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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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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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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 Gaming

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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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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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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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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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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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MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard reviewed
— 3:20 PM on September 2, 2015

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard serves up Skylake support with a gaming twist. With an impressive next-gen storage payload and some gamer-friendly features, can this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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