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Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 headset packs ten drivers for immersive audio
— 11:30 AM on July 26, 2017

When headset boxes mention "7.1 surround sound," they usually refer to virtualized surround sound using software like Windows Sonic or Dolby Headphone:X. The audio is...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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EVGA unleashes the GTX 1080 Ti K|ngp|n graphics card
— 10:00 AM on July 26, 2017

Maybe you've got a thing for copper, or have a frequent buyers account at Praxair for all of your liquefied gas overclocking attempts. Or...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Rumor: Radeon RX Vega benched in 3DMark Fire Strike
— 4:30 PM on July 25, 2017

To the best of our knowledge, AMD didn't send out any review units of its Vega Frontier Edition video cards. Performance figures still...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Alphacool Eisblock HDX-2 and HDX-3 help M.2 SSDs beat the heat
— 4:00 PM on July 21, 2017

In our experience, modern desktop M.2 SSDs rarely throttle under even the most strenuous real-world conditions, but that hasn't stopped PC component manufacturers from coming...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Toshiba's XG5 1TB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 3:35 PM on July 20, 2017

Toshiba's XG5 NVMe SSD is shipping to the company's OEM partners now. We run it through our test suite to see if the company's newfangled...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Microsoft and Johnson Controls put Cortana in a thermostat
— 3:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Google bought its way into home thermostats by snapping up Nest Labs for a whopping $3.2 billion back in 2014. Microsoft is taking a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Asus Crosshair VI Extreme pulls out all the stops for AM4
— 9:00 AM on July 20, 2017

Asus just announced what is likely to be the flagship of its fleet of Ryzen-ready motherboards. The Republic of Gamers Crosshair VI Extreme takes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Doom 6.66 update brings free DLC and a multi-platform free weekend
— 4:31 PM on July 19, 2017

Doom came out in May of 2016 to almost universal critical acclaim, and Id Software has continued to update the game regularly since then. Today,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Adata ISSS314 TLC and MLC SSDs are ready for extremes
— 10:30 AM on July 18, 2017

A month ago Adata took the wraps off its IM2P3388 series of industrial-grade M.2 NVMe SSDs. The company's product planners must be aware that...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Viking UHC-Silo SSDs put 25 TB or 50 TB in business-friendly homes
— 2:02 PM on July 17, 2017

Do you have a big pile of data that you can't bear to put on moldy old spinning platter hard drives? If you have the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft releases its first Windows Server Insider Preview build
— 5:00 PM on July 14, 2017

Last month, Microsoft promised to accelerate the release schedule of Windows Server, revealing its plan to have new versions out twice a year. In...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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ROG Rampage VI Apex shows simple tweaks can tame X299 VRMs
— 3:30 PM on July 14, 2017

Roman "der8auer" Hartung recently cast shade on a handful of motherboards based on Intel's X299 chipset. According to the extreme overclocker, the boards' voltage-regulation...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Oculus Rift and Touch bundle will get another $100 price cut
— 12:57 PM on July 14, 2017

When Oculus announced a summer sale on its Rift-and-Touch bundle, there was some speculation whether that $399 price tag was going to become permanent....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Deals of the week: cheap motherboards, a nice case, and speakers
— 11:25 AM on July 14, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! I have to say, I'm getting accustomed to the American way of things. I've been here for three days now (for the first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory Mobile computing

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MSI lights up the GH70 gaming headset
— 4:30 PM on July 13, 2017

Around the virtual TR office, we can be a picky bunch when it comes to our headsets. As gamers and music lovers, we insist on...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Gigabyte begins rolling out BIOS updates to close Intel AMT hole
— 12:30 PM on July 13, 2017

Remember that nasty exploit from a couple of months ago in Intel's Active Management Technology? In short, if your machine was already configured for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Adata SE730H external SSD puts 512GB of 3D flash in your pocket
— 11:00 AM on July 13, 2017

When I need to transfer a whole bunch of data from one machine to the next, I just hook it into my home network. There...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC mobo taps every bit of Skylake-X
— 9:30 AM on July 13, 2017

Intel's Core X CPUs and X299 platform bring a truckload of processor cores and memory bandwidth to the table, and MSI's X299 XPower...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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