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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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Deals of the day: Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs on the cheap and more
— 2:38 PM on November 20, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Black Friday is approaching, and many e-tailers are getting a head start on deals in preparation for the big day. We're breaking our...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Displays 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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Rumor: December Radeon drivers will bring a performance OSD
— 4:04 PM on November 17, 2017

Ever since the Catalyst Omega update way back in 2014, AMD's been doing a major Radeon driver release every year. These big releases add...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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EVGA DG-7 cases cover every base
— 10:30 AM on November 17, 2017

We spilled some electronic ink describing EVGA's DG-7 line of cases back in June, and they're available now for preorder. As a refresher,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Radeon 17.11.2 drivers take the fight to the Galactic Empire
— 9:00 AM on November 17, 2017

Today's the day for the release of DICE's sequel to its 2015 Star Wars: Battlefront. Opinions on the new game run as wide a gamut...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Thursday deals: a monitor two-pack, a GTX 1080 Ti, storage, and more
— 10:30 AM on November 16, 2017

Man, those colors are just so pretty. Oh, I'm sorry, was stuck in a reverie gazing at the vivid shades of Corsair's ML120 Pro...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Displays

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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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GeForce 388.31 drivers unleash Pascal performance in Destiny 2
— 12:05 PM on November 15, 2017

Nvidia's latest GeForce Game Ready drivers are here. Version 388.31 of the green team's software stands ready for the launch of the multiplayer-shooter-in-a-galaxy-far-far-away

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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BitFenix Enso lets you tell every RGB LED what to do
— 10:30 AM on November 15, 2017

If 2017 is the year that RGB LEDs found their way into every conceivable PC component and accessory, 2018 is shaping up to be the...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Tuesday deals: a primo Gigabyte B350 Ryzen board for $70 and more
— 11:41 AM on November 14, 2017

Sneeze, sniff, rinse, repeat. That's been my day so far, folks. The temperatures around here had a sudden whiplash from "almost summer" about three weeks...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Displays

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Be Quiet's Dark Base 700 lets you build it your way
— 10:30 AM on November 14, 2017

I used to be one of those guys who would only build in full-tower cases. There's something to be said for having as much...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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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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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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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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Nvidia turned in more record results for Q3 of its fiscal 2018
— 3:50 PM on November 9, 2017

Nvidia's financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2018 are in. The company reported another record quarter with $2.64 billion in GAAP...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Pack along an RX 570 with a Sonnet Tech eGFX Breakaway Puck
— 3:45 PM on November 9, 2017

Once upon a time, it was fairly common for laptops to have unique docking stations that added capabilities like multimedia or networking functions. Those days...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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