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MSI lets loose a trio of Optane motherboard bundles
— 4:00 PM on April 25, 2017

The results that Jeff got from one of those Optane cache drives are pretty promising, don't you think? MSI also seems to think so,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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SK Hynix fires up its foundries for 16 Gb/s GDDR6
— 9:11 AM on April 25, 2017

In some circles, High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) has already been crowned as the graphics card memory of the future. However, it's still not the time...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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EK shows its first waterblock for an AMD Ryzen mobo
— 4:00 PM on April 24, 2017

If water-cooling a CPU is a good idea, then using a liquid as a cooling medium for both the CPU and the power delivery circuitry...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Rumor: Intel Skylake-X and X299 will headline Computex 2017
— 3:43 PM on April 21, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, whispers were swirling that Intel was moving the launch of its Basin Falls high-end desktop platform and its component...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Gigabyte's latest Brix IoT packs a Core i3 for extra grunt
— 1:00 PM on April 20, 2017

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Gigabyte's Brix IoT PCs—a pair of fanless miniature computers with Intel Apollo Lake SoCs inside. We...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti smokes the competition
— 11:30 AM on April 20, 2017

We were quite impressed with the performance of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but the card left us wondering if better cooling might help...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Palit GameRock GeForce GTX 1080 Ti flaunts four fans
— 5:13 PM on April 17, 2017

If reference coolers for even top-of-the-line graphics cards have a single blower fan, the average aftermarket graphics card cooler has a pair of fans,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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MSI conjures up five more Ryzen motherboards
— 12:38 PM on April 17, 2017

MSI is already one of the most prolific providers of Ryzen-ready motherboards, but over the weekend the company launched four more ATX boards. The

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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G.Skill cranks Trident Z memory to 4333 MT/s
— 10:00 AM on April 17, 2017

Faster memory doesn't help in every PC task, but a select group of programs and games seem to benefit more from RAM throughput than from...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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MSI fills out its Ryzen range with five A320 motherboards
— 4:00 PM on April 12, 2017

Now that we have more-reasonably-priced Ryzen processors around, we have some affordable Ryzen motherboards, too. MSI is getting in on the act with no...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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NZXT releases the Kraken G12 for easy graphics card liquid cooling
— 2:30 PM on April 12, 2017

Graphics cards that come liquid-cooled out of the box are great. So are custom-CNC'd full-coverage waterblocks from companies like EK. However, sometimes a gerbil decides...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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ROG B250H and B250G are gaming mobos for the everyman
— 11:30 AM on April 12, 2017

When you hear "Republic of Gamers", you probably start thinking of high-end parts like the Maximus motherboards and Strix graphics cards. If that's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Project Scorpio will support FreeSync 2 and HDMI 2.1 VRR
— 3:30 PM on April 11, 2017

Late last week, Microsoft unloaded a whole bunch of information about its upcoming Xbox One refresh, currently codenamed Project Scorpio. It turns out that...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Biostar A320 Pro series motherboards go back to basics
— 12:34 PM on April 11, 2017

One of those new Ryzen 5 chips could make a pretty solid foundation for an office PC, and Biostar has just the motherboard for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Nvidia discusses Google TPU's performance versus modern Teslas
— 5:05 PM on April 10, 2017

Just a few days back, Google published some interesting benchmarks of its Tensor Processing Unit, a custom-made ASIC targeted at AI inference applications. The...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

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Deals of the week: a packed ROG mobo, lit RAM, and more
— 11:25 AM on April 7, 2017

Fair Friday to you, dear gerbils. Can you feel the tension in the air? Do you sense the impending explosion of frametime graphs, value charts,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory

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G.Skill Trident Z RGB memory kits grow to 128GB capacity
— 10:01 AM on April 7, 2017

Do you fancy RGB LEDs? Do you enjoy synchronizing every single part of your PC to shine the same brilliant shade of chartreuse? If so,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Eurocom PX7 Pro SE mobile server takes ECC RAM on the go
— 9:00 AM on April 7, 2017

Some folks are content to show up at LAN parties with just a laptop and case of energy drinks. But who's packing a spare server...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Servers

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