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…

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…

AMD Ryzen 7000 Processor Series Coming Soon

Monday, May 24th, marked the first day of COMPUTEX 2022, and with that came the AMD Keynote address, discussing more of the design and specifications of the new upcoming Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” desktop processors. And while much is still unknown about these new CPUs, what is known has serious implications for the coming years of both enthusiasts and system integrators.

AMD’s first point of news comes following AMD’s success in 2020 and 2021 of the Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 “Vermeer” desktop processors. After their success in improving Ryzen’s Instructions-Per-Cycle (IPC) performance, AMD announced their Read more…

Best Price To Performance Gaming PCs

When it comes to price to performance, VRLA Tech’s mid-range gaming PCs can’t be beat. The two mid-range options, our Apollo and Titan, are the best options for people who need serious gaming performance, without breaking the bank. In this article, we breakdown the components of each pre-built PC, and explain how those parts work together to give you an amazing gaming PC.

 

Our mid-range PCs have some similarities. Both PCs feature Ryzen 5000 series CPUs as their basis, and both slot into B450 motherboards. However, there’s a significant difference between them, which we’ll cover below. 

 

 

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Need An Affordable Gaming PC? Try Spark, Aurora or Legacy!

Wondering which affordable gaming PC is right for you? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the Spark, Aurora and Legacy and give you a better idea of their individual strengths, how they perform best, and who they’re suited for. First, we’ll break down the parts in these affordable gaming PC’s, then we’ll compare them to help you figure out which is right for you. 

 

VRLA Tech Spark Gaming PC

 

Spark

 

When it comes to cheap gaming PC’s in 2022, you won’t find a better Read more…

GeForce RTX 3050 Graphics Card and RTX 3090 Ti Graphics Card Announced!

On Tuesday, NVIDIA took to CES 2022 to announce the latest additions to their 30 Series GPUs, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3090 Ti. 

Gaming At Large

Jeff Fisher, Senior VP of Geforce at NVIDIA, began the presentation in typical NVIDIA fashion, opening with the statistics on the exploding gaming industry. The top of the hour focused on the software and services currently being offered to gamers and creators from NVIDIA. These include the previously announced NVIDIA Studio, NVIDIA Broadcast, Omniverse, and GeForce Now. 

 

In light of the current market limitations, NVIDIA spent a Read more…

Intel Unveils 12th Gen Intel Core Family

Intel announced the launch of their new 12th Gen Intel Core family. These six processors mark the beginning of latest offerings in next-gen hardware, pushing toward DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. According to Intel, their new performance hybrid architecture is up to two times faster than the previous generation of CPUs. It’s clear that the company is set to compete directly with AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. 

 

12th Gen Intel Core Family

At the Intel Innovation event in San Francisco, Intel unveiled their latest CPU offerings, the 12th Gen Intel Core processor family. This family includes six Read more…

NVMe, SSD, & HDD; Understanding PC Storage

NVMe, SSD, and HDD all refer to one thing; PC storage. Often somewhat incorrectly called memory- your storage is the place on your computer where all your files live, your games, your media, and even your operating system. When it comes to storage, there are a few different options on the types of drives you can use, and they all come with their own benefits and drawbacks. In this article, we’ll cover the history of PC storage devices, the differences between the main types, and how to combine different storage drives for use in your PC. 

 

 

 

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LED, RGB, and A-RGB, Understanding PC Lighting

LED, RGB, A-RGB, let’s face it; PC lighting can be confusing, especially because builders and manufacturers often use these three titles interchangeably. In this blog, we’ll unravel the unnecessarily complicated world of PC lighting. First, we’ll cover the technical explanation about the technology behind LED, RGB, and A-RGB lighting. Then, we’ll go over their different applications when it comes to PCs. Finally, we’ll figure out which is right for you. 

Understanding LED’s

 

LED stands for light emitting diode. It’s a semiconductor device that emits light when an electric current passes through it. If you’re into electronics, you Read more…

No GPU? No problem! Introducing- the VRLA Tech Spark!

No GPU? No Problem! The new VRLA Tech Spark Gaming PC, powered by the AMD Ryzen 5600G, is our solution to the ongoing graphics card shortages. In this blog, we’ll cover the components of the Spark, why we chose them, and whether or not the Spark is right for you.

 

 

Introduction

We at VRLA Tech made a name for ourselves with our entry level PC builds, the Vulcan and the Rogue. Those PCs were some of our best sellers for a long time, and for good reason, as they were some of the Read more…