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Tuesday deals: a pair of monitors and a mini desktop gaming PC
— 2:05 PM on August 22, 2017

Today is Tuesday, and we're doing a deals post. Yesterday's eclipse did not skip us forward to Friday—we're just trying something different. We'll have smaller...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Gaming

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HP Omen X laptop is overclockable and overpowered
— 11:39 AM on August 22, 2017

HP's showing off its first high-end laptop with Omen X branding at Gamescom, and it looks like a pretty serious piece of kit. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Radeon 17.8.1 drivers are ready for Vega, Quake, and Agents of Mayhem
— 10:00 AM on August 22, 2017

A graphics driver developer's job is never done, as evinced by the approximately bi-weekly updates from Nvidia and AMD. New graphics architectures only add to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Lenovo's Towers and Y25f monitor join its Legion
— 2:30 PM on August 21, 2017

Lenovo's gaming brand is called Legion, and today at Gamescom 2017 (essentially Europe's E3) the company announced a bunch of new members of that...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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HTC Vive price permanently drops to $599
— 1:00 PM on August 21, 2017

Back when the Oculus Rift first hit Kickstarter, its promise of next-generation, high-quality VR for just $399 was enchanting. Of course, reality intervened and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Acer Nitro 5 Spin boards the eighth-gen Core train
— 11:00 AM on August 21, 2017

Intel just announced a quartet of new four-core, eight-thread 15 W mobile processors this morning, and the ensuing wave of announcements of laptops with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus Vivobook Pro N580VD-DB74T can do offices and kids' parties
— 5:00 PM on August 18, 2017

Just a couple of days ago, we wrote about Asus' Vivobook W202NA ruggedized laptop built for classrooms. Asus has now unveiled the latest entry...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Deals of the week: mobos, CPUs, displays, and more
— 11:22 AM on August 18, 2017

Greetings folks! We're putting the finishing touches on our lengthy (read: enormous) review of AMD's Threadripper CPUs. While that particular cake is about to come...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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AMD weighs in on Radeon RX Vega pricing controversy
— 8:26 AM on August 18, 2017

AMD's Radeon RX Vega graphics cards have a rather unusual pricing structure. While the Radeon RX Vega 56 lists for $399 and the RX...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Shuttle XH110G packs a PCIe x16 slot into a three-liter package
— 1:51 PM on August 17, 2017

The prioritization of power efficiency in CPU design has led to an era where machines displacing as little as two liters can deliver an enjoyable...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Gaming

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Color is key in Viewsonic's VP2785-4K display
— 11:00 AM on August 17, 2017

I'm a gamer. So when I look at a monitor, the first things I look at are the refresh rate and response time. For some...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Deal of the day: a 144-Hz IPS FreeSync monitor for $400
— 3:51 PM on August 16, 2017

If you're one of the lucky few who have managed to get their hands on a Radeon RX Vega graphics card, you should absolutely...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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Alphacool Eiswolf 120 GPX-Pro takes the RX Vega to the pool
— 3:00 PM on August 16, 2017

To the chagrin of many, AMD has roped off access to the liquid-cooled version of its Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card to individuals...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Go pro with the Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ gaming monitor
— 1:30 PM on August 16, 2017

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm all about fast cars and Alizée. Wait, that's Dr. Dre. I am actually a connoisseur...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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MSI Infinite A desktops flaunt their gaming chops
— 10:30 AM on August 16, 2017

Gamers looking for a potent, upgradeable PC with plenty of CPU grunt and pixel-pushing horsepower have more choices than ever these days. MSI is adding...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Razer Atheris is ready to strike on the move
— 5:00 PM on August 15, 2017

It always seemed a bit strange to me that Razer would name its mice after venomous snakes, given the eater-eaten relationship between the two animals....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Dota 2 AI bot shows the pros how it's done
— 3:55 PM on August 14, 2017

Gamers love to complain about the AI in many different ways. In the NES era, computer-controlled opponents were called "cheap." In FPS games, the opponents...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Radeon RX Vega availability check: not ready for harvest
— 11:30 AM on August 14, 2017

Well, for everyone who's been waiting for Vega—yours truly included—today's the day. The cards are out, and it's time to put up or shut...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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