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Gaming hardware criticism

What’s coming for gamers in 2022 Q1?

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6000 MHz RAMs: New generation of gaming memory

Viper Venom DDR5, Patriot’s first DDR5 performance system RAM, will be hitting the shelves.

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Intel Arc Alchemist: All you should know

Intel Arc Alchemist – the first GPU lineup to go head-to-head against Nvidia’s RTX and AMD’s RX series of gaming GPUs.

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Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti: All we know so far

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti with 24 GB VRAM coming January 27, 2022. Here’s everything we know about the card so far.

Also read: AMD Radeon 6000S (6nm mobile GPU lineage) rumored to be coming soon along with AMD’s Ryzen Rembrandt mobile APU series.

No-nonsense true information for gamers, by gamers.

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Gaming computers

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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.


Managing GPU temperature: Actionable tips and hacks

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!

Read → Managing GPU temperature: Actionable tips and hacks

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.

AMD 6000S: The new age of laptop gaming

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.

Read → AMD 6000S: The new age of laptop gaming

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.

Connection options for a multi-screening gaming setup

VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort: Connection options for a multi-screen gaming setup are three. Let’s learn about them.

Read → Connection options for a multi-screening gaming setup

What to consider when buying a gaming monitor for consoles?

Display size, panel, compatibility, response time, LCD/LED, connection – all the important considerations when buying a gaming monitor for consoles – discussed here.

Read → What to consider when buying a gaming monitor for consoles?

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.

RTX 3090 Ti is 5% better for $500 more – The absolute worst decision a gamer can ever make

And suddenly, the RTX 3090 makes a lot more sense.

Read → RTX 3090 Ti is 5% better for $500 more – The absolute worst decision a gamer can ever make

How much to invest in a GPU for gaming?

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?

Read → How much to invest in a GPU for gaming?

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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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