Will AMD GPUs Work With Intel CPUs (And Vice Versa)? What About NVidia?

The box of a AMD Sapphire RX 6700XT Radeon graphics card GPU

If you’ve got your eyes set on a brand-new NVidia GPU, but you’ve got an AMD or Intel CPU, will it work? What about AMD and Intel? Can those long-time rivals be combined into one PC? You can combine any brand graphics card with any brand CPU without worrying about compatibility problems. Currently, all brands … Read more

Why Is CPU Virtualization Usually Disabled By Default?

The SVM Mode CPU Virtualization option within an Asus motherboard on the AMD platform

There are a lot of reasons you would want to turn on CPU virtualization. Being able to spin a virtual machine opens up all kinds of new potential whether you’re running a Macbook or a high power gaming PC. However, you’ve got to turn on hardware virtualization before you can start spinning virtual machines. CPU virtualization … Read more

Should I Use The M.2 Heatsink With My Mobo (Or A Separate One?)

A motherboard with bare M.2 slot and also a separate M.2 heatsink cover

M.2 storage drives offer you the best performance, but they also generate some of the highest temperatures on your motherboard. More motherboard manufacturers are shipping with M.2 heatsinks, but are they worth it? The M.2 heatsink that comes with your motherboard is a great option if you’re looking to save money and ensure that all of … Read more

Why I Purchased An AMD RX 6700 XT GPU NOW (Even Though GPU Prices Are Still Falling)

Me pointing at my new AMD graphics card with the text Why

Since Nvidia is (generally) better than AMD for both gaming and video editing, I had always decided that my next GPU would be an Nvidia one – and probably the RTX 3060 Ti. So… why did I randomly purchase an AMD RX 6700 XT for £100 more than MSRP, especially when GPU prices are falling … Read more

Does The M.2 Brand Matter? (Should You Just Buy ANY SSD?!)

Someone holding an M.2 SSD Samsung 970 Pro drive

M.2 NVMe drives are getting more popular than ever and this means more brands are entering the market. We’ve got tried and true brands and budget newcomes all selling M.2 NVMe drives with equal stats, but is a name brand really better? The brand of your M.2 drives matters most when it comes to build … Read more