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Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 review

Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 review specs: CPU: Intel Core i7-10750H RAM: 16GB GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD Display: 15.6in, 1920×1080, 144Hz IPS-level panel Ports: HDMI 2.0b output, Thunderbolt 3 x1 (with USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, DisplayPort 1.4 and power delivery), 3x USB 3.2 ports, 1x Ethernet port, dedicated headphone and microphone jack Dimensions: 360x252x20mm Weight: 1.9kg Price: UK TBC / $1149 When I first saw Asus’ ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop back in January this year, I was struck by just how ‘normal’ it looked. Sure, it had a mad LED matrix display on the…

Black Friday PC gaming deals: when is it and what to expect this year

Black Friday 2020 is almost here. While the day itself isn’t until November 27th this year, several retailers have already confirmed they’ll be starting their Black Friday PC gaming deals much earlier than that, and heck, some have already started. So to help you make the most of this fabled day/week/month o’ discounts, I’ve put together everything you need to know about Black Friday 2020 right here, including what deals to look out for, and whether that shiny new peripheral you’ve got your eye on is actually as good a deal as it seems. I’ll also be taking a look…

Logitech G733 Wireless review

Logitech G733 Wireless review specs: Connection: Wireless (USB receiver) Microphone: Removable, unidirectional cardioid mic Drivers: 40mm Pro-G drivers Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz Battery life: 20 hours (29 hours, no RGB) Features: DTS Headphone X 2.0, Blue Voice filters, RGB lighting, volume wheel, mute button Weight: 278g Price: £130 / $130 Logitech’s G733 Wireless headset combines all the best bits of my favourite gaming headsets. It has the ultra comfortable ski-goggle headband design of the Steelseries Arctis 7, the crystal clear Blue Voice microphone tech of Logitech’s ultra-fancy G Pro X headset, and at 278g, it’s also ultra-lightweight like Razer’s…

Gigabyte’s Aero 15 gaming laptop is $500 off right now

Prime Day may be over, but the deals train just keeps on rolling, resulting in some lovely big discounts like this Gigabyte Aero 15 gaming laptop that’s currently $500 off at Newegg today. Normally $2099, this 15.6in laptop is down to $1599 at the moment, which really isn’t bad considering it has an 144Hz OLED display, a brand-new 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and that all-important RTX 2070 Super graphics chip. (more…)

Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals: the best UK and US hardware deals

It’s the second and final day of Amazon Prime Day today, meaning you’ve only got until midnight tonight to get those last few PC gaming deals in. To help you sift through the noise and the tat, we’ve rounded up all the best PC gaming deals from the UK and the US right here in one handy list. I’ll be updating this article regularly throughout the day as new deals come and go, so make sure to keep an eye on it for all the best Prime Day PC gaming deals. And because it’s not just Amazon holding lots of…

After a good Ryzen 5 3600X CPU deal? Head to Walmart

AMD may have announced their next-gen Ryzen 5000 CPUs are arriving on November 5th, but their unusually high prices may have you thinking it might be better to snap up one of their existing Ryzen 3000 chips on the cheap instead. While CPU deals have been few and far between this [cms-block], Walmart have currently got the excellent Ryzen 5 3600X for just $210, which is the cheapest I’ve seen in ages. (more…)

Just how good are AMD’s first 4K Big Navi benchmarks compared to the RTX 3080?

Yesterday, AMD gave us our first glimpse of what their upcoming RX 6000 [cms-block] graphics cards will be able achieve at 4K. While the bulk of their Zen 3 event was centred around their Ryzen 5000 CPUs, we also got a first look at their first Big Navi GPU in action, running Borderlands 3 on its top Badass quality settings at an average of 61fps. AMD also shared some figures for Gears 5 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, but how do these benchmark figures actually stack up against Nvidia’s new [cms-block]? Let’s find out. (more…)

AMD tease first 4K benchmark figures for their RX 6000 Big Navi GPU

If unveiling their next generation of Ryzen 5000 CPUs wasn’t enough this evening, AMD also gave us a sneak peak at their upcoming [cms-block] GPUs during tonight’s Zen 3 event. Not only did they give us our first glimpse of AMD’s upcoming 4K graphics card in the flesh (as opposed to looking at a giant floating model of it in Fortnite), but they also teased some very tantalising-looking 4K benchmark results. (more…)

