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We monitor the SSD temperature during our test benchmarks stress tests with a high-stress workload. The peak stress temperature is listed below; we test as-is, which means if a heatsink is installed, we'll show the value based on that.
Above the temperatures reported from the sensors, this is with only a thermal pad on. Below is a thermal image with the SSD writing at max perf in an m.2 slot between the GPU and the CPU, so it's not the most optimal regarding the temperatures.
HP FX900 1 TB NVMe Review HP (rather associated with pre-built PCs) is not a new competitor in the market of SSDs. For example, Hilbert checked their SATA and NVMe models in 2020; those were not the first ones from that brand covered on guru3d. This time, it’s an FX900 model we’ve received in a 1 TB variant. It’s manufactured with the assistance of BiWin and comes in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities. It’s aimed at the gamers, according to HP, and it would be fair to place this drive between “entry” and “mid-tier” levels.
Tue, 26 Jul 2022 21:31:00 -0500text/htmlhttps://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/hp-fx900-1tb-ssd-nvme-review,16.htmlKillexams : Here’s how HP recycles its ink cartridges — and works on climate pledges
James McCall, left, and Kai Ryssdal stand next to one of the hundreds of boxes filled with used HP ink cartridges.Andie Corban/Marketplace
The reconciliation package moving through Congress includes $369 billion to fight climate change, and Senate Democrats’ summary of the deal says it would put the United States on a path to cut around 40% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Much of corporate America has made climate pledges over the past few years as well. “Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal recently went to Tennessee for a behind-the-scenes look at how HP, one of the world’s biggest computer and printer makers, is working to meet its sustainability targets. HP has a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 across its value chain — that’s the supply chain from start to finish, including emissions from product use at home by the consumer.
Chief Sustainability Officer James McCall gave Ryssdal a tour of the HP ink cartridge recycling facility run by Sims Lifecycle Services in La Vergne, Tennessee. The 80,000-square-foot facility is one way HP is working toward another climate goal: circularity.
“The way that we think about it is anything that’s coming from a recycled source or a renewable source or getting a second life,” McCall said. “So these ink cartridges, what we want is to take this plastic and turn it back into the next device.”
The company has committed to reach 75% circularity for products and packaging by 2030.
Most HP ink cartridges are made with at least 50% recycled plastic. Ink cartridges are a substantial part of HP’s business, because consumers purchase them more regularly than printers and computers. HP has manufactured more than 5.4 billion ink cartridges through 2021.
“We process nearly 100,000 cartridges a day at this facility,” McCall said. HP ink cartridges of all sizes come to La Vergne from across the United States, Canada and Mexico after consumers return them via mail or by dropping them off at retailers like Staples or Walmart.
The 30 people who work at the facility sort the used cartridges, disassemble them and shred the plastic casings for use in future products. On the day of Ryssdal’s visit, the site manager estimated they were holding 4 million to 5 million ink cartridges.
The first step of recycling those millions of returned ink cartridges is sorting them on a conveyor belt. The system uses cameras and artificial intelligence to group the cartridges by size and shape to make them easier to disassemble.
“We’ve learned our way into this process,” McCall said. “Several years ago, HP had to kind of invent this as we went along. … Some of our first test models were taking an old washing machine and starting to put cartridges in it to see if we could clean them. We borrowed an old chicken processing line from Tyson and we figured out if we could use that for sorting processes. So, what you’re seeing now is the second and third generation of that.”
Once the cartridges are sorted, they head to the other side of the building for disassembly and plastic shredding. A machine scrapes the sticker off the top of the ink cartridges, removes the lids and takes out the foam and precious metals inside the cartridges. That leaves the hollow cartridge, which is shredded.
The average ink cartridge spends two to three months in La Vergne. Then, the finished product — the shredded plastic — is sent to another plant in Canada where it gets mixed with other recycled plastics and turned into pellets. The pellets are sent to HP’s manufacturing locations, including Malaysia and China, where they are used to make new ink cartridges that go to market.
According to HP, its sustainable impact efforts added $3.5 billion in new sales in fiscal year 2021, a three-fold increase over the prior year but still a fraction of the company’s $63.5 billion revenue.
“The scale of the challenge is there, but the opportunity is ahead of us,” McCall said. “As customers start to shift and make these choices, you’re also seeing industry change and customers change as we start to rethink this. That’s what it’s going to take — it’s going to take us rethinking the overall supply chain.”
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Tue, 02 Aug 2022 11:24:00 -0500en-UStext/htmlhttps://www.marketplace.org/2022/08/02/hp-recycled-ink-cartridges-climate-pledges/Killexams : First Ride: Polaris’ New All-Electric UTV Delivers Serious—but Silent—Grunt
If you own a hobby farm, ranch or huge tract of hunting land somewhere, you need an off-road utility vehicle. Whether it’s hauling hay to the horses, checking fences or getting to your favorite fishing hole, these compact, go-anywhere four-wheel drive vehicles are a must-have tool for any property owner. And if you want a UTV that will let you tread lightly on your land, take a look at the battery-powered Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic.
The Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic is more than the current Ranger XP with a battery and electric motor replacing the gas engine and fuel tank. It has been reengineered specifically for electrification. “We didn’t just want to hop on the electric bandwagon,” says Chris Hurd, director of product planning for Polaris, “We wanted to produce the best Ranger we’ve ever built.”
