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  • PCIe 4.0 – What’s New and Should You Upgrade?

    AMD secured the honor of being the first company to bring PCIe Gen 4 in desktop PCs with their launch of the X570 chipset in June of 2019 at Computex. PCIe 4.0 promises to bring a lot of improvements to the PCI Express interface as it is the biggest change…

  • Nvidia NVLink vs SLI – Differences and Comparison

    Ever since it became possible to use multiple Graphics cards in a system, we have seen enthusiasts crave beastly machines with 2, 3, or even 4 graphics cards installed in them at the same time. PCs with multiple graphics cards were considered to be the absolute best that the industry…

  • Resizable PCIe BAR and AMD Smart Access Memory Explained

    October 28th, 2020 market a pretty significant milestone for AMD’s Radeon division as they released their brand new Radeon RX 6000 series of graphics cards based on the RDNA2 architecture. The 3 new graphics cards in the series, the AMD Radeon RX 6800, the RX 6800 XT, and the RX…

  • PC Power Supply Buying Guide – How to Choose The PSU For Your Gaming PC

    The power supply is easily one of the most under-rated and under-appreciated components in a gaming system. First time builders usually have a hard time researching and choosing the best power supply for their needs. This is simply because there are hundreds of power supplies in the market and there…

  • RAM Timings: CAS, RAS, tRCD, tRP, tRAS Explained

    RAM is actually one of the most crucial components in a computer but it rarely gets the same amount of thought and effort put into it as the other components when it comes to the buying decision. Usually, capacity is the only thing that general consumers seem to care about…

  • GPU Boost – Nvidia’s Self Boosting Algorithm Explained

    Graphics Card technologies have progressed by leaps and bounds over the last few generations with each generation bringing a substantial improvement not only in the overall performance of the cards but also in the features that the cards offer. It is no surprise that it is vital for both Nvidia…

  • Apple M1 Chip vs. Intel x86 Processors: What is the Difference?

    June 22nd, 2020 marked a very significant milestone for Apple with the announcement of a brand new line of custom desktop and mobile CPUs branded as “Apple Silicon”. Up until that point and even at the time of writing, Apple has been partnered with Intel for the provision of CPUs…

  • Nvidia RT Cores vs. AMD Ray Accelerators – Explained

    With the first generation of RTX Graphics cards in 2018, Nvidia introduced the world to a brand new feature that was supposed to change the landscape of gaming as we know it. The first generation RTX 2000 series graphics cards were based on the new Turing architecture and brought along…

  • Palit Gaming Pro GeForce RTX 3070 – Cooler Analysis

    The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 immediately became one of the most popular tech products to come out this year after its announcement on September 1st, 2020. PC gaming enthusiasts were extremely excited to get their hands on Nvidia’s shiny new graphics card which promised similar or better performance than the…

  • Palit Gaming Pro GeForce RTX 3070 – PCB Analysis

    On September 1st, 2020 Nvidia announced their brand new RTX 3000 series of graphics cards which were received very positively by the general public and reviewers alike. A big driving force behind their positive reception was the fact that Nvidia released the RTX 3080 at $699 and the RTX 3070…

  • AMD RDNA2 Architectural Improvements Explained

    On October 28th, 2020 AMD’s Radeon division announced their highly anticipated RX 6000 series of graphics cards based on the brand new RDNA 2 architecture. These new graphics cards take the already established RDNA 1 architecture and improve upon it massively, to the point that we are expecting AMD’s new…

  • How to Tune an AMD Ryzen 3000 series CPU with CTR – Advanced Guide

    On September 29th, 2020, Yuri Bubily (who goes by the handle @1usmus) launched his amazing new tool known as Clock Tuner for Ryzen. This tool was expected to be an incredible auto-overclocking tool that could use the built-in testing features to find out the ideal overclocking and undervolting values for…

  • Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS 2.0) Explained

    DLSS or Deep Learning Super Sampling is Nvidia’s technique for smart upscaling, which can take an image rendered at a lower resolution and upscale it to a higher resolution display, thus providing more performance than native rendering. Nvidia introduced this technique with the first generation of the RTX series of…

  • Intel Iris Xe MAX Discrete GPU – What You Need To Know

    Intel has been open about its adventures in the GPU development space for quite some time now. The company has dabbled with the idea in the past, but now they have come out and confirmed their efforts to develop their own discrete graphics card and mobile GPU solutions. After a…

  • GDDR6X Technical Improvements Explained

    On September 1st, 2020 Nvidia announced its brand new RTX 3000 series of graphics cards which promised unprecedented levels of performance not only in traditional rasterized rendering but also in raytracing. The RTX 3000 series of cards would go on to become some of the fastest cards in the market…

  • Apple Silicon And What It Means For Intel

    On June 22nd. 2020 Apple announced that it would be transitioning its Mac lineup from Intel’s CPUs to “Apple Silicon” which means that future Mac and MacBook computers from Apple will no longer have Intel CPUs inside them. Apple has planned that its entire computer product range will be powered…

  • How Processor TDP Ratings Can Be Misleading

    If you have ever been in the market for a CPU, there is a solid chance that you might have come across a little rating known as TDP. This is a rating that is often thrown around in arguments or recommendations and it is actually quite widely misunderstood. TDP stands…

  • Intel Optane vs AMD StoreMi – What is the Difference?

    Ever since the time of big and bulky magnetic drives back in the day, computer users have always craved both more storage as well as faster storage. The venerable mechanical hard drive is still the backbone of most of our storage needs, providing large storage space for relatively low prices.…

  • Ray Tracing vs Rasterized Rendering – Explained

    Following the launch of Nvidia’s Turing family of GPU’s in 2018, the world of gaming saw an exponential increase in the discussion about a feature known as “Ray Tracing”. Nvidia’s then-brand-new “RTX” series of graphics cards brought support for something called “Real-Time Ray Tracing” in games. Most people were unsure…

  • How Wrong AIO Mounting Orientation Could Be Damaging your CPU

    Liquid or water-cooling nowadays is considered the most optimal way of keeping your CPU temperatures in check. These coolers provide much better performance than most air coolers, while also delivering better quality-of-life features like lower noise levels and better aesthetics. It doesn’t come as a surprise that most modern gaming…

  • Which RAID Array is Best for You?

    If you have ever thought about making a NAS device or a server, or have just dabbled in the world of storage you have probably heard of RAID. The full form of RAID is actually “Redundant Array of Independent (or Inexpensive) Disks”. The main purpose of this array is to…

  • AMD Zen 3 Architectural Improvements: Explained

    On October 8th, 2020 AMD announced it’s brand new Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors based on the Zen 3 architecture. This announcement was one of the most anticipated PC hardware announcements of the year. Ever since the launch of the original Zen architecture in 2017, AMD has been on a…

  • Advanced Guide to Buying an SSD: NAND types, DRAM Cache, HMB Explained

    Storage is one of the most vital components of any computer. Ever since the days of the physically gigantic 64KB drives, storage has become an increasingly important part of a computer. It is one of the most sensitive parts of a computer too since it holds all your precious data.…

  • How To Set Up Your Mesh WiFi Network

    So, you have gone out, hopped on the bandwagon, and gone ahead and purchased yourself a Mesh WiFi network. You are now here trying to figure out how to install it which is what brings you here. Well, firstly, congratulations. You made one of the smartest internet investments you could.…

  • Mesh WiFi Routers Purchasing Guide

    Mesh WiFi router networks are the latest technology when it comes to WiFi routers. Traditional WiFi routers have limitations in signal connectivity based on how close or far you are from the primary access point. To extend the reach of your WiFi connection in a classical setup, you have to…