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Building a basic gaming PC with AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G
— 2:05 PM on May 24, 2018

Ever since AMD released its Raven Ridge APUs for the desktop, I've wanted to put together a system with one of those chips inside just...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Memory Gaming

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Acer reveals a trio of Nitro and Predator Orion gaming desktops
— 1:22 PM on May 23, 2018

Acer's just wrapped up its 2018 next@Acer event right now, and you know what that means: there's a whole pile of new products to talk...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Microsoft Adaptive Controller ensures anyone can be a gamer
— 11:04 AM on May 18, 2018

You might think that video gaming would be one of the hobbies most suited for those with physical disabilities. Unfortunately, that's not really the case. Operating...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Zotac's Zbox CI329 nano goes fanless with Gemini Lake inside
— 9:18 AM on May 17, 2018

I live in an environment so noisy that it's certainly a significant contributor to my long-term hearing loss. Some of you surely select machines based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Intel Xeon Scalable 6138P is its first shipping CPU with an FPGA on board
— 5:44 AM on May 17, 2018

Intel announced that its first Xeon Scalable processor with an integrated FPGA is being made available to select customers. The Xeon Scalable 6138P includes...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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SteamVR Input helps bring controllers old and new into VR
— 10:30 AM on May 16, 2018

Controllers for PC games are a fairly standardized deal at this point. Any active gamer surely has a keyboard and mouse, and many have a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Logitech's G305 Lightspeed brings long battery life to wireless gaming mice
— 12:16 PM on May 15, 2018

In the world of PCs, "gaming" tends to means "high performance", and that usually means higher power consumption. Poor battery life is just one reason...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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HP's refreshed EliteBooks and Elite x2 get meaty CPUs and bright displays
— 10:42 AM on May 15, 2018

HP just yesterday announced a top-to-bottom refresh of its Envy and Elite series premium machines, including laptops, desktops, and AIO machines. We'll be looking...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Displays Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Samsung PM953 960-GB SSD for $200 and more
— 12:46 PM on May 10, 2018

Afternoon's greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. Today's been a relatively quiet day news-wise. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire just came out, and it immediately went into my...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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Corsair's K63 Wireless keyboard, Dark Core RGB SE mouse, MM1000 mouse pad, and K63 Lapboard reviewed
— 9:08 AM on May 7, 2018

Corsair's K63 Wireless keyboard, Dark Core RGB SE mouse, MM1000 mouse pad, and K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard promise a seamless transition from gaming at a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Steam Hardware Survey shows big changes after Valve fixes counting
— 4:00 PM on May 4, 2018

Game development requires a careful balance between keeping system requirements low enough to make the product accessible to a wide range of players while incorporating attention-getting...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory Gaming

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Skylake-X and the 128-GB-of-RAM CAD translation workstation
— 2:15 PM on May 4, 2018

"Gipsy Danger" is the replacement for "Godzilla" at my workplace, and she's the most powerful workstation I've ever built. Read on to find out...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Class-action suit alleges Samsung, Micron, and SK Hynix fixed DRAM prices
— 12:45 PM on May 1, 2018

There's no getting around it: RAM prices are extremely high, and they've been that way for a while now. The high cost of memory has...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Memory

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HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB sticks march to the same beat
— 3:35 PM on April 30, 2018

We saw first laid eyes on HyperX's Predator DDR4 RGB memory sticks back at CES in January. The modules use integrated infrared transceivers...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Velocity Micro ProMagix HD150 is an Epyc workstation
— 12:45 PM on April 30, 2018

It wasn't long ago at all that a 16-core workstation was unthinkable, much less affordable. Now, thanks to AMD's Threadripper CPUs, you can build...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Asus PN40 and PB40 mini-PCs bring Gemini Lake SoCs to the masses
— 9:37 AM on April 30, 2018

Asus may not be your first thought when you start looking for a mini-PC, but the company has a fair few on offer. Its most...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Razer Abyssus Essential sheds old sensor and gains more colors
— 1:00 PM on April 27, 2018

Razer has updated its entry-level Abyssus mouse, and the new capabilities are enough to bring on a new suffix: the new version of the pointing...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Cherry's KC 6000 Slim is a laptop keyboard for desktop users
— 11:00 AM on April 27, 2018

I've heard one remark from novice typists over and over: "I love the way my laptop's keyboard feels. Why aren't there desktop keyboards that feel...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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