Best Prebuilt Gaming PC Under $1,500

So you want to be a gamer, a streamer, or a video editor. You want to see the best that the internet and modern technology has to offer; maybe you want to contribute to those offerings. But you feel that you aren’t biased, not because you aren’t skilled but because you aren’t balling on that old Windows 95 computer.

 

You are finding yourself caught between a gaming rig and a gaming laptop, but are weighing out the pros and the cons between what things are better to compromise. While gaming laptops provide portability and a sense of freedom, a gaming Read more…

Turning Down the Heat: Ryzen 7000 Thermals and Eco Mode

About a month and a half ago (September 27th), AMD stepped forward into their new AM5 era, with the launch of the Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” CPUs. And step forward it was, with all four initial offerings substantially outpacing the previous years’ Ryzen 5000 CPUs (minus sometimes the 5800X3D but that one is special). AMD claimed huge improvements in both raw performance and performance-per-watt efficiency over the previous generation, but unfortunately those efficiency improvements were somewhat hidden behind the CPUs’ increased power draws. And along with those power numbers, AMD also changed the CPUs’ thermal behavior, which greatly increased the Read more…

Coming Soon! AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Cards!!

When we last heard from AMD, they gave us the AMD Ryzen 7000 Processors, and teased us with AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Cards. And today they’re back with more information on Radeon GPUs. The golden day is December 13th, the golden price is $999 or $899, and the golden name is Radeon RX 7900XTX, and RX 7900XT.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves a little bit. November 3rd, 2022. AMD hosted another announcement show, this one called Advance_Gaming (because all their announcements are “advance_” with a very conspicuous underscore), and the first thing they did was When Last We Left Read more…

Announcing NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 Graphics Cards

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series
September 20th, 2022, marks the next day in computing hardware announcements. Today on the docket: NVIDIA. Graphics cards. And apparently, a whole lot of talk about artificial intelligence. Last month when AMD announced their new CPUs, the presentation was very compact and very focused: These are the new products, this is how we designed them, this is how they compare to our past work and to our competitors current products, here’s the price and release date and the surrounding hardware they need. NVIDIA’s presentation, was very very Read more…

AMD Ryzen 7000: “Together We Advance” – And What Does that Mean?

AMD 7000 CPU ANNOUCEMENT

Two years ago, AMD’s Zen3 Ryzen 5000 CPUs took the desktop gaming world by storm, as the last bastions of Intel superiority fell and AMD stood uncontested with the best CPUs in essentially all desktop, workstation, and server applications and workloads. A few months later, Intel attempted retaliation with the Rocket Lake Core 11000 CPUs, and stumbled as they remained on 2015-era 14nm production technology. However, one year ago, Intel’s Alder Lake Core 12000 fired back hard, regaining the top of the performance charts, but that power came Read more…

The Benefits of Charity Within the PC Gaming Community

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Partners with VRLA Tech’s Very Own GG Fyre

With the world in distress due to Covid-19, protests, riots and much more occurring on a daily basis, we at VRLA Tech wanted to join in a cause that benefited a population who truly needs it. VRLA Tech received contact from our very own sponsor GG Fyre in regards to joining him, PBTF (Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation) and Emire Jerky in a charity stream to help raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The thought of being able to help PBTF in the fight against Pediatric Brain Tumors brought joy to us here at the office.

 

Setting a Goal and Creating a Plan Through a 30 Day Gaming Experience

GG Fyre is planning on reaching his goal of $15,000 to donate to PBTF in order to help with their fight against cancer. To kick things off he centered the charity stream around his Stream channel on Facebook’s streaming platform. GG Fyre is a PC streamer who plays a game called Rocket League. It is a combination of Forza (racing game), Soccer and Football, the goal of this game is to strategically score goals using a car with your teammates. When Rocket League and Ryan (GG Fyre) team up, it’s a lethal combination. Ryan’s Facebook group is a community of caring, loving, goal oriented individuals who love what they do and share the same passion for helping others.

Where Do the Sponsors Come In?

Charity events usually consist of outside companies joining forces to contribute to something bigger and better than themselves. Teaming up with one another to create a successful event carries weight with not only the charity that is running the event but also those participating in the event as well as the viewers and those donating. In terms of partnering with GG Fyre, Empire Jerky and last but not least PBTF the overall goal is to help in a few different ways. Not only raising money for those suffering from childhood brain tumors but creating awareness within Facebook’s streaming platform and PC Gaming Community.

The Importance of Community Outreach, Unity and How PC Gaming Can Benefit Anyone

“A PC Gaming Company that contributes is one that is able to make a difference” VRLA Tech is so happy to be participating in an event like this. The dynamic partners that joined and the diversification of free flowing ideas throughout the entire process has been amazing. When it comes to VRLA Tech and what would like to let everyone know is the importance of community, not only localized but national and international. Now when we look at how this connects with PBTF we would like to get our opinion out there in a few simple ideas. Firstly,

Pictured above is a super excited child from PBFT finding that VRLA Tech is giving him a Gaming PC!! He has pure joy in his face.

