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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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MSI shows next-gen Intel motherboards
— 11:19 AM on April 17, 2014

Motherboards based on Intel's next-gen desktop chipsets are almost upon us. We've known they were coming for some time, but this is the first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Gigabyte's G1.Sniper 5 motherboard reviewed
— 12:40 PM on March 21, 2014

Gigabyte's G1.Sniper 5 is a beast. It has a Haswell-compatible socket, multiple wired and wireless networking options, exotic integrated audio with a replaceable OP-amp,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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PowerVR Wizard brings ray tracing to real-time graphics
— 12:52 PM on March 18, 2014

When we visited Imagination Technologies at CES, they were showing off some intriguing hardware that augments their GPUs in order to accelerate ray-traced rendering....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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AMD's A8-7600 'Kaveri' processor reviewed
— 7:00 AM on January 14, 2014

AMD's next-generation APU packs in a ton of innovation, including updated "Steamroller" CPU cores, GCN graphics, and advanced HSA features. But is it enough to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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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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The Xbone reviews are out
— 11:09 AM on November 21, 2013

Looks like the press embargo has lifted on reviews of the Xbox One in anticipation of the console's impending public launch, so you can now...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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AMD reveals 2014 APU roadmap for tablets, convertibles
— 4:15 PM on November 13, 2013

We already know that AMD's next-gen Kaveri APU is coming to mobile systems. However, the chip will only fit into power envelopes ranging from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Lenovo intros 8'' Win8.1 slate with Bay Trail inside
— 3:20 PM on October 16, 2013

PC makers are announcing 8" Windows 8.1 tablets left and right. The latest one to hop on the bandwagon is Lenovo, whose new Miix2...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Papa's got a brand-new, undead-proof European carryall
— 11:02 AM on October 16, 2013

So iPhone 5S and 5C mania has died down (although someone needs to tell the entrepreneurs on eBay), OS X Mavericks has yet to go...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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Asus Transformer Book T100 convertible has quad-core Bay Trail SoC, starts at $349
— 7:30 PM on September 11, 2013

We now have more details on the Bay Trail convertible Asus showed during today's IDF keynote. The system employs the Atom Z3740, which...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Intel's Atom Z3000 'Bay Trail' SoC revealed
— 11:00 AM on September 11, 2013

Intel has just pulled back the curtain on the Atom Z3000 series, based on the "Bay Trail" SoC. Equipped with the potent new "Silvermont"...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus' X79-Deluxe motherboard reviewed
— 11:29 AM on September 5, 2013

Most motherboard makers are relying on existing LGA2011 models to complement Intel's latest Ivy Bridge-E CPUs. Asus has taken a different approach by rolling...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Intel's Core i7-4960X processor reviewed
— 2:00 AM on September 3, 2013

The NSA intercepted our review of the Core i7-4960X before we even had it completed. Let's listen in and see what they made...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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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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