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Deals of the week: a mighty PSU, mid-range CPUs, and more
— 11:40 AM on April 21, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write something funny, stupid, or both... if I had anything today. We're buzzing bees at TR HQ right now,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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Rumor: Google to bake ad-blocking into Chrome browser
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google intends to include an ad-blocking component in future versions of its popular Chrome web browser. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Gigabyte's latest Brix IoT packs a Core i3 for extra grunt
— 1:00 PM on April 20, 2017

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Gigabyte's Brix IoT PCs—a pair of fanless miniature computers with Intel Apollo Lake SoCs inside. We...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti smokes the competition
— 11:30 AM on April 20, 2017

We were quite impressed with the performance of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but the card left us wondering if better cooling might help...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Rumor: Intel puts the pedal to the metal on its HEDT refresh
— 12:00 PM on April 19, 2017

The notorious rumor mongers at Digitimes report that Intel is planning to move several upcoming releases foward. The first rumor concerns the release date...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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Palit GameRock GeForce GTX 1080 Ti flaunts four fans
— 5:13 PM on April 17, 2017

If reference coolers for even top-of-the-line graphics cards have a single blower fan, the average aftermarket graphics card cooler has a pair of fans,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Rumor: Intel 300-series chipsets pack USB 3.1 and Wi-Fi support
— 9:00 AM on April 17, 2017

Benchlife is showing off another purported Intel slide with some pretty juicy details about that company's next desktop chipset series. The image appears to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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Google retires outdated Octane JavaScript benchmark
— 5:00 PM on April 13, 2017

Benchmarks are a crucial part of what we do here at TR. As fun as it can be to compare performance figures for competing widgets,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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EVGA's B3 power supplies offer premium features at budget prices
— 2:30 PM on April 13, 2017

Skimping on your power supply is one of best ways to guarantee system instability or even a short life for the parts inside your rig....

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Deals of the week: huge monitors, a big hard drive, and more
— 11:41 AM on April 13, 2017

Tomorrow may be Good Friday, but all that means for hardware-hungry gerbils is that today is Deals Thursday. The release of AMD's excellent Ryzen 5...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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NZXT releases the Kraken G12 for easy graphics card liquid cooling
— 2:30 PM on April 12, 2017

Graphics cards that come liquid-cooled out of the box are great. So are custom-CNC'd full-coverage waterblocks from companies like EK. However, sometimes a gerbil decides...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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The sun sets on Windows Vista
— 10:00 AM on April 12, 2017

Microsoft launched its Windows Creators Update yesterday, but the date also marked the end of support for the maligned Vista release of the ubiquitous...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Radeon 17.4.2 drivers are ready for Creators
— 9:01 AM on April 12, 2017

AMD's software teams have been busy lately. Between Radeon driver updates large and small, microcode updates for the Ryzen platform, assisting game developers...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Nvidia discusses Google TPU's performance versus modern Teslas
— 5:05 PM on April 10, 2017

Just a few days back, Google published some interesting benchmarks of its Tensor Processing Unit, a custom-made ASIC targeted at AI inference applications. The...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

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Rumor: Intel pulls X299 and Skylake-X release to late June
— 12:00 PM on April 10, 2017

Seems like this weekend was ripe for rumors. The folks over at BenchLife have some juicy tidbits about Intel's purported X299 platform, along with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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SK Hynix stacks 3D NAND chips to the sky
— 10:14 AM on April 10, 2017

NAND flash write endurance seems to decrease as manufacturing processes get smaller. The time between process shrinks seems to grow with every node, even...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Gigabyte Brix IoT is small and connects to almost anything
— 3:30 PM on April 7, 2017

IoT is a buzzword that either gets people excited about new levels of convenience or makes them nervous about new types of security problems. Gigabyte's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

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Deals of the week: a packed ROG mobo, lit RAM, and more
— 11:25 AM on April 7, 2017

Fair Friday to you, dear gerbils. Can you feel the tension in the air? Do you sense the impending explosion of frametime graphs, value charts,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory

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