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Poll: Which high-end desktop platform has you most interested?
— 2:09 PM on August 8, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. The Summer of Hardware is in full swing, and the pace of product announcements in the CPU and graphics card world has barely...

Poll Question: • Which high-end desktop platform has you most interested?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: How has the Ethereum craze affected your graphics card plans?
— 1:12 PM on July 5, 2017

The many Radeons and GeForces in the TR labs aren't being harnessed for the Ethereum cryptocurrency craze, but many other prospective tycoons have been buying...

Poll Question: • How has the Ethereum craze affected your graphics card plans?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Poll: How much did you spend on your last CPU?
— 8:30 AM on April 5, 2017

In the wake of AMD's Ryzen 7 launch, PC enthusiasts have been hotly debating the value proposition of CPUs that sell for $300 and...

Poll Question: • How much did you spend on your last CPU?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: How are Kaby Lake and Ryzen shaping your PC-building plans?
— 8:52 AM on February 2, 2017

Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs are out now, and AMD's Ryzen CPUs are slated for a first-quarter release. With those winds of change blowing, we figure...

Poll Question: • How are Kaby Lake and Ryzen shaping your PC-building plans?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: What generation of Intel CPU powers your main PC?
— 11:40 AM on November 23, 2016

The tea leaves suggest next year will bring significant new products from Intel and AMD in the desktop CPU space. As we start...

Poll Question: • What generation of Intel CPU is in your main PC?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: Are you planning to upgrade to a GTX 1060 or RX 480?
— 9:06 AM on July 20, 2016

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 is available now, and it's joining a heated battle with AMD's Radeon RX 480 in the $200-$250 price range....

Poll Question: • Are you planning to upgrade to a GTX 1060 or RX 480?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Poll: Will you be upgrading to Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080?
— 4:10 PM on May 18, 2016

The first round of reviews are in, and it looks like the GeForce GTX 1080 really has taken the single-GPU graphics performance crown—at least...

Poll Question: • Will you be upgrading to Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Poll: Are Skylake CPUs tempting you to upgrade?
— 5:44 PM on August 17, 2015

It's been almost two weeks since Intel's Skylake enthusiast CPUs hit the market. We know how they perform, and we have a good idea...

Poll Question: • Are Skylake CPUs and Z170 motherboards tempting you to upgrade?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

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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: 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: 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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