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Do I still need a sound card in my PC?
— 10:26 AM on April 3, 2015

This viewer question on our last podcast seemed innocent enough: do I still need a sound card, or is motherboard audio now good enough? Geoff...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Acer Chromebase is a touchscreen Chrome OS desktop
— 2:52 PM on April 2, 2015

Google's Chrome OS isn't just for Chromebooks. Yesterday, Acer announced its take on the Chromebase, Google's name for desktops based on the cloud-focused operating...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Microsoft unveils Atom-powered Surface 3 tablet
— 9:55 AM on March 31, 2015

Microsoft announced the rumored update to its non-Pro Surface today, and it's called Surface 3. The new tablet resembles a shrunken Surface Pro 3...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Nvidia may update Shield portable with Tegra X1
— 9:57 AM on March 30, 2015

Nvidia may not be keeping its latest Shield gaming hardware chained to a set-top box. According to some Bluetooth certification documents uncovered by Chinese Android...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Broadwell Xeon D lands on Mini-ITX boards
— 9:13 AM on March 27, 2015

Intel introduced its Broadwell-based Xeon D server SoC earlier this month, and already, the chip has popped up in a couple of interesting Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's latest microATX board has an eight-core ARMv8 SoC
— 6:00 AM on March 25, 2015

Well, well. Looky here. Gigabyte's server division has developed a microATX board with a 64-bit ARM processor onboard. Source:...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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Gigabyte updates Brix mini-PCs with Broadwell CPUs, NFC
— 5:47 PM on March 20, 2015

NUC season is officially open. We went in-depth with Intel's reference NUC last month, and yesterday, MSI released a NUC-inspired mini-PC of its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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MSI's Cubi is a NUC-le sandwich
— 4:23 PM on March 19, 2015

Intel's NUC and its derivatives may not replace gaming PCs, but for most people, these tiny boxes provide more than enough power for daily...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Fanless ultrabox boasts Broadwell guts, industrial design
— 6:00 AM on March 19, 2015

For days, the press release announcing Logic Supply's ML100 has sat in my inbox, taunting me to write about it. The funky-looking mini PC...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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IDC lowers PC shipment forecast for 2015
— 6:00 AM on March 17, 2015

Despite strong growth in PC shipments during the fourth quarter of last year, IDC has lowered its forecast for 2015. The market research...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Sabertooth X99 motherboard joins Asus' TUF family
— 10:33 AM on March 16, 2015

Now, here's a Haswell-E motherboard that makes sense. Asus has added the Sabertooth X99 to its TUF lineup. This full-sized ATX board takes advantage...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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ASRock gets wacky with an X99 Mini-ITX mobo
— 6:00 AM on March 16, 2015

Intel's Haswell-E processor and its associated X99 chipset include everything (and the kitchen sink). As a result, X99 motherboards are usually ATX or E-ATX...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI updates 12 motherboards with USB 3.1
— 2:49 PM on March 13, 2015

Hankering for some of those sweet, sweet USB 3.1 speed gains? MSI is serving up SuperSpeed Plus goodness in 10 X99 and Z97 Intel boards,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus Z97, H97 boards get Broadwell-compatible firmware
— 4:25 PM on March 10, 2015

Desktop versions of Intel's Broadwell CPU are still a couple of months off, but Asus motherboard owners who are looking to upgrade can rest...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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A first look at USB 3.1 performance
— 11:30 AM on March 6, 2015

Today, we're going to take our very first look at some USB 3.1 gear. Asus has supplied us with a drive enclosure and a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Zotac's Steam Machine is ready to power your living room
— 10:00 AM on March 4, 2015

Despite a long series of delays, Valve is still finding partners for its Steam Machine hardware initiative. One of the latest entrants is Zotac, whose...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Apple preps for March 9 'Spring Forward' event
— 6:00 AM on February 27, 2015

The next volley of aluminum, glass, and white plastic is almost upon us. Apple has set a date and time for its next special...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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TR's February 2015 System Guide
— 4:35 PM on February 26, 2015

In this latest edition of the TR System Guide, we've got updated graphics card recommendations (including the GeForce GTX 960), more affordable memory, new...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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