TweakTown's Latest Articles

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Audio, Sound & Speakers

Issues with new Xiaomi Mi AirDots stuttering, what's wrong?

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. | Sat, Apr 11 2020 8:20 PM CDT

Best gaming headset with a budget of $70-$90?

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. | Fri, Apr 3 2020 7:07 PM CDT

Which add-on sound card should I pick for my new PC build?

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. | Sun, Feb 9 2020 8:45 PM CST

What do you recommend for a good headset with microphone built in?

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. | Tue, Jan 7 2020 10:36 PM CST

TweakTown's Best Reviewed Audio Products of 2015

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. | Sun, Dec 20 2015 7:55 PM CST

HDMI audio output not working with fresh install of Windows 8 and Intel HD graphics, please help!

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. | Tue, Oct 30 2012 1:19 PM CDT

TweakTown's 2010 Mid Year Audio Roundup

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. | Mon, Jun 14 2010 8:46 AM CDT

Dolby Labs Interviewed Regarding PC Audio

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. | Tue, Jul 21 2009 12:06 AM CDT

HyperSonic Sound (HSS) Technology - Reinventing Sound

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. | Wed, Jul 15 2009 11:08 PM CDT

TweakTown's 2009 Mid Year Audio Roundup

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. | Sat, Jun 20 2009 12:09 AM CDT

Cases, Cooling & PSU

TweakTown Chassis Testing and Methodology 2021

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. | Fri, Mar 12 2021 9:26 AM CST

Which AIO CPU cooler is recommended for use with AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X?

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. | Mon, Aug 3 2020 4:15 PM CDT

Which replacement CPU cooler will fit the HP Omen Obelisk gaming PC?

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. | Sun, Jul 19 2020 5:50 PM CDT

How do I connect the cooling fans to the NZXT Kraken X53?

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. | Thu, Jun 4 2020 7:07 PM CDT

TweakTown's 2020 CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology

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. | Tue, Jun 2 2020 9:09 AM CDT

Best CPU cooler replacement for HP Omen Obelisk?

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. | Wed, Apr 15 2020 7:42 PM CDT

Some concerns about cooling a hot running OG Xbox One

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. | Tue, Mar 10 2020 7:52 PM CDT

Concerns with the performance of NZXT X62 and X63 AIO coolers

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. | Mon, Mar 2 2020 8:08 PM CST

Which power supply should I buy for new AMD Ryzen 5 2600X build?

Ask the Experts: Which power supply should I buy for new AMD Ryzen 5 2600X build?

Ask the Experts: Peter is building a new AMD rig soon but is unsure which PSU he should select, we try to help out. | Wed, Jan 29 2020 10:47 AM CST

I'm having trouble plugging in the HDMI cable in my new build

Ask the Experts: I'm having trouble plugging in the HDMI cable in my new build

Ask the Experts: Charles built a new rig and is having trouble connecting the HDMI cable due to it being partly blocked. | Wed, Dec 18 2019 10:58 PM CST

Computer Systems

Can I upgrade my HP Pavilion P6000 PC to improve gaming performance?

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. | Mon, Aug 30 2021 2:50 PM CDT

What parts or gaming PC should I buy to hit 120+ FPS in Apex Legends?

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. | Sun, Aug 29 2021 4:40 PM CDT

My computer is freezing while playing Warzone, what's wrong with it?

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. | Mon, Aug 16 2021 12:56 PM CDT

Having trouble getting display output from new Ryzen 5 gaming PC build

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. | Sun, May 2 2021 4:34 PM CDT

Questions about airflow and dust plus advice on parts for new PC build

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. | Tue, Apr 27 2021 7:07 PM CDT

Which CPU and GPU should I buy for triple-screen iRacing gaming rig?

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. | Mon, Apr 12 2021 8:10 PM CDT

Which new Lenovo PC should I go with for office-type applications?

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. | Wed, Apr 7 2021 4:25 PM CDT

Reusing old i5 3570K + ASUS P8Z77-V to build a PC for next few years?

Ask the Experts: Reusing old i5 3570K + ASUS P8Z77-V to build a PC for next few years?