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Save $150 on this 10th Gen Intel Core i7 and Z490 combo deal

Intel’s new 10th Gen Comet Lake chips are some of the best and most powerful gaming CPUs around, but they also cost an arm and a leg, especially when you factor in the cost of the new Z490 motherboard you’ll need to go with it. Happily, Newegg have got some handy CPU and motherboard combo deals going on at the moment, including a Core i7-10700KA and Asus ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming bundle that saves you $150 compared to their normal price. Plus, since the Core i7 is a special Marvel Avengers edition (hence the extra ‘A’ on its model name),…

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s storage requirement somehow doubled

How big was the drive space required to install? “It was this big!” says Volo. Well maybe not that big. Bards do tend to exaggerate. Baldur’s Gate 3 is launching in early access tomorrow and I thought I was all set and ready, having glanced over those early access PC requirements, but it turns out that the required storage space has doubled. (more…)

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Nvidia’s RTX 3070 is coming on October 29th

Nvidia have confirmed that the [cms-block] will launch on October 29th, just a day after the planned reveal of AMD’s upcoming [cms-block] GPUs. The RTX 3070 is the third and final graphics card of Nvidia’s currently announced new Ampere family to come out this year, following on from the launch of the [cms-block] and [cms-block] last month. It’s due to deliver RTX 2080 Ti-level speeds for a fraction of the cost, practically guaranteeing that its shelf life is going to be even more short-lived than either of its still sold out Ampere siblings. (more…)

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Best budget gaming laptop deals of the week – 29th September 2020

It can be hard to find a powerful gaming laptop for less than £1000 / $1000 these days, so to help you find one that can still play games to a decent extent, we’ve put together this list of all the best budget gaming laptop deals you can buy right now. We’ve looked at loads of gaming laptop deals in both the UK and US, the ones you’ll find below are what we think represent the best value for money. While most will struggle to play games on max settings, there are still a couple of RTX 2060 laptops to…

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Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals: when is it and what to expect this year

Amazon Prime Day is officially taking place on October 13-14th, Amazon have announced. Their big Prime Day sale normally takes place in mid-July, but this year the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has pushed back Amazon’s big day of deals to the autumn, bringing it dangerously close to this year’s Black Friday deals. Here’s everything we know so far about the official Prime Day date, how to get a good deal and what’s likely to be on sale. We also take a look back at the best deals from last year’s Amazon Prime Day to give you a better idea about the…

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Nvidia RTX 3080 vs 2080: how much faster is Nvidia’s new Ampere GPU?

You may not be able to buy it anywhere right now, but Nvidia’s new [cms-block] GPU has very much set the bar for next-gen graphics cards. It represents a significant leap over the existing RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Super, both at 4K and lower resolutions, and it’s hands down one of the best graphics cards Nvidia’s ever made. But just how much faster is the RTX 3080 over the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Super? Let’s find out via the medium of some lovely graphs. (more…)

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Amazon announce cloud gaming service Luna

Of course Amazon is launching a cloud gaming service. How did I not see this coming? Amazon Luna is the company’s upcoming service for playing games on most of your favorite screens via subscription packages to different libraries. They’ve opened applications to the early access version of the service currently available in mainland United States. (more…)

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Nvidia apologise in advance for “limited supply” of RTX 3090 today

Nvidia have issued their second apology this week, this time for the launch of the [cms-block]. The so-called “BFGPU” isn’t due to go on sale until 6am PT / 2pm BST later today, September 24th, but Nvidia’s apology confirms previous reports that there will be a “limited supply” of GPUs available when it goes on sale. “We want to apologise upfront that this will be in limited supply on launch day,” Nvidia said on their GeForce website. “We know this is frustrating, and we’re working with our partners to increase the supply in the weeks to come.” (more…)

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Nvidia apologise for RTX 3080 launch, saying “we were not prepared”

Nvidia have apologised for last week’s “frustrating” [cms-block] launch, stating that demand for their new flagship GPU was “overwhelming” and that “we were not prepared for this level [of enthusiasm], nor were our partners.” The apology was posted on their GeForce blog earlier today, answering community questions such as what the overall RTX 3080 stock situation is like at the moment, and why their own ‘Notify Me’ emails were so slow to being sent out. Here’s what they have to say about it. (more…)