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Best Black Friday Deals on Gaming Monitors You Can Still Get

Refresh 2022-11-26T18:08:09.868Z Dell S3222DGM, Our Top-Rated Gaming Monitor, Now $249(Image credit: Tom’s Hardware)Dell S3222DGM, 32-inches 2K / 165 Hz: now $249 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) (was $399)Wow! We reported earlier in the week that the Dell S3222DGM, which sits atop our list of the best gaming monitors, was being sold at Dell for $279, an all-time low. Now, we’re happy to report that the monitor has dropped down to $249 at Best Buy, an all-time low for a display that normally costs around $399 when it’s not on sale.  The Dell S3222DGM is a curved 2560 x…

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MSI RX 6650 XT for $249 Represents the Best Current GPU Value

There are plenty of Black Friday graphics card deals going on, but easily the best overall value right now is AMD’s RX 6600… or at least it was, until it sold out. Priced at just $189 (after a $20 rebate), it was a lot of GPU for under $200. Update, 11/26: The MSI RX 6600 has sold out for the time being, with the lowest price now sitting at $229. We’ve updated this article with a slightly different recommendation now: the MSI RX 6650 XT at $249. You can see where performance stacks up in our GPU benchmarks hierarchy, but…

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Crowdfunded LTE HAT for Raspberry Pi Hits Kickstarter Target

An LTE Raspberry Pi HAT aimed at developing IoT applications just hit its funding goal on Kickstarter (opens in new tab). Known as the PiTalk, the HAT is compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi (opens in new tab) except Compute Modules and Picos, from the tiny Zero (opens in new tab) to the potent Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (opens in new tab).(Image credit: Ravinder Singh)The creation of London-based embedded systems engineer Ravinder Singh, the HAT allows you to place your Pi out of range of Wi-Fi (though you’ll still need some way to power it). Built around a…

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First Intel W790 Sapphire Rapids HEDT Motherboard Spotted

A Canadian retailer has listed Supermicro’s yet-to-be-announced X13SWA-TF motherboard based on the Intel W790 chipset. It is designed for workstations and high-end desktops (HEDT) featuring Intel’s Xeon processors in LGA4677 packaging, which points to Sapphire Rapids CPUs.The Supermicro X13SWA-TF motherboard (listed at Atic.ca and spotted by @momomo_us) comes in an E-ATX form factor, which is used for workstations, desktops, and tower servers. The motherboard is priced at CAD$1290  ($965) with a discount if you pay cash, but there is no mention of its availability timeframe.(Image credit: Atic.ca/Tom’s Hardware)Earlier this year, Intel confirmed that its W790 is a workstation-grade chipset (not an entry-level workstation-grade chipset) but never disclosed…

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Raspberry Pi Pauses Ad Blocking with Big Red Button

Installing ad blockers on every machine has become somewhat of a standard for modern internet users. But makers in the Raspberry Pi community have found a way to stop them at the source with the advent of Pi-Hole. This is a system designed to stop advertisements at the DNS level on your network but what if you need to let them through for a little while? That’s where maker and developer Kris from Planet Kris comes in with his Pie Stop button project.To dig into this project, it helps to know how Pi-Hole works. Check out our guide on how…

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Best Black Friday Deals on Gaming Laptops

Refresh 2022-11-24T20:34:48.342Z (Image credit: Best Buy)ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 with RTX 3060: Was $1,399, now $899 (save $500)The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is a slim 14-inch laptop that’s great for gaming on the go. This laptop comes armed with a Ryzen 7 5800HS processor under the hood, with eight cores and 16 threads that operate up to 4.4 GHz during intense work. The CPU pushes the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, which in turn drives the LED-lit 144Hz 1080p display. By default, the laptop comes with 16GB of DDR4-3200 memory and a 512GB PCIe 3.0 SSD. The laptop also comes…

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Upgrade Your AMD CPU

It’s never been a better time to upgrade your PC by swapping in a new CPU. This year’s Black Friday happens after CPU sales sit at a 30-year low since earlier this year, creating an unexpected CPU oversupply that’s led to steady price cuts over the last several months. However, retailers still need to clear out stock, so Black Friday brings even deeper price cuts on previous-gen AMD AM4 processors, resulting in the best overall prices we’ve seen in years. That’s great news for builders, particularly if they’re looking to upgrade an existing AMD PC.Both Intel and AMD recently rolled…

