nVidia continues its dominant GPU rampage, and now they are taking the fight to the sub-$300 segment with the GTX 1660 Ti. I know, I know, nVidia’s naming scheme is as smooth as silk… making the non-awkwardly-named TR 2990WX look short.
AMD’s Radeon VII has arrived! All hail the Radeon VII! But does it belong in our build chart?
After a (somewhat) suspect launch of GPUs from AMD recently, they came straight out of the gates in their CES 2019 keynote with the new Radeon VII. Want to know when (and at what price) you can get your hands on it? Read on!
So, the new RTX 2060 was revealed during CES, and now the benchmarks are out. Long story short: GTX 1070 to GTX 1080 performance for $350. So, you get last year’s $500 performance and save $150. That is pretty good! In fact, I would say that (due to its price) this card is probably going to be nVidia’s most popular RTX 20XX card. We are not all oil barons, nVidia!
On January 7, nVidia announced the latest card in the RTX lineup—the RTX 2060. We recently took a deep dive into what the RTX technology had to offer, as well as (earlier this week) what instances the new high-end cards might be a good buy. But after the disappointing announcements of the first run of RTX cards, we were definitely still curious how the 2060 would pan out.
Often, PC enthusiasts will speak of overclocking the way car enthusiasts discuss high-performance engines, with megahertz and voltage taking the place of horsepower and torque. Overclocking is often a relatively simple way to squeeze out extra performance from computer components; however, problems sometimes do arise. Luckily, most problems faced with overclocking are easily fixed with some basic troubleshooting techniques.
For our purposes, we’ll look at issues affecting the components that are overclocked the most: the CPU and GPU.
Christmas is just around the corner, and incredible sales are undoubtedly coming. If you haven’t been following the PC building scene for the past year or two, then some things may seem daunting at first. For instance: What’s up with crazy high RAM prices? And why are some CPUs and graphics cards out of stock?
If you’re planning to build a new PC this Christmas, then there are some important things to know about. Consider this your Christmas 2017 PC hardware shopping guide.
A few weeks ago, NVIDIA released the GTX 1070 Ti for $450. As you might expect, its performance and price fall between the GTX 1070 ($400) and GTX 1080 ($500), though it’s thankfully much closer to the 1080.
Long story short: At $450, this graphics card is a logical purchase and we are happy to recommend it. We have added it to our GPU recommendations in the Excellent and Outstanding tiers, as upgrades to the standard recommendations.
After months of dealing with graphics card shortages and price spikes due to unsustainable demand from cryptocurrency miners, some very welcome headlines have recently come our way: