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Monitor scaler makers commit to FreeSync hardware
— 9:24 AM on September 18, 2014

AMD is collaborating with the "industry's biggest scaler vendors" to produce dynamic refresh hardware for PC monitors. According to the official AMD press release,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Nvidia gears up for Game24; AMD asks fans to crash the party
— 12:20 PM on September 16, 2014

With two days to go until the festivities begin, Nvidia is hyping up prospective attendees for its Game24 event. But AMD is apparently determined...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Micron's M600 SSD accelerates writes with dynamic SLC cache
— 7:00 AM on September 16, 2014

In some ways, Micron's M600 SSD is exactly what you'd expect. It combines the company's own 16-nm NAND with a marginally updated version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Adata's Premier SP610 solid-state drive reviewed
— 10:52 PM on September 15, 2014

At around $0.47/GB, Adata's Premier SP610 is priced to compete with budget SSDs from the biggest names in the business. The drive's four-channel Silicon...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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DisplayPort 1.3 supports 5K displays, 4K at 120Hz
— 10:49 AM on September 15, 2014

Dell's upcoming 5K monitor reportedly requires dual DisplayPort inputs to drive its 5120x2880 panel at full resolution. Future displays should be able to support...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Deal of the week: The Pentium AE for $55, cheap SSDs, and more
— 11:15 AM on September 12, 2014

This week's deals post runneth over with discounted goodness. Behold: The Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition CPU is already a sweet deal at its usual asking price,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays

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What's your biggest PC bottleneck?
— 9:52 AM on September 12, 2014

Modern PCs are incredibly powerful. They have multi-core CPUs, massively parallel graphics processors, gobs of memory, and...

Poll Question: • What's your biggest PC bottleneck?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Memory

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Skylake reference designs have wireless charging, WiGig networking
— 6:13 PM on September 10, 2014

During yesterday's IDF keynote, Intel demoed mobile systems with wireless charging and WiGig networking. Scott surmised that those features could be integrated into the...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing Networking

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WD's Ae archival drive has ''progressive'' 6.x TB capacity
— 6:00 AM on September 10, 2014

A while back, at the behest of its datacenter customers, WD developed a family of hard drives specifically for "cold" archival storage. The product line...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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HGST's NVM Express SSDs scale up to 3.2TB
— 2:48 PM on September 9, 2014

Hard drives weren't the only products HGST revealed during its enterprise storage event this morning. The firm also uncorked its first PCI Express SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Shingled platters breathe helium inside HGST's 10TB hard drive
— 1:30 PM on September 9, 2014

In a curious bit of scheduling, HGST decided to roll out a bunch of new enterprise storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Deals of the week: Devil's Canyon, storage, and a 4K display for $540
— 4:21 PM on September 5, 2014

Labor Day is past, and fall is in the air. In keeping with the seasonal changes, maybe it's time for a new PC, or at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Displays

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Radeon R9 295 X2 gets a $500 price cut to $999
— 9:15 AM on September 5, 2014

The Radeon R9 295 X2 has been sitting at the very top of AMD's graphics card family for the past five months, and all...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia tries to block Samsung Galaxy shipments over patent dispute
— 5:24 PM on September 4, 2014

Nvidia has taken dramatic legal action against Samsung and Qualcomm in a dispute over patent rights. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Oculus hoping to charge $200-400 for retail VR kit
— 4:46 PM on September 4, 2014

Development versions of Oculus Rift have been out for a while, but the first consumer version of the kit is still in the works. How...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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WD adds SD slot, Wi-Fi to external hard drive
— 7:00 AM on September 3, 2014

Despite being incredibly useful, portable hard drives are rarely interesting. WD's new My Passport Wireless is different, though. It combines the usual 2.5" mechanical drive...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nvidia to host 24-hour PC gaming event on September 18
— 1:42 PM on September 2, 2014

Gaming events aren't unusual for GPU makers. Nvidia used to organize its GeForce LAN every year, and AMD now does its Radeon ExtravaLANza along similar...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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AMD: Only certain new Radeons will work with FreeSync displays
— 9:51 AM on September 2, 2014

There's one specific bit of news in my Radeon R9 285 review that's worthy of calling out in more detail. During a briefing on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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