APU vs CPU vs GPU

CPU vs APU vs GPU

While building a PC, you will definitely encounter terms like APU, GPU, and CPU. For those looking for a short answer, a CPU is the brain of a computer that enables it to interact with all other pc hardware whereas a GPU is responsible for handling Graphics rendering. An APU, being a CPU-GPU hybrid combo, … Read more

ATX vs Micro ATX vs Mini ITX Motherboards

ATX vs Micro ATX vs Mini ITX Motherboards

So you’re looking to get yourself a motherboard, but aren’t sure which type of board is best for you? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’ll be discussing the many differences and pro’s and con’s between a full ATX, micro ATX, and mini ITX motherboards. Each board possesses different strengths and weaknesses, and … Read more

Is A GPU Backplate Worth It?

Is A GPU Backplate Worth It

PC Master Race is not just about the performance. Style is a big part in this equation. And there’s no reason why you won’t want to show off your 2000-buck machine to your friends. Over the years GPUs have got more and more attractive. OEMs have made their shrouds look attractive, added in backlighting, made … Read more

GPU Power Connectors Explained

GPU Power Connectors Explained

No matter how powerful graphics card you’ve put into your PC, it won’t run at its full potential unless you supply the power it needs. Some GPUs don’t require a lot of power to run. These are usually lower-end GPUs that can simply take power from the motherboard itself and don’t require any external power … Read more

GPU Fans Not Spinning

GPU Fans Not Spinning

Every graphics card comes with one or two fans, with some high-end models even coming with 3. It’s because they’re critical in maintaining the temperature of the graphics card while it’s rendering graphics during games. As you can imagine, you can have a lot of performance issues if these fans stop spinning, for whatever reasons. … Read more

How Much Does RAM Affect FPS in Games

How Much Does RAM Affect FPS in Games

RAM memory is pretty important in a computer. It is also one of the key components that aid in your system’s performance. After the processor and the graphics card, RAM plays an integral role in bringing modern games to life on your screen. So it should affect FPS in games a lot, right? Well, it … Read more

What are CUDA Cores?

What is CUDA Cores

If you’ve ever researched about graphics cards, you’ll find the term ‘CUDA cores’ many times in their specs-sheets. CUDA Cores stand for “Compute Unified Device Architecture”. These are small computing units that work in parallel to each other. If you are familiar with the cores on the processors, then it’s easier to understand how CUDA … Read more

Does the Motherboard Affect Gaming Performance?

Does the Motherboard Affect Gaming Performance

Can a motherboard improve your PC’s gaming performance and increase FPS? Short answer: Yes Long answer: Yes, but also it depends on several factors. A motherboard alone is practically not going to do anything. But when you combine it with a quality CPU, a good GPU, and adequately fast RAM, you will have great gaming … Read more

Is NVIDIA G-SYNC Worth It? 

Is NVIDIA G-SYNC Worth It 

G-SYNC is a technology produced by NVIDIA, released for the public in 2013. They claimed it to be a ‘groundbreaking technology’ that would change the course of PC gaming, allowing gamers to enjoy overall smoother gameplay. It was produced to ensure that players never experience screen tearing while playing games at a high frame rate. … Read more

RDNA vs Navi vs GCN

RDNA vs Navi vs GCN

RDNA, Navi, and GCN. If you’ve searched about GPUs in the last few years, the chances of you coming across these terms are pretty high. These are different microarchitectures graphics cards are based on. To find out what each of them actually mean, we would first need to be aware of ISA and microarchitecture. The … Read more

HDMI vs DisplayPort vs DVI vs VGA

HDMI vs DisplayPort vs DVI vs VGA

Display technology has undergone many changes over the years with new innovations sweeping the consumer market on a regular basis. We have come a long way from the old days of large, clunky CRT monitors to the cutting edge, high refresh rate, high-resolution displays that are currently available in the market. During this time, display … Read more

SSD vs. HDD: Which One is Better?

SSD VS HDD

Once upon a time, computer hard drives were failure-prone mechanical storage devices. But if you have bought a computer in the last five-plus years, chances are your primary drive is a solid-state drive. But what are the differences between the two? Is one better than the other? There are quite a few differences between the … Read more

NVMe vs M.2 vs SATA3: Overview and Comparison

NVMe vs M.2 vs SATA3

When scanning through your motherboard’s specs, under the storage interface section, you are likely to meet two interface types, M.2 and SATA. In terms of the Serial AT Attachment interface, for the past decade we have been using SATA III but you are still liable to find older motherboards that still use SATA II. The … Read more

What is Ambient Occlusion?

What is Ambient Occlusion

Over the years, game development has come a long way. From the basic graphics of the DOS and early Windows days to the incredibly detailed, rich, life-like visuals of today’s AAA titles, the evolution has indeed been a stunning thing to behold. During this evolution, numerous rendering and shading technologies have been introduced. Technologies like … Read more