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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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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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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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Cyberpunk 2077 in ultrawide is great for people-watching, but not much else

As a lover of ultrawide PC games, I've been chomping at the bit to see what Cyberpunk 2077's Night City looks like in 21:9. I've had to refrain from doing so for the last week as I put together my Cyberpunk 2077 best settings and ray tracing performance guides, but now those are complete I've finally found some time to swap out my regular 16:9…

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Feature: And is it worth it?

Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing: what does it look like and how does it run?

Cyberpunk 2077 is without doubt one of the biggest ray tracing games that's ever been released on PC, and it should come as no surprise that it's also one of the most demanding. Like Metro Exodus before it, CD Projekt Red have gone all in on this ultra-realistic lighting technology to make Night City look and feel like a living, breathing city, using everything from…

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Feature: We tell you what settings to tweak to improve your PC's frame rate.

Cyberpunk 2077: the best settings to improve your PC’s performance

At long last, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally out. Whether your PC is up to actually playing it, though, is another matter entirely. Like The Witcher 3 before it, CD Projekt Red's latest open world action RPG is a real beast in the old PC performance department, and you may find your rig is struggling to maintain a steady frame rate as you hack your way…

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Feature: Razer's ultraportable gaming laptop gets a Tiger Lake refresh

Razer Blade Stealth 13 (Late 2020) review

When it comes to gaming performance, ultraslim laptops like the Razer Blade Stealth 13 are never going to compete with their larger, beefier brethren. There's neither the room nor the airflow to sustain the kind of components you'd normally find in laptops in this kind of price range, and if all you want is something powerful to play games on that you can sort of…

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Buy Cyberpunk 2077 on Stadia and Google will give you a free Stadia Premiere bundle

Cyberpunk 2077 has finally arrived, but as several members of the RPS Treehouse have been finding out today, some of our creaking PCs just aren't up to playing CD Projekt Red's latest particularly smoothly. It's the kind of game that might make you consider playing it through the cloud instead (especially while we wait for new hardware prices to calm down a bit), so how…

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Feature: A must-buy for fellow headache sufferers

Oculus’ Elite Strap makes the Quest 2 1000% better

The Oculus Quest 2 is a great VR headset for anyone looking to dip their toes into virtual reality, but if I had one complaint about Oculus' standalone headset (apart from the mandatory Facebook account requirement), it would be the uncomfortable little knobbly bits on its elasticated head strap. They're just too painful to use the Quest 2 for any significant length of time, and…

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Feature: An Xbox headset that also works wirelessly with PC

Corsair HS75 XB Wireless review

With new consoles comes a new range of gaming headsets, which is good news for us on PC, as it means we've now got a lot more choice when it comes to getting great game audio. Case in point: Corsair's HX75 XB Wireless is technically a wireless Xbox headset, but it also works with PC if you've got an Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows -…

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Where to buy an Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti in the UK and US

Nvidia's new RTX 3060 Ti graphics card might have come out of the blue yesterday, but if you're looking to get hold of one Nvidia's newly announced ray tracing GPUs, you're in the right place. Launching at 6am PT / 2pm GMT today, December 2nd, the RTX 3060 Ti is arguably the next-gen RTX card you've been waiting for all along - and you can…

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Feature: The RTX 30 graphics card you've been waiting for

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti review

Just when you thought there wouldn't be another opportunity to get one of Nvidia's new RTX cards this side of Christmas, another member of their RTX 30 series has arrived: the hotly anticipated RTX 3060 Ti. With prices starting at £369 / $399, this latest entry in Nvidia's next-gen RTX 30 family packs quite a punch for its price bracket, going toe to toe with…

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