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RX 500 graphics cards.
AMD recently revealed their new mid range GPUs; the RX 500 series.

Recently, AMD has been hogging the news spotlight with its new Ryzen processors and now they have decided to throw some new graphics cards into the mix. Are these cards the widely anticipated Vega cards? No. They are not. They are slightly improved versions of AMD’s RX 400 series cards. Will they set the world on fire? Probably not, but the RX 500 series does offer some great power for relatively low prices. Read more “The RX 500 Series: Not Vega But Still Cool”

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New Ryzen 5 CPU
Ryzen 5 seems to be the CPU people were looking for from AMD.

AMD’s new Ryzen 5 CPUs are now in the wild for all to see. Early reviews are very promising and it’s looking like Intel might be in hot water. While people were unimpressed with Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 (at least at the outset) looks much more promising. Let’s talk about some of the good and the bad and if Ryzen 5 is for you. Read more “Ryzen 5 Helps Ryzen Rise Again”

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Intel's Optane
Intel’s new Optane drive.

Intel’s new Optane drives want to change the way computer storage is handled forever . The new Optane drives from intel seek to replace RAM while also giving users with hard drives faster speeds. Intel has touted their announcement of Optane as revolutionary and will change the way computers are made forever. Read more “Optane: Intel’s New RAM Solution”

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AMD’s Ryzen CPU

After much anticipation, AMD’s Ryzen has finally hit the streets. You may remember our previous article talking about Ryzen’s potential and how excited we were for it. So did Ryzen blow up the PC world and is Intel in deep water now? Not exactly; Ryzen has caused a console-war esq stir among the PC community with different groups praising and damning it all at the same time. Let’s take a look at Ryzen’s strengths and drawbacks and try and hammer out the controversy surrounding it. Read more “Ryzen: AMD’s Best or Worst CPU”

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Nvidia 1080 Ti
The 1080 Ti from Nvidia

At the Game Developers Conference, Nvidia dropped a bomb: the 1080 Ti is real and it is coming very soon. Nvidia has been relatively silent after the release of the GTX 1080 back in May of 2016. They have had control of the GPU market for quite a while; their GPUs are by far the strongest on the market, with AMD lagging far behind them in terms of power. However, Nvidia have seemed to back themselves into a corner; they have the most powerful GPU on the market, the Titan X, which was leagues above any other graphics card, but did not sell due to its ridiculous price tag of $1200. Nvidia had a choice: either keep their current course and slowly increment their cards while their strongest cards don’t sell, or do something radically different. They chose to do the latter and thus, the 1080 Ti was born.

Read more “The 1080 Ti Hits the Stage”

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AMD Ryzen
AMD Ryzen promotional image

If you have even a passing interest in the technical world, you know the difference between AMD and Intel. Intel processors make up the majority of high end PC’s , while AMD is labeled as a cheaper but significantly less powerful option; with their new Ryzen processors, they hope to rejoin the race and possibly even surpass Intel. In recent years, Intel has been slowly been improving on their i5 and i7 cores, not feeling pressured to make a large step forward in processing power. The AMD Ryzen aims to not only to catch up to Intel’s processors, but to be stronger and even cheaper than what is currently on the market. Read more “AMD Ryzen on the Horizon”