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Take a video tour of our Breadbox build
— 4:24 PM on February 11, 2016

We recently posted a build log for a small-form-factor gaming PC we like to call the Breadbox. We've documented the build process on video, too....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Some Zen CPUs may pack 32 cores and eight memory channels
— 11:03 AM on February 11, 2016

Every time there's an impending CPU or GPU release, a lot of rumors start floating around. AMD's upcoming Zen architecture is no exception to that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Snapdragon 625 SoC powers up mid-range mobile devices
— 10:01 AM on February 11, 2016

Qualcomm has announced three new additions to its Snapdragon line of mobile SoCs: the Snapdragon 625, 435, and 425. The numbers suggest...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing

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Windows 10 gets new Release Preview ring and detailed change logs
— 4:29 PM on February 10, 2016

Most users are aware that Microsoft regularly publishes updates to Windows 10 called "cumulative updates." Although that name has a nice ring to it, it...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems Windows

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Asus releases a trio of colorful B150 boards for smaller PCs
— 10:57 AM on February 10, 2016

It's still amazing how much horsepower one can cram into a small computer these days. Asus is serving that increasingly popular market with three B150-based...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Gaming

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ASRock kills its SkyOC BCLK overclocking feature
— 10:00 AM on February 5, 2016

Farewell, Skylake BCLK overclocking, we hardly knew ye. ASRock has pulled the plug on its SkyOC feature, not even a couple months after it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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ASRock A88M-ITX/ac gives AMD APUs a fun-sized foundation
— 9:51 AM on February 4, 2016

AMD's affordable CPUs can be a great fit for an HTPC or a NAS server. ASRock is likely thinking along the same lines, as it's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Servers

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Soft Machines reveals performance targets for its VISC processors
— 1:15 PM on February 3, 2016

Soft Machines continues to develop CPUs built using its VISC architecture. If you're not already familiar with VISC, be sure to read our in-depth...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Biostar H110MD Pro mobo gives Skylake a microATX home for $55
— 11:10 AM on February 3, 2016

Biostar's microATX H110MD Pro is the company's latest foray into the Skylake motherboard space. This board carries a budget-friendly $54.99 suggested price. Unlike most Skylake...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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OCZ upgrades its budget SSD lineup with the Trion 150
— 9:23 AM on February 3, 2016

Back when we reviewed OCZ's Trion 100 solid-state drive, we concluded its attractive price didn't quite make up for its performance. OCZ is now...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Win10 becomes a recommended update for older Windows versions
— 4:09 PM on February 2, 2016

Last year, Microsoft said it had future plans to push users to upgrade to Windows 10, and it's keeping its promise. The operating system...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Seagate hit with class-action lawsuit over 3TB drive failures
— 9:56 AM on February 2, 2016

Remember the IBM Deskstar fiasco many moons ago? We may be seeing a rehash of that story, this time with Seagate as a defendant....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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AMD puts Excavator on the desktop with the Athlon X4 845
— 8:52 AM on February 2, 2016

AMD had some announcements to make at CES regarding Socket AM4 and a new, quieter boxed cooler called the Wraith. While new CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Asus' ROG Maximus VIII Impact motherboard reviewed
— 11:49 AM on February 1, 2016

The last time we looked at a premium Mini-ITX board from Asus' Republic of Gamers series, we came away impressed. Can the Z170 Maximus VIII...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte X99 BIOS updates could hint at Broadwell-E CPU support
— 5:34 PM on January 29, 2016

Gigabyte has quietly released BIOS updates for its range of X99-chipset-based motherboards. Along with support for 16GB DIMMs, the new firmware versions bring support...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Microsoft cloud revenues rise as phones plunge in its fiscal Q2
— 3:46 PM on January 28, 2016

Microsoft has released its earnings numbers for the second quarter of its fiscal 2016. The company took in $23.8 billion in revenue, $6 billion...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile and Lumia updates
— 3:23 PM on January 22, 2016

Users looking forward to Windows 10 Mobile are going to have to wait a little longer. According to VentureBeat, Microsoft is delaying the release...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 now available with 1TB SSDs
— 10:11 AM on January 22, 2016

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book have certainly made an impression with techies everywhere. Some really heavy-duty users may feel a little...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Mobile computing Windows

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