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Microsoft standardizes variable-rate shading as a part of DirectX 12
— 1:34 PM on March 18, 2019

Nvidia's Turing graphics cards came along with quite a few new technologies. The big one of course is their RTX real-time ray-tracing feature, but...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Bargain basement: a 34" 3440x1440 100 Hz VA display for $400 and more
— 12:25 PM on March 15, 2019

Greetings, folks! There isn't much time for pleasantries today, as I need to head out for a weekend trip to Lisbon. I'll be sure to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory

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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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Patriot Viper V765 review
— 9:40 AM on March 13, 2019

At $70, the presence of Kailh Box White switches and RGB lighting may make the V765 reasonably attractive to gaming keyboard buyers, especially if you’re...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Toshiba fills out its NVMe SSD offerings with the 2.5" XD5 series
— 9:25 AM on March 13, 2019

Hey, remember way back in March of last year when we told you about Toshiba's then-upcoming datacenter SSD offerings? The last of those, the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Aimpad's analog input on the Cooler Master MK850 keyboard
— 9:20 AM on March 11, 2019

Forget, for a moment, what the Cooler Master MK850 looks like. Forget about its RGB lighting, its brushed metal top, its many keys and buttons,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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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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Cinebench R20 ditches the graphics test
— 11:00 AM on March 6, 2019

Cinebench: Regardless what you think about the software, you know of it. It's ubiquitous in hardware reviews across the web because, if nothing else, it's extremely...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Bang, bang, bang: pull your Devil Trigger with GeForce driver 419.35
— 1:50 PM on March 5, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 and Tom Clancy's The Division 2 are both really close to release, while Apex Legends is still burning...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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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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Examining the Cooler Master MM830 gaming mouse and its d-pad
— 8:30 AM on March 5, 2019

Our initial impression when the Cooler Master MM830 gaming mouse launched was that the OLED seemed like no more than a bauble, while the D-pad...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Micron's 1300 refreshes its entry-level SSDs with 96-layer NAND
— 4:20 PM on February 27, 2019

Folks who sift through our SSD deals every week will no doubt be familiar with the Micron 1100. That drive was primarily intended as...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Adata's XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB, reviewed
— 9:15 AM on February 26, 2019

Last year's XPG SX8200 was a great NVMe drive, but Adata thinks it can do even better. The XPG SX8200 Pro is mostly the same...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Install Radeon Software 19.2.3 on any reasonably recent AMD GPU
— 6:01 PM on February 25, 2019

Last month, AMD promised that "all Radeon software updates [would] support all Ryzen Mobile laptops" by the end of the first quarter of this...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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PCMark 10 is getting battery life and cross-platform Office benchmarks
— 1:20 PM on February 25, 2019

If you go by sales data, most folks on using PCs are on laptops, yet there's really no standardized laptop battery testing methodology. Sure, we have our...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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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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