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New game and BIOS updates promise to boost Ryzen performance
— 12:30 PM on March 30, 2017

The value proposition of AMD's Ryzen 7 lineup of eight-core processors in highly-threaded workloads is pretty clear-cut. It's harder to say the same about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Gaming

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Intel defends its process-technology leadership at 14nm and 10nm
— 10:00 AM on March 30, 2017

As process sizes grow smaller and smaller, Intel believes that the true characteristics of those technology advances are being clouded by an over-reliance on a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Thermaltake's View 28 case can light up any room
— 2:30 PM on March 29, 2017

Like a mad scientist who has no idea when to stop, computer gear manufacturers are dropping more and more RGB LED lights into their wares....

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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SiSoft Sandra Platinum 2017 is ready for Ryzen
— 9:00 AM on March 29, 2017

In our recent review of AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs, we ran into some limitations with our usual suite of synthetic CPU benchmarks. Neither SiSoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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Intel lets loose Kaby Lake-based Xeon E3 v6 processors
— 4:58 PM on March 28, 2017

We love our Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs around here, particularly when it comes to gaming, but not everyone has time for such frivolity....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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MakeVR and Vive Tracker get HTC Vive ready for work and play
— 2:30 PM on March 27, 2017

We tend to focus on virtual reality for entertainment purposes, but the technology has potential to aid with more productive tasks. HTC and developer Sixense...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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Deals of the week: an RX 480 4GB for $150 and more
— 10:57 AM on March 24, 2017

How fare thee, kind gerbil? Have you meditated on that upgrade you've been putting off for the better part of six months now? Are the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia Storage

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EVGA readies a Hybrid Waterblock for Nvidia GP102 cards
— 9:05 AM on March 24, 2017

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the fastest graphics card we've tested. For some, its performance is just a jumping-off point. Getting those last...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Elgato Stream Deck lets streamers play news desk
— 4:30 PM on March 23, 2017

Elgato's just-announced Stream Deck puts the tactile macro buttons seen in use by news production crews into the hands of streamers. The deck seems...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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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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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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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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Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs
— 1:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Waiting for images to load is no fun. Neither is paying for bandwidth to serve or receive those images. We've reported in the recent past...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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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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Thermaltake Core P1 TG chassis won't take up much room on your wall
— 11:30 AM on March 16, 2017

Thermaltake has developed an entire family of wall-mountable open-frame PC chassis with its Core P3, P5, and P7. The Core line's newest...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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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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BitFenix Portal compact case is no puzzler
— 10:00 AM on March 15, 2017

Almost six years have passed since the last entry in the series, but Valve's Portal games still have a substantial group of fervent fans,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Gaming

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