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First impressions of Nvidia's Shield Tablet
— 8:29 AM on July 29, 2014

The Shield Tablet is basically a portable gaming console crammed into an 8" slate. It has a Kepler-infused Tegra K1 processor, a high-res IPS panel,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' overclocking revisited
— 7:06 PM on July 23, 2014

Can a retail version of the Core i7-4790K paired up with a fancy MSI Z97 MPower motherboard reach higher speeds than our early sample? We're...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Biostar's Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard reviewed
— 11:14 PM on July 16, 2014

Biostar's latest Haswell motherboard sells for only $125, but it's specced like pricier alternatives. You get an overclocking-friendly Z97 chipset, PCIe slots primed for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's Z97X-UD5H motherboard reviewed
— 9:23 AM on May 28, 2014

Another Z97 motherboard has worked its way through our test suite. Today we take a detailed look at Gigabyte's Z97X-UD5H, which is loaded...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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MSI's Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 10:44 PM on May 15, 2014

MSI's Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard may be targeted at gamers, but it also has solid enthusiast credentials. This thing is loaded with builder-friendly features,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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This is Intel's 9 Series chipset
— 2:01 AM on May 11, 2014

A new wave of Intel motherboards is upon us. Here's what you need to know about the 9 Series chipset on which they're...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Asus' Z97-A motherboard reviewed
— 10:45 PM on May 8, 2014

Asus' Z97-A motherboard combines Intel's next-gen enthusiast chipset with wicked-fast PCIe storage interfaces, revamped firmware, and a host of builder-friendly features. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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A first look at SATA Express with Asus' Hyper Express storage device
— 11:41 PM on May 1, 2014

SATA Express combines Serial ATA and PCI Express on the same physical interface. Some next-gen Intel motherboards support the standard, and Asus has developed...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Storage

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Asus' ROG Maximus VI Impact Mini-ITX motherboard reviewed
— 11:09 PM on April 27, 2014

The Maximus VI Impact is the first Mini-ITX motherboard to come from Asus' premium Republic of Gamers family. It's loaded with extras, including an...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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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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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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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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A closer look at DirectX 12
— 11:38 PM on March 30, 2014

We already covered the basics of DirectX 12 amid the GDC frenzy. Now that we've had time to study our notes from the show, we...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Gigabyte's G1.Sniper 5 motherboard reviewed
— 12:40 PM on March 21, 2014

Gigabyte's G1.Sniper 5 is a beast. It has a Haswell-compatible socket, multiple wired and wireless networking options, exotic integrated audio with a replaceable OP-amp,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 750 Ti 'Maxwell' graphics processor
— 10:20 PM on February 19, 2014

Nvidia's next-generation GPU architecture has arrived aboard an unusually affordable graphics card. Come have a look at how the "Maxwell" architecture drives the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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A quick look at Mantle on AMD's Kaveri APU
— 9:11 PM on February 13, 2014

Three months ago, AMD foretold of the performance improvements that Mantle, its close-to-the-metal graphics programming interface, would bring to Kaveri in Battlefield 4. We've now...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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First look: AMD Mantle CPU performance in Battlefield 4
— 12:26 PM on February 4, 2014

Does AMD's Mantle graphics API deliver on its promise of smoother gaming with lower-spec CPUs? We take an early look at its performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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AMD's A8-7600 'Kaveri' processor reviewed
— 7:00 AM on January 14, 2014

AMD's next-generation APU packs in a ton of innovation, including updated "Steamroller" CPU cores, GCN graphics, and advanced HSA features. But is it enough to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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