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Cooler Master RGB LED Controller joins the disco party
— 11:35 AM on June 12, 2017

RGB LED illumination seems like a trend with staying power in the enthusiast PC hardware market. Some consumers like it for the Unreal Tournament-inspired multi-colored...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Miscellaneous

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Computex 2017: Adata goes all-in on M.2 SSDs
— 10:25 AM on June 12, 2017

Without high-end motherboards or funky case concepts to show off, Adata focused its Computex presence on its strong point: storage. Join us as we walk...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Memory

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Computex 2017: Patriot Scorches and Singes entry-level SSDs
— 4:51 PM on June 9, 2017

Our boys Tony and Adam stopped by Patriot's hotel room to chat at Computex last week. The company was showing a number of products, including...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deals of the week: mass storage, RAM, and peripherals
— 11:45 AM on June 9, 2017

Good afternoon, gerbils and gerbilettes. It's a beautiful day outside—sunny and fair, with only faint wisps of clouds. Even still, I am here laboring intensively...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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Intel boasts Cannon Lake is "on track" and Ice Lake is "taped in"
— 1:09 PM on June 8, 2017

Intel's push toward 10-nm production continues. The latest news on the street comes from a tweet in which the company says its Cannon Lake chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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PCIe 4.0 specification finally out with 16 GT/s on tap
— 10:00 AM on June 8, 2017

Some things are better late than never. At its yearly developers conference, PCI-SIG announced the PCI Express 4.0 specification to its members. As expected,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets Storage

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Gigabyte overclockers crank the knobs on a Core i7 to 7.5 GHz
— 1:00 PM on June 7, 2017

Gigabyte wasted no time getting to the business of overclocking after the introduction of Intel's Core-X CPUs and the accompanying X299 platform at Computex...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Mushkin Armor3D and Triactor3D SSDs hit the third dimension
— 9:00 AM on June 7, 2017

The 3D NAND revolution continues. Mushkin has two new lines of solid-state drives hitting the shelves, the Reactor Armor3D series and the Triactor...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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iMacs and MacBook Pros take a dip in Kaby Lake
— 2:14 PM on June 5, 2017

When Apple unveiled its slimmer, trimmer MacBook Pros last October, we had to wonder whether the company's goals for those notebooks ended up out-of-sync with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mac

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Computex 2017: Gigabyte's latest and greatest gear
— 10:00 AM on June 5, 2017

Gigabyte's Computex booth was filled to the brim with X299 motherboards, new laptops, gaming peripherals, and more. We documented all of these new goodies for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Input devices Mobile computing

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AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs reviewed, part two
— 4:05 AM on June 5, 2017

Part one of our AMD Ryzen 5 review proved these CPUs have game, but what happens when we have to put the toys away and...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Plextor puts 64-layer 3D NAND to good use in the M9Pe SSDs
— 2:30 PM on June 2, 2017

At this year's Computex, much of the hype and hoopla from Plextor surrounds the M8Se SSD Series that the company's launching this month.

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deals of the week: an RX 460 4GB for $100 and more
— 12:02 PM on June 2, 2017

Greetings, gerbilmen and gerbiladies. The dust is starting to settle at Computex 2017, which means we have a decent opportunity to do our weekly duty...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Power Storage Displays

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AMD and Newegg drop prices on Ryzen 7 CPUs
— 4:02 PM on June 1, 2017

We've been big fans of AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs for tasks that can take advantage of more than four hardware threads since day...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 and 3100 fit any workstation
— 2:30 PM on June 1, 2017

Even though we tend to think of "serious work" as needing serious performance, the truth is that most creative and design professionals don't usually require...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Workstations

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Computex 2017: Intel unleashes NVMe RAID for X299
— 11:45 AM on June 1, 2017

The unveiling of Intel's X299 chipset has made a big splash here at Computex 2017. The major motherboard manufacturers are all aflutter showing off...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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QNAP TS-x77 NAS units virtualize with Ryzen
— 2:00 PM on May 31, 2017

AMD's Zen architecture is finding its way into all kind of new homes at Computex this year. To date, AMD's Ryzen chips have mostly been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Networking Servers

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Asus ROG debuts an all-AMD laptop with Ryzen 7 inside
— 12:47 PM on May 31, 2017

Should you need eight CPU cores in a laptop for whatever reason, your only option until now was a machine even thicker and heavier...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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