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Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion
— 4:18 PM on November 20, 2017

The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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ROG Strix XG32VQ and XG35VQ fuse fast VA panels with FreeSync
— 10:55 AM on November 20, 2017

Asus is expanding its lineup of FreeSync-enabled gaming monitors with the ROG Strix XG32VQ and ROG Strix XG35VQ, a pair of 1800R curved...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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ROG Strix GL702ZC takes 16 Ryzen threads on the move
— 9:22 AM on November 20, 2017

The world of gaming laptops has been dominated by Intel CPUs and Nvidia graphics the last few product cycles, even as AMD's Ryzen 7...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming

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G.Skill's DDR4-4400 kit seizes the four-module memory speed crown
— 12:00 PM on November 17, 2017

Super-fast memory kits composed of two modules are all well and good, but some folks need large capacity to go with wickedly-high clock speeds. Last...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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In the lab: Corsair's HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset
— 10:07 AM on November 16, 2017

We spend a lot of time talking about graphics here at The Tech Report—and rightly so! But after the benchmarks are done and we're diving...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Futuremark expands the VRMark building with a Cyan Room
— 4:30 PM on November 15, 2017

Futuremark, the purveyor of graphics-card-crippling benchmark software, has added another tool to its arsenal. The next edition of VRMark will include the Cyan...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Origin PC spills Coffee Lake on its Eon-series laptops
— 3:00 PM on November 15, 2017

Intel has made the term "eighth-generation" pretty confusing when it comes to its mainstream Core processors. Eighth-generation desktop Core i5 and Core i7 chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel confirms Optane DIMMs for late 2018
— 1:30 PM on November 15, 2017

When Intel first started talking about the 3D Xpoint memory it created in cooperation with Micron, the possible uses for the technology encompassed both...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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HTC Focus VR headset stands alone with six degrees of freedom
— 9:00 AM on November 14, 2017

Just weeks after Oculus' announcement of its Go standalone virtual reality headsets comes the Vive Focus, HTC's own standalone VR device. The Focus...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Gaming

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Micron doubles down on NVDIMMs with 32GB sticks
— 10:30 AM on November 13, 2017

To help deal with DRAM's volatile nature, some servers come equipped with NVDIMMs. They come in a few types, but the most common type are...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $130 billion bid
— 9:00 AM on November 13, 2017

Qualcomm announced this morning that it's officially rejecting Broadcom's unsolicited $130 billion takeover offer. Qualcomm's board of directors unanimously voted to turn down...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Thermaltake X Comfort Air chair tries to keep backsides cooler
— 4:58 PM on November 10, 2017

What kind of chair are you using, gerbils? I'm still sitting in an ancient steel-framed office chair that pre-dates DirectX. A lot of companies are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Corsair boosts a four-stick 32 GB DDR4 set to 4333 MT/s
— 1:30 PM on November 10, 2017

Super-fast memory is great, but more often than not the speediest kits are made up of only a pair of relatively-small-capacity modules. Corsair's latest Vengeance...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Samsung teases higher-than-expected speeds from its GDDR6 RAM
— 10:30 AM on November 10, 2017

Our inboxes are filling up with news of CES' various Innovation Award winners, but it's rare that something truly newsworthy gets highlighted in those messages....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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TPCast wireless kit for the HTC Vive reaches North America
— 2:01 PM on November 8, 2017

Virtual reality is all fun and games until you step on the cords, possibly adding insult to injury by getting tangled in them. A...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Asus' ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti does an Assassin's Creed: Origins cosplay
— 12:12 PM on November 8, 2017

Gerbils who've been looking for a video card upgrade in anticipation of Assasin's Creed: Origins might want to cast their eyes towards Asus'...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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SteelSeries' Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset connects to anything
— 12:00 PM on November 7, 2017

Wireless Bluetooth connectivity is convenient, but the latency it adds renders it less-than-ideal for gaming. SteelSeries latest Arctis 3 Bluetooth gaming headset offers gamers...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is now free-to-play
— 11:30 AM on November 6, 2017

Not even a year after the launch of Starcraft: Remastered, the second Starcraft game is now going free-to-play. That's right—the full competitive multiplayer...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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