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Steam's 2017 Summer Sale is downright hot
— 4:55 PM on June 22, 2017

Hold on to your butts, gerbils. It's time once again for the Steam Summer Sale. As usual, we've scoured the site's inventory for the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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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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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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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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Computex 2017: Geil brings a boatload of RAM
— 4:00 PM on June 13, 2017

Memory was a hot topic at Computex 2017. Various brands were scrambling to overclock kits for X299, market DIMMs specifically to Ryzen builders,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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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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Computex 2017: Adata goes all-in on M.2 SSDs
— 10:25 AM on June 12, 2017

Without high-end motherboards or funky case concepts to show off, Adata focused its Computex presence on its strong point: storage. Join us as we walk...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Memory

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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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Deals of the week: mass storage, RAM, and peripherals
— 11:45 AM on June 9, 2017

Good afternoon, gerbils and gerbilettes. It's a beautiful day outside—sunny and fair, with only faint wisps of clouds. Even still, I am here laboring intensively...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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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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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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