TweakTown's Latest Articles
Check out our latest articles. Scroll down and you'll see that the content is split into our various categories. We have listed the latest ten articles for each, but you can drill down further by going to the dedicated page for that category.
Audio, Sound & Speakers
Ask the Experts: Issues with new Xiaomi Mi AirDots stuttering, what's wrong?
Ask the Experts: Manaav from New Zealand is facing issues with his Xiaomi Mi AirDots stuttering, we try to help. | Apr 11, 2020 8:20 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Best gaming headset with a budget of $70-$90?
Ask the Experts: Sayai from Indonesia has a budget of up to $90 and wants to know the best gaming headset for his money. | Apr 3, 2020 7:07 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Which add-on sound card should I pick for my new PC build?
Ask the Experts: Joey wants to know which sound card he should pick for his new PC. | Feb 9, 2020 8:45 PM CST
Ask the Experts: What do you recommend for a good headset with microphone built in?
Ask the Experts: Howard is on the hunt for a quality headset for around the $200 mark. | Jan 7, 2020 10:36 PM CST
TweakTown's Best Reviewed Audio Products of 2015
We take a look back at the best performing TweakTown reviewed products of 2015 across all audio platforms. | Dec 20, 2015 7:55 PM CST
Ask the Experts: HDMI audio output not working with fresh install of Windows 8 and Intel HD graphics, please help!
Windows 8's shipping driver for Intel HD graphics has issues with HDMI audio output, here's a fix. | Oct 30, 2012 1:19 PM CDT
TweakTown's 2010 Mid Year Audio Roundup
2010 has already brought us an interesting array of new audio products & ideas. Today we consolidate and look back at some of the standout items. | Jun 14, 2010 8:46 AM CDT
Dolby Labs Interviewed Regarding PC Audio
Our audiophile James interviews Devon Bergman of Dolby Labs' PC segment to discuss the company's involvement with regard to PC audio. | Jul 21, 2009 12:06 AM CDT
HyperSonic Sound (HSS) Technology - Reinventing Sound
It's not every day that a new technology comes along which promises to change our day to day lives profoundly, but today is one of those days. | Jul 15, 2009 11:08 PM CDT
TweakTown's 2009 Mid Year Audio Roundup
So far this year we have seen an interesting array of new audio products & ideas. Today we consolidate & look back at some of the standout items. | Jun 20, 2009 12:09 AM CDT
Cases, Cooling & PSU
AORUS AP1200PM 80 PLUS Platinum Digital Power Supply Preview
We go hands-on with the new AORUS AP1200PM 80 PLUS Platinum Digital PSU which has quite a few surprises lined up for you. | May 20, 2022 10:19 AM CDT
Ask the Experts: My PC with AIO Liquid Cooler keeps overheating, what's the problem?
Ask the Experts: Angel has a Vetroo V360 AIO Liquid Cooler which keeps overheating the CPU - we try and help with the problem. | Apr 6, 2022 3:10 PM CDT
TweakTown Chassis Testing and Methodology 2021
TweakTown gets a new chassis test system for 2021! Grab a drink and find out how and why we test the way we do right here. | Mar 12, 2021 9:26 AM CST
Ask the Experts: Which AIO CPU cooler is recommended for use with AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X?
Ask the Experts: Evan wants to know which all-in-one CPU liquid cooler we recommend for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X processor. | Aug 3, 2020 4:15 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Which replacement CPU cooler will fit the HP Omen Obelisk gaming PC?
Ask the Experts: Jimmy is looking at replacing the CPU cooler in his HP Omen Obelisk and wants to know which one will fit. | Jul 19, 2020 5:50 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: How do I connect the cooling fans to the NZXT Kraken X53?
Ask the Experts: Giovanni from Italy is having some trouble figuring out how to connect the cooling fans to his new NZXT Kraken X53. | Jun 4, 2020 7:07 PM CDT
TweakTown's 2020 CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology
TweakTown gets a new CPU cooler test system! Find out how and why we test the way we do. | Jun 2, 2020 9:09 AM CDT
Ask the Experts: Best CPU cooler replacement for HP Omen Obelisk?
