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HTC’s Vive Cosmos is £50 cheaper than it was over Black Friday

If you're thinking about buying a VR headset to get yourself ready for Half-Life: Alyx later this year, then you may be interested to know that the HTC Vive Cosmos is currently on sale again in the UK. It originally launched for £699 when it came out last year, but Amazon UK have now dropped the price to £549, making it £50 cheaper than it…

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Feature: Solid state of the art

Best gaming SSD 2020: top SATA, NVMe and external SSDs for your gaming PC

SSDs are now more affordable than ever before, making it a great time to upgrade your old hard disk drive and treat yourself to one of our best gaming SSD recommendations for 2020. Not only will it dramatically improve the speed of your gaming PC, but your games will load faster, too. To help you find the best gaming SSD for your PC, I've put…

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3 days ago

Feature: Cheap games, graphics cards, SSDs and more

Best PC gaming deals of the week – 24th January 2020

It's yer deals herald back again with some more rip-roaring deals, and what better way to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year than with a whole weekend of the very best PC gaming deals the internet has to offer? There have been so many good deals this week already, from Humble's Europa Universalis Bundle to last night's opening parade of Steam's Lunar New Year sale,…

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4 days ago

Feature: Plus all the best 144Hz and 240Hz gaming monitors and more

Best gaming monitor 2020: top budget, ultrawide and 4K monitors

With so many different gaming monitors to choose from these days, finding the best gaming monitor for you and your PC can be tricky. To that end, I've rounded up all the best gaming monitors I've tested here at RPS, covering everything from our best budget gaming monitor picks, right up to the best 4K gaming monitors. I've given this best gaming monitor guide a…

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5 days ago

Our favourite 4K monitor is £150 off in Acer’s Winter UK sale

If you're in search of a new gaming monitor and have been contemplating the move up to 4K, then does your deals herald have a deal for you. The excellent Acer Nitro XV273K is currently £150 off as part of Acer's Winter UK sale right now, taking its normal price of £900 down to a more palatable £750. It's not just monitors that are on…

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6 days ago

Feature: That, and the fact it costs an absolute fortune

Samsung’s T7 Touch is great-looking external SSD let down by its fussy fingerprint reader

The Samsung T7 Touch is the latest member of Samsung's portable SSD family. Like the Samsung T5 before it, this titchy drive has a lovely, sleek aluminium chassis that's roughly the same size as a couple of stacked credit cards. Only now it has a fancy fingerprint reader for extra security and supports the nippier USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard, leading to sequential read and…

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Steelseries unveil new budget-friendly Apex keyboards and Rival gaming mouse

Steelseries are kicking off 2020 by launching a bunch of new PC peripherals today, including two new Apex keyboards and a new Rival 3 gaming mouse. The Rival 3 and Apex 3 keyboards are both budget-oriented affairs, which will be good news for anyone after a new mouse and keyboard that don't break the bank, but the Apex 5 kicks things up a notch with…

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Feature: But can its cheaper price make up for no ray tracing support?

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT review: Just as fast as Nvidia’s RTX 2060

It's been a bit of a whirlwind week leading up today's launch of AMD's Radeon RX 5600 XT. Dubbed the "ultimate" bestest best graphics card for 1080p gaming, the RX 5600 XT was originally meant to be AMD's answer to Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, coming in at an identical price of $279. Nvidia, however, fought back, lowering the price of their next card up,…

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1 week ago

Feature: Cheap games, graphics cards, SSDs and more

Best PC gaming deals of the week – 17th January 2020

Hark, it's your deals herald once again, back with the best PC gaming deals of the week. There's a lot to sink your teeth into this week, with Humble's Winter Sale still rolling on, offering up big juicy discounts on loads of the bestest best PC games of 2019, as well as a small saving on today's big release, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Nvidia also…

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Feature: Slaying those frames

Wired2Fire’s Predator PC is primed and ready for 1440p gaming for just under £1300

At the end of last year, I put together our official RPS Rig, which included everything you needed to build a gaming PC for less than £1000, including your monitor, mouse and keyboard and all the extra peripherals that go with a modern PC. However, many of you asked what that rig would look like if it was just the PC that cost £1000 (you…

