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  • How to Run Stable Diffusion on Your PC to Generate AI Images

    Stable Diffusion is one the newest AI image generators and is completely open-source. Learn how to use it for image creation, upscaling, and more with our detailed guide.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • The Rise, Fall and Renaissance of AMD

    AMD is one of the world's oldest CPU makers and the subject of polarizing debate among tech enthusiasts for nearly 50 years. Its story makes for a thrilling tale that we examine today.

    By Nick Evanson and Graham Singer on

  • Top 5 Monitors for Nvidia RTX 4090, RTX 4080, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX & 7900 XT GPUs

    If you're upgrading to a new flagship GPU from AMD or Nvidia, you won't want to play games on some crappy old monitor. Harness their full benefits using a top quality display like these 5 recommendations.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Explainer: What is Chip Binning?

    You bought a new CPU and it seems to run cool, so you try a bit of overclocking. The GHz climb higher. Did you hit the silicon jackpot? You've got yourself a binned chip. But what's that exactly?

    By Nick Evanson on

  • GPU Pricing Update: Was AMD Radeon RX 7000 Launch a Success?

    Our final GPU pricing update of the year brings interesting talk points after new GPUs have landed, how sales of the new graphics cards are going and how they have affected the broader GPU market.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • TechSpot PC Buying Guide: Holidays 2022

    The PC market has changed tremendously in the past few months. New Ryzen, Intel Core CPUs and high-end GPUs, so should you buy the latest and greatest, or settle for more affordable parts?

    By Amir Shoam on

  • Path Tracing vs. Ray Tracing, Explained

    Every few years there's an amazing new technology with the promise of making games ever more realistic. We've had shaders, tessellation, shadow mapping, ray tracing -- and now there's path tracing.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Top 10 Hacks for Microsoft PowerPoint

    For countless people in business, education and entertainment, PowerPoint is the default app for creating presentations. Here are top 10 shortcuts and hacks to help you become a PowerPoint pro.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Enhance and Upscale: FSR 2.2 vs DLSS 2.4 Analysis

    We like to keep up to date with the latest in the world of upscaling, so when FSR 2.2 was brought alongside AMD's RDNA 3, we wanted to see how it compares to the latest version of DLSS.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Top 10 Tech Pranks

    Pranks are awesome. And you're a tech-savvy individual, so it's time that your pranks showed that. We've got some ideas.

    By Devin Kate Pope on

  • Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 CPU and GPU Benchmark

    Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is a new free-to-play battle royale game and today we're taking a look at CPU and GPU performance with a small variety of PC hardware getting benchmarked.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Deep Dive: AMD RDNA 3, Intel Arc Alchemist and Nvidia Ada Lovelace GPU Architecture

    Three vendors. Three new architectures. Three approaches to GPU design. Join us as we dive right into their semiconductor hearts and see how Ada Lovelace, Alchemist, and RDNA 3 contrast and compare.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • The History of the Modern Graphics Processor

    3D graphics turned a dull PC industry into a light and magic show. TechSpot's look at the history of the GPU goes from the early days of 3D, to game-changing hardware, and industry's consolidation.

    By Graham Singer on

  • Mastering Multiple Monitors in Windows

    Using additional monitors is a great way to help improve your productivity when using your computer. Here's our simple guide to setting up multi-monitor displays in Windows.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Nokia: The Story of the Once-Legendary Phone Maker

    Most people who hear the word "Nokia" associate it with mobile phones, but there's a convoluted history to tell since the company's humble beginnings over 150 years ago and many reinventions.

    By Adrian Potoroaca on

  • A Rocky Launch: Gamers Are Not Buying Nvidia's RTX 4080

    The launch of Nvidia's RTX 4080 has not gone well, with weak demand for the high-end GPU which is unusual. That said, it's been an interesting month for the GPU market despite the slower movement.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Magically Master Your Mouse Movement

    Struggling with sluggish scrolling or muted movement? Default settings causing rodent rage? Read our quick guide to changing your mouse's sensitivity and other settings in Windows.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • 5 Adobe PDF Reader Alternatives That Do More for Free

    There are several free PDF editors that include functionality that Adobe's Reader doesn't, such as merging two PDFs, rotating a page, and many others. This guide will help you choose the best tool for you.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • Can You Build a Gaming PC for $1,000?

    It's been tough for anyone wanting a decent gaming PC the past few years. Parts were in short supply and expensive. But with the market more settled, can you finally build a gaming PC for $1000?

    By Nick Evanson on

  • microSD and SD Card Buying Guide

    We break down all the codes and ratings of microSD and SD cards and offer the best choices available. You might be surprised by the broad availability of high-speed, large capacity flash memory.

    By TechSpot Staff on

  • Sound Cards: Worth Buying or Just a Niche Product?

    When almost every motherboard comes with decent onboard audio, is there any need to buy a sound card? To resolve this conundrum, we weigh up all the facts. The answer may surprise you.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Silicon Graphics: Gone But Not Forgotten

    At its peak in the 1990s, Silicon Graphics had legendary status among 3D and graphic designers who leveraged the unique power of these workstations that were at cutting edge of visual computing.

    By Cal Jeffrey on

  • How to Add Fonts to Windows (and Where to Find Them)

    Choosing the right font is important for readability, impression, and impact. In this guide, we'll show you where you can source some awesome free fonts and quickly install them.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Cyrix: Gone But Not Forgotten

    Precursor chip maker Cyrix brought the world of personal computing to millions in the form of attainable budget PCs, only to be killed by its best product and its inability to run a popular game.

    By Adrian Potoroaca on

  • 10 Games to Work Out Your GPU to the Max

    There are plenty of amazing games with incredible graphics that will push your GPU to its absolute limit. Here are ten great choices, along with tips for settings, for graphics card calisthenics!

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Nvidia DLSS 2 vs Intel XeSS vs AMD FSR 2 on Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon GPUs

    A deep dive into Intel's XeSS technology to see whether it's worth using on Nvidia and AMD hardware and how it competes against Nvidia's DLSS and AMD's FSR.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • The Most Memorable Overclocking-Friendly CPUs

    Enthusiasts have been pushing the limits of silicon for as long as microprocessors have existed. These are but a few of the landmark processors revered for their overclocking prowess.

    By Graham Singer on

  • What Ever Happened to The Million Dollar Homepage?

    What are pixels? The display on your screen is made of them, but are they real estate? In 2005, Alex Tew thought they were, and became a millionaire.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • Which iPad Model Should You Get? Late 2022 Update

    If you are buying a new iPad, you may find there are many more options than before. The iPad Pros differ in more than size, the Air and Mini are around, and there's two generations of standard iPads.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • The Rise of Power: Are CPUs and GPUs Becoming Too Energy Hungry?

    Every few years new processors with ever-higher demands for energy are launched. Is 250W for a CPU too high? 450W for a GPU? Let's peel off the heatsinks to look at the truth behind power numbers.

    By Nick Evanson on