The 2023 Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic. Rob Utendorfer, courtesy of Polaris.
The first thing you’ll notice when looking at the Ranger XP Kinetic is the lack of a grill. Because there’s no need for a radiator, designers restyled the front end to be a little cleaner and a lot more contemporary. There’s still a big bash plate up front, and the XP Kinetic comes with a winch as standard equipment. One of the other nice features on the front is accenting LED illumination that runs between the headlights and doubles as a state-of-charge indicator. When the UTV is plugged in, the light bar progressively fills as it charges.
The back features a tilting cargo box, measuring 3 feet x 4.5 feet and with a depth of 12.5 inches, that can hold up to 1,250 pounds of mulch, gravel or gear. The fully independent double A-arm suspension is a retuned version of that found on the gas-powered Ranger XP, with adjustments made to handle the extra 355 pounds and lower center of gravity resulting from the electric power-train configuration.
The Ranger XP Kinetic features two trim levels, Premium and Ultimate, the key difference being a larger battery in the latter (14.9 kWh versus 29.8 kWh). Regardless of which you choose, the permanent magnet AC electric motor delivers 110 hp and 140 ft lbs of torque, which Polaris claims is twice the grunt of any gas-powered utility on the market. That output allows for a towing capacity of up to 2,500 pounds with the two-inch hitch receiver.
The tilting cargo box, measuring 3 feet x 4.5 feet and with a depth of 12.5 inches, can hold up to 1,250 pounds. Rob Utendorfer, courtesy of Polaris.
Range on the Ultimate specification is estimated at 80 miles, which will vary depending on temperature and use. Accessories are powered by a separate 12 volt battery so there’s no loss of range when it’s sitting idle. In addition, there’s a pre-wired 110 volt, 15 amp outlet in the box to allow you to run equipment, a radio or other accessories in the field.
Behind the wheel is where the electric Ranger really differentiates itself from the rest of the Polaris lineup, which includes the General and RZR variants. Throw the long shift lever into high, stab the throttle and prepare to take off like a rocket. There’s a low-range gear, but in our test it wasn’t needed, even up the steepest hill we faced. We were able to crawl up at low speed, stop halfway and start again with excellent traction. Thanks to the lower center of gravity, the XP Kinetic corners confidently. We kept it in four-wheel drive for most of our run through fields, over rocks and on tight trails in the woods. Thanks to the 14-inch ground clearance, there was never a concern about bottoming out. Also of little concern are the elements, as the Ultimate trim includes weather-treated seats and the whole interior is water resistant—including the electronic panels—so you can just hose it out after a day in the dirt.
Throw the long shift lever into high, stab the throttle and the Ranger XP Kinetic takes off like a rocket ship. Rob Utendorfer, courtesy of Polaris.
Yet the best part about the Ranger XP Kinetic isn’t the performance, it’s the silence. Being able to glide quietly between the trees, hear the birds and know that the vehicle isn’t pumping carbon into the air—all of that makes the experience even better. It’s something land-owners will really appreciate since they won’t have to worry about a noisy gas engine startling their horses or bothering their neighbors. You can also run it in your barn without having to worry about the exhaust fumes.
The suspension has been retuned to handle the extra 355 pounds and lower center of gravity resulting from the electric power train. Rob Utendorfer, courtesy of Polaris.
There’s a big technology upgrade on the Ranger XP Kinetic Ultimate as well. Polaris has developed a connected system called Ride Command Plus that enables you to sync data to your phone with an app in order to locate your Ranger, know how much charge it has, check on the vehicle health and share your rides with other users or friends on social media.
Polaris also has a partnership with the charging company Qmerit to help owners add a J1772 level-2 home charger which can refill the battery in three to five hours, depending on the model package. Available now, the 2023 Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic starts at $24,999 and $29,999 for the Premium and Ultimate versions, respectively.
Click here to see all the photos of the 2023 Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic.
The 2023 Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic. Rob Utendorfer, courtesy of Polaris.
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 10:30:00 -0500Harvey Briggsen-UStext/htmlhttps://robbreport.com/motors/cars/first-ride-polaris-new-all-electric-utv-has-some-serious-but-silent-grunt-1234735990/Killexams : In monkeypox battle, asymptomatic cases hamper public health response
The state Department of Health has declared monkeypox an "imminent threat" to public health – activating state reimbursement opportunities for counties' response and prevention efforts – and some lawmakers are calling on the governor to declare a state of emergency to cut through the regulatory red tape that has stalled the public health response.
Sat, 30 Jul 2022 07:50:00 -0500en-UStext/htmlhttps://www.timesunion.com/news/article/State-feds-look-to-boost-monkeypox-resources-as-17332597.php?IPID=Times-Union-HP-latest-newsKillexams : Your Own Engineering Workstation, With Mame
There are some things that leave indelible impressions in your memory. One of those things, for me, was a technical presentation in 1980 I attended — by calling in a lot of favors — a presentation by HP at what is now the Stennis Space Center. I was a student and it took a few phone calls to wrangle an invite but I wound up in a state-of-the-art conference room with a bunch of NASA engineers watching HP tell us about all their latest and greatest. Not that I could afford any of it, mind you. What really caught my imagination that day was the HP9845C, a color graphics computer with a roughly $40,000 price tag. That was twice the average US salary for 1980. Now, of course, you have a much better computer — or, rather, you probably have several much better computers including your phone. But if you want to relive those days, you can actually recreate the HP9845C’s 1980-vintage graphics glory using, of all things, a game emulator.
