struggle is real for gamers, and they have developed a line of
by Carroll Moore ·Posted 09/28/2020
Fresh from APC, the new Back-UPS Pro Gaming and Back-UPS Pro uninterruptible power supplies provide gamers and other power users with surge protection and backup battery power. Whether you're looking for surge protection for consoles or backup power for gaming rigs, the Back-UPS Pro Gaming and Back-UPS
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 09/29/2020
Now that the Xbox Series X and Series S are available for preorder, the Great Console War of 2020 can officially begin. On one side you have the aforementioned new Xbox series from Microsoft. On the other side is Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5). Over the next few weeks, you’ll probably hear a lot about which of these is the better console, but not from us. We’re more concerned with which console is better for
0 Views ·Posted 09/17/2020
If you have the urge to build a computer, but don’t have the time, then the Intel NUC Quartz Canyon Xeon Kit is right for you! This tiny, bare-bones computer takes little setup to get going: All you have to do is add in your own memory and storage, then download the OS. Join Doug as he customizes this small PC, then tell us your thoughts about customizing your own in the Comments below!