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Monica J. White

Monica J. White

Computing Writer

Monica is a UK-based freelance writer and self-proclaimed geek. A firm believer in the "PC building is just like expensive Legos" philosophy, Monica loves to play around with different builds - if not in reality, then at least on one of her several wishlists. If she's not currently neck-deep in Google Docs or elbow-deep in her PC case, she's most likely spending the day gaming or hanging out with her dog.


Samsung 980 Pro SSD being held in someone's hand.

The era of cheap SSDs is about to end

SSD prices have been pretty great lately, but that might be about to change. Samsung is said to be increasing prices by up to 20%.
Apple revealing the M3 Max processor.

Apple’s M3 Max appears to keep up with Intel’s top desktop CPU

Benchmarks of Apple's new M3 Max chip just leaked, and the scores bode well for the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
AMD CEO Lisa Su holding an APU chip.

AMD is slowing down at the worst possible time

AMD has been dominating the booming handheld gaming market, but it looks like it might give Intel a lot of room to take over.
Person using Windows 11 laptop on their lap by the window.

A major Windows update just launched. Here’s what’s new

The latest Windows 11 update is here, and it's a big one. With wide access to Copilot, AI in Paint, and changes to Teams, there's a lot to dig into.
A gaming PC with RGB synced lights running Apex Legends.

I made an entire PC build for the price of one Nvidia GPU

Nvidia makes some top-notch GPUs, but you could build an entire AMD PC for the price of one graphics card.
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger delivers the Day 1 closing keynote at IAA Mobility

Intel still thinks ARM is an insignificant threat

Even though AMD and Nvidia might soon be making their own ARM CPUs, Intel is not afraid of the potential threat.
PC Gaming Monitor with LED Lights.

I tried 3 popular gaming headsets, and they all failed me

Are gaming headsets usually this bad, or am I just unlucky? In any case, I found a better solution.
An ARM processor.

How Nvidia and AMD could make Windows laptops feel like MacBooks

In an unexpected twist, it turns out that Nvidia and AMD may be developing ARM-based CPUs. Does Apple need to worry, and what about Intel?
AMD RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT graphics cards.

Why it’s a surprisingly good time to buy a GPU right now

If you've been thinking of buying a new GPU, now is the time -- but only if you know which models to look out for.
The PNY RTX 4080 XLR8 installed in a PC.

Nvidia’s RTX Super might be a massive boost at no extra cost

The latest leak on Nvidia's rumored RTX 40-series Super lineup suggests that the GPUs may get a huge VRAM upgrade.
Emdoor's gaming handheld with an Intel CPU and GPU inside.

This Intel gaming handheld could give the Steam Deck a run for its money

This new gaming handheld appeared a little ahead of time, and it serves up an Intel Meteor Lake chip. Will it keep up with AMD's APUs?
A game playing on the Razer Blade 14 gaming laptop.

Why I refuse to buy a gaming laptop, even though I need one

Gaming laptops can be great, but despite having some use for one, I still refuse to buy one. Here's why.
Three RTX 4080 cards sitting on a pink background.

Nvidia may launch three new Super GPUs to fight back AMD

Rumor has it that Nvidia may soon release up to three new Super GPUs. Should AMD be worried?
The RTX 4090 and RTX 3090 sitting on a table side-by-side.

Don’t panic, but GPU prices are starting to rise again

Although you may struggle to find a certain graphics card in stock at MSRP, there's no need to panic about GPU prices rising just yet.
Intel Core i5-14600K processor inside its socket.

The Intel Core i5-14600K can’t take back the gaming crown from AMD

AMD's Ryzen 7 7800X3D is the best gaming CPU right now, but can Intel's new Core i5-14600K be a better, more well-rounded option? Find out inside!
AMD RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT graphics cards.

Why AMD’s biggest competitor is no longer Nvidia

While the GPU market is split between AMD and Nvidia, the reality is that Nvidia isn't even AMD's greatest rival.
The Gigabyte RX 6750 GRE graphics card over a dark background.