Keep in mind that the IBM PC was nearly two years away at this point and, even then, wouldn’t hold a candle to the HP9845C. Like many machines of its era, it ran BASIC natively — in fact, it used special microcode to run BASIC programs relatively quickly on its 16-bit 5.7 MHz CPU. The 560 x 455 pixel graphics system had its own CPU and you could max it out with a decadent 1.5 MB of RAM. (But not, alas, for $40,000 which got you — I think –128K or so.)
The widespread use of the computer mouse was still in the future, so the HP had that wonderful light pen. Mass storage was also no problem — there was a 217 kB tape drive and while earlier models had a second drive and a thermal printer optional, these were included in the color “C” model. Like HP calculators, you could slot in different ROMs for different purposes. There were other options such as a digitizer and even floppy discs.
The machines had a brief life, being superseded quickly by better computers. However, the computer managed to play a key role in making the 1983 movie Wargames and the predecessor, the HP9845B appeared on screen in Raise the Titanic.
According to the HP Museum, the 9845C wasn’t terribly reliable. The tape drives are generally victims of age after 40+ years, but the power supplies and memory also have their share of issues. Luckily, we are going to simulate our HP9845C, so we won’t have to deal with any of those problems.
One other cool feature of just about every HP computer from that era was the soft key system. These were typically built into the monitor or, sometimes, the keyboard and lined up with labels on the screen. So instead of remembering that F2 is the search command (or whatever), there would be a little label on the screen over the button that said “Search.” Great stuff!
When you think about simulating an old computer, you probably think of SimH. However, the HP machines were very graphical in nature, so the author of the HP9845C emulator made a different choice: MAME. You normally think of MAME as a video game emulator. However, if you want color graphics, ROM slots, and a light pen, MAME is a pretty good choice.
As you can see, you get a view of the 9845C monitor replete with soft keys and, if you enable it, even a light pen. You can load different images as ROMs and tapes. The only tricky part is the keyboard. The HP has a custom keyboard that works a bit different than a PC keyboard.
In particular, the HP computers were typically screen-oriented. So the Enter key was usually distinct from the key that told the computer you were ready for it to process. This leads to some interesting keyboard mappings.
Quick Start Guide
In fact, the page that has the most information about the emulator is a little hard to wade through, so this might help. First, you want to scroll down to the bottom and get the prebuilt emulators for Linux or Windows. You can build with MAME or use the stock versions — assuming your stock version has all the right options. But it is easier to just grab the prebuilt and they can coexist with other versions of MAME; even if you want to go a different route eventually, you probably should still start there.
The emulator is called 45c and, on Linux, I had to make it executable myself (chmod +x). Here is a typical command line:
All of those tape and ROM files are in the distribution archive. You probably don’t need any of the ROMs, but I loaded them anyway. Add -window if you prefer not to run full screen. If you do that, you may also want to add -nounevenstretch and -nomax options to Boost appearance.
If you want to try the lightpen, use the -lightgun -lightgun_device_mouse option to turn your mouse into a lightpen. Note this will grab your mouse and you may need to use Alt+Tab or some other method to switch away from the emulator.
The keyboard mappings are listed on the web page but here are a few that are handy to know:
Enter – Continue
Right Shift+Enter – Store
Numeric Enter (or Right Shift+Enter) – Execute
Escape – Stop
Right Shift+Home – Clear screen
So faced with the prompt, you can enter something like:
Then press the numeric enter key to see the result. So this being a BASIC computer, you can enter:
10 PRINT "HOWDY!"
Right? Well, yes, but then you need to press store (Right Shift+Enter)
If you have the tapes loaded as above (you can view the tape catalog with the CAT command), try this:
Remember to use the numeric pad enter key after each line, not the normal enter key!
The king of the demos is the Space Shuttle graphic which was cutting edge in 1980. You could change various display and plot options using the soft keys.
Of course, the Space Shuttle is only fun for so long. There are many other demos on the same tape, but eventually you’ll want to play with something more interesting. The HP Museum has a good bit of software you can probably figure out how to load. You can’t get the software, but if you want to see what the state of gaming was on a $70,000 HP9845B in those days, [Terry Burlison] has some recollections and screen shots. You’ll also find tons of documents and other information on the main HP9845 site.
Wed, 03 Aug 2022 11:59:00 -0500Al Williamsen-UStext/htmlhttps://hackaday.com/2022/07/28/your-own-engineering-workstation-with-mame/Killexams : Best budget gaming PC 2022: top gaming desktops for less
EDITOR'S NOTE: JULY 2022
PC gaming is still king, let's be honest. The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S are slowly becoming more available to consumers, but where else do you get the wealth of choice in games, the ability to freely upgrade your hardware, and the currently-raging Steam Summer Sale? Nowhere but on PC, that's where.
Still, even with GPU prices gradually beginning to stabilize, building or buying a good gaming PC can be an expensive process. If you'd prefer not to have to meddle around with cables and screwdrivers, buying a pre-built gaming system from a trusted manufacturer can be the way to go, and there are plenty of great options to choose from that won't break the bank.
With next-generation GPUs from Nvidia and AMD coming later this year (and Intel's long-awaited return to the GPU market), now might not be the best time to buy a high-end graphics card. That's good news for anyone looking to snap up a more affordable pre-built system, though, as GPU manufacturers are eager to clear out stock before the new cards arrive, driving down prices. Check out our favourite budget gaming PCs below!
