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The Tech Report System Guide: May 2017 edition
— 3:31 PM on May 9, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain. We also account for...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Cooling Storage

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Lost Sock Memorial Day Shortbread
— 12:30 PM on May 9, 2017

Full disclosure: this is not actually a lost sock PC hardware and computing Alphacool NexXxos Cool Answer 360 D5/UT water...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 630 and 660 SoCs go for the middle lane
— 11:30 AM on May 9, 2017

Apple A-Series and Qualcomm 800-series SoCs get the lion's share of attention in the mobile space, but not everyone buys an iPhone or a high-end...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Nvidia demos a multi-user VR system at GTC
— 1:00 PM on May 8, 2017

Thus far, the virtual reality ecosystem has focused almost exclusively on single-user experiences. A few developers have made attempts to use things like HTC's Vive...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Upcoming Ryzen BIOS updates could improve memory performance
— 10:00 AM on May 8, 2017

As we and other sites have demonstrated, using fast memory can result in a significant performance boost on systems with AMD's Ryzen processors. It...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Memory

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Intel plugs Active Management Technology security hole
— 4:02 PM on May 5, 2017

Over the past few days, some scary stories have been circulating the internet regarding a privilege escalation vulnerability in Intel's Active Management Technology suite,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Star Wars Day Shortbread
— 2:00 PM on May 4, 2017

dah dah dah dum da da dum da da-da-dum PC hardware and computing Acer Aspire VX 15 budget gaming laptop...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Imagination Technologies puts MIPS and Ensigma up for sale
— 9:00 AM on May 4, 2017

Imagination Technologies is putting its MIPS CPU IP business and Ensigma digital signal processing IP up for sale. In a regulatory update published this...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Skylake will hit datacenters as Xeon Processor Scalable family
— 7:53 AM on May 4, 2017

Intel's Skylake Xeons are among the most anticipated tech that will launch this year. This morning, the company confirmed the naming scheme it'll be...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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CPU-Z changes benchmarking algorithm for accuracy with Ryzen
— 2:00 PM on May 3, 2017

We don't use it here at TR, but the CPU-Z benchmark has served me well in my personal life as a figurative hand-to-the-forehead for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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In the lab: AMD's Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 1400 CPUs
— 3:14 PM on May 2, 2017

Testing of AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs and friends continues apace in the TR labs, but one of the reasons you haven't seen our productivity...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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National Truffle Day Shortbread
— 1:30 PM on May 2, 2017

Truffles? No thanks. I'm already stuffed. PC hardware and computing Mesh Wi-Fi performance benchmarks: eero vs. Google Wifi vs. Amplifi...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Ryzen can't put AMD into the black for its fiscal Q1 2017
— 5:26 PM on May 1, 2017

AMD reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2017 today. Despite an 18% year-over-year increase in revenue to $984 million, the company...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Sparton LPC-815 and LPC-835 PCs are ready to take the heat
— 5:00 PM on May 1, 2017

Most computers live fairly easy lives. Sure, some of them are punished by overclocking or endure crowded conditions in data centers, but those machines are...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Corsair's One Pro small-form-factor gaming PC reviewed
— 3:30 PM on May 1, 2017

Corsair's One Pro promises full-fat desktop performance from a system much smaller than most off-the-rack Mini-ITX PCs. We turned up the heat on the One...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Acer's Aspire GX-281 lineup brings Ryzen to the masses
— 11:30 AM on April 28, 2017

Despite Ryzen CPUs roaring out of the gate a few weeks back, major PC makers haven't yet announced pre-built systems based around AMD's new...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Deals of the week: discounts on CPUs, mobos, and more
— 11:04 AM on April 28, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! You may be itching to upgrade your decade-old system, but the high prices of desirable CPUs and motherboards is possibly an issue. Fear...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Input devices

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Intel enjoys healthy revenue and profits for Q1 2017
— 4:18 PM on April 27, 2017

Intel reported healthy earnings and profits for the first quarter of this year as it continues its transition away from being the company that primarily...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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