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May the Data Be With You: Seagate Adds Star Wars USB HDDs

In time for the holiday season, Seagate has introduced three new Star Wars-inspired external hard  drives to add to its existing lineup of HDDs inspired by a galaxy far, far away. The new drives carry images of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Han Solo and join an existing lineup which contains products based on Boba Fett, Grogu and the Mandalorian. The drives are reimagined flavors of the company’s FireCuda Gaming Hard Drives with a 2TB capacity, customizable red lighting, and reasonable price. Just like other collectible external hard drives from Seagate, the new Star Wars-themed special edition products pack a 2.5-inch, 5,400-RPM HDD featuring shingled…

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Banana Pi Reveals Raspberry Pi Alternative BPI-M6 SBC

Banana Pi has revealed (opens in new tab) its next-generation board, known as the BPI-M6, which follows the same design trend as the Raspberry Pi (opens in new tab) and features an NPU alongside a quad-core CPU, an M.2 socket, and an HDMI input.While it may look like yet another small blue SBC, there’s a lot going on here. The BPI-M6 has a CPU made up of four 64bit Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.1 GHz, with an additional Cortex M3 core, a 32bit processor often seen in microcontrollers (opens in new tab), IoT devices, and which acted as the motion…

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Best AIO Coolers 2022

Whether you’re after higher sustained clock speeds or you just a system that remains quiet under load (or why not both) there are a few key things to consider when choosing the best AIO cooler (all-in-one) for your new build or an upgrade. AIO coolers are far more convenient and affordable than custom liquid cooling loops, and they can generally deliver lower CPU temperatures with less fan noise than air coolers–although that’s not always the case. You’ll need to make sure there’s room to install an AIO cooler in your case as well, preferably in the top or rear, exhausting…

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Best Gaming Mouse 2022

Different games — and different gamers — need different mice. The right gaming mouse will fit your hand and grip-style so perfectly, you’ll forget you’re even using a mouse. It will glide effortlessly across any surface you choose to play on, and will have intuitive, well-placed tactile buttons. Oh, and it will also pack a powerful sensor and near-zero latency — so you can nail the perfect headshot, every time. There are dozens of players in the gaming mouse industry, and models can range from budget-friendly basics to ultra-premium devices with physics-defying upgrades.  There are also some bold design choices out there,…

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Best Black Friday Deals on Gaming Monitors

Refresh 2022-11-23T23:03:09.123Z Dell S3222DGM, the Best Gaming Monitor Value, Now Just $279(Image credit: Tom’s Hardware)Dell S3222DGM, 32-inches 2K / 165 Hz: now $279 at Dell (opens in new tab) (was $399)The Dell S3222DGM is very popular and deservedly so. This 32-inch, curved 2560 x 1440 display delivers incredible contrast, vibrant colors and smooth 165 Hz game play at what’s always an affordable price. That’s why we’ve rated the S3222DGM the best gaming monitor overall and why we’ve written about discounts on it a few times.Right now, the Dell S3222DGM is just $279 at Dell (opens in new tab), an all-time…

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Best Cheap CPUs of 2022, Tested and Ranked

Update: There’s never been a better time to buy a chip, as this year’s Black Friday sales are particularly great due to a sudden massive oversupply of processors. If you’re on the hunt for a great deal, be sure to hit our Best Black Friday CPU Deals article, where you can find tons of deals on previous-gen Ryzen models that are great bargains. If you’re specifically interested in buying a newer AMD processor, check out our recent AMD Ryzen 7000 Chips on Massive Sale article. Original Article: The low-cost CPU landscape had been barren for more than a year, but Intel’s Alder Lake processors have made a splash…

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AMD Takes Jab at Intel Over LGA1700 Platform Longevity

