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What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?
— 9:43 AM on June 22, 2015

Windows 10 arrives about a month from now, and many of you have no doubt seen the little "reserve your copy of Windows 10"...

Poll Question: • What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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What do you trust more: mechanical or solid-state storage?
— 9:52 AM on April 6, 2015

SSDs are slowly taking over the PC storage industry. They've become the default in slim mobile systems and are increasingly working their way into desktops....

Poll Question: • What do you trust more?

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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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'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'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: What's the world's fastest graphics card?
— 11:48 AM on March 30, 2011

As you may have heard, there's somewhat of a controversy brewing over whether AMD or Nvidia has a legitimate claim to offering the "world's fastest...

Poll Question: • World's fastest graphics card?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Poll: How much storage is enough for a system drive?
— 10:26 AM on March 16, 2011

In the PC storage world, 2011 looks primed to be the year of the SSD. Drives continue to get cheaper, the latest models look...

Poll Question: • How much storage is enough for a system drive?

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Poll: What's your pick of upcoming games?
— 11:18 AM on February 24, 2011

We're set for a bumper crop of top-flight games in 2011, and the toughest part of the story may simply be choosing which games to...

Poll Question: • Game you're most anticipating

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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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 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: Which mid-range graphics card would you buy?
— 12:15 PM on October 27, 2010

After a brief reprieve, our weekly poll returns with a vengeance. With our review of AMD's new Radeon 6850 and 6870 graphics cards...

Poll Question: • Which mid-range graphics card would you buy?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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