Ask the Experts: Ashley from the USA wants to know which CPU cooler replacement he should buy for his HP Omen Obelisk. | Apr 15, 2020 7:42 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Some concerns about cooling a hot running OG Xbox One
Ask the Experts: William has some questions about his options on cooling his hot running OG Xbox One. | Mar 10, 2020 7:52 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Concerns with the performance of NZXT X62 and X63 AIO coolers
Ask the Experts: Stephan looks to be possibly considering buying a new AIO cooler but has some concerns about some of NZXT's models. | Mar 2, 2020 8:08 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Is Intel's Core i5-12600KF processor a good CPU for a gaming PC?
Ask the Experts: Jeff is a first time gaming PC builder and wants to know if the Intel Core i5-12600KF is a good choice or not. | Jul 5, 2022 4:45 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: What upgrades should I consider for smoother gameplay in Star Citizen?
Ask the Experts: Jayson wants to know what PC upgrades he should consider for smoother gameplay performance with Star Citizen. | May 27, 2022 5:13 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Which should I pick - the ASUS ROG GA15DK or Alienware Aurora R10?
Ask the Experts: Alex has the choice between the ASUS ROG Strix GA15DK or Alienware Aurora R10, and we help decide which is best. | May 24, 2022 4:25 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Can I upgrade my HP Pavilion P6000 PC to improve gaming performance?
Ask the Experts: Dave is wondering how much he can upgrade his HP Pavilion P6000 series PC to improve gaming performance. | Aug 30, 2021 2:50 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: What parts or gaming PC should I buy to hit 120+ FPS in Apex Legends?
Ask the Experts: Ishan from the UK is curious to know what gaming PC or parts he should buy for a solid gaming experience in Apex. | Aug 29, 2021 4:40 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: My computer is freezing while playing Warzone, what's wrong with it?
Ask the Experts: Jason is having trouble with his gaming PC and Warzone randomly freezing and crashing - we try to help out. | Aug 16, 2021 12:56 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Having trouble getting display output from new Ryzen 5 gaming PC build
Ask the Experts: Rayne is having trouble getting any display output to his monitor on his newly build AMD Ryzen 5 gaming PC build. | May 2, 2021 4:34 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Questions about airflow and dust plus advice on parts for new PC build
Ask the Experts: David is in the process of building a new gaming PC and has questions regarding airflow, dust, and more. | Apr 27, 2021 7:07 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Which CPU and GPU should I buy for triple-screen iRacing gaming rig?
Ask the Experts: Marty is building a new PC gaming rig for playing iRacing on a triple-monitor 55' setup at 1080p and 120Hz. | Apr 12, 2021 8:10 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Which new Lenovo PC should I go with for office-type applications?
Ask the Experts: Connie is looking at upgrading her aging Lenovo PC with a new one and we provide some advice right here. | Apr 7, 2021 4:25 PM CDT
CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs
AMD Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPUs: Everything You Need To Know
AMD's next-gen Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPUs are here: Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and Ryzen 5 7600X ready to rock and roll on AM5. | Sep 1, 2022 1:12 AM CDT
Ask the Experts: Which CPU upgrade should I consider from the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X?
Ask the Experts: Anthony is looking at upgrading his AMD Ryzen 5 2600X CPU to something better. We offer our advice on the topic. | May 31, 2022 5:05 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: What's the best AMD CPU I can pair with the MSI B450 Max motherboard?
Ask the Experts: Dane wants to upgrade his PC and wants to know the best AMD CPU he can add to his MSI B450 Max motherboard. | Sep 7, 2021 4:12 PM CDT
Intel Core i7-11700K vs AMD Ryzen 7 3800X: 1080p, 1440p and 4K gaming
Intel's new Core i7-11700K gets tested against AMD's Ryzen 7 3800X at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K -- how does it compare? Let's find out. | May 12, 2021 10:06 AM CDT
Ask the Experts: Should I buy an AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or Intel Core i3 10th Gen CPU?
Ask the Experts: Shah from Pakistan is weighing up whether to buy an AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or Intel Core i3 10th Gen processor. | Jan 20, 2021 4:16 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Intel i9-10900K CPU + $400 cash for my ZOTAC RTX 3070 - good trade?
Ask the Experts: Tao got offered an Intel i9-10900K and $400 for his ZOTAC RTX 3070 and wants to know if it's a good trade or not. | Jan 15, 2021 8:42 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Should I buy an Intel Core i5 9600K or a 10th-gen Core CPU for gaming?
