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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's your favorite system for gaming in the living room?
— 11:40 AM on December 30, 2013

Desktop PCs are great for gaming. However, some of us would rather play in the living room, where we can sink into a couch,...

Poll Question: • Favorite gaming system for the living room?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Poll: To which release are you most looking forward?
— 5:10 PM on September 30, 2013

Between all our reviews and news, not to mention reader meetups, we've kinda been neglecting our front-page poll. Today, we're freshening things up...

Poll Question: • To which release are you most looking forward?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Game consoles Operating systems

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Which game is the new champ of PC visuals?
— 2:12 PM on May 17, 2013

If you've seen the latest round of games, you'll know what I mean when I say that we've clearly entered a new era in PC...

Poll Question: • What's the best-looking PC game?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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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: Where do you most want a high-DPI display?
— 12:17 PM on March 28, 2012

High-DPI screens are all the rage these days. Apple deserves credit for starting the trend with the Retina display on the iPhone 4, and...

Poll Question: • I most want a high-DPI display on my:

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Poll: How will Kepler fare against the Radeon HD 7970?
— 4:05 PM on January 25, 2012

If you've been paying attention to the GPU scene, you'll know that AMD's next-generation graphics architecture has already arrived in the Radeon HD 7970....

Poll Question: • Kepler's gaming performance will be:

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Poll: What's the best PC game of 2011?
— 1:20 PM on December 8, 2011

This holiday season has been a busy one on the PC gaming front. Looking back, so has the year as a whole. We've...

Poll Question: • Best PC game of 2011?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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: Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3?
— 12:08 PM on November 9, 2011

Modern Warfare 3 looks like it's going to set all kinds of records for the biggest entertainment launch in history. It's not the only...

Poll Question: • I'd rather play:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Poll: What's the best premium upgrade?
— 12:29 PM on November 3, 2011

When upgrading their PCs, most enthusiasts seem to focus on swapping in faster CPUs and graphics cards. The CPU has the biggest impact on...

Poll Question: • Best premium upgrade:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Displays Input devices

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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: How should PC games deliver higher-quality art assets?
— 12:27 PM on October 5, 2011

A disturbing trend seems to be taking hold in the gaming industry: delays to the PC versions of cross-platform releases that otherwise come out on...

Poll Question: • Would you rather PC games be:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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: The third dimension
— 5:23 PM on July 27, 2011

I went to see the new Harry Potter movie the other day, and predictably, the most convenient screening available at 9 PM on a Saturday...

Poll Question: • When it comes to stereoscopic 3D, I prefer:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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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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