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In the lab: Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller and accessories
— 9:01 AM on September 7, 2018

When Microsoft announced its Xbox Adaptive Controller late this spring, I was not only impressed, but genuinely excited. As some of you know, my oldest daughter...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Thursday deals: a 240-Hz Alienware G-Sync display for $380 and more
— 10:01 AM on September 6, 2018

Have we ever talked about Two Point Hospital? Well, it's out now and pretty much as its name implies, it's what Theme Hospital 2.0 would...

Type: News story Tags: Power Displays Memory Input devices

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SteelSeries makes its GameDAC USB sound card a free agent
— 1:37 PM on September 5, 2018

PC users might think of discrete digital-to-analog converters as audiophile mysticism, but SteelSeries wants to bring the concrete improvement in audio quality those converters can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a Micron 1100 2-TB solid-state drive for $252 and more
— 9:28 AM on September 4, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! We hope y'all enjoyed Labor Day, probably with some some judicious BBQing. Around here, I joined the festivities of the Zigurfest music...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Asus' ROG Rapture, Blue Cave, and Lyra Trio wireless routers reviewed
— 9:30 AM on August 30, 2018

Six months of real-world use. Six bandwidth-hungry youths and six tech-savvy adults, all under one roof. Any wireless networking device would cower in fear before...

Type: Feature article Tags: Networking

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Dell S2719DC monitor melds DisplayHDR 600 and USB Type-C
— 2:30 PM on August 29, 2018

A wise man once said, "happiness is a good monitor, but a DisplayHDR model makes you happier still." That's the case with Dell's S2719DC, a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Acer XV273K brings 4K, 144 Hz, and FreeSync together
— 10:08 AM on August 29, 2018

Acer isn't saving all of its gaming-monitor fun for Nvidia graphics-card owners this morning. The company is also introducing a brand-new, high-end FreeSync display at...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Acer XB273K makes 4K, 144 Hz, and G-Sync a bit more accessible
— 9:01 AM on August 29, 2018

Acer's Predator X27 gives games the full G-Sync HDR treatment, but its $2000 price tag puts it out of reach of all but the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Tuesday deals: an Adata SX8200 960-GB NVMe drive for $230 and more
— 10:11 AM on August 28, 2018

There's a small cloud of dust in the distance, just above the desert sun and the slowly-rolling balls of tumbleweed. A dark shape in the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Input devices

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Radeon Software 18.8.2 provides fire support for Strange Brigade
— 7:45 AM on August 28, 2018

AMD has released the latest version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers. Version 18.8.2 is optimized for Strange Brigade—one of the titles Radeon...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Thursday deals: an RX 580 8 GB, a Ryzen mobo, and games for $275 and more
— 10:43 AM on August 23, 2018

Greetings, folks. I re-joined a band a while back and am furiously both learning and practicing my bass skills (I was doing guitar before). This left...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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HP Omen Mindframe headset puts sweaty ears on ice
— 9:00 AM on August 23, 2018

Thermoelectric coolers (or TECs) have long been used to keep CPUs chilly, but HP wants to use that technology to combat an entirely different...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Nvidia releases its first official benchmarks for the RTX 2080
— 1:41 PM on August 22, 2018

Nvidia touted some impressive theoretical performance numbers for its GeForce RTX cards during CEO Jensen Huang's keynote this Monday, but the company didn't generally...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia lists games that will support Turing cards' hardware capabilities
— 2:47 PM on August 21, 2018

Nvidia's just-announced GeForce RTX family of graphics cards opens up two new horizons of possibility for game developers: the use of ray tracing to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a Radeon RX 580 8 GB for $210 and more
— 10:46 AM on August 21, 2018

Greetings, folks! All the buzz of the moment is about the GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, and as well it...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Zotac hosts a quartet of RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Tis
— 4:02 PM on August 20, 2018

We've covered RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti-based cards from the major players so far, but those companies aren't the only ones...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Gigabyte readies four GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti cards
— 3:05 PM on August 20, 2018

Nvidia's board partners are releasing an onslaught of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 cards, and Gigabyte has its own quartet of ray-tracing-ready hardware...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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EVGA has a sweet sixteen RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti cards
— 2:56 PM on August 20, 2018

Given what transpired at Gamescom today, we figure that "2080" will be the most oft-repeated number and word for at least a good while....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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