Is your computer’s CPU too hot? If your PC starts spontaneously shutting down, locking up, or acting sluggish during intense tasks, overheating could be the issue. Keeping tabs on your CPU temperatures is crucial when you’re overclocking your PC’s processor, too—you don’t want to accidentally push the performance pedal too far to the metal when you’re supercharging your pricey … [Read more...] about How to check your PC’s CPU temperature
It’s a bleak time to be a PC gamer. Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 30-series and AMD’s new Radeon RX 6000-series graphics cards blaze new performance trails compared to last generation’s disappointing offerings—but most people have no chance of getting their hands on either, especially not at a sane price. New graphics card stock drops disappear in minutes, if not seconds, at online … [Read more...] about A perfect storm: Why graphics cards cost so much now
At the heart of your pursuit for a new or upgraded PC lies an important decision: Should you use an AMD or Intel CPU? Like MacOS versus Windows, the AMD versus Intel rivalry is one of the greatest debates for PC enthusiasts — and in 2021, these two industry giants are more hotly competitive than they’ve been in the best part of a decade. AMD leapfrogged Intel’s 10th-generation … [Read more...] about AMD vs. Intel
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 4 offers a rare opportunity for benchmarking nerds: a chance to test rival AMD Ryzen and Intel Core processors in the same device. But unlike with our AMD/Intel CPU comparison using the Surface Laptop 3, this time it’s an unfair fight: in the Surface Laptop 4, Intel’s latest 11th-gen Core Tiger Lake processors take on AMD’s older Ryzen 4000 Mobile … [Read more...] about Why doesn’t the Surface Laptop 4 have the latest Ryzen processors?
Good news! This week, a Cyberpunk 2077 patch added ray tracing support for AMD’s Radeon RX 6000-series graphics cards, loosening Nvidia’s (worryingly) exclusive grip on the cutting-edge lighting features. But that came with a bit of bad news too, as Cyberpunk 2077 drove home that AMD’s missing DLSS rival, dubbed FidelityFX Super Resolution, can’t come soon enough.AMD introduced … [Read more...] about Cyberpunk 2077 proves AMD’s DLSS rival can’t come soon enough