Ask the Experts: Kevin is having trouble deciding if he should buy an Intel Core i5 9600K or 10th-gen Core CPU for his gaming PC. | Nov 12, 2020 8:10 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Which AMD Ryzen CPU should I buy and should I buy a CPU now or wait?
Ask the Experts: Navin has already bought a GIGABYTE B450 DS3H and wants to know if he should buy an AMD CPU now or later. | Sep 26, 2020 4:28 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: What should I upgrade to be able to play Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077?
Ask the Experts: Simon wants to know what he should do with his gaming PC to be able to play Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077. | Sep 22, 2020 5:05 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Any tips for overclocking my Intel Core i7 8700K processor?
Ask the Experts: Mathew from the USA wants to get our opinion and some tips on overclocking his Intel Core i7 8700K CPU. | Jul 12, 2020 3:37 PM CDT
Displays & Projectors
Ask the Experts: What's the best way to switch monitors between work PC and home PC?
Ask the Experts: Tim wants to know how he can switch multiple monitors between his work PC and home PC - we try and assist. | Apr 11, 2022 9:20 PM CDT
ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ First Impressions: Yeah, You Want This Monitor
The new flagship ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ gaming monitor is here, rocking the new HDMI 2.1 connectivity and offering up to 4K 144Hz. | May 27, 2021 3:58 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Refresh rates vs. FPS, what is better for optimal gaming experience?
Ask the Experts: Petros from Canada has some questions surrounding refresh rates and frames per second, which we try to clear up. | Jan 21, 2021 3:10 PM CST
Ask the Experts: What monitor should I consider to pair with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080?
Ask the Experts: Brady from Australia has build a new high-end gaming PC and wants some advice on which monitor to buy to suit it. | Dec 3, 2020 4:40 PM CST
Ask the Experts: What monitor config is best for 1440p and what GPU should I buy?
Ask the Experts: Anthony wants our opinion on which gaming monitor he should buy for 1440p and also what GPU he should consider. | Oct 13, 2020 5:54 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Which monitor for my rig? 24-inch 1080p 144Hz or 27-inch 1440p 144Hz?
Ask the Experts: Detto wants to know which gaming monitor would be best for his computer. | May 12, 2020 4:40 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Budget gaming monitor selection, BenQ GW2283 or LG 22mk430h?
Ask the Experts: Lee is after our opinion on which budget gaming monitor to pick between a BenQ and LG model. | Oct 12, 2019 11:21 PM CDT
How NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR Enhances Your Favorite PC Games
NVIDIA's new G-Sync HDR monitors take GeForce gaming to the next level. Are you ready? | Jul 30, 2018 11:22 PM CDT
ASUS ROG SWIFT PG258Q: Crazy Fast Gaming @ 1080p 240Hz
ASUS hits 240Hz at 1080p with its new ROG SWIFT PG258Q gaming monitor, and its insanely fast and awesome. Here's our look at it. | Feb 24, 2017 4:27 PM CST
ViewSonic's 1440p 165Hz Monitor: Best Gaming Display?
