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Gigabyte 100-series mobos to feature Intel USB 3.1 controller
— 2:22 PM on June 3, 2015

Many of today's motherboards with USB 3.1 ports rely on controllers from companies like ASMedia to deliver that extra-speedy connectivity, but that may soon change...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Miracle diet shrinks Skylake mobo to a size Mini-ITX
— 1:46 PM on June 3, 2015

Intel hasn't lifted the curtain on the its next-gen Skylake processors, but motherboards designed for them are popping up at Computex this week. ASRock's pint-sized...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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AMD's Carrizo brings power savings to mainstream laptops
— 8:25 PM on June 2, 2015

The Carrizo processor is AMD's follow-on to Kaveri and a direct competitor to Intel's Broadwell CPUs. After a lengthy prelude, AMD is officially taking the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Watch this astonishing thermal footage of Cryorig's hybrid CPU cooler
— 4:36 PM on June 2, 2015

Water coolers typically don't generate any airflow around the CPU socket, leaving the VRMs and memory to rely on ambient airflow within the chassis. Cryorig's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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MSI's Godlike X99 motherboard brings RGB LEDs to mortals
— 2:01 PM on June 2, 2015

MSI introduced its top-of-the-line X99A Godlike Gaming motherboard at Computex today. The most eye-catching feature is the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Systems Gaming

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Thunderbolt 3 pushes 40Gbps through USB Type-C port
— 1:16 PM on June 2, 2015

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Intel's next-gen Thunderbolt interface has adopted the reversible Type-C connector familiar from the latest USB spec. The new hotness...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Here's the first desktop display based on quantum dots
— 10:33 AM on June 2, 2015

Philips claims to have the world's first desktop monitor based on quantum dot technology. The display was created in cooperation with QD Vision, an MIT...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Intel's Broadwell goes broad with new desktop, mobile, server variants
— 9:35 AM on June 2, 2015

As expected, Intel widened the reach of its 14-nm Broadwell CPU architecture across more of its product lines this morning with the introduction of a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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16.7 billion reasons Altera sold out to Intel
— 3:14 PM on June 1, 2015

Rumors have been swirling around this one for a while, but it just became official: Intel is buying FPGA maker Altera for $16.7 billion.  The official...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech Servers

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Asus squeezes Skylake CPUs, passive cooling into new mini-PCs
— 12:44 PM on June 1, 2015

Everyone's getting in on the mini-PC game, including Asus, which unveiled a stack of new systems at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. One...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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GeForce 353.06 drivers support GTX 980 Ti, G-Sync updates
— 10:14 AM on June 1, 2015

Nvidia has released fresh WHQL-certified drivers just in time for Heroes the Storm. The 353.06 update is optimized for Blizzard's new MOBA, and it also supports...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming Software

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Asus' latest jumbo 4K monitor promises exceptional color accuracy
— 9:34 AM on June 1, 2015

Asus introduced a new 4K monitor at Computex today, and it's a monster. The ProArt PA329Q stretches its 3840x2160 resolution over a 32" IPS panel.

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Nvidia's G-Sync goes mobile, adds features
— 5:40 PM on May 31, 2015

In addition to introducing the GeForce GTX 980 Ti today, Nvidia is making some updates to its G-Sync variable display refresh technology. Among the changes,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays

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Zotac and EVGA liquify the GeForce GTX Titan X
— 1:07 PM on May 29, 2015

Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan X is an extreme graphics card by any measure, but Zotac and EVGA apparently don't think the stock config is extreme...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Here are two of ASRock's next-gen Z170 motherboards
— 10:36 AM on May 29, 2015

Next week's Computex show will likely be filled with Skylake motherboards based on Intel's next-gen Z170 chipset. ASRock apparently can't wait, though. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deal of the week: Asus' Core M ultrabook for $599 and Project Cars for $34
— 9:27 AM on May 29, 2015

I've got nothing for this week's intro, so let's get straight to the deals: We like Asus' ZenBook UX305 a lot. The 13.3" ultraportable has a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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SourceForge adds software bloat to more installers
— 12:06 AM on May 29, 2015

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. In the "we totally didn't see this one coming" department, SourceForge is under fire for "enhancing" downloads offered on its website...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Catalyst 15.5 betas promise gains in Project Cars, Witcher 3
— 5:57 PM on May 28, 2015

AMD has just posted some Catalyst 15.5  beta drivers in response to the releases of Project Cars and The Witcher 3. The official release notes are pretty...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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