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Get a free Stadia Premiere bundle with a new BT broadband package

Google Stadia has had a bit of a rocky launch so far. The free version of Google's cloud gaming service still isn't available yet, and the number of games available to play on Stadia has been wanting to say the least. However, the tide might finally be turning for Stadia, as Google have just struck a new deal with UK phone and internet giant BT…

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2 weeks ago

Feature: Taking a stand against desk-hogging monitors

Samsung’s Space monitor is a revelation

Why aren't more gaming monitors like the Samsung Space monitor? If there's one thing I've come to loathe about some of our jumbo best gaming monitor picks, it's their desk-hogging stands. Some monitors I tested last year practically demanded their own table, their stands were so enormous, while others barely left enough room for my keyboard and mouse mat. Not so with the Samsung Space.…

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Feature: Faster sensors, new designs and more buttons

Razer’s Basilisk and Deathadder mice get new V2 models

Razer's Deathadder and Basilisk mice are some of the most popular gaming mice on the planet, and today Razer have unveiled V2 models of each one. Upgraded with flashier sensors, superior switches, more buttons and braided, shoelace-like cables, the Deathadder V2 and Basilisk V2 are primed and ready to compete with all of our best gaming mouse contenders from 2019. Here's wot I think.

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AOC have a new 49in monitor to rival Samsung’s CRG9

At the end of last year, you may have noticed I took quite a shine to the enormous Samsung CRG9 monitor. With its 49in screen and 5120x1440 resolution, it was an absolutely fantastic way to play Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as many of the other best ultrawide PC games available right now. Well, now AOC have one to rival it. Just like the…

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Feature: Playing your cards right

Best graphics card 2020: The best AMD and Nvidia GPUs for gaming

It's been a busy 12 months in the race to become to next best graphics card, and 2020 doesn't show any signs of it stopping, either. While we've had nearly all the best graphics cards we're likely to see from Nvidia this generation, AMD are just getting started, and will be releasing their hotly anticipated 1080p best graphics card contender, the RX 5600 XT, next…

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Feature: How to get the best settings for the best performance

Monster Hunter: World performance guide: Get your PC Iceborne ready

Monster Hunter: World is one of the biggest games on PC right now, and it's just got even bigger with the launch of its giant Iceborne expansion. So, if you're been thinking about jumping into Capcom's dinosaur-hunting / hat-making sim, but aren't sure if your graphics card can run it properly, then have a read of my Monster Hunter: World PC performance guide below. Here,…

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Actually, this is our first proper glimpse at Intel’s Xe GPU, but details are still thin on the ground

Earlier this week, we got our first glimpse of Intel's Xe GPU in action when they showed a live demo of it running Destiny 2 on one of their new Tiger Lake laptops during their CES press conference. At the time, the GPU code-named DG1 was buried deep inside the laptop, but now Intel have released some official images of the desktop version of their…

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Feature: Cheap games, graphics cards, SSDs and more

Best PC gaming deals of the week – 10th January 2020

Welcome to 2020, deals hunters. Your deals herald is finally back from her Christmas holidays and she's primed and ready to deal out some hot deals of the decade. We've got fresh off the press savings to be had on Monster Hunter: World's Iceborne expansion, plus loads of EA bits and bobs and Square Enix games, including 50% off the complete edition of their massive…

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3 weeks ago

I’m worried that MSI’s new HMI gaming monitor is going to kill me in my sleep

There have been plenty of new monitor announcements over the course of this week's CES tech jamboree, but none have been more terrifying than MSI's Optix MEG381CQR. This curved 38in ultrawide display is one of several new gaming screens coming from MSI this year, but it will be the first to incorporate Human Machine Interface elements, or HMI for short. It's not entirely clear what…

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Crucial’s new Ballistix MAX RAM lets you 3D print your own lightbar

While most of the CES excitement has centred around new graphics cards like AMD's Radeon RX 5600 XT, CPUs and strange new concept devices like Alienware's Switch-like UFO PC this year, Crucial have something a little different on their CES booth this year: a new line of next-generation high-performance RAM that lets you 3D print your own personalised lightbar.

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