With AMD releasing the new 1920X and 1950X Threadripper CPUs today, I couldn’t resist diving in and looking at building with these monster CPUs. So, settle in as we take a look at what sort of PC we can build with these 12 and 16-core beasts.
The truth is out there: Earlier this month we learned the specifications for Project Scorpio, the new 4K Xbox from Microsoft. I couldn’t really just let such knowledge pass me by, so I sat down to see just what sort of PC would be needed to beat it!
This article will propose two sample builds capable of standing toe-to-toe with Project Scorpio for roughly the same price. Read on to see for yourself.
This week we saw the release of the new RX 580 and RX 570 from AMD. While these graphics cards are rehashes of the RX 480 and 470 (with a ~5% overclock), they are still great GPUs worthy of consideration for mid-range PC builders.
Today, I take a look at their performance and match each of them with suitable parts to get the best bang for your buck with these new cards.
Here at Logical Increments, we love advocating on behalf of the PC. But as devoted to the PC as we are, our enthusiasm is continually overshadowed by that of the PC Master Race (PCMR). With more than 800,000 members and growing, this Reddit community is one of the leading hubs of PC-related activity on the internet, and the PCMR has since spread its influence to Steam, Twitch, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Discord. You can see everything they’re up to at pcmasterrace.org.
We recently had the opportunity to interview Pedro19, the founder of the PC Master Race community. Read our discussion below:
For a new PC builder or a person out of the hardware loop for a few years, choosing a new monitor may prove to be fairly difficult. These days, dynamic refresh rate technology, which syncs your monitor’s refresh rate to your graphics card’s output, plays a big role in choosing a monitor.
The two big contenders in dynamic refresh rate technology are AMD’s FreeSync and NVIDIA’s G-Sync. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, which we’ll try to address in detail in this article.
With the release of the PlayStation 4 Pro over the holidays, the debate over the performance needed for 4K gaming on PC has been fierce. With games like Last of Us Remastered running in the PlayStation 4 Pro’s 4K 60 FPS mode, it is a testament to the level of optimization that can be achieved when working to a single specification. Yet what sort of performance can a PC builder get for the same $400?
For those looking for a mid-range graphics card, this generation’s two leading choices are NVIDIA’s GTX 1060 and AMD’s RX 480. Both cards come with two models of varying video RAM capacities and price points:
Clearly, these cards are direct competitors in performance and price. Let’s take a look at each head-to-head matchup to figure out which is the better purchase.
Black Friday isn’t just about finding the best deals on PC hardware. There are also deals on games to be had!
Here are our favorite Black Friday PC game deals from all around the internet.
ARK: Survival Evolved is a game that bends the most impressive gaming PCs to its will. It is essentially impossible for even the most powerful consumer-grade PC to run the game at a smooth 60 FPS at 4K resolution. This is your warning: Your PC probably cannot run this game on full settings.
But for those brave souls who wish to forego the warnings and attempt to play ARK, we now have a guide for you: Building the Best PC for ARK: Survival Evolved.