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Deals of the week: Z270 mobos, spinning storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on June 23, 2017

Howdy gerbils. Things have been more than a little hot around here, but there's no time to lose. Deals are popping up and disappearing...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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Asus' VivoBook S510 is an ultrabook for the budget crowd
— 10:00 AM on June 23, 2017

When you're searching for an affordable laptop, one thing becomes clear pretty quickly: there's a strong correlation between price and style. Hunting for a lower...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Asus XG-C100C NIC breaks the gigabit barrier
— 3:30 PM on June 22, 2017

The decade-plus reign of Gigabit Ethernet as the fastest practical standard for wired networking might be finally (and slowly) coming to a close. Over the...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Vulkan is about to erupt in CryEngine 5.4
— 11:30 AM on June 22, 2017

All the attention lately has been on ultra-high-end graphics cards and expensive CPUs with cores for days, but work continues in the direction...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Netgear readies the Nighthawk X6S for take-off
— 5:30 PM on June 21, 2017

Netgear has added another member to its Nighthawk line of spider-spacecraft-inspired Wi-Fi routers. The Nighthawk X6S (model name R8000P) has tri-band Wi-Fi support with...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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FinalWire updates AIDA64 for Core X CPUs and the X299 platform
— 1:00 PM on June 21, 2017

FinalWire has updated its popular AIDA64 benchmarking and system monitoring tool for use with Intel's latest Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X desktop CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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SPEC updates its CPU benchmark for the first time in 11 years
— 11:30 AM on June 20, 2017

The non-profit Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has released an update of its popular CPU benchmarking tool, fittingly dubbed SPEC CPU2017. The new version...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Velocity Micro offers up turn-key Core X systems
— 11:32 AM on June 19, 2017

Intel's imminent Core-X CPUs and X299 chipset look ready to be bring a whole new level of performance for gaming and workstation tasks. Gerbils...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Workstations

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Samsung ramps production of its fast and frugal 64-layer V-NAND
— 4:22 PM on June 16, 2017

It seems that lately every storage semiconductor company is engaged in an all-out war and crowing about chips made with an ever-increasing number of layers....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Synology DS1517 and DS1817 NAS boxes make their own clouds
— 1:30 PM on June 16, 2017

The capabilities of machines doing network-attached storage (NAS) duties have expanded a great deal over time. Synology's DiskStation DS1517 and DiskStation DS1817 promise...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking Servers

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Deals of the week: peripherals, accessories, and more
— 10:23 AM on June 16, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! I'll be heading to a dentist appointment shortly, but somehow I'm in a good mood. That's probably because it's Friday and I get...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage Memory Input devices Networking

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Windows Server is set to get two releases each year
— 9:00 AM on June 16, 2017

Microsoft is changing the release schedule for the Server versions of its Windows operating system to more closely match those of the OS's desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Servers

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Adata unwraps its IM2P3388 industrial-grade NVMe drives
— 2:00 PM on June 15, 2017

Adata showed off a whole batch of M.2 NVMe SSDs for enterprise and enthusiast systems at Computex at the beginning of the month. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Razer blows up the display in the Razer Blade Stealth
— 10:00 AM on June 14, 2017

Razer's Blade Stealth laptops cram a heaping helping of high-end parts into a slim-and-trim package, but the screen and its associated bezels have lagged...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Eero rolls out its second-generation mesh Wi-Fi systems
— 3:00 PM on June 13, 2017

Having a house that's too big for one Wi-Fi router is decidedly a first-world problem, but plenty of companies have put considerable resources towards...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Area-51 Threadripper Edition abducts every one of AMD's many-core CPUs
— 7:05 PM on June 12, 2017

AMD is setting the high-end processor market abuzz this year with its Threadripper CPUs, and Alienware is getting in on the game by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Gaming

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Plextor S3 series SSDs won't take a bite out of your wallet
— 2:00 PM on June 12, 2017

There's hardly a shortage of options at the budget end of the SSD market. Plextor's new S3 series SSDs—comprising a pair of drives, the S3G...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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