Whether you’re lost in a labyrinthine tech support forum and nothing’s making sense, or you just want to refresh your PC building and maintenance knowledge, we’re here to help with a glossary of the most common hardware terms you’ll encounter and simple definitions. Also check out our visual guide to PC parts for an illustrated list of everything that could possibly be in your PC, from a pinout to an M.2 drive. 0-9 The Complete Guide to PC Gaming PC Gamer is going back to the basics with a series of guides, how-tos, and deep dives into PC gaming’s core concepts that we’re calling The Complete Guide to PC Gaming. There’s much more to come, and it’s all being made possible by Razer (opens in new tab) , which stepped up to support this months-long project. Thanks, Razer! 32-bit – When referencing computer architecture, the term 32-bit is used to denote the number of bits that can be processed simultaneously. Systems using 32-bit CPU and OS architectures generally have lower performance potential and RAM capacity when compared to their newer, 64-bit brethren. This term is also used to describe the color range of a monitor that provides 32-bit per pixel… Read full this story
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