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Vulkan is about to erupt in CryEngine 5.4
— 11:30 AM on June 22, 2017

All the attention lately has been on ultra-high-end graphics cards and expensive CPUs with cores for days, but work continues in the direction...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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FinalWire updates AIDA64 for Core X CPUs and the X299 platform
— 1:00 PM on June 21, 2017

FinalWire has updated its popular AIDA64 benchmarking and system monitoring tool for use with Intel's latest Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X desktop CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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SPEC updates its CPU benchmark for the first time in 11 years
— 11:30 AM on June 20, 2017

The non-profit Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has released an update of its popular CPU benchmarking tool, fittingly dubbed SPEC CPU2017. The new version...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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MSI makes its X299 motherboards appealing with a free Corsair H75
— 4:50 PM on June 19, 2017

The two first words in "high end desktop platform" mean that buyers need to bring wallets stuffed with greenbacks in order to buy a ticket...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

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X299 boards show up for preorder at Newegg
— 1:04 PM on June 19, 2017

We were very excited when we heard that the Skylake-X-derived Core X-series CPUs would be significantly cheaper on a per-core basis than the Broadwell-E...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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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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Windows Server is set to get two releases each year
— 9:00 AM on June 16, 2017

Microsoft is changing the release schedule for the Server versions of its Windows operating system to more closely match those of the OS's desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Servers

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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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Cooler Master RGB LED Controller joins the disco party
— 11:35 AM on June 12, 2017

RGB LED illumination seems like a trend with staying power in the enthusiast PC hardware market. Some consumers like it for the Unreal Tournament-inspired multi-colored...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Miscellaneous

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Computex 2017: Adata goes all-in on M.2 SSDs
— 10:25 AM on June 12, 2017

Without high-end motherboards or funky case concepts to show off, Adata focused its Computex presence on its strong point: storage. Join us as we walk...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Memory

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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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Radeon 17.6.1 drivers get Dirt-y
— 9:00 AM on June 9, 2017

It's a new month, and that means there's a new second digit in AMD's Radeon driver version number. The latest release from the red team,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Chrome 59 sticks a Turbofan and a new Ignition on its V8
— 9:00 AM on June 8, 2017

If that headline has left you scratching your head, don't worry—I wouldn't have gotten it 12 hours ago. The short version is that Chrome 59...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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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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AMD spills the beans on Radeon Pro chips inside the new Macs
— 10:17 AM on June 6, 2017

Yesterday's refreshes of the iMac and MacBook Pro were highlighted by the switch from Intel sixth-generation Skylake Core processors to seventh-generation Kaby Lake CPUs,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mac

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Apple throws an iPad Hail Mary with 10.5" and 12.9" Pro tablets
— 2:48 PM on June 5, 2017

The all-new iMac Pro and the Kaby Lake updates to the iMac and laptop product lines weren't the only new bits of hardware announced at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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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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Apple takes the iMac Pro with Xeons and Radeon Vega graphics
— 1:00 PM on June 5, 2017

Mac power users have been clamoring for a wholly modern Mac of late, and Apple gave them an enormous tease today during its WWDC keynote....

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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