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Samsung foundry train stops at 8-nm LPP before heading to EUV
— 2:00 PM on October 18, 2017

Silicon manufacturing appears to be marching toward the era of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), but Samsung's process train is making one last stop before...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Wednesday deals: a Ryzen combo, mechanical keyboards, and storage
— 1:02 PM on October 18, 2017

Yesterday's news rush gave us no quarter and no time to dive into the sea of promotions, discount codes, and cut-throat pricing. We shall make...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Input devices

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RX Vega prices inch downward in our latest graphics-card spot check
— 11:28 AM on October 18, 2017

A couple weeks back, I posited that the market for powerful graphics cards was cooling off a bit. That trend appears to be continuing,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Pimax's 8K VR headsets could be a look into the next generation
— 1:33 PM on October 13, 2017

If you've gotten to use an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset, you'll already be aware that the experience is enthralling, but still with some...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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TPCast wireless VR kit lets Oculus Rift owners roam free
— 12:34 PM on October 13, 2017

Just about everyone agrees that VR is more immersive when it works without a rat's nest of cables. Not worrying about tripping over wires is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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MSI adds a Trio of fans to its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards
— 11:45 AM on October 12, 2017

When it was time for a video card upgrade, I picked up an MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X largely based on the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Oculus details inside-out tracking of Santa Cruz prototype headset
— 2:45 PM on October 11, 2017

Oculus took a minute to show off the latest version of its Santa Cruz prototype standalone VR headset. Santa Cruz looks to be a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Oculus permanently chops the Rift + Touch bundle price to $399
— 1:12 PM on October 11, 2017

Remember the Summer of Rift promotion? The previously-expensive Oculus Rift-and-Touch combo pack had its price dropped to $399 during summer. According to Oculus, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Take a shot at winning Nvidia's Ultimate GeForce PC
— 12:00 PM on October 11, 2017

Would you like to donate to the GameChanger charity? What if there's a custom-built PC worth $15,000 as a potential prize? Bet that whet your...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Radeon 17.10.1 drivers are ready to take on The Evil Within 2
— 3:30 PM on October 10, 2017

It seems like we're spending more time updating our drivers than playing games these days. After three updates last month, AMD is getting an early...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Nvidia's Drive PX Pegasus is a next-generation robotaxi brain
— 10:34 AM on October 10, 2017

We string many words together around here describing the gaming performance of Nvidia's desktop and mobile graphics silicon, as well as the ever-expanding...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Revisiting the power consumption and efficiency of Intel's Core i7-8700K
— 4:24 PM on October 9, 2017

Last week, I held off reporting estimated power efficiency numbers for AMD's Ryzen 7 family against those of Intel's Core i7-8700K in my Coffee...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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GeForce 387.92 drivers support OpenGL 4.6 and fix SLI on X299
— 9:05 AM on October 9, 2017

Nvidia's released its latest GeForce graphics drivers, numbered 387.92. The new drivers are Game Ready for VR title Arktika.1 and Shinji Mikami's

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Just how hot is Coffee Lake?
— 5:12 PM on October 6, 2017

Update 10/6/2017 10:45 PM: This article originally stated that the Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard ships with "multi-core enhancement" enabled. The board in fact...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

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der8auer and Caseking ready up tweaked Core i7-8700K CPUs
— 2:33 PM on October 6, 2017

Seemingly everyone wants to go for a swim in the deepest reaches of Coffee Lake with Intel's range-topping Core i7-8700K. The chip has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Coffee Lake availability check: Core i5s and Core i3s are ready to go
— 11:06 AM on October 6, 2017

The day after the launch, can you actually buy a Coffee Lake CPU? The short answer is yes. Intel's new silicon is readily available...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel's Core i7-8700K CPU reviewed
— 8:01 AM on October 5, 2017

Intel's Core i7-8700K and the Coffee Lake family of CPUs herald the arrival of more cores at every level of the company's desktop product stack....

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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HP Spectre x360 and Spectre 13 sneak in with eighth-gen Core CPUs
— 12:00 PM on October 4, 2017

Intel's eighth-generation Core desktop processors have been all the rage over the last couple weeks, but laptop makers have new wares containing not-quite-as-novel

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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