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Maximum PC

Mar 01 2021
Magazine

Maximum PC is the magazine that every computer geek, PC gamer, or content creator should read every month. Get Maximum PC digital magazine subscription today for punishing product reviews, thorough how-to articles, and the illuminating technical news and information that PC power users crave. Maximum PC covers every single topic that requires a lightning-fast PC, from video editing and music creation to PC gaming; we write about it all with unbounded enthusiasm for our collective hobby.

Maximum PC

TINKERING WITH 4K

World Chip Shortage • It’s not a good time to shop for components

RYZEN 5000 GOES MOBILE • EIGHT-CORE OVERCLOCKABLE MOBILE CHIPS ANYONE?

AMPERE FOR THE MASSES • New RTX 3060 is fast and affordable

Tech Triumphs and Tragedies • A monthly snapshot of what’s good and bad in tech

INTEL’S GOOD YEAR • Strong numbers, big plans, and a new boss

Atari Lives Again

TSMC Invests $25 Billion

Consumer Optane Dead

GOOGLE VS. AUSTRALIA • It’s a bit of a dust-off

Hello GPU Shortages, Again • LAST YEAR’S DELUGE of graphics card launches felt like a good thing. Ampere brought new levels of performance from Nvidia, and AMD closed the gap—at least in rasterization performance—with its RDNA2 GPUs. Everybody wanted one, and the result was that every GPU launch was accompanied by out-of-stock notifications. Six months on, things aren’t much better.

DOCTOR • THIS MONTH THE DOCTOR TACKLES…

Taking the Fight to the Millennium Bug • We sat down with a retired IT engineer to discover what it was like to face the Y2K bug

THE ULTIMATE 4K GAMING RIG • Zak Storey attempts to capture that great white whale of PC gaming

THE LUCID DREAM • MYTHICAL, BEAUTIFUL, LUMINOUS. TAKE A LOOK AT OUR CASTLE IN THE SKY

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

BEATING THE BUG • Ian Evenden discovers the history of a problem many think never existed

THE 2038 PROBLEM

WAS THE YEAR 2000 A LEAP YEAR?

LESSONS ON COOPERATION

MODERN-DAY PARALLELS

SUBSCRIBE TO MAXIMUM PC • THE GO-TO RESOURCE FOR PC ENTHUSIASTS…

HACKER’S MANUAL • Join our security expert Jonni Bidwell to learn the tricks and techniques used by hackers, and how to guard against them

HACKING THROUGH THE AGES • From phone lines to fake certificates and social engineers, hacker tradecraft has evolved spectacularly over the years

WHITE HAT HACKING

PORT AUTHORITY

INTRODUCING KALI • Kali Linux is a powerhouse of pen-testing and security research goodness

INSTALL THE DVWA IN DOCKER

DISRUPTING DATABASES • Get your first taste of breaking something in the form of a deeply vulnerable web application

SOCIAL ENGINEERING

DSHIELD PI HONEYPOT • Use a Raspberry Pi to trick hackers into thinking they’ve found a juicy target, then study them like ants in a jar

ROOTED ROUTERS AND PRUDENT USERS

THE GREAT KEYBOARD SWITCH SWAP • We take a look at the techniques and tools needed to swap out an aftermarket keyboard’s switches for something customized

CHOOSING SWITCHES

HOT SWAPPABLE BOARDS

HOW TO • STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES TO IMPROVING YOUR PC

AUTOPSY • THIS MONTH WE DISSECT

How To Use Photoshop Part 1

TOOL PANEL OVERVIEW

PAINT VS PHOTOSHOP

Switch Audio Output With SoundSwitch

Microsoft MSX Architecture

Get The Most Out Of Your Audio

CHECK IT TWICE

The World of 3D Printing • Let’s face it, everybody’s got a buddy called Dave

INDUSTRY INSIDER

Editor’s Pick: Pikatea Macropad • This pad is like a tiny five-switch keyboard with a weird-looking wheel on it

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X • The runt of the litter...