Ask the Experts: Jose wants to build a PC based on Intel's Core i5 3570K and is wondering if it's usable for the next few years. | Sun, Mar 28 2021 12:53 PM CDT

Best Mid-Range PC Gaming Build for Early 2021: Intel Edition

Ask the Experts: Best Mid-Range PC Gaming Build for Early 2021: Intel Edition

Ask the Experts: Are you looking for a mid-range Intel build and need advice on parts to pick? We offer our suggestions here. | Tue, Mar 2 2021 8:50 PM CST

Best Entry Level PC Gaming Build for Early 2021: AMD Edition

Ask the Experts: Best Entry Level PC Gaming Build for Early 2021: AMD Edition

Ask the Experts: Are you looking for an entry-level AMD build and need advice on parts to pick? We offer our suggestions here. | Mon, Mar 1 2021 9:19 PM CST

CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs

What's the best AMD CPU I can pair with the MSI B450 Max motherboard?

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. | Tue, Sep 7 2021 4:12 PM CDT

Intel Core i7-11700K vs AMD Ryzen 7 3800X: 1080p, 1440p and 4K gaming

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. | Wed, May 12 2021 10:06 AM CDT

Should I buy an AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or Intel Core i3 10th Gen CPU?

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. | Wed, Jan 20 2021 4:16 PM CST

Intel i9-10900K CPU + $400 cash for my ZOTAC RTX 3070 - good trade?

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. | Fri, Jan 15 2021 8:42 PM CST

Should I buy an Intel Core i5 9600K or a 10th-gen Core CPU for gaming?

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. | Thu, Nov 12 2020 8:10 PM CST

Which AMD Ryzen CPU should I buy and should I buy a CPU now or wait?

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. | Sat, Sep 26 2020 4:28 PM CDT

What should I upgrade to be able to play Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077?

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. | Tue, Sep 22 2020 5:05 PM CDT

Any tips for overclocking my Intel Core i7 8700K processor?

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. | Sun, Jul 12 2020 3:37 PM CDT

Why is my CPU not boosting to its full potential while gaming?

Ask the Experts: Why is my CPU not boosting to its full potential while gaming?

Ask the Experts: Zak wants to know why his CPU is not clocking high while gaming, but it does when benchmarking. | Thu, Jun 18 2020 5:10 PM CDT

Should I upgrade my PC now or wait for next-generation Ryzen CPUs?

Ask the Experts: Should I upgrade my PC now or wait for next-generation Ryzen CPUs?

Ask the Experts: Miquel from Spain wants to know if he should upgrade his rig now or wait for new AMD processors to be released later. | Tue, May 5 2020 9:13 PM CDT

Displays & Projectors

ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ First Impressions: Yeah, You Want This Monitor

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. | Thu, May 27 2021 3:58 PM CDT

Refresh rates vs. FPS, what is better for optimal gaming experience?

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. | Thu, Jan 21 2021 3:10 PM CST

What monitor should I consider to pair with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080?

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. | Thu, Dec 3 2020 4:40 PM CST

What monitor config is best for 1440p and what GPU should I buy?

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. | Tue, Oct 13 2020 5:54 PM CDT

Which monitor for my rig? 24-inch 1080p 144Hz or 27-inch 1440p 144Hz?

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. | Tue, May 12 2020 4:40 PM CDT

Budget gaming monitor selection, BenQ GW2283 or LG 22mk430h?

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. | Sat, Oct 12 2019 11:21 PM CDT

How NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR Enhances Your Favorite PC Games

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? | Mon, Jul 30 2018 11:22 PM CDT

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG258Q: Crazy Fast Gaming @ 1080p 240Hz

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. | Fri, Feb 24 2017 4:27 PM CST

ViewSonic's 1440p 165Hz Monitor: Best Gaming Display?

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. | Tue, Feb 7 2017 1:54 PM CST

Intel shows Merged Reality Technologies at IDF 2016

Intel shows Merged Reality Technologies at IDF 2016

Intel showed a full mix of new Merged Reality technologies last week at IDF 2016 that means exciting things for 2017 and beyond. | Thu, Aug 25 2016 6:03 PM CDT

Gaming

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Benchmarked at 8K: 16GB VRAM Required

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. | Mon, Oct 11 2021 6:09 AM CDT

Far Cry 6 Benchmarked: 1080p, 1440p, 4K

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. | Wed, Oct 6 2021 5:00 AM CDT

Red Dead Redemption 2 Benchmarked at 8K with DLSS: 8K @ 60FPS Achieved

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. | Wed, Jul 28 2021 7:25 AM CDT

Godfall Benched at 8K and FSR: Radeon RX 6900 XT vs GeForce RTX 3090

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! | Tue, Jun 29 2021 3:28 PM CDT

