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In real-world user experience terms, the difference between a budget NVMe SSD and a high-end M.2 drive is rarely as large as the specifications imply. While ...

Historically, no other hardware upgrade has delivered such a dramatic improvement to the overall user experience as the shift from hard drives to solid state ...

As of May 2022, after more than a year of shortages and inflated prices, we are finally seeing some improvements in the GPU market. While we are not back at ...

Faster storage can shave seconds off most of your PC activities – from booting up your OS to loading apps and games. But not all SSDs are created equal. If you ...

Motherboards based on the AMD B550 chipset were the first mainstream boards to support PCI-Express 4.0. Already at launch (mid-2020), there were plenty of B550 ...

If you work with storage-heavy apps or simply want quick access to your entire Steam library, there is no substitute for a high-capacity SSD. 4TB SSDs are now ...

With the 980 series, Samsung is changing some of the conventions from previous generations of M.2 PCIe/NVMe SSDs. Compared to the 970 series, the 980 PRO no ...

If you are building a gaming PC on a budget, the graphics cards best suited for that build in terms of price/performance are normally in the $150 - $250 price ...

AMD's 3rd-generation Threadripper CPUs still offer the best value by far if you are building a high-end desktop (HEDT) system in 2021. The closest Intel ...

AMD went from strength to strength with the Ryzen 3000 series and its Ryzen 5000 successor, with each update bringing significant performance improvements to ...

The WD Blue SN550 is the latest (2020) variety in Western Digital's Blue range of M.2 SSDs. It replaces last year's SN500, which was only available in 250GB ...

With the launch of AMD's B550 chipset, PCI Express 4.0 has finally gone mainstream. There are plenty of B550 boards to choose from, including some ...

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