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Deal of the week: Game bundles and uber-cheap SSDs
— 5:28 PM on August 31, 2012

It's been a while since we kicked off one of our deal posts with a gaming bonanza. Let's rectify that, starting with a couple of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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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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Dual VelociRaptors take root in external Thunderbolt drive
— 11:09 AM on August 30, 2012

Western Digital's terabyte VelociRaptor hard drive has popped up in a rather unexpected place. The 10k-RPM mechanical monster is part of WD's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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AMD CTO reveals first Steamroller details
— 3:30 PM on August 28, 2012

AMD is slowly but surely revising its next-gen CPU microarchitecture in order to realize its potential. The upcoming core code-named Steamroller looks to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Samsung widget offers pseudo Start menu in Windows 8
— 12:47 PM on August 28, 2012

We don't always like it when system vendors layer their own user interface elements on top of the operating system. The supposed enhancements are often...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Leaked Valleyview slides detail next-gen Atom SoC
— 10:32 AM on August 28, 2012

Some possible details have leaked out regarding next-generation Atom processors. The information comes from an official-looking presentation deck published by EXPreview. Most of the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

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AMD slashes desktop CPU prices up to 23%
— 9:42 AM on August 27, 2012

Not long after we found that its FX-series chips aren't great values for gaming, AMD has quietly cut the prices of its desktop processors. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Jury finds Samsung violated Apple patents
— 6:55 PM on August 24, 2012

The jury in Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung has found that Samsung violated a great many of the patents Apple sought to enforce, and...

Poll Question: • Your reaction to the Apple-Samsung verdict?

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Discounted Radeons, SSDs, and a mechanical keyboard
— 12:38 PM on August 24, 2012

Earlier this week, AMD trimmed mid-range Radeon prices, providing plenty of fooder for this week's deals post. For the most part, the discounts...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Input devices

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Terabyte Toshiba hybrid drive has 8GB of NAND cache
— 11:01 AM on August 24, 2012

Seagate has been selling hybrid hard drives that combine flash memory with traditional mechanical platters for several years. We've reviewed a couple of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Inside the second: Gaming performance with today's CPUs
— 4:16 PM on August 23, 2012

We bring our signature latency-focused game testing methods to bear on the latest crop of desktop CPUs. In the process, we learn a some...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Gaming

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Zotac updates Zbox Nano with Brazos 2.0
— 6:00 AM on August 23, 2012

We loved the Zotac Zbox Nano AD10 when we reviewed it last year. Into a chassis small enough to fit in the palm of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets Systems

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Samsung to invest $4 billion in Austin fab
— 6:00 AM on August 22, 2012

AMD founder Jerry Sanders is famous for saying that "only real men have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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CPU World details Haswell package configurations
— 3:54 PM on August 21, 2012

Intel's next-generation Haswell processor isn't due until next year, but CPU World says it has the goods on the various chip configurations we can expect....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Win8 to include personal license for DIY system builders
— 9:50 AM on August 21, 2012

Microsoft has added a new user license for Windows 8. Dubbed the Personal Use License for System Builders, this license is designed for folks who...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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David Kanter dissects 64-bit ARMv8 architecture
— 2:29 PM on August 17, 2012

ARM's practice of licensing its low-power CPU cores to practically anyone who wants to build a chip has been wildly successful in the past five...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Intel brings TRIM support to SSD RAID arrays
— 10:42 AM on August 16, 2012

TRIM is the best thing to happen to SSDs since the price of flash memory started falling. Now part of the Serial ATA specification,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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