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VR180 video bridges the gap between YouTube and VR
— 5:00 PM on June 23, 2017

Virtual reality gaming can be great, but the medium has plenty of applications for slightly more passive content like VR video playback. Google's Daydream VR...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays Internet

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G.Skill readies up for X299 with quad-channel DDR4 at 4200 MT/s
— 11:30 AM on June 23, 2017

G.Skill just announced a whole range of quad-channel memory kits tailor-made for Intel's nascent X299 HEDT platform. The new kits are part of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Netgear readies the Nighthawk X6S for take-off
— 5:30 PM on June 21, 2017

Netgear has added another member to its Nighthawk line of spider-spacecraft-inspired Wi-Fi routers. The Nighthawk X6S (model name R8000P) has tri-band Wi-Fi support with...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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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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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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