Even if your PC isn't watercooled and overclocked with a window on the side to show off your fancy LEDs, knowing what components are inside is still important. It helps you update drivers, make well-informed upgrades, and in the event of something failing, replace dead chips and cards. Even if you built your own PC, it's probably easier to look up your system details through Windows than it is to remember the details of the hardware you bought a year or three ago.So how do you find your system specifications? The obvious answer is the Windows Control Panel, but there are a few other tools that can give you more helpful, more detailed information about everything inside your PC.Windows Control PanelWindows 10 has moved many of its management tools into the more intuitive Settings menu, but there are still a number of handy functions in the classic Control Panel. Finding out about your PC in the System menu is one of them. To access it and get a look at what you're actually running in … [Read more...] about How to find your system specs in Windows
How to upgrade your graphics card
In my Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 review last week, we discovered that Nvidia’s super duper new graphics card was about as fast as their GTX 1080Ti when paired with Intel’s Core i5-8600K CPU, representing only the teensiest bit of improvement to your overall frames per second output if you were to bung one in your PC today. That may well change once we start seeing more games take advantage of the Nvidia’s clever speed-boosting AI-driven Turing tech, but until developers get their act together and start patching in support for all of Turing’s best features, all we’ve got to go on right now is raw performance data. With this in mind, I thought I’d take a closer look at how the RTX 2080 compares to its direct predecessor, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080. The former might not represent much of a leap past the GTX 1080’s souped up Ti cousin, but regular 1080 owners should see much better results compared to what they can do now, particularly when it comes … [Read more...] about Nvidia RTX 2080 vs GTX 1080: How much faster is Nvidia’s new graphics card?
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
With graphics card prices soaring once again thanks to the lovely exploits of nefarious cryptocurrency miners, choosing what graphics card to buy has never been more difficult – which is why this here article is all about identifying the single best GPU you can get for playing games at 1080p, 1440p and 4K at a price that suits you. Read on for advice on what and how to pick your next graphics card for 2018. Before we begin, here’s a short list of every graphics card review we currently have on RPS. This should hopefully make it easier to find out what we think of specific cards, as well as provide a handy index should you want to compare our top picks with other types of graphics cards. We’ll also be updating this list every time we get a new graphics card in for testing so everything’s in one place. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti review Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 review Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 review Nvidia GeForce GTX … [Read more...] about Best graphics cards 2018 for 1080p, 1440p and 4K gaming
Not too long ago we warned of a potential impending surge in graphics card prices. Unfortunately for those looking to upgrade graphics cards or buy a new GPU, that prediction has come true, and then some. Right now is the worst time in the history of graphics cards to buy or upgrade this all-important gaming component. I've run through the list of current generation GPUs, and I've even looked at previous generation GPUs. The price changes in the past two weeks are staggering. Here's the full rundown, starting with Nvidia and then moving to AMD, from highest performing to lowest performing parts. Note that many of the cards are only showing prices from third-party resellers, as Amazon and Newegg rapidly sell out of their inventory (often at lower prices). If you're interested in buying a GPU, I'd recommend putting a "notify" alert on it and be ready to order ASAP if it comes back in stock at a reasonable price. All the current Nvidia graphics cards GTX 1080 Ti 11GB: Launched with a … [Read more...] about It’s a terrible time to buy a graphics card