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Some Zen CPUs may pack 32 cores and eight memory channels
— 11:03 AM on February 11, 2016

Every time there's an impending CPU or GPU release, a lot of rumors start floating around. AMD's upcoming Zen architecture is no exception to that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Asus releases a trio of colorful B150 boards for smaller PCs
— 10:57 AM on February 10, 2016

It's still amazing how much horsepower one can cram into a small computer these days. Asus is serving that increasingly popular market with three B150-based...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Gaming

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Deals of the week: Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB SSD for $290 and more
— 11:19 AM on February 5, 2016

It's Friday, gerbils, and you know what that means: it's for another round of high-quality deals on PC components. Here's what we found this week.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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ASRock kills its SkyOC BCLK overclocking feature
— 10:00 AM on February 5, 2016

Farewell, Skylake BCLK overclocking, we hardly knew ye. ASRock has pulled the plug on its SkyOC feature, not even a couple months after it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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ASRock A88M-ITX/ac gives AMD APUs a fun-sized foundation
— 9:51 AM on February 4, 2016

AMD's affordable CPUs can be a great fit for an HTPC or a NAS server. ASRock is likely thinking along the same lines, as it's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Servers

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Soft Machines reveals performance targets for its VISC processors
— 1:15 PM on February 3, 2016

Soft Machines continues to develop CPUs built using its VISC architecture. If you're not already familiar with VISC, be sure to read our in-depth...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Biostar H110MD Pro mobo gives Skylake a microATX home for $55
— 11:10 AM on February 3, 2016

Biostar's microATX H110MD Pro is the company's latest foray into the Skylake motherboard space. This board carries a budget-friendly $54.99 suggested price. Unlike most Skylake...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Seagate hit with class-action lawsuit over 3TB drive failures
— 9:56 AM on February 2, 2016

Remember the IBM Deskstar fiasco many moons ago? We may be seeing a rehash of that story, this time with Seagate as a defendant....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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AMD puts Excavator on the desktop with the Athlon X4 845
— 8:52 AM on February 2, 2016

AMD had some announcements to make at CES regarding Socket AM4 and a new, quieter boxed cooler called the Wraith. While new CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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FirePro S7100 graphics cards bring hardware GPU virtualization to life
— 3:15 PM on February 1, 2016

AMD first revealed its plans for hardware-based GPU virtualization, called Multiuser GPU or MxGPU, in September of last year. Today, the company is taking...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Workstations

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Asus' ROG Maximus VIII Impact motherboard reviewed
— 11:49 AM on February 1, 2016

The last time we looked at a premium Mini-ITX board from Asus' Republic of Gamers series, we came away impressed. Can the Z170 Maximus VIII...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte X99 BIOS updates could hint at Broadwell-E CPU support
— 5:34 PM on January 29, 2016

Gigabyte has quietly released BIOS updates for its range of X99-chipset-based motherboards. Along with support for 16GB DIMMs, the new firmware versions bring support...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Deals of the week: A raft of Samsung 850 EVO SSDs and more
— 8:51 AM on January 29, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. We're up bright and early to bring you the best tech deals we could find from this week's offerings. Here's what we...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft cloud revenues rise as phones plunge in its fiscal Q2
— 3:46 PM on January 28, 2016

Microsoft has released its earnings numbers for the second quarter of its fiscal 2016. The company took in $23.8 billion in revenue, $6 billion...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Deals of the week: Mushkin's Reactor 1TB SSD for $240 and more
— 4:32 PM on January 22, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. We've done our usual scouring for the best deals to be had online, and we're back with the results. Behold: Newegg is offering...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Valve's Steam Controller reviewed
— 1:09 PM on January 22, 2016

Valve's Steam Controller is supposed to obviate the mouse and keyboard for PC gaming in the living room. We put our thumbs on the Steam...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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GIMPS distributed-computing project finds the 49th Mersenne prime
— 8:27 AM on January 21, 2016

The more prime numbers we find, the harder it gets to find a new one. The latest prime number, discovered using the free Great...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Serious bug in Linux kernel allows for privilege escalation
— 4:17 PM on January 20, 2016

The security team at Perception Point has uncovered a serious bug in the Linux kernel that could allow a regular user to get elevated...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix Servers

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