Gaming on an iGPU: how good is that free graphics card?

Friday 13-07-2018 - 10:16

More and more people are gaming, but many of them are casual players. Those gamers are less demanding and do not buy an expensive video card. What can you expect from your integrated GPU? Are dedicated entry-level cards worthwhile?

4K Gaming PC - July 2018

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  • Gaming on an iGPU: how good is that free graphics card?

    Gaming on an iGPU: how good is that free graphics card?

    Review - Friday 13-07-2018 - 10:16

    Gaming on an iGPU: how good is that free graphics card? More and more people are gaming, but the majority of them are casual players. Those gamers make less demands on image quality and frame rates, and will not want to invest in a state of the art video card. What can you expect if you have to make do with the processor's built-in video card? Is an external entry-level model worthwhile? That's what we tell you in this article. Read more

  • How many CPU cores do you need for gaming?

    How many CPU cores do you need for gaming?

    Review - Tuesday 10-07-2018 - 04:59

    How many CPU cores do you need for gaming? For years, you could find up to four computer cores in a consumer processor, but for some time now the number of cores has been on the rise. This can be a big advantage for many content creation programmes, but what about games? For a long time, the common wisdom was that four cores were enough, but is that still true in 2018? Or are you nowadays better off with a multi-core monster PC if you don't want to lose frame rate? To provide you with an answer to this question, we ran heaps of benchmarks, and you can read our findings here. Read more

  • The benefits of fast RAM with Intel Coffee Lake & AMD Ryzen 2: don't miss out on performance!

    The benefits of fast RAM with Intel Coffee Lake & AMD Ryzen 2: don't miss out on performance!

    Review - Monday 09-07-2018 - 04:59

    The benefits of fast RAM with Intel Coffee Lake & AMD Ryzen 2: don't miss out on performance! Last time we had a look at the performance benefit of installing faster memory was at the end of 2016. A lot of new processors have appeared on the market since then. Intel have upgraded Coffee Lake to six cores as a mainstream platform, AMD have released Ryzen and now Ryzen 2 as well… It is time we took another look at what upgrading to faster RAM will do for your system! Read more

  • 4K Gaming PC - July 2018

    4K Gaming PC - July 2018

    PC Buyer's Guide - Friday 06-07-2018 - 04:59

    4K Gaming PC - July 2018 4K monitors are getting cheaper and cheaper, while their sharpness can't be matched by normal displays. Graphics cards have to render four times as many pixels to drive a 4K display compared to a 'normal' Full HD panel, while the game textures are only getting more detailed. In short: you need real horse power to game in 4K. A fast processor and especially a graphics card is a must. However, th... Read more

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600 review: the most interesting Ryzen 2!

    AMD Ryzen 5 2600 review: the most interesting Ryzen 2!

    Review - Friday 06-07-2018 - 04:59

    Recently we published our AMD Ryzen 2 review. At the time of writing that review, AMD had not sent us perhaps the most interesting new CPU yet, the Ryzen 5 2600, which you can already buy for 170 pounds. However, we were able to borrow it and test it as soon as possible. Read more

  • Ultrawide gaming (3440x1440) benchmarks: what performance can you expect?

    Ultrawide gaming (3440x1440) benchmarks: what performance can you expect?

    Review - Wednesday 04-07-2018 - 04:59

    Ultrawide gaming (3440x1440) benchmarks: what performance can you expect? At Hardware.Info, we always test GPUs from AMD and Nvidia at the three most popular resolutions. For some years now they have been full HD, WQHD and ultra HD. However, the UWQHD resolution of 3440 by 1440 pixels, i.e. an extra-wide WQHD, is becoming increasingly popular among gamers. What performance can you expect on an ultra wide monitor? Read more

  • WD Black NVMe 2018 SSD review: competition for Samsung

    WD Black NVMe 2018 SSD review: competition for Samsung

    Review - Monday 02-07-2018 - 04:59

    WD Black NVMe 2018 SSD review: competition for Samsung Last month, WD introduced the second generation of its Black series SSDs. This top model of the storage manufacturer should be considerably faster than its predecessor and thus be able to compete with the popular NVMe SSDs from Samsung, such as the recently released 970 Evo. Today we are testing the WD Black NVMe 2018 1TB to find out if WD is really participating in the high-end SSD market. Read more

  • Samsung 970 Evo & 970 Pro SSD review

    Samsung 970 Evo & 970 Pro SSD review

    Review - Sunday 01-07-2018 - 04:59

    Samsung finally introduced the new 970 Evo and 970 Pro SSDs, the long-awaited successors of the now over a year and a half old 960 Evo and Pro. They use a new controller and the latest version of Samsung's own V-NAND, in which no less than 64 layers are stacked on top of each other. We have tested these new SSDs extensively: are they as fast as their names and predecessors suggest? Read more

  • BenQ EX3501R ultra wide monitor review: not only for video enjoyment

    BenQ EX3501R ultra wide monitor review: not only for video enjoyment

    Review - Saturday 30-06-2018 - 04:59

    BenQ EX3501R ultra wide monitor review: not only for video enjoyment In the segment of ultra wide monitors, Benq was an early adopter brand with a gaming model, the XR3501. We were very enthusiastic about it at the beginning of 2016, but by now it couldn't keep up with its specifications. So we had been looking forward to the successor, the EX3501R. When it reached our lab a while ago, we immediately got to work with it.  Read more

  • PlayersUnknown's Battlegrounds benchmarks: Intel, AMD and Nvidia fighting for their life.

    PlayersUnknown's Battlegrounds benchmarks: Intel, AMD and Nvidia fighting for their life.

