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Discussing games through guides and tips.
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. And we understand that. Here you will find accurate information that guides you towards the right direction. Do your research thoroughly before making any purchase decisions.
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And suddenly, the RTX 3090 makes a lot more sense.
With GPU prices finally coming down for a few months consecutively, gamers are finally open to more options. But of course, not all of us can spend $1500-2000 on a GPU. So, how much is a good amount to spend on the video card in your PC?
Definitely not on Doom Eternal. With a 4GB GTX 770 or GTX 780 Ti, some titles can be played at 4K. To get decent FPS, turn the video settings down.
SSDs don’t improve FPS or graphics quality. They mainly improve multitasking performance and loading times.
The AMD RX 6800 XT outperforms Nvidia RTX 3080 on key metrics, and we are glad AMD can offer cheaper competition that’s sufficient for average gamers.
The God that wields unholy strength: RTX 3090’s 24GB VRAM can render 8K textures with ray tracing smoothly for $1500 MSRP.
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Mic, internet, webcam – everybody knows about those. But what really separates a good streaming/gaming setup from a wannabe one, except for more expensive stuff?
In this piece, we will compile all the data we have regarding the upcoming Nvidia 40 series (or as some like to call it, the 4000 series). This is the ultimate resource and we will update it for all the information such as release date, specs and performance, pricing, power consumption, and more.
Samsung put everything on the backburner upon receiving the order for Nvidia’s 3000 series, after a fat discount, they still placed fewer orders.
Given gaming is very important to you and your budget is tight, is a gaming PC really the best use of your money?
Atari VCS and the new cryptocurrency token from Atari aim to build a gaming ecosystem that rivals Apple more than PS, Xbox, or PC gaming.
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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Better airflow? More fans? Liquid cooling? Case cleaning? Repasting? Frequent stress tests? Moving to Alaska? How do I manage my GPU’s red-hot temps!
The best of the best gaming headsets in 2022.
Here’s what you need to build the statistically most average gaming PC in 2022. This build will give you decent performance. Building a gaming PC shouldn’t be overly expensive.
FPS, or frames per second, is the single most important consideration for gamers of all types. Achieving a higher FPS releases all those chemicals that I don’t know the name of but which excite you. Dopamine or some stuff. Reaching a new, higher consistent FPS after upgrading your hardware or optimizing something else is a high like no other. Let’s talk about reaching that new, higher consistent FPS.
Benchmarking your CPU and video card are both critical to avoid damage in future and stay in the knowhow of your hardware’s performance. Here’s how, using games.
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.
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.
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- Difference between a gaming laptop and a normal laptop
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How to game better on laptops, specially non-gaming ones? Here are 5 tips.
AMD is seemingly heralding a new age of laptop gaming with their suspected “6000S” series of mobile GPUs – 6nm cards for laptops. Performance technicals remain sparse, but they might be coming soon with the Ryzen Rembrandt mobile APUs.
Apple computers are not known for gaming but can be fine-tuned to improve their gaming performance. Here’s a guide on what to look out for in terms of CPU, GPU, SSD, RAM, display, and ports.
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.
Graphics cards come in two variations – desktop and mobile. Mobile variations of graphics cards are used in laptops. High-end GPUs such as the Nvidia 3060 are included in powerful gaming laptops. In fact, the GPU is the most important factor to consider when going for a gaming laptop. In this piece, we’re going to look at how to make the right choice that will fit the bill.
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.
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- What is most important in a gaming monitor?
- What FPS is ideal for gaming?
- Which gaming monitors are good for which game types?
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VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort: Connection options for a multi-screen gaming setup are three. Let’s learn about them.
Display size, panel, compatibility, response time, LCD/LED, connection – all the important considerations when buying a gaming monitor for consoles – discussed here.
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.
DisplayPort is definitely better in terms of refresh rates, but a lot of other factors are also at play. Don’t be the laidback gamer. Know your cables
Depending on which genre you usually play in, you can go for a type of gaming monitor that will gel seamlessly with your gaming experience itself.
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. It’s hard to discuss gaming hardware without covering the games themselves, or so we have found.
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What is Spearblade?
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; gaming gear; and more. The general articles on Spearblade talk about gaming on desktops in general.
New video games, PS4 and Xbox gaming, PC gaming troubleshooting, in-game guidance – you name it. 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 lingo 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, and 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, Western 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 – spread across operating systems (Linux and MacOS are also covered here) and devices (consoles, laptops, smartphones – you name it), the Spearblade authors community is also pretty diverse 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.