The CPU and GPU markets cratered towards the end of 2022
Europe and the UK are finally receiving shipments of Intel Arc GPUs
Shader Compilation and Why It Causes Stuttering, Explained
Will GPUs Ever Get Cheaper? GPU Pricing Update
After a period of consistent graphics card releases from Nvidia and AMD, things have cooled down in February. No new GPUs to talk about, but it's still worth taking a look at how the market is behaving and what we can expect.
AMD executive talks AI acceleration in new interview
How Hot is Too Hot for PC Hardware?
With power limits of CPUs and graphics cards climbing ever higher, and news reports of chips hitting sky-high temperatures appearing almost weekly, it seems that now is as good a time as any to ask a simple question -- just how hot is too hot for today's PC components?
AMD releases new unified Adrenalin drivers for all Radeons GPUs
Hogwarts Legacy GPU Benchmark: 53 GPUs Tested
Hogwarts Legacy is open-world action RPG set in the Harry Potter universe. Having launched to very enthusiastic user reviews, it's time we benchmark it and we have a ton of data for you.
Going From 20 to 40: A Graphics Card Upgrade Tale
A lot can happen in four years, especially in the world of PCs. But how much better is one of the latest GPUs compared to an architecture from a few years back? Well, read on to find out how one person's upgrade choice all panned out.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Desktop vs. Laptop GPU
Having fully reviewed the Nvidia RTX 4090 Laptop GPU and taken a comprehensive look at how it fares in the laptop market, now let's see how it compares against the RTX 4090 desktop part.
Nvidia releases automatic update for Discord bug, but users aren't sure how it works
The Nvidia RTX 4070 looks set to arrive in April
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU Review
Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU is set to become the fastest mobile GPU for gaming. With its arrival we're getting a new architecture, a new process node, and new levels of laptop performance on the go.
Unreleased 3Dfx Voodoo 5 6000 hits eBay, already bid beyond $12K
Recap: 3Dfx was a pioneer in personal computer graphics. The San Jose-based company got its start in the mid-90s making hardware for arcade machines before turning its attention to personal computers and plotting a new course for PC games with its powerful Voodoo chipsets.
Buying second-hand graphics cards that were used for crypto mining isn't as risky as you might think
In context: It's an argument that has been raging for years: is buying a second-hand graphics card worth the risk when it could have been used extensively for crypto mining? Probably the most famous of all the tech YouTube channels, Linus Tech Tips, has long said that former mining cards don't automatically suffer from performance issues, and could even be a better buy than those that were used exclusively for gaming. Now, Linus might have proven this claim.
Intel discusses streamlined strategy for next-gen Xe2 graphics
AMD admits to restraining chip supply to keep higher CPU and GPU prices
In context: Gamers have been lamenting about the high prices of graphics cards for what seems like forever. We all got excited when crypto mining became obsolete, just knowing that we were finally going to see prices come down, but for the most part, they haven't. The latest GPUs are still out of reach for the average consumer, and even older cards are holding their value.
Discord might be throttling your Nvidia GPU's memory, but here's how you can fix it
Alleged RTX 4090 Ti specs leak: powerful, hungry, and likely very expensive
Intel plans another big graphics driver improvement in February
Something to look forward to: Intel has had a hard time entering the dedicated PC graphics card arena. Its first GPU series struggled to reach the market when the company said it would, and initial impressions revealed severe flaws. However, Intel has done a lot to fix some of those deficiencies and remains determined to improve its dedicated graphics offerings.
Rendition: Gone But Not Forgotten
Thirty years ago, PC gamers could choose GPUs from over 10 different makers. The fascinating story of Rendition is one of engineering brilliance and lost opportunities from the golden age of graphics. Plus, some easter egg content about TechSpot's history and how it all relates.
GPU miners trickery: Watch out for painted memory on used graphics cards
PSA: Discolored memory chips are a common sign indicating heavily used graphics cards, possibly former mining cards. Recent evidence suggests some resellers are trying to deceive customers by painting over the memory. The paint comes off relatively easily for those inspecting the used GPUs.
This water-cooling mod reduces Nvidia RTX 4090's footprint to fit inside an ITX case
GPU Pricing Update: Hardware Still Overpriced?
Our monthly GPU pricing update gives us the opportunity to revisit new card launches like the recent RTX 4070 Ti, see how those affect the overall market and where the best GPU deals are.