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Halo series hits Steam as DirectX 12 comes to Windows 7
— 8:45 AM on March 14, 2019

Microsoft, what are you even doing? Two interesting-but-probably-unrelated bits of PC gaming news came out of the Redmond complex early this week. The most exciting...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 7 2700 for $230 and a ton of cheap system components
— 1:05 PM on March 12, 2019

Greetings, my good gerbils. My quest for weight loss has been going well—184 lbs and dropping (at 5' 11" with wide shoulders). I've never been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Power Memory Input devices

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Nvidia purchases Mellanox for $6.9B
— 11:15 AM on March 11, 2019

Well, Mellanox did finally get bought, but I bet that's not the buyer you were banking on being in that headline. Yes indeed, the jolly...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Lock and load for Devil May Cry 5 with Radeon Software 19.3.1
— 12:30 PM on March 8, 2019

Okay, gerbils. I promise, this is the last time I'll gush about Devil May Cry 5. It unlocked last night at 11:00pm CST, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Bargain basement: an Intel 660p 1-TB NVMe SSD for $105, and much more
— 12:00 PM on March 8, 2019

Season's greetings, good gerbils. I had a rather nasty RSI-induced event recently. My upper back has been pretty tightened up, and things came to a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Systems Mobile computing

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AMD investor relations slides offer a glimpse of chips to come
— 9:30 AM on March 7, 2019

Can you really call something a leak if the company released it on purpose? AMD's just released a slide deck for its investors, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Poll: What's your household's average daily kWh usage?
— 9:20 AM on March 7, 2019

A couple months ago, I teased an upcoming story about my brand new solar panel adventure. I'm happy to report that the system has now...

Poll Question: • What's your household's average daily kWh usage

Type: News story Tags: Power

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The digital game store wars: Who are the players?
— 3:45 PM on March 6, 2019

A litany of new digital gaming stores have sprung up over the last few years, in commensurate response to the growth of the video games...

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 5 2600 and an Asus Prime B450 Plus mobo for $250 and more
— 12:50 PM on March 5, 2019

Howdy folks. I've been catching up on the latest episodes The Grand Tour, and I'm having loads of fun. I particularly enjoyed the episode in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 5 2400G with a Gigabyte mobo for $210 and more
— 12:40 PM on February 22, 2019

Howdy, enthusiasts everywhere. Around here (Portugal, for those unaware), it's that time of the year again. Samba rhythms occasionally echo through the air from rehearsal...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Memory Mobile computing

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What is Intel’s graphic “Odyssey”?
— 2:00 PM on February 21, 2019

In which we interview Chris Hook, Intel’s director for Visual Technologies Marketing, about the company's "Odyssey" program.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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All the RTX 2000-series Max-Q laptops
— 9:49 AM on February 18, 2019

Nvidia and partners have developed high-end RTX Max-Q gaming laptop designs. From the CES 2019 stage, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said there are 40+ laptops...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Friday deals: Ryzen 5 2600 for $150, Surface Pro 6 $200 off, and more
— 11:35 AM on February 15, 2019

Greetings, good gerbils. I'm in the process of speccing out a home theater PC so that I can make more frequent use of the big-ass...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Memory Mobile computing

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PC gamers have tons to look forward to in 2019
— 1:40 PM on February 13, 2019

I don't have to tell this to an audience of gerbils, but rumors of PC gaming's death have been greatly exaggerated for a long...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Unreal Engine 4.22 update adds support for DirectX Raytracing
— 3:35 PM on February 12, 2019

Epic Games, which makes Fortnite, also makes the Unreal Engine that powers it. (Remember when Unreal was more than an engine?) Epic...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Thursday deals: Cheap G.Skill RAM, discounted Dell gear, and more
— 12:55 PM on February 7, 2019

Greetings, folks. I'm going to keep it short and sweet today. AMD's finally released a high-end graphics card since the Vega 64, and we've...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Support for Apex Legends, Division 2 in AMD Adrenalin Edition 19.2.1
— 9:55 AM on February 6, 2019

Another day, another graphics driver update. This one is the AMD Radeon Software (this is such a long name) Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.1 (finally), and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Tuesday deals: a 16-GB RAM kit at 3600 MT/s for $112 and much more
— 12:34 PM on February 5, 2019

Greetings, folks! I've started doing a little home improvement—well, paying for it, anyway. The first project was getting a new kitchen exhaust fan and under-cupboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Mobile computing

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