The State of the PC: 2017

The personal computer evolution seems to be slowing. Apple seems to be ignoring high-end customers, 2-in-1 designs are proliferating, and the desktop PC stagnates. On the OS side, MacOS seems to be stagnating and Windows...

GPU Generations Matter

Sometimes I get tired of the upgrade train and just want to get off. I find myself wondering if upgrading PC hardware really matters over time, and what do I really gain from it. Then,...

Which Graphics Card Should You Buy?

Which graphics card should you buy? We have hard data on the GTX 1080, GTX 1070, and Radeon RX480, the GPU roadmap for the rest of the year, including the soon-to-ship GTX 1060. So Eric...

How Much Video Memory?

I’ve been running a ton of benchmarks, as well as playing a lot of games while testing the new generation of GPUs. I’ve also looked at a lot of other reviews, and the general consensus...

GTX 1080 and the Art of the Screenshot

Consider the lowly screenshot. In this current era of live-streamed games, screenshots often get short shrift. You see them frequently in articles about games, but video gets more attention these days. Easy tools for capturing...

Choosing Your PC Processor

Choosing the right PC processor lies at the intersection of what you need, what you can afford, what you want to accomplish, and your self image. The focus here is on desktop processors — in...

Nvidia Builds a Monster GPU for AI

Nvidia officially launched its next generation Pascal GPU, dubbed P100, at its own Graphics Tech Conference this past week. It’s definitely a monster — 15 billion transistors and 600mm2 ┬ádespite being manufactured on 16nm FinFET...