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New game and BIOS updates promise to boost Ryzen performance
— 12:30 PM on March 30, 2017

The value proposition of AMD's Ryzen 7 lineup of eight-core processors in highly-threaded workloads is pretty clear-cut. It's harder to say the same about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Gaming

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Samsung unboxes Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets and accessories
— 12:38 PM on March 29, 2017

Samsung's Unpacked presentation just came to a close in New York City, and as expected, the company announced its upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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SiSoft Sandra Platinum 2017 is ready for Ryzen
— 9:00 AM on March 29, 2017

In our recent review of AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs, we ran into some limitations with our usual suite of synthetic CPU benchmarks. Neither SiSoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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SteelSeries' Rival 700 gaming mouse reviewed
— 8:00 AM on March 29, 2017

SteelSeries' Rival 700 is one of the first mice on the market with a tactile-feedback system built in, courtesy of a vibration motor inside. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Samsung plans to refurbish and resell Galaxy Note 7 handsets
— 3:00 PM on March 28, 2017

As if Samsung hasn't had enough of a black eye over the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, it's also been under pressure from environmental...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Razer Blade Pro swims in the deep end of Kaby Lake
— 12:30 PM on March 28, 2017

Just six months after introducing the pretty awesome Blade Pro 17.3" gaming laptop, Razer is updating it with an Intel seventh-generation Core i7-7820HK...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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AIDA64 version 5.90 supports Ryzen and Apollo Lake
— 11:00 AM on March 28, 2017

Popular system information and benchmark software AIDA64 has just received its latest update to version 5.90. The update includes various improvements, but the headline...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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MSI spills the beans on its cadre of custom GTX 1080 Ti cards
— 10:00 AM on March 28, 2017

A few weeks back, MSI was teasing a Gaming X version of Nvidia's best-on-the-block GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Last week we spread the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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iOS 10.3 arrives with APFS support in tow
— 4:18 PM on March 27, 2017

Owners of iDevices can rejoice today, for there's a new iOS release out and about. The update is labeled version 10.3 and includes a host...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Intel gives hard drives a boost with Optane Memory
— 11:00 AM on March 27, 2017

Intel's Optane Memory is the company's latest attempt to boost the pokey performance of systems that rely on a hard drive alone for their storage...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Starcraft Remastered constructs higher-fidelity pylons
— 10:00 AM on March 27, 2017

After 19 years at a maximum resolution of 640x480 and a fixed 4:3 aspect ratio, StarCraft is getting a high-resolution widescreen update. Blizzard has officially...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Transcend steps into the NVMe arena with the MTE850 SSD
— 9:02 AM on March 27, 2017

The memory guys over at Transcend dropped us a note about the company's new NVMe SSD. The drive is called the MTE850, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deals of the week: an RX 480 4GB for $150 and more
— 10:57 AM on March 24, 2017

How fare thee, kind gerbil? Have you meditated on that upgrade you've been putting off for the better part of six months now? Are the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia Storage

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EVGA readies a Hybrid Waterblock for Nvidia GP102 cards
— 9:05 AM on March 24, 2017

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the fastest graphics card we've tested. For some, its performance is just a jumping-off point. Getting those last...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Elgato Stream Deck lets streamers play news desk
— 4:30 PM on March 23, 2017

Elgato's just-announced Stream Deck puts the tactile macro buttons seen in use by news production crews into the hands of streamers. The deck seems...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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Brydge 12.3 makes the Surface Pro lap-worthy
— 12:00 PM on March 23, 2017

Everybody likes Microsoft's Surface tablets. Everybody, that is, except for those who want to use it on their lap. The kickstand that the Surface uses...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Corsair One is an understated gaming monster
— 10:15 AM on March 23, 2017

A little over a month ago, Corsair started teasing its One compact gaming PC. The company sent out a couple of photos and promised...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Futuremark adds Vulkan to its API Overhead test
— 9:11 AM on March 23, 2017

The list of applications that support DirectX 12 or Vulkan isn't very long, and the list of applications that support both APIs is, as far...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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