Cyberpunk 2077 Benched at 8K with Ray Tracing: RTX 3090 vs RX 6900 XT

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! | Thu, Jun 24 2021 9:24 AM CDT

Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition Benchmarked at 8K

Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition Benchmarked at 8K

Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition is here with improved ray-traced graphics and magic-driven DLSS 2.0 technology boosting performance. | Tue, Jun 1 2021 4:17 PM CDT

Watch Dogs: Legion Benchmarked at 1080p, 1440p, 4K on all new GPUs

Watch Dogs: Legion Benchmarked at 1080p, 1440p, 4K on all new GPUs

Watch Dogs: Legion gets benchmarked on the latest GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080, RTX 3070 -- and Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon 6800. | Wed, Dec 2 2020 9:15 AM CST

3DMark DirectX Raytracing Feature Test Benchmarked

3DMark DirectX Raytracing Feature Test Benchmarked

We test out the new 3DMark DirectX Raytracing Feature Test on all of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX, RTX cards -- ready for RDNA 2. | Tue, Nov 3 2020 6:10 AM CST

What gaming PC specs should I consider for a Sim Racing build?

Ask the Experts: What gaming PC specs should I consider for a Sim Racing build?

Ask the Experts: Fernando is building a new gaming PC for Sim Racing (iRacing and RFactor) and wants to know what parts to buy. | Mon, Aug 31 2020 6:20 PM CDT

Serious Sam 4 Interview: Croteam amps chaos to 11

Serious Sam 4 Interview: Croteam amps chaos to 11

Serious Sam 4 is finally coming out next month, and to celebrate, we sat down with Croteam to discuss mayhem and double mini-guns. | Thu, Aug 27 2020 9:40 AM CDT

Laptops

XPG Xenia 15 Gaming Laptop Preview - An Early Look

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. | Wed, Sep 22 2021 8:00 AM CDT

Can I add an extra SSD to my Lenovo Legion 5i laptop?

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. | Mon, Sep 6 2021 4:25 PM CDT

Improving performance of the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 for productivity

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. | Sun, Mar 21 2021 2:58 PM CDT

What's the best gaming laptop for MMORPG, Lenovo Y540 or ASUS TUF?

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. | Mon, Mar 8 2021 2:24 PM CST

GIGABYTE AORUS 15P (Comet Lake) Gaming Laptop Deep Dive

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! | Sat, Sep 26 2020 12:15 PM CDT

FPS drops with Lenovo Y520-15IKBN laptop, what could be the issue?

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. | Mon, Sep 14 2020 7:07 PM CDT

GIGABYTE AORUS 15G (Comet Lake) Gaming Laptop Deep Dive

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. | Mon, Jul 20 2020 8:00 AM CDT

How can I increase the graphics performance of my Dell G5 15 laptop?

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. | Tue, May 5 2020 9:13 PM CDT

GIGABYTE and Microsoft Azure AI Notebook Performance Investigation

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. | Tue, Sep 17 2019 5:06 PM CDT

A look at Dell rugged products in the lab and wild

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. | Fri, Oct 7 2016 2:54 PM CDT

Mobile Devices

Samsung Galaxy S20 Smartphones: Everything You Need To Know

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. | Tue, Feb 11 2020 8:02 PM CST

Google's new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones detailed

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. | Thu, Oct 5 2017 2:56 PM CDT

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - Is Bigger Always Better?

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. | Wed, Aug 24 2016 7:05 PM CDT

Apple's new iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, iOS 9, and Pencil Explained

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. | Fri, Sep 11 2015 10:02 AM CDT

LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge - The Battle of Android

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. | Tue, Jun 30 2015 6:16 PM CDT

BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Unboxing + First Impressions

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? | Tue, Dec 2 2014 3:50 PM CST

Smartphone Showdown - Galaxy S5, Note 3, Xperia Z2, G3 and Nexus 5

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? | Tue, Oct 28 2014 4:04 PM CDT

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone Unboxing & First Impressions

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. | Fri, Oct 17 2014 4:03 PM CDT

Which smartphone should I buy? Sony Xperia Z2, LG G3 or Galaxy S5?

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. | Tue, Jul 22 2014 10:55 PM CDT

Facebook acquiring Oculus VR could do wonders for VR

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. | Sat, Apr 12 2014 8:38 AM CDT

Motherboards

Supermicro SuperO C9Z590-CGW Motherboard Detailed

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! | Fri, May 21 2021 10:10 AM CDT

What's the best AMD motherboard for under $200 for Ryzen 3200G CPU?

