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Best graphics card deals of the week – 3rd April 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, the window to nab yourself one of today's best graphics card deals is slowly closing. Indeed, prices have shot up in the UK in response to falling stock levels, which means many Nvidia graphics card deals aren't really very good deals any more. There are still loads of great AMD graphics card deals going on though, and you'll find…

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Feature: A chip off the old block

Best gaming CPU 2020: the top Intel and AMD processors

We often don't think about our CPU when it comes to getting the best gaming speeds from our PC, as most of the graphical grunt work tends to be done by your trusty graphics card. However, having one of our best gaming CPU picks inside your system can make a surprising difference to the number of frames per second your PC can produce, particularly if…

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What the heck is DirectX 12 Ultimate and what does it mean for PC gaming?

Microsoft announced a new version of DirectX 12 yesterday, which is the bit of tech that allows games and other types of software to work with your PC's audio and video hardware. Dubbed DirectX 12 Ultimate, Microsoft are calling it "the best graphics technology [they've] ever introduced" and have declared it "future-proof" for next generation games thanks to its built-in support for ray tracing, variable…

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Feature: Slay those frames

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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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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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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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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The Division 2 PC performance: Get your PC Warlords of New York ready

The Division 2 is heading back to the flaming bin-lined streets of the Big Apple this week with the launch of its brand-new expansion, Warlords of New York. Swapping the sunny sights of Washington DC for the now equally sweltering-looking streets of lower Manhattan, The Division 2: Warlords of New York is a great excuse to jump back into Ubisoft's giant open world looter shooter…

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AMD finally add the RX 5600 XT to their free game bundle

When AMD announced their latest Raise the Game bundle last week, which gets you two free games when you buy selected Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards, their latest and greatest RX 5600 XT GPU was mysteriously absent. Perhaps it was a deliberate snub, perhaps it was an honest mistake. Whatever the reason, our best graphics card champion has now been restored to its rightful…

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Feature: And which graphics card should you buy?

AMD RX 5600 XT vs RX 5700: Which is faster?

When AMD said they were creating the ultimate 1080p graphics card with their new RX 5600 XT, they really weren't kidding. Not only is it faster than the similarly priced Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, but its performance even matches that of Nvidia's slightly more expensive RTX 2060. No wonder, then, that it's gone straight into our best graphics card list for 2020. But I'm…

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Resident Evil 3 and Monster Hunter: World Iceborne headline AMD’s latest free games bundle

AMD have lifted the lid on their latest Raise The Game bundle, which gets you an assortment of free games when you buy a qualifying Radeon RX graphics card. This time, we're looking at free copies of Monster Hunter: World's Iceborne Master Edition, Resident Evil 3, Warcraft III: Reforged, Ghost Recon Breakpoint and three months of Xbox Game Pass for PC, but some GPUs will…

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AMD confirm loads more graphics cards for 2020

It's never a surprise when a graphics card maker announces, 'Hey, there are going to be new graphics cards this year!' but we could be seeing a lot more GPUs from AMD in 2020 than we first thought. Announced during their latest financial Q&A with investors, AMD's head lady Dr. Lisa Su confirmed that not only will we be getting refreshes of their existing Navi…

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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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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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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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AMD FreeSync 2 HDR is dead, long live FreeSync Premium and Premium Pro

On top of announcing their new Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card and a bunch of new 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 laptop processors yesterday, AMD also announced some changes to their various FreeSync standards at this year's CES. Until now, we had regular FreeSync and FreeSync 2 HDR, the latter offering exactly the same variable refresh rate tech for super smooth, tear-free gaming as regular…

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AMD want their Ryzen 4000 CPUs to be “the best laptop processors ever built”

AMD kicked off their CES 2020 press conference with some big promises last night. Not only are they calling their upcoming Radeon RX 5600 XT GPU the "ultimate 1080p graphics card", but they're also hoping their new set of 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs will be "the best laptop processors ever built". Those are fighting words considering AMD have always been a bit of…

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AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT takes aim at Nvidia’s GTX 1660 Ti

AMD announced the latest graphics cards in their new AMD Navi family last night, the RX 5600 and RX 5600 XT. Much like their RX 5500 and RX 5500 XT cousins, the regular RX 5600 will only be available in pre-configured systems you buy from PC builders. The RX 5600 XT, on the other hand, is going to be the one you buy separately to…

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Feature: The new benchmark for 1080p gaming on a budget

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT review: More Super than all of Nvidia’s budget cards combined

When AMD first announced their new budget AMD Navi card, the Radeon RX 5500, back at the beginning of October, I was expecting review samples to follow swiftly after it. They did not. Turns out, the RX 5500 isn't actually a graphics card you can buy off the shelf. Instead, the only place you'll find them is inside a pre-built PC. Why? Who knows. Perhaps…

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