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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey is leaving Facebook
— 4:08 PM on March 30, 2017

Palmer Luckey, one of the biggest forces behind the Oculus Rift headset and co-founder of the Facebook-owned Oculus, is leaving the company, according to

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Asus readies 35 motherboards for Optane Memory
— 4:00 PM on March 30, 2017

Intel's consumer-targeted Optane hybrid cache drives have yet to enter the TR labs, but when the 16 GB and 32 GB M.2...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory

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Aorus gives its GTX 1070 the triple-fan treatment
— 1:30 PM on March 30, 2017

Just a couple days ago, Gigabyte introduced us to its Aorus take on the recently-revealed GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. That card is nice, but...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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New game and BIOS updates promise to boost Ryzen performance
— 12:30 PM on March 30, 2017

The value proposition of AMD's Ryzen 7 lineup of eight-core processors in highly-threaded workloads is pretty clear-cut. It's harder to say the same about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Gaming

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Ryzen motherboard availability check: come and get them
— 11:07 AM on March 30, 2017

So it's been another three weeks and change since we looked into Ryzen motherboard availability, and the situation was tricky. There were previous...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus GTX 1080 and 1060 cards with faster RAM go the extra mile
— 4:00 PM on March 29, 2017

While Nvidia announced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at GDC, it said that it would allow companies like MSI and Gigabyte to build...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Aorus GA-AX370 Gaming K5 mobo trims a little fat
— 11:30 AM on March 29, 2017

So much functionality has been moved from the motherboard into the CPU itself that variations within a product line often come down to little details....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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SiSoft Sandra Platinum 2017 is ready for Ryzen
— 9:00 AM on March 29, 2017

In our recent review of AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs, we ran into some limitations with our usual suite of synthetic CPU benchmarks. Neither SiSoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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Razer Blade Pro swims in the deep end of Kaby Lake
— 12:30 PM on March 28, 2017

Just six months after introducing the pretty awesome Blade Pro 17.3" gaming laptop, Razer is updating it with an Intel seventh-generation Core i7-7820HK...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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MSI spills the beans on its cadre of custom GTX 1080 Ti cards
— 10:00 AM on March 28, 2017

A few weeks back, MSI was teasing a Gaming X version of Nvidia's best-on-the-block GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Last week we spread the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Gigabyte shows off a trio of GeForce GTX 1080 Tis
— 5:35 PM on March 27, 2017

The custom-cooled GTX 1080 Ti onslaught rolls on. Today's teaser comes from Gigabyte, who tweeted about a trio of 1080 Ti cards bearing both...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Biostar X370GTN is the first Ryzen Mini-ITX motherboard
— 1:00 PM on March 27, 2017

Just like it was the first to race out of the gate with Ryzen-ready AM4 motherboards, Biostar is again first to market with a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI GTX 1080 Ti Armor 11G is the first custom card on e-tail shelves
— 3:44 PM on March 24, 2017

We've been getting teased by Nvidia board partners for what feels like weeks regarding their custom versions of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Now,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Gigabyte has two A320 boards for bread-and-butter Ryzen builds
— 2:45 PM on March 24, 2017

We're pretty fond of AMD's Ryzen 7 processors, as you'll be aware if you've read our most recent System Guide. However, eight-core CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Throw a Quadro card on Gigabyte's Z270X-Designare
— 11:45 AM on March 24, 2017

Gigabyte's Designare branding is reserved for boards at the top of the company's range. The company says these boards are aimed at content creation professionals,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deals of the week: an RX 480 4GB for $150 and more
— 10:57 AM on March 24, 2017

How fare thee, kind gerbil? Have you meditated on that upgrade you've been putting off for the better part of six months now? Are the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia Storage

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EVGA readies a Hybrid Waterblock for Nvidia GP102 cards
— 9:05 AM on March 24, 2017

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the fastest graphics card we've tested. For some, its performance is just a jumping-off point. Getting those last...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Elgato Stream Deck lets streamers play news desk
— 4:30 PM on March 23, 2017

Elgato's just-announced Stream Deck puts the tactile macro buttons seen in use by news production crews into the hands of streamers. The deck seems...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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