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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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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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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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The TR BBQ XIV is just one month away—get your plans in order
— 4:43 PM on June 16, 2017

It seems to me that this year's TR BBQ has approached at a significantly faster pace than any previous outing. According to the calendar, the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Synology DS1517 and DS1817 NAS boxes make their own clouds
— 1:30 PM on June 16, 2017

The capabilities of machines doing network-attached storage (NAS) duties have expanded a great deal over time. Synology's DiskStation DS1517 and DiskStation DS1817 promise...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking Servers

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GlobalFoundries fires up its 7-nm Leading Performance forges
— 12:00 PM on June 16, 2017

A few days ago Globalfoundries announced that its "7LP" 7-nm FinFET process is ready for prime-time, meaning that customer companies can start building...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Eero rolls out its second-generation mesh Wi-Fi systems
— 3:00 PM on June 13, 2017

Having a house that's too big for one Wi-Fi router is decidedly a first-world problem, but plenty of companies have put considerable resources towards...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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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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Windows Insider Preview Build 16215 has shades of fall
— 3:21 PM on June 9, 2017

A little while back, during the 2017 Build conference, Microsoft talked up the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU). The company made a fair...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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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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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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