The hardest part of building a PC is picking the parts, especially when everyone around you seems to have an opinion. And no flame war is more prevalent than the NVIDIA snobs vs the AMD fanboys. What’s really going on with these two companies, and which card should you get?
While it’s a bit early to say that 4K has officially “landed,” it’s not far off. The benefits are tangible, especially if you have 4K-capable gear. That’s right: There’s more to a 4K PC than a display packed with pixels. Here’s what you need—and need to know—to build a 4K desktop that handles anything you throw at it.
My computer is getting a little old. I built it myself, but I'm not sure whether it's worthwhile to upgrade individual things like my processor or video card or whether I should just start from scratch and build a new rig. How can I tell when it's time to upgrade and when I should start over?
I'm building my first computer using your guide, and I've been asking around on forums for help on picking the parts. I was using an AMD processor, but everyone keeps telling me Intel is better. Should I listen, or are they just fanboys? Does brand matter?
Commenter Make.Sense is in the market for a new video card, but like many PC gamers out there doesn't know if he should go with an AMD, a NVIDIA card, or something from one of those other gaming video card companies that don't really exist. Trick is, he wants everyone to be nice and calm. Let's try our best!
How pleased is AMD? So pleased. Pleased enough with its video card accomplishments to issue a press release—and pretty product shots!—about its 1 gigahertz ATI Radeon HD 4890. There's just a slight catch.
Graphics card manufacturer NVIDIA bought PhysX cards creators AGEIA back in February, promising a free upgrade to existing GeForce 8 and above cards using their CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) interface down the line. Well we are now sufficiently down the line, as NVIDIA has released the first of many…
Anyone into computer gaming knows NVIDIA is one of the biggest names in video cards today, but imagine being new to PC gaming, knowing nothing at all about video hardware, and wandering into a Best Buy to try and determine which graphics solution suits your needs. It's like being a man sent to the grocery store for…