Gaming hardware criticism

No-nonsense true information for gamers, by gamers.

Spearblade prizes itself on authoring information that’s accurate. We’re not afraid to reflect the community’s opinions. We criticize gaming hardware so it can improve.

Gaming computers

PC building

Gaming PCs: desktop gaming information.

If you don’t like the coolest towers (both literally and figuratively) and the best framerates, you’re at the wrong place.

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Gaming laptops

Crafting a new perspective for laptop gaming.

May the Force be with you, and may the chassis not melt. If you’re a gamer who worries about the battery life of a gaming laptop, you’re no gamer.

Gaming monitors

Gaming monitor technicalities, without all the marketing labels.

No more getting fooled by branding monikers and marketing lingo. True information regarding gaming monitors is right here. A good gaming monitor can increase the impact of the game, and we’ll try our best to deliver knowledge that will help you make the best choices.

How to fix screen tearing?

Screen tearing happens when your GPU’s framerate is out of sync with the monitor’s refresh rate. “Out of sync”, not “more” or “less”. Screen tearing remains to be the #1 gaming issue related to the monitor. But in fact, it’s got more to do with the GPU’s relation to the monitor than just the monitor.

Read → How to fix screen tearing?

Gaming components

Discussion of gaming components: GPU, processor, RAM, storage, cooling.

Discussing components is a vital part of any gamer’s life. Every decision feels stressful without proper and clear information regarding every aspect of gaming components.

Is RTX 3090 worth it?

Officially, the RTX 3090 costs $800 more than the RTX 3080; nearly $300 more than the RTX 3080 Ti (which is also more available thanks to a reduced mining hashrate); and $500 more than the AMD RX 6900 XT. Does it deliver the performance worth its expensiveness? In other words, is an additional 10-12 GB of non-functional VRAM worth $800?

Read → Is RTX 3090 worth it?

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Game talk

Not our cup of tea, but doing it anyway.

This corner on Spearblade is dedicated to discussing games and addressing the pain points and common questions of gamers. Just trying to help gamers out with our two cents stuffed in.


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Spearblade publishes stories, articles, commentary, news, reviews, and opinions by independent writers. We discuss, mainly, gaming hardware such as video cards (GPUs), processors (CPUs), RAMs, cooling, storage; gaming monitors; gaming laptops; gaming equipment; gaming components; and more. The general articles on Spearblade talk about gaming on desktops in general.

New video games, PS4 and Xbox gaming, PC gaming troubleshooting, and guidance. You’ll find plenty of content on Spearblade regarding niche topics ranging from liquid cooling to ray tracing, and we leave no stone unturned in doing our research and mentioning the technicalities.

Carefully disposing all the marketing from our hardware talk while keeping it all simple, straightforward, and somewhat technical – we build content around the core value of true information. It’s more than likely that you’ll find the answer to a problem or help on a matter very quickly when you read an article on Spearblade. We don’t beat around the bush. We don’t write for the robots. We keep it simple and real.

Of course, we also have a gaming section. You’ll find us talking about console games, PC games, and sometimes even smartphone games. We don’t do game reviews or walkthroughs, however.

You should know that you will find help, guidance, answers, and news for all leading manufacturers, designers, and brands in the gaming hardware industry including Nvidia, AMD, Intel. Not just that. You’ll find content around products from nearly every brand that matters in our space, Razer, Fractal Design, be quiet!, Cooler Master, Thermaltake, EVGA, NZXT, Wester Digital, ASRock, MSI Gaming, ASUS, Gigabyte, Crucial, G.Skill, Corsair, Xbox, PlayStation, and on and on.

We know that gamers aren’t just on Windows desktops. Just as the entire gaming community is diverse – spead across operating systems (Linux and MacOS is also covered here) and devices (consoles, laptops, smartphones – you name it), the Spearblade authors community is also pretty diversed when it comes to expertise and knowledge.

Stuck about some terms related to something specific? Resolution, comparisons, thermal paste, refresh rates, response times, cases/chassis, rig design, motherboards, BIOS settings, APUs, iGPUs, G-Sync and FreeSync, or something entirely different? Don’t worry. Spearblade is here to help.

We also deal specifically in publishing content around product ranges such as GeForce, Radeon, RTX series, RX series, FE cards, Anniversary Edition cards – you get the gist.

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