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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.
The AMD RX 580 has a great market share. As such, it’s only natural that your old RX 580 is becoming pretty inefficient in terms of temperatures. Let’s see how you can water cool it to get performance like a new card.
This is a Spearblade resource that documents terminology related to water cooling. Use this for troubleshooting or general knowledge purposes.
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.
On a budget? Love gaming? Thinking of buying a gaming laptop? Great. You’re at the right place. Choosing the GPU, processor, storage, display resolution, screen size, etc. carefully can help you save a great deal of money while still getting decent gaming performance out of the hardware.
Can I change the laptop GPU? Upgrade it? Remove it? Laptop gamers usually have very concentrated GPU-related queries. In this guide, which shall henceforth be dubbed the “ARUC” (Adding, Removing, Upgrading, and Changing) guide, I’ll explain everything related to GPUs within a gaming laptop.
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.
Mind-boggling to some, kindergarten homework for others. What is the connection between the refresh rate and the FPS? How they affect each other? What’s the maximum FPS you can get on a monitor? Let’s find the answers to all these questions and more.
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.
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.
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?
RTX 2060 has ray tracing. It’s hardware-accelerated ray tracing (vs. software-based ray tracing you’d find in cards such as the AMD RX 5700 XT). It beats its competitors right out of the water with the only trade-off being a higher power consumption.
Latest gaming hardware news
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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