Maximum PC - Print APRIL 2020

Maximum PC - Print APRIL 2020
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Maximum PC - Print APRIL 2020
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Maximum PC - Print APRIL 2020
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Maximum PC - Print APRIL 2020
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Publilshed 1st April

Windows 10 has the potential to become Microsoft's best ever OS, but it isn't quite there yet. One area where it can falter is when it comes to giving you performance when you need it. There are so many settings and resource-hogging background tasks that can mean your machine isn’t running at its absolute best. This situation isn’t so bad when you’re just doing normal day to day tasks, but when you need every ounce of performance it pays to root out those settings, and clean out the tasks you don’t need. 

This issue we find the tweaks and settings that actually make a difference, while also keeping a watchful eye out for optimizations and tricks that do little or absolutely nothing, and call them out if we feel they’re not worth spending time on. Windows 10 is an evolving beast, and there are bound to be a few settings that you’re unaware of as you read the main feature. 

We also take a look at what’s happening with Nvidia’s DLSS technology, which has recently enjoyed an update that improves performance significantly, but at what cost to visual fidelity? We explain how the underlying technologies work when you flick the switch to use Deep Learning Super Sampling, and also explain how it can get better over time, as well as consider where the technology is heading. 

This issue we also show you how to do more with the Linux terminal, which is useful if you’ve taken to experimenting with the support for Linux within Windows 10. From investigating the hardware in your machine from the command line, to viewing websites and playing music, the terminal is a lot more powerful than you might think. 

The build this month looks at piecing together a machine for LAN parties. And we have plenty of tutorials and reviews to get your teeth into. It’s a packed issue.