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  • GPU Architecture Deep Dive: AMD RDNA 3, Intel Arc Alchemist and Nvidia Ada Lovelace

    Three vendors. Three new architectures. Three approaches to GPU design. Join us as we dive right into their semiconductor hearts and see how Ada Lovelace, Alchemist, and RDNA 3 contrast and compare.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • The History of the Modern Graphics Processor

    3D graphics turned a dull PC industry into a light and magic show. TechSpot's look at the history of the GPU goes from the early days of 3D, to game-changing hardware, and industry's consolidation.

    By Graham Singer on

  • Mastering Multiple Monitors in Windows

    Using additional monitors is a great way to help improve your productivity when using your computer. Here's our simple guide to setting up multi-monitor displays in Windows.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Nokia: The Story of the Once-Legendary Phone Maker

    Most people who hear the word "Nokia" associate it with mobile phones, but there's a convoluted history to tell since the company's humble beginnings over 150 years ago and many reinventions.

    By Adrian Potoroaca on

  • A Rocky Launch: Gamers Are Not Buying Nvidia's RTX 4080

    The launch of Nvidia's RTX 4080 has not gone well, with weak demand for the high-end GPU which is unusual. That said, it's been an interesting month for the GPU market despite the slower movement.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Magically Master Your Mouse Movement

    Struggling with sluggish scrolling or muted movement? Default settings causing rodent rage? Read our quick guide to changing your mouse's sensitivity and other settings in Windows.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • 5 Adobe PDF Reader Alternatives That Do More for Free

    There are several free PDF editors that include functionality that Adobe's Reader doesn't, such as merging two PDFs, rotating a page, and many others. This guide will help you choose the best tool for you.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • Can You Build a Gaming PC for $1,000?

    It's been tough for anyone wanting a decent gaming PC the past few years. Parts were in short supply and expensive. But with the market more settled, can you finally build a gaming PC for $1000?

    By Nick Evanson on

  • microSD and SD Card Buying Guide

    We break down all the codes and ratings of microSD and SD cards and offer the best choices available. You might be surprised by the broad availability of high-speed, large capacity flash memory.

    By TechSpot Staff on

  • Sound Cards: Worth Buying or Just a Niche Product?

    When almost every motherboard comes with decent onboard audio, is there any need to buy a sound card? To resolve this conundrum, we weigh up all the facts. The answer may surprise you.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Silicon Graphics: Gone But Not Forgotten

    At its peak in the 1990s, Silicon Graphics had legendary status among 3D and graphic designers who leveraged the unique power of these workstations that were at cutting edge of visual computing.

    By Cal Jeffrey on

  • How to Add Fonts to Windows (and Where to Find Them)

    Choosing the right font is important for readability, impression, and impact. In this guide, we'll show you where you can source some awesome free fonts and quickly install them.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Cyrix: Gone But Not Forgotten

    Precursor chip maker Cyrix brought the world of personal computing to millions in the form of attainable budget PCs, only to be killed by its best product and its inability to run a popular game.

    By Adrian Potoroaca on

  • 10 Games to Work Out Your GPU to the Max

    There are plenty of amazing games with incredible graphics that will push your GPU to its absolute limit. Here are ten great choices, along with tips for settings, for graphics card calisthenics!

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Nvidia DLSS 2 vs Intel XeSS vs AMD FSR 2 on Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon GPUs

    A deep dive into Intel's XeSS technology to see whether it's worth using on Nvidia and AMD hardware and how it competes against Nvidia's DLSS and AMD's FSR.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • The Most Memorable Overclocking-Friendly CPUs

    Enthusiasts have been pushing the limits of silicon for as long as microprocessors have existed. These are but a few of the landmark processors revered for their overclocking prowess.

    By Graham Singer on

  • What Ever Happened to The Million Dollar Homepage?

    What are pixels? The display on your screen is made of them, but are they real estate? In 2005, Alex Tew thought they were, and became a millionaire.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • Which iPad Model Should You Get? Late 2022 Update

    If you are buying a new iPad, you may find there are many more options than before. The iPad Pros differ in more than size, the Air and Mini are around, and there's two generations of standard iPads.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • The Rise of Power: Are CPUs and GPUs Becoming Too Energy Hungry?

    Every few years new processors with ever-higher demands for energy are launched. Is 250W for a CPU too high? 450W for a GPU? Let's peel off the heatsinks to look at the truth behind power numbers.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Explainer: What Are Processor Threads?

    Modern PCs have CPUs that can handle anywhere from 4 to 32 threads, simultaneously, thanks to developments in chip design and manufacturing. But what exactly are threads and why are they so important?

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Gateway 2000: Gone But Not Forgotten

    What does a cattle ranch have in common with computers? Admittedly not much, but that didn't stop two college dropouts from capitalizing on the concept and reshape PC purchases in the 1990s.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • Are We Reaching GPU Normalcy? The Answer Is (Almost) Yes

    It's time for another look at graphics card pricing and this month it's particularly exciting as we enter a new generation of GPU hardware. So what impact has that had on other GPUs?

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Nvidia DLSS 3: Fake Frames or Big Gains?

    Nvidia is making some pretty bold claims around DLSS 3, like the ability to 3x-4x performance with RTX 40 GPUs. Let's explore this new technology and see if it's a true next-gen selling point.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Top 10 Hacks for Microsoft Excel

    Millions use Excel to handle all kinds of office and productivity tasks, so here are some of the top 10 shortcuts, tips, and hacks that will help you on your way to becoming an Excel pro.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • A Look at the Possible Future of 3D Graphics: How More Real Than Real Can You Get?

    With CPUs and GPUs continuing to get more powerful with each new generation, the push for ever more realistic graphics in blockbuster games shows no signs of slowing down.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • The Best Portable Apps for Your Software Toolbox

    Portable apps usually offer the same functionality as the regular versions of your favorite software, but without any installers involved. That means you can run them directly from a USB drive or a cloud folder synced across PCs.

    By TechSpot Staff on

  • The Analog Embrace: How Some Experiences Are Surviving the Digital Age

    Zeroes and ones were promised to be the future, a digital media has taken over, but in some situations customers are returning to analog experiences in search of something more tangible.

    By Sami Haj-Assaad on

  • GPU Mining Is Dead, Where Are My Cheap GPUs?

    Let's talk GPU prices and this month's update is very interesting because of two key factors: the first, Nvidia just launched new GeForce 40 series graphics cards; and second, GPU mining is now dead.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • How to Upgrade your Laptop's RAM

    One noob-friendly option to speed up your system is to upgrade your RAM. This tutorial explains all the essentials step by step. And the best part is, it's fairly easy to do for all.

    By Matthew Bio on

  • We Bought the Cheapest DDR5 RAM Modules We Could Find, Are They Any Good?

    We've got to admit that when we purchased these cheap 8GB DDR5-4800 memory sticks, we did so expecting them to be pretty bad and much slower than our DDR4-3200 memory in most instances. But surprise.

    By Steven Walton on