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.

Apple M1 gaming: What’s gaming really like on Apple Silicon?

Apple's new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro are some of the most powerful laptops on the market. Both the new M1 Pro and the M1 Max chip mark a serious jump from the previous M1 chip, and deliver a "Pro" experience that long-time enthusiasts have been yearning for. Both the M1 Pro and the M1...

Apple M1 vs Intel Core i7-1280P: Which laptop chip is better?

Intel's new 12th-gen Alder Lake mobile processor lineup has a lot of options to choose from. Besides the more powerful Alder Lake H-series chips, the P-series processors also look very promising on paper. The Core i7-1280P is the cream of the crop in this series, and we expect it to power a bunch of ultrabooks...

Razer Blade 15 (2022) vs Alienware x15 R2: Which gaming laptop to buy?

The launch of Intel's new 12th gen Alder Lake mobile processors was followed by the arrival of a new range of gaming notebooks on the market. Both Razer and Dell were one of the first manufacturers to launch new gaming laptops powered by the new Intel chips. In this article, we're going to take a...

The new Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is a $1,999 graphics card for your 8K gaming needs

A couple of months after teasing the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card at CES 2022, Nvidia is finally ready to bring the new member of the RTX 30-series to market. Today, Nvidia has officially launched the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, a new Ampere graphics card that's more powerful than the previously released RTX 3090...

Intel’s new Core i9-12900KS is the world’s fastest desktop CPU with up to 5.5Ghz speed

Intel's new 12th gen Alder Lake chips have already made huge waves in the industry but it looks like it's not done yet. The company just announced a new member of its 12th gen Alder Lake desktop CPU family, the Core i9-12900KS. According to Intel, the new special edition Core i9-12900KS is the world's fastest...

Razer Blade 14 vs ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14: Which 14-inch laptop to buy?

The Razer Blade 14 and the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 have been two of the most popular 14-inch notebooks on the market for a couple of years now. Both of these gaming notebooks offer top-tier specs along with great design and impressive build quality. This year, both Razer and ASUS have launched the refreshed models...

Intel Core i7-12700K vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D: Which CPU to buy for gaming?

AMD recently announced the launch date and price for its new Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU, alongside a half-dozen new processors. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is a top-end chip, which according to AMD, is now the "world's best gaming processor". In this article, we're going to take a look at the Intel Core i7-12700K vs Ryzen...

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs Ryzen 7 5800X: Which CPU is better?

The Ryzen 7 5700X is one of the new CPUs that AMD announced recently alongside its first 3D V-cache CPU, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. While it's not a top-of-the-line CPU in Ryzen 5000 series, we think it's still a solid option to consider for your next PC build. In this article, we're going to take...

These are the best MSI motherboards you can buy in 2022

MSI is a brand that needs no introduction in the PC hardware space. From best gaming laptops to best monitors, there's hardly a category that MSI hasn't tapped into. MSI also has a lot of products to offer in the desktop PC components space. In this article, we'll be taking a look at some of...

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs Ryzen 5 5600X: Which one’s better?

AMD's new Ryzen 5 5600 is one of the most important new releases from the company. This particular chip will go against the likes of the Intel Core i5 12400 CPU. It's also very similar in specs to the Ryzen 5 5600X which debuted as one of the first Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPUs. In...

These are the best white PC cases you can buy in 2022

PC cases come in a lot of shapes and sizes. Lately, we've been seeing a lot of color options too. Choosing a particular color for a PC case over the usual black color comes down to a personal preference, really. That being said, those who've used a white PC case would tell you that it...

Intel Core i5-12500 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500: Which budget CPU to buy?

AMD recently announced a handful of new CPUs as a part of its Spring update. Out of all the available options in the Ryzen 5000 series, the Ryzen 5 5500 is now the most affordable option out there. We already compared the Ryzen 5 5500 and the Ryzen 5 5600 earlier to find out which...