A few years ago, Logical Increments reader Harley was surfing the internet on a Toshiba Windows XP laptop when he decided he needed a new computer. The laptop was the first computer Harley had ever owned, but by early 2013, he knew he wanted something a little more powerful.
Upon its release in May 2015, the Witcher 3 usurped the throne from Crysis 3 to be the most demanding PC game available. To put it simply: Witcher 3 takes an insane amount of computing power to run at its maximum potential.
Because of this, many users have requested a PC build guide for the Witcher 3. We have now delivered: Building the Best PC for the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The NVIDIA GTX 1080 is releasing on May 27th, and early reviews (see below) indicate it is quite majestic.
This new card will launch at $700 for reference versions, with $600 versions coming later. The card performs between 20-25% better than the $1000 GTX Titan X, the previous generation’s king. Right off the bat, it has some impressive numbers:
Last night, NVIDIA unveiled its upcoming GeForce GTX 1000-series, based on its new 16nm Pascal architecture. The GTX 1080 launches May 27th for $600, while the GTX 1070 will arrive on June 10th for $380.
Benchmarking is the act of running a computer through a series of predetermined tests or program operations to assess its overall performance. With benchmarking, you can gauge the performance of your PC hardware to ensure everything is performing as designed. Think of it as putting your computer through a test that assigns a score, so that you can compare your hardware’s performance relative to other computers.
Benchmarking your PC can also help you to identify any potential vulnerabilities, it is no secret that cybercrime is on the rise, so for peace of mind, if you use your computer for personal or business purposes it is wise to do everything in your power to keep your technology secure.
There are a variety of ways to benchmark a PC, with specific methods focusing on the PC as a whole, or specific components, such as the graphics card, CPU, or SSD. Broadly speaking, benchmarking methods fall into one of two categories: Synthetic or Real World.
About 2 months ago, Logical Increments reader Eric decided it was time to build his first PC. He had wanted to build his own gaming PC for years, but he didn’t have the funds until getting his first job out of college. With the job secured, he said he finally felt confident to build a PC for himself after researching online and talking with other Logical Increments readers in the Disqus comments section on our homepage.
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