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AMD FSR (FidelityFX Super Resolution)

What is AMD FSR (FidelityFX Super Resolution)? What does it do?

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 27.01.2023
Did you encounter the term AMD FSR on the internet or maybe somewhere in your favorite game’s graphics settings? Are you wondering what AMD FSR is? Or maybe you want to enable FSR, but you don’t know how or even if your graphics card is on the AMD FSR-supported GPU...
AMD vs Intel

AMD vs. INTEL in 2023: Which CPUs are better?

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 26.01.2023
In recent years, AMD has been on the rise when it comes to desktop processors and graphics cards. It stepped up on the ladder, turning from a company that sold affordable processors, weaker than Intel’s, into a company that gave us the seriously impressive Ryzen CPUs. They managed to become...
ADATA XPG Spectrix D50 DDR4 RGB

ADATA XPG Spectrix D50 DDR4 RGB review: Fast and affordable!

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 24.01.2023
While DDR5 memory kits are slowly taking over the world, there are still many who prefer DDR4 modules. Whether it’s because of their better latencies or because of their price, you, too, might prefer DDR4 instead of DDR5. If you’re searching for a fast DDR4 kit with excellent speed and...
AMD vs Intel

Intel Core i9-13900k vs. AMD Ryzen 7900X: Gaming performance!

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 23.01.2023
Both Intel’s and AMD’s latest generation of desktop processors are excellent choices for gaming. They deliver incredible speeds and performance, from the mid-range area all the way up to the higher-end models. There’s no question about it: you’ll make a great choice by going with either AMD or Intel processors,...
DDR4 vs. DDR5

DDR4 vs. DDR5: Should you upgrade?

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 18.01.2023
DDR4 has been available for a long time and thus has reached its maximum potential. It’s a mature memory specification that ensures both stability and performance. In comparison, DDR5 was only launched in 2021, and while not in its early days, it is still a work in progress. Though DDR5’s...
HUAWEI WATCH D

HUAWEI WATCH D review: Blood pressure monitoring on your wrist!

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  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 17.01.2023
When I first heard about the HUAWEI WATCH D, I was intrigued by the concept of a watch that can measure blood pressure right on the wrist, with no external cuffs required. And when I received the press release saying that this device was certified as a Class II medical...
TP-Link Deco X80-5G

TP-Link Deco X80-5G review: Mixing Wi-Fi 6 with a 5G modem!

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  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 16.01.2023
When it first announced the Deco X80-5G in 2021, TP-Link received a Red Dot Design award for its unique combination of a 5G modem and a mesh Wi-Fi 6 router. If you look at its specifications, TP-Link Deco X80-5G is an innovative mesh router that can be useful in many...
ASUS ProArt Z790-CREATOR WIFI

ASUS ProArt Z790-CREATOR WIFI review: For demanding content creators

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 13.01.2023
The options for building a new computer based on Intel 13 or 12 Gen Core processors are quite generous right now. Apart from motherboards that work with DDR4 memory, there are new models that support much faster DDR5 memory. One of the most interesting ones is the ASUS ProArt Z790-CREATOR...
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB

Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5-7200 32GB C34 review

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.01.2023
The latest generations of both Intel and AMD desktop processors can take advantage of faster DDR5 memory. While the prices of such memory kits are still quite prohibitive, the performance you get from them is undeniable. And, sooner or later, as more options surface on the market, prices should gradually...
ASUS ROG Ryuo III 240 ARGB

ASUS ROG Ryuo III 240 ARGB review: Efficient AIO liquid cooler!

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.01.2023
On October 21st, 2022, ASUS announced the launch of a new series of CPU liquid coolers, namely the ROG Ryuo III 360 and 240 ARGB AIO coolers. Both models are available in black and white editions, and both promise excellent performance in keeping the temperatures low for even the most...
ViewSonic VP2776

ViewSonic ColorPro VP2776 review: A professional monitor!

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 29.12.2022
The choices available for professionals in terms of monitors these days are plenty. Every monitor manufacturer seems to go out of its way to make the best screen possible, with as many bundled features. ViewSonic is one of them, and one of the company’s most interesting professional monitors I’ve recently...
ASUS ROG Strix Z790-A Gaming WiFi D4

ASUS ROG Strix Z790-A Gaming WiFi D4 review: Top-level gaming with DDR4

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 16.12.2022
If you intend to build a new computer using a 12th or 13th Gen Intel Core processor, there are two paths you can follow. You could get on the fast lane using the latest DDR5 memory or choose the slightly slower yet more affordable road where keeping your old DDR4...
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT review: Grade A gaming!

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 12.12.2022
AMD officially launched its new series of RDNA 3-based graphics cards: the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT. Both are advertised to deliver significant performance improvements compared to the previous Radeon RX 6000 series based on RDNA 2, and both appear to be excellent...