ViewSonic's 1440p 165Hz and NVIDIA G-Sync-capable XG2703-GS is one of the best gaming monitors money can buy right now. We discuss why. | Feb 7, 2017 1:54 PM CST
Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered Benchmarked: 8K with DLSS 2.4 + FSR 2.0
Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered on the PC is a masterpiece of PC port, now tested at the glorious 8K resolution with NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 and FSR 2.0 benched. | Aug 23, 2022 9:18 AM CDT
EzBench Benchmark Benchmarked: UE5 + Ray Tracing + 8K Textures
EzBench Benchmark is a free download on Steam: based on Unreal Engine 5, with ray tracing and 8K textures it'll CRUSH your GPU. | May 19, 2022 6:19 AM CDT
Forza Horizon 5 Benchmarked: 1080p, 1440p, 4K Test Driven
Forza Horizon 5 is here, with the PC version of the game looking pretty damn beautiful -- let's see how it performs with GPUs. | Apr 13, 2022 9:41 AM CDT
Cyberpunk 2077 Benchmarked, Again: This Time, With Ray Tracing + DLSS
Cyberpunk 2077's new v1.5 update includes a built-in benchmark, so we enabled ray tracing and DLSS and re-ran out graphics cards. | Apr 1, 2022 9:40 AM CDT
Cyberpunk 2077 Benchmarked, Again: v1.5 Update With Built-In Benchmark
Cyberpunk 2077's latest update adds an awesome built-in benchmark, and lets you stress test your PC like Crysis should've. | Feb 28, 2022 8:53 AM CST
Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Benchmarked at 8K: 16GB VRAM Required
Battlefield 2042 Open Beta is here, benchmarked with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and AMD + NVIDIA GPUs at the ridiculous 8K resolution. | Oct 11, 2021 6:09 AM CDT
Far Cry 6 Benchmarked: 1080p, 1440p, 4K
Ubisoft's latest Far Cry 6 benchmarked at 4K, 1440p, and 1080p -- packs a built-in benchmark, and ray tracing, FSR, and more. | Oct 6, 2021 5:00 AM CDT
Red Dead Redemption 2 Benchmarked at 8K with DLSS: 8K @ 60FPS Achieved
Rockstar's new update for Red Dead Redemption 2 adds support for NVIDIA DLSS tech, so I benched it at the insane 8K resolution. | Jul 28, 2021 7:25 AM CDT
Godfall Benched at 8K and FSR: Radeon RX 6900 XT vs GeForce RTX 3090
Godfall is one of the biggest games that supports AMD's new DLSS competitor, FSR -- so let's crank it to 8K and bench some GPUs! | Jun 29, 2021 3:28 PM CDT
Cyberpunk 2077 Benched at 8K with Ray Tracing: RTX 3090 vs RX 6900 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 recently had its new update adding Ray Tracing support for AMD Radeon GPUs, it's time to bench again at 8K! | Jun 24, 2021 9:24 AM CDT
XPG Xenia 15 Gaming Laptop Preview - An Early Look
XPG was kind enough to give us an exclusive early look at its upcoming gaming laptop, the Xenia 15. Let's check it out right here. | Sep 22, 2021 8:00 AM CDT
Ask the Experts: Can I add an extra SSD to my Lenovo Legion 5i laptop?
Ask the Experts: Anthony wants to know if he can add a 1TB M.2 SSD in the secondary slot without losing performance - we help out. | Sep 6, 2021 4:25 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Improving performance of the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 for productivity
Ask the Experts: Shraddha wants to know how to tweak the performance of his ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 laptop for better productivity. | Mar 21, 2021 2:58 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: What's the best gaming laptop for MMORPG, Lenovo Y540 or ASUS TUF?
Ask the Experts: Andrew is deciding whether to buy an ASUS or Lenovo gaming laptop for MMORPG games. We try to help him out. | Mar 8, 2021 2:24 PM CST
GIGABYTE AORUS 15P (Comet Lake) Gaming Laptop Deep Dive
GIGABYTE's AORUS 15P gaming laptop based on the Intel Comet Lake platform gets fully investigated. Join us for a close look! | Sep 26, 2020 12:15 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: FPS drops with Lenovo Y520-15IKBN laptop, what could be the issue?
Ask the Experts: Edy is experiencing issues with FPS gaming drops on his Lenovo Y520-15IKBN laptop, we try to help him out. | Sep 14, 2020 7:07 PM CDT
GIGABYTE AORUS 15G (Comet Lake) Gaming Laptop Deep Dive
We get down and dirty with GIGABYTE's AORUS 15G (Intel Comet Lake based) gaming laptop. Join us as we explore what it's all about. | Jul 20, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
Ask the Experts: How can I increase the graphics performance of my Dell G5 15 laptop?
Ask the Experts: Matt wants to know if he can improve the gaming / graphics performance of his Dell G5 15 laptop. | May 5, 2020 9:13 PM CDT
GIGABYTE and Microsoft Azure AI Notebook Performance Investigation
Can Microsoft's Azure AI for mobile computing really help boost performance of a laptop? Join us on our discovery. | Sep 17, 2019 5:06 PM CDT
A look at Dell rugged products in the lab and wild
Dell invited us to its offices in Texas to experience firsthand its work on its rugged notebooks and tablets. Panasonic Toughbook, look out. | Oct 7, 2016 2:54 PM CDT
Samsung Galaxy S20 Smartphones: Everything You Need To Know
Samsung's new Galaxy S20 smartphones are here: 8K video, 120Hz display, 5G connectivity, and SO much more. | Feb 11, 2020 8:02 PM CST
Google's new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones detailed
Google unveils their new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones and we go into detail about them right here. | Oct 5, 2017 2:56 PM CDT
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - Is Bigger Always Better?