In a new blog post (opens in new tab), AMD compares the company’s latest AM5 platform against Intel’s LGA1700 platform in terms of costs, longevity, and value. However, the Red Team didn’t miss the chance to take a jab at its competition, stating that Intel platforms are limited to one or two generations of processors.The motherboard is one of the most expensive components inside a system. So it makes sense that consumers want to get the most out of their investment. With AM4, AMD has proven a single socket is more than sufficient to provide generation-over-generation performance uplifts. The chipmaker…

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Sapphire Teases Next-Gen Radeon RX 7900 GPU Family

Sapphire has shared what looks like its first Radeon RX 7900 XTX / 7900 XT teaser on social media. The AMD-exclusive partner published a brief video clip on Twitter featuring an alluring pink LED-lit silver and black graphics card. In related news, discussions on China’s Bobantang forums indicate that only AMD reference design cards will be available at launch (December 13). Gamers, PC DIYers and enthusiasts must wait another one or two weeks for custom models, like the teased Sapphire cards, to materialize.We hope you’re ready for what’s coming next 😉..#RX7900Series #NITRO #hardware #teaser #AMD #Radeon #SAPPHIRETech pic.twitter.com/auXK4JbAKUNovember 23, 2022See…

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Meletrix Zoom TKL Essential Edition Review: A New Standard for Entry-Level Custom Keyboards

Meletrix debuted with a bang when it released the Zoom65 custom mechanical keyboard earlier this year. It challenged conventions of what you should expect from a keyboard at its price, and even offered a fully assembled version for users who didn’t want to build it themselves. Since then, competitors like the Qwertykeys QK65 and IRISLab JRIS65 have stolen some of the limelight, so the time was right for Meletrix to reveal it’s second product: the Zoom TKL. The Zoom TKL follows in the Zoom65’s footsteps by overdelivering for its modest $179 cost of entry. On paper, it’s a lot like the…

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Only $299? Sapphire RX 6700 10GB Tested

There are plenty of Black Friday PC hardware deals going on right now, and PC gamers will probably be most interested in the Black Friday graphics card deals. This one might fly a bit under the radar, but we’ve received the Sapphire RX 6700 10GB Pulse graphics card for review and have finished most of our testing. It’s an interesting card in its own right, taking the Navi 22 GPU used in the RX 6750 XT and RX 6700 XT but trimming down a few of the specs. It’s also on sale right now and that may not last, so…

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Intel Officially Introduces Pay-As-You-Go Chip Licensing

Intel has officially revealed its Intel On Demand program (opens in new tab) that will activate select accelerators and features of the company’s upcoming Xeon Scalable Sapphire Rapids processor. The new pay-as-you-go program will allow Intel to reduce the number of SKUs it ships while still capitalizing on the technologies it has to offer. Furthermore, its clients will be able to upgrade their machines without replacing actual hardware or offering additional services to their clients.Intel’s upcoming Intel’s 4th Generation Xeon Scalable Sapphire Rapids processors are equipped with various special-purpose accelerators and security technologies that all customers do not need at all times. To offer…

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Best Flash Drives: Fast, Roomy USB Storage in Your Pocket

USB flash drives have been ubiquitous for two decades now, as they’ve remained the go-to option for anyone who needs local, pocketable access to important files. Flash drives are still sold everywhere (including chain drug stores, usually at extremely inflated prices), despite companies like DropBox, Google, and Microsoft making cloud storage a convenient and often free alternative (depending on capacity).For many, a flash drive that you can carry around in your pocket or on your keychain is still a better option – and faster if you don’t have a fast internet connection on every device you use. You may also…

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Chinese Loongson Chips Coming Next Year With Ryzen 5000 Performance

Chinese chipmaker Loongson Technology has held a performance briefing (opens in new tab) on its upcoming fourth-generation 3A6000 CPU, which has completed its design phase and is now entering production. The first samples of the chip, which is expected to approach Ryzen 5000 levels of performance according to Loongson, should be available in the first half of 2023.(Image credit: CnTechPost)Ryzen 5000, let’s not forget, is Zen 3 technology, roughly on a par with Intel’s 11th generation chips from 2020. Loongson’s LoongArch processor architecture, however, isn’t compatible with X86 code, instead mashing together bits of MIPS and RISC with custom instructions…