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HDMI capture cards, or HDMI capture devices, are extremely valuable tools with a wide variety of uses. As the description implies, these devices allow virtually any HDMI feed to be routed through them to be captured by a computer. The HDMI inputs on capture devices can be used with game consoles, video cameras, or even another computer -- just about any HDMI video source. This signal can then be encoded on the fly for a livestream, recorded for preservation, or both simultaneously. Most capture cards also allow for an HDMI output which passes a signal through the device, directly to a display with minimal latency. The market is fairly saturated with models capable of taking in 1080p60 footage... Read more...
Some of NVIDIA's add-in board (AIB) partners have begun dishing out BIOS updates to add a potentially performance-enhancing feature to GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards. That feature, of course, is Resizable BAR (Base Address Register), a PCI Express technology that promises to give gaming a boost in framerates on supported platforms. In simple terms, Resizable BAR allows the CPU and system to tap into a graphics card's full memory frame buffer over the PCIe bus, instead of capping it to 256MB increments. The technology has actually been around for several years, but was not really utilized until AMD introduced its Radeon RX 6000 series, with Smart Access Memory (SAM) support. The caveat is... Read more...
Whether you are streaming games on Twitch or working from home and regularly hopping on Zoom video calls, you want to sound and look your best. Besides the fact that you are wearing sweatpants or no pants, some decent audio and video equipment can up your game overall. This weekend, we have collected some deals on Amazon which can help you look professionally produced, no matter what venue you take to the airways on. Audio Gear To Amp Your Acoustic Game Having audio that sounds noisy or tinny can make people not want to listen to you when you go live, or when you're making a point. If you sound good, though, people will notice and tune in. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to spend... Read more...
Intel is on the cusp of releasing its 11th Gen Core processors for the desktop, otherwise known as Rocket Lake-S, and motherboard makers are waiting in the wings for the big day. Biostar, for example, just announced a couple of flashy looking Z590 motherboards, one of which you can see above. Biostar is far from alone, however, as all the major players have new stuff on the horizon. Biostar Starting with Biostar, the company today announced the Z590 Valkyrie and Z590I Valkyrie. Both of them bring the bling, though the former is a full-size ATX motherboard, while the latter is a mini-ITX offering for small form factor (SFF) builds. They each feature a "fully armored cover design" with passive... Read more...
As the holidays rolled in, we kicked off a HOT giveaway, courtesy of our friends at EVGA! Up for grabs this time around were six (6) of EVGA's new XR1 USB 3.0 Capture Devices, which are the first to be certified for OBS (Open Broadcaster). Whether you want to capture a feed from your PC, console, or camera, the EVGA XR1 has you covered, with an easy to use control dial, dedicated audio inputs, 1080p60fps capture, 4K60 pass-through, and an advanced 1440p@120Hz pass through mode. All you had to do to earn entry points and win one of these cool devices was like and subscribe to a handful of social media sites, and you would have automatically been entered. We were giving away two (2) EVGA XR1... Read more...
Just in time for the holidays, we’re back with another HOT giveaway, courtesy of our friends at EVGA! Up for grabs this time around are six (6) of EVGA's new XR1 USB 3.0 Capture Devices, which are the first to be certified for OBS (Open Broadcaster). Whether you want to capture a feed from your PC, console, or camera, the EVGA XR1 has you covered, with and easy to use control dial, dedicated audio inputs, 1080p60fps capture, 4K60 pass-through, and an advanced 1440p@120Hz pass through mode. All you have to do to earn entry points and win one of these cool devices is like and subscribe to a handful of social media sites, and you’ll automatically be entered. There are no less than... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks we'll be talking about that piggish little Epic Games Launcher that was just patched, MSI's BEASTLY custom GeForce RTX 3080 SUPRIM X, Lenovo's sweet and economical Yoga 7i laptop with Tiger Lake, Cyberpunk 2077 multithreading fixes and CPU/GPU performance, and details of TWO active GIVEAWAYS we have going on right now... Show Notes: 05:43 - Nokia 8 V 5G UW Review: Too Little, Too Late 06:30 - Realme 7 5G Review: A Great 5G Phone That’s Also Affordable 07:44 - Epic Games Launcher For Windows Caught Spiking Ryzen CPU Temps, Phoning Home Even When Idle 10:41 - Epic Games Launcher Receives Partial Hotfix For High CPU Utilization Bug 16:21 - Cyberpunk... Read more...