Samsung kills the Apple iPhone 7 Plus before it was even released with their new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. | Aug 24, 2016 7:05 PM CDT
Apple's new iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, iOS 9, and Pencil Explained
Apple got the attention of many tech consumers again this week as it announced its new iPhones, iPad Pro, iOS 9, Pencil, and more. Here's our overview. | Sep 11, 2015 10:02 AM CDT
LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge - The Battle of Android
If you thought the Galaxy S6 was the only high-end Android out right now, the G4 is here to show you the removeable battery and SD card slot aren't gone. | Jun 30, 2015 6:16 PM CDT
BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Unboxing + First Impressions
The first 24 hours with the new BlackBerry Passport have been... interesting, weird, wide, different, surprising, strange, and did I mention weird? | Dec 2, 2014 3:50 PM CST
Smartphone Showdown - Galaxy S5, Note 3, Xperia Z2, G3 and Nexus 5
We pit five of the best phones on the market against one another, in a battle of the flagship Android smartphone showdown. Who takes the benchmark crown? | Oct 28, 2014 4:04 PM CDT
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone Unboxing & First Impressions
After years of not touching an iPhone, the 6 Plus is here, and after a few hours playing with Apple's largest phone yet, here's what I think about it. | Oct 17, 2014 4:03 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Which smartphone should I buy? Sony Xperia Z2, LG G3 or Galaxy S5?
Akshay wants to buy a new smartphone, but wants some help deciding between Samsung, LG and Sony's latest handsets. | Jul 22, 2014 10:55 PM CDT
Facebook acquiring Oculus VR could do wonders for VR
Oculus VR being acquired by Facebook isn't all VR doom and gloom; it could be just what the doctor ordered. Read on as Anthony discusses in this editorial. | Apr 12, 2014 8:38 AM CDT
Supermicro SuperO C9Z590-CGW Motherboard Detailed
Supermicro's SuperO Z590 C9Z590-CGW packs high-level connectivity with old-school motherboard design. Let's dig in and learn more! | May 21, 2021 10:10 AM CDT
Ask the Experts: What's the best AMD motherboard for under $200 for Ryzen 3200G CPU?
Ask the Experts: Lamont is curious about an AMD motherboard upgrade for his Ryzen 3200G, but we suggest a CPU upgrade instead. | Jan 24, 2021 4:50 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Which CPU and motherboard should I pick for best future upgradability?
Ask the Experts: Sebastien wants to know which CPU and motherboard he should pick for best future upgradability over three years. | Dec 21, 2020 7:42 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Which motherboard should I buy for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X overclocking?
Ask the Experts: Tomas wants to know which board he should consider for overclocking the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU. | Jun 30, 2020 8:25 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: What's the best CPU and GPU for the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard?
Ask the Experts: David wants to know the best GPU and CPU for his MSI B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard. | May 16, 2020 5:39 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Best motherboard for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X and Corsair 3600MHz RAM?
Ask the Experts: Leo from the UK wants to know what motherboard to buy to pair with his new Ryzen 9 3900X CPU and Corsair RAM. | Apr 22, 2020 6:55 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Will my current X299 motherboard support Intel's Core i9-10980XE CPU?
Ask the Experts: Farshad is wondering if his current X299 motherboard will support Intel's Core i9-10980XE Extreme Edition processor. | Nov 1, 2019 10:33 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: What is making my ASUS X570 F motherboard based system wake?
Ask the Experts: Heart wants to know what is making his new X570 system wake and go back to sleep repeatedly. | Oct 24, 2019 11:28 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: AMD B450 or X570 motherboard for new build with Ryzen 7 3700X CPU?