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OverDrive Magazine

subjects

Tech & Gaming

Languages

English

Maximum PC is the magazine that every computer geek, PC gamer, or content creator should read every month. Get Maximum PC digital magazine subscription today for punishing product reviews, thorough how-to articles, and the illuminating technical news and information that PC power users crave. Maximum PC covers every single topic that requires a lightning-fast PC, from video editing and music creation to PC gaming; we write about it all with unbounded enthusiasm for our collective hobby.

Maximum PC

TINKERING WITH 4K

World Chip Shortage • It’s not a good time to shop for components

RYZEN 5000 GOES MOBILE • EIGHT-CORE OVERCLOCKABLE MOBILE CHIPS ANYONE?

AMPERE FOR THE MASSES • New RTX 3060 is fast and affordable

Tech Triumphs and Tragedies • A monthly snapshot of what’s good and bad in tech

INTEL’S GOOD YEAR • Strong numbers, big plans, and a new boss

Atari Lives Again

TSMC Invests $25 Billion

Consumer Optane Dead

GOOGLE VS. AUSTRALIA • It’s a bit of a dust-off

Hello GPU Shortages, Again • LAST YEAR’S DELUGE of graphics card launches felt like a good thing. Ampere brought new levels of performance from Nvidia, and AMD closed the gap—at least in rasterization performance—with its RDNA2 GPUs. Everybody wanted one, and the result was that every GPU launch was accompanied by out-of-stock notifications. Six months on, things aren’t much better.

DOCTOR • THIS MONTH THE DOCTOR TACKLES…

Taking the Fight to the Millennium Bug • We sat down with a retired IT engineer to discover what it was like to face the Y2K bug

THE ULTIMATE 4K GAMING RIG • Zak Storey attempts to capture that great white whale of PC gaming

THE LUCID DREAM • MYTHICAL, BEAUTIFUL, LUMINOUS. TAKE A LOOK AT OUR CASTLE IN THE SKY

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

BEATING THE BUG • Ian Evenden discovers the history of a problem many think never existed

THE 2038 PROBLEM

WAS THE YEAR 2000 A LEAP YEAR?

LESSONS ON COOPERATION

MODERN-DAY PARALLELS

SUBSCRIBE TO MAXIMUM PC • THE GO-TO RESOURCE FOR PC ENTHUSIASTS…

HACKER’S MANUAL • Join our security expert Jonni Bidwell to learn the tricks and techniques used by hackers, and how to guard against them

HACKING THROUGH THE AGES • From phone lines to fake certificates and social engineers, hacker tradecraft has evolved spectacularly over the years

WHITE HAT HACKING

PORT AUTHORITY

INTRODUCING KALI • Kali Linux is a powerhouse of pen-testing and security research goodness

INSTALL THE DVWA IN DOCKER

DISRUPTING DATABASES • Get your first taste of breaking something in the form of a deeply vulnerable web application

SOCIAL ENGINEERING

DSHIELD PI HONEYPOT • Use a Raspberry Pi to trick hackers into thinking they’ve found a juicy target, then study them like ants in a jar

ROOTED ROUTERS AND PRUDENT USERS

THE GREAT KEYBOARD SWITCH SWAP • We take a look at the techniques and tools needed to swap out an aftermarket keyboard’s switches for something customized

CHOOSING SWITCHES

HOT SWAPPABLE BOARDS

HOW TO • STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES TO IMPROVING YOUR PC

AUTOPSY • THIS MONTH WE DISSECT

How To Use Photoshop Part 1

TOOL PANEL OVERVIEW

PAINT VS PHOTOSHOP

Switch Audio Output With SoundSwitch

Microsoft MSX Architecture

Get The Most Out Of Your Audio

CHECK IT TWICE

The World of 3D Printing • Let’s face it, everybody’s got a buddy called Dave

INDUSTRY INSIDER

Editor’s Pick: Pikatea Macropad • This pad is like a tiny five-switch keyboard with a weird-looking wheel on it

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X • The runt of the litter...


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