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. | Sun, Jan 24 2021 4:50 PM CST

Which CPU and motherboard should I pick for best future upgradability?

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. | Mon, Dec 21 2020 7:42 PM CST

Which motherboard should I buy for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X overclocking?

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. | Tue, Jun 30 2020 8:25 PM CDT

What's the best CPU and GPU for the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard?

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. | Sat, May 16 2020 5:39 PM CDT

Best motherboard for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X and Corsair 3600MHz RAM?

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. | Wed, Apr 22 2020 6:55 PM CDT

Will my current X299 motherboard support Intel's Core i9-10980XE CPU?

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. | Fri, Nov 1 2019 10:33 PM CDT

What is making my ASUS X570 F motherboard based system wake?

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. | Thu, Oct 24 2019 11:28 PM CDT

AMD B450 or X570 motherboard for new build with Ryzen 7 3700X CPU?

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. | Sat, Aug 31 2019 1:39 PM CDT

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 Motherboard Preview

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 Motherboard Preview

We take a quick look at the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7, check it out! | Fri, May 17 2019 10:00 AM CDT

Networking

Issues with Intel AX201 Wi-Fi module compatibility and ASUS Z490

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. | Thu, Sep 10 2020 10:08 PM CDT

Will the Killer 1650x Wi-Fi Key E module work with the ASUS Z490-A?

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. | Tue, Aug 11 2020 7:45 PM CDT

A look at Dell CinemaStream powered by Smartbyte

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. | Fri, May 29 2020 3:33 PM CDT

Are there better wireless mesh solutions than the NETGEAR Orbi Pro?

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. | Tue, Feb 18 2020 8:19 PM CST

Which m.2 Key E slot Wi-Fi card should on my new system?

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. | Tue, Nov 12 2019 11:44 PM CST

What's the best option for PCIe Wi-Fi cards at the moment?

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. | Thu, Aug 8 2019 1:23 AM CDT

ASRock Multi-Gigabit Performance: 10GbE/5GbE/2.5G Networking

ASRock Multi-Gigabit Performance: 10GbE/5GbE/2.5G Networking

Motherboard manufacturers ditch gigabit for faster network performance. | Thu, Feb 14 2019 10:00 PM CST

Netgear Insight Business Storage and Networking Management

Netgear Insight Business Storage and Networking Management

Could Insight help you? | Wed, Nov 14 2018 10:00 PM CST

Netgear Business 16-Port PoE+ GS116PP Overview

Netgear Business 16-Port PoE+ GS116PP Overview

We look over Netgear's Business 16-Port PoE+ GS116PPs, one of the latest unmanaged network solutions. | Wed, Jul 4 2018 10:00 AM CDT

Investigation: Benefits to Prioritization Software

Investigation: Benefits to Prioritization Software

Would you benefit from network privatization? Yeah, yeah you would. | Mon, Jan 22 2018 10:00 AM CST

Peripherals

Secretlab SoftWeave: Gaming Chairs Go Next-Gen

Secretlab SoftWeave: Gaming Chairs Go Next-Gen

Secretlab unveils their new SoftWeave series, their first custom made fabric and first-ever non-leather chair. | Mon, Oct 8 2018 5:30 AM CDT

AZIO MK Retro Classic Typewriter Keyboard Preview

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. | Sun, Jul 30 2017 6:42 PM CDT

ROCCAT's Power-Grid for Android - Control your PC from smartphone

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. | Fri, Dec 13 2013 9:01 AM CST

Four-way Gaming Mouse Roundup: G9X, XAI, Abyssus and SideWinder X8

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. | Wed, May 19 2010 6:05 AM CDT

Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

Microsoft continues down the path of the dark side with an all new gaming series keyboard. | Wed, Oct 15 2008 11:00 PM CDT

Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack

Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack

Tiny mice for tiny hands? Not so with Microsoft's latest laptop accessory. | Sun, Oct 12 2008 11:00 PM CDT

The Perfect Razer Desktop

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. | Thu, Jun 26 2008 11:00 PM CDT

SteelSeries Ikari Optical and Laser Mice

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. | Thu, Mar 20 2008 11:00 PM CDT

Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard

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! | Tue, Mar 4 2008 11:00 PM CST

Sandio's 3D Mouse - Game 02

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. | Wed, Dec 5 2007 11:00 PM CST

RAM

How to upgrade the memory on an ASUS Rampage III Extreme Black Edition

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. | Thu, Sep 9 2021 3:50 PM CDT

Having trouble hitting 4266MHz DDR4 RAM speeds with AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

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. | Thu, Apr 15 2021 4:20 PM CDT

What is the best memory kit for use with AMD Ryzen 5 and ASUS B550?