Ask the Experts: Omri wants to know which board, B450 or X570, he should pick for his new PC build featuring AMD's Ryzen 7 3700X processor. | Aug 31, 2019 1:39 PM CDT
ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 Motherboard Preview
We take a quick look at the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7, check it out! | May 17, 2019 10:00 AM CDT
Extendable Routers: Benefits of Wi-Fi 6 and DIY mesh platforms like ASUS AiMesh
We discuss the benefits of building your own ASUS mesh network with the RT-AX3000 and RT-AX55 routers, including cost savings and why Wi-Fi 6 is better! | Feb 8, 2023 8:40 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Issues with Intel AX201 Wi-Fi module compatibility and ASUS Z490
Ask the Experts: Timmy is having issues getting his Intel AX201 Wi-Fi module to work with his ASUS Prime Z490-P motherboard. | Sep 10, 2020 10:08 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Will the Killer 1650x Wi-Fi Key E module work with the ASUS Z490-A?
Ask the Experts: Ryan wants to know if the Killer 1650x Wi-Fi M.2 Key E module will work with the ASUS Z490-A motherboard. | Aug 11, 2020 7:45 PM CDT
A look at Dell CinemaStream powered by Smartbyte
We take a look at Dell CinemaStream powered by Smartbyte, and how it provides a more powerful way to connect and monitor your networking. | May 29, 2020 3:33 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Are there better wireless mesh solutions than the NETGEAR Orbi Pro?
Ask the Experts: Erik recently bought a NETGEAR Orbi Pro, but wants to know if there are better wireless options out there. | Feb 18, 2020 8:19 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Which m.2 Key E slot Wi-Fi card should on my new system?
Ask the Experts: Kevin wants to know which m.2 Key E slot Wi-Fi card he should buy for his new system. | Nov 12, 2019 11:44 PM CST
Ask the Experts: What's the best option for PCIe Wi-Fi cards at the moment?
Ask the Experts: James from the USA asks us about PCIe wireless networking cards and what to buy, Tyler answers. | Aug 8, 2019 1:23 AM CDT
ASRock Multi-Gigabit Performance: 10GbE/5GbE/2.5G Networking
Motherboard manufacturers ditch gigabit for faster network performance. | Feb 14, 2019 10:00 PM CST
Netgear Insight Business Storage and Networking Management
Could Insight help you? | Nov 14, 2018 10:00 PM CST
Netgear Business 16-Port PoE+ GS116PP Overview
We look over Netgear's Business 16-Port PoE+ GS116PPs, one of the latest unmanaged network solutions. | Jul 4, 2018 10:00 AM CDT
Secretlab SoftWeave: Gaming Chairs Go Next-Gen
Secretlab unveils their new SoftWeave series, their first custom made fabric and first-ever non-leather chair. | Oct 8, 2018 5:30 AM CDT
AZIO MK Retro Classic Typewriter Keyboard Preview
We preview AZIO's MK Retro Classic typewriter backlit mechanical keyboard which only has nine days left in its Indiegogo campaign. | Jul 30, 2017 6:42 PM CDT
ROCCAT's Power-Grid for Android - Control your PC from smartphone
ROCCAT's new Power-Grid app for Android is pretty impressive on paper, but will it stand up to TweakTown standards? Let's check it out in detail. | Dec 13, 2013 9:01 AM CST
Four-way Gaming Mouse Roundup: G9X, XAI, Abyssus and SideWinder X8
We pit four of the best names in gaming mice; Logitech, SteelSeries, Razer and Microsoft to see who can deliver the best all-round gaming weapon. | May 19, 2010 6:05 AM CDT
Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard
Microsoft continues down the path of the dark side with an all new gaming series keyboard. | Oct 15, 2008 11:00 PM CDT
Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack
Tiny mice for tiny hands? Not so with Microsoft's latest laptop accessory. | Oct 12, 2008 11:00 PM CDT
The Perfect Razer Desktop
Razer have dished up a triple whammy this time with a desktop setup that's going to turn your red squishy heart blue. | Jun 26, 2008 11:00 PM CDT
SteelSeries Ikari Optical and Laser Mice
Desperate to improve your frag count? Could be time to retire the old rodent for a fine-tuned offering from SteelSeries. | Mar 20, 2008 11:00 PM CDT
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
The G15 from Logitech oozes charm and seductive aesthetics, but how's it fair as a true gamers keyboard? Pop inside! | Mar 4, 2008 11:00 PM CST
Sandio's 3D Mouse - Game 02
There are some oddball mice floating around on the market, but nothing quite like this. Innovation's the key word here. | Dec 5, 2007 11:00 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Why is XMP causing my G.Skill Ripjaws V RAM to blue screen Windows?
