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Monica J. White
Monica J. White
Computing Writer

Monica is a UK-based freelance writer and self-proclaimed geek. A firm believer in the "PC building is just like expensive Legos" philosophy, Monica loves to play around with different builds - if not in reality, then at least on one of her several wishlists. If she's not currently neck-deep in Google Docs or elbow-deep in her PC case, she's most likely spending the day gaming or hanging out with her dog.


Upcoming Nvidia RTX 40-series laptops over a black and green background.

The latest Steam Survey spells trouble for Nvidia

Nvidia's got a lot of current-gen gaming laptops, but it seems that these laptops might not be very popular among shoppers.
The Hyte Y40 PC case sitting on a table.

How to pick the best PC case for your needs in 2023

Buying a PC case is not just fancy RGB lighting and a cool shape. Here's what you need to know to buy the best PC case for your next build.
Two Intel Arc chips in front of a blue and purple gradient background.

Intel quietly steps out of the shadows with two new GPUs

Who would have thought that Intel had two surprise graphics cards up its sleeve? Well, it did, but the launch came and went with no fanfare.
Rivet from Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

AMD fixes another hiccup with ray tracing support

It appears that gamers who are eager to play Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on PC may have to play without ray tracing if they're using an AMD GPU.
A prototype cooler for Nvidia's unreleased graphics card.

Get ready: You’ve never seen a GPU as absurd as this

A prototype of an unreleased quad-slot Nvidia GPU cooler emerged, and it turns out it had even more cooling power than we initially thought.
The RTX 4090 graphics card sitting on a table with a dark green background.

Here’s why I’m glad Nvidia might kill its most powerful GPU

There has been a lot of speculation about a possible Nvidia RTX 4090 Ti graphics card, but it might not be happening. This is not a bad thing.
RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT on a pink background.

I wanted to try AMD, but it’s making it hard for me to switch

I really wanted to try AMD in my next PC build, but with AMD's current strategy, I'm having a hard time justifying doing so.
AMD's 3D V-Cache chip.

AMD might be about to launch the most powerful laptop of 2023

AMD's 3D V-Cache tech seems to be on its way to laptops. Will it be a viable option for high-end devices?
A Gigabyte Aorus Extreme motherboard.

Motherboards are confusing. Here’s how to choose the right one in 2023

The motherboard is a crucial part of your PC. In this guide, we'll tell you everything you need to know.
Two MSI RTX 4060 Ti 16GB GPUs over a black background.

Nvidia’s peace offering isn’t working

Nvidia quietly launched the 16GB version of the RTX 4060 Ti. The lack of fanfare might be caused by the card's subpar performance.
A hacker typing on an Apple MacBook laptop while holding a phone. Both devices show code on their screens.

Hackers are pretending to be cybersecurity firm to lock your entire PC

Hackers continue coming up with new ways to scam their victims. This time, a ransomware is being used to impersonate a cybersecurity firm.
Screenshot of Portal: Prelude RTX.

Nvidia debuts Portal: Prelude RTX, and you can play it for free

Nvidia is launching Portal: Prelude RTX, a prequel to the main game based on a mod. It's packed full of RTX goodies, including DLSS 3 and ray tracing.
An AMD Ryzen 7000 processor slotted into a motherboard.

These two CPUs are the only ones you should care about in 2023

Forget the high-end stuff. You can get away with buying a $200 CPU and still enjoy your new PC. These two CPUs are the champions of performance-per-dollar.
Forza Horizon 4 runs on an Asus ROG Ally.

It’s official: Asus admits ROG Ally has a problem with thermals

Asus has just confirmed what many have already reported -- the ROG Ally handheld may struggle with thermals. Fortunately, a fix is on the way.
AMD Ryzen 9 3900x pins.

Here’s everything to consider about buying a CPU in 2023

Your CPU is at the center of your computer, handling the underlying math that makes your machine tick. In this guide, we show you how to choose a CPU.
RTX 4060 Ti sitting on a pink background.

Even Nvidia’s partners don’t believe in the new RTX 4060 Ti

Nvidia's 16GB RTX 4060 Ti is just around the corner, but rumor has it that Nvidia's board partners aren't all too eager to launch their own versions of the GPU.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D box.