Christian Guyton, Computing Editor
If you want to game on PC, you don't have to spend a fortune. With more GPUs and CPUs on the market than ever before, it's easy to get yourself a powerful budget gaming PC and be playing the latest PC release (or classics that never made it to console!) in no time at all.
Yes, you can still splurge on an ultra-powerful gaming PC if you've got cash to spare, but if your wallet is feeling a little tighter there are still plenty of lower-specced alternatives that will still be capable of running graphically-demanding titles without sacrificing framerates. As the cost of living skyrockets, anyone contemplating getting into PC gaming - or purchasing an upgrade for a dated gaming rig - will want to consider one of our top budget gaming PCs.
Remember that you don't need to throw out your whole system if you're able to afford a more powerful gaming machine later on, too. With pre-built PCs, you can usually swap out the components for more powerful pieces later on, snagging a good deal on a graphics card or upgrading to the best processor when you're able to afford it. Any gaming PC is an investment, and the potential for upgrades is effectively limitless.
These best budget gaming PCs will be equipped with cheaper processors and budget graphics cards, but those won't hinder its ability to play the best games on PC. They’ll still provide you with an immersive - if a bit less graphically impressive - gaming experience. As an added bonus, saving some money on your PC will deliver you some moolah left over to spend on vital additions like the best gaming keyboard, a gaming mouse, or a gaming monitor.
You don't want to end up with a cheap gaming PC that doesn't run well (or won't run at all), but we're here to make sure that doesn't happen. Below is our list of the best budget gaming PCs available in 2022, to help you grab a system that works well and gets you into the games you love faster. Check out the price comparison tool to find the best deals available right now!
Best Budget Gaming PCs of 2022
The very best budget gaming PC
CPU:Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660
Graphics:11th-gen Intel Core i5
Reasons to buy
Cool gamer aesthetic
Great cooling solution
Solid selection of different models
Reasons to avoid
Higher configurations are pricey
The Acer Predator Orion 3000 comes in a wide range of configurations, the most powerful of which will be out of most budget gamers' price range. However, the base configuration is much more accessible at below $1,000, coming with a GTX 1660 graphics card and Intel Core i5 processor, backed up by 16GB of RAM. This model is no longer available directly from Acer, but can still be picked up from retailers and should provide more than enough graphical oomph for gaming at 1080p, even in a post-RTX 3000 world, without needing to compromise too much in the graphical settings menu.
Despite being a powerful gaming PC with good potential for piecemeal upgrades further down the line, the Predator Orion 3000's chassis isn't oversized like some gaming rigs; it's been thoughtfully designed to fit beside a monitor or beneath a desk, and the vented front and side panels mean that thermal performance is excellent. It's got that much-desired 'gamer aesthetic' too, thanks to RGB lighting and a big, triangular power button that is very satisfying to press.
Graphics:AMD Radeon RX 5500 – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
RAM:16GB – 32B DDR4
Storage:256GB SSD – 1TB + 2TB + 2TB
Reasons to buy
The Omen 25L’s rectangular black metal design isn’t going to turn heads anytime soon. That’s at least offset by its glass panel, but only barely. However, if you’re not too concerned about looks, this is among the best budget gaming PCs to hit the shelves in 2022 that won’t make a sizable dent in your bank account.
With a number of AMD configurations on hand, it’s perfect for gamers who prefer Team Red. But those that are loyal to Nvidia’s RTX line can partake as well, as you can configure it to have up to an RTX 2070 Super GPU. Still, it’s the price we can’t get over here – kitted out, the Omen 25L costs as much as many of the premium gaming PCs in their mid-range configuration, only HP's offering has more memory and a lot more storage capacity thanks to a multi-drive setup.
The best compact gaming PC
CPU:up to 10th-generation Intel Core i7
Graphics:up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
RAM:up to 16GB
Storage:up to 1TB
Reasons to buy
Lots of power
Reasons to avoid
Come with bloated software
If looking good matters to you as much as power, then you might love the MSI Trident 3 10th, especially if you’re partial to a gaming-leaning aesthetic. The angular tower is roughly the same size as a home console, meaning that it won't take up too much room on your desk and could even slot into a TV stand if you'd prefer to use a controller for some couch gaming instead. It comes with an included removable base if you'd rather mount it upright, too.
It’s not all looks either. This small gaming PC touts plenty of power under the hood for less than its rivals, with 10th-generation Intel Core processors and the best Nvidia RTX and GTX graphics. It’s even cheaper than many of the gaming PCs on this list, with its Intel Core i7 + RTX 2060 Super +16GB RAM configuration setting you back much less than an HP Omen 25L with equivalent specs. If you’re trying to maximize your limited space and budget, this is the best budget gaming PC for you.
4. HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop
The best for both work and play
CPU:up to AMD Ryzen 7
Graphics:up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Super
RAM:up to 16GB
Storage:up to 1TB HDD + 512GB SSD
Reasons to buy
Reasons to avoid
Specs aren’t future-proof
Trimming that gamer aesthetic look to the barest minimum, the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop fits just at home in any office environment as it does in someone’s game room thanks to its compact chassis and refined LED lighting along the base. So, if you’re looking for a machine on which you can both play and work, this is just the ticket – taking out two birds with one stone and giving you even more savings.