Just in time for the holidays, we’re back with another HOT giveaway, courtesy of our friends at EVGA! Up for grabs this time around are six (6) of EVGA's new XR1 USB 3.0 Capture Devices, which are the first to be certified for OBS (Open Broadcaster). Whether you want to capture a feed from your PC, console, or camera, the EVGA XR1 has you covered, with an easy to use control dial, dedicated audio inputs, 1080p60fps capture, 4K60 pass-through, and an advanced 1440p@120Hz pass through mode. All you have to do to earn entry points and win one of these cool devices is like and subscribe to a handful of social media sites, and you’ll automatically be entered. We will be giving away... Read more...
Just in time for the holidays, we’re back with another HOT giveaway, courtesy of our friends at EVGA! Up for grabs this time around are six (6) of EVGA's new XR1 USB 3.0 Capture Devices, which are the first to be certified for OBS (Open Broadcaster). Whether you want to capture a feed from your PC, console, or camera, the EVGA XR1 has you covered, with and easy to use control dial, dedicated audio inputs, 1080p60fps capture, 4K60 pass-through, and an advanced 1440p@120Hz pass through mode. All you have to do to earn entry points and win one of these cool devices is like and subscribe to a handful of social media sites, and you’ll automatically be entered. We will be giving away... Read more...
Welcome to HotHardware's PC Component Buyer's Guide, where we help prospective DIY system builders pick out just the right collection of components to build the rigs of their dreams -- or at least the rig which makes the best use of your budget. We've picked out the best bang for the buck in processors, graphics cards, storage, and more in an effort to assemble some truly drool-worthy gaming PCs at a variety of price points. From top to bottom, rest assured that we've done the hard work of balancing price and performance in a way that gets the most performance possible from a given budget. Because budgets tend to be moving targets though, we've also found what we think is the best way to utilize... Read more...
EVGA's new GeForce RTX 3090 Kingpin Hybrid Gaming graphics card (24G-P5-3998-KR) is, in a word, boss. It is also expensive, which comes as no surprise—the GeForce RTX 3090 is NVIDIA's flagship Ampere card for consumers (basically this generation's Titan RTX), and the Kingpin Hybrid Gaming edition kicks things up a notch with an all-in-one liquid cooler attached. This is basically for people who not only want the best of the best, but the best of the best of the best, if you can follow all that. And for extreme overclocking attempts. Serving as the backbone is a 12-layer printed circuit board powered by an "extreme power design with extreme overclocking in mind." It sports integrated "Smart... Read more...
You would have better luck trying to acquire a bucket of plutonium than getting your hands on a GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card right now, and it would probably be cheaper (compared to what scalpers are asking for these cards). But unless you have a flux capacitor, what are you going to do with plutonium? Get arrested, that's what. Fortunately, EVGA has come to the rescue with a way to reserve a GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card that is both fair and, to quote the old Guinness commercials, brilliant! It is a queue-based notification system, whereby you select an out-of-stock card you want, and as more inventory comes in, EVGA will notify users in the order they requested... Read more...
The Kingpin line of GPUs from EVGA is generally regarded as beastly and over the top. Following the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX Ampere line of cards, this generation will be no different. The GeForce RTX 3090 is getting the Kingpin treatment from EVGA, and holy smokes, it is certainly shaping up to be a beast. Vince Lucido, better known as the man behind Kingpin Cooling, has been working with EVGA on the Kingpin line of cards since the GeForce 780 Ti era. The Kingpin line of cards typically come decked out with robust cooling solutions, superior power phase design, and higher clock speeds than other cards. The GeForce RTX 3090, while already beastly based on reviews such as our own, can... Read more...
For some early adopters of the exceptionally popular GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card, there has been trouble in paradise. Among those who were able to get their hands on the elusive Ampere part, reports surfaced of instability issues, with some of the cards crashing at overclocked speeds that were set at the factory. Following an investigation into the matter, EVGA has traced the issue to the use of cheaper capacitors. As you can imagine, this has to be extra frustrating for affected users. The GeForce RTX 3080 was on store shelves for all of two second at launch before it sold out completely, the result of frenzied demand by gamers, an influx of bots attempting to secure as much inventory as... Read more...
