There are just three and a bit weeks to go until this year’s big Black Friday jamboree now, and man alive I can practically taste the deals already – or maybe that’s just the giant bowl of Halloween candy sitting on my desk, who really knows. Either way, the season of deals is almost upon us, so why not prepare yourself with our handy Black Friday deals guide? To help you make the most of this fabled ‘day o’ discounts’, which is more like a ‘week o’ discounts’ these days (those pesky retailers just don’t understand the length of a day any more, I tell ya), I’ve gathered everything you need to know right here, including what deals to look out for, where to shop and whether that shiny new peripheral you’ve got your eye on is actually as much of a deal as it makes out to be. If you’ve been thinking about building a new gaming PC recently, now’s the time to bag yourself a sack load of deals and do it on the … [Read more...] about Black Friday 2018: The best PC gaming deals on graphics cards, monitors, SSDs and more
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There are deals to be had on Nvidia's previous generation of Pascal graphics cards, and for anyone who needs a little nudging, the GPU maker has teamed up with Capcom to give away Monster Hunter: World free with select purchases.Cards that qualify include the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, GeForce GTX 1070, and GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB version). The promotion starts today and runs through November 29, 2018.Be careful when shopping for a potentially qualifying card, though. It has to purchased from a participating vendor. EVGA's landing page for the promotion links to several SKUs, some of which also include Destiny 2 (base game and expansion bundle pass).It's not just EVGA cards that qualify, though. You can find a range of brands, like Gigabyte and MSI. Newegg seems to be one of the few that clearly marks the promotion, so that's probably your best bet if buying a custom cooled card. You can also snag a Founder Edition model direct from Nvidia. Where ever you buy the card from, just make sure it … [Read more...] about Buy a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, 1070, or 1060 and get Monster Hunter: World for free
For 1080p PC gaming, there are two graphics cards that immediately stand out: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 and AMD's Radeon RX 580. These popular graphics cards sit in the price versus performance sweet spot, often boasting better than console-quality graphics at double the frame-rate for just a few hundred dollars. Perhaps unsurprisingly, while a lot of PC gaming coverage focuses on high-end machines and components, it's affordable mid-range cards that are by far the most widely used. In fact, according to a recent Steam Hardware Survey, more than twelve per cent of gamers reported using a GTX 1060, compared to just over one per cent using a top-end GTX 1080 Ti. To help you decide between these two 1080p heroes, we'll take a look at how each card performs in nine different games, including modern titles like Battlefield 1, Assassin's Creed: Unity and Ghost Recon Wildlands. Of course, we'll also look at some classic titles like Crysis 3! While benchmarks are helpful, they're not the full … [Read more...] about GeForce GTX 1060 vs Radeon RX 580: which is best for 1080p gaming?
Earlier today we reported that Nvidia had restocked its site with Founders Edition graphics cards at MSRP, with availability for every GeForce GTX 10 series SKU. Well, guess what? It's not just those vanilla cards that are back to normal prices today, so are the custom cooled cards by Nvidia's hardware partners, and all across the web!That's right, the drought appears to be over, at least for the time being. In fact, Nvidia hinted as much in an email we received announcing that cards are now back in stock, with links to a bunch of retail listings outside of Nvidia's own webstore. This is the first time since the shortage began that Nvidia has made a point to call out third-party availability."If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to pick up a GeForce GTX 10-Series GPU, now’s the perfect time! With great availability across retailers at prices gamers can afford, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your gaming rig and be the last one standing," Nvidia … [Read more...] about Graphics cards in stock: GTX 10-series drought ending, cards now widely available at MSRP
Nvidia released its 397.31 'Game Ready' driver package yesterday with optimizations for BattleTech and Frostpunk, but unfortunately it's not installing correctly for some users. Even worse, those affected by what appears to be a buggy driver release say they're getting caught in an installation loop whereby after restarting their PC, they're prompted to reinstall the driver, only to have it fail again.Almost all of the complaints on Nvidia's community forum have come from GeForce GTX 1060 owners, though one of the users says he's running into an installation issue with this EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW graphics cards. It's not clear if his issue is the same or an unrelated one."397.31 was offered through Geforce experience. After install it asked for a restart (which it has not on previous installs of drivers via Geforce experience). After restart i lost my second screen and open hardware monitor showed no GFX info. A pop up tells me to force reinstall driver; this did not work and kept … [Read more...] about Nvidia’s latest GPU driver is causing installation headaches for some GTX 1060 owners