SSD Vs HDD – Understanding SSD and HDD Nuances
Modern computers, laptops and even smartphones make use of various storage technologies, most of which can be labeled as a solid-state drive. It is assumed that SSDs are faster and better, but nothing is without trade-offs, particularly storage technology. Hard disk drives have their place, in both professional and consumer applications. What is often considered […]
QLED vs OLED. Which is Better?
OLED, short for Organic Light-Emitting Diode, is a display technology that, unlike regular LCD displays, doesn’t utilize any form of LED backlight. Rather, every single pixel on the display lights up on its own and functions as its own light source, which means there’s no need for the LCD screen to display the image. There […]
Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED vs. G403 HERO
Logitech is a well-known name that comes first in a gamer’s mind when discussing PC peripherals. However, they are also suitable for all kinds of uses like developers, designers and of course for everyday uses. This makes it possible for you to choose the best mice if you’re going for gaming vs. regular mouse. Today […]
How Long Should a PSU Last?
If you’re building a PC for gaming, the Power Supply Unit should be picked with utmost consideration, and not be kept an afterthought. The PSU is responsible for converting mains AC voltage to DC for your computer’s internal systems, and grounds the system. PSUs from most mainstream vendors are high quality and will easily accompany […]
How To Overclock GPU
GPU overclocking is easier than ever. All you need is a couple of apps, some free time, and a bit of patience until you find a safe, daily driver OC value. Below you’ll find a list of resources needed to get extra performance from your graphics card as well as a detailed explanation on how […]
How To Overclock a CPU
Glory days of CPU overclocking are long gone. Back in the day, you could get a completely new CPU simply by increasing the clock of your current processor. These days, both AMD and Intel push their CPUs to limits with dynamic boost features so there’s not a lot you can do to get extra performance. […]
How to Reset CMOS – Recover The Default BIOS Settings
When everything is going according to the norm, most people do not even open their BIOS settings. Overclockers often live within the BIOS, and when their device fails to boot, they often reset the CMOS to recover the default settings and values. For the regular user, knowing how to do a CMOS reset is not […]
How to Stress Test a Graphics Card
So, you’ve got a new graphics card. Why wouldn’t you overclock it to get the most out of it? Maybe you’re building an ITX system and want to underclock the card to make it quieter and cooler. Whatever the case may be, each of these procedures includes stress testing the GPU for stability because no […]
How to Stress Test CPU
Installing a new CPU or replacing the thermal paste on a CPU should always be followed by a round of CPU stress testing to check out if thermals are in order. Overclocking or undervolting a CPU should also be accompanied by lots of stress testing since here we’re not only looking at thermals but also […]
What is Network Latency?
Network Latency (Ping) is the time delay between the send and receive of data on an internet system measured in ms (miliseconds), known within gaming, as “lag”, latency is a time interval between the input to a simulation and the visual or auditory response, often occurring because of network delay in online games. It can […]
CPU specs: What You Need to Know
The first thing you need to know when buying a CPU is what you want to do with it. Once you know your needs, you can narrow the list down significantly and make your pick. In this article, we will help you understand CPU specs so that you know how to make your pick. The […]
FreeSync vs G-Sync. Which One is Better?
When in the market for a high refresh-rate monitor, you will have to choose between FreeSync and G-Sync. Both are adaptive sync technologies and replace the V-Sync option that you can find in the graphics settings of games. FreeSync and G-Sync balance the output of your graphics card and what you see on your monitor. […]