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Five ways Valve’s Steam Deck seems too good to be true

Five ways Valve’s Steam Deck seems too good to be true

Today we're looking at the Valve Steam Deck, a gaming machine with built-in game controls that runs SteamOS. This device's industrial design owes to several machines that've found some measure of success in the past - the Sega Game Gear, Razer Project Fiona, and the most obviously similar recent powerhouse of a device like this: Nintendo Switch. But might this be a device that's too idyllic to make it to gamer hands in the real world?

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HP Pavilion Aero 13 is the Windows 11 upgradeable laptop to beat

HP Pavilion Aero 13 is the Windows 11 upgradeable laptop to beat

The HP Pavilion Aero 13 was revealed this week for the 2021 season claiming it's HP's "lightest consumer laptop". This machine weighs in at less than 1 kilogram (less than 2.2 pounds) and comes in a variety of fashionable colors. This is also the company's first laptop with a 13.3-inch display with a 16:10 Aspect Ratio, 2.5k resolution, and a potential 400 nits of brightness.

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AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution takes on NVIDIA DLSS from a different angle

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution takes on NVIDIA DLSS from a different angle

Computer hardware is getting more powerful but not everyone has access to the latest and greatest technologies. High-end graphics cards are, of course, expensive and are now even harder to find, thanks to a global chip shortage. Unlike consoles with fixed hardware, PC gamers have a variety of combinations to try out, both in hardware and game settings, to find the best compromise between quality and performance. AMD's new FidelityFX Super Resolution tech, thankfully abbreviated to FSR, claims you don't have to choose between performance and high resolutions. In fact, you don't even have to choose between AMD and NVIDIA cards if it comes down to it.

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Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU announcement could happen next month

Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU announcement could happen next month

The ARM processor market has definitely gotten more interesting lately after Apple jumped in with guns blazing with its M1 Silicon. Unsurprisingly, rumors point to Google preparing its own "Whitechapel" processor, for one, and Arm itself has just announced its next-gen CPU and GPU cores. However, one of this year's highlights in that space could be Samsung's processor, showing the first visible fruits of its partnership with AMD. That could finally be revealed in a few weeks with the first Exynos with AMD RDNA2 officially debuts.

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The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled is as impressive as its name

The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled is as impressive as its name

Graphics cards are still very difficult to find thanks to a global parts shortage combined with big demand, but that isn't stopping AMD from rolling out a new version of its top-of-the-line Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU. This new version, called the Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled, gives away its main new feature in the name, as the GPU is outfitted with a liquid cooler that should help it boost performance over its air-cooled counterpart.

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New Razer Blade 14 is the brand’s first AMD laptop

New Razer Blade 14 is the brand’s first AMD laptop

Although it may be best known for its PC gaming accessories, Razer has also long played in the mainstream PC market, particularly with its Blade line of gaming laptops. For years, however, its different models have had one thing in common other than the brand. They were all powered by Intel processors. Perhaps much to Intel's disappointment, Razer is breaking from that mold as well and is introducing the new Razer Blade 14, its first-ever gaming rig to come with an AMD processor instead.

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ASUS ROG Strix G15, G17 Advantage Edition flaunt AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPU

ASUS ROG Strix G15, G17 Advantage Edition flaunt AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPU

AMD just recently announced its latest generation of Radeon mobile graphics aimed squarely at gamers. The Radeon RX 6000M series boasts not just increased performance and power efficiency, it also has a few tricks up its sleeves when paired with AMD's latest Ryzen CPUs. According to AMD, that team-up can be best experienced with its new Advantage Design Framework and ASUS' Republic of Gamers is the first to jump on that program with the new ROG Strix G15 and G17 Advantage Edition gaming laptops.

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The Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU is getting console RDNA 2 tech

The Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU is getting console RDNA 2 tech

Samsung and AMD are teaming up for a new Exynos mobile chipset, baking in RDNA 2 graphics that might upend the longstanding assumption that Snapdragon Galaxy phones are automatically more powerful. Samsung offers different versions of its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships for different locations, in some places relying on Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipsets while other regions get Samsung's own Exynos silicon.

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Tesla taps AMD for AAA gaming rig in its most expensive EVs

Tesla taps AMD for AAA gaming rig in its most expensive EVs

Tesla's new Model S and Model X have an AMD-powered dashboard, the chip-maker has confirmed, spilling the details for the refreshed luxury EVs during its big Computex 2021 keynote. Tesla revamped its most expensive sedan and SUV earlier this year, promising at the time that it would deliver next-gen console levels of gaming power.

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AMD Radeon RX 6000M GPUs target gaming laptops with RDNA2 tech

AMD Radeon RX 6000M GPUs target gaming laptops with RDNA2 tech

After what may be considered a hibernation period for AMD, Intel's eternal rival has returned kicking and brandishing an impressive arsenal of new chips under its new Zen CPU architecture and equally new Radeon RDNA2 graphics technology. Unsurprisingly, those took aim at the desktop PC market first but now AMD is bringing the same technologies to a more mobile form factor. At this year's Computex, it unveiled not only the newest Radeon RX 6000M series of graphics chips for laptops but also a new certification program for gaming laptops to rival Intel's Evo.

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Acer Predator desktop gaming expands with RTX 30 and massive monitors

Acer Predator desktop gaming expands with RTX 30 and massive monitors

A set of new gigantic monitors and an updated set of gaming desktop machines were announced this week by Acer. In the display department, three new Acer Predator monitors came in at 28-inches (with 155Hz refresh rate overclocked), 37.5-inches (overclocked at 175Hz), and a whopping 42.5-inches. Acer's Predator Orion 3000 and Nitro 50 gaming desktop lines were given a refresh, too, with 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (or AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors) and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs.

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AMD Ryzen 5000 G-Series APUs arrive, but there’s a catch

AMD Ryzen 5000 G-Series APUs arrive, but there’s a catch

AMD has announced its Ryzen 5000 G-Series desktop processors that feature built-in graphics, though you can't get ahold of one quite yet. Featuring 7nm processor core tech, the new hardware lineup is first being made available to OEMs with plans to open availability to the consumer level later this year.

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