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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Intel 15.45.19.4678 IGP driver supports Prey and Tekken 7
— 9:08 AM on June 5, 2017

Those of you gaming on Intel graphics—perhaps on the move—will be happy to know that the company has a new driver out today with performance...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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