How we test PC gaming hardware

We put a whole heap of different technological goodies through their paces here at PC Gamer, and we work hard to make sure that all our testing is reliable, repeatable, trustworthy, and ultimately fair. 

It’s not just about how fast a given component might be, or what fancy RGB lighting has been arrayed around a product, we’re PC gamers at heart and we need to know how it’s going to work in-game and how it’s going to work for you, our readers. Value is always a key part of our testing methodology; whether it’s the latest graphics card, some shiny new streaming mic, or hyperfast gaming monitor, tech needs to make sense at the checkout as well as on your desktop.