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Acer VX 15 laptops offer Pascal and Kaby Lake on a budget
— 4:03 PM on March 15, 2017

A while back during CES, we talked briefly about the Acer Aspire VX 15 gaming laptops. They've now arrived, and we have the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Nvidia releases FCAT VR performance metrics tool
— 2:30 PM on March 15, 2017

Performance testing for VR apps is a tricky problem, and one we've not quite found a satisfactory answer for. As it turns out, Nvidia may...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Chrome 57 saves power and CPU cycles by throttling background tabs
— 11:30 AM on March 15, 2017

When we wrote about Chrome 56 about six weeks ago, we mentioned that Google was working on aggressively throttling background tabs in order to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Eurocom Sky X9E3 stretches the meaning of 'laptop'
— 4:00 PM on March 14, 2017

Eurocom has offered plenty of machines with lots of powerful hardware inside laptop-shaped packages before. Now, the company's Sky X9E3 laptop really stretches the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Report: TSMC set to fabricate Volta and Centriq on 12-nm process
— 11:30 AM on March 14, 2017

We're still gawping at the massive performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but here's a nugget of news about Nvidia's next big thing....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Report: Softbank selling a 25% stake in ARM Holdings
— 9:00 AM on March 14, 2017

A scant six months ago, SoftBank acquired ARM Holdings for a whopping $32 billion. Now, the Japanese conglomerate is reportedly in "final-stage" talks to sell...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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AMD says Ryzen CPUs are performing as expected after launch
— 5:43 PM on March 13, 2017

In the wake of AMD's Ryzen launch, intrepid builders, hackers, and reviewers at PC hardware sites around the web have shared data that purport...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Adata SD600 external SSD takes 3D NAND on the go
— 9:01 AM on March 10, 2017

External drive buyers can have unique priorities. Some want 8TB of storage and are willing to put up with the relative fragility and low performance...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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GeForce 378.78 drivers supercharge DirectX 12 and Vulkan
— 10:30 AM on March 9, 2017

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is out, and that means you need a driver that knows what the heck it is. Fortunately Nvidia just...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Windows 10 Creators Update shows ads in Explorer
— 9:00 AM on March 9, 2017

Windows 10 has had ads of some kind since launch. Most of them were easy to turn off, but the upcoming Creators Update may make...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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PowerVR Furian GPU crams more performance into less area
— 1:31 PM on March 8, 2017

Imagination Technology's last major GPU architecture revision was 2010's Rogue. The comapny has produced six iterations on the architecture in the meantime, and now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Report: Microsoft ports Windows Server to ARM
— 11:30 AM on March 8, 2017

Well, that cat's finally coming out of the bag. In what's seen in the tech world as an inevitable future, ARM-based chips look to be...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Networking Servers

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Nvidia Jetson TX2 packs Pascal in a pint-size package
— 9:00 AM on March 8, 2017

The Raspberry Pi Foundation makes some fun and well-supported single-board computers, but sometimes a small embedded system needs more graphical horsepower than the four 300...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Radeon 17.3.1 drivers are ready to explore Ghost Recon: Wildlands
— 12:30 PM on March 7, 2017

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is upon us. If you're planning to play it on your Radeon, make sure you grab the just-released Radeon driver...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Ryzen availability check: eight cores and nowhere to put 'em
— 4:00 PM on March 6, 2017

Four days after Ryzen CPUs officially hit the market, you can easily pick one up at Newegg or Amazon. Both sites have

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Microsoft will now sell you a Surface Book with no GeForce
— 1:51 PM on March 6, 2017

The biggest competitors for Microsoft's Surface Book premium convertibles don't have discrete graphics chips. While that limits their 3D performance, it also means...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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AMD's Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 7 1700 CPUs reviewed
— 9:53 AM on March 2, 2017

AMD's Ryzen CPUs are here. Join us as we review the Ryzen 7 1700, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 7 1800X to see whether they're...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Valiant delidder finds solder under Ryzen heatspreader
— 9:00 AM on March 2, 2017

Roman "der8auer" Hartung is one of the more hardcore overlockers out there today. I'm a fan of his work over at Overclocking.Guide, and today...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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