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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

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

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

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

Ask the Experts: Are you looking for an entry-level Intel build and need advice on parts to pick? We offer our suggestions here. | Sun, Feb 28 2021 4:00 PM CST

AMD or Intel? $1200 budget to upgrading old Core i7 4770K gaming PC

Ask the Experts: AMD or Intel? $1200 budget to upgrading old Core i7 4770K gaming PC

Ask the Experts: Jody is in the process of upgrading her gaming PC and has a budget of $1200 to do it, and we try and help out. | Fri, Feb 26 2021 4:49 PM CST

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT-based gaming PC good enough for Flight Sim 2020?

Ask the Experts: AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT-based gaming PC good enough for Flight Sim 2020?

Ask the Experts: Doug is in the process of building a gaming PC specifically for Flight Sim 2020 and wants to know our thoughts. | Tue, Jan 26 2021 7:42 PM CST

Thoughts on my parts selection for new Intel + NVIDIA-based gaming PC?

Ask the Experts: Thoughts on my parts selection for new Intel + NVIDIA-based gaming PC?

Ask the Experts: Edward is looking to move to PC and build an Intel gaming PC and wants our opinion on the parts he selected. | Thu, Dec 24 2020 4:40 PM CST

Recommended parts with $3000 to spend on upgrading a gaming PC

Ask the Experts: Recommended parts with $3000 to spend on upgrading a gaming PC

Ask the Experts: Jody wants to upgrade her aging gaming PC and has $3000 to spend to achieve the task. We provide advice on parts. | Wed, Dec 16 2020 3:50 PM CST

CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs

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

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: Ready for Next-Gen Mobile Devices

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: Ready for Next-Gen Mobile Devices

Qualcomm unveils its new Snapdragon 865, which will power the next generation of devices in 2020 and beyond. | Mon, Dec 9 2019 9:51 PM CST

Are AMD's HEDT processors really better than Intel's offerings?

Ask the Experts: Are AMD's HEDT processors really better than Intel's offerings?

Ask the Experts: Tanya is curious about the differences in performance between AMD and Intel HEDT CPUs and PCIe lanes. | Fri, Dec 6 2019 11:41 PM CST

Displays & Projectors

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

Oculus Rift CV1 Unboxing & First Impressions

Oculus Rift CV1 Unboxing & First Impressions

Our Oculus Rift CV1 is here! We unbox it, take a look inside, and provide our first impressions. Come and join us. | Sun, Apr 17 2016 5:25 AM CDT

Gaming

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

Microsoft Flight Simulator Benchmarked at 8K: The New Crysis

Microsoft Flight Simulator Benchmarked at 8K: The New Crysis

Microsoft's new Flight Simulator is here and boy is it amazing -- but you know what's better? Flight Simulator at 8K: 7680 x 4320. | Fri, Aug 21 2020 5:14 AM CDT

Death Stranding Benchmarked at 8K: DLSS 2.0 = GPU Cheat Codes

Death Stranding Benchmarked at 8K: DLSS 2.0 = GPU Cheat Codes

Death Stranding is now on the PC, the first benchmark we grind at is 8K - 7680 x 4320, of course. Take that, PlayStation 5. | Tue, Jul 21 2020 9:09 AM CDT

Carrion Interview: Team Phobia talks 80s horror, PS4 ports, and more

Carrion Interview: Team Phobia talks 80s horror, PS4 ports, and more

We talk to game & level designer Krzysztof Chomicki about Carrion's influences, dev hurdles, and why it's so fun to play. | Sun, Jul 19 2020 2:41 PM CDT

Warzone is the biggest thing Activision has ever done

Warzone is the biggest thing Activision has ever done

Warzone is the biggest thing Activision has ever done, and its billion-dollar business will never be the same again. | Wed, May 13 2020 4:47 PM CDT

EA Motive's new Star Wars game could be a monetized live game

EA Motive's new Star Wars game could be a monetized live game

The next big Star Wars game could be another live game with microtransactions, but it might be more unique than you think. | Wed, Apr 29 2020 4:50 PM CDT

DOOM Eternal Benchmarked at 8K - Not Even The Devil Can Run This

DOOM Eternal Benchmarked at 8K - Not Even The Devil Can Run This

DOOM Eternal benchmarked at a punishing 8K resolution, 7680 x 4320 - the resolution of choice for the Devil himself. | Mon, Mar 30 2020 3:51 AM CDT

Laptops

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

GIGABYTE P34W V5 Laptop First Impressions

GIGABYTE P34W V5 Laptop First Impressions

How were the first moments with GIGABYTE's fifth version powerful P34W laptop? Join us and take a look. | Fri, Mar 25 2016 7:11 PM CDT

Two weeks with a beast - the OriginPC EON17-X Laptop

Two weeks with a beast - the OriginPC EON17-X Laptop

Sometimes the first few weeks are the honeymoon period, so how does the OriginPC EON17-X do after two weeks of use? Let's see. | Thu, Mar 17 2016 11:38 AM 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

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

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Preview

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Preview

ASRock's Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard should be a powerhouse board for the 9900K. | Mon, Oct 8 2018 11:16 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

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

What RAM should go with AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and GTX 1660?

