Breaking down today's best hardware across five price points, the TechSpot PC buying guide was recently updated with our latest recommendations. Now, we've built them and pit them against each other.
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has launched this week to critical acclaim. We tested nineteen DirectX 11 graphics cards to find out how the game performs in both AMD and Nvidia hardware.
This roundup covers a total of fourteen consumer SSDs that use either the SATA, PCI Express or M.2 interface. As always, we'll be looking at price vs. performance to see where each product stands.
Project CARS has been on our radar since its drool-inducing visuals started to make the rounds in 2012. It's the most visually impressive racing simulator we've ever seen. Now let's benchmark it.
Reports started to surface last year that Samsung SSD 840/EVO drives were no longer performing as new. We've looked deep into the problem to understand what's been fixed and what hasn't.
The Razer Blade Pro is less of a gaming powerhouse and more of a svelte workstation laptop that's also good at playing games while retaining Razer's aggressive chops and cool looks.
The Silverstone "Mammoth" MM01 is built for folks who want a robust case that can protect systems in harsh conditions. It's completely dust and spill-proof with a HEPA air filter and 87.7L capacity.
The new Asrock X99E-ITX/ac is the world's first and only Mini-ITX X99 motherboard, and first ever of its kind to feature an Intel Extreme-series chipset.
We're cramming the upper echelon of gaming gear into a 32L chassis. With the hardware cost coming in at around $2,750 without a keyboard/mouse or monitor, this is an affair with no expenses spared.
Samsung's SM951 is a better value than performance SATA SSDs when you consider it's twice as fast, not to mention that it's quicker and cheaper than Intel's NVMe-equipped SSD 750 1.2TB.
The Oppo R5 is clearly designed to destroy its competitors in form factor rather than hardware. But is it actually worth using over a thicker device with, potentially, better hardware?
Crucial's SSDs have been among the most reliable and best performing on the market, with last summer's MX100 being the company's greatest hit. Today we're testing two of its successors.
While similar in shape to the original, the LG G Flex 2 features a much more reasonable 5.5-inch curved display and upgraded specs all over. It's still very much a niche flagship. But is it worth it?
All three Intel Core families are based on the same architecture so where they really differ is in their number of cores/threads and cache size. We test how each performs in a range of applications.
Designed for enthusiasts and workstations, Intel SSD 750 Series' adoption of Non-Volatile Memory Express brings improved queuing and lower latency with a direct path from the storage to the CPU.
Logitech aims to recapture the magic of its popular MX Performance mouse with the new 'MX Master', which is aimed at office workers who want a high-end mouse that isn't designed for gaming.
Continuing to push its V-NAND technology into more products, Samsung brings the new SSD 850 Evo mSATA and SSD 850 Evo M.2 drives designed with compact PC users and power users in mind.
It's fun to tell people you're building a new PC. "I'm building a new PC," you say. "Oh, cool!" They reply. You get to sound like you're some hot-rodding, customizing know-it-all who builds his own...
I'd always told myself that if there was a way I could watch my team during football season that didn't involve cable service, I'd drop it in an instant. Well, I'm now an official cord cutter.
Developed by Visceral Games, the retail version Battlefield Hardline is now available and we are back to rerun all the tests (and new ones) to see how the frame rates have changed from the beta.
HTC's signature metal body makes a repeat in the new One M9 and it looks absolutely fantastic. With upgraded internals and camera, the One M9 is one of the most attractive phones on the market today.
We go through some of the main differences with Nvidia's G-Sync, OEMs crucial role for FreeSync to reach its full potential, and whether AMD's adaptive sync technology is the better choice for gamers
We knew there would be more ahead for Maxwell and six months after the GTX 980's release, Nvidia is back with the GTX Titan X, a card that's bigger and more complex than any other.
After seeing the quality BitFenix is capable of delivering with the Phenom mATX last year, we jumped at the opportunity to test the Aegis, a new arrival with some unique features.
Designed for high-end gaming, the Alienware 15 packs powerful hardware rivalling decent gaming desktops, including flagship mobile GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. It's also highly customizable.
