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WD-SanDisk acquisition clears final regulatory hurdle
— 7:00 AM on May 11, 2016

Back in October of last year, Western Digital announced its intent to buy SanDisk for $19 billion. While the road to completing that acquisition has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Asus reveals four new X99 boards for Broadwell-E CPUs
— 12:11 PM on May 10, 2016

Broadwell-E’s release is on the horizon, finally marking an end to the two-year reign of Haswell-E processors. The X99 chipset that's hosted Haswell-E CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Rumor: Intel Core i7-6950X bares its fangs in Cinebench tests
— 4:56 PM on May 5, 2016

May seems to be the month of engineering sample benchmarks. Hot on the heels of today's rumored GeForce GTX 1080 performance figures, it's now...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Workstations

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AMD bolsters its budget storage options with its R3 SSDs
— 9:17 AM on May 5, 2016

AMD’s best-known Radeon products are graphics cards, but the brand name can be found on a range of other offerings. The company offers Radeon

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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AMD adds refresh-rate ranges to its FreeSync monitor page
— 10:07 AM on May 4, 2016

AMD is making it easier to figure out the details of compatible monitors on its FreeSync page. A recent update added refresh-rate ranges and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Rumor: Early Broadwell-E benches hint at solid performance gains
— 8:12 AM on May 4, 2016

Over at the Overclock.net forums, user Maintenance Bot has apparently run a couple of tests on a Core i7-6850K engineering sample. In case you...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Philips' new 43-inch monitor might make native 4K practical
— 11:44 AM on May 3, 2016

Philips is releasing the BDM4350UC in the United States and the UK today. This 43-inch 4K IPS display supersedes the company's BDM4065UC monitor, which...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Alleged Kaby Lake CPU shows its face in SiSoft Sandra database
— 10:27 AM on May 3, 2016

Back in March, we reported on the demise of Intel’s long-held “tick-tock” product development strategy. For years, Intel has predictably released a line...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel cancels Broxton and SoFIA smartphone SoCs
— 11:29 AM on May 2, 2016

Intel has had a rough go of the last couple of weeks. Following its April 19 earnings report, Intel announced a plan to lay...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD completes spin-off of its assembly and test operations
— 2:00 PM on April 29, 2016

A few months ago, AMD announced that it was spinning off its chip assembly, test, mark, and pack (ATMP) operations into a joint venture...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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AOC Agon AG271QX is the first in a new line of gaming displays
— 7:39 AM on April 29, 2016

Chinese display manufacturer AOC recently announced that it planned to release a new line of gaming monitors under the brand name Agon. Today it's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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MSI debuts entry-level and enthusiast C232 motherboards
— 10:31 AM on April 28, 2016

MSI has announced a round of new C232-chipset motherboards today: the E3 Krait Gaming V5 and the E3M Workstation V5. These boards are designed to...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Z410 SSDs bring a 480GB tier to SanDisk's entry-level drives
— 9:05 AM on April 28, 2016

As the cost of flash storage continues to drop, buyers are demanding larger SSD capacities for their money. With its new Z410 line, SanDisk...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Seagate begins shipping its 10TB helium-filled hard drives
— 4:05 PM on April 27, 2016

We first learned about Seagate's 10TB Enterprise Capacity hard drive back in January, and now the company reports that it's shipping these monster drives...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Onkyo's DP-X1 makes high-end audio portable
— 11:33 AM on April 27, 2016

Luxury audio hardware aficionados, rejoice. Onkyo is releasing its DP-X1 portable digital audio player. No longer do you have to suffer through the noise...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Acer's Predator Z1 curved monitors are aggressively priced
— 11:50 AM on April 26, 2016

Acer's Predator gaming monitor series has been growing rapidly since its inception last year. While the brand has been used primarily for ultra-high-end, does-it-all gaming displays,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Dropbox Project Infinite is like a TARDIS for your files
— 8:27 AM on April 26, 2016

The rise of SSDs has brought about a small revolution in the speed and responsiveness of PCs, but those drives' capacities can be an obstacle...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Backblaze Storage Pod 6.0 puts 60 3.5" drives in 4U of space
— 12:46 PM on April 25, 2016

Cloud storage and backup company Backblaze is becoming  a household name among enthusiasts these days. The company annually releases one of the only high-count...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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