Tag Archives: PC

This week’s highs and lows in PC gaming

  The highs James Davenport: Glutton mashing Bayonetta got a surprise release on PC this week and not only is the port quality great (it’s Durante approved!), it’s one of the best games I’ve played this year. Phil covered it all in his review, but I’ll recap here: The combat system is expressive and animated beautifully, the story is a ... Read More »

This Ryzen 5 1500X all-AMD PC brings compelling 8 thread gaming to the masses

For the first time in a long time, you’re able to build a compelling 4-core, 8-thread gaming PC that’s overclockable without spending a small fortune, thanks to AMD’s Ryzen 5 CPUs. In recent memory, the only way to tick all the performances boxes was to spring for Intel’s highest-end Core i7 processors, and they aren’t cheap. (Don’t come at me, AMD FX ... Read More »

What Is A Reasonable Budget For A Gaming PC?

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg What do you think is a reasonable budget for a gaming PC?originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Jae Alexis Lee, Technology Enthusiast, on Quora: Gaming PCs can be financial bottomless pits. That said, there are three price points that ... Read More »

Halo Wars 2 PC impressions: This console-fied RTS has some PC-specific problems

It’s the week of unfinished reviews, eh? After trialing For Honor earlier this week, I’m back with some impressions on Halo Wars 2. Again, initial impressions, not a full review. Given that the Windows 10 version only went live on Monday and that its multiplayer servers have been entirely dead, I just haven’t spent enough time with it to feel comfortable ... Read More »

14 gorgeous PC games that will punish your graphics card

Ads by Kiosked See larger image Credit: Rob Schultz/Gordon Mah Ung Pixel-pushing, PC-melting graphical firepower So you built yourself a brand-new gaming rig, you’ve slotted your sweet new graphics card into the PCIe slot, you’ve sealed up the case, and you’ve heard it all POST—congrats! Now it’s time to throw games at your fresh build until it breaks, then cry at the thought ... Read More »

Meet the Corsair One, Corsair’s ‘category-defying’ gaming PC debut

Corsair’s well-known for its wide array of enthusiast-focused PC cases, memory, liquid CPU coolers, and even liquid-cooled graphics cards. The company’s hardware powers many parts of PCWorld’s own graphics card test system. But now, after finding its footing with the bare-bones Bulldog PC, Corsair is combining its vast array of knowledge into its first-ever full-blown PC, dubbed Corsair One. Corsair ... Read More »

Thieves swipe two of Razer’s mind-blowing PC hardware prototypes from the CES floor

Razer had a strong showing at CES 2017 with two particularly interesting PC prototypes: Projects Valerie and Ariana. Unfortunately, at least one person—possibly more—was a little too interested in Razer’s activity at CES. Company CEO Min-Liang Tan announced on Facebook Monday morning that two of Razer’s prototypes were stolen from the company’s CES booth. Further reading: The weird, wild, and ... Read More »

iBuypower’s Snowblind case will make your PC look absolutely insane for a very low price

Most trade show tech demos never actually wind up as retail products. But that won’t be the case for iBuypower’s mesmerizing Project Snowblind case, which will go on sale next month. Did you see the video above? Look at it! Snowblind is nuts. The concept, which iBuypower developed with help from Intel, takes a transparent LCD display typically used in ... Read More »

GeForce Now picks up the OnLive mantle, allowing you to stream games direct to your PC

Considering how much money Nvidia has spent on its Grid service (which was recently renamed to GeForce Now in October), Wednesday’s announcement at CES felt almost predictable: The company’s officially bringing GeForce Now to the PC (and Mac!). Until this point, Nvidia’s game-streaming service was confined to the Shield—whether the earlier mobile version, the tablet, or the current Android TV incarnation. Now ... Read More »

Digital Storm’s itty-bitty Bolt X gaming PC delivers big-time cooling and performance

Boutique PC builder Digital Storm specializes in the sort of highly customized, jaw-dropping enthusiast PCs that grace the covers of computer magazines and leave you drooling with envy. That laser focus has allowed the company to spend years perfecting the design of its already damned near perfect Bolt small form-factor PC; in 2015, Digital Storm slapped a sexy edge-to-edge glass ... Read More »