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Release roundup: High-end gear and a neat SATA dock
— 6:04 PM on February 23, 2012

This week in the roundup, we bring tidings of fresh product launches from ASRock, PowerColor, Thermaltake, and Spire: ASRock and Fatal1ty...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cooling Storage

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Via QuadCore CPU rides in on new Mini-ITX boards
— 11:11 AM on February 23, 2012

Remember the QuadCore CPU Via introduced last spring? We've been waiting for the chip to pop up in actual products, and now it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Gabe Newell talks DRM, open to developing gaming hardware
— 3:31 PM on February 22, 2012

Comic off-shoot The Penny Arcade Report has posted a lengthy interview with Valve's Gabe Newell. While he doesn't reveal the release date for the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Trinity to boost performance, save power with resonant clock mesh
— 11:33 AM on February 22, 2012

The Piledriver CPU cores in AMD's upcoming Trinity APU will feature some special sauce courtesy of Cyclos Semiconductor, a company spun out of the University...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Borderlands 2 due on September 18
— 9:37 AM on February 22, 2012

Today's shooters are nice, but they lack a certain je ne sais quoi—like, say, thousands of procedurally generated weapons, which the player is compulsively driven...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Alan Wake PC port pays for itself in 48 hours
— 6:00 AM on February 22, 2012

The PC gets a bad rap as a gaming platform. Developers neglect it, console aficionados deride it, and publishers characterize it as an unprofitable pirate's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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FPGA firm to use Intel's 22-nm fabrication technology
— 12:37 PM on February 21, 2012

Unlike some of its competitors, Intel is proficient not only at designing microprocessors, but also at manufacturing them. This fabrication prowess has allowed the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Ivy Bridge delay may only affect some mobile chips
— 6:00 AM on February 21, 2012

Ronald already caught this in the 'bread yesterday, but it bears repeating: the rumored Ivy Bridge delay might only affect dual-core, mobile offerings, not the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deal of the week: Oldies but goodies and new SSDs
— 5:02 PM on February 17, 2012

Let's start our weekly deal post with a game sale—because there's no better way to kick off a long weekend than to get caught up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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Release roundup: Efficient power and a Z77 sneak peak
— 4:44 PM on February 17, 2012

In this week's look at miscellaneous press releases and product announcements, we have news from Antec, Biostar, NZXT, and Samsung: Antec...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Power Storage

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Tactical Intervention teaser will remind you of Counter-Strike
— 12:09 PM on February 17, 2012

More than a decade has passed since Minh Le and Jess Cliffe forever changed the world of online multiplayer shooters by releasing Counter-Strike, then a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Report: Newest Sandy Bridge-E CPU has native quad-core die
— 12:28 PM on February 16, 2012

Despite the fact that Intel's desktop Sandy Bridge-E lineup tops out at six cores, most of the chips are based on eight-core silicon. Only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Haswell's transactional memory explained
— 10:40 AM on February 16, 2012

Beyond Sandy Bridge, beyond Ivy Bridge, the next generation on the Intel roadmap is a processor code-named Haswell. We don't yet know much about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: No Ivy Bridge mass shipments until June
— 6:00 AM on February 16, 2012

At this point, everyone and their dog knows Intel's 22-nm Ivy Bridge processors are due out in April. Intel might not have officially confirmed that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Far Cry 3 trailer sets mature tone
— 2:17 PM on February 15, 2012

Although I really enjoyed the most of the original Far Cry, the sequel really didn't do it for me—all the driving made the game feel...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Skyrim nets two million mod downloads
— 11:45 AM on February 15, 2012

Barely a week has passed since Bethesda released the Skyrim Creation Kit. This suite of mod tools allows regular folks to craft their...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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The Mass Effect 3 demo is up for grabs
— 6:00 AM on February 15, 2012

If that 40-minute gameplay video wasn't enough to get you psyched for the next chapter in the Mass Effect series, EA and BioWare have...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Quad-core Sandy Bridge-E priced at $294
— 11:17 AM on February 14, 2012

Although Intel's Sandy Bridge-E silicon has eight CPU cores, we've yet to see a desktop chip take advantage of all of 'em. The top-of-the-line...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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