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Don’t Panic, AMD Will Keep Making Its Own Big Navi Cards After All
AMD will reverse course and continue to manufacture its own “Big Navi” Radeon cards indefinitely. The company had apparently decided to end production of its own Radeon RX 6800, Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6900 XT cards, according to a report fro
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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Tip: How To Get 3 Years Of Access To Hundreds Of Games For Dirt Cheap
Currently gamers can pay just $1 for access to hundreds of titles across PC and Xbox via Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service—but don’t activate that insanely cheap one-month trial just yet. You can lock in up to three years of Xbox Game Pass
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Microsoft’s Pause Screen Time Feature Cuts Your Kids’ Access To Xbox And Windows
Take it from this parent—there are times when you just want your kids to pause their gaming, put down their controllers, and do something else. A new Pause Screen Time feature in the Xbox Family Settings app for Windows and Xbox allows you to do just
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How DirectX 12 Ultimate Supercharges Graphics On Windows PCs And Xbox
Microsoft’s DirectX 12 Ultimate, a new version of the graphics technology underpinning both Windows and the Xbox Series X, seeks to bind the two platforms even closer together with an array of cutting-edge features. Better yet, you can now actually b
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Microsoft: Xbox Cloud Gaming Will Finally Arrive On Windows This Spring
Microsoft finally committed to bringing its Xbox cloud gaming technologies to Windows PCs in spring 2021, right on time to catch up with the incredible shortage of graphics cards that is preventing Windows gamers from playing on their own PCs. Micros
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Tech Spotlight
The new $599 iPad Air is not quite the bargain the 2019 version was at $499, especially when you start tacking on accessories like the Apple Pencil or Magic Keyboard. Still, it’s a better buy than the iPad Pro for most people and a big step up from t
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Inside The Snapdragon 888: The Features You’ll Find In 2021’s Premium Phones
Smartphones built upon Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 888 processor will be able to take advantage of concurrent recording and HDR using three different cameras, a creative feature that will allow consumers and content creators additional options for
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Intel’s NUC M15 Laptop Is A Stylishly Generic Notebook For The Rest Of Us
We’ve come a long way from Intel’s original Next Unit of Computing modular computer that brought tiny computing to the mainstream. We’ve come so far, in fact, we’re not sure what’s actually “NUC”-y about Intel’s new NUC M15 laptop, which is intended
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Sorry Android Fans, Apple Is Right: 1080p Is All We Need For Smartphone Screens
I have seen the light. Or more specifically, I have seen the brightness, contrast, and pixel density. After weeks of testing, I’m ready to declare the iPhone 12’s Full HD (1920x1080, or 1080p) screen just as good as the Note 20 Ultra’s WQHD (2560x144
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Acer Swift 5 (2020): This MacBook Air alternative plays Fortnite
Now that Apple’s M1 chip has raised the bar for lightweight laptop performance, there’s a question every ultraportable PC maker must address: Why would someone buy this instead of a MacBook Air? Well, here’s an answer for the new Acer Swift 5: It’s f
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Tested: Do High Refresh Rate Monitors Make Games Faster?
