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GPU Performance Hierarchy: Video Cards Ranked from Fastest to Slowest
Is RX Vega 56 quicker than GTX 1070? How about GTX 1050 vs RX 550? We've tested all the current chips from both Nvidia and AMD so you can see how each stacks up.
Best Graphics Cards for Gaming in 2018
Here are the best gaming GPUs for the money. These graphics cards offer the best performance at their price and resolution, from 1080p to 4K.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition Review: Faster, More Expensive Than GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition is in a difficult position. It has to compete against GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at a higher price point, and with a number of features not yet available to enjoy. Can it shine as bright as the flagship RTX 2080 Ti?
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition Review: A Titan V Killer
Priced at $1200, Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is out of reach for most gamers. But if you're an enthusiast with a 4K monitor and the desire to max out the quality of today's most taxing titles, this is the card you want.
AOC Agon AG352UCG6 Gaming Monitor Review: Color or Contrast - Pick One
We’re testing out AOC’s AG352UCG6, a 35-inch monitor with G-Synch, 120Hz refresh rate, an 1,800R curve and 3,440 x 1,440 resolution.
Cooler Master MasterCase H500M Review: Expensive, but Excellent
Packed with premium features and top notch thermal and acoustic performance, there are a number of reasons to choose the Cooler Master MasterCase H500M.
BenQ SW271 27-Inch Monitor Review: Nearly Perfect
When does a monitor go from professional to reference? When it’s as accurate as BenQ’s SW271. The 27-inch UHD IPS panel comes HDR and a wide color gamut.
19 Fun Pieces of Computer History From the Museum of Interesting Things
From Victorian-era self-playing instruments to early IBM and Apple systems, we found several tech artifacts that contributed to the PC market in their own way.
If Your Company Runs on PCs, Should Anyone Get a Mac?
If your company is primarily PC, which employees (if any) should get a Mac?
Nvidia’s Turing Architecture Explored: Inside the GeForce RTX 2080
Nvidia's Turing architecture is loaded with new technology, plus features that improve performance in existing games. We step through the design's capabilities and introduce three Turing-based GPUs powering GeForce RTX graphics cards.
Falcon Northwest Tiki Review: Small, Powerful and Stylish
The Falcon Northwest Tiki is ’s intelligently designed, compact, and powerful with a lengthy warranty and impressive custom paint options.
Kano Computer Kit Touch Review: A PC to Build with Your Kids
This Raspberry Pi-powered system teaches children about how computers work and gives them coding lessons.
When’s the Right Time for IT to Allow Windows Updates?
Updating Windows can bring businesses a lot of helpful features, but should IT departments push updates immediately upon release?
Patriot Evlvr Review: Evolving Your Workflow
Patriot’s Evlvr is significantly cheaper than competing devices, but with lower cost comes lower performance.
How Much Does Your IT Department Know About You?
If you're on a company computer, your employer could be logging your every move. But how much can your company really know?
Here are the best motherboards for Intel and AMD’s top processors. These boards offer great features, overclocking performance and pricing.
Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming WI-FI AC Review: Top Micro-ATX Z370 Performance
Is Asus’ Micro-ATX gaming board a full-scale representation of its ROG Strix brand?
MSI Optix MAG24C Gaming Monitor Review: Premium Contrast At a Budget Price
MSI targets budget-minded gamers with its Optix MAG24C 144Hz monitor, a curved 24-inch panel with FreeSync and a price below $250. But does it cut corners?
littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit Review: Super-Powered STEM Fun
The littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit teaches kids valuable STEM skills in an engaging way, but it's a little pricey.
The History Of Intel CPUs: Updated!
From the 4004 in 1971 to Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake in 2018, we look at the evolution of Intel's CPUs.
SilverStone Argon Series AR11 Review: Compact, No-Frills Performer
At only $40 the AR11 is a rock-solid cooler that will fit in all but the smallest of cases.
MSI GT63 Titan Gaming Laptop Review: Extra Thick Performance
The MSI GT63 Titan is a powerful gaming machine with a comfortable keyboard, but it could use a new design and a better touchpad.
Das Keyboard 5Q Review: RGB Notification Station
Das Keyboard’s long-awaited web-connected 5Q is a solid mechanical keyboard with stable software. But we’re not convinced blinking keys are the best way to get notifications.