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. | Thu, Mar 4 2021 12:03 PM CST

Should I buy 3200MHz or 3600MHz RAM for use with AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X?

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. | Sun, Dec 6 2020 2:28 PM CST

Should I buy DDR4 RAM or wait for DDR5 RAM, and is 3200MHz enough?

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. | Sun, Nov 1 2020 1:36 PM CST

Issues with gaming stability when using my DDR4 RAM's XMP settings

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. | Tue, Feb 4 2020 10:22 PM CST

Do RAM sub timings make much of a difference to system performance?

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. | Sat, Jan 18 2020 11:20 PM CST

Blue screens when running additional memory module while gaming

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. | Mon, Dec 30 2019 11:35 PM CST

Having trouble getting four DDR4 DIMMs running in XMP on X570

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. | Tue, Oct 8 2019 11:07 PM CDT

Can the MSI B450M Mortar motherboard support 32GB RAM at 2666MHz?

Ask the Experts: Can the MSI B450M Mortar motherboard support 32GB RAM at 2666MHz?

Ask the Experts: David wants to know about memory compatibility for a RAM upgrade on his MSI B450M Mortar motherboard. | Fri, Sep 20 2019 1:31 PM CDT

Storage

Silicon Motion SM2708 SD Express Controller Preview - 800MB/s+

Silicon Motion SM2708 SD Express Controller Preview - 800MB/s+

Silicon Motion's SM2708 controller looks to bring SD Express memory cards up to speed. Over 800MB/s, in fact. Here's our preview. | Thu, Sep 2 2021 11:00 AM CDT

Laptop Gen4 Performance Upgrade - Phison's 2TB E18 B47R OEM SSD

Laptop Gen4 Performance Upgrade - Phison's 2TB E18 B47R OEM SSD

Highest throughput consumer SSD for a laptop? Join us as we explore the benefits of upgrading to Gen4 storage in a Gen4 laptop. | Mon, Aug 23 2021 1:09 PM CDT

Sabrent Rocket Q Battleship - 64TB & 23,000 MB/s

Sabrent Rocket Q Battleship - 64TB & 23,000 MB/s

The Sabrent-powered Battleship is ready to do some damage, firing away at 23,000 MB/s and packing a whopping 64TB of capacity. | Wed, Aug 11 2021 1:31 PM CDT

Sabrent's Rocket 4 Plus Destroyer - 32TB & 28,000 MB/s of Awesome

Sabrent's Rocket 4 Plus Destroyer - 32TB & 28,000 MB/s of Awesome

What do you get when you pair 8 Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 4TBs with HighPoint's SSD 7540 PCIe Gen4 RAID card? Sabrent's "DESTROYER"! | Fri, Aug 6 2021 3:32 PM CDT

Phison E18 B47R Fortis 1600 2TB M.2 SSD Preview

Phison E18 B47R Fortis 1600 2TB M.2 SSD Preview

Micron B47R 176-Layer TLC flash gives the powerful E18 SSD a huge performance boost with Phison's most powerful SSD to date. | Tue, May 25 2021 7:00 AM CDT

Which SSD to buy for use with ASUS Maximus IX Hero (PCI-E 3.0) mobo?

Ask the Experts: Which SSD to buy for use with ASUS Maximus IX Hero (PCI-E 3.0) mobo?

Ask the Experts: Krisztian wants to know which SSD he should upgrade to with his ASUS Maximus IX Hero motherboard with PCI-E 3.0. | Mon, Apr 26 2021 5:45 PM CDT

Phison E18 2TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD Preview

Phison E18 2TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD Preview

We take an early development version of Phison's E18 Gen4 NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD for a spin. Join us as we see what it can do. | Mon, Nov 16 2020 7:26 PM CST

Does AMD's B550 support PCIe Gen 3.0 and Gen 4.0 simultaneously?

Ask the Experts: Does AMD's B550 support PCIe Gen 3.0 and Gen 4.0 simultaneously?

Ask the Experts: Pete wants to know if AMD's B550 chipset supports running PCIe Gen 3.0 and an PCIe Gen 4.0 simultaneously. | Sun, Oct 25 2020 8:19 PM CDT

Is it time to upgrade my boot drive SSD and thoughts on my system?

