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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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Windows 10 Creators Update set to hit PCs on April 11
— 10:00 AM on March 29, 2017

Microsoft's latest major update (don't call it a service pack) for Windows 10, called the Creators Update, will be launching on April 11 according to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Intel lets loose Kaby Lake-based Xeon E3 v6 processors
— 4:58 PM on March 28, 2017

We love our Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs around here, particularly when it comes to gaming, but not everyone has time for such frivolity....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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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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Intel gives hard drives a boost with Optane Memory
— 11:00 AM on March 27, 2017

Intel's Optane Memory is the company's latest attempt to boost the pokey performance of systems that rely on a hard drive alone for their storage...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Transcend steps into the NVMe arena with the MTE850 SSD
— 9:02 AM on March 27, 2017

The memory guys over at Transcend dropped us a note about the company's new NVMe SSD. The drive is called the MTE850, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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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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Deals of the week: an RX 480 4GB for $150 and more
— 10:57 AM on March 24, 2017

How fare thee, kind gerbil? Have you meditated on that upgrade you've been putting off for the better part of six months now? Are the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia Storage

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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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Toshiba Exceria Pro M402 SD cards are ready for apps
— 9:27 AM on March 20, 2017

If you've ever tried to launch apps from an SD card, you already know that "Class 10" or "UHS-1" ratings tell you little about how...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X opens new frontiers in datacenter storage
— 11:00 AM on March 19, 2017

Intel's potentially revolutionary 3D Xpoint memory technology arrives today on board the Optane SSD DC P4800X. We dive in to see how this first Optane...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers

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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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Microsoft may block updates on new PCs running Windows 7 or 8.1
— 4:42 PM on March 16, 2017

A while back, Microsoft let the world know that it'd only support recent CPUs in the Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen, and Qualcomm 8996 families...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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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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