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Microsoft might end one of the most annoying GPU wars

Jacob Roach / Digital Trends The never-ending battle between AMD, Nvidia, and Intel doesn’t just involve their graphics cards — it also stretches to their respective upscaling solutions. It’s not all about performance, either, but also the number of games that support them. Microsoft aims to streamline and unify these upscalers, making it easier for game devs to add support for every GPU vendor. The main issue with having three different upscaling solutions lies not just in how well they all perform in relation to…

Why you shouldn’t buy the best GPU of last year

Jacob Roach / Digital Trends Nvidia’s Goldilocks GPU this generation has been the RTX 4070. For PC gaming in 2024, with the cost of building a PC moving upward, it hit the perfect balance of performance, price, and features. It’s a GPU that can do anything, delivering that premium gaming experience in flagship titles like Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty and Alan Wake 2 without costing as much as a used car. But it’s falling behind. The RTX 4070 was a Goldilocks GPU, but the $500 to $600 market has become hotly…

Nvidia RTX 4070 vs. AMD RX 7900 GRE: one definitive winner

Jacob Roach / Digital Trends AMD just released the best RDNA 3 graphics card we’ve seen yet in the form of the RX 7900 GRE. The GPU, originally released in China several months ago, sets its sights squarely on Nvidia’s RTX 4070 — and AMD comes out on top most of the time. I’ve tested both GPUs extensively — read my RTX 4070 review and RX 7900 GRE review for a full breakdown — and I’m here to compare them point-for-point. AMD comes out on top for raw performance, but there are a couple of key details to keep in mind…

Best GPU deals: MSI, XFX, EVGA

The latest generation of graphics cards has really caused a lot of controversy, especially with the RTX 40-series cards becoming so expensive and raising the general cost of GPUs across the board. That means even AMD cards are a bit pricey nowadays, especially if you go to the higher end, so if you’re aiming for a powerful gaming PC, you’re going to have to spend some extra cash. That said, we’ve done our best to go out there and find the best GPU deals on the market so that you can save a bit extra, especially if…

AMD RDNA 4: Everything we know about the RX 8000 series

Jacob Roach / Digital Trends AMD’s RDNA 4 graphics cards (also referred to as the Radeon RX 8000 series) are already on the horizon, but they’re still a bit of a mystery. Fortunately, while AMD is still keeping quiet about its next-gen GPUs, various leakers break up that silence with plenty of rumors and tantalizing speculation. Most likely set to launch this year, RDNA 4 GPUs may give Nvidia a run for its money, but will they be able to compete against some of the best graphics cards from the upcoming RTX 50-series?…

Nvidia is replacing its crusty, Windows XP-era app

Nvidia Nvidia’s latest announcement is one that many of us have been waiting for. The company is releasing a new software solution that will, hopefully, one day replace the Nvidia Control Panel and GeForce Experience. Dubbed simply “Nvidia App,” the software is now in beta and is available for testing. Those of us who own some of Nvidia’s top GPUs (or even some of the worst ones) are forced to use the Nvidia Control Panel for tuning things like display settings, game performance, and monitor refresh rates. Meanwhile,…

The best GPU to upgrade to from an RTX 3060

Digital Trends Nvidia’s RTX 3060 is a certified legend. It’s the most popular graphics card in gaming PCs, according to the Steam hardware survey, and that makes sense. For gamers playing at 1080p, you can’t ask for more than what the RTX 3060 offers between its low price, 12GB of VRAM, and features like Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). But where do you go from there? If you picked up an RTX 3060 over the last couple of years and you’re looking to take your PC gaming to the next level, I rounded up the…

This Philips 27-inch 4K monitor is 20% off at Amazon today

Philips Amazon has a fantastic $100 off the Philips 27-inch 4K Creator Series Monitor bringing it down to $400 reduced from $500. It’s one of the best monitor deals you can buy today and it’s particularly ideal for anyone who wants the sharpest of pictures in this price range. A great deal, we’re here to go in further detail about what it offers so you’ll soon know if you’re buying the right 4K monitor for your needs. Why you should buy the Philips 27-inch 4K Creator Series Monitor If you’ve been considering one of…

Helldivers 2 PC performance: best settings, performance

Helldivers 2 marks the first time PlayStation Studios has launched a game on PC and consoles at the same time, and it’s not off to the best start. Helldivers 2 is very impressive from a visual and performance perspective, but crashing and matchmaking issues are currently souring the experience for some players. I’ve been playing the game a bit, and I’m here to run down the best settings for Helldivers 2 on PC that I’ve found. We’ll also talk a bit about performance overall, as well as the interesting upscaling…