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Release roundup: Small mobos, slick cases, and a tiny USB 3.0 drive
— 5:36 PM on December 20, 2013

This week in the release roundup, we have news from Biostar, BitFenix, Lian Li, and Mushkin: "Biostar "Hi-Fi H81MDC" - powerful...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage

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ARM server SoC firm Calxeda shuts down, lays off staffers
— 11:16 AM on December 20, 2013

Remember Calxeda? Back in 2011, HP announced plans to partner up with the Austin, Texas-based startup in order to produce ARM-powered servers. Now, just...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Release roundup: Thunderbolt mobos, Gold PSUs, and gaming headsets
— 5:47 PM on December 13, 2013

This week in our release roundup, we bring tidings from BitFenix, Enermax, Gigabyte, and MSI. "BitFenix - Introducing Flo Headset." This...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Power

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ASRock intros Killer gaming mobos, includes M.2 connectivity
— 9:24 AM on December 12, 2013

ASRock has introduced a new lineup of gaming-oriented motherboards, and I'm not sure I can set the stage any better than the press...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Next-gen Intel SSDs could have 2TB capacities, integrated heatsinks
— 9:21 AM on December 5, 2013

Information about Intel's next-gen SSDs has leaked out. Myce has published a collection of slides detailing several drives due to be released in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Data suggests consumer drives are as reliable as enterprise models
— 6:00 AM on December 5, 2013

Last month, online backup provider Backblaze published some interesting statistics on hard drive failure rates in its "storage pods." Now, the company is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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MSI's latest Z87 motherboard, GeForce GTX 760 graphics card have Mini-ITX dimensions
— 2:00 AM on December 4, 2013

MSI has introduced a pair of pint-sized products primed for small-form-factor gaming rigs. One is a Mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel's top-of-the-line Haswell platform,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards

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ASRock combines Avoton SoC, 12 SATA ports on Mini-ITX mobo
— 10:56 AM on November 27, 2013

Attention, home server builders. ASRock has come up with a Mini-ITX motherboard with 12 Serial ATA ports. The awkwardly named C2750D4I is based...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Servers

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LSI introduces Nytro PCIe SSDs with low power consumption, 2TB capacity
— 9:16 AM on November 20, 2013

LSI is showing off some new enterprise gear at its Accelerating Innovation Summit in San Jose, California. The most interesting products may be in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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New ASRock motherboards primed for Bitcoin mining
— 10:32 AM on November 18, 2013

Well, this is different. ASRock has introduced a couple of new motherbards designed specifically for Bitcoin mining. Both are loaded with PCI Express slots for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Report: Intel's 9-series chipsets won't support SATA Express
— 11:52 AM on November 13, 2013

Earlier this year, multiple reports suggested that Intel's next-generation motherboard platform would support SATA Express. However, new information seen by VR-Zone indicates...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Storage

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Only a few days remain to enter our Dear Diary contest
— 12:32 PM on November 8, 2013

There are only a couple of days left to enter our Dear Diary contest. We're giving away $2,300 in prizes, including gear from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Cases Power Cooling Input devices Mobile computing

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Gigabyte amps up audio for G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard
— 11:03 AM on November 8, 2013

We've long been critical of integrated motherboard audio, which typically doesn't measure up to the quality of even budget sound cards (at least when using...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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Amazon Web Services adopts Nvidia GRID for cloud rendering
— 9:11 AM on November 6, 2013

Less than a year after its unveiling, Nvidia's GRID cloud gaming platform has been adopted by none other than Amazon. According to the

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

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Our Dear Diary contest now has $2,300 worth of hardware
— 9:32 AM on November 1, 2013

We're giving away roughly $2,300 in hardware as part of our Dear Diary contest. To enter, all you have to do is write...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Cases Power Cooling Mobile computing

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HGST's helium-filled hard drive to ship this year
— 11:01 AM on October 28, 2013

Helium-filled hard drives are really happening. After working on the technology for more than six years, HGST is finally ready to roll out...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Bay Trail-D appears on ECS Mini-ITX motherboards
— 10:45 AM on October 25, 2013

ECS has announced a family of Mini-ITX motherboards with soldered-on Bay Trail processors. The BAT-I lineup employs Bay Trail-D, the desktop variant of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Report: Broadwell to feature audio DSP for low-power playback, speech recognition
— 11:38 AM on October 15, 2013

PC audio is getting interesting again. We already know that AMD has integrated DSP hardware into some of its latest Radeons. Now, it looks...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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