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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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Crytek's Hunt: Showdown is tense, dark, and gorgeous
— 5:16 PM on June 19, 2017

Not that long ago, Crytek was in the news for unfortunate reasons. Things are probably looking up at the German developer's offices, though. At...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Varjo tries to bring vision-quality VR out of the shadows
— 3:18 PM on June 19, 2017

Virtual reality headsets are interesting fare, but a number of challenges remain in the march towards making them useful for many applications. Finnish outfit...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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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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GTA V gamers up in arms after Take-Two kills OpenIV mod tool
— 10:15 AM on June 19, 2017

If you aren't much into game mods, you may not be aware that the Grand Theft Auto series has a rich machinima and modding tradition....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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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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LG joins the G-Sync club with the 34UC89G ultra-wide monitor
— 9:00 AM on June 14, 2017

At E3, LG is showing what the company's VP of marketing calls "the ultimate gaming monitor." That's quite the bold claim, though the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Creative sounds off on the Sound BlasterX AE-5
— 11:30 AM on June 13, 2017

The PC sound card has become something of an endangered species as more machines have limited upgrade options and onboard sound improves. Creative thinks there's...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Alienware monitors and input devices invade the peripheral space
— 9:00 AM on June 13, 2017

Besides the news that Alienware has a lock on pre-built machines using AMD's upcoming Threadripper CPUs (at least among tier-one OEMs), the company also let...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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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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GeForce 382.53 drivers pave the way for Dirt 4
— 1:15 PM on June 9, 2017

New games are hitting shelves and older ones are going on sale? Must be summertime. Nvidia's staying one step ahead of the market with...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Samsung announces the first FreeSync 2 displays
— 10:36 AM on June 9, 2017

The ranks of gaming monitors with quantum-dot-enhanced LED backlighting has grown a bit today with Samsung's CHG70 and CHG90 displays. The new monitors...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Radeon 17.6.1 drivers get Dirt-y
— 9:00 AM on June 9, 2017

It's a new month, and that means there's a new second digit in AMD's Radeon driver version number. The latest release from the red team,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Computex 2017: Corsair goes high-concept
— 11:30 AM on June 8, 2017

In the finest auto-show spirit, Corsair filled its Computex booth with exotic visions of future hardware, as well as some road-ready improvements to its popular...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Cooling Input devices Gaming

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Chrome 59 sticks a Turbofan and a new Ignition on its V8
— 9:00 AM on June 8, 2017

If that headline has left you scratching your head, don't worry—I wouldn't have gotten it 12 hours ago. The short version is that Chrome 59...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Flir One and One Pro cameras are ready to take the heat
— 11:30 AM on June 7, 2017

The latest versions of Flir's One thermal imaging add-on for iPhones and Android smartphones become available for pre-order today. If you need a refresher, we're...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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