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Do you need an HDMI 2.1 monitor?

Computer monitors that support HDMI 2.1 are beginning to trickle into online retailers, but they're expensive. Do you need one?

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How Intel integrated graphics leveled up while you weren't looking

Intel’s Iris Xe integrated graphics offers surprisingly good gaming chops for thin-and-light laptops, without the cost or weight of discrete options.

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The best benchmarking software for your PC

If you want to test your PC's chops or simply ensure its stability, this is the benchmarking software you'll need. Even better? Most are free.

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Are ultrawide monitors worth it?

An ultrawide monitor provides several benefits that enhance both work and play—but there are some drawbacks you should know about.

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HDR gaming on PC: Everything you need to know

Awesome HDR gaming is still difficult to achieve on a Windows PC, but it's not impossible—and the eye-searing visuals are definitely worth it. Here's what to pay attention to.

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Microsoft, partners launch 'Designed for Xbox' 4K displays

If you're looking for a TV or Xbox specifically optimized for Xbox gaming, Microsoft and its partners Phillips, Acer, and Asus have three "Designed for Xbox" 4K displays for you to buy.

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PCWorld's June Digital Magazine: How to spot an online scam

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

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Need a gaming monitor? These Prime Day deals should not be missed

Amazon is selling the incredible 49-inch Samsung CRG9 for just $900. And that's just one of four great deals.

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How to change your monitor's refresh rate (and why gamers should check pronto)

High refresh rate monitors are fantastic, but if you don't set them up correctly they can't live up to their potential.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti review: A GPU for wild times

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is a decent graphics card that would be hard to recommend in normal times, but we're not in normal times.

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Snag a Samsung 24-inch 1080p curved FreeSync gaming monitor today for $130

Newegg is taking $40 off the price of this sweet 24-inch curved 1080p Samsung gaming monitor, but only today.

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I've fallen in love with this Asus miniLED 4K panel

I'm in love with the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX. It's a gaming monitor that's equally useful for work, so you don't have to compromise. But you do have to open your wallet wide. Really wide.

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EVGA's free Elite Priority Access offers first dibs on a new graphics card

EVGA just added "Priority Access" to its free Elite membership, giving you the chance to queue up for graphics cards and other PC hardware before the masses.

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At what price does a console become better than a gaming PC? | Ask an expert

Today's painful component shortages add an additional layer to the usual advice.

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XFX Radeon RX 6700 XT Merc 319 review: Big, beautiful, and utterly silent

The XFX Merc 319 tames AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT with a massive custom cooler that stays both frosty and utterly silent.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 review: It's fine

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 is a competent graphics card in a time where being good enough is all it takes to sell out.

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AMD's game-boosting Smart Access Memory is coming to Ryzen 3000

AMD's performance-enhancing Smart Access Memory feature will come to Ryzen 3000 processors after initially debuting on Ryzen 5000 only.

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Blower-style RTX 3090 cards are disappearing, and that's bad for prosumers

Versions of the powerful RTX 3090 with blower-style coolers are disappearing from the web, with ominous implications for prosumers who need workstations for work and play.

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