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MSI responds to GeForce 10-series firmware doping fracas
— 4:48 PM on June 21, 2016

MSI released a statement today regarding the "review card doping" accusations leveled at the company by hardware review site TechPowerUp. In the statement, MSI...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Asus' Chromebook Flip convertible laptop reviewed
— 3:39 PM on June 21, 2016

Asus' Chromebook Flip is an all-aluminum convertible PC that runs Google's Chrome OS. Its $240 price tag puts it in contention with the budget Windows...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Star Wars Battlefront's Bespin update takes the fight to Cloud City
— 12:28 PM on June 21, 2016

Star Wars Battlefront has already taken players to the worlds of Endor, Hoth, Sullust, Tatooine, and Jakku. The latest update for EA's multiplayer space...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Report: 1TB Samsung SM961 NVMe SSD ships next week
— 10:03 AM on June 21, 2016

Tom's Hardware is reporting that Samsung's follow-up to the SM951 first-generation NVMe SSD will be shipping to OEMs next week. This is the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Aorus X7 DT notebook is ready for live streamers on the go
— 9:08 AM on June 21, 2016

The rise of VR headsets has revitalized the desktop-replacement notebook for developers and demonstrators who need a powerful yet portable system. Aorus' X7 DT

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft's browser Edges out others in battery usage
— 4:44 PM on June 20, 2016

It's a fair guess that the majority of users have a browser window open all day, often with multiple tabs or windows. That means it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Networking

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Gigabyte puts its Xtreme Gaming GeForce GTX 1080 under water
— 1:46 PM on June 20, 2016

When we wrote about Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming a little while back, we called it the company's "top-end" offering. At the time,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia's Tesla P100 will slot into PCI Express in Q4 2016
— 9:49 AM on June 20, 2016

Nvidia's Tesla P100 used a special mezzanine connector for its proprietary NVLink interface when it arrived in April. That interface isn't common in typical...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Homegrown 93PFLOP supercomputer cements China's Top500 lead
— 9:24 AM on June 20, 2016

The Top500 list of most powerful supercomputers in the world got a new king today. The Sunway TaihuLight, a new installation at the National Supercomputing...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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The Tech Report System Guide: June 2016 edition
— 12:23 PM on June 18, 2016

In this edition of our System Guide, Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs and Nvidia's Pascal graphics cards come together to make for one heck of an exciting...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Scythe Kabuto 3 CPU heatsink creates a breeze on its underside
— 4:01 PM on June 17, 2016

There's nothing quite like a brand that specializes in doing a particular thing and doing it well. Scythe is such a company, and it's...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Windows Insiders can now play with Microsoft's fresh install tool
— 3:23 PM on June 17, 2016

Microsoft has a new tool in testing for Windows Insiders that purports to make fresh OS installs as painless as possible. The life of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Deals of the week: a Core i7-6700K for $314.99 and more
— 12:15 PM on June 17, 2016

It's Friday, gerbils, and you know what that means. That's right, you've survived another week, and your reward is a basket of PC hardware deals...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Xbox Play Anywhere program brings Xbox exclusives to the PC
— 10:48 AM on June 17, 2016

Almost every game at Microsoft's conference at E3 2016 was introduced as an "Xbox One and Windows 10" title, highlighting the company's new Xbox...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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MSI teams up with EK Waterblocks to chill the GTX 1080
— 9:02 AM on June 17, 2016

EKWB will happily sell you a full-coverage waterblock for your reference GTX 1080 already, but not everybody wants to go to the trouble of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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In the lab: SteelSeries' Rival 700 gaming mouse
— 6:50 PM on June 16, 2016

Early this year, SteelSeries showed off its Rival 700 mouse at CES, and it's now finally available for purchase. Thanks to SteelSeries, we have...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Asus ZenPad Z8 is an affordable Android tablet on Verizon
— 3:45 PM on June 16, 2016

If you think 7" tablets are just a tad too small and you'd like something a little bigger with a very sharp screen, Asus has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Prices fall on Nvidia's Maxwell cards, but deals they're not
— 1:05 PM on June 16, 2016

The launches of the GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 didn't make retail inventory of Nvidia's Maxwell graphics cards disappear, and it looks like the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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