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In the lab: MSI's Aegis 3 gaming desktop
— 3:28 PM on September 18, 2017

We were pretty impressed with Optane memory when we got to test it in the system provided by Intel. Now, MSI has sent over...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Rumor: Eight-core desktop Intel CPUs and Z390 chipset riding in
— 2:15 PM on September 18, 2017

Early last month, we saw some leaks out of China that gave us our first potential bits of detailed information about Intel's Coffee Lake...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard reviewed
— 12:29 PM on September 18, 2017

Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming is the pinnacle of the company's newest family of motherboards. We see whether the Strix formula of understated looks and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Synology XS, Plus, and Value NAS boxes bring big storage to every device
— 11:18 AM on September 18, 2017

Enthusiast PCs seem to be going away from towers packed full of mechanical hard drives and towards compact enclosures with limited room for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Western Digital offers datacenters 12 TB of Gold
— 12:30 PM on September 15, 2017

Western Digital (WD) has a wide range of hard drive variations, sometimes a little tricky to keep track of. Regular consumer drivers come are labeled...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Rumor: AMD Raven Ridge APU scores appear on Geekbench
— 11:00 AM on September 15, 2017

As far as we know, the next big release from AMD's CPU division should be the Ryzen-based APUs code-named "Raven Ridge." These chips are rumored...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard reviewed
— 6:00 AM on September 15, 2017

Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard sets itself apart with an included VRM water block, Creative onboard sound, and a fully-fledged Intel Thunderbolt 3 controller. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday deals: keyboards, a wide monitor, and a super-fast SSD
— 10:49 AM on September 14, 2017

It's Thursday afternoon in the western hemisphere of the blue marble we call Earth, so that means it is deals time again at The Tech...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Zotac Zbox EK- and ER-series mini-PCs fit full-size graphics cards
— 9:13 AM on September 14, 2017

Zotac has developed a fanbase around its tiny PCs and compact versions of typically-long graphics cards. The company's latest Zbox Magnus EK...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Kailh's Mini Choc PG1232 is a mechanical key switch on a diet
— 4:22 PM on September 13, 2017

Typical mechanical keyboard switches are inherently a certain height, and that presents some problems for some scenarios. Even if you aren't creating a wacky...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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HP Z8, Z6, and Z4 workstations put Xeon Scalable CPUs to work
— 3:15 PM on September 13, 2017

The trade shows never end. HP is in Amsterdam gearing up for the 2017 International Broadcasting Convention. The show doesn't actually start until tomorrow,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

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HP EliteBooks and upgradeable EliteOne 1000 AIO work in style
— 12:15 PM on September 13, 2017

HP has an eye on the professional crowd this week with a set of new devices in its EliteBook line. The company has a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Toshiba negotiates sale of its NAND arm to Bain Capital-led group
— 9:03 AM on September 13, 2017

Toshiba has announced that it's entering negotiations with a bidding group led by American investment capital company Bain Capital to purchase its silicon manufacturing...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Lenovo ThinkStation P920 and P720 unleash Xeon power
— 9:35 AM on September 12, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper brought up to 16 cores and 32 threads to the PC party. Intel's Skylake-X Core X CPUs have up to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

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Rumor: Intel Coffee Lake benchmarks spill onto the web
— 3:00 PM on September 11, 2017

The rumor mongers over at Videocardz have gotten a hold of benchmark figures for Intel's upcoming eighth-generation Core processors. Previous rounds of the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel Dawson Canyon NUCs are ready for tinkering
— 1:30 PM on September 11, 2017

The idea of taking what's essentially laptop hardware and packing it into ridiculously tiny enclosures didn't start with Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) mini-PCs,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Gigabyte's Aero 15 gaming laptop reviewed
— 10:30 AM on September 11, 2017

Gigabyte's Aero 15 notebook brings together one of Intel's most powerful mobile CPUs and Nvidia's GTX 1060 6GB graphics chip in a chassis that's well...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Friday deal: full-coverage Threadripper AIOs and a mobo for $65 off
— 3:01 PM on September 8, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processors come with a handy adapter ring for common Asetek liquid coolers, but early testing of dedicated heatsinks for those...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Miscellaneous

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