IO Port Cards Archive

Best 5.1 & 7.1 Channel Internal Sound Cards for Gaming 2019-2020

In the distant past, sound capabilities weren’t a standard feature for motherboards. These days, just about any motherboard you buy will offer onboard sound, just like most motherboards offer onboard graphics. Those free graphics capabilities are widely known to be too feeble to drive Blu-ray content, or to play the latest graphically-intense games. What many people don’t realize is that their free sound capabilities aren’t …

Best PCIe Parallel Adapter Cards

The Parallel port, or as you may know it the “printer port,” was in use with computers as early as 1981. The port remained in use all the way until 1996 when it was superseded by the USB standard. If you were using computers in the 90s, you’ll quickly recognize its massive 25 pin socket. The port was widely used as it was very inexpensive …

Reviews of the Best PCI-Express Riser Card Cables

As gamers look for new and exciting ways to spruce up their cases, manufacturers have started looking for creative ways to design the layout. Just a quick scroll through your favorite PC hardware vendors case listing and it’s clear to see that there is much more on the market than your average, run of the mill ATX cases. This change didn’t happen overnight. As hardware …

Best Internal PCI-Express Video Capture Cards 2019-2020

Having the ability to record or stream video footage can bring an assortment of benefits no matter who you are. Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, an amateur filmmaker, or just someone trying to record their favorite television shows, one of the best ways to do this is with a PCI-express video capture card. Rather than being connected externally via USB or Thunderbolt, a PCI-express video …

In-Depth Review of the AVerMedia GC573 Live Gamer 4K

Streaming and recording games is more popular than ever. About 100 million people subscribe to streaming sites like Twitch. People who aren’t using Twitch may instead be streaming through their console, or uploading straight to YouTube. It’s not hard to find hundreds of people who’ve made jobs out of their gaming, or taken their hobbies to new levels with better hardware. Playing modern games can …