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Our Napkin Sketch Contest ends this week
— 3:00 PM on May 9, 2017

To paraphrase my favorite cyclops, I'm going to "downplay the Fur E" in this reminder about TR's Napkin Sketch Contest. I realize some...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 630 and 660 SoCs go for the middle lane
— 11:30 AM on May 9, 2017

Apple A-Series and Qualcomm 800-series SoCs get the lion's share of attention in the mobile space, but not everyone buys an iPhone or a high-end...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Cooler Master's MasterBox Lite 5 is attractive and affordable
— 10:00 AM on May 9, 2017

Cooler Master's latest entry in its MasterBox series of cases is the MasterBox Lite 5. Like other cases in the MasterBox series, this ATX...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Upcoming Ryzen BIOS updates could improve memory performance
— 10:00 AM on May 8, 2017

As we and other sites have demonstrated, using fast memory can result in a significant performance boost on systems with AMD's Ryzen processors. It...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Memory

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Intel plugs Active Management Technology security hole
— 4:02 PM on May 5, 2017

Over the past few days, some scary stories have been circulating the internet regarding a privilege escalation vulnerability in Intel's Active Management Technology suite,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Enter the TR Napkin Sketch Contest and win a Fur E case
— 1:43 PM on May 4, 2017

I've got a fevfur, and the only prescription is more contest. Oh man, that was really bad, I'm sorry. I guess I used up all...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Imagination Technologies puts MIPS and Ensigma up for sale
— 9:00 AM on May 4, 2017

Imagination Technologies is putting its MIPS CPU IP business and Ensigma digital signal processing IP up for sale. In a regulatory update published this...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Skylake will hit datacenters as Xeon Processor Scalable family
— 7:53 AM on May 4, 2017

Intel's Skylake Xeons are among the most anticipated tech that will launch this year. This morning, the company confirmed the naming scheme it'll be...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Cheer for krazyredboy's project in CM's Case Mod World Series 2017
— 3:00 PM on May 3, 2017

TR forumite krazyredboy has finally completed his simulator PC. The "case mod"—if it can even be called that—is his submission to the Cooler Master Case...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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CPU-Z changes benchmarking algorithm for accuracy with Ryzen
— 2:00 PM on May 3, 2017

We don't use it here at TR, but the CPU-Z benchmark has served me well in my personal life as a figurative hand-to-the-forehead for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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In the lab: AMD's Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 1400 CPUs
— 3:14 PM on May 2, 2017

Testing of AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs and friends continues apace in the TR labs, but one of the reasons you haven't seen our productivity...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Corsair Carbide Spec-04 is an affordable take on case basics
— 12:30 PM on May 2, 2017

Corsair's One compact gaming PC is pretty amazing, but not everyone needs something so small or has the coin to afford it. Corsair is...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Gaming

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Ryzen can't put AMD into the black for its fiscal Q1 2017
— 5:26 PM on May 1, 2017

AMD reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2017 today. Despite an 18% year-over-year increase in revenue to $984 million, the company...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Silverstone Vital VT02 could hold a Core i7 in under two liters
— 3:30 PM on April 28, 2017

When we saw Silverstone's first Vital chassis at Computex last year, we commented that most of the Mini-STX enclosures we had seen were...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Acer's Aspire GX-281 lineup brings Ryzen to the masses
— 11:30 AM on April 28, 2017

Despite Ryzen CPUs roaring out of the gate a few weeks back, major PC makers haven't yet announced pre-built systems based around AMD's new...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Deals of the week: discounts on CPUs, mobos, and more
— 11:04 AM on April 28, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! You may be itching to upgrade your decade-old system, but the high prices of desirable CPUs and motherboards is possibly an issue. Fear...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Input devices

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Intel enjoys healthy revenue and profits for Q1 2017
— 4:18 PM on April 27, 2017

Intel reported healthy earnings and profits for the first quarter of this year as it continues its transition away from being the company that primarily...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Intel document confirms that Xeons will come in Gold and Platinum
— 11:30 AM on April 27, 2017

Rumors have circulated that Intel's next round of Xeons will shed their rather nondescript "E3" and "E5" model prefixes in favor of names based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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