It isn’t going to be an ultra-kitted-out machine, obviously, although if you shell out a little more for the higher configurations, you can score one with an RTX 3060 that will offer some more graphical oomph for playing the latest games. However, its lower configurations should be capable enough to see you through 1080p gaming, provided you're willing to drop your graphical settings a bit.
5. Dell G5
Dell offers some great super-budget configurations
CPU:9th Gen Intel Core i3-9100 – i9 9900K
Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 – RTX 2070
RAM:8GB – 64GB
Storage:1TBSSD – 1TB SSD + 2TB HDD
Reasons to buy
Reasons to avoid
Base models won’t get you through the most demanding games
A unique chassis coupled with a price to beat, Dell’s latest in its G-series gaming PCs is a solid contender as among the best budget gaming PCs out there. The Dell G5 boasts 9th-generation Intel chips as well as Nvidia’s most powerful gaming GTX and RTX graphics cards, but the base model ships with an i3 processor and the Nvidia GTX 1650 to handle many of the latest PC games without burning a hole in your pocket.
Of course, if you’ve got a little more cash to spare, its VR-ready configurations are also on hand, though even those are absolutely affordable. The Dell G5 is also one of the only budget gaming PCs on this list to feature a windowed side panel, if you like to show off the internal components of your PC. The straightforward case design makes opening up this gaming rig to upgrade your parts a breeze, too.
6. Intel Ghost Canyon NUC
Small, but dangerous
CPU:9th-generation Intel Core i5 – i9
Graphics:Intel UHD Graphics 630
RAM:8GB – 64B DDR4
Storage:128GB SSD – 2TB + 2TB
Reasons to buy
Affordable at its low configurations
Reasons to avoid
Can get pretty pricey at the highest configurations
Intel’s NUC has come a long way from its humble beginnings. For example, while the previous Hades Canyon didn’t come with a RAM or storage, the newer Ghost Canyon has both. In fact, not only does it have more offerings now in terms of specs, but it’s also highly configurable so you can personalize it to your liking before hitting that buy button.
With 9th-generation Intel Core chips, up to 64GB of memory and up to 4TB dual storage, we’re all for it. The only catch is that it's pricier now as well. The lower configurations are still quite affordable, however, and among the best budget gaming PCs for the budget-conscious. Bear in mind, though, that many NUCs run on integrated graphics running off the CPU, which won't offer the same level of performance as a dedicated graphics card. Still, iGPUs have come a long way in latest years, and are now a viable way to game at lower settings.
How to choose the best budget gaming PC for you
Finding the best budget gaming PC for you can be a difficult prospect, as there's a huge range of manufacturers with an even huger range of configurations available. We look at all different kinds and compare them to other PCs in their class, considering everything from price to performance to build quality.
Be sure to consider what you personally need when it comes to gaming on a PC. If you're planning on mostly playing 2D indie games or esports games (such as League of Legends and Valorant), you likely won't need a super-powerful machine since these titles are usually well-optimized to run on lower-end hardware. On the other hand, if you want to play graphically-demanding triple-A games, you're going to need to spend a bit more to get the best performance.
Resolution is an important factor here too; is the screen you'll be using a 1080p full HD monitor, or a 4K 120Hz display? If you're gaming at a higher resolution, you'll need a more powerful GPU in order to keep your framerates looking steady without compromising significantly in the graphical settings.
How we test
Here at TechRadar, we believe in rigorously testing every piece of hardware that passes through our hands. If it fails to impress during testing, we'll always let you know; we won't recommend you buy any product that falls short of the performance median for its price range.
Our testing process varies from product to product, but we're always sure to run the most appropriate tests considering the target purpose of whatever we're reviewing. This means we're always sure to run plenty of gaming tests on a gaming laptop, or editing benchmarks for a desktop workstation PC. We also always examine the build quality of a product to see whether it aligns with the attached price tag.
Due to a global chip shortage spurred on by the Covid-19 pandemic and other factors like droughts and power outages, it was hard to find a budget gaming PC for a while. GPU and CPU prices were sky-high for a good portion of 2022 due to things like supply chain issues and scalpers gouging the market. However, the market seems to have finally calmed down enough that a rig like this can actually be considered affordable.
We’ve observed AMD and Nvidia GPU prices continue to decrease - although AMD’s are falling faster - which is good news for everyone. AMD graphics cards are consistently nearing MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) which means it will hopefully be easier to get your hands on affordable gaming PC parts, and therefore cheaper pre-built gaming PCs. We may not be in the clear just yet, but the market change is hopefully indicative of it becoming easier to find the best budget gaming PC at wallet-friendly prices.
Is it cheaper to build or buy PC?
Ultimately, it's always going to be more expensive to build a budget gaming PC than it will be to buy one, since manufacturers will get OEM pricing on components that they order in bulk, which will really make a difference on the lower end of the price scale.
But pre-built PCs are often built with the careful mix of components to maximize performance at that price point. This often means that if you want to upgrade one component, you might need to upgrade other components along with it in order to avoid a performance bottleneck in one part of your system, which can potentially make upgrading the PC a more expensive proposition down the road.
Is a $500 gaming PC worth it?
It depends on what you mean by "worth it." What you want to play and at what kind of performance and quality settings is going to make a major difference on whether a $500 gaming PC is up to the task.
