Check below for the best gaming boards that was tested by PCMag.com. Most are classic mechanical-switch models, but a few use alternate key types, so check the reviews for the details.
THE BEST FOR ESPORTS PLAYERS SEEKING A TENKEYLESS DESIGN
SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL at Walmart.com
THE BEST FOR NO-NONSENSE MECHANICAL-KEYBOARD BUFFS
HyperX Alloy Origins at Amazon.com
THE BEST FOR ERGONOMICALLY MINDED GAMERS
Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB Split Mechanical Gaming Keyboard at Amazon.com
THE BEST FOR RGB BUFFS WITH LIMITED DESK SPACE
Asus ROG Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk at Aorama.com
THE BEST FOR SERIOUS FANS OF LOW-PROFILE SWITCHES
Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Keyboard at BestBuy.com
THE BEST FOR ESPORTS HOUNDS
Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition at Amazon.com
THE BEST FOR FAST-ACTION GAMERS
Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO at BestBuy.com
THE BEST FOR FANS OF A CLASSIC RAZER DESIGN
Razer Ornata V2 at Razer.com
What Are The Best Graphics Cards For 4K Gaming?
You’ll need a powerful graphics card (or two) to run cutting-edge PC games at 4K resolution. These high-end GPUs are the top performers.
4K Gaming: High-End Cards and Dual-GPU
At the moment, to deliver smooth frame rates at high settings at 4K resolution on a PC (that’s 3,840 by 2,160 pixels, for the record) with the most-demanding games, you’ll need to opt for one of the most powerful consumer-grade graphics cards available. These days, those cards include Nvidia’s “Turing”-architecture GeForce RTX 2080 Ti , the one-step-down Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition and GeForce RTX 2080 Super, or one of the many custom-cooled and/or overclocked models based on these cards’ GeForce RTX 2080 or RTX 2080 Ti graphics processors (GPUs).
And then there’s Nvidia’s aptly named Titan line of cards. The pricey Nvidia Titan RTX is the beast of beasts, the crème de la crème, the absolute beefiest consumer-level graphics card you can buy today. And while technically the card is more powerful than anything that’s come before it, much of that power would be wasted on games alone.
If your budget can’t quite bear laying out $600 or more for a graphics card, you can find some less-expensive cards that can handle 4K gaming at lower settings. You won’t get the absolute best visuals possible, but 4K gaming is technically attainable.
If you don’t mind running games closer to medium detail settings at 4K, but you still want to experience the pixel-dense glory of games running at 3,840 by 2,160, the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super, and GeForce RTX 2060 Super are all capable engines. Just remember that you won’t be able to play many games at the highest detail settings.
Overall, we can’t recommend going much lower than $400 on your card today if you’re serious about 4K gaming, though. One of the biggest concerns that any cost-conscious PC gamer should have when choosing new hardware is how “future-proof” a card is, and given that these options barely scratch the surface of pushing 60 frames per second (fps) on most current titles at middling settings, that viability will only continue to drop for new games released later this year.
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The company gave the public its first look at the “DualSense” wireless gamepad, which Sony has started shipping to developers so they can begin customizing their games around it.
The new look features two colors instead of a single color scheme. The controller also retains the same layout as the DualShock 4 model, but it’s been outfitted with a curvier shell case. (Some might even say it looks a bit like the controller for the rival Xbox Series X.)
Sony is calling the gamepad DualSense due to the improved haptic feedback, which can shake the controller at varying degrees of intensity to make you feel like you’re experiencing the gameplay in real life. To immerse you even more, the company has now placed “adaptive triggers” into the L2 and R2 buttons, “so you can truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow,” Nishino said.
“Based on our discussions with developers, we concluded that the sense of touch within gameplay, much like audio, hasn’t been a big focus for many games,” he added.
The potential downside of adding more haptic feedback is how it can drain the controller’s battery. However, Sony is indicating it was able to add the new features to the DualSense gamepad without diminishing the rechargeable battery life or loading too much added weight on to the device.