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These are the Best CPUs for Gaming in 2021

We already have a comprehensive collection of the best CPUs on the market that goes into detail about the various CPU options across different categories and workloads. However, we think gaming by itself deserves a dedicated list due to the sheer number of options that can't possibly fit into an article detailing multiple workloads. Things...

These are the best CPUs you can buy in 2021

Sometimes choosing the right CPU can be just as hard as picking the other core components of a PC. But unlike graphics cards, you can easily buy the best CPUs right now. Almost all models from both AMD and Intel are readily available on the market, that too for the MSRP. You may even snag...

These are the best CPU coolers you can buy in 2021

CPU coolers, as the name suggests, are designed to handle a CPU's thermal output and keep it running cool at all times. They're critical to avoid thermal throttling and help your CPU achieve its full potential. Not having the right cooler can also be a limiting factor when it comes to overclocking the CPU. We...

How to apply thermal paste to a CPU

Applying thermal paste is a crucial part of the PC building process. The paste is applied on top of the Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS) of the CPU to make sure there are no air gaps between that and the metal base of the CPU cooler. The air gaps are formed due to the microscopic imperfections...

How to overclock your Intel or AMD CPU

Overclocking your CPU potentially helps you gain more performance out of your PC without having to spend a lot of money. But before you plan to do that, I'm sure you have a lot of questions. Is it safe to overclock a CPU? Will you end up damaging it? Does it require any special skills? First,...

AMD ‘Cezzane’ Ryzen 7 5700G, Ryzen 5 5600G chips will begin shipping in August

AMD announced its Cezanne chips earlier this year, stating that the new APUs under the series will arrive later this year. Today, at its Computex 2021 press conference, AMD CEO Lisa Su announced that the Ryzen 7 5700G and the Ryzen 5 5600G APUs are coming to market for consumers starting August 5, 2021. The AMD...

AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPU start at ₹22,990 in India

AMD launched its latest Ryzen 5000 series of desktop processors with the new Zen 3 architecture last month based on the 7nm architecture. A total of four SKUs were announced and the company had confirmed that the US pricing of the new CPU lineup would be between $299 to $799. Today, we have confirmation of...

AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs with Zen 3 architecture officially unveiled

AMD has officially unveiled its all-new Ryzen 5000 series of desktop processors. Based on the new Zen 3 architecture, AMD is claiming its new lineup has the “Fastest Gaming CPUs in the World.” The new series is headed by the Ryzen 9 5950X, offering up to 16-cores with 32-threads and 72MB of cache. Now for those...

Intel’s 11th-gen ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop processors to arrive by Q1 2021

Intel has confirmed that it is preparing to launch its next-generation of desktop CPUs by early next year. The 11th-gen Rocket Lake series is expected to be available by the first quarter of 2021 and will finally bring support for PCIe 4.0, as per the official press release. Notably, Intel had announced the 11th-gen Tiger...

AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen: Continued Look Via Ryzen 5 3600X/3400G

AMD's Next Horizon Gaming event, leading up to E3 2019, had given us a lot of information on the third generation of Ryzen. During the middle of testing for the 3900X and 3700X review, we received another package - this time containing the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 5 3400G. How would these fare compared...

Profiler is a free, lightweight monitor for CPU, GPU, RAM, and more

There are many apps out there that allow you to visualize your CPU, GPU, and RAM usage in real time. Kernel Adiutor, one of the most widely used kernel management apps out there, comes to mind here, as well as many other apps available in the Play Store and elsewhere. But if you simply want...

Intel Core i7-7700k Review: A 7th Generation Mainstay And Coming Change

Healthy competition is a great thing in the marketplace. In the processor segment it's something that Intel hasn't had to strongly challenge for years -- it's why we have seen 7 generations of the Core branding's mainstay featuring 4 core CPUs with Hyper-threading. After the release of AMD's processors based on the Zen architecture, our...