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PCWorld's July Digital Magazine: AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X

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

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PCWorld's June Digital Magazine: This is the first foldable tablet

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

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Microsoft ports DirectX 12 to Windows 7, giving some older PC games a performance boost

Microsoft is porting DirectX 12 to Windows 7 on a game-by-game basis. The first game to deliver will be World of Warcraft, with others to follow.

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Recent Windows 10 patch brings good, bad performance news for PC gamers

Though Windows 10 patch KB4482887 offers a performance improvement for older Intel Core processors, it also introduces a known issue that may slow down your GPU and mouse.

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PCWorld's March Digital Magazine: Intel Xeon reviewed

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Intel publishes its first Modern Windows Driver for PCs, and there's no going back

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update brings with it the first Modern Windows Driver for PCs by Intel. It's a sharp break, as there's no going back to the "legacy" driver model without a support call.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update releases today with ray tracing in tow

The next major iteration of Windows 10, the October 2018 Update, will become available on Tuesday.

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Microsoft's pledge to win back the consumer needs to be more than just words

At the Inspire conference this week, Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi told attendees that it wants to win back consumers. But to do so will require new products and services, not just marketing.

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Steam will stop working on Windows XP and Vista PCs next year

Valve announced that Steam is ending support for Windows XP and Vista on January 1, 2019.

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Microsoft lets you gift digital PC games now, but the Xbox experience still sucks on computers

You can now gift PC games, DLC, and Xbox One games in the Microsoft Store, a feature Steam has had since before the Microsoft Store launched five years ago.

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Windows 10's busted HDR display support got a whole lot better in the April 2018 Update

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update added an SDR brightness slider that partially fixes the biggest problem with HDR monitors.

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Why Windows 10 needs a specialized gaming edition

How a distinct version of Windows 10 could appeal to PC gamers.

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PCWorld's March Digital Magazine: AMD's Ryzen APU could save budget gaming

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How machine learning can make prettier PC games that adapt to your play preferences

Microsoft's new WinML and DirectML tools can supercharge games with smarter, adaptable AI, prettier images, and reduced development times.

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Microsoft offers three unconvincing reasons why its consumer business isn't dead yet

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella tried to respond to concerns that Microsoft's consumer strategy may be floundering, though his response wasn't especially convincing.

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Best Laptops of 2017

The best laptops of 2017 include Dell's thin-and-light XPS 13, HP's versatile Spectre x360, and the humongous Alienware 17 R4. We even have a favorite Chromebook from HP. Check them all out in our video.

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Windows 10's TruePlay gaming tech starts sniffing out cheaters

Microsoft has added TruePlay, an optional anti-cheating technology for PC gaming, to Windows 10. But how optional will it really be?

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: My 5 Favorite Features

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has a lot of new features, but these five—some big, some small—stand out as my favorites.

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Xbox Fall Update: The biggest changes as Microsoft preps for the Xbox One X

Microsoft's Fall Update for the Xbox readies gamers for the Xbox One X through ways to back up and preload 4K content.

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pro review: Discrete GPU and long battery life sell it

The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro offers a little bit of everything for mainstream users, plus some nice extras: a discrete Radeon RX 540 GPU, pen support, and long battery life.

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