If your primary goal is to play modern AAA titles at 1080p at reasonable settings at a reasonable frames per second (averaging 30 or more fps), then a $500 gaming PC can probably deliver you that and possibly a bit more, depending on the game.
If you want to play something at 4K with 60 fps, then no, you're probably better off buying a PS5 or Xbox Series X|S, assuming you can find one at MSRP. Of course, this limits you to only playing the games available on that platform, and remember that you'll need to pay a regular subscription for online play too.
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Genesis GV60 rounds out a trio of new, state-of-the-art electric cars from the Hyundai family. It follows the excellent Hyundai Ioniq 5 and also-excellent Kia EV6, and is built on the same electric platform (called E-GMP) with the same 800-volt battery architecture. The GV60, the first of two new electric vehicles from the Genesis luxury brand (the Electrified G80 being the other), aims to set itself apart from its cousins in design, performance and level of luxury.
It certainly looks different than the others, though its lines are closer to the sleek but still sharp EV6 than the creased, futuristic aesthetic of the Ioniq 5. Like the EV6, it boasts athletic proportions, with the wheels pushed far out to the corners. With a wheelbase of 114.2 inches, the GV60 is identical in footprint to the Kia EV6 and smaller between the axles than the Ioniq 5. At 177.8 inches in overall length, however, the Genesis is shorter than both. The GV60 stands at 62.4 inches in height, which is in between its siblings, and like the taller Ioniq 5, seems even loftier until you're standing right next to it.
Inside, the GV60 is a place of tasteful luxury, putting design and tech at the forefront. The first thing you’ll probably notice after climbing inside is the glass orb on the center console. When you start the car, this sphere flips upside-down to reveal a rotary gear selector. It’s a feature made for Instagram and TikTok. The interior materials appear to be of a higher quality than the Hyundai and Kia, and the overall ambience feels more like traditional luxury than the Ioniq 5’s minimalist modern atmosphere or the EV6’s sporty cabin. In other words, it’s a proper Genesis. The compromise here is that the Genesis GV60’s rear legroom is outdone by both the Hyundai and Kia. Cargo volume, at 24 cubic feet behind the second row, is almost identical to that of the Kia EV6, but less than the Ioniq 5’s 27.7 cubic feet (though as we’ve seen in the Ioniq and EV6 luggage tests, the specs may not equate to real world usefulness).
Like its cousins, the GV60 uses a pair of digital screens for the infotainment system and instrument panel. These are easy to use and quick to respond, but the GV60 puts an emphasis on its hard-button controls, which means less digging through menus to fiddle with settings. There are a number of hard buttons on the steering wheel and center stack that you can program as shortcuts to various menus or vehicle features as well (like Quiet mode, phone projection or turning the display on or off), plus a redundant rotary knob controller like in the GV70 and 2023 Electrified G80. There’s also a head-up display that provides you with useful information like speed, navigation instructions and blind-spot info without having to take your eyes off the road.
When you drive a car for the first time, it's not unusual to say "you're getting to know it." With the GV60, the car gets to know you thanks to its fingerprint and facial recognition. Setting them up were fairly simple processes. Messages on the screen prompted me to use the little button-like circle at the fore end of the floating center console to scan different parts of my finger — sides, tip, center — until it had a full print. Then, for facial recognition, it instructed me to step out of the car and look directly into an illuminated circle in the B pillar until it turned green. Done. Now I could unlock the car with a glance, and start it with a touch. At least theoretically. I wasn’t ready to tempt fate by leaving the keys behind as my first outing in the GV60 was to be a highway trip to Detroit for a concert, and I didn’t care to risk a logistics nightmare near midnight.
With an especially motion-sickness-prone date riding shotgun, we left Ann Arbor and headed toward Detroit. As tempting as the “Boost” button on the steering wheel was (more on that later), acceleration and handling would be tested another day. The ride, however, was up to the task of keeping the evening free from emesis. In Comfort mode, the GV60 rides smoothly and quietly, thanks to its adaptive suspension — MacPherson struts up front, five-link in the rear. Pulling from the Genesis bag of tricks, the GV60’s Preview Electronic Control Suspension feature further improves things by using the front camera and navigation system to assess road surface conditions and recognize things like speed bumps to control the damping. The Mercedes-Benz EQS is one of the few other cars on the road with similar technology, which is saying something for this much cheaper Genesis.
In the U.S. right now, the GV60 offers a choice of two all-wheel-drive powertrains (a 225-horsepower rear-drive version doesn’t appear to be coming here). The Advanced trim, starting at $59,985 including destination, has a rear motor that provides 160 kilowatts (214.6 horsepower), while the front motor offers an additional 74 kW (99.2 hp). Total output is 314 hp and 446 lb-ft, and is roughly equal to the current top versions of the Ioniq 5 and EV6. Our tester, the GV60 Performance, starts at $68,985, and serves up 160 kW and 258 lb-ft from each motor, for a total of 429 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Using the aforementioned “Boost” button cranks things to 483 hp for 10 seconds at a time.
There are no free lunches, however. Both get the same-sized 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack as its E-GMT siblings, but worse range. The Advanced provides an EPA-estimated 248 miles of range, while the Performance falls to 235 miles. The latter is an uninspiring number these days and if range is a priority, the Electrified G80 and its bigger battery rated at 282 miles is likely to be the more appealing Genesis EV. Still, some will view losing those miles as an acceptable sacrifice given the Performance’s extra 115 ponies.
