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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's Ryzen 5 CPUs reviewed, part two
— 4:05 AM on June 5, 2017

Part one of our AMD Ryzen 5 review proved these CPUs have game, but what happens when we have to put the toys away and...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Google confirms that Chrome will integrate an ad blocker in 2018
— 3:30 PM on June 2, 2017

A little over a month ago, the internet started buzzing with rumors that Google would bake ad-blocking right into its Chrome browser. A new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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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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ROG Zenith Extreme spills some beans on Ryzen Threadripper
— 12:16 PM on May 30, 2017

AMD is still playing coy about its upcoming Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, but Asus isn't afraid to show off its ROG Zenith Extreme mobo...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Intel's Core X-series CPUs and X299 platform revealed
— 2:01 AM on May 30, 2017

As Computex kicks off, Intel is refreshing its high-end desktop platform from top to bottom. We take a first look at the company's Skylake-X and...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Ryzen AGESA 1.0.0.6 exposes more memory overclocking options
— 4:12 PM on May 25, 2017

Over the past couple months, we've come to understand that memory speed and latency plays a major role in Ryzen CPU performance. Higher speeds and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Memory

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Intel plans to integrate Thunderbolt into future CPUs
— 9:09 AM on May 24, 2017

The USB Type-C connector promises universal compatibility and frustration-free connections, but the dizzying array of protocols that can connect through that physical interface can...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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