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Zotac previews plenty of petite PCs for Computex 2017
— 3:30 PM on May 25, 2017

Zotac is probably more known for its mini-PCs than its graphics products. The company was doing "NUC-likes" before the NUC existed, and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Kingston KC1000 SSDs jump into the consumer NVMe space
— 2:30 PM on May 25, 2017

Kingston has shipped M.2 SATA SSDs and PCIe NVMe drives. It has even offered M.2 NVMe drives under its HyperX gaming brand. However, we believe...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Cougar Conquer enclosure makes the PC a centerpiece
— 10:00 AM on May 25, 2017

Gaming PC components seem to gain more armor and protection with every product generation. Witness the proliferation of motherboard armor, metal-reinforced PCIe slots, and full-coverage...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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NVMe 1.3 arrives with a host of handy features
— 9:00 AM on May 25, 2017

NVMe drives are just beginning to hit the mainstream, and the interface's designers have published the 1.3 revision of the NVMe specification. Version 1.3...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Fractal Design finds a new Focus on entry-level cases
— 10:40 AM on May 24, 2017

Fractal Design has expanded its lineup of cases downward. The new ATX-size Focus G and the micro-ATX Focus G Mini offer steel-and-plastic construction...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Cooler Master polishes the Cosmos II for a 25th Anniversary edition
— 9:00 AM on May 24, 2017

I remember the Cooler Master Cosmos being one of the first cases that really caught my eye. I picked it up and it housed various...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Corsair Commander Pro takes charge of case fans and lighting
— 3:30 PM on May 23, 2017

Between fan controllers, thermal sensors, and the standard system connections, tweakers already have too many wires to mess with. When you throw in one or...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Miscellaneous

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Lian-Li PC-O12WX puts graphics cards under glass
— 4:30 PM on May 19, 2017

For myself, I like my PC to be used and not seen or heard. Some people are into ostentatious displays of processing power, though....

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Deals of the week: nice mobos, cheap RAM, and more
— 10:21 AM on May 19, 2017

These gerbilssss... theys conssstantly out on the prowl. Tricksy gerbilses. I knows what they wantses, my preciousss hardware. But I gives it not to them,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Storage Memory

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Synaptics shows how some fingerprint sensors can't be trusted
— 10:00 AM on May 19, 2017

Fingerprint sensors are rapidly becoming the standard tool for securing mobile devices. Synaptics believes that these sensors typically aren't as safe as users think, however,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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WD Red drives will let you add storage 10TB at a time
— 3:30 PM on May 18, 2017

We all love solid-state storage. Modern SSDs are fast, dense, and not too expensive, relatively speaking. That is, relative to what they used to cost....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Corsair's Force Series MP500 240GB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 1:01 PM on May 18, 2017

Corsair is throwing its hat into the NVMe SSD ring with the Force MP500 drive. We subjected the drive to our testing gauntlet to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Optane DIMMs and companion CPUs will arrive in 2018
— 9:00 AM on May 18, 2017

Intel's Optane Memory tech showcases what 3D Xpoint memory can do on a limited scale, but the potential for Optane extends well beyond hard-drive...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory

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Google's Cloud TPU is ready for training and inferencing
— 4:13 PM on May 17, 2017

The world of big iron computing seems to be laser-focused on machine learning these days. Whether it's graphics chip makers Nvidia and

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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AMD throws some Epyc shade on Xeon-powered servers
— 11:54 AM on May 17, 2017

During a portion of its 2017 Financial Analyst Day, AMD made a splash by officially showing its 32-core Epyc (née Naples) server chips. Each...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Radeon Vega Frontier Edition packs 13 TFLOPS and 16GB of HBM2
— 5:21 PM on May 16, 2017

It seems that lately, 10 out of every five news pieces are about machine learning. During its Financial Analyst Day presentation, AMD talked a lot...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers Workstations

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We have the winners of the Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest
— 3:56 PM on May 16, 2017

Staff deliberations are over and the winners of our Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest have been chosen. A large percentage of the entries got...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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HGST SS300 enterprise SSDs store up to 7.68 TB
— 3:30 PM on May 16, 2017

Everybody loves the high performance of NVMe SSDs, but the fact remains that packing a whole bunch of them into a server can be...

Type: News story Tags: Software Servers

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