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AMD Radeon VII vs. Nvidia RTX 2080: Which High-End Gaming Card to Buy?

Much as the story has been for the past several years, no matter how hard AMD tries to find a way to beat Nvidia, the GPU behemoth stays a step ahead of the curve. The Radeon VII doesn't have VirtualLink, it isn't capable of real-time ray tracing, it doesn't have a current answer to DLSS, and it is loud in your living room. Add all these factors up, and it's clear the modest number of bonus frames you get in certain 4K games isn't enough to justify the Radeon VII's hefty upfront investment cost, no matter how badly AMD might want it to.

Best Standing Desks 2017

There are several options and features we assessed when picking the best standing desk 2017 for our top five comparison. The staff at Gadget Review have all made the switch because we love the standing desk benefits, as it can help you burn calories, improve your posture, and help your focus during tasks where your mind might start to wander.

Best Stainless Steel Cookware

In this guide, we’re going to break down everything you need to know about the best stainless steel cookware, from what it’s made out of to how you can preserve as long as possible. What is the stainless steel cookware? Well stainless steel cookware is a lot of things: durable, easy to clean, and even easier to cook with – but what sets top of the line pots and pans apart from the rest? 

Best Running Shoes

While it would be impossible to create a list of the “best” running shoes that fit the needs of every individual runner out there, that still hasn’t stopped us at Gadget Review from spending hours of research to help you learn how to choose running shoes, no matter if you’re entering your 10th marathon this year or just want something to help you get in shape over the weekend.

Best Slow Cooker

Not all slow cookers, even the best ones, are created equally.

To find the best slow cooker in 2016, we considered slow cookers of all shapes and sizes, including those with at least four quarts of space in their oval-shaped containers, as well as the option to program multiple heat settings for up to 24 hours at a time either through an LCD display or over a Wemo-connected smartphone app.

Best Small Portable Air Conditioner

If you’re dreading the summer months because you want an air conditioner but don’t have much space to put it in, then it might be time for you to check out our guide to the best small portable air conditioners of 2017! For this list, we wanted to consider air conditioners that truly live up to their “portable” name, measuring no more than 30 inches tall, 18 inches across, and 15 inches deep.

Best Portable Ultrabook

There are a lot of different specs and features that give ultrabooks the right to call themselves “ultra” over regular laptops, but perhaps one of the most unsung aspects is what brought you to our list of the best portable ultrabooks of 2017.

Best Ultrabook Under $500

If you’re in the market for a new laptop and need a productivity powerhouse on a budget, you might be asking yourself: what’s the best ultrabook under $500 in 2016?

With the release of Intel’s latest 7th-generation Core processors, the answer to that question is growing into a longer list by the day. For this list, we wanted to keep our eyes set on ultrabooks that offer a great value for the money, with at least 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and the aforementioned 7th-gen processors.

Best Value Ultrabook

If you’ve been waiting ever-so patiently to upgrade your ultrabook, now is a better time than ever to start shopping for the best value ultrabook in 2017!

As Intel’s latest 7th-generation Core processors begin to roll out to the masses, the new processors offer upwards of 15% more power while cutting their battery usage in half, meaning you can tear through reports at work or games online for hours at a time without worrying about finding a plug in between.

Best Printer for Chromebook

Chromebooks are great for a lot of things, whether it’s writing a paper or browsing the web without worrying about getting infected with malware. But how do you know which is the best printer for Chromebook in 2016? Chromebooks, for all the things they do well, can also be notoriously fickle when it comes to drivers and recognizing third-party hardware without a heap of extra hair-pulling on the side.

Best 2-in-1 Ultrabook

What’s the best 2-in-1 ultrabook in 2016? If you ask a dozen different people you’re likely to get a dozen different answers, but on the whole you want to keep an eye on devices that are able to pack serious specs into a small space, and put them all behind a display that you wouldn’t mind looking at for more than a few hours a day.

Best Portable Air Conditioner for 2017

If you’ve just finished sweating through your third t-shirt of the day and can’t get off your couch because the leather has welded to your skin, it’s probably time to look into the best portable air conditioner for your money in 2017. But what kind of features set some portable A/C units apart from others, and should you pay the extra penny to get them on your next purchase?

Best Home Espresso Machine 2017

Not many people know this; but one of the best ways you can start saving some cash every month is by grabbing one of the best home espresso machines, and let your inner budding barista flourish. When we looked for the best home espresso machine, we considered features like what kind of pump system the machine used, how many bars of pressure it could maintain, whether it was semi-automatic or full, and whether or not it carried its own internal grinder.

Best Projector Screen 2017

So you’ve decided to jump into the realm of serious home theater enthusiasts, picked out your best home theater projector for 2017, and are ready to transform your living room into the ultimate multimedia viewing experience – but what’s next? Why, picking out a projector screen of course! Whether you go electric or manual, tensioned or non-tensioned, there are dozens of different factors and features that separate the best from the rest.

Best Chef Knife 2017

So you’ve watched every season of Top Chef, started up your Blue Apron subscription, and now it’s time to get cooking…but you’re still missing one key ingredient in the mix: the best chef knife of 2017. When it comes to blades in the kitchen, no two hunks of highly-tuned metal are exactly alike, which is why you need to do plenty of research on the various different factors that can separate a $20 CutCo knife from a $400 Shun.

Best 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player

Despite the fact that 4K TVs have been on sale for nearly three years now, it’s only in 2016 that the very first 4K Blu-Ray players finally made their way to shelves so you can enjoy some of your favorite movies and TV shows in their full, high-res glory. Sure, you can stream shows like House of Cards in 4K from Netflix, but video purists will be the first to tell you that the only way to get the true 4K experience (instead of the grainy, compressed version you get from streaming) is with a battle-tested 4K Blu-Ray player.

Best AC Router

AC-equipped wireless routers have been flooding into the market by the handful over the past few years, taking over the dominant spot that was once occupied by lesser technologies like b/g/n. But what exactly is an AC router, and more importantly, which is the best AC router for you?

Best 4K Gaming Monitor 2017

When it comes to PC gaming, there are few components that slip under the radar as often as the monitor. People will spend thousands on the latest CPU and graphics card, only to forget that the monitor is what makes your games really come alive.

When it comes to PC gaming, there are few components that slip under the radar as often as the monitor. People will spend thousands on the latest CPU and graphics card, only to forget that the monitor is what makes your games really come alive.