Ask the Experts: Is it time to upgrade my boot drive SSD and thoughts on my system?

Ask the Experts: Gilbert wants to know if he should upgrade his boot drive SSD and also wants our opinion on the rest of his rig. | Tue, Aug 18 2020 7:07 PM CDT

Why is my system so slow after cloning from HDD to SSD?

Ask the Experts: Why is my system so slow after cloning from HDD to SSD?

Ask the Experts: Dan wants to know why his system is so slow after cloning from a HDD to an SSD on a Toshiba notebook. | Tue, Jun 9 2020 5:05 PM CDT

The Best

Best Cheap GPUs for Affordable PC Gaming in 2020

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. | Thu, May 21 2020 5:40 PM CDT

Best Gaming Monitors in 2020 (4K, UltraWide, 1440p, and 1080p)

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. | Wed, Apr 15 2020 3:33 AM CDT

Best GPUs for PC Gaming in 2020

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. | Thu, Apr 2 2020 12:44 AM CDT

Video Cards

SFF Gaming PC + RTX 3090: Raijintek PAN SLIM Old School Vibes

SFF Gaming PC + RTX 3090: Raijintek PAN SLIM Old School Vibes

The first case in our new SFF gaming + RTX 3090 series is the beautiful Raijintek PAN SLIM, with a unique design for your TV. | Tue, Sep 28 2021 3:55 PM CDT

Why am I seeing low GPU usage and lower FPS than my friend in Warzone?

Ask the Experts: Why am I seeing low GPU usage and lower FPS than my friend in Warzone?

Ask the Experts: Jason is seeing low GPU usage and high CPU usage and lower frames per second than his friend with a similar PC. | Sun, Sep 12 2021 3:20 PM CDT

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution: Team Red Begins Fighting NVIDIA DLSS

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution: Team Red Begins Fighting NVIDIA DLSS

AMD launches its new FidelityFX Super Resolution, unleashing open-source performance-boosting tech to game developers, and gamers. | Tue, Jun 22 2021 8:00 AM CDT

NVIDIA DLSS July 2021 Update: There Are Now 55+ Games Powered by DLSS

NVIDIA DLSS July 2021 Update: There Are Now 55+ Games Powered by DLSS

NVIDIA DLSS technology is coming to Rust on July 1, will hit the pits of Hell in DOOM Eternal later this month with perf upgrades. | Mon, Jun 21 2021 10:53 AM CDT

Call of Duty: Warzone DLSS Benchmarked: 8K 60FPS on GeForce RTX 3090

Call of Duty: Warzone DLSS Benchmarked: 8K 60FPS on GeForce RTX 3090

Call of Duty: Warzone receives its NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 update, so we investigate 8K gaming now... but what do you need for 8K 60FPS? | Mon, May 3 2021 8:13 AM CDT

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT in Crypto Mining: ETH Mining @ 120W tweaked

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT in Crypto Mining: ETH Mining @ 120W tweaked

AMD's new Navi 22-powered Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics cards are a kick ass GPU mining card, offering 44MH/s hash power at 120W. | Wed, Apr 14 2021 9:09 AM CDT

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Roundup: Which Custom Card Is Best?

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Roundup: Which Custom Card Is Best?

We compare the MSI, Inno3D, COLORFUL and EVGA custom GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards against each other, which one is best? | Fri, Apr 2 2021 8:50 AM CDT

Only three display ports working on GIGABYTE Radeon RX 570 Gaming 8G

Ask the Experts: Only three display ports working on GIGABYTE Radeon RX 570 Gaming 8G

Ask the Experts: Opty has an issue with only three of the display ports working on his GIGABYTE Radeon RX 570 Gaming 8G. | Tue, Mar 23 2021 6:55 PM CDT

Stick with AMD Radeon R9 390X or bite bullet and upgrade GPU now?

Ask the Experts: Stick with AMD Radeon R9 390X or bite bullet and upgrade GPU now?

Ask the Experts: John has an AMD Radeon R9 390X and wants to upgrade, but the currently shortage is causing him some headaches. | Thu, Feb 25 2021 8:50 PM CST

Should I buy upgrade my GTX 1060 GPU only or the rest of the system?

Ask the Experts: Should I buy upgrade my GTX 1060 GPU only or the rest of the system?

Ask the Experts: Terry from Malaysia is curious to know if he should upgrade his GPU or his entire system based on an Intel 6600K. | Mon, Feb 15 2021 12:22 PM CST

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