PC gamers know that high refresh rate monitors make games look smoother. But do higher refresh rate displays make games feel smoother, too? After getting our grubby paws on gear that measures system latency, we can definitely say that yes, fast monit
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Tested: 5 Things You Need To Know About AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT
The Radeon RX 6900 XT is finally here, and it’s Team Red’s first enthusiast-class graphics card to hit the streets in a long, long time. AMD’s $1,000 GPU manages to meet or beat Nvidia’s monstrous GeForce RTX 3090 in many games for a whopping $500 le
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WD Black SN850 NVMe SSD: Fantastic sustained write speeds via PCIe 4.0
The WD Black SN850 gives you a second great choice when it comes to pick-of-the-litter NVMe SSDs—Samsung’s 980 Pro being the other. This assumes, of course, that your motherboard sports a cutting-edge PCIe 4.0 interface. Currently that means late-gen
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Best Wireless Mice: Cut The Cord With These Top Performers
If you still think of wireless mice as laggy, battery-sucking substitutes for a real mouse, we’ve got good news for you. Mouse manufacturers have largely solved the latency, connectivity, and power-efficiency problems that once blighted these devices
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Zenfox T3 3CH Dash Cam: Three Cameras Give You More To Like
The $250 Zenfox T3 three-channel dash cam covers action to the front, rear, and inside of your car. It’s large for a dash cam, which makes it super-easy to handle, set up, and use. In fact, it’s one of my favorites in that regard. However, the size a
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5 IDEAS SAMSUNG SHOULD STEAL FROM THE iPHONE 12
Samsung is by far the most successful Android device maker in the world, but it has struggled to move its flagship Galaxy S phones for the last few years. Sales were down modestly last year for the Galaxy S10, and by all accounts, the numbers for the
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THE BEST PREBUILT GAMING PCS: GET RYZEN 5000, GEFORCE 3080 & RADEON RX 6800 RIGHT NOW
At the moment, stock for Nvidia’s RTX 30-series and AMD’s Radeon 6000 graphics cards disappears in seconds—when they’re even available for purchase. Same goes for AMD’s Ryzen 5000 processors. Most people who’ve tried to score one of these recently la
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How Much Scalpers Are Making Selling Hard-to-get PC Hardware And Consoles
Maybe you can’t buy the hottest new PC hardware yourself, but scalpers are ready to sell it to you for a tidy profit. These numbers come to us courtesy of Dev blogger Michael Driscoll. Driscoll, an Oracle Data Engineer at USG Corp. by day, applies hi
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8 Ways To Make Cyberpunk 2077 Run Faster
Cyberpunk 2077 is breathtaking. The densely packed, stunningly vertical streets and teeming crowds make Night City feel more alive than any other virtual metropolis to date. Real-time ray tracing transforms Cyberpunk from feeling like a very pretty v
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Intel Welcomes AMD And Arm Competition, Because The PC Clearly Isn’t Dead
If you think Intel is worried about AMD and Apple, the company isn’t flinching. In early December, Intel’s Gregory Bryant said the chip giant welcomed the competition because that basically means there’s money to be made and that the PC business is t
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What To Look For In A Gaming Monitor: The Specs That Matter
Running a gaming PC is a lot like being a car enthusiast. You want to get the best parts available, tune them to your liking, and then get out onto the open road, so to speak. The funny thing is, even with the best graphics card and CPU, a gaming PC
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Ryzen 5000: The Best Consumer CPU We’ve Ever Seen
Many will see November 5, 2020, as a historic day in computing power. With its new Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs, AMD has finally knocked Intel to the floor, and is raising its boxing gloves in victory as the flash bulbs pop and the ref declares a winner.
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Asus ZenBook Flip 13: A Beautiful Laptop With One Thing Missing
The Asus ZenBook Flip 13 is a beautiful laptop that offers decent battery life, very good graphics, and a lot of pep for most of what you’d do on a small 13-inch convertible laptop. Unfortunately, you probably won’t remember it for its impressive 11t
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Acer Nitro 5: This Budget Gaming Laptop Keeps Getting Better
We’ve long been fans of Acer’s line of affordable Nitro 5 gaming laptops. This new entry in the series, just $670 at Best Buy, ups the ante with eye-popping CPU performance and great battery life. Note that it keeps the same GTX 1650 graphics card th
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LG Ultra PC 17: A Big, Lightweight Laptop With Graphics Pep
LG tends to fly under the radar as a PC maker, yet its laptops—including the recently launched LG Ultra PC 17—are some of the most interesting ones around. Weighing in at 4.3 pounds, LG’s Ultra is surprisingly light for laptop with a 17-inch display
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Google Pixel 4a 5G: Stuck Somewhere In The Middle
The Google Pixel 4a 5G sits in a very awkward place in Google’s 2020 smartphone lineup. As the newest member, the 4a 5G might initially seem like a no-brainer purchase over the Pixel 5 or the Pixel 4a. And for some it will be. But a closer inspection
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Corsair HS60 Haptic Tested: Make Your PC Games Rumble!
Want to get more immersion out of your PC gameplay? Imagine this: You’re aiming down the sights of a rifle in Call of Duty, straining to track the player who’s been sniping you from afar and get him in your crosshairs. Suddenly a barrage of missiles
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THE BEST GAMES of this GENERATION
BY HAYDEN DINGMAN The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have ridden off into the sunset, replaced by the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. But what do we care, right? This is PCWorld, and my graphics card will function just as well next month as it does toda
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