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Microsoft catapults datacenter performance with FPGAs
— 11:30 AM on September 28, 2016

Gamers and content creators are not alone in their frustration with the last decade's slowing increases in CPU performance. Massive datacenter operators like Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Internet Servers

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Asus J3455M-E mobo sails out with Apollo Lake SoC aboard
— 10:30 AM on September 28, 2016

Apollo Lake is out, and Asus has the first motherboard we've seen equipped with one of the low-power SoCs. The appropriately-named J3455M-E includes a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Razer Deathadder sheds Chroma skin to achieve Elite status
— 12:51 PM on September 27, 2016

Gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer has upgraded its Deathadder Chroma mouse to Elite status. The Deathadder Elite's spec sheet is flush with numbers, some...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Mionix Naos QG mouse knows what's really in your heart
— 9:03 AM on September 22, 2016

When you're streaming a game on Twitch, you are part of the content as much as the game. Viewers want to see and hear their...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Report: Estonian retailer accepting Kaby Lake CPU preorders
— 4:23 PM on September 20, 2016

Intel began shipping a limited selection of its new Kaby Lake CPUs to OEMs in July, and a few manufacturers have already...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD AM4-based system spotted in the wild
— 1:54 PM on September 19, 2016

AMD announced the consolidation of its current trio of desktop APU/CPU sockets into a unified AM4 socket all the way back in January at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Embattled Madcatz sells Saitek to Logitech for a song
— 4:11 PM on September 16, 2016

Saitek is a well-regarded brand of gaming peripherals, a fact likely known by the crowd that hangs around here. Roughly nine years ago, Madcatz...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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Oculus crafts Guardian to keep Touch play area in check
— 11:21 AM on September 15, 2016

According to rumors and reports, the Oculus Touch hand controllers are hopefully appearing in the next few months, enabling room-scale experiences with the Rift...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Input devices Gaming

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Biostar is off to the Mini-ITX races with its Z170GTN mobo
— 3:26 PM on September 13, 2016

Mini-ITX PCs seem to be growing in popularity of late, but there aren't many of those tiny motherboards to choose from with Z170 chipsets....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Steelseries Rival 500 mouse lets gamers do more with their thumbs
— 1:56 PM on September 12, 2016

Have you ever taken a look at common MOBA and MMO-oriented mice and thought "that cluster of buttons looks like an unmanageable mess?" Well, Steelseries...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Report: Oculus Touch controllers may arrive in November for 199€
— 3:24 PM on September 9, 2016

European retailer Media Markt has quasi-officially let the cat out of the bag. The Oculus Touch hand controllers might appear in stores on November...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices Gaming

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Razer Ornata keyboard fuses membrane and mechanical switches
— 4:44 PM on September 8, 2016

All of the most successful gaming keyboards in the last few years have relied on mechanical keyswitches, usually from German manufacturer Cherry. Cherry switches have...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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MSI Z170A Gaming M6 boasts a better USB 3.1 controller
— 9:14 AM on September 7, 2016

As Intel and AMD move more and more chipset features onto their processors, motherboard vendors have faced growing challenges to separate themselves from the pack....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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AMD unwraps its seventh-generation desktop APUs and AM4 platform
— 4:00 PM on September 6, 2016

AMD's seventh-generation APUs, code-named Bristol Ridge, have been available for a couple months in mobile systems already. The company is now bringing Bristol to the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Intel snaps up computer vision experts Movidius
— 12:56 PM on September 6, 2016

Intel seems to be on a shopping spree of sorts lately. Not content with acquiring Saffron and Nervana, the chip manufacturer has now turned...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Mobile computing Software

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Corsair adds RGB LED magic to Crystal case and Polaris mouse pad
— 3:55 PM on September 2, 2016

If you're the sort of person who likes bling-bling on your PC hardware, Corsair's RGB family can hook you up. The Polaris RGB...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Input devices

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Logitech's Prodigy gaming peripherals keep it simple
— 11:16 AM on September 2, 2016

The wild frontier of gaming hardware can get pretty extreme. A mouse with fifteen buttons or a keyboard with analog voodoo could be...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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In the lab: Aimpad's R5 analog keyboard
— 7:06 PM on September 1, 2016

A couple years back, we shared a story about the Aimpad game controller. This set of Cherry MX keys was housed in a keypad...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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