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Single-core Bay Trail SoC powers fanless NUC
— 9:10 AM on April 24, 2014

Intel has finally introduced a fanless version of its NUC small-form-factor system. The mini PC features an Atom SoC based on Bay Trail. Unfortunately, it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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A first look at Gigabyte's next-gen Intel motherboards
— 8:00 AM on April 24, 2014

Gigabyte has pulled back the curtain on its next-gen Intel motherboards. We take an early look at the highlights from four families of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Winners drawn in $1500 spring cleaning contest
— 6:37 PM on April 23, 2014

Our $1500 spring cleaning contest has drawn to a close. Our winners are Esproc and highlandr, who followed our entry rules and posted some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Custom-cooled Radeon R9 290X cards from Asus and XFX reviewed
— 2:50 PM on April 23, 2014

Radeon R9 290X prices are creeping down into normal territory once again. Just in time, we have a look at two custom-cooled cards...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Mini Biostar board has mobile Kabini, passive cooling
— 11:10 AM on April 23, 2014

Earlier this month, Biostar revealed a stack of desktop Kabini motherboards designed for the socketed version of AMD's low-power APU. Those aren't the only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Dual-core Haswell, desktop GeForce team up in Brix Gaming mini PC
— 8:41 AM on April 23, 2014

Gigabyte is prepping another small-form-factor system targeting gamers. This latest addition to the Brix Gaming family combines a Haswell processor with discrete GeForce graphics pulled...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Microsoft expected to further shorten Windows cycle
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2014

A couple years back, famed Microsoft rumor-monger Mary Jo Foley reported that...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report predicts September return for Start menu
— 6:00 AM on April 22, 2014

When Microsoft announced the return of the Start menu earlier this month,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate driver brings CrossFire, Mantle tweaks
— 4:05 PM on April 21, 2014

AMD has released a new graphics driver for Radeon owners. The Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate driver is based on the 14.4 beta we...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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After briefly settling, AMD decides to Never Settle Forever yet again
— 7:00 AM on April 21, 2014

Although its Never Settle game bundling promo helped move a lot of Radeons in the past couple of years, AMD quietly let the program lapse...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?
— 5:20 PM on April 18, 2014

If I don't upgrade before October, my primary laptop will soon celebrate its fifth birthday. I didn't mean for things to turn out this way....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Radeon R9 290X cards for... more than list?
— 3:28 PM on April 18, 2014

Yeah, so maybe this isn't the greatest deal in the history of the world, but it's still good news that Radeon R9 290 cards...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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AMD posts another loss but beats Wall Street forecast
— 6:09 PM on April 17, 2014

AMD's first-quarter numbers are in, and the chipmaker is back in the red—although Wall Street still seems upbeat about the numbers. For the first quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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GlobalFoundries licenses Samsung process tech, grants AMD access to FinFETs
— 12:27 PM on April 17, 2014

As you may know, AMD's former manufacturing arm is now a part of GlobalFoundries, which manufactures chips on contract for multiple customers while remaining the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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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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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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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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