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Poll: How important is USB 3.0?
— 1:38 PM on September 8, 2010

After making its debut on high-end motherboards, USB 3.0 is quickly trickling down to more affordable boards and making its way into notebooks. It's...

Poll Question: • USB 3.0 is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Mobile computing

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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: Your next desktop motherboard form factor
— 1:53 PM on July 28, 2010

When I first started building PCs, the only motherboards worth considering were ATX models. Back then, you had to go full-size to get a...

Poll Question: • What motherboard form factor will anchor your next desktop PC?

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Poll: Do you have a home-theater PC?
— 12:03 PM on July 14, 2010

With the exception of my desktop, the next most often-used PC in my home sits in the living room. I've had one in there for...

Poll Question: • Do you have a home-theater PC?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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Poll: What audio setup do you game with?
— 12:01 PM on April 22, 2010

Our look at Psyko's 5.1-channel gaming headphones this morning has made us wonder... how many PC gamers actually use surround-sound setups? Even the most...

Poll Question: • Poll: What audio setup do you usually game with?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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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: Enterprise IT hardware and you
— 12:14 PM on March 25, 2010

We tend to focus a bit more on the consumer side of the PC hardware business, but there's a whole other world out there—that of...

Poll Questions: • How would you describe your level of involvement with the IT hardware in your workplace, including engineering/design, procurement, upgrades, repairs, maintenance and the like? • Have you been directly involved with the purchase or installation of a new server at your workplace in the last year? • How many PCs, workstations, or servers do you have responsibility for or control over at work? • How large is the annual IT budget at your company or organization (best guess, if not sure)? • Do you use a virtualization application in your workplace? • Which brand of server has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Which brand of workstation has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Which brand of laptop has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Do you use enterprise-class hardware to build or upgrade PCs or servers in your home?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: What sort of pants do you wear to work or school?
— 4:14 PM on January 25, 2010

As we brave the lull leading up to Apple's tablet announcement, we thought we'd update our front page with a fresh poll. This time, our...

Poll Question: • What sort of pants do you wear to work or school?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: Do aesthetics ever influence your component selection?
— 1:52 PM on January 14, 2010

If one thing demarks enthusiast components from other computer hardware, it has to be their aesthetics. Whether you're looking at elegant copper heatsinks, motherboards...

Poll Question: • Do aesthetics ever influence your component selection?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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: How much did your motherboard cost?
— 3:41 PM on May 18, 2009

Pay a premium for a better processor or graphics card, and there's a good chance you'll get better performance in return. Do the same when...

Poll Question: • How much did your mobo cost when you bought it?

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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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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Poll: If you were building a PC now, what socket would you choose?
— 4:10 PM on March 27, 2009

In both our latest system guide and our processor value comparo, we pointed out that AMD's Socket AM2+ and AM3 platforms actually have...

Poll Question: • If you were building yourself a PC now, what socket would you choose?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Poll: How will the Phenom II do against the competition?
— 5:22 PM on December 2, 2008

Now that we've taken a look at the performance of AMD's 45nm Opterons, we can better guess how upcoming Phenom II processors will do...

Poll Question: • AMD's Phenom II processor will:

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: At what clock speed does your main PC's CPU run?
— 11:54 AM on October 29, 2008

Our PCs all have different processors with different numbers of cores, different cache sizes, and different architectures. Right now, however, one factor can determine everyday...

Poll Question: • At what clock speed does your main PC's CPU run?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Friday night topic: Who's worse, Costner or Cruise?
— 8:32 PM on July 11, 2008

Ok, this one is blatantly ripped from Joe Posnanski, but it had to be done.  The question of the evening is: Who's the worse...

Poll Question: • Worse actor?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: How many CPU cores will your next PC have?
— 1:39 PM on June 12, 2008

With quad-core processors available for less than $200 and six- and eight-core CPUs on the way next year, the core race is well in progress....

Poll Question: • How many CPU cores will your next PC have?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: Will you get a Blu-ray player now?
— 3:10 PM on March 18, 2008

So, it's over. The HD DVD camp has admitted defeat, and Blu-ray has emerged as the victorious high-definition disc format, promising to take us...

Poll Question: • Now that HD DVD has lost, will you get a Blu-ray player?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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