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2 weeks ago

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Doom Eternal PC performance: How to get the best settings

Doom Eternal has finally ripped and torn its way onto PC, and to help make sure your rig doesn't explode into its own fiery hellscape, I've been putting the game through its paces to find out how to get the best performance from id Software's fast and furious shooter, and how to get the best settings if you find your graphics card's getting hot under…

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What Sony’s PS5 specs tell us about AMD’s Big Navi cards

As big hardware spec reveals go, yesterday's PS5 specs deep-dive was pretty darn dry. Sony's Mark Cerny spent at least 50% of the 50-odd minute presentation talking about the console's SSD, and we still don't have any idea what the thing actually looks like. It was just abstract graph after abstract graph, a bit like the one up the top there, which I think is…

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Save £60 on an Oculus Rift S just in time for Half-Life: Alyx

Good news VR headset deals hunters. Currys' UK Ebay outlet has shaved £60 off the Oculus Rift S, taking the normally £399 headset down to a much more appealing £339. That's even cheaper than it was over Black Friday, making it a great time to snap one up if you're thinking about getting a headset for the launch of Half-Life: Alyx on Monday. Here's how…

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Get Half-Life: Alyx for free with an HTC Vive Cosmos Elite

HTC have announced they're going to be bundling in free copies of Half-Life: Alyx with every Vive Cosmos Elite VR headset today - and that includes everyone who pre-ordered the headset as well. The Vive Cosmos Elite, which launches worldwide today, is HTC's latest high-end PC-based VR headset and will come with a redemption code for Half-Life: Alyx in the box, which will then unlock…

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Best gaming mouse 2020: top wireless and wired mice

It can be tricky replacing your favourite gaming mouse, especially if it's an old model you can't buy anymore. After all, your gaming mouse is incredibly personal, from the shape and size of the thing to the number of customisable buttons you've got set up. All these things make it hard to find a new bestest best gaming mouse, but hopefully my guide below will…

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3 weeks ago

The AMD ‘Big Navi’ GPU inside the Xbox Series X offers RTX 2080 levels of power

We've known for some time now that both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be powered by the next generation of AMD Navi GPUs, but thanks to our friends at Digital Foundry who have just revealed the full spec of Microsoft's Xbox Series X console, we now have a much better idea of just how powerful they're going to be and what that…

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Feature: Everything you need to get ready for Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx PC requirements and VR headset specs: How to get your PC VR ready

If you're looking forward to Half-Life: Alyx as much as we are here at RPS (it's one of our most exciting games of 2020, don't you know), then you'll want to make sure your PC is prepped and ready to play it come its big release day on March 23rd. The good news is that you don't need an expensive Valve Index headset to run…

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Best PC gaming deals of the week – 13th March 2020

Friday the 13th may be unlucky for some, but it's all money pots at the end of the rainbow for would-be deals hunters this week, as there are simply bucketloads of great PC gaming deals to be found all across the web. From more than a third lightsabred off Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order or over 25% off the price of admission to Planet Zoo,…

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

With the size of new game installs getting larger and larger every month, making sure your PC is equipped with one of today's best gaming SSDs has never been more important. SSDs are much considerably faster than your any of your old hard disk drives (HDDs), and that means quicker loading times, and a faster, more responsive operating system for your daily desktop tasks. Of…

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AMD Navi: Everything we know so far about “Big Navi”, from ray tracing to release date

AMD's Navi GPUs have been making quite the splash since they first came out last July. The RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT quickly established themselves as worthy rivals to Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 graphics cards, and their entry-level RX 5500 XT and RX 5600 XT cards are currently my top best graphics card recommendations for those after something a bit cheaper.…

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It’s no wonder that Doom Eternal won’t run at “true 4K” on Google Stadia any more

When Google Stadia was first announced at GDC last year, id boss Marty Stratton promised that Doom Eternal would run at "true 4K" when it launched on the search giant's cloud streaming service. However, according to id's updated specs for the game, this is no longer going to be the case. Instead, the Stadia version of Doom Eternal will now run at 1800p when played…

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Get over £230 off an RTX 2070 gaming laptop in Dell’s UK sale

Amazon aren't the only ones getting in on the deals action today, as Dell have just fired their own deals gun to signal the start of their three-day UK sale. There are big savings to be had on all sorts of XPS, Inspiron and Alienware gaming laptops, desktops and gaming monitors, and your ever faithful deals herald has scoured the lot of them to bring…

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4 weeks ago

WD’s Black SN750 SSD is almost back down to its Black Friday price this week

SSD deals hunters have been spoiled for choice in recent weeks, with savings to be had on everything from 1TB SSDs to half-price NVMe drives. Today is no different, as Amazon UK have got the excellent 500GB WD Black SN750 (the non-heatsink version this time) for £77 right now, which is only around £7 more expensive than it was over Black Friday. The 1TB model…

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The Valve Index VR headset is back in stock, for now

The Valve Index headset is back in stock. There, that's the post. Seriously though, it's been a bit of a ride the last few weeks watching the upcoming VR-only Half-Life game creep closer as Valve's own VR headset remained out of stock. Half-Life: Alyx, is releasing later this month and it looked like the Index wouldn't get back on the digital shelf in time. You can now…

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

Your gaming monitor is one of the biggest and most expensive purchases you'll make when upgrading your PC, so it pays to get the best gaming monitor you can. With so many to choose from, though, finding the right monitor for you and your budget can be tricky. Fortunately, I'm here to help, as I've put together a list of all my best gaming monitor…

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The Razer Raptor is the T-Rex of 1440p gaming monitors

It's been a long time coming, but Razer's Raptor 27 monitor is finally here - and hoo boy does it impress. When I first saw the prototype of this 27in, 2560x1440, 144Hz, FreeSync screen at CES last year, I oohed and ahhed at its striking design, metal cable tidies and fabric-wrapped display. Now, having tested the final model over the past couple of weeks, I've…

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Best PC gaming deals of the week – 6th March 2020

At long last, the sun has risen from its wintery slumber and it's finally starting to feel a bit like spring. This pleases your deal herald, as it means there's a fresh crop of PC gaming deals blossoming across the internet that will soon bear delicious fruit before all the big games come out. In fact, many have bloomed and flowered already, such as the…

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Glorious’ Model D is a fantastic lightweight gaming mouse (and even squeaks like one, too)

The Glorious Model O- was one of my favourite gaming mice of 2019, so you can probably imagine how thrilled I was when I heard they were making another, more ergonomic lightweight gaming mouse, the Model D. Priced at an identical £50 / $50 as the symmetrical Model O, the Model D brings all that honeycombed holier than thou greatness to an even comfier, right-handed…

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

After the flurry of new GPU releases from AMD and Nvidia last year, our best graphics card list finally seems to have quietened down a bit - at least for now, anyway. We've already seen a bunch of new AMD Navi GPUs come out over the last 12 months, for example, and all we're really waiting for is their 'Big Navi' 4K GPUs. It's a…

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1 month ago

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Every G-Sync Compatible monitor confirmed so far and how to enable G-Sync on a FreeSync monitor

Nvidia's G-Sync Compatible monitor list continues to get bigger and bigger every month. At last count, there are more than 80 FreeSync monitors that have been officially approved to meet Nvidia's strict G-Sync Compatible standards, allowing Nvidia graphics card owners to take advantage of a monitor's variable refresh rate tech for super smooth gaming even if it isn't a full-fat G-Sync screen. Read on below…

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