Hardware

Build a PC vs. Pre-Built (Scoring a GPU in the

Build a PC vs. Pre-Built (Scoring a GPU in the Process)

In normal times, most PC enthusiasts wouldn't consider a pre-built solution. More affordable pricing, enhanced customizability and warranty for each component, plus the whole trip of buildi...

CPU and GPU Availability and Pricing Update: April 2021

CPU and GPU Availability and Pricing Update: April 2021

As stock shortages of CPUs and graphics cards continues, it’s time for an update on the market to see what the current situation is looking like, and whether there will be any relief for ...

CPU and GPU Availability and Pricing Update: March 2021

CPU and GPU Availability and Pricing Update: March 2021

CPU and graphics card pricing and availability are still a mess, but is the situation improving? Can we expect to get back to PC building any time soon? As the crisis of component availabil...

History of the Modern Graphics Processor, Part 5

History of the Modern Graphics Processor, Part 5

In our last installment of the history of the modern graphics processor, we had reached a point where the market consisted of just three competitors: AMD, Intel, and Nvidia. By 2013, all we...

Anatomy of a gamepad

Anatomy of a gamepad

Input devices play a key role in the computer and gaming landscape. Today we finish our autopsy of the most important input devices by opening a classic gamepad: Microsoft Xbox 360 control...

Top 10 most significant Nvidia GPUs of all time

Top 10 most significant Nvidia GPUs of all time

Founded in 1993, Nvidia is a teenager compared to other semiconductor companies. However, the impact on the world of technology has been enormous. According to the Steam Hardware Survey, ...

Keyboard anatomy

Keyboard anatomy

Input devices like keyboards play a key role in the computing and gaming landscape, so the guts have to be pretty cool. This, of course, means that we take out our scalpels and send them t...

Top 10 Most Important AMD GPUs of All Time

Top 10 Most Important AMD GPUs of All Time

There's a lot of graphic history and technology to unpack here. When AMD bought ATI, it not only took over the company, but continued its reputation as a graphics powerhouse for years to c...

Core i5 10400F + Radeon RX 6800 Getestet: Auf der

Core i5 10400F + Radeon RX 6800 Getestet: Auf der Suche nach der besten CPU

Kürzlich haben wir AMDs Ryzen 5 3600 mit High-End-Flaggschiff-CPUs wie dem Core i9-10900K und Ryzen 9 3950X sowie in einer Vielzahl von Spielen mit der Radeon RX 6800-GPU verglichen und fe...

Anatomy of a mouse

Anatomy of a mouse

We have seen and used them all at home, at school, and at work. Computer mice are often inexpensive and simple, but some of them come with all sorts of extras and contain hundreds of tiny ...