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Intel's Core i9-7900X CPU reviewed, part one
— 8:01 AM on June 19, 2017

Intel's Core i9-7900X and its Skylake-X brethren bring AVX-512 support, a new cache hierarchy, and a new on-die interconnect to high-end desktops. We examine how...

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Aorus' GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G graphics card reviewed
— 8:30 AM on May 8, 2017

Aorus' GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G promises to unshackle the GP102 GPU from the constraints of a reference board. We run this card...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD's Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 570 graphics cards reviewed
— 8:00 AM on April 18, 2017

Just under a year has passed since AMD released its Radeon RX 400-series graphics cards, and now the company is back with an improved 14-nm...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X and Ryzen 5 1500X CPUs reviewed, part one
— 8:00 AM on April 11, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are here. In part one of our review, we go Inside the Second to see whether the Ryzen 5 1600X and...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Gaming

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card reviewed
— 8:00 AM on March 9, 2017

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card brings the power of the Titan X Pascal to mere mortals. We go Inside the Second to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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MSI's Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard reviewed
— 11:00 AM on January 3, 2017

MSI's Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard serves up the Z270 platform with a gaming bent and a lot of RGB LED lighting. We put this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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AMD's Radeon RX 460 graphics card reviewed
— 2:49 PM on August 11, 2016

AMD's Radeon RX 460 graphics card is its first to use the tiny Polaris 11 GPU, which promises a major boost in performance-per-watt for its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Asus' X99-A II motherboard reviewed
— 11:42 AM on August 9, 2016

Asus' X99-A was one of our favorite X99 motherboards when it first hit the market. With the advent of Broadwell-E, Asus refreshed this winning formula...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming graphics card reviewed
— 3:40 PM on July 28, 2016

Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming is the first custom-cooled version of Nvidia's biggest, baddest graphics card we've tested. We find out whether it does...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card reviewed
— 6:56 PM on June 24, 2016

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 is the company's first consumer graphics card to feature its new Pascal architecture, fabricated on a next-generation 16-nm process node. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Gigabyte's Z170X-UD3 motherboard reviewed
— 10:16 AM on June 7, 2016

Gigabyte's Z170X-UD3 is a mid-range motherboard that gives builders everything the Z170 chipset has to offer and more. We take an in-depth look at this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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MSI's Z170A SLI Plus motherboard reviewed
— 12:16 PM on May 6, 2016

MSI's Z170A SLI Plus is a mainstream board that gives builders everything they need and nothing they don't—at least on paper. We reviewed this board...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Asus' ROG Maximus VIII Impact motherboard reviewed
— 11:49 AM on February 1, 2016

The last time we looked at a premium Mini-ITX board from Asus' Republic of Gamers series, we came away impressed. Can the Z170 Maximus VIII...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard reviewed
— 4:18 PM on November 25, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 is the very definition of top end. This board is four-way CrossFire and SLI ready, thanks to a PLX PCIe switch chip....

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Revisiting the Killer NIC, eight years on
— 10:36 AM on October 20, 2015

Killer-powered Gigabit Ethernet ports can be found on many gaming-focused motherboards and laptops these days. We talked to Killer Networking about the details of its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Networking

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 950 graphics card reviewed
— 6:07 PM on September 30, 2015

So far, 2015 has given us a bounty of high-end graphics cards. If you want to spend somewhere north of three hundred bucks on a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 4:50 PM on September 24, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard has more next-gen storage connectivity than you can shake a stick at, Techicolor LED lighting, and premium Creative audio. Does all...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Fable Legends DirectX 12 performance revealed
— 8:00 AM on September 24, 2015

Fable Legends is one of the first games to make use of DirectX 12, and it produces some truly sumptuous visuals. Here's a look...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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