Maximum PC's June 2012 issue goes in-depth on two things that matter most to PC users: computer hardware and the Windows OS. With Windows 8 coming this fall, you'll want to familiarize yourself with Microsoft's radically different OS. We show you how to install the free Consumer Preview and walk you through the most notable new features.
There's big hardware news, to boot. Find out what makes Intel's new Ivy Bridge CPU special and how it performs against the competition, and learn how Nvidia's new GTX 680 videocard (code-named Kepler) advances PC graphics.
> How to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview
> Windows 8 tips and tweaks
> Best Windows 8 apps
> Intel Ivy Bridge CPU: full rundown plus benchmarks
> Nvidia GTX 680: everything you need to know