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MSI shows next-gen Intel motherboards
— 11:19 AM on April 17, 2014

Motherboards based on Intel's next-gen desktop chipsets are almost upon us. We've known they were coming for some time, but this is the first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Steam usage patterns reveal shameful number of unplayed games
— 2:16 PM on April 16, 2014

Raise your hand if you have a ton of unplayed games in your Steam library. If you're anything like me, you're probably mired in a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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ASRock's Bay Trail-D boards come in Mini-ITX, microATX form factors
— 12:20 PM on April 14, 2014

ASRock has put together a collection of desktop boards based on Intel's Bay Trail-D SoC. As far as I can tell, there are only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Star Citizen demo shows off 15 minutes of in-game action
— 10:44 AM on April 14, 2014

Chris Roberts' crowd-funded space sim Star Citizen has raised roughly $42 million thus far. Amazingly, about half of that has rolled in over the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Civilization: Beyond Earth will have Mantle support
— 9:10 AM on April 14, 2014

Chalk up another win for AMD's Mantle API. Earlier this morning, AMD announced that Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the upcoming sci-fi sequel...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Watch Dogs trailer shows PC eye candy
— 4:54 PM on April 11, 2014

When the last Watch Dogs trailer came out in March, I expressed some disappointment about the game's looks. Well, another clip turned up on...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: Savings on graphics, memory, storage, and Battlefield
— 11:08 AM on April 11, 2014

What's this? A deals post that isn't brimming with cheap SSDs? Do go on. XFX's Double D Radeon HD 7870...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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Rumor points to bigger Maxwell GPUs with integrated ARM cores
— 9:47 AM on April 10, 2014

The rumor mill is buzzing this morning with details about an upcoming graphics card based on Nvidia's Maxwell architecture. Czech site Tyden has

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Don't miss our spring cleaning contest!
— 4:00 PM on April 9, 2014

In case you missed it, we have a new giveaway in progress. This time, the prize haul comprises roughly $1500 worth of hardware from...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Memory

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Next Borderlands game coming in the fall
— 9:09 AM on April 9, 2014

The next Borderlands sequel is coming! Only it's not quite a sequel. Earlier this morning, Gearbox Software announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, a new chapter...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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AMD's Radeon R9 295 X2 graphics card reviewed
— 7:00 AM on April 8, 2014

We review the most powerful piece of consumer graphics hardware ever created. Not to put too fine a point on it.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Enter our spring cleaning contest to win over $1500 in PC hardware
— 3:43 PM on April 7, 2014

It's spring cleaning time again. That isn't the sort of thing we'd normally celebrate, but with generous contributions from Cooler Master, MSI, Kingston, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Memory

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Aimpad game controller ties Cherry MX switches to analog input
— 11:43 AM on April 7, 2014

We've seen a lot of unconventional PC controllers over the years, including several keypads primed specifically for first-person shooters. The Aimpad looks similar to...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Faster GeForce drivers, GeForce Experience 2.0 software coming today
— 8:00 AM on April 7, 2014

Today's going to be a big day for GeForce users. Any minute now, the company will release a new beta GeForce driver chock-full of performance...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Deal of the week: Cheap storage, discounted graphics, and a nice massage
— 10:59 AM on April 4, 2014

I'm running out of ways to introduce our deals posts. So, yeah, let's get straight to this week's discounts. TigerDirect is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage

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Vapor chamber strapped to hot-clocked Radeon R9 290
— 9:19 AM on April 4, 2014

Sapphire has added another hot-clocked Radeon to its stable. The R9 290 Vapor-X OC features the same, 2560-shader version of AMD's Hawaii GPU as...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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MinnowBoard Max serves up Bay Trail on a tiny, open circuit board
— 10:26 AM on April 1, 2014

The MinnowBoard is a basic computer platform designed for both hobbyists and embedded systems. It's based on an open hardware design and employs Intel's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Star Citizen dev endorses Oculus deal; another Valve staffer defects
— 9:17 AM on April 1, 2014

Facebook's bid to acquire Oculus was the biggest story last week by far—and the story is still developing. Today, we see that Star Citizen...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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