Ask the Experts: Tyson is having trouble using XMP and his G.Skill Ripjaws V 3000MHz memory, with Windows getting blue screens. | Apr 13, 2022 8:23 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: How to upgrade the memory on an ASUS Rampage III Extreme Black Edition
Ask the Experts: Bob wants to know his options when it comes to upgrading the RAM on his ASUS Rampage III Extreme Black Edition. | Sep 9, 2021 3:50 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Having trouble hitting 4266MHz DDR4 RAM speeds with AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Ask the Experts: Jason is having trouble hitting 4266MHz on his new AMD Ryzen 5950X-based gaming PC and we try and help out. | Apr 15, 2021 4:20 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: What is the best memory kit for use with AMD Ryzen 5 and ASUS B550?
Ask the Experts: Handy from Indonesia is trying to decide what is the best memory for his Ryzen 5 5600X and ASUS B550 system. | Mar 4, 2021 12:03 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Should I buy 3200MHz or 3600MHz RAM for use with AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X?
Ask the Experts: Peter from the UK is on the market for some memory to use with an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU and wants to know what to buy. | Dec 6, 2020 2:28 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Should I buy DDR4 RAM or wait for DDR5 RAM, and is 3200MHz enough?
Ask the Experts: Varun from India is a little ahead of the game, but wants to know if he should buy DDR4 RAM now or wait for DDR5. | Nov 1, 2020 1:36 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Issues with gaming stability when using my DDR4 RAM's XMP settings
Ask the Experts: Ati is having trouble with some of his games exiting to desktop when using his DDR4 RAM's XMP settings. | Feb 4, 2020 10:22 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Do RAM sub timings make much of a difference to system performance?
Ask the Experts: Ben wants to know if memory sub timings make much of a difference to performance. | Jan 18, 2020 11:20 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Blue screens when running additional memory module while gaming
Ask the Experts: Dan added an additional memory module to his rig and is now seeing BSODs while gaming. | Dec 30, 2019 11:35 PM CST
Ask the Experts: Having trouble getting four DDR4 DIMMs running in XMP on X570
Ask the Experts: Etutam from Spain is having issues getting four DDR4 3200MHz memory modules running together in XMP on his new AMD X570 motherboard. | Oct 8, 2019 11:07 PM CDT
Solidigm Synergy 2.0 SSD Software with benchmarks - Driving the Future
We've seen many proprietary SSD toolboxes and even some proprietary NVMe drivers over the years. Now we have Solidigm pushing them both even further. | May 3, 2023 9:00 AM CDT
Crucial T700 2TB Gen5 12,000 MBs SSD Preview - 20 Percent More
Micron brings forth its 2000MT 232L flash through its retail arm Crucial, whose 12,400 MBs capable T700 PCIe Gen5 SSD offers up 20 percent more throughput. | Apr 17, 2023 2:00 AM CDT
Phison E26 B58R 1,600MT 2TB SSD Preview - PCIe Gen5 storage is here
Just as they were with PCIe Gen4, Phison is once again the first to bring PCIe Gen5 SSDs for mass consumption. 10,000 MB/s, oh yeah! | Jan 3, 2023 12:25 PM CST
Silicon Motion SM2267XT DRAMless Laptop SSD Preview - Speed and Efficiency
Chosen by Lenovo to power its YOGA 9i 2-in-1 notebook, the Union Memory A630 SSD is powered by SMI's SM2267XT DRAMless controller. | Nov 17, 2022 9:25 AM CST
Storage Showdown - Intel Alder Lake vs. AMD Zen 4
AMD's new 7000 series CPUs are all the rage at the moment, trading blows with Intel for supremacy, but how's the storage performance? Let's find out. | Oct 5, 2022 12:51 AM CDT
Phison I/O+ Technology Preview - DirectStorage Gaming Companion
MS DirectStorage gaming is about to arrive and Phison is prepared to deliver direct to GPU texture streams at the highest level. | Aug 2, 2022 10:00 AM CDT
Phison PS5019-E19T 1113 BGA SSD Preview - The Chosen One
Chosen by Dell to power its flagship XPS 13 notebook, Phison's tiny PS5019-E19T 1113 BGA SSD is turning heads across the industry. | Jul 18, 2022 4:58 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Can I mix and match SSDs in a RAID configuration in my Acer Nitro 5?
