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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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Android on x86: A quick look at Asus' Memo Pad ME176C tablet
— 10:24 AM on July 25, 2014

Despite its $149 asking price, Asus' Memo Pad ME176C tablet has a quad-core Bay Trail SoC, a 7" IPS display, and little extras like a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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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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Overclocking Intel's Pentium G3258 'Anniversary Edition' processor
— 4:44 PM on July 8, 2014

This new Pentium is an unlocked dual-core CPU based on the latest 22-nm Haswell silicon. I ran out and picked one up as soon...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Juno dev platform lays foundation for 64-bit Android on ARM
— 11:00 AM on July 2, 2014

ARM has created its own custom SoC and platform for 64-bit development. The folks at Linaro have used this Juno dev platform to port an...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung's 850 Pro solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 PM on June 30, 2014

Most flash memory is limited to a single layer, but the V-NAND chips in Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD stack 32 layers on top of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Overclocking the Core i7-4790K
— 11:14 PM on June 26, 2014

Intel has tweaked the package on its "Devil's Canyon" processors to open up more overclocking headroom. How well has it worked? Well, uh, yeah. Let's...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Alleged bait-and-switch tactics spur Kingston, PNY SSD boycott
— 10:06 PM on June 19, 2014

Over the past week or so, we've seen an uproar over what some folks perceive as bait-and-switch tactics by SSD vendors Kingston and PNY,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Casualties on the way to a petabyte
— 9:25 AM on June 16, 2014

We started our SSD Endurance Experiment with six SSDs. Now, after an astounding one petabyte of writes, only three of the drives remain. Join...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A first look at AMD's Kaveri APU for notebooks
— 11:01 PM on June 3, 2014

A few weeks ago, we attended an AMD press event in San Francisco, where we benchmarked one of the very first prototype notebooks based...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Crucial's MX100 solid-state drive reviewed
— 2:00 PM on June 2, 2014

The Crucial MX100 is the first solid-state drive to use Micron's 16-nm MLC NAND. It's also one of the most affordable SSDs around, with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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ARM lays the foundation for a data center invasion
— 11:57 AM on May 9, 2014

The announcement that AMD is building a high-performance, ARM-compatible core is just one more entry in a swarm of ARM-based hardware preparing to challenge...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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AMD reveals K12: New ARM and x86 cores are coming
— 4:03 PM on May 5, 2014

They're baaaack? AMD is deep into the development of two brand-new, high-performance CPU architectures. They'll drop into the same sorts of sockets and motherboards,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Servers

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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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A first look at AMD's Mullins mobile APU
— 11:01 PM on April 28, 2014

A couple weeks ago, AMD flew us down to its Austin, Texas campus for a first look at Mullins and Beema, two low-power APUs aimed...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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Behind the scenes with Intel's SSD division
— 10:39 AM on April 10, 2014

Last month, we met with the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group responsible for Intel's SSDs. We got hard numbers on failure rates, details about efforts...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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