Monitors guide: everything you need to know, models and prices (October 2017)

Monitors guide

The display is the most important element of our PC setup. It could work as our desktop PC’s main display, as a secondary display to connect our laptop in order to increase our productivity or as a display for our video game console.

We should both pay attention to what monitor we choose and think ahead, as it is going to be part of our single or multi-display setups, and we are certainly not replacing it in a few years.

That is why we will dedicate a whole guide to the best monitors out on the consumer market. We have a selection of all kinds of models, all of them with their links and sale prices. But first, we will review the main aspects to take into account in order to choose the model that best fits our needs and budgets, as well as the most attractive current formats like 4K or ultrawide. Continue reading “Monitors guide: everything you need to know, models and prices (October 2017)”

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Review

Introduction

I think everybody knows by now what this AMD graphics card has to offer. It is a mid-end solution that competes against, while also being an improvement over, the performance provided by NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070, prompting a new edition of the GTX 1070 wearing the Ti suffix to be launched onto the market sooner rather than later in order to compensate for the performance deficiencies of NVIDIA’s mid-range graphics card, putting the brand ahead of AMD’s solution once again.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

This graphics card features most of its bigger sibling’s specifications as well as the same architecture, but it has gone through some changes that decreased both its performance and price. Just like it happens with its sibling, finding this graphics card is incredibly complicated due to its good mining performance, and as of now, besides being a very elusive graphics card, it has not really been adjusted to its official launch price. Continue reading “AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Review”

Guide for next-gen graphics cards’ equivalents

Around a year and a half ago, we published a guide dedicated to the equivalents to those NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards that we can consider outdated, and where we also got to know the current equivalents to some of the oldest, but highly popular and widely used, graphics cards at that moment.

Said guide was met with great interest and we know that our readers liked it, so we wanted to improve it with a version dedicated to the equivalents to some of the most current graphics cards that are also known as ‘next-gen’.

This adjective is applied to those graphics cards that feature DirectX 12 and are based at least on the GCN 1.0 architecture used on AMD solutions and the Kepler architecture used on NVIDIA solutions, meaning that we begin with the Radeon HD 7700 and the GeForce GTX 600.

You will know what current generation is your current graphics card equivalent to by using this guide. It will also help you to know if you meet satisfactorily the requirements for any game, as they usually list new models, causing confusion for that reason. Continue reading “Guide for next-gen graphics cards’ equivalents”