    Review - Wednesday 20-06-2018 - 04:59

    PlayersUnknown's Battlegrounds benchmarks: Intel, AMD and Nvidia fighting for their life. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, as one of the most popular battle royal games, is a popular online shooter. What do you need to survive in the battle against 99 other players? Read more

  • Intel Core i7 8086K review: the best gaming-CPU, but not the best choice

    Intel Core i7 8086K review: the best gaming-CPU, but not the best choice

    Review - Monday 18-06-2018 - 04:59

    Intel Core i7 8086K review: the best gaming-CPU, but not the best choice Last week, at Computex in Taipei, Intel introduced the Core i7 8086K Anniversary Edition processor to celebrate the very first introduction of the so-called x86 architecture, the Intel 8086, exactly 40 years ago. The new Limited Edition processor is the first Intel CPU with an official clock frequency of 5 GHz. That is very promising Read more

  • 17 32-inch QHD monitors review: Big size, nice pixels

    17 32-inch QHD monitors review: Big size, nice pixels

    Review - Friday 15-06-2018 - 04:59

    17 32-inch QHD monitors review: Big size, nice pixels Presumably you've made up your mind: your next monitor will be a 4K model. But still, if you want to buy a new screen right now, you shouldn't forget WQHD models. We tested 17 screens with a diagonal of 32 inches. Read more

  • The best CPU coolers: air and water coolers for every budget

    The best CPU coolers: air and water coolers for every budget

    Review - Wednesday 13-06-2018 - 04:59

    The best CPU coolers: air and water coolers for every budget A good processor cooler is an important part of the computer. Besides appearance and size, there are two aspects that are important when choosing a cooler: noise production and cooling performance. These are two issues that are in fact at odds with each other, so the best cooler offers a balance between them. Which CPU cooler should you buy then? Read more

  • Budget All-round PC - June 2018

    Budget All-round PC - June 2018

    PC Buyer's Guide - Tuesday 12-06-2018 - 04:59

    Budget All-round PC - June 2018 The all-round PC is a PC with comprehensive features for around £650 - £750 that can do a little bit of everything. It should have enough speed and capacity to meet your needs for some time. Currently it can run all applications, and you're able to upgrade it with small future investments when you need more power or storage capacity. Surfing, gaming, business applications, photo and video edit... Read more

  • AMD A320 motherboards review: ideal for your APU!

    AMD A320 motherboards review: ideal for your APU!

    Review - Monday 11-06-2018 - 04:59

    AMD A320 motherboards review: ideal for your APU! There's plenty to choose from when you're shopping for an AM4 motherboard socket. Many left the A320 chip set behind due to the lack of interesting AMD APUs, but since the launch of Raven Ridge such an affordable board has suddenly become quite attractive. We tested six AMD A320 motherboards, ranging in price from just over 44 pounds / 50 euros to 66 pounds / 75 euros. Read more

  • To eat or to be eaten: Acer Predator X34P ultrawide G-sync gaming monitor review

    To eat or to be eaten: Acer Predator X34P ultrawide G-sync gaming monitor review

    Review - Friday 08-06-2018 - 04:59

    To eat or to be eaten: Acer Predator X34P ultrawide G-sync gaming monitor review The Acer Predator X34P has it all: the extra wide 34 inch monitor has both a high resolution and a high refresh rate, with G-sync as the cherry on top. In doing so, the screen promises to be a worthy successor to the old Predator X34 without 'P' from 2016, which was basically the ultimate gaming monitor at the time. However, competition in the ultra-widescreen monitor segment has become fiercer than ever in recent years. Will the X34P be able to hold its own? Read more

  • D-Link DIR-895L review: speed maniac

    D-Link DIR-895L review: speed maniac

    Review - Wednesday 06-06-2018 - 04:59

    D-Link DIR-895L review: speed maniac At a time when living room-worthy multi-room wifi solutions are becoming more and more popular, we thought it would be nice to review a classic router. The choice for the D-Link DIR-895L was quickly made. Read more

  • ASRock X299E-ITX/ac review: Skylake-X on mini-ITX?!

    ASRock X299E-ITX/ac review: Skylake-X on mini-ITX?!

    Review - Monday 04-06-2018 - 04:59

    ASRock X299E-ITX/ac review: Skylake-X on mini-ITX?! While Intel's socket 2066 is not as large as the Threadripper-socket it is still special that ASRock can make a mini-ITX motherboard for it. On this unique board of 17 by 17 centimeters you can use an 18-core processor. The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac offers X299 in ITX format: a good idea or the ultimate concession? Read more

  • 6 ultra hd 40-inch+ monitors review: monstrous monitors

    6 ultra hd 40-inch+ monitors review: monstrous monitors

    Review - Friday 01-06-2018 - 04:59

    6 ultra hd 40-inch+ monitors review: monstrous monitors An increasing number of manufacturers has a monitor with a diagonal of 40 inch or more in their assortment. This means more than a meter of monitor in front of you. Is bigger also better? We tested six of these bigger models.   Read more

  • CrossFire & SLI anno 2018: is it still worth it?

    CrossFire & SLI anno 2018: is it still worth it?

    Review - Wednesday 30-05-2018 - 04:59

    If you wanted nothing but ultimate performance in games, CrossFire and SLI were the only options for a long time. DirectX 12 was intended to offer an alternative, but it doesn't seem to be the promised holy land for multi-GPU setups. That is why it is high time to take stock: is the combination of several video cards still relevant in 2018, or does the fairy tale of CrossFire and SLI have an unhappy ending? Read more

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