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Why it's an awful time to buy a graphics card

They aren't announced yet, but high-end, next-gen graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia appear right around the corner. You don't want buyer's remorse on an $800 purchase.

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Intel teases 'something big' is coming September 2

Will Intel launch its Tiger Lake CPU and Xe GPU at the September event?

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Latest Radeon Software driver makes it easy to report bugs to AMD

If you run into an issue with your Radeon graphics card, a new bug report tool in Radeon Software makes it easy to let AMD know the specifics.

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Nvidia bundles Death Stranding for PC with GeForce RTX graphics cards

Through the end of July, buying a GeForce RTX 20-series graphics card will get you a free Steam code for Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding as well.

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PCWorld's July Digital Magazine: The $1,001 Question

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android, iOS, and your web browser.

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How to check your graphics card's GPU temperature

Knowing your graphics card's GPU temperature is vital when your PC keeps overheating, or when you try your hand at overclocking. Here's how to check your GPU temperature.

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'Significant and fundamental' Windows tweak sets the stage for GPU innovation

Windows 10's new hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling feature is "a significant and fundamental change to the driver model," Microsoft says, letting graphics chips control their memory more directly.

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Cyberpunk 2077 goes all-in on ray tracing and Nvidia's DLSS 2.0

Cyberpunk 2077 will have four different real-time ray tracing effects at launch, as well as Nvidia's impressive performane-boosting DLSS 2.0 technology.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics cards are now the first DirectX 12 Ultimate GPUs

Nvidia's Game Ready 451.48 drivers make GeForce RTX GPUs fully DirectX 12 Ultimate compliant, and unlock a new Windows GPU scheduling feature.

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Apple updates 16-inch MacBook Pro graphics with AMD Radeon Pro 5600M GPU with integrated HBM2 memory

The new graphics option is 75 percent faster than the Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory.

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For Pac-Man's 40th birthday, Nvidia uses AI to make new levels

Nvidia's GameGAN technology created fully functional Pac-Man levels after watching 50,000 matches. Nvidia hopes the tech will eventually help developers make games faster.

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Adobe flips on GPU-accelerated encoding for Premiere Pro, and wow it's fast

Adobe's Premiere Pro finally supports hardware encoding support for Nvidia and AMD GPUs, letting your render H.264 and HEVC videos much faster than on the CPU alone.

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The best graphics cards for PC gaming: Nvidia's new Ampere GPUs aren't for gamers yet

These are the best graphics cards that PC gamers can buy today from Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon.

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PCWorld's May Digital Magazine: Ryzen 4000 vs. Comet Lake H

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android, iOS, and your web browser.

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Nvidia releases 5 more free ray-traced Minecraft worlds

Minecraft is the surprising new standard-bearer for real-time ray tracing and Nvidia's DLSS 2.0 technology. Today Nvidia released 5 new worlds to showcase the luscious lighting effects.

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Nvidia's bleeding-edge Ampere GPU architecture revealed: 5 things PC gamers need to know

Nvidia revealed its next-gen Ampere graphics architecture on Thursday in the form of the A100 data center GPU. PC gamers can glean a lot about future GeForce graphics cards from the announcement.

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Ampere's coming: Nvidia CEO pulls 'world's largest graphics card' out of an oven before GTC keynote

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang pulled 'the world's largest graphics card' out of an oven in a YouTube teaser, mere days before the next-gen Ampere GPU architecture is expected to be revealed during the GTC 2020 digital keynote.

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Shop carefully: Some Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards are much faster than others

Thanks to a last-second VBIOS upgrade, some Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards are much faster than others. Here's what you need to know, and how to make sure yours is upgraded.

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