graphics cards

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    Tested! Three graphics cards you can actually afford

    Posted May 7, 2013 - 2:18 pm

    You don't have to choose between a first-rate gaming experience and paying the rent. With the right midrange graphics card, you can get your game on without having to move into a van down by the river.
  • Choose the right graphics card: 2012 edition

    Posted August 18, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Modern graphics cards are intimidating, hulking beasts in a world of increasingly tiny PC components. Most of them are double-wide, occupying two expansion-slot spaces, even though they use only a single physical slot. Many require two power connectors and beefier-than-average power supplies. Their primary audience appears to be serious PC gamers, who use an arcane jargon of their own: frame rates, VSync, antialiasing.
  • Graphics cards: Top picks for budget and performance PCs

    Posted March 4, 2012 - 8:40 am

    Graphics processing units aren’t just about performance. A good GPU will speed up many of your image and video tasks, whether you’re touching up casual vacation photos or compressing movie footage. The right graphics card will also allow you to connect multiple monitors to your PC. And, of course, it will make all the difference on new games--will they be visual feasts, or merely interactive slideshows?
  • Geek 101: Making sense of anti-aliasing

    Posted April 6, 2011 - 6:42 pm

    If you've played a PC game in the past five years, you've probably stumbled across an anti-aliasing toggle while mucking about with your graphics settings. Switching it on can make everything on your screen look smoother, but why does it also make your games run slower? And what's the difference between "2x Multisampling" or "4x Supersampling," and which is the best choice for your machine?
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