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Keep pulling your hair our trying to find a desktop graphics card in stock and selling anywhere remotely close to MSRP and you'll like have a Vin Diesel hairdo in no time. Here's hoping that changes in 2022. Until then, the situation is much better in the laptop space, where systems equipped with powerful mobile... Read more...
CES 2022 might have had an extremely limited amount of in-person attendance, but there was still a lot of action in the gaming monitor space. In fact, displays geared for gamers probably generated the most buzz at the show, at least among PC enthusiasts and hardcore gamers. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite... Read more...
The 2022 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show has concluded. We didn't attend this year's show in Las Vegas in-person, but that's mostly because the majority of the biggest players in the market didn't show up either and we attended a handful of private briefings at other venues. The severity of the... Read more...
Mini LED lighting is beginning to expand its presence in both monitors and televisions, and not a moment too soon—it offers numerous benefits over traditional LED backlighting, and while still not on par with the image quality that OLED screens deliver, mini LEDs can shine much brighter. As it begins to permeate the... Read more...
Retailer sites have been chomping (technically, champing) at the bit to offload MSI's latest generation laptops to customers, with listings going up early sporting what had been (at the time) unreleased hardware. That all changes today, though. Intel and NVIDIA announced new CPUs and GPUs, respectively, and MSI... Read more...
MSI is one the latest companies to cancel a physical presence at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week, however it now plans to host a couple of virtual events where it will announce new products. One of those figures to be a new GS77 Stealth laptop line. Ahead of the expected reveal, a retailer in France has... Read more...
There is still another week to go before the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off, but some of the pending announcements are being tipped in leaks ahead of the event. One of them is MSI's collaboration with Ubisoft on a couple of themed laptops, those being the 15.6-inch Crosshair 15 and 17.3-inch Crosshair... Read more...
Forget about that Red Ryder BB gun that poor old Ralphie nearly shot his eye out with in "A Christmas Story," and consider a new laptop instead. Not only are laptops safer (depending on how they're used, anyway), but several of them are on sale as Christmas sneaks into view. We've rounded up some of the more... Read more...
Fancy yourself a new gaming laptop for the holiday season? Now is a good time to buy—even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, there are still bargains to be had, you just have to know where to look. As such, we went on the hunt for some gaming laptop deals and found a few compelling... Read more...
Around a month ago, MSI teased us with renders depicting its stunning MEG Z690 Godlike motherboard for Intel's Alder Lake platform. We're still waiting for it to release. Until it does, we have some delightful photos to feast our eyeballs on, courtesy of a popular leaker who uploaded a small handful of product shots... Read more...
If you are looking to build a PC around one of Intel's newfangled Alder Lake CPUs, it's Z690 or bust, as far as the motherboard platform goes. The vast majority of Z690 motherboards that are out so far cost north of $200 (some are far north). That's not unexpected given that Z690 is a top-tier chipset, though if... Read more...
Increasingly potent gaming laptops running a combination of Alder Lake and Ampere hardware appear to be right around the corner. As it pertains to the former, Intel has not yet introduced any mobile CPUs based on its 12th Gen Core Alder Lake architecture, but it's only a matter of time before it does. And while we... Read more...
Know what is even better than scoring a gaming laptop for a discount on Cyber Monday? Buying one on sale with a high-end display, whether that be a fancy OLED screen or a panel with a fast refresh rate. As it so happens, there are several options that fall into those categories, all marked down on Amazon for Cyber... Read more...
According to MSI, it will be more important than ever to select the right cooler for Intel's new Alder Lake CPUs, and to make sure it is being mounted correctly. The reason? In short, the hotspots on different Alder Lake CPUs could be located in slightly different areas due to the hybrid makeup of the chip, and... Read more...
Ever wonder what kind of motherboard Zeus would build a PC around? If he opted for an Alder Lake rig, he would probably go for MSI's upcoming MEG Z690 Godlike, a massive slab of silicon traces that qualifies as the biggest motherboard the company has ever built, if some leaked schematics and measurements end up being... Read more...
It's almost that time of year again, as the holidays, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are quickly approaching, along with the usual bevy of tech deals they bring. But that doesn't mean you have to hold out and fight the masses on those major shopping days. We've managed to find some great gaming laptop deals ahead of... Read more...
Earlier this year, we took a look at the MSI Prestige 14 EVO, a high-performance thin and light ultrabook, which was packing Intel’s latest Tiger Lake-based mobile processing platform at the time. In our deep-dive evaluation of the machine, we found it to offer strong CPU and integrated graphics performance... Read more...
Companies that make cooling products for PCs have been stepping up to the plate with free mounting kit upgrades for Intel's upcoming Alder Lake CPUs, which employ a new LGA 1700 socket design. MSI is the latest to join the fray, and in doing so, it may have tipped the release date for Alder Lake, which is something... Read more...
Hey, have you heard? Intel is releasing its first modern discrete graphics card next year! Of course you've heard, because Intel has not kept its high-level plans a secret, not by a long shot. Lower-level details have been a bit tougher to source, though Intel has shared some additional info in recent weeks, and of... Read more...
Amazon is currently running a big sale on popular Razer laptops, and the discounts ring in at as little as $350 to over $800. Not surprisingly, the most significant discounts are reserved for high-end gaming models, which already feature sky-high MSRPs due to their powerful internals. Starting things off is the Razer... Read more...
More powerful, more capable and feature-rich -- the current crop of gaming laptops with the most recent CPU and GPU platforms can offer a major upgrade to the enthusiast laptop experience. That's especially true these days with discrete graphics cards being hard to come by and marked up by factors of two to three... Read more...
Late last night, under the cover of darkness, AMD announced its latest flagship offering for 1080p gaming fanatics: the Radeon RX 6600 XT. Of course, the card wasn't a surprise to the enthusiast community, as it has been rumored for months. The Radeon RX 6600 XT is based on AMD's RDNA 2 architecture and features 32... Read more...
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