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St. Louis, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Jacob:

Corsair Voyager a1600 review: a kitchen sink gaming laptop

Corsair's Voyager a1600 tries a lot of things, and some of them pay off. But the kitchen sink approach falls apart compared to other laptops. → Read More

Why I refuse to buy The Callisto Protocol on PC, even with an RTX 4090

Despite being one of the biggest releases of the year, The Callisto Protocol's PC port looks like a technical nightmare. → Read More

The most innovative monitors of 2022

Monitors had a big year, especially in the realm of innovative form factors and new technology. → Read More

Warhammer: 40,000 Darktide will bring your PC to its knees

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is here, so get ready to venture into Tertium and purge the heretics .. with the right settings and optimizations, that is. → Read More

Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast review: a book-sized gaming PC

The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast delivers much higher performance than its size would suggest, all while expertly handling heat and noise. → Read More

One setting deflates playing Spider-Man Miles Morales on PC

Spider-Man Miles Morales is a fantastic PC port, but Nvidia's DLSS Frame Generation feature can sour the experience quite a bit. → Read More

Nvidia RTX 4080 review: the math doesn't always add up

Although the RTX 4080 is one of the most powerful GPUs you can buy today, it's tough to recommend sitting in the shadow left by the RTX 4090. → Read More

AMD shares RX 7900 XTX benchmarks

AMD finally shared more realistic benchmarks for the RX 7900 XTX, and there's good and bad news for the upcoming graphics card. → Read More

Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 review: the gaming monitor to beat

Samsung's Odyssey Neo G8 marks a new milestone with a 240Hz, 4K panel. Its fantastic HDR performance and vibrant colors are just the cherries on top. → Read More

Henry Cavill explains why he's waiting on the RTX 4090

It's established that the Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill, is an avid PC gamer. And he's looking into some big upgrades for his rig in the near future. → Read More

What is frame time, and why is it so important in games?

Frame rate is important and usually steals the limelight for gaming performance. But frame time can say a lot more about how well a game actually runs. → Read More

Two years later, the PS5 could never live up to its performance promises

Next-gen consoles aren't feeling as next-gen now, as multiple games release with a script 30 fps cap. → Read More

Are Windows 11 security features killing your gaming performance? You might be surprised

Windows 11's security features kill your gaming performance, right? Microsoft brought this year-old issue back up, and we think it is high time to revisit it. → Read More

Intel i9-13900K & i5-13600K review: Let the CPU battle begin

Intel isn't shooting to the top of the performance charts with the Core i9-13900K and Core i5-13600K, but it doesn't need to with the value these CPUs offer. → Read More

The best games to show off Nvidia's RTX 4090

The RTX 4090 is insanely powerful, but there are only a few games that let the GPU shine. Here are the best games to play on Nvidia's latest GPU. → Read More

Why you shouldn't buy the RTX 4090 on release day

Don't worry about getting your F5 key ready for the RTX 4090 release. It will likely sell out, but we aren't headed for another two years of high GPU prices. → Read More

Intel Arc A770 and A750 review: Intel did the impossible

The Arc A770 and A750 are Intel's first gaming graphics cards, and they're sure to shake up the market at mainstream price points. → Read More

Intel XeSS is already disappointing, but there's still hope

Death Stranding and Shadow of the Tomb Raider support Intel's new XeSS feature, but they're a bad first showcase for the new tech. → Read More

Intel and Nvidia disagree about Moore's Law. Which is right?

Nvidia's CEO boldly declared Moore's law is dead last week. Intel is saying the opposite. So, who's right? → Read More

Intel Arc Alchemist: specs, pricing, release date, performance

Intel has finally released its Arc Alchemist graphics cards. Here's everything we know about Intel Arc Alchemist's release date, performance, and specs. → Read More