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New game and BIOS updates promise to boost Ryzen performance
— 12:30 PM on March 30, 2017

The value proposition of AMD's Ryzen 7 lineup of eight-core processors in highly-threaded workloads is pretty clear-cut. It's harder to say the same about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Gaming

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Ryzen motherboard availability check: come and get them
— 11:07 AM on March 30, 2017

So it's been another three weeks and change since we looked into Ryzen motherboard availability, and the situation was tricky. There were previous...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Aorus GA-AX370 Gaming K5 mobo trims a little fat
— 11:30 AM on March 29, 2017

So much functionality has been moved from the motherboard into the CPU itself that variations within a product line often come down to little details....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Biostar X370GTN is the first Ryzen Mini-ITX motherboard
— 1:00 PM on March 27, 2017

Just like it was the first to race out of the gate with Ryzen-ready AM4 motherboards, Biostar is again first to market with a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte has two A320 boards for bread-and-butter Ryzen builds
— 2:45 PM on March 24, 2017

We're pretty fond of AMD's Ryzen 7 processors, as you'll be aware if you've read our most recent System Guide. However, eight-core CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Google points deep-learning machines at audio effect subtitles
— 12:45 PM on March 24, 2017

If you've ever looked through the subtitle options on a DVD or Blu-ray disc, you've likely noticed that there's often a set of subtitles for...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Throw a Quadro card on Gigabyte's Z270X-Designare
— 11:45 AM on March 24, 2017

Gigabyte's Designare branding is reserved for boards at the top of the company's range. The company says these boards are aimed at content creation professionals,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI's Ryzen motherboard catalog gets reinforcements
— 4:00 PM on March 21, 2017

If you've been after a Ryzen machine yet struggling to find a motherboard, MSI might soon have the answer for you. The company is launching...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung Bixby wants to guide you through the Galaxy
— 12:32 PM on March 20, 2017

Smartphones and connected devices keep adding new capabilities, and Samsung thinks users might need some help keeping up. The company says its Bixby AI...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Internet

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Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs
— 1:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Waiting for images to load is no fun. Neither is paying for bandwidth to serve or receive those images. We've reported in the recent past...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Deals of the week: motherboards, a VR kit, and more
— 11:42 AM on March 17, 2017

Do you know what day it is? That's right, it's deals day! We know you've been waiting with bated breath for this. With Kaby Lake...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Mobile computing Gaming

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MSI Z270 MPower Gaming Titanium doubles down on metal
— 10:00 AM on March 17, 2017

MSI hasn't left prospective Z270 gamers starving for options. After launching an opening salvo of models equipped with the latest chipsets from Intel, MSI...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Chrome 57 saves power and CPU cycles by throttling background tabs
— 11:30 AM on March 15, 2017

When we wrote about Chrome 56 about six weeks ago, we mentioned that Google was working on aggressively throttling background tabs in order to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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PSA: Grab an HTC Vive kit, get a free RX 480
— 1:56 PM on March 14, 2017

Howdy gerbils, this is going to be short and sweet. If you want to take the VR plunge and are one graphics card short, then...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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Report: Softbank selling a 25% stake in ARM Holdings
— 9:00 AM on March 14, 2017

A scant six months ago, SoftBank acquired ARM Holdings for a whopping $32 billion. Now, the Japanese conglomerate is reportedly in "final-stage" talks to sell...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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EK waterblocks are pretty chill with MSI and Asus mobos
— 4:26 PM on March 13, 2017

Owners of Asus and MSI motherboards may be envious of the integrated CPU-and-motherboard waterblock on Asus' range-topping ROG Maximus Extreme IX. Those people can now...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling

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Intel buys MobilEye for a cool $15.3 billion
— 10:30 AM on March 13, 2017

PC gamers love the combination of Intel CPUs and Nvidia GPUs, but the two companies are actually bitter rivals in several markets. Just as Nvidia...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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John Carmack sues ZeniMax for $22.5 million
— 1:00 PM on March 10, 2017

Current Oculus CTO John Carmack is suing ZeniMax Media, his former employer, for $22.5 million in federal court. Carmack alleges that ZeniMax still owes...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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