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In the lab: AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X and Ryzen 5 1500X CPUs
— 5:24 PM on March 31, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 processors don't launch until April 11, but a large box has made its way to my doorstep with a whole bunch...

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Deals of the week: a Das Keyboard for $90 and more
— 12:48 PM on March 31, 2017

Afternoon's greetings, gerbils. If you're not aware, today is an early-April-Fools day, but that doesn't mean we're going to skip doing our weekly deals. That's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Power Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey is leaving Facebook
— 4:08 PM on March 30, 2017

Palmer Luckey, one of the biggest forces behind the Oculus Rift headset and co-founder of the Facebook-owned Oculus, is leaving the company, according to

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Kaby Lake Pentiums and Celerons won't support Optane Memory
— 3:05 PM on March 30, 2017

When Intel's Optane Memory technology launched this week, we overlooked a critical requirement for the platform. Despite seeming ideal for speeding up budget-friendly systems...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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New game and BIOS updates promise to boost Ryzen performance
— 12:30 PM on March 30, 2017

The value proposition of AMD's Ryzen 7 lineup of eight-core processors in highly-threaded workloads is pretty clear-cut. It's harder to say the same about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Gaming

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Intel defends its process-technology leadership at 14nm and 10nm
— 10:00 AM on March 30, 2017

As process sizes grow smaller and smaller, Intel believes that the true characteristics of those technology advances are being clouded by an over-reliance on a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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SiSoft Sandra Platinum 2017 is ready for Ryzen
— 9:00 AM on March 29, 2017

In our recent review of AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs, we ran into some limitations with our usual suite of synthetic CPU benchmarks. Neither SiSoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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SteelSeries' Rival 700 gaming mouse reviewed
— 8:00 AM on March 29, 2017

SteelSeries' Rival 700 is one of the first mice on the market with a tactile-feedback system built in, courtesy of a vibration motor inside. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Intel lets loose Kaby Lake-based Xeon E3 v6 processors
— 4:58 PM on March 28, 2017

We love our Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs around here, particularly when it comes to gaming, but not everyone has time for such frivolity....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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MakeVR and Vive Tracker get HTC Vive ready for work and play
— 2:30 PM on March 27, 2017

We tend to focus on virtual reality for entertainment purposes, but the technology has potential to aid with more productive tasks. HTC and developer Sixense...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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Deals of the week: an RX 480 4GB for $150 and more
— 10:57 AM on March 24, 2017

How fare thee, kind gerbil? Have you meditated on that upgrade you've been putting off for the better part of six months now? Are the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia Storage

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Elgato Stream Deck lets streamers play news desk
— 4:30 PM on March 23, 2017

Elgato's just-announced Stream Deck puts the tactile macro buttons seen in use by news production crews into the hands of streamers. The deck seems...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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Snapdragon 835 press event previews potent performance
— 12:43 PM on March 22, 2017

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 SoC is the company's next major revision of its flagship chip. The 835 is also the first high-performance SoC built...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD readies a fix for Ryzen FMA3 bug
— 2:30 PM on March 21, 2017

The first major bug affecting AMD's new Ryzen processors was found a couple weeks ago by folks using the open-source processor benchmark Flops. In...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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ARM DynamIQ makes big.LITTLE more flexible
— 11:00 AM on March 21, 2017

ARM's big.LITTLE scheme pairs clusters of hefty CPU cores along with groups of less capable, more power-efficient cores. The company is now taking the concept...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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In the lab: EpicGear's Defiant keyboard and Morpha X mouse
— 3:39 PM on March 20, 2017

Even the most hard-core gerbils may never have heard the name EpicGear before. We've only mentioned the company once before outside of Shortbread...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Qualcomm 205 SoC takes modern connectivity downmarket
— 2:17 PM on March 20, 2017

High-end smartphones with four or eight processor cores are great, but not every device in every market needs that kind of horsepower. Qualcomm's 205...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Samsung Bixby wants to guide you through the Galaxy
— 12:32 PM on March 20, 2017

Smartphones and connected devices keep adding new capabilities, and Samsung thinks users might need some help keeping up. The company says its Bixby AI...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Internet

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