  1. Human Connection: Everyone in the world in one form or another needs connection with others, community is a huge part of the average person’s day to day life. Whether it be friends, family, colleagues or an acquaintance. Our daily life consists of interactions with others, now if we take that a step further and break it down into another type of connection. Gaming desktops and gaming laptops give teenagers, kids and even adults the ability to make a connection with more people and in a different way. Playing your favorite video game can be one of the most exciting things in the world. And making a connection with a new friend who loves the same game as you can be even better. Taking that another step further you might start diving into the PC Master Race as they call it and break down what parts are inside your custom PC. Do you or your friends have an Nvidia GeForce or a GeForce RTX 2080 or maybe a Nvidia GeForce RTX? It doesn’t matter what you have in your build just as long as you share the same passion for the industry.
  2. VRLA Tech & PBTF: From the very start of the charity Ryan and PBTF were trying to come up with ways to better the Rocket League stream and raise more money. VRLA Tech was on board from the very start and up for putting up a few gaming PCs for not only those who were donating but also the “Stars” of PBTF. These children who have been through something like brain cancer at such a young age have lived a long life at such a young age and deserve to be given something they can use for the rest of their life. For parents of children who are going through brain cancer, we would like to recommend a few things. The road can be long and unbearable at times, but help your child find something they love and something that can help take them out of what is going on. A great escape would be getting a one of a kind gaming PC from VRLA Tech, this would give them the ability to make time pass while going through treatment as well as making a unique and pure connection with other gamers as well as a growing love for an amazing industry and finding games they love to play. If your child is potentially going through cancer, please feel free to reach out to us to ask any questions about PC Gaming that you need answered.

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CARE. CURE. THRIVE

During these strange times we here at VRLA Tech implore you to do something that makes a difference in someone else’s life. Whether it be donating to a cause, mowing your parent lawn, helping a stranger carry their groceries or just doing the right thing. Put a smile on your face and someone else’s, that could be the thing that makes someone’s day and restores their faith in humanity. What we have learned from being in the computer gaming industry is that people need connection, and we want to show you that you can be the change you want to see. PBTF is doing something that is changing the lives of children and parents everywhere. Ryan Kibbe aka GG Fyre is showing his community what he is all about and what his channel stands for, he is showing that there is another way to connect with others and to bring joy to the hearts of thousands.

CARE. CURE. THRIVE

Asgrad Loki Memory Overclock

Asgard Loki 3200MHz 16GB Kit

Asgard memory has just released their aesthetically pleasing “Loki” line of memory. The DDR4 memory modules have a 16GB capacity with synchronizable RGB lighting. The high quality RAM modules feature 3200MHz speed and have promising overclocking potential. We have tested these modules in our Gaming PC’s with AMD processors on Legacy and the Eclipse

 

The Asgard Loki 16GB kit comes with 2 sticks of 8GB modules comes stock with a CAS latency of 16. The white heatsink Read more…

Ryzen 3000, Nvidia Super, DisplayPort 2.0 

The third generation of AMD Ryzen processors are about to release on July 7 and we have already heard rumours and leaks showing significant performance gains. A Ryzen 5 3600 was seen beating Intel’s i9-9900KF at PassMark single threaded benchmark. The midrange chip has surpassed IPC parity with Intel. The Core i9-9900KF is no slouch either, with a 3.60 GHz base clock and a 5.00 GHz Max Turbo, it achieved a score of 2929 on PassMark’s single threaded performance. The Ryzen 5 3600 has a base clock of 3.60 GHz and a boost clock of 4.2 GHz Read more…

AMD Comes Out Swinging at Computex 2019, New Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors Revealed

Our favorite time has come! New hardware releases have been announced! A few days ago, Dr. Lisa Su presented the AMD Keynote at Computex 2019 where she showed how AMD has come back with exciting processor innovations and its impact on the market. We have been seeing leaks and rumors regarding AMD CPU and GPU’s for the past six months creating excitement for the announcements. And now we can finally have some sort of confirmation!

 

 

The first announcement was related to supercomputers using AMD EPYC processors. AMD and Microsoft have partnered together to bring AMD EPYC CPU’s to the Azure Read more…

Computex 2019 Intel Unveils 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, Xeon E Processors, and 10th Generation Core Processors

The Intel keynote was presented by Intel SVP and GM Gregory Bryant at Computex 2019 in Taipei. Computex 2019 has gone into full force as big players like AMD and Intel have had their keynotes announcing the latest generation of processors. Intel just finished their keynote unveiling 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, new generation of Xeon E processors, and the 10th generation Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.

After introductions and a little history on Intel’s P4004 microprocessor, Gregory moved on to the announcement of the new 9th generation Intel Core vPro Mobile and Desktop CPU with the introduction of Read more…

Intel’s Roadmap for 10nm process and AMD 16 Core Ryzen 9 3000

On May 8, 2019 at Intel Inventor Day, Intel revealed detailed manufacturing news for the upcoming products that it will work on over the next four years. Intel CEO’s Bob Swan and Murthy Renduchintala spoke to investors about Intel’s projection for the next few years. Originally, Intel was supposed to release the 10nm process this has been delayed the past few years. 14nm process was released back in 2014, then the 14+ process was released in 2016, and currently we are seeing the end of the 14++ process. Intel has released some 10nm products but these weren’t significant quantities. Read more…

Intel Releases 2nd Generation Cascade Lake Processors

The second generation of Intel Cascade Lake processors have finally been released and they have some pretty awesome new features!

 

At the top of the food chain we have the Xeon Platinum, which is now up to 56 cores on a Ball Grid Array (BGA5903) socket. The Xeon Platinum 9200 series are known as the Cascade Lake-AP (Advanced Performance) and will be sold by OEM’s as a complete server. Intel also released the 2nd generation of Cascade Lake-SP (Scalable) processors under the Xeon Platinum 8200 series. The 8200 series Platinum and Gold also support Optane memory, for faster workloads.