DDR5 vs. DDR4 Gaming Performance

It’s time we take a fresh look at DDR4 vs. DDR5 memory, using the “new” Intel Core i9-14900K. The last time we compared DDR4 and DDR5 memory was nearly two years ago using the i9-12900K in 41 games. At the time, we were using DDR5-6000 and DDR4-3600 for testing but today we’re upgrading that to … Đọc tiếp

Why Refresh Rates Matter: From 30Hz to 540Hz

Are higher refresh rates better for gaming? Yes, they are. In this article we’ll explain why refresh rates often labeled as “overkill,” “unnecessary,” or “diminishing returns” might actually offer more improvement than you might think. If you’re interested in learning about the difference in motion clarity between 30Hz, 60Hz, 120Hz, 240Hz, and even 540Hz, you’re … Đọc tiếp

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs. Intel Core i5-9600K: 2023 Revisit

Today, we’re revisiting the gaming performance of two budget CPUs from years past: the Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-9600K. We’ll not only compare how they perform in today’s games but also benchmark the flagship upgrade options to determine which platform has aged the best. Four years ago, when we benchmarked both products, the Core … Đọc tiếp

The Best Gaming Laptops 2023

For picking the best gaming laptops, we’ve split our recommendations into distinct categories based on use case, budget, and form factor, covering the best budget laptops you can still game on, to the absolute monster desktop replacements that will tear through anything you throw at them. There are plenty of updated models since our last … Đọc tiếp

TechSpot PC Buying Guide: Holidays 2023

How has the PC market evolved in the past six months? For gamers and mainstream users, not much has happened: Intel’s 14th-gen Core CPUs hardly deserve to be called a new generation. The mainstream graphics segment has seen one disappointment after another, with cards that are barely faster than their years-old predecessors. SSD and memory … Đọc tiếp

Best CPU Deals, AMD vs Intel: Holiday CPU Buying Guide

Earlier this week, we looked at GPU pricing and the market to see what sort of prices would truly constitute a Black Friday sale. Today, we’re back to do the same, but this time for the the CPU market, and give our advice on the kind of deals you can expect during the holiday shopping … Đọc tiếp

Black Friday GPU Buying Guide: November GPU Pricing Update

There’s a lot to discuss in this month’s GPU pricing update with some updates regarding Nvidia’s upcoming GeForce 40 Super series, a look at pricing for current generation GPUs, and what sort of deals you should be looking out for during Black Friday. Plus, a few interesting observations about the used graphics card market. There … Đọc tiếp

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X and 7970X Review

It’s not every day that we get to review a ,000 CPU, but don’t worry, we have a more affordable ,500 option as well, so this should be fun. The new Ryzen Threadripper 7980X and 7970X, pack 64 and 32 cores respectively, part of AMD’s latest high-end desktop lineup, these are super powerful chips that … Đọc tiếp

The Upgrade Path: AMD Ryzen 3700X to 5800X3D vs. Intel Core i9-9900K

Today, we are following up with our testing from last week, which compared AMD’s Ryzen 7 3700X with the Core i9-9900K. Both CPUs received our recommendation back in the day – the 9900K as an uncompromising top-tier gaming CPU, and the 3700X for its exceptional value, not just in gaming but also in core-heavy productivity … Đọc tiếp

How to Block Incoming and Outgoing Network Connections Using the Windows Firewall

In today’s world of permanent Internet connectivity, whether through Wi-Fi or Ethernet, a firewall is an essential component of your device’s security. This software – or in some cases, a separate physical device – monitors all incoming and outgoing network traffic to and from your computer, including any program attempting to access the Internet. Microsoft … Đọc tiếp