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Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more
— 11:24 AM on April 17, 2015

SSDs take center stage in this week's deals post—but not the ones you might expect. The headliner is Crucial's M500 960GB, which is marked down to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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AMD posts $180 million loss, shutters SeaMicro business
— 6:00 AM on April 17, 2015

AMD has posted its first-quarter financial results for 2015, and they're full of red ink. The company is also dispensing with the high-density server...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Razer's BlackWidow Chroma spawns a tenkeyless variant
— 2:56 PM on April 16, 2015

Razer's BlackWidow Chroma gaming keyboard is getting a little brother. Today, the company announced the BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma, an RGB-backlit mechanical keyboard with...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Leak details Skylake-S processors, chipset with PCIe Gen3
— 9:10 AM on April 16, 2015

Intel's next-gen Skylake processor is rumored to be just a few months away. We still don't have official confirmation of the new platform's release...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Asus' Trooper mobo TUF-ens up the B85 chipset
— 2:27 PM on April 15, 2015

Motherboards based on Intel's B85 chipset might not be the first things that come to mind when you think "enthusiast-grade" hardware, but Asus is blazing...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung's four-lane PCIe SSD goes NVMe
— 10:14 AM on April 15, 2015

Samsung first revealed its SM951 PCIe SSD in Korea last year. The M.2 gumstick was billed as an NVM Express implementation at the time,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Here's our discussion of FreeSync, G-Sync, and the BenQ XL2730Z
— 9:01 AM on April 15, 2015

We talked about my review of the BenQ XL2370Z FreeSync monitor on the podcast recently. Here's what I had to say about it there.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Weak desktop sales can't hold down Intel's Q1 financials
— 6:00 AM on April 15, 2015

Intel's first-quarter financials are in, and they paint a mixed picture of the company's fortunes. Compared to the same quarter last year, revenue was...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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New 840 EVO fix adds ''periodic refresh'' to firmware
— 11:50 AM on April 14, 2015

Last year, some Samsung 840 EVO SSDs started exhibiting slower read speeds with old data. The problem was patched in October, but the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Ventus X mouse fights sweaty palms with textured finish, extra ventilation
— 10:45 AM on April 14, 2015

Some gamers get sweaty palms while playing, an affliction that can make it difficult to keep a good handle on one's mouse. Fortunately, Thermaltake's new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Samsung NVMe tech powers HP Z Turbo SSD
— 11:48 AM on April 13, 2015

Add HP to the list of SSD providers with next-gen NVMe hotness. The company announced its Z...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Skylake reference design spotted in Shenzhen
— 9:00 AM on April 13, 2015

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed in February that the Core M processor is getting a Skylake refresh in the second half of the year....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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HGST ships NVM Express SSD with 3000MB/s top speed
— 2:01 AM on April 13, 2015

Make way for another PCI Express SSD. HGST has started shipping the Ultrastar SN100 Series, which combines four lanes of Gen3 connectivity with the NVM...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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The TR Podcast 174: PCIe SSDs and FreeSync displays
— 3:53 PM on April 10, 2015

The video of last night's TR Podcast live stream is now available on YouTube. This week, we look at the new Surface 3 and a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing Podcast

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Leak describes compute-oriented AMD server chip with 16 Zen cores
— 12:20 PM on April 10, 2015

Details have already leaked out about the first desktop CPUs based on AMD's next-gen Zen architecture, and now, Fudzilla has tasty morsels for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Deal of the week: A $400 Steam Machine, $80 Define R4, and more
— 10:38 AM on April 10, 2015

We have another batch of PC hardware deals for you today. Alienware's "Steam Machine Ready" Alpha gaming rig normally costs more than current-gen consoles, but coupon...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Memory Gaming

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HDMI 2.0a adds support for HDR displays
— 9:05 AM on April 10, 2015

In 2013, the HDMI Forum released version 2.0 of its audio/video spec. Devices compatible with the standard slowly trickled onto the market, but now...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Xeon Phi chips will fuel 180-petaflop DOE supercomputer
— 1:47 PM on April 9, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy has contracted Intel and Cray to build two new supercomputers for the Argonne National Laboratory. Aurora, the most powerful...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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