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Alienware celebrates 25 years with new Aurora, finally adding clear side panel

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Alienware announced the new Aurora, which said to be 16% quieter and 5% faster -- even using the same hardware.
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Acer’s first Alder Lake gaming desktop is crazy powerful and coming soon

Acer just announced the Orion 7000, which is its first gaming desktop to sport an Intel Alder Lake chip. And it looks like a monster of the machine.
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Intel says it may not have enough Arc Alchemist cards to meet demand

Arc Alchemist is right around the corner, but Intel isn't interested in dodging the GPU shortage that has left many gamers without a card for over a year.
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AMD warns that Windows 11 slows games by up to 15%

Windows 11 is causing some problems for gamers, especially on AMD processors. You could see up to a 15% downgrade on the new operating system.
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Is the Surface Laptop Studio a legit gaming laptop? Here’s why (and why not)

The Surface Laptop Studio isn't built for gaming, but it packs enough of a punch to get me excited. Here are four reasons why, and one reason why not.
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First Alder Lake gaming benchmarks leak — here’s why you shouldn’t believe them

The first leaked Alder Lake gaming benchmarks are here, and they show big gains over AMD. But you shouldn't take them at face value. Here's why.
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3 easy ways to drastically improve your PC’s performance

If your PC is feeling slow, don't worry. There's more than one way to help speed it up. Here are three ways you can increase the performance in Windows.
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The best games to benchmark your PC in 2022

Benchmarking your PC isn't as simple as booting up a game and measuring the frame rate. You need one of the best games to benchmark for PC for reliable results.
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Microsoft fixes Windows 11 PC Health Check app, extends processor compatibility

Microsoft is bringing back the controversial Windows 11 PC Health Check app with some big changes to make sure there are no false positives.
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Demand for PCs will stay strong in 2021, but the future doesn’t look as bright

IDC predicts the overall demand for PCs to continue growing throughout 2021.
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Alt+Tab broken by Windows 10 update? Here’s how to fix it

A recent Windows 10 update is causing some issues with Alt + Tab on some PCs. Here's how to fix the problem before Microsoft does.
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XeSS is Intel’s answer to Nvidia DLSS, and it has one big advantage

Intel has shared more details on its A.I.-assisted supersampling tech, XeSS. And it has one big feature to tackle Nvidia's DLSS.
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Why hybrid? Intel reveals how Alder Lake will balance efficiency and performance

For Intel's new Alder Lake processors, hybrid technology is about more than just efficiency.
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First Intel Arc graphics card has two key features to compete with Nvidia and AMD

Intel's first graphics card finally has a name, and its set to arrive in 2022. More importantly, it includes two key features to take on Nvidia and AMD.
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The most important personal computers in history, ranked

Forty years ago this week, the iconic IBM PC made its debut. In honor of this game-changing tech anniversary, we ranked the most important PCs of all time
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This awesome Xbox gaming feature is coming to both Windows 11 and Windows 10

DirectStorage was originally announced as an exclusive feature for Windows 11. A recent blog post says that it's coming to Windows 10 machines, too.
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The best 4K video editing PC build for under $1,000

With our best 4K video editing PC build for under $1,000, you can keep your Premiere timeline smooth without taking out a loan.
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The best $500 PC build for video editing

You can't edit 4K for under $500, but you can edit 1080p video. Our best $500 PC build for video editing can help speed up your Premiere timeline.
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Microsoft has fixed a huge frustration with the Windows 11 system requirements

Microsoft fixed a big frustration with the PC Health Check app so that it actually explains why your PC is not able to run the new Windows 11.
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You DO NOT want to miss this Prime Day Razer gaming mouse deal

Razer's PC Gaming peripherals don't go on sale often, so imagine our surprise when we found the DeathAdder V2 Gaming Mouse on sale during Amazon Prime Day!
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Acer brings a powerful update to its Predator Orion PC gaming desktops

Acer is releasing new versions of its flagship pre-built gaming desktops. The new PCs now feature an 11th Gen Intel Core CPU and RTX 30-series GPU.
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CyberPowerPC is selling a gaming PC with the first discrete Intel graphics card

CyberPowerPC is the first system builder to start using Intel's first discrete graphics card -- whether it was supposed to or not.
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HP launches a work-from-home PC to take on the new iMac

Though it may look like Apple's redesigned iMac, HP's EliteOne 800 all-in-one is an enterprise desktop with A.I. smarts made for video calls.
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Asus teases release date of powerful Tiger Lake-H gaming laptops

A teaser on the Asus ROG Twitter account tells gamers to unleash the tiger, a reference to Intel's Tiger Lake-H processors that are expected to launch soon.
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Dell XPS 8940 SE Desktop review: The do-it-all PC

Don’t let Dell’s XPS Desktop compact size and unassuming good looks fool you -- this home PC punches above its weight class, both literally and metaphorically.
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The best PC accessories

There are thousands of useful PC accessories out there, so finding the right ones for you isn't always easy. We've put together a list of the best of the best.
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Civilization VI: All 42 leaders and cultures

Civilization VI is a dense game, but you can ease the learning curve by understanding all of the cultures and leaders. Here's every culture available in Civ VI.
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How to pair Apple AirPods with a Windows PC

Those who prefer to blend brands don't need to worry, because Apple's AirPods can be paired with a Windows PC. Here's how to easily make a Bluetooth connection.
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How to reinstall Windows 10

No operating system is immune to hiccups, errors, and software installation issues. Thankfully, we've put together a great guide on how to reinstall Windows 10.
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You can now buy Razer’s compact Tomahawk desktop starting at $2,399

Razer's Tomahawk desktop is now available to buy, but it will set you back $2,399. A version with Nvidia's flagship GeForce RTX 3080 is priced at $3,199.
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Leaked image reveals future Intel exascale chips with PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory

Leaked diagrams reveal that Intel could support PCI Express 5.0 and DDR5 memory on its 4th-Gen Xeon processor, code-named Sapphire Rapids.
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Why the laptop you want to buy could be out of stock all year

It's not just gamers who are being squeezed by component shortages. Lenovo claimed that unprecedented demands have caused its PC inventory to dwindle.

More G-Sync Ultimate monitors could be coming with Nvidia’s lower requirements

Nvidia lowered a key requirement for G-Sync Ultimate certification. With lower brightness requirements, more monitors may qualify for the Ultimate branding.
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The best Cyber Week PC deals for 2020

Save plenty with these extended Cyber Week PC deals on desktop towers and components, and learn more about what to look for when making a purchase.