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AMD publishes patches for Vega support on Linux
— 4:00 PM on March 22, 2017

Phoronix reports that AMD just published 100 patches to the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver, adding support for the company's upcoming Vega GPUs. Just a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Linux-Unix

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Snapdragon 835 press event previews potent performance
— 12:43 PM on March 22, 2017

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 SoC is the company's next major revision of its flagship chip. The 835 is also the first high-performance SoC built...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD readies a fix for Ryzen FMA3 bug
— 2:30 PM on March 21, 2017

The first major bug affecting AMD's new Ryzen processors was found a couple weeks ago by folks using the open-source processor benchmark Flops. In...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Common Courtesy Day Shortbread
— 1:00 PM on March 21, 2017

PC hardware and computing Asus ROG SWIFT PG258Q 240Hz G-Sync 24.5in gaming monitor review @ KitGuru PC Specialist Magma Zen system review @ bit-tech Review: Razer...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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ARM DynamIQ makes big.LITTLE more flexible
— 11:00 AM on March 21, 2017

ARM's big.LITTLE scheme pairs clusters of hefty CPU cores along with groups of less capable, more power-efficient cores. The company is now taking the concept...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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iPhone 7 family gets the Product (RED) treatment
— 9:20 AM on March 21, 2017

Apple's iPhone 7 family didn't step out in any colors flashier than rose gold at launch. This morning, however, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Apple upgrades its 9.7" iPad and slices price to $329
— 8:38 AM on March 21, 2017

Apple quietly updated its entry-level 9.7" iPad this morning. The new iPad—called, simply, iPad—replaces the Air 2 at the base of the full-size iPad...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Qualcomm 205 SoC takes modern connectivity downmarket
— 2:17 PM on March 20, 2017

High-end smartphones with four or eight processor cores are great, but not every device in every market needs that kind of horsepower. Qualcomm's 205...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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GeForce 378.92 drivers are ready to travel to Andromeda
— 11:00 AM on March 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to pick up Bioware's Mass Effect series 600 years after from the original trilogy, and Nvidia is prepared for it...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Alphacool's Eiszeit compressor would impress Mr. Freeze
— 9:04 AM on March 17, 2017

When we talk about cooling our computers, usually we're talking about making them a bit less warm. But sometimes that's not enough. Maybe you're Batman...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Microsoft may block updates on new PCs running Windows 7 or 8.1
— 4:42 PM on March 16, 2017

A while back, Microsoft let the world know that it'd only support recent CPUs in the Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen, and Qualcomm 8996 families...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Everything You Do is Right Day Shortbread
— 1:30 PM on March 16, 2017

PC hardware and computing FCAT VR: measuring VR performance on the GTX 1060 and RX 480 @ PC Perspective Plextor M8Pe Series SSD review @

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Radeon 17.3.2 drivers suit up for Mass Effect: Andromeda
— 9:00 AM on March 16, 2017

It's been five years since Bioware wrapped up the original Mass Effect storyline, and fans of the story-driven RPG are hotly anticipating the upcoming sequel....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Ryzen 5 reports in on April 11 with chips from $169 to $249
— 9:00 PM on March 15, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs have made a splash for the workstation-class builder with their many threads at friendly prices, but not all of us...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Pi Day Shortbread
— 1:59 PM on March 14, 2017

More like Ti day, amirite? The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review @ PC Perspective Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB review @ Tom's Hardware Nvidia...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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PSA: Grab an HTC Vive kit, get a free RX 480
— 1:56 PM on March 14, 2017

Howdy gerbils, this is going to be short and sweet. If you want to take the VR plunge and are one graphics card short, then...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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