Ask the Experts: Joe seeks clarification regarding upgrade the 256GB SSD in his system to a 512GB SSD and we try to help out. | May 25, 2022 4:15 PM CDT
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 8TB SSD Preview - Size Matters
We've seen glimpses of it and have lusted over it for obvious reasons, now we have a pre-production sample in hand for testing. | Dec 28, 2021 8:08 AM CST
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus PS5 SSD Temperature & Speed Test Analysis
Should you buy a heat sink for your PS5's expansion SSD? Which PCIe 4.0 SSD should you buy? Our tests deliver a few answers. | Oct 31, 2021 5:12 PM CDT
Best Cheap GPUs for Affordable PC Gaming in 2020
Here's the best cheap GPUs / graphics cards for PC gaming in 2020. Need a new graphics card? We have some recommendations for you. | May 21, 2020 5:40 PM CDT
Best Gaming Monitors in 2020 (4K, UltraWide, 1440p, and 1080p)
Here's the best gaming monitors for PC gaming in 2020. Need a gaming monitor or TV? We have some recommendations for you. | Apr 15, 2020 3:33 AM CDT
Best GPUs for PC Gaming in 2020
Here's the best GPUs / graphics cards for PC gaming in 2020. Need a new graphics card? We have some recommendations for you. | Apr 2, 2020 12:44 AM CDT
Video Cards & GPUs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Unboxed: FE, ASUS, MSI and ZOTAC
NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards unboxed: Founders Edition, ASUS ROG Strix, MSI SUPRIM X + GAMING X TRIO and ZOTAC AMP Extreme AIRO. Let's go! | Nov 16, 2022 12:19 AM CST
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 OC Shootout: ASUS, COLORFUL, FE, MSI, GAINWARD
The ultimate GeForce RTX 4090 overclocking showdown: ASUS vs COLORFUL vs GAINWARD vs MSI vs Founders Edition... which overclocks the best? | Oct 27, 2022 10:15 AM CDT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Unboxed: FE, ASUS ROG Strix, MSI SUPRIM LIQUID
We unbox the next-gen ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 OC Edition and MSI GeForce RTX 4090 SUPRIM LIQUID and SUPRIM X graphics cards... oh boy! | Oct 5, 2022 8:00 AM CDT
ASRock + MSI + SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6950 XT: Head-to-Head Overclocking
ASRock's custom Radeon RX 6950 XT OC Formula gets thrown into the OC battle against SAPPHIRE + MSI's custom RX 6950 XT offerings. | Jul 12, 2022 3:25 AM CDT
TweakTown GPU Test Bed 2022 Update: Ready For Next-Gen GPUs
My GPU test rig gets some upgrades: ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme, Intel Core i9-12900K, Sabrent DDR5 RAM, and Sabrent 8TB SSD. | Jun 10, 2022 11:37 AM CDT
MSI + SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6950 XT GPUs: Head-to-Head Overclocking
SAPPHIRE's new NITRO+ RX 6950 XT PURE beats out the MSI RX 6950 XT GAMING X TRIO when it comes to overclocking, SAPPHIRE wins. | Jun 6, 2022 10:12 AM CDT
Ask the Experts: Which GPU should I upgrade to from the AMD Radeon RX Vega?
Ask the Experts: Norline is having problems with AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU and wants an upgrade. We try to help out with some tips. | Jun 2, 2022 4:40 PM CDT
Ask the Experts: Which GPU should I upgrade to for use with Oculus Link VR?
Ask the Experts: Barry is looking at getting into a Oculus Link VR setup, but wants to know which GPU he should be looking at. | Apr 16, 2022 4:20 PM CDT
ASUS + MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Tested: GDDR6X at 24Gbps+ in ETH Mining
NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is here and with its wicked-fast 21Gbps GDDR6X overclocked, it hits 120MH/s+ easily mining ETH. | Apr 14, 2022 9:10 AM CDT
ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti: Overclocking (OC)
It's time to hurt the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition, with as much manual OC that I can throw at it. Let's go! | Apr 5, 2022 9:49 AM CDT