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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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Be Quiet's Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler is beautifully sinister
— 6:00 AM on January 9, 2014

CPU coolers aren't always the most exciting PC components, but they're often among the most striking. That's certainly the case with Be Quiet's new...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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NEC shoehorns 368 Avoton cores and 1472GB of RAM into one box
— 3:01 PM on September 17, 2013

Our visit to the Kingston booth at IDF was particularly interesting for more than one reason. With the launch of Intel's Avoton SoC for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Servers

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Is this DDR4 demo box Haswell-EP in action?
— 12:03 PM on September 17, 2013

One of the highlights of this year's Intel Developer Forum was the introduction of the Xeon E5 v2 processors based on Ivy Bridge-EP silicon....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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We have a winner in our 'get creative' contest—actually, make that winners
— 4:50 PM on August 13, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, we kicked off the latest contest in our summer o' giveaways. This time, we invited readers to arrange PC...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Cases Storage

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Asus unveils 240GB PCIe solid-state drive
— 9:12 AM on July 29, 2013

You won't guess who's entered the SSD market this time. Yes, it's Asus—and the company hasn't made its entry half-heartedly. Say hello to the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Big Kepler fulfills potential in Nvidia's Quadro K6000 graphics card
— 8:00 AM on July 23, 2013

Nvidia's GK110 GPU is the big daddy of the Kepler generation. This seven-billion-transistor monster underpins the GeForce GTX Titan graphics card and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Workstations

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Samsung unveils 840 EVO solid-state drive family
— 8:00 PM on July 17, 2013

There's a new lineup of Samsung solid-state drives on the way. This one seems poised to supplant the budget-focused 840 Series, and it claims to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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OCZ Vertex 450 SSD has 20-nm NAND, tweaked Indilinx controller
— 8:01 AM on May 23, 2013

OCZ's Vertex SSD has a storied history. The original model launched in 2009 and was one of the first consumer-grade SSDs worth buying. ...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel expands mSATA line with 525 Series SSD
— 10:30 AM on January 28, 2013

Although Intel has a deep lineup of solid-state drives, its selection of mSATA models has been rather limited. Until today, all the firm had...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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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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Knight's Corner is now Xeon Phi
— 10:19 AM on June 18, 2012

The Intel project code-named Larrabee was intended to produce a discrete graphics processor to compete with chips from Nvidia and AMD. When that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Have Internet, will travel
— 12:00 AM on May 25, 2012

To borrow the first line from The Streets' magnificent A Grand Don't Come for Free, it was supposed to be so easy. After a brutally...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Personal tech

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Intel introduces 910 Series PCIe SSD
— 2:01 AM on April 12, 2012

Intel is no stranger to the world of enterprise-grade SSDs. Its first offering for that market, the X25-E, was released way back in the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Six screens, one desk
— 6:32 PM on March 8, 2012

When I sit down at my desk in the Benchmarking Sweatshop, it feels like maybe I could tap into the Matrix. I've slowly added...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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TR gerbil fashions RAID enclosure out of Lego
— 11:56 AM on October 7, 2011

We all need custom hardware occasionally. Some go to great lengths to build sophisticated testing rigs (ahem), but there's nothing wrong with a quick-and-dirty...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Epic ports Unreal Engine 3... to Flash
— 9:30 AM on October 5, 2011

Unreal Engine 3 has definitely shown up in some unexpected places—most notably Apple's iOS devices, in the form of Infinity Blade (and the upcoming Infinity...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Internet Software

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Windows 8 and the marginalization of geeks
— 10:23 AM on September 16, 2011

On Tuesday, Microsoft made the Windows 8 Developer Preview available publicly without demanding so much as a Windows Live login name and password in return....

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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