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Feature: Everything you need to know about 2021's most exciting hardware

All the important PC gaming news from CES 2021

Annual tech bonanza CES is over for another year, so I thought I'd round-up all the important PC gaming announcements right here in one handy location. The big theme this year was, perhaps unsurprisingly, lots of new gaming laptops to help more people get stuff done while working from home, and this was aided in no small part by the announcement of Nvidia's RTX 30…

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2 days ago

Gigabyte’s latest Aorus gaming laptops drop thermals by a cool 10 degrees

There are dozens of RTX 30 gaming laptops arriving over the next couple of weeks, but Gigabyte's new crop of Aorus models might be the coolest ones yet. And I mean that literally, as the new design of their Aorus 15P laptop has apparently cut temperatures on the CPU and GPU by 10 degrees, resulting in better performance under heavy load.

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MSI have announced their first SSDs, and they’re incredibly fast

You probably know MSI from their graphics cards, motherboards, gaming laptops or even their extensive line-up of mice, keyboards and headsets, but now the component maker has announced they're going to start making SSDs as well. Unveiled last night during their CES press conference, MSI have already got two NVMe drives lined up for launch later this year, and both of them will support the…

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3 days ago

Feature: Plus how to enable G-Sync on a FreeSync monitor

Here’s a list of all the Nvidia G-Sync Compatible monitors confirmed so far

If you're looking for a list of all the confirmed Nvidia G-Sync Compatible monitors, then you're in the right place. Below, you'll find every AMD Freesync monitor that's been officially certified by Nvidia as meeting their G-Sync Compatible standard so far, and we also tell you everything you need to know about how to enable G-Sync on any Freesync monitor as well.

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4 days ago

Razer’s Project Hazel face mask has big Metro 2033 energy

Back at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Razer began converting some of their manufacturing facilities to make face masks for frontline workers. So far, they've donated over a million face masks worldwide to hospitals, governments and other healthcare organisations, but now Razer are putting their own spin on this now vital part of our lives with their Project Hazel concept. Dubbed the world's smartest…

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Razer have just unveiled the world’s maddest gaming chair

CES has brought us some some bonkers bits of gaming tech in years gone by. Last year, it was Dell's Alienware UFO Switch-alike. The year before that, it was Razer's HyperSense prototype, a complete haptic feedback system designed to put you right in the centre of your gaming experience. This year, Razer have gone one step further and created what they're hoping is going to…

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Feature: The most exciting laptops from Acer, Asus, Lenovo and Razer

These are the RTX 30 gaming laptops to watch out for in 2021

Nvidia have just announced their RTX 30 GPUs are coming to laptops, and that can only mean one thing. We're about to get inundated with dozens and dozens of newly refreshed gaming laptops, all with beefed up innards and even higher resolutions and refresh rate displays to make the most of Nvidia's latest crop of mobile RTX 3060, RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 chips. While…

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Feature: Get your RTX and RDNA 2 graphics cards at the ready

Here are all the confirmed ray tracing and DLSS games so far

Ray tracing is the hot new graphics tech of 2021, and Nvidia have just announced another fresh crop of ray tracing and DLSS games that are coming to PC later this year. To help you keep track of them all, I've created this list of all the confirmed ray tracing games you can play on PC right now, as well which ones will be getting…

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Nvidia’s RTX 3060 will hit PCs and laptops in February

Hot off the heels of the RTX 3060 Ti's launch at the end of last year, Nvidia have finally announced the regular version of the RTX 3060. It will be launching in late February for $329. That's not all, either, as Nvidia also announced that their RTX 30 series GPUs will be coming to laptops, too, with RTX 3060, RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 models…

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Asus and MSI announce Z590 motherboards for Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs

Asus and MSI have lifted the lid on their upcoming line-up of Z590 motherboards for Intel's soon-to-be-released 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs. Launching on January 27th, these new motherboards will be primed and ready for Rocket Lake, and Asus have confirmed their boards will be backwards compatible with Intel's existing 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs as well..

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Watch Nvidia’s CES 2021 RTX event right here

Nvidia are holding their CES 2021 GeForce RTX event today, and you can watch it right here with us at 9am PST / 5pm GMT. It's widely expected that Nvidia will announce that their RTX 30 GPUs will be making the move to laptops this evening, but we might also see some more desktop graphics cards get announced as well, such as the hotly-rumoured 20GB…

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Intel unveil 11th Gen H-Series CPUs for ultraportable gaming laptops

Intel have just announced their first crop of 11th Gen H-series CPUs for gaming laptops. Comprising of three processors in total, this new trio of high-performance Tiger Lake CPUs will help usher in a new era of even thinner and lighter gaming laptops in 2021, with the first laptop designs coming in at just 16.6mm. Here's everything you need to know.

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1 week ago

Steam is beefing up Xbox and PS5 controller support

If you, like me, prefer playing your PC games with a controller pilfered from the household console box, good news a'coming. Steam is testing out expanded features for PS5 and Xbox controllers including extra customisation and button mapping. I'm still rocking a pretty old Xbox One controller myself, but hey, by the time I do upgrade it sounds like all the new features may just…

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Feature: Glimmers of greatness

Acer Predator Helios 300 review

Acer's Predator gaming laptops have always impressed in the past. Their high-end Triton 500 laptop remains one of my favourite gaming laptops to date thanks to its sensible specs and quiet fans, and their flagship, swivel-screen Triton 900 is both brilliant and bonkers in equal measure. The Helios 300 on test today sits at the other end of Acer's Predator line-up. As their entry-level gaming…

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AMD’s Radeon RX 6700 and 6700 XT could be here by the end of March

The next graphics cards in AMD's Big Navi and RDNA 2 line-up could be here in just a couple of months time, according to fresh internet rumours. The purported Radeon RX 6700 and RX 6700 XT GPUs will both launch before the end of March according to French publication CowCotLand, whose unnamed sources claim they're currently scheduled to be released by the end of the…

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Feature: A worthy rival to Nvidia's RTX 3070?

AMD Radeon RX 6800 review

When AMD unveiled their pair of next-gen Big Navi graphics cards at the end of 2020, there was hope that they'd bring some much needed competition to Nvidia's latest crop of RTX 30 GPUs. Leading the pack was AMD's Radeon RX 6800 XT, a £600 / $650 graphics card that aimed to take on Nvidia's more expensive GeForce RTX 3080. Alas, the 6800 XT fell…

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2 weeks ago

Feature: Our recommended CPU picks

Best CPU for gaming 2021: the top Intel and AMD processors

It's easy to forget about your CPU when it comes to boosting your PC's gaming performance, but finding the right processor can often make a surprising difference to your overall frame rate, especially if you tend to play games at 1920x1080. To help you get the best gaming CPU for you and your budget, we've put together this list of our top Intel and AMD…

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Feature: Your gaming hardware guide for 2021

The PC gaming hardware we’re most looking forward to in 2021

Despite a flurry of new CPU and graphics card launches at the end of last year, 2021 is already shaping up to be quite a busy year for PC gaming hardware. Not only have we got Intel's new 11th Gen Rocket Lake processors due before the end of March, but 2021 will also be the year Intel finally enter the graphics card arena with their…

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