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Windows 11 breaks again

Multiple Windows 11 users report experiencing white-screen issues, failure to install, and performance spikes caused by Moment 5 update.

Sony PlayStation 5 Pro specs confirmed with 45% faster GPU

Sony’s PlayStation 5 Pro console refresh specs confirmed rocking a 45% faster GPU but keeping the original Zen 2 CPU.

Meta Quest 3 has true VR competition in Pimax Crystal Super

Pimax announces Crystal Light and Crystal Super VR headsets to give Meta Quest 3 and Apple Vision Pro a run for their money.

Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail’s better graphics will cost you

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail demands more of your gaming PC thanks to the MMO's first graphical upgrade in 14 years.

AMD GPUs might’ve hurried Nvidia RTX 5090 and 5080 release

Next-gen Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 and 5080 graphics cards may be coming sooner than expected due to AMD’s MI350X.

Deal of the day: 2TB Samsung 990 Pro SSD price drop at Amazon UK

One of the finest PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe drives gets a welcome limited-time price drop ahead of impending SSD price hikes.

Nvidia offers temp fix for GPU owners suffering Intel CPU issues

Nvidia releases a statement to users running GeForce GPUs alongside Intel CPUs due to the recent uptick in signalled problems.

Ex-Blizzard head wants you to tip devs but it’s a slippery slope

A former Blizzard president suggests we should introduce tipping culture into games, but I can't think of anything worse.

Meet the homemade PS1 portable mod that doesn’t use emulation

A modder crafts a bespoke PS1 portable mod that runs PlayStation games natively rather than relying on emulation.

Nvidia RTX 4090 ports are still melting at an alarming rate

Sadly, it doesn't seem as though Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 ports have stopped burning since the GPU issue first arose in 2022.

Apple’s AI-focused M4 processors allegedly nearing production

Apple sets sights on AI throne with three M4 products slated for production soon.

WD’s blistering M.2 NVMe SSD is back on sale for buttons

SSD deals are becoming harder to find, yet there are still bargains to be had. Here are 1TB, 4TB and 8TB reductions worth knowing about.

AMD and Intel’s new BIOS update saves you from dangerous hack

AMD and Intel are working with brands like Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI to patch a scary vulnerability in your motherboardBIOS.

It’s no PipBoy but Elgato’s Fallout streaming gear rocks

Elgato's limited edition Fallout drop features four Elgato products adorned with iconic Pip-boy aesthetics and styling.

Intel puts some of its Core CPUs on the chopping block

Intel is discontinuing 14 K-series Core processors, including the 13900KS and 13600K as the brand prepares for its next-gen launch.

Ex-Microsoft dev blasts Windows 11 performance on high-end PCs 

An ex-Microsoft developer curses the performance of Windows 11, dubbing at least one of its features "comically bad."

Corsair targets workstations with its WS DDR5 RDIMM memory

Corsair enters the workstation market with its WS DDR5 RDIMM ECC memory kit boasting speeds up to 6,400MT/s.

Arm CEO warns AI may consume 25% of US power by 2030

Arm CEO Rene Haas warns of artificial intelligence's insatiable demand for power, while encouraging efficient and sustainable AI solutions.

MSI Nvidia RTX 4060 Ti prices plunge one last time before inflation

Right as Nvidia graphics card costs are about to explode, MSI swings in with a hefty RTX 4060 Ti deal that puts it at its best price ever.

AMD Ryzen 9 9950X CPU is 46% faster than 7950X in leaked test

The upcoming AMD Ryzen 9 9000 CPU line-up could be a huge leap in speed and power compared to current-gen Zen 4 and Intel processors.

Corsair Vengeance RAM gets a custom Sakura model for anime fans

Corsair is joining the Kawaii anime club with a new Vengeance DDR5 kit in collaboration with Chinese brand Yeston.

PCSpecialist Ionico AMD review: no gaming laptop has better value

I tested PCSpecialist Ionico AMD and, despite its flaws, it still outshines the competition for one very specific reason: the price.

EA Play subscriptions are nearly doubling in price

EA Play members will soon be on the receiving end of price increases across the board, some of which are near double.

AMD Ryzen 9000 CPUs are official and they might be Zen 5

AMD confirms upcoming Ryzen 9000 processors through a chipset driver update listed on Asus’ motherboard support.

AMD RDNA 4 shapes up as leaked GPU specs beat RTX 4070 Ti Super

AMD Navi 48 RDNA 4 GPUs could surpass Nvidia's RTX 4070 Ti Super while using a smaller die and consuming less power.

SSD prices will officially rise over the next couple of months

WD unveils some unwelcome news that SSD and HDD prices are rising, and they're not likely to stop any time soon.

How the best Octopus electricity tariff cuts your gaming costs

Why it literally pays to shop around and find the best electricity tariff in an age of renewed competition.

Microsoft forces you to delete apps for Windows 11 24H2 update

Microsoft's Windows 11 24H2 update blocks customisation apps in addition to other hardware and driver locks.

Lenovo Legion Go 2 will release, but only when it’s ready

Lenovo vaguely confirms that it is working on a Lenovo Legion Go 2 but will release it only when "the time comes."

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