And when unencumbered by the comfort requirements of a queasy passenger, those numbers translate in practice to an accelerative experience that is comically spanking, sending the front tires spinning and the speedometer sweeping past 60 mph sooner than you can think to check (seems like a scant 4 seconds, tops). Using Boost mode while already underway instantly feels like you’ve cut loose an anchor you’ve been dragging, allowing you to whip past a slower driver or shoot your way into a gap in traffic from a freeway on-ramp. After the 10 seconds are up, Boost mode is ready to do it all over again, no cooldown required.
You can also choose from a number of drive modes: Eco, Comfort and Sport. There’s also a Custom mode, which allows you to pre-select settings for the motor, steering, suspension, E-LSD and stability control. For each of those individual settings, you can choose between Comfort and Sport. The motor setting also has an Eco option, while the E-LSD has an “Off” option. To adjust your regenerative braking settings on the fly, you can use the paddles on the back of the steering wheel. You can dial it down to a coast, or up to the “i-Pedal” mode that approaches one-pedal driving. As in the Ioniq 5, EV6 and Electrified G80, however, the GV60 will not “remember” if you were using i-Pedal the last time you drove the car. You have to re-select it every time.
While the fastest of the E-GMP trio, the handling of the Genesis GV60 is not as sharp as that of the sportiest (and priciest) EV6 and Ioniq 5. The comparison is a bit like that of the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4 — like the Ford, the GV60 is quick and smooth in a straight line, but a bit wallowy when responding to steering inputs. The steering feel is great, with a good weight and balance, especially in Sport mode, with nice tactile feedback. It provides a good sense of the interaction between the tires and the pavement, which is always in flux with this much torque on tap. Turn-in is a little slow, and the GV60 has a tendency to roll a bit on its compliant suspension as you build up lateral g forces.
The GV60 is also quick to deliver away its traction. When launching from a stop in Sport mode, with or without Boost activated, there’d be a chirp from the front tires as they first started spinning. Then, if Boosting, there’d be another, longer squeal a moment later. Feed in some steering angle, and you get even more drama from the tires. It’s fun when you want to goof off, but it wouldn’t help with any lap times … but that’s not what the GV60 is for.
Speaking of inappropriate, Genesis thought to include a Drift mode in the GV60. There’s a bit of a trick to activating it, not unlike a video game cheat code. You put it in Sport mode, hold the stability control button for about 3 seconds until it turns off completely, then hold both regen paddles on the back of the steering wheel simultaneously for 3 seconds. If done correctly, you should get a notification on the instrument panel that the car is ready to deliver up some grip and rubber. Your neighbors and the owners of local parking lots will probably not approve, but go ahead, drift away.
To add a sensual layer to the driving experience, the GV60 offers a number of artificial sounds — Active Sound Design, in Genesis terms — that correspond to the forces you’re feeling under acceleration. The “Futuristic” setting sounds the most sci-fi of the three, with overlapping tones rising and falling along with your speed. “G-Engine” does a fairly convincing impression of a gasoline engine, like a quiet version of a sporty exhaust. “E-Motor” provides a simple, familiar whine, which is most like what you’d hear if the GV60’s sound deadening and noise canceling weren’t as good as they are. You can choose between three volume levels for each sound, or you can choose to turn the fake noises off completely, which is what we elected most of the time.
Thanks to the platform’s 800-volt architecture, the Genesis GV60 is one of the fastest-charging EVs. If you can find a working 350-kW DC charger, it can charge the battery from 10% to 80% in about 18 minutes, much like the Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. With no extended road trips during our week with the car, simply keeping it topped up using the car’s mobile charge cable and a Level 1 household outlet in the garage was sufficient.
So, the first Genesis EV is a success, at least in terms of execution. Time will tell how its sales fare relative to other luxury EVs, but GV60 customers should be happy with their cars. It’s hard not to like a vehicle built on the back of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. Sharper handling would be nice, especially for the model dubbed “Performance,” but not if it meant sacrificing the calm, quiet ride or the car’s suitably elevated refinement. How about a trade for Drift mode instead?
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What elevates a car from ordinary to extraordinary? Is it design, luxury, performance, or some indefinable set of characteristics that push one model to transcend its competitors?
Those questions don’t have easy answers, but we bring them up because the new Hyundai Ioniq 6 is here to challenge convention.
While the automaker unveiled the model’s swoopy design last month, Hyundai is now following up with initial specifications as well as additional details about one of the sleekest EVs on the market.
Offers 379+ Mile Range And Up To 320 HP
Jumping right into the numbers, the entry-level variant features a 53 kWh battery pack and a rear-mounted electric motor. Hyundai didn’t say how powerful the latter is, but previously suggested the model will have around 215 hp (160 kW / 218 PS). Regardless of the final numbers, this version is expected to have an energy consumption of less than 14 kWh/62 miles (14 kWh/100 km) under the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This promises to make the Ioniq 6 one of the most energy-efficient EVs on the market.
Buyers will also be able to purchase a long-range variant, which uses a larger 77.4 kWh battery pack. This promises to increase the range to more than 379 miles (610 km) in the WLTP cycle and officials noted that’s roughly a 62 mile (100 km) improvement over the Ioniq 5. This increase is due to a variety of factors including efforts to Boost efficiency as well as a low drag coefficient of 0.21.
