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Should you wait for Black Friday to upgrade your PC?

You can miss great deals on PC parts if you ignore Black Friday—or delay all purchases until November 27. But some components are still worth biding your time.

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The Full Nerd ep. 156: AMD Ryzen 5000 dominates Intel, Xbox Series X reviews

In this episode of The Full Nerd, it's all about AMD. The company's Ryzen 5000 CPUs dominate rival Intel chips, while the AMD-powered Xbox Series X gives gaming PCs a run for their money.

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Xbox Series X vs. gaming PCs: Fight!

The Xbox Series X delivers exceptional value for the hardware inside, but the battle against gaming PCs isn't as cut and dry as you may think.

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Acer Nitro 5 review: This budget gaming laptop keeps getting better

The Acer Nitro 5 should delight budget-minded gamers wIth a Ryzen 4000-series CPU on board, plus a revamped cooling system and an affordable price.

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Puro Sound Labs PuroPro headphone review: Comfortable, superb noise cancellation, safety from hearing damage

Excellent active noise cancellation, but the sound quality is slightly veiled, marring an otherwise excellent headphone.


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Corsair HS60 Haptic headphones tested: Make your PC games rumble!

The Corsair HS60 Haptic headphones feature rumble motors that amplify your PC gameplay.

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5 reasons Ryzen 5000 needs to be your next CPU

AMD's new Ryzen 5000 is the best desktop CPU we've ever tested. Let's drill down into exactly why you need it.

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How to make sure your motherboard is ready for AMD Ryzen 5000

AMD's new Ryzen 5000 chips will work with 500-series and 400-series motherboards, but you're going to need a couple of BIOS updates first.

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Ryzen 5000 Review: The best consumer CPU we've ever seen

AMD's historically good Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X desktop CPUs have trounced Intel's Core i9.

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How the Xbox Series X (and xCloud) saved me from buying a gaming PC

Microsoft's new Xbox Series X console is the best way to get the experience of a gaming PC without buying a gaming PC. Here's why.

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Do 7nm process nodes actually matter? | Ask an expert

Fierce battles over manufacturing improvements to CPUs and GPUs are a staple of Internet discourse, but some people puzzle over the partisan fighting—for good reason.

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This is how mind-blowingly fast 5G on the iPhone 12 can be

If you have the right plan and connect to the right network, 5G on the iPhone 12 can be insanely great. But for a lot of us, it’s not worth paying for right now.


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Bose QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphone review: A great value, with personality options in spades

Bose is offering great prices on these ANC cans this time of year, and you can have them customized for just a little extra cash.


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Intel's Iris Xe Max GPU brings graphics chops to thin-and-light laptops

Intel has unwrapped the Iris Xe Max discrete GPU for notebooks, which uses power sharing, and an Intel technology called Deep Link to outperform Nvidia's GeForce MX350 in gaming, and even RTX 2080 in some tasks.