The cooks at EVGA (who are best know for their graphics cards) have come up with a new recipe for the company's Frostbite thermal grease and is ready to serve it up to the public. As with the original formula, EVGA claims its Frostbite 2 thermal grease is "built for high performance" and will keep "temperatures on ice" when overclocking or simply running at stock settings. EVGA's original Frostbite formula debuted to much hype almost a decade ago. At the time, EVGA said it was "world's first thermal paste validated for extreme overclockers as well as everyday users," with EVGA plastering the product page with a set of performance graphics comparing its Frostbite grease to unnamed competitors.... Read more...
EVGA is no stranger to NVIDIA GPU hardware, and the company is expanding its graphics card lineup with the addition to two new entries: the GeForce RTX 2070 Super KO and the GeForce RTX 2080 Super KO. These two models follow the introduction of the GeForce RTX 2060 Super KO that launched back at CES 2020 (which seems like ages now). EVGA is aiming for a nice balance of performance and value with the KO series, and the company thankfully sticks with the basics (which to many is a good thing). You'll find a dual-fan cooling setup and a simple black design theme on both cards. In addition, you won't find any RGB LED lighting flourishes throughout, which allows EVGA to further hold the... Read more...
Over the last few years, integrated graphics in modern processors have seen something of a revival, particularly from AMD's camp. Raven Ridge's Vega-based (Ryzen 3000 series) integrated GPU provides a surprisingly capable IGP solution that lets folks play some of the latest games, albeit with the resolution and detail levels turned down. Intel's Gen 11 Iris graphics in Ice Lake has also shown promise in some of the current crop of laptops. Obviously, there's still plenty of room to grow though, which is why AMD and NVIDIA have spent years releasing a whole new top-to-bottom lineups of discrete graphics cards. All those desktop systems with integrated graphics are ripe for an upgrade, however,... Read more...
It appears at least some of EVGA's newly minted GeForce RTX 2060 KO and GeForce RTX 2060 KO Ultra graphics cards are shipping with Turing-based TU104-150 dies, rather than the TU106 dies that other GeForce RTX 2060 cards have used up to this point. It's not clear if this is specific to EVGA, though. In case you missed it, EVGA launched its GeForce RTX 2060 KO models two weeks ago. The cards preceded an official price drop to the regular (read: non-Super) GeForce RTX 2060 family, as NVIDIA has since lowered the cost on its Founders Edition model to $299 on its website. Most custom models on the market are still selling for $330 and up, though we expect that will change in the coming weeks. Why... Read more...
Earlier this week we brought you news that EVGA is launching a cheaper GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card to deliver a knockout punch to the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT before it even launches. Unfortunately, we didn't have the full picture when our original story went to press. But now everything is coming to light, things are looking much better for gamers, and this could spell trouble for AMD. EVGA has announced that the previously discussed GeForce RTX 2060 KO is actually a series, and not just one card. There will actually be two cards in the series: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO Ultra The former is the lowest spec'd of the two, and features a boost clock of... Read more...
This week, AMD announced the new Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card, which it has proclaimed is the “Ultimate 1080p Gaming Card”. At its heart is a Navi-based GPU delivering 36 compute units, 2304 stream processors and 7.19 TFLOPs compute performance. More importantly, AMD is touting that the Radeon RX 5600 XT delivers superior performance compared to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti at the same $279 price point. Needless to say, NVIDIA isn't about to take this development sitting down, and word on the street is that it is countering with price cuts for the entry-level RTX GPU: the GeForce RTX 2060. This revelation comes to us via WCCFTech, which laid hands on EVGA's GeForce... Read more...
We recently had the chance to spend some time with the folks at Maingear HQ and built a beautiful, water-cooled AMD Rzyen 3000-based rig. That system was destined for Dave’s lab and has become his daily workhorse – in fact, that rig produced the video you’ll see below. Not long after we took that trip to Maingear though, my personal rig started acting up. I have been rocking an Ivy Bridge-based system for about 7 years now that has made it through multiple OS upgrades and served me quite well. I had been planning to build a new rig for many months, but my current rig had been so reliable, and my personal and professional workloads so intense, I just couldn’t pull the trigger.... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 3000 series processors have made a positive impact on the PC enthusiast market, the likes of which we haven't seen in years. From a performance-per-dollar standpoint, AMD's disruptive Zen 2 architecture offers a strong value proposition for new desktop PC builders from all walks of life and for many use cases including gaming, content creation and other workstation-class requirements. In fact, we were so impressed by Ryzen 3000 series processors in our launch review, that we decided we needed to have AMD's new architecture in our production flow here at HotHardware. This also presented us with an opportunity to call upon a few industry friends like Maingear Computers, Gigabyte, EVGA... Read more...
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