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Take a video tour of our Breadbox build
— 4:24 PM on February 11, 2016

We recently posted a build log for a small-form-factor gaming PC we like to call the Breadbox. We've documented the build process on video, too....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Some Zen CPUs may pack 32 cores and eight memory channels
— 11:03 AM on February 11, 2016

Every time there's an impending CPU or GPU release, a lot of rumors start floating around. AMD's upcoming Zen architecture is no exception to that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Oculus will discount Oculus Ready PCs as part of a Rift bundle
— 3:36 PM on February 9, 2016

Oculus' Rift is almost here, but in case you haven't heard, it's probably not going to run on the old family laptop. For those uninterested...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Micron reports early successes in GDDR5X production
— 11:58 AM on February 9, 2016

Micron Technology posted an early report on its production of GDDR5X chips today, and the results sound good. The company says it's gotten working...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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ASRock kills its SkyOC BCLK overclocking feature
— 10:00 AM on February 5, 2016

Farewell, Skylake BCLK overclocking, we hardly knew ye. ASRock has pulled the plug on its SkyOC feature, not even a couple months after it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Soft Machines reveals performance targets for its VISC processors
— 1:15 PM on February 3, 2016

Soft Machines continues to develop CPUs built using its VISC architecture. If you're not already familiar with VISC, be sure to read our in-depth...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD puts Excavator on the desktop with the Athlon X4 845
— 8:52 AM on February 2, 2016

AMD had some announcements to make at CES regarding Socket AM4 and a new, quieter boxed cooler called the Wraith. While new CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Gigabyte X99 BIOS updates could hint at Broadwell-E CPU support
— 5:34 PM on January 29, 2016

Gigabyte has quietly released BIOS updates for its range of X99-chipset-based motherboards. Along with support for 16GB DIMMs, the new firmware versions bring support...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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G.Skill's latest 128GB DDR4 kit blends high speed and tight timings
— 12:47 PM on January 29, 2016

G.Skill is dishing out a veritable onslaught of fast, high-capacity DDR4 RAM. The company has pulled back the curtain on its latest bombshell, the...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Chrome 48 for iOS brings massive speed and stability improvements
— 12:51 PM on January 27, 2016

Version 48 of the Chrome browser was released today. While this release doesn't deserve much fanfare for its desktop operating system incarnations, it's a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Software Networking

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AMD and Falcon Northwest cram Gemini into a tiny tower at VRLA
— 9:47 AM on January 25, 2016

Back when we reviewed the R9 Fury X, we commented on how much power it fits into a compact package. Now AMD and Falcon...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 now available with 1TB SSDs
— 10:11 AM on January 22, 2016

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book have certainly made an impression with techies everywhere. Some really heavy-duty users may feel a little...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Mobile computing Windows

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JEDEC makes GDDR5X official
— 9:13 AM on January 22, 2016

Bandwidth ahoy! Hot on the heels of the news that Samsung is producing HBM2 chips, the JEDEC standards body has now published the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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GIMPS distributed-computing project finds the 49th Mersenne prime
— 8:27 AM on January 21, 2016

The more prime numbers we find, the harder it gets to find a new one. The latest prime number, discovered using the free Great...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Google's Brotli algorithm will soon compress web traffic in Chrome
— 11:35 AM on January 20, 2016

Google will soon enable support in Chrome for a new compression algorithm called Brotli. The algorithm has been in the works for a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking Servers

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HP ruggedizes its Chromebook 11 G4 for schools
— 9:29 AM on January 20, 2016

Chromebooks have reportedly been quite successful in the classroom, and HP is looking at that market with lustful eyes. The company has just unveiled its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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MSI boosts Gaming 24 AIO with Skylake and new graphics cards
— 5:19 PM on January 19, 2016

MSI is apparently betting heavily on prebuilt systems these days, and today the company unveiled a new addition to its family of gaming-oriented all-in-one desktops....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Gaming

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AMD narrows its losses in the fourth quarter of 2015
— 4:09 PM on January 19, 2016

AMD has turned in its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015. The company posted an operating loss of $49 million and a net...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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