PCGH 05/2022 (#259): FSR 2.0, RSR & VSR, Geforce & Radeon Tuning Guide, Steam Deck, NFT, NAS tips explained, and more

Print PCGH: a quick glimpse into the salient points of the problem

Here is an overview of the most important articles – the full content of the magazine can be found below.

  • a test: Steam Deck Verification
  • construction suggestion: APU Built With Ryzen 7 5700G
  • setting: RTX 2060/3050 and RX 6500 XT
  • clinic: AMD Driver with New FSR 2.0, RSR and VSR Upgrade
  • in the exam: Intel Core i7-12700, i3-12100F, 5 x new gaming laptops, 12 x headphones/headphones
  • Knowledge: Environmental hazard semiconductors
  • Knowledge: NFTs . explained
  • clinic: What can you do with a NAS?
  • Knowledge: History of the Microsoft operating system
  • On DVD: “Valley Train” and Huge file of 200 pages All related articles from 2014 until today about Water Coolers, Pumps, Hoses & Co.

The new edition will be available digitally from April 1 and in kiosks from April 6 and contains PCGH’s usual mix of established product tests, practical articles with tips and how-to articles – there’s something for everyone interested in PCs. welcome reactions can in our area Collection theme for 05/22 version to give. The main themes of the 259th edition of PCGH:

New AMD Software Update With Driver 22.3.1

Radeon is now called AMD Software and has greatly increased in terms of its usefulness. “Super precision” is an exciting leitmotif – the curtain on RSR, VSR and FSR.

Tuning the RTX 2060, RTX 3050, and RX 6500 XT

Not necessarily the RTX 3090 & Co: We took three smaller models and improved upon the RTX 3050, RTX 2060 12 GiB, and RX 6500 XT.

New Intel processors: Core i7-12700…

With 12 cores and only 65 watts on top: is that possible? We had some problems testing the i7-12700, but we can also draw positive conclusions from the processor. analysis.

…, analysis and testing of the smaller i3-12100F

Could the quad core still exist between 12 and 16 cores in 2022? We tested the smallest Alder Lake processor and compared it to the really big one.

Steam Deck Check – Is the hype justified?

The new vision of the Linux-based steam engine is called Steam Deck. In our hands-on testing, we’ll take a closer look at whether the new laptop will impress Valve’s new attempt at hardware or whether it will be its next flop.

Do you play without a graphics card? When is building an APU worth it?

Although graphics cards are slowly dropping in price, it can’t be talked about cheap. Play sessions are also possible with the APU build as a temporary solution – with compromises. We present the proposal to build an APU with the Ryzen 7 5700G.

NAS only as a data box is not clear?

An inconspicuous black box can be much more than an external data source in your home network. We show eight useful functions that come with such a small server.

WTF are NFTs?

After some sales with eye-catching profit margins, the irreplaceable tokens appear on everyone’s lips. But often the expectations are greater than the knowledge of it. What is it all about NFTs? PCGH illuminates.

Environmental risks of semiconductor production?

The demand for chips is growing around the world – and with it the potential impact on the environment and climate. We look at many problem areas and how companies in the semiconductor industry deal with them.

Windows History: A Window on the PC World

The world’s most widely used desktop operating system has been around since 1985. It’s time for a small journey through the turbulent history of Windows.

On the test: 12 x headphones / headphones – a dozen in the chorus

The gaming headset market is still growing despite the current global conditions. In fact, home office and distance are likely to increase demand. We picked 12 different and interesting headphones for our test.

  • AOC GH200
  • Asus ROG Fusion II 500
  • Odyss Penrose
  • Audio Technica ATH-GDL3
  • 150 tablets
  • Epos H6 Pro
  • HP HyperX Orbit S
  • Master and dynamic MG20
  • Razer Kraken V3 Pro
  • Share B2
  • Sharkoon Skiller SGH50
  • Ultrasound single meteor

In the test: 5 x gaming laptops

Thanks to decent competition from AMD and Apple, Intel also woke up from its coma with its laptop CPUs and made huge leaps in efficiency and performance with Alder Lake.

  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA402R)
  • Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 (G533Z)
  • Gigabyte Aero 16 (RP86YE5)
  • MSI GE76 Raider (12UHS)
  • Schenker XMG Neo 15 (XNE15IM21)


Among other things, 05/22 introduces the following topics into the issue: efficiency tuning for three smaller GPUs, new AMD FSR 2.0 upgrade variants, RSR and VSR, Steam Deck checking, NFT hot topic explanation, NAS tips and much more !

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PCGH DVD Content 05/2022

PCGH #259 05/2022 will be published in print on April 6th and as early digital access on April 1st.

PCGH #259 05/2022 will be published in print on April 6th and as early digital access on April 1st.

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Water cooling file content as DVD content

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Full Version: Train Valley

What is the most important thing when traveling by train? comfort? Punctuality? price? Everything is wrong, the most important thing is that the train arrives at the correct station and does not directly crash into another train on the way. At least that’s what Deutsche Bahn usually manages. In Train Valley too, it’s your duty to make sure that the movement of the trains runs smoothly.

In four scenario campaigns (Europe 1830-1980, USA 1840-1960, Russia 1880-1980 and Japan 1900-2020) you connect train stations as effectively and cost-effectively as possible. On different maps with their respective different victory requirements, new stations appear and trains want to send from existing stations – your task then is to connect and manage the timing of the train in a useful way. A similar game principle has recently been used in the independent mini-highway, on which there are highways. In addition to the four campaigns, a sandbox awaits you in the first valley train, where you can unleash random maps.


The full version of Train Valley is free code on Gamesplanet.com. To do this, enter the code on our code card at www.pcgh.de/codes. Enter the code you receive there as a discount code at https://de.gamesplanet.com after you put the game in your cart there. This will change the price to 0€ and you will receive a Steam code for the game after “purchasing”.

Facts about the game

  • Genre: Puzzle / Strategy
  • Publisher: Flazm / META Publishing
  • Release date: September 16, 2015

System requirements

at least: Windows XP, Pentium 4 @ 1.6 GHz / Athlon 1600+, 512 MiB RAM, 750 MB free hard disk space, Geforce 3/ Radeon 8500 (manufacturer information).

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