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How to Benchmark Your PC: Best Benchmarking Software (Free and Paid)

James
Nov

Novabench, one of many popular PC benchmarking tools.

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.

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How to Stream PC Games on Twitch

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You’ve built your gaming PC that possibly features an SSD for speed, you probably know the difference between WD Green vs Blue, and now you want to start streaming on Twitch. We’re here to help. (If you haven’t built yourself a streaming PC, read our Guide to Building a PC for Game Streaming.)

This quick guide should take you from a streaming novice to confident broadcaster. Don’t forget that if you’re using a public internet connection, find the best vpn for streaming so that you’re secure.

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Our Top 60 Games in the Steam Winter Sale 2015

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When doth cometh the Lord GabeN, bearing gifts? Every yuletide, of course!

Every year, Steam has several sales, usually coinciding with the various holidays. Two days ago, Steam’s Winter sales started, bringing down the prices of over 10,000 different games.

Some people would say that 10,000 is a large number of games, and we would agree. We have combed through the sales, and picked out about 60 titles that we liked the most. We split the recommendations in bigger and smaller titles. Since there are so many games on sale, we only looked at games with discounts of 50% or more.

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Holiday 2015 Gift Guide for PC Gamers, by a Gamer (YouTuber RecklessYuki)

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Still looking for the right gift for the PC gamer in your life? Not sure what to buy for them? Why not Check out Coolest-Gadgets for more information on gaming keypads? Take a look at the latest games and buy one for them!

Our good friend, the smooth-voiced YouTube gaming sensation RecklessYuki, just released a gamer gift guide for the 2015 holiday season. Watch it here:

If you haven’t checked out Yuki’s channel before, he makes great videos on custom PC builds and 4K gameplay footage. Really, check it out.

Here are the products mentioned in the video, in order of appearance:

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Windows 10: What’s New, and How Does it Perform?

James

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As of today, Windows 10 is officially here. On the whole, the initial reviews are very positive, even if some might caution to wait a month or two before upgrading to avoid the early kinks and bugs. If you do find that installing Windows 10 has slowed down your laptop, there are ways to speed it back up for more efficient computer use. It’s worth doing some research into, especially so you can get the full effect of what Windows 10 has to offer.

So, what’s new about Windows 10, how does it perform, and why should you (eventually) upgrade?

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AMD Launches the R9 Fury (non-X) for $550

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AMD has released its second graphics card to utilize it’s new high-bandwidth memory, the R9 Fury. This follows the release of the R9 Fury X just a few weeks ago.

After reading through reviews and benchmarks (linked below), we can confirm several expectations. The non-X Fury is definitely the “little brother” card to the $650 Fury X, being both slower and cheaper.

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Dear Game Publishers: PC Gamers Will Wait for a Good Port

James

We just want to glide over Gotham at 60 FPS.

Once again, PC gamers have been reminded to never trust a console port on launch day.

Yesterday, Batman: Arkham Knight launched simultaneously on consoles and PC. It should have been a joyous occasion for PC-gaming Batman fans, but it wasn’t.

The problem? Arkham Knight’s PC port is apparently “disastrous,” “garbage,” and “suffering from major issues.” AMD and NVIDIA players are both reporting major framerate and audio problems, the game comes with a default 30 FPS cap, and the textures on PC are allegedly worse than the console versions.

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