Alienware x15 R2 debuts 12th-gen Intel on laptops today
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Alienware x15 R2 debuts 12th-gen Intel on laptops today

Alienware’s x15 R2 and x17 R2 laptops are available to purchase today, January 25. Announced at CES 2022, both machines are a showcase for Intel’s 12th-gen Alder Lake mobile platform, pairing the new processors with DDR5 memory and RTX 30-series graphics cards. After just a few weeks of waiting, you can finally pick them up. The Read more

I doubled my Rainbow Six Extraction frame rate with 1 setting
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I doubled my Rainbow Six Extraction frame rate with 1 setting

Rainbow Six Extraction turns the formula established by Rainbow Six Siege on its head, pitting you and and group of teammates against a horde of zombie-like enemies instead of against another team. The game comes with Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) built-in, but even with a supported graphics card, I’ve been using the in-engine dynamic resolution Read more

New AMD RX 6500 XT: 3 graphics cards you should buy instead
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New AMD RX 6500 XT: 3 graphics cards you should buy instead

AMD has launched the RX 6500 XT, a $200 graphics card that actually costs around $200 in 2022. Erm, if you can find one, at least. Early signs on the secondhand market show prices closer to $400 due to the GPU shortage, and it looks like AMD made too many concessions with this release to Read more

Stolen EVGA graphics cards have been sold by Vietnamese retailer
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Stolen EVGA graphics cards have been sold by Vietnamese retailer

EVGA had a truckload’s worth of GPUs stolen in October 2021, and no, the stolen goods have shown up on the market. But they didn’t surface through sketchy eBay listings or Facebook Marketplace offers — they came from a well-known Vietnamese retailer. Someone named Duy Nguyen purchased an EVGA RTX 3080 Ti from Nguyn Cong Read more

Alienware x15 R2 debuts 12th-gen Intel on laptops today
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Why we can’t get too excited about Intel Arc Alchemist discrete GPUS just yet

Going into CES 2022, I was focused on Intel Arc Alchemist. Since the announcement of Arc and the generations that will make it up, Intel has committed to a release date in the first few months of 2022. But at the start of the show this year, we knew almost nothing about Arc Alchemist outside Read more

The best monitors of CES 2022
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The best monitors of CES 2022

Every year, CES brings a swath of new monitors for everyone from home office workers to large-format gamers. CES 2022 is no different, with a variety of unique displays from Alienware, Asus, LG, HP, and Samsung. We may see a lot of screens every January, but only a select few make up our list of Read more

Buying a GPU was impossible in 2021. Here’s what to expect in 2022
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Buying a GPU was impossible in 2021. Here’s what to expect in 2022

There’s no denying 2021 was a tough year for GPUs, and for PC enthusiasts as a whole. We all hoped the GPU shortage would be over before the end of the year, but on the cusp of 2022, graphics cards aren’t any easier to find. They certainly aren’t as affordable as they should be. But Read more

Here are the first apps to install on your new gaming laptop
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Here are the first apps to install on your new gaming laptop

You just got a new gaming laptop, and now you need the software to make it sing. One of the biggest perks of PC gaming is that you can install software to make your life easier, from tools that automate mundane tasks to programs that free up system resources to focus on the game you’re Read more

Asus ROG GA35 review: A great gaming PC with some clear oversights
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Asus ROG GA35 review: A great gaming PC with some clear oversights

Asus ROG GA35 MSRP $4,999.00 “A top-tier gaming PC held back by some frustrating design choices.” Pros Stays cool under loud Vertical GPU looks great Two front USB-C ports Hot-swappable SSD drives Standard sized components Cons No horizontal GPU option A little loud Upgrades are more frustrating than they should be If you want one Read more

How to reset a PS5
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How to reset a PS5

The Sony PlayStation 5 is here, and although it’s an impressive console, it’s not free of issues. No matter if you’re troubleshooting a problem or getting your console ready for sale, our guide on how to reset a PS5 will show you how to restore the console to its factory default settings. That’s not the Read more