A New Chemical Element Has Been Discovered by a Logical Increments Team Member!

(Dr. Arjit Bheed)

At Logical Increments, our focus is helping you find the best PC parts to fit your budget. For most of us here, this is much more than a job: PC research is something we enjoy! For some of us, the love of technology is one of our lifelong pursuits.

One of our researchers recently got his PhD in physics: Meet Arjit Bheed, or should we say… Dr. Arjit Bheed? Congratulations, Arji! It will be difficult for us to get used to calling you “Dr.” Arjit after so many years of being good ol’ Arji, but we will get the hang of it!

Dr Arjit’s research shows that there is a strong potential (93.33% probability with n>=25) that there is a new element that exists between Nickel and Copper. Discovering a new element would not have mattered much in the 1800’s (when thousands of new chemical elements were being discovered), but it will be a unique event in 2020! Way to go, Dr Arjit!

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The Calm March 2020 Logical Increments Update

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Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! Also: Greetings.

The topic of this month has been the Coronavirus epidemic, so you are probably expecting some sage advice in this update. We will not give you any medical advice, because… we are not qualified to give medical advice. We research computer parts, not medicine! So please visit the official website of the Ministry of Health (or Department of Medicine, or Center of Disease Control, or etc) of your country, and follow their advice. They are professionals, and they know the best ways to deal with this.

As for us: We are professionals too, we know the best ways to buy PC parts! And this update brings changes to our main chart, mostly in the CPU column.

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A Guide to Buying a 4K TV for PC Gaming

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One of the best aspects of console gaming is that it’s frequently done from the comfort of a couch. With a dedicated living room gaming PC,  a dedicated Home Theater PC, or a streaming box like a Steam Link or an Nvidia Shield, you can have the same experience while PC gaming with a 4K TV.

Modern 4K TVs, however, have a few tradeoffs when compared with gaming monitors. Typically (but not always),  4K TVs have more input lag, worse viewing angles, and fewer input types than a top-of-the-line gaming PC monitor. But armed with the right information, you can find a suitable 4K TV that works as a gaming screen as well as a home theater display.

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Ways to Support Logical Increments

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The Logical Increments PC Buying Guide helps people pick suitable parts for building a PC, for any budget, large or small. The main guide chart and our many guide articles are available to all users entirely for free, and without filling the site with annoying banner ads.

Over the years, many users have asked for ways to help support this site. For that, we thank you sincerely! If you want to help out, here are three ways that you can do that:

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The Towering 64-Core Threadripper 3990X Update

At times there are earthquakes, and at times there are hurricanes. Volcanoes sometimes erupt, and meteors sometimes strike the earth. And when they are in the mood, sometimes AMD releases a 64-core, 128-thread consumer CPU that makes you sit up and wonder if you are in a dream. 64 cores! Sixty (60) four (4) cores (cores)!

Remember when 6-core CPUs became normal barely 2 years ago? “Haha, you foolish weaklings”, says AMD, as it unveils a CPU that is TEN TIMES more powerful. We need to send a letter to Dr. Lisa Su to inform her that this is a mistake, and it is not the year 2030 yet!

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5 PC Hardware Releases Coming in 2020

A new decade means lots of exciting new technology to spend your hard-earned money on! If you’ve got the itch to upgrade your PC, it might be worth checking these things out. Then you can either wait to see what improvements are in store, or be confident that a purchase made right now won’t be obsolete in six month’s time.

Keep in mind that a lot of the following information is based on rumours, conjecture, and leaked information. Until it comes direct from the manufacturer in question, take this information with a grain of salt.

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The Dramatic RX 5600 XT (and Minor GPU Updates)

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After many rumours and much debate, the RX 5600 XT has been released. Originally slated to be a GTX 1660 “killer”, AMD re-positioned this card to compete with the RTX 2060.

From the reviews, you can see that it competes well with the 2060, beating it by a tiny margin. The 5600 XT is a $280 card, and the 2060 was a $350 card, so a victory is neat! More than just having high performance and a good price, though—this new card also uses little power, runs cool, and runs quiet. When you check all the main boxes, you have a winner!

But is it all sunshine and rainbows?

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