LG 34WK650 Monitor Review: Ultra-Wide Gaming Value
Has sprie kept you from buying an ultra-wide gaming monitor? Check out LG’s new 34WK650. It’s an affordable 21:9, 34-inch IPS flat panel with FreeSync and HDR.
Porn Cams, Blackmail and Hacked Payrolls: IT Pros Tell All
Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to insecure IT? Wait until you hear these security pros’ wildest stories.
ASRock H370M Pro4 Micro ATX Motherboard: Best Cheap 1151?
ASRock’s H370M Pro4 adds H370 features to B360 pricing. Could it be the best value for non-overclockers?
ASRock Z370M Pro4 Review: A Z370 Value?
ASRock’s Z370M Pro4 brings us the lowest price yet on Intel’s top LGA-1151 chipset. Can it perform, can it overclock, and what features does it give up?
Outsourced IT: Do You Need Your Own Staff?
Having all your IT resources in-house can be expensive. But moving to a managed service provider has its own issues. How do you strike the right balance?
Paint It Black: 15 Ways to Dark Mode Your PC
From the Windows 10 setup menu to your Gmail account, a variety of web and PC-based apps offer dark themes or night modes. Here's how to enable them.
CPU Hierarchy 2018: Intel and AMD Processors Ranked
All of today's consumer, desktop CPUs compared, including Intel's 8th Gen Core series and AMD's Ryzen 2.
Enermax Saberay RGB Case Review: Missing the Mark
Enermax promises great thermal performance and flashy good looks for $165.99. Unfortunately, there are several issues with this chassis.
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 Laptop Review: One Notebook, Two Screens
The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 is a strong performer with a beautiful design, but while the ScreenPad is innovative, it’s not fully baked and contributes to short battery life.
Maingear F131 2018 Review: Boutique Elite
The Maingear F131 is an elegant, custom-designed PC with an excellent custom cooling solution.
Can Your Business Trust the Cloud?
Cloud backup is an important part of any business's data security program, but how do you make sure your data is secure?
Toshiba XG6 M.2 NVMe SSD Review: Higher Density and Improved Efficiency
Toshiba's 96-layer 3D TLC BiCS flash breaks surface in the new XG6 SSD.
Samsung 1TB Portable SSD X5 Review: Leading Edge Performance
Samsung's 1TB Portable SSD X5 brings the speed of the Thunderbolt 3 interface and the NVMe protocol to a speedy external SSD.
Best CPU Coolers 2018: Air and Liquid
Here are the best CPU cooling solutions (air and liquid) for a range of systems, from small form-factor builds to overclocked big-rigs.
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML360R RGB Review: The New Cooling Champ
With a nondescript design, high-flowing RGB fans and unparalleled performance, the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R RGB is our new top pick for keeping your CPU cool without blowing your budget.
LCD v. LED v. OLED: Understanding Different Display Panel Types
What’s the difference between LCD, LED and OLED displays? What about TN, VA and IPS? And which features really matter? We break it all down.
The History of Nvidia GPUs: NV1 to Turing
From the NV1 in 1995 to Pascal in 2016, we look at the evolution of Nvidia's GPUs.
Best SSDs 2018: From Budget to Blazing Speed
Based on our extensive lab tests, we recommend the top SSDs for every need and budget.
Adata XPG Gammix S11 960GB NVMe SSD Review: Top Dollar Performance At Bottom Dollar Prices
Adata's 960GB XPG Gammix S11 is a fast, high-capacity SSD that comes with great pricing.
What Is a CPU's IPC? A Basic Definition
What is the meaning of a CPU's IPC? Instruction per cycle/clock explained.
MSI Optix MPG27CQ Gaming Monitor Review: Color Curves, Calibration Conundrums
MSI’s 27-inch Optix MPG27CQ monitor offers extended color, FreeSync and a 144Hz refresh rate with cool lighting effects and the promise of premium gaming.
What Is FOV? A Basic Definition
What is the meaning of FOV? Field of view explained.
What Is Delidding? A Basic Definition
What is the meaning of delidding? Delidding explained.
What Is HD? High Definition Explained
What is the meaning of HD? High definition resolution explained.
What Is a Heat Sink? A Basic Definition
What is the meaning of a heat sink? Heat sinks explained.
What Is GPU Boost? A Basic Definition
What is the meaning of GPU Boost? GPU Boost explained.
What Is a GPU? A Basic Definition
What is the meaning of a GPU? Graphics/video cards explained.
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