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  • A PC Gaming Music Journey: From Doom to Terraria, System Shock, and More Memorable Soundtracks

    A journey through memorable video game music, this second article is dedicated exclusively to PC video game soundtracks. We have our hands full given the wealth of excellent material available.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • Ever Wonder How the Shazam Algorithm Works?

    Your phone's ability to identify any song it listens to is pure technological magic. In this article, we'll show you how the ever popular Shazam app does it.

    By Cameron MacLeod on

  • The Complete List of Alternatives to All Google Products

    With growing concerns about online privacy and the security of your personal data, more people than ever are considering alternatives to Google products.

    By Sven Taylor on

  • 4 Years of AMD RDNA: Another Zen or a New Bulldozer?

    It's been four years since AMD launched RDNA, the successor to the venerable GCN graphics architecture. We take a look through the tech and numbers to see just how successful it's been.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Are GPU Prices Going Up Now? October GPU Pricing Update

    Welcome to our monthly GPU pricing update. There's bits of news to go through, a few odd GPU launches, and some unfortunate price hikes. There's also some positive GPU price adjustments to discuss.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • How to Download Videos From YouTube, TikTok and Instagram

    Downloading a video you've watched online can be more difficult than expected. Most sites prefer you to revisit them and view their ads every time, but this may not be ideal for several reasons.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • microSD and SD Card Buying Guide

    We break down all the codes and ratings of microSD and SD cards and offer the best choices available. You might be surprised by the broad availability of high-speed, large capacity flash memory.

    By TechSpot Staff on

  • AMD FSR 3 Frame Generation Analyzed

    AMD's FSR 3 frame generation technology made a surprise debut earlier this month in two games, and we're ready to give you an early look, covering frame pacing, image quality and latency.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • What Went Wrong With Yahoo!?

    At the turn of the millennium, Yahoo! was the most visited site on the web. In Web 1.0 terms, Yahoo! was like Google and Facebook combined. So what happened?

    By Amir Shoam on

  • Cyberpunk 2.0: Phantom Liberty Optimization Guide

    With the new Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 update and Phantom Liberty expansion, we're bringing you a fresh optimization guide that goes through every setting in the game to see how to best improve performance.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Why GPUs are the New Kings of Cache. Explained.

    In the space of four years, GPUs have gone from having a few megabytes of cache to over tenfold that figure. Why did this happen and what benefits has it brought us?

    By Nick Evanson on

  • 20 Years of Steam: From Half-Life 2 to the Steam Deck

    Few things are as closely associated with PC gaming as Steam. Microsoft might provide the OS. Intel, AMD, and Nvidia power the most popular gaming hardware. But for most people, Steam is PC gaming.

    By Rob Thubron on

  • Testing Nvidia DLSS 3.5 Ray Reconstruction Using Cyberpunk 2.0

    The next iteration of Nvidia's DLSS technology has landed and today we're checking out what DLSS 3.5 is and taking a closer look at ray reconstruction, which has been integrated into Cyberpunk 2.0.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Nvidia Responds So AMD Can't Win: September GPU Pricing Update

    Welcome back to our monthly GPU pricing update. So, the GPU market still kind of sucks, but there's a silver lining with new launches and some price adjustments improving things a little this month.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Starfield Optimization Guide

    We're going through every setting in Starfield and tell you which settings are worth turning to Ultra, and which should be turned down to improve performance. That's right, optimization guides are back!

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Aiming for Atoms: The Art of Making Chips Smaller

    In the realm of computer chips, bigger numbers are often better. More cores, higher GHz, greater FLOPs. But there's one metric where smaller is better. Enter the world of semiconductors and process nodes.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • 50 Years of Video Games - Part 3

    With an increasing number of people spending more of their hard-earned money on the latest tech and services, games expanded into new arenas. History showed once more, new tech paved the way for new opportunities.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • How to Use Intel PresentMon for Benchmarking and Testing

    Intel's long-running game performance analyzer has been updated with a fresh look and new features. Is it worth using? Let's dive in and see how we can use PresentMon to analyze our gaming PCs.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • S3 Graphics: Gone But Not Forgotten

    These days it's somewhat rare to see a new PC hardware company break ground, but 30 years ago they were popping up all over the place. Join us as we recount the remarkable story of S3 Graphics.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • How to Use Runway Gen-2 to Create AI Videos

    Bored with Midjourney's static images? Disappointed by ChatGPT's responses? Then try your hand at creating short videos, all through the power of AI. Here's a short guide to using Runway Gen-2.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • GPU Prices Drop Even Further, Sort Of - New Radeons Incoming

    It's time for our monthly GPU pricing update. Although there's been no major releases, new AMD Radeons are coming soon, meanwhile there's been some price movement across new and old-gen GPUs.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Going Ergonomic: How to Make Your Computing Life Better

    Looking to make your computing life better for you? Here's our guide on ergonomic peripherals and furniture, to ease the stress and strain on your body.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Guide to Choosing a New CPU

    When it's time for a CPU upgrade, it's crucial to assess your system and consider your specific needs first. In this article we ask five questions as a guide to assist you in choosing a new processor.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Goodbye to Graphics: How GPUs Came to Dominate AI and Compute

    The days when GPUs were only used for graphics rendering in games are long gone. Join us as we look at how the processor became the dominant chip in compute and AI.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • GPU Pricing Update, July 2023: Flash Sales FTW!

    It's time for our GPU pricing update, a series we hoped wouldn't remain relevant in mid 2023. Yet, here we are. What's been interesting most recently are flash sales for new and older graphics cards.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Once-Iconic Tech Products That Are Now a Fading Memory

    Did you know that a floppy disk is more than just a save icon? Can you understand how a pencil and a cassette tape are related? Check out our list of once-iconic tech products that are now a fading memory.

    By Rob Thubron on

  • How to Upgrade Your SSD (and Retain All Data)

    Looking to upgrade your computer's SSD without having to reinstall Windows and all your apps? We've got you covered with this guide to cloning a boot drive.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Why Upgrading a Gaming PC Right Now is Almost Pointless

    What if you want to upgrade an existing gaming PC? What are the options, and do they make sense? The big problem is that current-gen AMD and Nvidia GPUs don't move the needle forward.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Why Building a Gaming PC Right Now Might Be a Good Idea!

    There's been some negativity towards new PC gaming hardware as of late, but instead of focusing on the bad, let's see why building a new gaming PC right now could be a good idea for new builders.

    By Steven Walton on

  • GPU Architecture Deep Dive: Nvidia Ada Lovelace, AMD RDNA 3 and Intel Arc Alchemist

    Three vendors. Three architectures. Three approaches to GPU design. Join us as we dive into their semiconductor hearts and see how Ada Lovelace, Arc Alchemist, and RDNA 3 contrast and compare.

    By Nick Evanson on