AMD’s latest V-Cache chip proves to be cheap, fast, and perfect for gaming

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D is here, but is it worth buying? Here's what we know about its performance, efficiency, and how it compares to its competition.
The RTX 4070 graphics card on a pink background.

Nvidia may have finally fixed its melting power connectors

Nvidia's controversial 12VHPWR connector managed to wreak some havoc in people's PCs, but it seems that Nvidia is changing things up.
nvidia rtx 4060 review 11

Forget the RTX 4060 — here are 5 GPUs you should buy instead

Nvidia's RTX 4060 is here, but it falls a little short of what many of us were hoping for. Here are five GPUs you might want to check out instead.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D box.

AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 5 5600X3D could completely dethrone Intel in budget builds

AMD's new Ryzen 5 5600X3D is soon going on sale as part of an exclusive partnership with Micro Center.
A graphic depicting the inside of a GPU.

How GDDR7 memory could solve PC gaming’s VRAM woes

Micron has just announced that GDDR7 memory for graphics cards is closer than we thought. Will it make its way into upcoming GPUs?
Screenshot from Starfield, a Bethesda Studios game.

Here’s why people are so upset about today’s Starfield PC news

AMD has just announced that it's teaming up with Bethesda to optimize Starfield. While exciting, it could be bad news for some gamers.
Two Nvidia GPUs side by side.

This mysterious Nvidia GPU is an absolute monstrosity — and we just got another look

Nvidia's RTX 4090 Ti, or perhaps even RTX Titan Ada, has been the topic of much speculation. New photos are here to fuel the rumor mill.
All the components for building a PC ready to go.

These 5 PC building tips will help you avoid mistakes I’ve made

If you're getting ready to build a new PC, you need more than just a good set of components. Here are five things to keep in mind during the building process.
Nvidia's RTX 4070 graphics cards over a pink background.

Nvidia’s RTX 4060 might not be such a disappointment after all

Nvidia's upcoming RTX 4060 just appeared in leaked benchmarks. Its performance suggests that it might become a hit.
Four Nvidia H100 HPC GPUs side by side.

Why Nvidia’s brand new GPU performs worse than integrated graphics

You'd think that Nvidia's most powerful graphics card would be the perfect solution for demanding gamers, but this GPU is worse than integrated graphics.
RTX 4090.

Everything you need to know about buying a GPU in 2023

Picking the right graphics card is crucial if you want to make the most out of your PC. Our comprehensive guide will help you through that process.
Intel's new Intel Core Ultra badge.

Intel just admitted defeat

Intel has just announced that it's rebranding its processor line, starting with the upcoming Meteor Lake CPUs. Here are all the changes.
An Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics card seen from the side.

Nvidia’s most important next-gen GPU is less than 2 weeks away

It's official -- Nvidia has a new GPU coming out this month. Will it repeat the success of its predecessors?
Judy leans over a table in Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 just pulled the rug out from under low-end PCs

CD Projekt Red just released an update to the minimum system requirements for Cyberpunk 2077. The changes also affect the base game and not just the expansion.
A woman sits at a desk with the M2 Mac Studio on it.

Apple Mac Studio vs. Mac Pro: M2 Ultra desktops, compared

Apple's recently revealed M2 Ultra Mac Studio and M2 Mac Pro are almost here. Is the Mac Pro going to obliterate the Studio? Let's find out.
Logo on the RTX 4060 Ti graphics card.

Nvidia’s RTX 4060 might arrive sooner than expected

Nvidia's RTX 4060 might be right around the corner. Will it be as successful as the RTX 3060 was?
A man wears Apple Vision Pro.

5 things you could buy for the cost of an Apple Vision Pro headset

Apple's Vision Pro XR headset looks like a lot of fun, but it's pretty expensive. Why not spend your money on one of these 5 things instead?
A woman sits by a desk and plays a game on a laptop equipped with an AMD processor.

AMD might crush Nvidia with its laptop GPUs — but it’s silent on the desktop front

AMD is rumored to be readying some really interesting laptop GPUs that could potentially rival even Nvidia's best desktop cards.