Silverstone, Corsair and In Win have launched new mid-tower contenders that are said to deliver the build quality, design, features and performance of pricier models without breaking the bank.
The Homeworld Remastered Collection brings high-res textures and models, new visual effects, recreated cinematic scenes, and support for HD, Ultra HD and 4K resolutions.
Hoping to highlight how far the industry has come is Dell's Venue 8 7000, arguably one of the best looking Android tablets to date, powered by Intel's Atom Z3580 quad-core processor.
Having only ever bought relatively cheap headsets with proportionally cheap audio quality, it seems about time for me to upgrade. Today I'll be testing six sub-$100 gaming-oriented options.
Just when we were starting to think that the Sugo series lost its Mini-ITX mojo, Silverstone has stepped forward with the 11.5L SG13. Though not the smallest to date, it may be the most capable.
Android 5.0 Lollipop tested in the Moto X, Moto G, LG G3 and Galaxy S5. TechSpot explores Android 5.0 and how it's improved performance and battery life on current handsets.
Developed by Turtle Rock Studios (creator of Left 4 Dead), Evolve is the company's latest squad-based co-op shooter and unsurprisingly, it calls for some fairly beefy hardware.
The Galaxy A5 is a $400 smartphone inside a $700 body, featuring decent specifications, like a new Snapdragon 410 SoC, a 5.0-inch AMOLED display and LTE, inside a metal body for a reduced price.
We're putting the AMD FX-8320E against Intel's Core i3-4360 and the slightly more expensive Core i5-4430 to see which processor offers the best value for budget builders.
While the Battlefield Hardline beta will be available on all platforms, folks playing on PC can use this performance preview to determine what kind of performance your graphics card will deliver.
After using Android Wear every day for a month, here are ten features we think should be included in the next generation the smartwatch platform, most of which don't even require hardware updates.
The 2014 ThinkPad Helix features largely the same feature set as its predecessor, but Lenovo claims it's now 15% slimmer and will last several hours longer on battery. It's also much cheaper.
Dying Light takes place in an expansive urban environment where players navigate using free running 'parkour' mechanics while scavenging for supplies to craft weapons and defend against zombies.
Based on the well-received 850 Evo, we may finally have an external SSD that delivers blisteringly fast transfers at an affordable price in the form of Samsung's new T1 Portable SSD.
Retrofitting an existing home with so-called "Internet of Things" gadgets isn't cheap, but with the right tools you can hack some cloud functionality into your dumb appliances. Meet littleBits.
Today's release, the GeForce GTX 960 will take over this so-called sweet spot and should appeal to gamers who are preparing for the impending wave of DirectX 12 titles on a budget.
One of the main issues with gaming laptops is the limitations of the form factor. But the Alienware 13 paired with a Graphics Amplifier offers essentially the same power as a typical gaming desktop.
When new GPUs arrive, we compare them to their predecessor but rarely go back more than one generation. Considering how far DX11 support has come, let's take a look at past and present performance.
The phablet market isn't just the iPhone 6 Plus or the Galaxy Note line. The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is a six-inch handset that's full of surprises and certainly worth more attention than it gets.
Cougar's flagship 700K fetches $150, but for folks who can't quite justify the price Cougar has developed the 600K we have in house for review. Along for the ride is Cougar's 600M gaming mouse.
Samsung isn't afraid to experiment with new concepts. Their latest is adding a curved AMOLED display on their flagship large-screened smartphone, the Galaxy Note 4, to create the Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung's 850 Evo shares many of the same technologies found in the 850 Pro, which is the fastest 2.5" SSD money can buy today. However, by using TLC V-NAND the 850 Evo is much more cost effective.
As we head in to 2015, it's time to make another ten predictions for what we might see in mobile tech. Will the market slow down, or will we still see some cool new advancements? Only time will tell.
Steam Machines aren't here yet but that hasn't stopped some from crafting their own alternatives. One of the most promising of them , and the one I was most excited to check out, is the Alpha.
The PC-O5S is a beautiful computer case that isn't overstated. The design is functional and Lian Li has managed to achieve what I believe was the ultimate goal for this case...