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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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Forbes: Before ATI, AMD wanted to buy Nvidia
— 9:33 AM on February 23, 2012

Here's a fun bit of alternate history for you: what if AMD had never bought ATI? According to an interesting story by Forbes, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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SanDisk ramps 19-nm, 128 Gb flash chips
— 6:00 AM on February 23, 2012

And the next stepping stone on the way to uber-cheap solid-state drives has been laid. SanDisk says it has begun shipping 128Gb multi-level-cell NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Hitachi's 7-mm Travelstar Z7K500 eyes Ivy Bridge ultrabooks
— 2:01 AM on February 22, 2012

Although most 2.5" hard drives measure 9.5 mm thick, ultraportables are increasingly using slimmer 7-mm models. Hitachi says it's shipped 25 million of the slender...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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GeForce 295.73 drivers speed up Skyrim (and more)
— 10:28 AM on February 21, 2012

Amid the endless (and sometimes confusing) flood of AMD Catalyst updates, it's easy to forget that Nvidia, too, releases updated graphics drivers on occasion. Nvidia...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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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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Report: Eric Demers headed to Qualcomm
— 1:10 PM on February 17, 2012

AMD graphics CTO Eric Demers left the company earlier this week to pursue opportunites elsewhere. According an "industry source close to the matter,"...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Catalyst 12.2 'Pre-Certified Driver' goes up for download
— 9:44 AM on February 17, 2012

Now that's a new one. AMD has lobbed plenty of preview and GPU-specific drivers at us before, but the company's latest release is something else...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Radeon HD 7700-series availability is spotty
— 11:25 AM on February 16, 2012

Hoping to grab a Radeon HD 7700-series graphics card the day after launch? Well, we've got good news and bad news. The good news...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Via's cooking up its own SSD controller
— 11:02 AM on February 16, 2012

Remember when Via used to make hardware for PC enthusiasts? Yeah, it's been a while. These days, the only Via chips that end up in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Despite slow quarter, yearly profits surge for Nvidia
— 4:29 PM on February 15, 2012

Nvidia is one of those companies with funky fiscal quarters that straddle different calendar quarters, so it has only just released its year-end results. For the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Personal tech

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Graphics CTO Eric Demers leaves AMD
— 1:58 PM on February 14, 2012

Add Eric Demers to the list of AMD executives who are no longer with the company. Fresh from speaking with us at an analyst event...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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IHS: Hard drive supply won't recover 'til third quarter
— 5:36 PM on February 13, 2012

To say the floods in Thailand have wreaked havoc on hard drive supply would be an understatement. Drive makers have quoted various time frames for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Leaked slide hints at Haswell upgrade path
— 10:54 AM on February 13, 2012

More details are leaking out on Haswell, Intel's next-next-gen CPU. The chip will succeed Ivy Bridge and is due out in the first half...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Deal of the week: SSDs, PSUs, and motherboards
— 1:00 PM on February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day approaches. As you lavish your significant other with flowers, chocolates, and hand-written coupons for various, ahem, favors, be sure not to forget...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Displays

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Cheap drugs from Canada bode well
— 11:23 AM on February 10, 2012

Well well... look at what we have here: cheap drugs from Canada. They're free drugs, actually, sent to reviewers by AMD's GPU team up in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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