The 20 maximum learn TechSpot critiques & options of 2017


While the most well liked information tales final yr had slightly of the whole thing, from internet and tech tradition, to privateness, internet neutrality, gaming and subjects, our options contact a lot nearer to house with a ton of Ryzen content material, benchmark checks and a few cool tech guidelines.

The most well liked article we revealed (you will have to scroll to look what it’s) has stored receiving visitors for most evident causes and took that high position despite the fact that it used to be posted mid yr. Without additional ado…

#20 A Decade Later: Does the Q6600 Still Have Game in 2017?

Released about 10 years in the past, we idea it might be attention-grabbing to look how the Core 2 Quad Q6600 holds up in 2017 whilst enjoying lately’s video games on fashionable GPUs. In different phrases, what would occur when you paired a trusty outdated PC with a GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1070.

#19 Intel Core i3-8100 and Core i3-8350Okay Review: RIP Ryzen 3?

For $180 the Core i3-8350Okay is just about a rebadged Core i5-7600Okay: each are 14nm quad-cores working at ~4GHz, however the 8350Okay is 25% less expensive. Meanwhile, the Core i3-8100 is going for a extra interesting $120. And even supposing it is locked at 3.6GHz, it is kind of 40% extra reasonably priced than a related i5 from the final technology.

#18 AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Intel Core i7-7800X: 30 Game Battle!

After evaluating Intel’s new Core i7-7800X and AMD’s Ryzen 5 1600 in productiveness workloads, we are again by way of fashionable request to be told whether or not Intel nonetheless takes the cake in terms of high-end gaming.

#17 Using a 4K TV as a Desktop Monitor

I had toyed with the speculation of the use of a TV as a track on a few other events previously decade without a good fortune, however with the arrival of reasonably priced 4K units the use of a TV as a desktop track is in the end possible. Here’s my revel in right through the previous few months.

#16 Top 10 Best MMOs

It’s no secret that MMORPGs are one of the most most well liked PC video games in the world. Since the early days of Ultima Online the entire technique to more moderen choices like Black Desert Online, MMOs have crammed an opening in lots of avid gamers’ lives that different genres – regardless of how excellent they could be – simply have not but. Here are what I consider are the 10 perfect MMOs available in the market at this time.

#15 Simulating AMD Ryzen 5 1600X, 1500X Gaming Performance

AMD showed the legit specs for its upcoming Ryzen 5 CPUs final week, on the other hand by way of pronouncing the ones specifications, the corporate has in large part let the cat out of the bag. Now armed with that wisdom and the power to imitate Ryzen 5 settings, I pulled a stack of GPUs out of garage and were given trying out.

#14 Computer Tips & Tricks Everyone Should Know

Many hardcore pc customers may imagine themselves above finding out new tips, however there are at all times new tactics to sharpen your talents at the PC and we wager that you are going to to find a minimum of one helpful factor right here that you just did not know prior to.

#13 AMD Ryzen Gaming Performance In-Depth: 16 Games Played at 1080p & 1440p

AMD Ryzen processors made a powerful influence final week, on the other hand time constraints resulted in additional questions than solutions when it got here to the 4 video games we controlled to benchmark in time for release. As promised, we are again to observe up on our preliminary 1080p trying out with a closer take a look at Ryzen’s gaming efficiency throughout a 16 titles performed at 1080p and 1440p resolutions.

#12 Destiny 2 Benchmarked: 30 GPUs Tested

Opened simply days in the past to people who preordered the sport, lately we have now a beta reproduction of Destiny 2 readily available for a heap of GPU benchmarking. Although the PC retail free up would possibly not be till past due October, this gave the impression of a good chance to look what sort of the sport is prone to require.

#11 Second-Gen Core i7 vs. Eighth-Gen Core i7: RIP Sandy Bridge?

Today we are dusting off our outdated Core i7-2600Okay to look how smartly the seven-year-old CPU holds up in the newest video games towards Intel’s new Core i7-8700Okay. We know that the 2600Okay nonetheless has some combat left in it, however simply how a lot?

#10 The Best $100 GPU: Radeon RX 560 vs. GeForce GTX 1050

Enter the Radeon RX 560, AMD’s final ditch effort to reclaim the entry-level marketplace section for this technology. Compared to its predecessor, the RX 560 packs 14% extra cores which can be relatively quicker clocked for excellent measure. But the GTX 1050 loved of a comfy 18% lead towards AMD’s last-gen GPU, so it’s going to be attention-grabbing to look what this implies for the RX 560.

#9 Intel Pentium G4560: Kaby Lake’s Real Gift

Set at 3.5GHz, the Pentium G4560 is poised to be the discount CPU of 2017. It’s simplest 200MHz slower than the a lot cherished Core i3-6100, superb information for finances consumers who had their eye on one thing just like the i3-6100 since the G4560 has been stamped with an MSRP of simplest $64.

#8 4th-Gen Core i7 vs. Eighth-Gen Core i7: Is It Worth the Upgrade for PC Gamers?

After our contemporary function evaluating Intel’s Eighth-gen Core sequence towards AMD’s Ryzen processors, a lot of you will have been asking us to get some older chips into the combo, with specific pastime in seeing how Haswell-era processors grasp up towards Intel’s newest choices. We’re additionally curious to look how smartly the Core i7-4770Okay has elderly — we first examined this CPU in June 2013.

#7 The Best PC Games (You Should Be Playing)

It’s that point of yr once more after we take every other take a look at the most efficient PC video games you must be enjoying. Some thrilling new titles are arriving over the approaching weeks and months, together with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Far Cry 5, and Metro: Exodus, however there are many very good choices to stay you going till they come.

#6 AMD Ryzen Review: Ryzen 7 1800X & 1700X Put to the Test

After greater than a decade of enjoying underdog and years of hyping its newest endeavor, we now have reached the instant of fact: AMD Ryzen processors are on our testbed and we will be able to in the end speak about our findings.

#5 How to Run Android Apps in Google Chrome

Did you understand that you’ll be able to run Android apps in Google Chrome? This approach that each one desktop working techniques are supported, together with Windows 10, MacOS, Chrome OS, and Linux. App toughen is hit and miss however in case you are up for experimentation, this one is for you.

#4 A Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Although Microsoft concluded its unfastened Windows 10 improve program over a yr in the past, the corporate has but to near some loopholes that have been opened for people working Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. If you considered benefiting from the promotion however by no means were given round to it, there may be not anything preventing you from downloading a unfastened reproduction of Windows 10 from Microsoft’s servers.

#3 Radeon RX 580 vs. GeForce GTX 1060: 27 Game Battle

Many of you taking a look to spend $230-$280 on a brand new graphics card have requested whether or not that cash could be going towards a Radeon RX 580 or GeForce GTX 1060. Hoping to respond to that query, we are again with more than one variations of each playing cards in-hand together with the effects from 27 PC sport benchmarks ran at 1080p and 1440p.

#2 Ryzen 5 1600X vs. 1600: Which must you purchase?

The Ryzen 5 1600 is an outstanding price. Even in comparison to extra reasonably priced CPUs such because the Core i5-7600Okay, the brand new six-core Ryzen chips are a significantly better purchase, irrespective of what it’s you intend to do with them. Thus let’s speak about R5 1600X vs 1600.

#1 Ethereum Mining Benchmark

Today we are going to take a handy guide a rough take a look at how current-gen GPUs carry out when put to the duty of Ethereum mining. It turns out near to everybody desires in at the motion nowadays, and we are ceaselessly requested what the most efficient GPUs to mine with are. We did not have an actual solution, so we made up our minds to determine.