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Weighing the trade-offs of Nvidia DLSS for image quality and performance
— 4:34 PM on September 22, 2018

While Nvidia has heavily promoted ray-traced effects from its GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, the deep-learning super-sampling (DLSS)...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card reviewed
— 4:20 AM on September 21, 2018

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 brings Turing to a price point that's more accessible than the flagship RTX 2080 Ti. At $800, however, the Founders Edition...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card reviewed
— 8:00 AM on September 19, 2018

Nvidia's Turing architecture is here on board the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, and we put it through its paces for 4K HDR gaming with some...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Cooler Master's MasterMouse MM531 reviewed
— 9:13 AM on September 18, 2018

Cooler Master's MasterMouse MM531 starts off right with seven buttons and a proven gaming-grade sensor. Modern peripherals need good software, as well, though. We dig...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Popping the hood on Nvidia's Turing architecture
— 8:10 AM on September 14, 2018

Nvidia's Turing architecture boosts the performance of rasterization while adding ray-tracing and artifical-intelligence acceleration hardware to open the frontier of tomorrow's games. Join us as...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Intel boosts ultrabooks and fanless PCs with more eighth-gen CPUs
— 3:00 PM on August 28, 2018

Intel's Whiskey Lake family of 15-W CPUs and the Amber Lake family of 4.5-W CPUs promise nice clock-speed boosts in single-threaded workloads, plus platform-level connectivity...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Razer's Ornata Chroma gaming keyboard reviewed
— 10:32 AM on August 20, 2018

Razer's Ornata Chroma keyboard tries to meld two things that usually go together like oil and water for keyboard enthusiasts: the clickiness of mechanical switches...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 15, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2950X brings Precision Boost 2, XFR 2, and the benefits of GlobalFoundries' 12LP process to the already admirable Threadripper 1950X. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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SteelSeries' Rival 600 gaming mouse reviewed
— 1:26 PM on August 14, 2018

SteelSeries' Rival 600 is a modular gaming mouse with adjustable weights, RGB LED lighting, and one big twist: a second sensor meant to minimize the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU reviewed
— 8:00 AM on August 13, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU puts 32 cores and 64 threads in a single high-end desktop socket. We thoroughly tested the 2990WX to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's second-generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs revealed
— 8:00 AM on August 6, 2018

AMD's second-generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs bring more cores and threads to Socket TR4 than ever before, along with all the second-generation smarts of the Zen+...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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SteelSeries' Apex M750 mechanical gaming keyboard reviewed
— 4:03 PM on August 2, 2018

SteelSeries' Apex M750 mechanical gaming keyboard puts custom mechanical key switches into a sleek yet stripped-down chassis spiced up by per-key RGB LED backlighting and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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AMD's Ryzen 7 2700 CPU reviewed
— 5:00 AM on August 1, 2018

AMD's Ryzen 7 2700 takes all the benefits of AMD's Zen+ architecture and wraps eight of those cores up in a 65-W TDP. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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HyperX's Cloud Flight gaming headset reviewed
— 10:30 AM on July 16, 2018

HyperX's Cloud Flight takes the company's considerable experience building gaming headsets and applies it to a set of wireless cans for the first time.

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Cougar's Revenger S gaming mouse reviewed
— 9:00 AM on July 6, 2018

Cougar's Revenger S gaming mouse has a top-shelf Pixart PMW3360 optical sensor with a twist: a claimed 2-KHz polling rate for lower latency in critical...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Cougar's Phontum gaming headset reviewed
— 2:30 PM on June 26, 2018

Cougar's Phontum gaming headset brings a dose of audiophile style to a price point usually populated by generic plastic cans. We put the Phontum's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Havit's HV-KB390L low-profile keyboard reviewed
— 9:02 AM on June 18, 2018

Havit's HV-KB390L low-profile mechanical keyboard comes from a company you may not have heard of, but its low-profile chassis and short-stroke switches make this a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller is for everybody—literally
— 8:11 AM on June 15, 2018

At a quick glance, it's easy to dismiss the Xbox Adaptive Controller as a one-off thing meant for a very specific audience. But Microsoft...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Gaming

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