Gaming

AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Series Takes Gaming And Content Creation To New Heights With Zen 4

AMD has been teasing the new Ryzen 7000 series and AM5 platform for the last few months and has already given us some previews of what to expect. But with these things, you always wait until the launch to get final numbers, and AMD is making some genuinely impressive claims for the Ryzen 7000 series, …

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Review: HP’s Omen 45L Desktop Is A Refreshing Desktop From A Major OEM

For a long time, boutique builders have been the only way to get a desktop PC that you could quickly service yourself. Over the last few years, HP’s Omen gaming brand has made considerable strides to incorporate easily upgradable and replaceable components and standardized parts into its line of gaming PCs. Admittedly, this approach inherently …

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Intel’s Arc A370M Is Great For Creators On-The-Go

Intel recently released the first members of its new Arc family of GPUs, the A350M and A370M. Representing the mobile faction of the Arc lineup, these two GPUs will mostly be found in laptops. Intel has already scored design wins with ASUS, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and others, which is not surprising given the strength of …

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Hands-On With The First Snapdragon Spaces AR Game: Motorola’s ‘Play Like A Padre’

In April, Motorola announced a multi-year partnership with the San Diego Padres, an agreement that will put the Moto logo on the team’s jerseys starting in 2023 and have Motorola outfit the Padres Hall of Fame with interactive technology displays and product integrations. I am a big fan and season ticket holder of the San …

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Alienware Launches AMD Advantage M17 R5 With Impressive 480Hz Panel

PC gaming is one of the many trends that has accelerated over the past couple of years as people have adjusted to a more at home world. Gaming was growing before the pandemic but with entertainment forced to home, it really went into overdrive. More people look to gaming for social interaction, and I believe …

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Arm’s New CPU And GPU Cores Usher A New Generation Of Total Compute Solutions

ARM pre-briefs the press and analysts like me about its latest innovations in the client computing space every year in the run-up to Computex in Taipei, Taiwan. This year, we met at Arm’s offices in Austin, TX about a month later this year to get the latest on the company’s CPU and GPU cores and …

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After A 24-Year Absence, Intel Re-Enters The Discrete GPU Market With Arc

I hope everyone can agree that any competition is good competition. In more cases, than not, drives innovation and growth within the industry. There isn’t a lot of competition in discrete merchant graphics in PC gaming, commercial, workstation, and datacenter- there’s AMD and NVIDIA. I have always believed that three vendors are better for a …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Moor Insights & Strategy Coverage Of Apple’s M1 SoC

Moor Insights & Strategy has written extensively on Apple’s newest M1 Silicon and its disruptive presence in the market. Moor Insights & Strategy analysis of the Apple M1 devices begins with Apple’s first M1 announcement in 2020 and ends with an analysis of the M1 Max and M1 Pro. You can download the paper by …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Moor Insights & Strategy Coverage Of CES 2022

At CES 2022, Moor Insights & Strategy analysts covered the most innovative technology trends in gaming, XR, IoT, mobile, personal computers, displays, processors, and automotive technology.  The Consumer Technology Association accommodated those analysts who attended live. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo below: Table Of Contents The Most Exciting Gaming Products …

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Analyst Take: The Most Exciting Gaming Products At CES 2022

While I had been hoping to attend CES 2022 in person earlier this month, the winter surge of the Omicron variant forced me to watch the annual consumer electronics showcase remotely, for the second year in a row. Though it was far from the pre-pandemic CES experience, there were still plenty of major gaming announcements …

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Microsoft, Qualcomm And Valve Turbo Charge Wi-Fi Gaming With Dual Station For Windows 11

Windows 11 is finally available to the public. With the new PC operating system comes performance enhancements for many different aspects of the computing experience. One significant gaming-related improvement is Direct Storage, a feature previously only available on the Xbox Series X that promises to enable much faster game load and resume times. Another of the new features …

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Qualcomm’s Mobile GPU Innovations Power The Future Of Gaming

I recently spoke with Qualcomm’s Head of Gaming, Dave Durnil, and its Head of Display & GPU, Salman Saeed. Our conversation gave me some valuable insights into Qualcomm’s Elite Gaming program and a deeper dive into the company’s gaming heritage—where it’s been, where it is today and where it is headed. Many people may not …

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The Metaverse Debate Rages On: Who’s Right And Why Does It Matter?

The Metaverse is a popular term across the gaming and entertainment industry that refers to the theoretical 3D “virtual world” of the future. The term, which has roots in dystopian science fiction, can mean many different things to different people, and as such, can be difficult to explain to the layperson. Ultimately, however, the Metaverse …

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AMD Fidelity FX Is Good For Gamers And The Industry

If someone has ever told you that RGB lighting on your gaming rig improves the performance of your rig, that person is wrong. It’s funny, but they are wrong. Although RGB lighting is a spicy feature for computer hardware, features that go into PC hardware can often go overlooked. When purchasing PC components to build …

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Microsoft Reaffirms It’s All-In On Gaming At E3

Last week I attended Microsoft’s E3 event, held virtually for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic. At the event, Microsoft made it very clear just how important gaming is to the 46-year old company. At a separate analysts-only event conducted before the official opening of E3, Microsoft’s executive team made the case to developers …

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NVIDIA Doubles Down On Improving Supply For Gamers By Introducing Three ‘Light Hash Rate’ Cards

The demand for PCs continued at a staggering pace in Q1 2021, driven by the need for one suitable device per family member of the household, work from home demands, and the ever-increasing demand for PC gaming. Canalys Research said that for Q1 2021, the market saw staggering 55% growth. These outlandish year-over-year numbers were accentuated by …

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Unfold Games Awards 2021 Contestant Winners

In November of 2020, I had the opportunity to announce the beginning of a brand new indie competition called Unfold Games Awards. You can read about it here. It was organized by Wlad Marhulets, creator of the hit title DARQ, which was nominated and won numerous awards competing with triple-A titles such as Borderlands 3, Death Stranding, The Last …

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An Interview With CEO Cornelia Geppert Of Jo-Mei Games And Her Experience That Led To Sea Of Solitude

Digital media, simulation technologies, such as AR, VR, and XR, and in this case, videogames have brought about a renewed interest in psychoanalysis. The digital world breathes new life into psychoanalysis, as simulations achieved with new technology challenge our notions of self, identity, and representation (after all, on the internet, nobody knows you are a …

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HP Inc. Acquires HyperX PC Gaming Accessories Maker For $425M

I had the chance to chat last night with HP Inc. Personal Systems President Alex Cho about its acquisition of HyperX for $425M. Cho, before Covid-19, called the PC “essential” and forecasted industry growth based on end user research the company conducted. And he was right. HP has seen growth this year driven in part …

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Nvidia Attempts To Improve Gaming Card Supply With Two Big Actions

Unless you’ve been snoozing the past six months, you’ve seen that Covid-19 has driven unprecedented demand for personal and work electronics. Consumers who already had PCs (25% Q4 growth1) bought better ones. And for shared PC families, they purchased devices like PCs, Chromebooks (5X Q4 growth1), and tablets (2X Q4 growth1) for everyone in the …

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