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The Tech Report System Guide: September 2017 edition
— 5:37 PM on September 20, 2017

Ryzen 3, Ryzen Threadripper, new Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs, and a tectonic shift in graphics card pricing have made for a tumultuous couple...

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

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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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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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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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Corsair's K68 water-resistant gaming keyboard reviewed
— 1:24 PM on August 24, 2017

Corsair's K68 keyboard blends the company's usual recipe of Cherry MX switches and discrete media controls with an unusual new feature: a water-resistant membrane under...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Aorus' X5 v7 gaming laptop reviewed
— 2:30 PM on August 23, 2017

Gigabyte's Aorus X5 v7 notebook puts a GTX 1070 and a high-resolution G-Sync display in a relatively thin-and-light package. We thoroughly tested it to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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SteelSeries' Rival 310 and Sensei 310 gaming mice reviewed
— 1:16 PM on August 22, 2017

SteelSeries' Rival 310 and Sensei 310 are the company's first mice with its TrueMove3 sensor, which promises a wider range of one-to-one tracking than any...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Intel kicks off eighth-gen Core with four cores and eight threads in 15W
— 2:01 AM on August 21, 2017

Intel is kicking off the eighth generation of its Core CPUs today with four 15W CPUs boasting four cores and eight threads. We examine what...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1920X and Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPUs reviewed
— 3:31 PM on August 18, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and Ryzen Threadripper 1920X CPUs cap off AMD's return to x86 CPU competitiveness. Join us as we run them through a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Nvidia Quadro vDWS brings greater flexibility to virtualized pro graphics
— 8:00 AM on August 17, 2017

Nvidia's Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation software yokes the flexibility of Pascal Tesla accelerators to let them host more professional users or more demanding data...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Software Servers Workstations

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The Tech Report's summer 2017 mobile staff picks
— 2:08 PM on August 16, 2017

It's time for another edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, where we comb the worlds of tablets, laptops, and phones to separate the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Next-gen Qualcomm Spectra ISPs bring more depth to mobile devices
— 6:00 AM on August 15, 2017

Qualcomm's next-gen Spectra image signal processors bring extensive depth-sensing capabilities to the company's mobile processing platforms. We explore how these capabilities could shape the next...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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SteelSeries' Rival 500 gaming mouse reviewed
— 1:00 PM on August 1, 2017

SteelSeries' Rival 700 intrigued us with its force-feedback feature, but that promising buzz was dulled by some gimmicks and a high price. SteelSeries is back...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, Threadripper 1920X, and Threadripper 1900X CPUs revealed
— 9:30 PM on July 30, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are poised to take the fight to Intel's high-end desktop processors and the X299 platform. Take a first look at this...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 CPUs reviewed
— 8:00 AM on July 27, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 3 CPUs bring the Zen architecture to its most affordable price point ever. Join us as we dive into gaming and productivity workloads...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 boasts refinements galore
— 4:00 PM on July 26, 2017

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 might not have one big headline feature, but it brings a boatload of small quality-of-life improvements to Radeon...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Software

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HyperX's Alloy Elite mechanical gaming keyboard reviewed
— 5:15 PM on July 17, 2017

HyperX has made a name for itself with gaming gear that forgoes frills in favor of function. Its Alloy Elite mechanical gaming keyboard takes a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Building a PC remote starter from scratch
— 4:43 PM on July 6, 2017

Commercially-available remote power switches make turning a PC on and off from a distance a simple task, but our resident microcontroller enthusiast thought of a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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