AMD has another new GPU that it says can beat the RTX 4060 Ti

AMD has a new GPU coming out shortly, but it's not what you'd expect -- and you probably can't get it.
A melted connector on the Nvidia RTX 4090.

Even older RTX 4090s aren’t safe from melting connector

Nvidia's RTX 4090 power connectors typically melt quickly or not at all -- but it seems that, even after a year, the GPU can still be in danger.
Intel Raptor Lake chip shown in a rendered image.

Intel’s next CPU just leaked, and it could beat AMD’s best

Intel's upcoming Raptor Lake Refresh is just around the corner, and official benchmarks show that the flagship CPU will give AMD a run for its money.
The Intel logo on the Arc A770 graphics card.

Intel surprise launched a new graphics card, but it doesn’t make any sense

Intel's forgotten Arc A580 is finally here, but it looks like we may not really need it to be.
Three RTX 4080 cards sitting on a pink background.

There’s only one use for an RTX 4080 Ti, and it’s not what you think

Rumor has it that Nvidia might soon launch an RTX 4080 Ti graphics card. There's one reason to be happy about that, and it's unrelated to performance.
Samsung 980 Pro SSD being held in someone's hand.

SSD buying guide: how to pick the right SSD for your needs in 2023

Buying the right SSD can be a little tricky, but we're here to make it easier. Check out our tips to pick the best SSD for your PC.
Someone typing on the Surface Laptop Studio 2's touchscreen.

Intel may have accidentally leaked the release date for Windows 12

A prediction made by Intel may have accidentally confirmed the release date of Windows 12.
The Intel logo on the Arc A770 graphics card.

Intel’s next GPU just leaked, and it looks like a sub-$200 card worth buying

We thought this Intel GPU was never going to come out, but it actually seems to be on the way.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.

5 ways Nvidia graphics cards still beat AMD

Nvidia and AMD are pretty even in many ways, but there are still a few areas where Team Green shows a commanding lead.
Two AMD Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards on a pink surface.

If you have an AMD GPU, stay away from the latest Windows Update

The latest Windows 11 update hasn't been too kind to the owners of AMD graphics cards.
OptimumTech's Zeromouse alongside a regular mouse.

YouTuber claims that this ugly 3D-printed mouse is actually the best for gaming

This gaming mouse is supposed to be one of the best out there, but is it comfortable to use? According to the YouTuber who made it, yes, it is.
A tweet showing Trump's lawyer with a gaming laptop.

Trump’s lawyer brought a gaming laptop to $250M fraud trial

Of all the places we'd expect to see a gaming laptop, President Trump's fraud trial was definitely not one of them.
An Intel processor over a dark blue background.

Intel’s Raptor Lake refresh prices have leaked, and hikes are on the way

Intel's upcoming Raptor Lake refresh is just around the corner, and this new price leak tells us that buyers will have a difficult choice ahead.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 480.

The worst GPUs of all time: loud, disappointing, uninspired

Some graphics cards are worse than others, but you haven't seen the true definition of "flop" before you've seen these four GPUs.
An Asus TUF Gaming Z790 BTF motherboard with hidden connectors, shown from the front.

It’s time to stop ignoring your motherboard when building a PC

Motherboards range from cheap options to outrageously expensive, and while you don't need to break the bank, a pricier board is often worth the money.
RTX 4090.

Nvidia’s RTX 5090 might completely run AMD into the ground

If you thought the RTX 4090 was a powerful GPU, you might need to brace yourself for the potential of the RTX 5090.
Intel announcing the Meteor Lake release date on Intel Innovation.

Intel Meteor Lake is coming to desktop, but there’s a big catch

Is Intel Meteor Lake really coming to desktops? That question is a lot tougher to answer than it might seem.
Two Acer gaming laptops over a dark blue background.

Acer’s new gaming laptop bring Nvidia RTX 40-series GPUs under $1,000

A gaming laptop with an RTX 40-series GPU that doesn't cost a fortune? Apparently, it can be done, and Acer has just unveiled one.