Ask the Experts: What RAM should go with AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and GTX 1660?

Ask the Experts: Connor is building a new rig with an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and GeForce GTX 1660 and asks what kind of DDR4 memory would be the best fit. | Sun, Aug 11 2019 3:41 PM CDT

What are the downsides to using 16GB of RAM in a 4x4GB configuration?

Ask the Experts: What are the downsides to using 16GB of RAM in a 4x4GB configuration?

Is there a downside to using 4x4GB RAM in a system? | Tue, Apr 21 2015 11:45 PM CDT

Storage

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

Should I store my games on my SSD or hard drive?

Ask the Experts: Should I store my games on my SSD or hard drive?

Ask the Experts: Santos wants to know where he should be storing his games, on his SSD or HDD. | Mon, Mar 30 2020 7:12 PM CDT

Can I replace the HDD in Seagate's Expansion external drive?

Ask the Experts: Can I replace the HDD in Seagate's Expansion external drive?

Ask the Experts: Taylor wants to know about replacing the hard drive in Seagate's Expansion external drive. | Wed, Mar 18 2020 8:24 PM CDT

Should I be considering an NVMe or SATA SSD for daily use?

Ask the Experts: Should I be considering an NVMe or SATA SSD for daily use?

Ask the Experts: James wants to know if he should be considering an NVMe or SATA SSD for daily use. | Sat, Mar 14 2020 8:08 PM CDT

Do I need to leave storage space free on my SSD for best performance?

Ask the Experts: Do I need to leave storage space free on my SSD for best performance?

Ask the Experts: Leifur has some questions about leaving storage space free on his Samsung 860 QVO SSD for the best performance. | Fri, Mar 6 2020 7:35 PM CST

Upgrading the 256GB SSD in my Dell XPS laptop to a 1TB sized drive

Ask the Experts: Upgrading the 256GB SSD in my Dell XPS laptop to a 1TB sized drive

Ask the Experts: Andrew wants to know some details regarding upgrading the stock 256GB SSD in his Dell XPS laptop to a 1TB drive. | Sat, Feb 22 2020 8:28 PM CST

Should I install a heat sink on my SSD to tame the temperatures a bit?

Ask the Experts: Should I install a heat sink on my SSD to tame the temperatures a bit?

Ask the Experts: Austin is a bit concerned about the temperatures his SSD is reaching and wants to know if he should consider cooling. | Wed, Jan 22 2020 11:35 PM CST

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

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

Can I install three RTX 3090 GPUs on GIGABYTE's X570 Extreme/Master?

Ask the Experts: Can I install three RTX 3090 GPUs on GIGABYTE's X570 Extreme/Master?

Ask the Experts: Michael is looking at upgrading his rig and wants to know if three RTX 3090s will fit with his selected mobo. | Wed, Feb 3 2021 3:12 PM CST

Terrible gaming performance with Godfall, what could be the problem?

Ask the Experts: Terrible gaming performance with Godfall, what could be the problem?

Ask the Experts: JC is not having a good time while playing Godfall on his new gaming PC. We try to figure out why that may be. | Fri, Jan 29 2021 1:52 PM CST

How to fix blue screen of death after installing Radeon RX 5700 XT?

Ask the Experts: How to fix blue screen of death after installing Radeon RX 5700 XT?

Ask the Experts: Quintin received an AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT from a friend and after installing he is seeing BSODs. We try to help. | Tue, Jan 19 2021 3:55 PM CST

Best gaming GPU to be paired with new AMD Ryzen 5600X-based computer?

Ask the Experts: Best gaming GPU to be paired with new AMD Ryzen 5600X-based computer?

Ask the Experts: Roberto just built an AMD Ryzen 5600X-based system and is wondering what graphics card he should pick for it. | Mon, Jan 18 2021 5:50 PM CST

Upgrading my PC to support DisplayPort 1.4, which GPU should I buy?

Ask the Experts: Upgrading my PC to support DisplayPort 1.4, which GPU should I buy?

Ask the Experts: John's aging PC is in need of an upgrade to bring DisplayPort 1.4 support for his new ultrawide monitor upgrade. | Mon, Dec 28 2020 8:08 PM CST

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