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Latest Backblaze reliability data shows carnage for 3TB Seagate drives
— 7:00 AM on January 21, 2015

Online backup provider Backblaze made headlines last year with a reliability study based on over 25,000 mechanical drives. Unlike previous publications in this vein,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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AMD slipped back into the red last quarter
— 5:07 PM on January 20, 2015

Looks like AMD isn't done using red ink on its earnings releases. The company has posted financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Inno3D's latest graphics cards chill Maxwell like a boss
— 10:13 AM on January 20, 2015

Hot-clocked versions of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 970 and 980 graphics cards continue to roll out. The latest ones come from Inno3D, which has strapped the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Steam update adds non-beta Steam Broadcasting, FPS counter
— 9:10 AM on January 20, 2015

A new version of Valve's Steam client has been released. The list of changes and additions is fairly long; most notably, the update makes...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Samsung's Portable SSD T1 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on January 20, 2015

Samsung's Portable SSD T1 packs the 850 EVO into a pocketable case that's practically weightless. We've tested this miniature marvel to see how...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: An unlocked FX quad for $90, Bay Trail convertible for $230, and more
— 11:13 AM on January 16, 2015

This week's deals post is brought to you by the letter A, because it fits with our first item—and because I've run out of other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Nvidia's ''big Maxwell'' GPU appears online
— 9:17 AM on January 16, 2015

Pictures of what seems to be a "big Maxwell" reference card have appeared online. Videocardz posted the shots, which show an Nvidia-branded circuit board...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Samsung starts making 8Gb GDDR5 memory chips
— 9:11 AM on January 15, 2015

Samsung is making it easier for graphics card makers load up on memory. The firm has kicked off mass production of GDDR5 RAM with a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Evidence points to Radeon R9 380X with high-bandwidth memory
— 9:53 AM on January 13, 2015

New evidence suggests AMD is working on a Radeon R9 380X GPU with high-bandwidth memory. The latest nuggets come from an unlikely source: the LinkedIn...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Three top executives to depart AMD
— 9:23 AM on January 13, 2015

More leadership changes are underway at AMD. According to the The Wall Street Journal, the chipmaker

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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The Witcher 3 specs call for 6GB of RAM, quad-core CPUs
— 6:00 AM on January 13, 2015

Add another game to the growing list of titles with steep RAM requirements. Like Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory Gaming

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Report: Win10's Spartan browser to have tab grouping, Cortana, annotations
— 9:34 AM on January 12, 2015

Last month, the rumor mill broke the news about Spartan, a lightweight web browser Microsoft is said to be developing for Windows 10. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Here's 240-FPS footage of AMD's FreeSync tech—and some new info
— 12:11 PM on January 9, 2015

We've been hearing about FreeSync, AMD's answer to Nvidia's G-Sync variable refresh display tech, for just over a year now. This week at CES,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS monitor for $100 and 802.11n Wi-Fi router for $5
— 10:41 AM on January 9, 2015

We interrupt this week's deluge of CES stories for a look at some of the best PC hardware deals available right now. IPS monitors typically carry...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Networking

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OCZ's new SSD controller has four Gen3 lanes, NVMe support
— 9:21 AM on January 9, 2015

Add another SSD—and a new controller—to the growing list of PCIe units with support for the NVMe...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Super-small, superclocked GTX 970s mingle at Zotac
— 3:53 PM on January 8, 2015

Yesterday, SilverStone showed us one way to stuff a high-end graphics card into a Mini-ITX case. Zotac has now demonstrated another approach. Behold the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Quad-core AMD SoC squeezes into pocketable mini PC
— 1:20 PM on January 8, 2015

Remember Zotac's pocketable "Pico" mini PC? The fanless Bay Trail variant has multiple USB ports, Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet, a mini SD slot, and an...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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