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What's your biggest PC bottleneck?
— 9:52 AM on September 12, 2014

Modern PCs are incredibly powerful. They have multi-core CPUs, massively parallel graphics processors, gobs of memory, and...

Poll Question: • What's your biggest PC bottleneck?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Memory

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Which upcoming Intel desktop CPU revs your motor?
— 11:48 AM on March 21, 2014

Ok, folks, we know Intel is planning to release four new types of CPUs that are directly targeted at PC enthusiasts. The tough question...

Poll Question: • Which upcoming Intel desktop CPU revs your motor the most?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: What do you use to apply thermal paste?
— 12:24 PM on October 16, 2012

Back in the day, applying thermal compound was a fine art. I used to spend entirely too much time making sure the surface of...

Poll Question: • What do you use to apply thermal paste?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Poll: What will happen first?
— 12:39 PM on May 30, 2012

It's time to peer into our crystal balls and predict the future. There are a number of things in the tech industry that should—or at...

Poll Question: • What will happen first?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Operating systems

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Poll: To which new chip are you most looking forward?
— 3:34 PM on November 17, 2011

One of the best—and worst—things about the PC industry is the steady trickle of new technology. There's always something better coming just around the corner,...

Poll Question: • I'm most looking forward to:

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Poll: What do you think of Bulldozer?
— 11:22 AM on October 12, 2011

In case you haven't noticed, Bulldozer is out. Our review of the first desktop implementations of AMD's all-new microarchitecture isn't terribly positive. ...

Poll Question: • Bulldozer is:

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: Gauging Bulldozer's performance prospects
— 12:39 PM on September 21, 2011

If you believe the latest rumors, AMD's Bulldozer-based Zambezi processors will debut in just a few weeks. It's about time. More than...

Poll Question: • The fastest Bulldozer CPU will be competitive with the:

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: What's the best CPU/GPU hybrid?
— 11:59 AM on July 6, 2011

After years of talk about how CPUs and GPUs are on a collision course, we finally have numerous examples of the two components sharing silicon...

Poll Question: • Best CPU/GPU hybrid:

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Poll: Where does Llano have the best chance against Sandy Bridge?
— 1:18 PM on April 6, 2011

Earlier this week, AMD revealed that it has begun production shipments of 32-nm Llano APUs. This second wave of Fusion APUs combines integrated...

Poll Question: • Where does Llano have the best chance against Sandy Bridge?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: What's the best new web browser?
— 12:25 PM on March 23, 2011

In the last few weeks, we've been treated to a bevvy of major browser releases: Chrome 10, Internet Explorer 9, and Firefox 4. If...

Poll Question: • What's the best web browser?

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Poll: What's the worst PC hardware bug?
— 11:49 AM on February 3, 2011

Intel's 6-series chipset bug has dominated the headlines this week, and for good reason. The flaw has been traced back to a single transistor...

Poll Question: • Worst PC hardware bug?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Storage

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Poll: How do you get most of your video content?
— 12:05 PM on January 27, 2011

Video content is available from a wide variety of sources these days. A lot of it is still broadcast over the airwaves or via...

Poll Question: • How do you get most of your video content?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: Are you upgrading to Sandy Bridge?
— 12:46 PM on January 19, 2011

Sandy Bridge is here, and it's very fast indeed. Better yet, you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for Intel's...

Poll Question: • Upgrading to Sandy Bridge?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: How big is your CPU fan?
— 1:14 PM on December 2, 2010

As CPUs have become more power efficient, the fans used to cool them have grown in size. That might seem counter-intuitive, but it speaks...

Poll Question: • How big is your CPU fan?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Poll: Will Bulldozer deliver?
— 2:06 PM on August 25, 2010

In case you missed it yesterday, AMD revealed a great many details about the new Bulldozer architecture that will underpin the company's next generation...

Poll Question: • Will Bulldozer deliver?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: Processor voltage madness
— 3:43 PM on April 9, 2010

Today's processors, especially Intel chips with Turbo Boost, do a reasonably nice job of keeping power consumption down when they're idle and maximizing performance when...

Poll Question: • The processor in my primary system is:

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: What are you most looking forward to?
— 5:38 PM on July 29, 2009

Looking at the latest roadmaps, both official and not, it's hard to be indifferent about the wave of shiny new products coming this year. We...

Poll Question: • What are you most looking forward to?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Windows

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Poll: Does Intel's Atom provide a good user experience?
— 3:53 PM on April 21, 2009

Intel's Atom processor took the world of low-cost PCs by storm last year, and it's accelerated the decline of traditional systems with more expensive,...

Poll Question: • What do you think of the user experience on Atom-based systems?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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