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Loyd Case first started writing about PC technology for Computer Gaming World, giving him a creative outlet for his obsession about PC performance. The PC industry -- and Loyd -- have never been quite the same since.

Facebook IPO, Nvidia GTC, Diablo 3, and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon on PCWorld Podcast #138

The PCWorld editors discusses the impact of Facebook's IPO, news from the Nvidia GTC, the launch of Diablo 3, and Lenovo's slick new ultrabook.

Nvidia Makes the GPU Virtual

Nvidia’s new Kepler GPU integrates hardware virtualization, allowing more effective use of GPUs in cloud computing applications – including high performance games streamed from the cloud.

Nvidia Unveils Next Generation Kepler GPU Compute Engine

Nvidia touts massive improvement in performance in its latest Tesla GPU compute products, including an upcoming 7.1 billion transistor monster GPU compute engine

GeForce GTX 670 Review: Lower Price, Great Performance

The GTX 670 offers performance better than last year's high-end Nvidia GPU, while offering improved efficiency and a lower price.

Motherboard Port Guide: Solving Your Connector Mystery

Numerous connectors and pins live on your motherboard. We take you on a tour of the most commonly used slots, connectors, and pinouts.

Hot Ivy Bridge Chips, GeForce GTX 690, the True Cost of Printers, and Nook News on PCWorld Podcast #137

Are Ivy Bridge chips really hotter than Sandy Bridge? If you buy a cheap printer, will you pay more for ink? Is the new Nook with Glowlight the e-reader to beat?

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Intel's Ivy Bridge Processor: Leaner and Meaner

The 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor family reduces power use without sacrificing performance, and gives graphics a substantial upgrade.

Ivy Bridge Graphics: Entry-Level Cards are Dead

Intel’s new Ivy Bridge CPU, next to its predecessor, is a only a bit faster and consumes less power, but the real gains are on the graphics side.

Acer’s Timeline M3 Review: Laptop Could’ve Been a Contender

In some respects, the Timeline M3 looks like a legitimate challenger to the 15-inch Macbook Pro, but its poor LCD panel is a one-way ticket to Palookaville.

HP Envy 14 Spectre Review: Beefing Up the Ultrabook

The Envy 14 Spectre offers a sleek look, a superb display, and an excellent touchpad. But you'll have to overlook the additional weight.

How to Benchmark Your Browser for HTML 5

Modern Web browsers on both mobile devices and PCs now support HTML 5, including HTML 5 canvas rendering. We show you how to get the most out of your browser with a little testing and tweaking.

How to Install a Sealed Liquid Cooler

The new generation of sealed liquid coolers make less noise, take up less space, and are easier to install than air coolers. Here's how to install one yourself.

Multiple Ports on Your PC: What Do They Do for You?

The back of your PC is chock full of connectors and ports--USB isn't the only game in town. Here's a primer on ports.

Are Netbooks Dead? The Prognosis Is Grim

Netbook sales are declining precipitously. Is the netbook dead, or will it survive as a niche player?

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AVADirect X7200: The Ultimate “Laptop in Name Only”

Though it’s not something you’d ever want to balance on your knees, if you need desktop performance in a compact package, the X7200 delivers--at a steep price.