Posts From Karthik Iyer

Karthik Iyer
Karthik Iyer

Karthik covers PC hardware for XDA Computing. When not at work, you will find him yelling at his monitors while playing video games.

Is the Samsung Galaxy S22 series waterproof?

Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event is finally over and we got three new smartphones as a part of Samsung's new Galaxy S22 series. We're looking at the Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S22 Plus, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra, all three phones marking their spots in the premium smartphone category in 2022. You can check out our...

These are the best budget graphics cards you can buy in 2022

2021 has been a rough year for GPUs and PC enthusiasts as a whole. While the GPU shortage situation hasn't improved yet, things are expected to get better in a few months. That's right, it looks like we'll finally be able to buy budget GPUs again in 2022. Despite the lack of availability of existing...

These are the Best Wireless Earbuds for the Samsung Galaxy S22 series in 2022

Samsung's new Galaxy S22 series is now official and we're looking at three new models this year too. We have the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra, starting at $800 for the series. With all that they are packing, there's a very good chance that the three phones end up being...

These are the Best Wireless Chargers for the Samsung Galaxy S22 series in 2022

Wireless chargers offer a convenient way to charge your phone. Yes, it's true that they're slower than wired chargers, but the convenience of being able to simply drop your phone on a wireless charging pad or placing it on a stand, without fiddling with cables can’t be overstated. Thankfully, a lot of manufacturers have also...

These are the best chargers for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series in 2022

Samsung's flagship tablet lineup for 2022 includes the new Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. The Galaxy Tab S8 series is looking mighty powerful this year, especially the Galaxy Tab 8 Ultra. You can check out our Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 hands-on piece to learn more about our experience...

These are the best cheap CPUs you can buy in 2022

Picking the right processor for your PC mostly depends on what you plan on using the computer for. While it might be tempting to buy the latest and the fastest hardware that you can afford, it's always best to figure out your use case to avoid investing in high-end components that you don't necessarily need....

These are the best mini-ITX PC cases you can buy in 2022

PC cases come in all shapes and sizes but they all fall under the umbrella of three main classes of cases -- full-sized ATX, microATX, and mini-ITX. These are the three main form-factor that make up the bulk of the PC case market. We've added a ton of full-tower and mid-tower cases in some of...

The best RAM for gaming in 2022: Top DDR4 and DDR5 modules to pick for your build

Buying the best RAM for your PC build may not be as exciting as, say, picking the best CPU or the best graphics card. However, we think it's important to make sure you've installed a sufficient amount of memory to unlock the full potential of your gaming PC. Also, adding an absurd amount of memory...

These are the best pre-built gaming PCs you can buy in 2022

Finding the right parts for your new PC build is extremely difficult right now due to component shortages. Buying the best graphics card, for instance, is almost impossible. Even if you manage to find one in stock, it's probably going to cost you a ludicrous amount of money. This is why we've been recommending buying...

Premium AMD gaming PC guide: Best parts for a high-end AMD build

Finding the best parts for a gaming PC build is not an easy task, especially now as we find ourselves amidst a global chip shortage. That being said, there are ways to navigate around this crisis and find parts for a PC build. If not, you can always use our PC build guides to configure...

These are the best 4K gaming monitors you can buy in 2022

4K gaming is no longer a distant dream thanks to the influx of powerful graphics cards and other high-end PC components on the market. Even on the console gaming side, the arrival of next-generation consoles including the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X has made it possible to achieve an insane amount of visual...

How to safely overclock your CPU: A beginners guide to unlock more performance

Overclocking processors -- be it Intel or an AMD CPU -- is often considered to be the telltale mark of a PC enthusiast. While it's true that overclocking is no child's play, it doesn't pose much of a risk if you know what you’re doing. And in this guide, we'll teach you how to overclock...