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  • How We Test: CPU Benchmarks, Misconceptions Explained

    In this explainer we support with data why testing CPU performance with a GPU bottleneck is a bad idea, so you can have a full understanding of our testing methods when reviewing CPUs.

    By Steven Walton on

  • How to Find Your Wi-Fi Passwords in Windows

    Need to give someone your Wi-Fi password but can't find the key on the router? Use your Windows PC and our handy guide to uncover the hidden treasure.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Rendition: Gone But Not Forgotten

    Thirty years ago, PC gamers could choose GPUs from over 10 different makers. The fascinating story of Rendition is one of engineering brilliance and lost opportunities from the golden age of graphics.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • 21+ Programs to Analyze and Benchmark Your Hardware

    We've compiled a list of 21 programs that are great for analyzing or benchmarking your devices -- whether you're into overclocking, tweaking your system, or simply want to see what you've got.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • The Most Anticipated PC Games of 2023

    Our list of the most anticipated games for 2023 is a mix of remakes, new entries from long-dormant series, and a handful of new IPs. We've been waiting for some of these titles for literal years.

    By Rob Thubron on

  • GPU Pricing Update: Hardware Still Overpriced?

    Our monthly GPU pricing update gives us the opportunity to revisit new card launches like the recent RTX 4070 Ti, see how those affect the overall market and where the best GPU deals are.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Computer Tips & Tricks Everyone Should Know

    Hardcore PC users might consider themselves above learning new tricks, but you can always sharpen your skills, and we bet that you'll find at least one useful thing here that you didn't know before.

    By TechSpot Staff on

  • Playing Call of Duty Can Improve Your Driving Skills

    "Playing video games can make you a better driver," it's not exactly what you imagine. Ironically, studies show that first-person shooters like Call of Duty provide more benefits for drivers than driving games do.

    By Cal Jeffrey on

  • Explainer: What is SSD Trimming?

    Trimming is a process that helps to maintain the performance of a solid-state drive over time. Windows and other OS optimize SSDs by using trimming. But what exactly is it and how does it work?

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Cost Per Frame: Best Value Graphics Cards in Early 2023

    With the recent launch of new GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia, it's time to take a look into what graphics cards are the best value right now, using the most up to date pricing in several regions.

    By Tim Schiesser 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

  • 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

  • Nvidia GeForce Now Ultimate vs. New Graphics Card

    Buying a graphics card is becoming very expensive, especially if you're aiming for a high-end GPU. But there may be another option, playing games on the cloud, but does that really work?

    By Rob Thubron on

  • How to Deep Clean Your Keyboard

    I've been using a Das Keyboard exclusively since 2014 without incident. Build quality aside, I credit its longevity to regular maintenance cleanings.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • Compaq: Gone But Not Forgotten

    Computers had finally made the jump from taking up a full room to something that could fit on a desk. In 1982, three entrepreneurs founded Compaq to make a portable IBM-compatible PC, they succeeded.

    By Cal Jeffrey on

  • Essential Apps to Install on your Windows PC or Mac

    You just bought a new laptop, built a new desktop, or are clean installing your OS? Gotta love the taste of a fresh new machine. Now back to productivity Zen with all your apps. Let us help.

    By TechSpot Staff on

  • How to Run Stable Diffusion on Your PC to Generate AI Images

    Stable Diffusion is one the newest AI image generators and is completely open-source. Learn how to use it for image creation, upscaling, and more with our detailed guide.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • The Rise, Fall and Renaissance of AMD

    AMD is one of the world's oldest CPU makers and the subject of polarizing debate among tech enthusiasts for nearly 50 years. Its story makes for a thrilling tale that we examine today.

    By Nick Evanson and Graham Singer on

  • Top 5 Monitors for Nvidia RTX 4090, RTX 4080, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX & 7900 XT GPUs

    If you're upgrading to a new flagship GPU from AMD or Nvidia, you won't want to play games on some crappy old monitor. Harness their full benefits using a top quality display like these 5 recommendations.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Explainer: What is Chip Binning?

    You bought a new CPU and it seems to run cool, so you try a bit of overclocking. The GHz climb higher. Did you hit the silicon jackpot? You've got yourself a binned chip. But what's that exactly?

    By Nick Evanson on

  • GPU Pricing Update: Was AMD's Radeon RX 7000 Launch a Success?

    Our final GPU pricing update of the year brings interesting talk points after new GPUs have landed, how sales of the new graphics cards are going and how they have affected the broader GPU market.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • TechSpot PC Buying Guide: Holidays 2022

    The PC market has changed tremendously in the past few months. New Ryzen, Intel Core CPUs and high-end GPUs, so should you buy the latest and greatest, or settle for more affordable parts?

    By Amir Shoam on

  • Path Tracing vs. Ray Tracing, Explained

    Every few years there's an amazing new technology with the promise of making games ever more realistic. We've had shaders, tessellation, shadow mapping, ray tracing -- and now there's path tracing.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Top 10 Hacks for Microsoft PowerPoint

    For countless people in business, education and entertainment, PowerPoint is the default app for creating presentations. Here are top 10 shortcuts and hacks to help you become a PowerPoint pro.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Enhance and Upscale: FSR 2.2 vs DLSS 2.4 Analysis

    We like to keep up to date with the latest in the world of upscaling, so when FSR 2.2 was brought alongside AMD's RDNA 3, we wanted to see how it compares to the latest version of DLSS.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Top 10 Tech Pranks

    Pranks are awesome. And you're a tech-savvy individual, so it's time that your pranks showed that. We've got some ideas.

    By Devin Kate Pope on

  • Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 CPU and GPU Benchmark

    Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is a new free-to-play battle royale game and today we're taking a look at CPU and GPU performance with a small variety of PC hardware getting benchmarked.

    By Steven Walton on

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

    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