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Deals of the week: peripherals, accessories, and more
— 10:23 AM on June 16, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! I'll be heading to a dentist appointment shortly, but somehow I'm in a good mood. That's probably because it's Friday and I get...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage Memory Input devices Networking

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Computex 2017: Geil brings a boatload of RAM
— 4:00 PM on June 13, 2017

Memory was a hot topic at Computex 2017. Various brands were scrambling to overclock kits for X299, market DIMMs specifically to Ryzen builders,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Area-51 Threadripper Edition abducts every one of AMD's many-core CPUs
— 7:05 PM on June 12, 2017

AMD is setting the high-end processor market abuzz this year with its Threadripper CPUs, and Alienware is getting in on the game by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Gaming

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Intel Core X preorders begin June 19
— 12:26 PM on June 12, 2017

During the pre-show festivities for the PC Gaming Show at E3, Intel revealed the launch date for its Core X series of CPUs....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deals of the week: mass storage, RAM, and peripherals
— 11:45 AM on June 9, 2017

Good afternoon, gerbils and gerbilettes. It's a beautiful day outside—sunny and fair, with only faint wisps of clouds. Even still, I am here laboring intensively...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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Intel boasts Cannon Lake is "on track" and Ice Lake is "taped in"
— 1:09 PM on June 8, 2017

Intel's push toward 10-nm production continues. The latest news on the street comes from a tweet in which the company says its Cannon Lake chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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PCIe 4.0 specification finally out with 16 GT/s on tap
— 10:00 AM on June 8, 2017

Some things are better late than never. At its yearly developers conference, PCI-SIG announced the PCI Express 4.0 specification to its members. As expected,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets Storage

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Gigabyte overclockers crank the knobs on a Core i7 to 7.5 GHz
— 1:00 PM on June 7, 2017

Gigabyte wasted no time getting to the business of overclocking after the introduction of Intel's Core-X CPUs and the accompanying X299 platform at Computex...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Pro overclocker pumps G.Skill DDR4 to 5.5 GT/s
— 10:00 AM on June 7, 2017

When you hear "2750 MHz DDR4 memory" your mind likely auto-corrects to "2750 MT/s." Except in this case, that's wrong. G.Skill sent us a line...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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iMacs and MacBook Pros take a dip in Kaby Lake
— 2:14 PM on June 5, 2017

When Apple unveiled its slimmer, trimmer MacBook Pros last October, we had to wonder whether the company's goals for those notebooks ended up out-of-sync with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mac

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Micron hits 16 Gbps with GDDR5X and talks about GDDR6
— 11:30 AM on June 5, 2017

It got a bit buried in the Computex shuffle, but at the beginning of the month Micron posted a blog entry laying out in...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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AMD and Newegg drop prices on Ryzen 7 CPUs
— 4:02 PM on June 1, 2017

We've been big fans of AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs for tasks that can take advantage of more than four hardware threads since day...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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G.Skill floors it and cranks its DIMMs to 4800 MT/s
— 3:00 PM on June 1, 2017

Intel's X299 high-end desktop platform has a lot to offer PC enthusiasts, but the HEDT ecosystem is incomplete without high-speed memory modules. G.Skill demonstrated...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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QNAP TS-x77 NAS units virtualize with Ryzen
— 2:00 PM on May 31, 2017

AMD's Zen architecture is finding its way into all kind of new homes at Computex this year. To date, AMD's Ryzen chips have mostly been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Networking Servers

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Asus ROG debuts an all-AMD laptop with Ryzen 7 inside
— 12:47 PM on May 31, 2017

Should you need eight CPU cores in a laptop for whatever reason, your only option until now was a machine even thicker and heavier...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD plans a summer of fun with RX Vega and Threadripper
— 10:08 PM on May 30, 2017

At its press conference this morning in Taipei, AMD gave us a look at a broad range of upcoming products. Let's get the most important...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB memory is visible from afar
— 5:30 PM on May 30, 2017

Judging by recent product launches, the most important feature in a new stick of memory these days isn't speed, reliability, or capacity. You know what...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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HyperX Predator DDR4 kits dial in frequencies up to 4000 MT/s
— 4:45 PM on May 30, 2017

With AMD's latest Ryzen AGESA coming in June and bearing the promise of an extended range of memory multipliers, it wouldn't surprise us to...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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