The long-range Ioniq 6 will be offered with rear- and all-wheel drive, and there will be a dual motor variant producing a combined output of 320 hp (239 kW / 325 PS) and 446 lb-ft (605 Nm) of torque. Those numbers may not seem too remarkable, but they’ll enable the car to run from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 5.1 seconds.
That’s an N level of acceleration and it’s only natural for there to be questions about a possible N variant. Officials didn’t want to spill the beans during a media briefing yesterday, but all indications are yes and we’ll learn more later this week.
On the Topic of performance, the Ioniq 6 features an “EV Performance Tune-up” system. It’s a bit like a customizable driving mode as it enables owners to “freely adjust steering effort, motor power, accelerator pedal sensitivity, and driveline mode” via a few taps on the infotainment system.
It’s nice to see the latter and it’s no surprise the Ioniq 6 rides on the E-GMP architecture. The latter underpins the Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 as well as the upcoming Ioniq 7.
The Ioniq 6 supports 400V and 800V charging, which is notable as 800V technology is largely limited to premium electric vehicles. This is a boon for consumers and the automaker noted a 350 kW DC fast charger will enable the car to go from a 10-80% charge in a mere 18 minutes.
Another interesting feature is the car’s vehicle-to-load function. It effectively turns the Ioniq 6 into a big battery as owners can purchase an accessory adaptor that enables the model to power everything from tools to lights to outdoor projectors.
A Design That Commands Attention
Getting back to the Ioniq 6’s most eye-catching feature is an exterior design that boasts “clean, simple lines and a pure aerodynamic form that Hyundai designers describe as Emotional Efficiency.”
Daring design is nothing new at Hyundai, as the sixth- and eighth-generation Sonata easily prove, but officials admitted they were “stretching their comfort zone” when it came to the Ioniq 6. However, more power to them as one look at the model will undoubtedly have people asking ‘What is that?’
Hyundai officials see design as a “brand distinguisher” and told us “absolutely” when asked if future Ioniq models will continue to have bold and distinctive designs such as those found on the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6.
In the case of the latter, the “electrified streamliner” is a sleek four-door coupe with flush-mounted door handles and graceful, uninterrupted lines. A lot of attention was focused on aerodynamics and the model features active air flaps, wheel gap reducers, and an elliptical wing-inspired spoiler. The model also boasts a “slight boat-tail structure”, underbody aerodynamics, and available digital side mirrors (depending on market).
Officials noted streamlined design dates back decades and gave the classic Saab 92 a nice hat tip. While the design is certainly unique, there’s Ioniq DNA in the form of over 700 Parametric Pixels which put on a light show when approaching.
In terms of size, the Ioniq 6 measures 191.1 inches (4,855 mm) long, 74 inches (1,880 mm) wide, and 58.9 inches (1,495 mm) tall with a wheelbase that spans 116 inches (2,950 mm). That means the car is 1.8 inches (46 mm) shorter than the Sonata, despite having a 4.2 inch (107 mm) longer wheelbase.
A Spacious, Eco-Friendly Interior
The bold design continues in the cabin as drivers will find a “furniture-style” dashboard that is topped by a freestanding display, which consists of a 12-inch digital instrument cluster and a matching 12-inch infotainment system. The latter features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility as well as “real-time travel radius mapping” based on the car’s current battery level. The latter isn’t the only handy feature as the navigation system will help drivers find the best route as well as charging stations along the way.
Lighting takes center stage as the Ioniq 6 features transparent accents, which allow colored light to shine through. This gives the car a club-like atmosphere and the Dual Color Ambient Lighting system offers six pre-selected themes as well as 64 different colors. The model also boasts a Speed Sync Lighting feature, which increases the brightness of the interior lighting the faster you go.
Elsewhere, the Ioniq 6 is equipped with special seats that are approximately 30 percent thinner than those used in conventional models. They promise to increase passenger space without sacrificing comfort. Customers can also opt for Relaxation Comfort seats, which automatically adjust to the ideal position for taking a quick break or a power nap while waiting for your vehicle to recharge.
Other highlights include minimalist switchgear, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, and four interactive pixel lights on the steering wheel which can relay charging information with a quick glance. Buyers will also find a sound enhancement system that provides a “spaceship-like sound” that varies based on your driving.
The Ioniq 6’s focus on sustainability extends beyond the electric powertrain as customers will find recycled PET fabric or eco-processed leather on the seats. They’re joined by a bio PET fabric headliner and carpeting made from recycled fishing nets.
Hyundai envisions the interior as a place for more than just driving. As they explained, the car can be used as a mobile office as the “bridge-type” center console has parallel bars that allow a laptop to be securely placed on top of them. Hyundai also briefly showed a “smart table,” which can be outfitted to help further increase productivity.
U.S. Launch Scheduled For Early 2023
Wrapping things up is an assortment of driver assistance systems such as Smart Cruise Control, Highway Driving Assist, and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with emergency braking. Buyers will also find Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, High Beam Assist, and Evasive Steering Assist.
They’re joined by Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, a Blind-Spot View Monitor, Safe Exit Warning, and Remote Smart Parking Assist 2. Hyundai didn’t stop there as the model also has a Surround View Monitor, Forward/Side/Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 will go into production in the third quarter and be available in a handful of markets by the end of the year. U.S. specifications are slated to be announced in December and the model will be launched in America in the first quarter of 2023 as a 2024 model. Hyundai hopes to offer the car in most states, although supply constraints could limit availability.
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