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Release roundup: Gaming headphones and workstation goodies
— 5:37 PM on August 30, 2012

We've got a mix of workstation hardware and enthusiast gear in this week's release roundup. Announcements from Cooler Master, Kingston, and Sapphire have all made...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage

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Asetek gets liquid cooling patents, sues CoolIT
— 2:56 PM on August 30, 2012

Patent infringement lawsuits aren't just for smartphones. Water-cooler maker Asetek is suing rival firm CoolIT Systems according to this report over at VR-Zone. Turns...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Gigabyte Z77X-UD7 tempts overclockers with Ivy bridge at 7GHz
— 6:00 AM on August 29, 2012

Motherboard makers are increasingly targeting hard-core overclockers with their high-end offerings. Gigabyte's Z77X-UP7 is the latest example, and it's already earned what's claimed to be...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte reveals two Mini-ITX Ivy Bridge boards
— 6:00 AM on August 24, 2012

Add Gigabyte to the list of motherboard makers with Mini-ITX boards primed for Ivy Bridge. The company has posted pictures of two new...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Release roundup: Windowed cases, 1200W power, and an OC-friendly mobo
— 11:31 AM on August 23, 2012

Every week, we gather press releases that slipped through the net of our daily coverage, and we post them in the release roundup. Here's this...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Power

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MSI MPower board provides Go2BIOS firmware shortcut
— 2:25 PM on August 22, 2012

PCs boot pretty quickly these days, and getting into their firmware interfaces has become somewhat more difficult as a result. With a sufficiently fast system,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Cooling shroud spotted on ECS motherboard concept
— 12:00 PM on August 21, 2012

The old saying goes that good artists copy, and great artists steal. I'm not sure whether the shroud on ECS' X79R-AX Stealth concept motherboard qualifies as...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling

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The TR Podcast 117: Clicky keys, sultry sound and sweet-spot graphics
— 6:46 PM on August 19, 2012

Join us for a review-packed episode in which we cover the spectrum of sound, graphics, clicky-ness, and all-in-one....ness. Plus, listener mail!

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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The TR Podcast 116: The Nexus between Batman and Korean IPS displays
— 11:39 PM on August 5, 2012

In this episode of the TR Podcast, our panel weighs in on Google's Nexus 7 tablet, the latest hardware video transcoders, and those 27"...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Postponing the podcast
— 10:53 PM on July 29, 2012

Despite the pain that it causes us (and you, but mostly us), we are delaying this week's episode of the podcast. As usual, we want...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Report: Haswell chipsets add 6Gbps SATA, USB 3.0 ports
— 10:49 AM on July 20, 2012

Intel typically releases fresh platform hubs, otherwise known as chipsets, with new CPUs. According to DigiTimes, Haswell and its accompanying 8-series platform hubs are...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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ASRock UEFI grabs updates over the Internet
— 11:06 AM on July 19, 2012

Motherboard firmware has come a long way. We used to be confined to text-only interfaces, keyboard input, and flashing via bootable floppy disks. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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The TR Podcast 115: Dude, where's my host?
— 10:52 PM on July 15, 2012

We're host-less for this episode of the TR Podcast, but fear not—our intrepid crew pushes on, discussing everything from Max Payne 3 to triple-display...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Release roundup: Patriot and Gelid
— 5:51 PM on July 12, 2012

Our overflow bucket wasn't too full this week. Only a couple of hardware announcements in our inbox hadn't already made it into our daily news...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Memory

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Gigabyte doubles down on Thunderbolt ports
— 6:00 AM on July 6, 2012

A single Thunderbolt port has an obscene amount of bandwidth: 10Gbps in each direction per channel, with two channels per port. The interconnect standard...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Displays

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Have lousy motherboard fan control? Install SpeedFan
— 11:56 AM on July 3, 2012

As TR's resident fan-control nerd, I've spent far too much time critiquing how motherboards go about adjusting fan speeds in response to system temperatures. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Software

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The TR Podcast 114: Gigahertz graphics and high-def tablets
— 11:23 PM on July 1, 2012

In this pre-holiday episode, we discuss our latest GPU reviews, the latest in tablet news, and recent trends in storage pricing.

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Liquid cooling chills supercomputer, warms surrounding buildings
— 11:46 AM on June 19, 2012

Thanks in part to the popularity of closed-loop water coolers, liquid cooling is becoming more and more prevalent in high-end desktop PCs. Servers are...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Servers

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