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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...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Corsair's Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque memory reviewed
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2017

Corsair's Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque RAM boasts swift 3200 MT/s speeds and hot-rod-inspired looks to match. We ran it down the drag strip at...

Type: Feature article Tags: Memory

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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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Build log: we put together a potent VR-ready PC
— 6:13 PM on August 30, 2016

The arrival of Oculus' Rift and HTC's Vive VR headsets is as good an occasion as any to build a brand-new PC, so we tapped...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Aorus' X3 Plus v5 gaming laptop reviewed
— 9:07 AM on April 1, 2016

Aorus' X3 Plus v5 laptop packs eight threads of Skylake processing power and a GeForce GTX 970M graphics card into a 14" chassis. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Build log: we put together a muscular Breadbox
— 4:15 PM on January 4, 2016

Our Editor-in-Chief has always had a soft spot for small systems with big performance, and Gigabyte, OCZ, EVGA, G.Skill, and Logitech were happy to help...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN970 reviewed
— 2:58 PM on November 4, 2015

Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN970 stuffs a discrete Nvidia GeForce graphics card into a box that's not much bigger than a Mac mini. Is it the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Building the Skylake Damagebox
— 1:32 PM on November 2, 2015

We built a brand-new gaming PC based on the latest components—and we're giving it away! See what components we chose and how the build turned...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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Intel's Core i7-6700K 'Skylake' processor reviewed
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

Intel's brand-new Skylake CPU architecture has arrived on the desktop in the form of the Core i7-6700K processor. We've tested five generations of Intel...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Logitech's MX Master and MX Anywhere 2 mice reviewed
— 12:05 PM on August 3, 2015

Logitech's MX Master and MX Anywhere 2 mice represent the pinnacle of the company's productivity-oriented pointing devices. We spent some hand time with each one...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Intel's NUC5i7RYH mini-PC with Iris graphics reviewed
— 10:57 AM on June 10, 2015

Despite palm-sized proportions, Intel's NUC5i7RYH mini-PC is loaded with a 28W Broadwell processor, multiple storage bays, and connectivity galore. We've taken the small-form-factor system...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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The making of Damagebox 2015
— 3:43 PM on May 13, 2015

I've built myself a fast, quiet, and stately new PC out of all-new components. Come have a look at Damagebox 2015.

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Intel's Compute Stick miniature PC reviewed
— 10:00 AM on April 22, 2015

Despite being the size of a small candy bar, Intel's Compute Stick is an honest-to-goodness PC with a quad-core Bay Trail processor, expandable flash storage,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Rosewill's RK-9000V2 mechanical keyboard reviewed
— 11:45 PM on April 14, 2015

Rosewill's RK-9000 is one of the most popular mechanical keyboards around. Now there's a new version, the RK-9000V2, and we've gotten our hands...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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BenQ's XL2730Z 'FreeSync' monitor reviewed
— 1:02 PM on April 13, 2015

AMD's FreeSync is here, personified in BenQ's XL2730Z monitor. We've gone deep into the display's performance and smoothness, with direct comparisons to G-Sync using...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Gaming

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EVGA's Torq X5 and X10 mice reviewed
— 2:00 PM on March 19, 2015

EVGA has long been known for its GPUs, but the company is expanding into gaming peripherals, too. We put the company's Torq X5 and X10...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Intel's Broadwell-powered NUC mini-PC reviewed
— 6:41 PM on February 16, 2015

Thanks to the Broadwell-U silicon inside, Intel's new NUC promises better performance and power efficiency than the previous generation. There are other improvements under...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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