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ASRock turns to an external clock generator for BCLK overclocking
— 2:42 PM on March 8, 2016

ASRock just won't do what Intel tells it to. The company may have issued BIOS updates that removed its SkyOC base-clock (or BCLK) overclocking...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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A10-7890K and Athlon X4 880K take top spots in AMD FM2+ lineup
— 9:56 AM on March 1, 2016

AMD added two new top dogs to its A10 APU and Athlon CPU lineups this morning. On the APU side of the aisle, the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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MSI Cubi 2 Plus PCs make the most of mini-STX mobos
— 10:37 AM on February 23, 2016

A little while ago, Intel introduced its 5x5 motherboard standard, now called mini-STX. These mobos are even itty-bittier than Mini-ITX boards, measuring a mere...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Talking Soft Machines with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 189
— 10:08 AM on February 21, 2016

The Tech Report Podcast returns from a long slumber with new Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman in the host's seat. Jeff and special guest David Kanter discuss...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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The Tech Report Podcast is live on Twitch
— 8:25 PM on February 18, 2016

The Tech Report Podcast is recording live on Twitch. We're talking Soft Machines' VISC processors with David Kanter. Watch us here, or join us...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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The Tech Report Podcast live stream returns this evening
— 6:00 PM on February 18, 2016

If you hadn't already heard, The Tech Report Podcast live stream is returning this evening. I'll be discussing Soft Machines' VISC architecture and the performance...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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The TR Podcast gets VISC-y with David Kanter tomorrow evening
— 12:26 PM on February 17, 2016

After a lengthy hiatus, we'll be recording a new episode of The Tech Report Podcast tomorrow evening. Special guest David Kanter, of Real World...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Exynos 7 Octa 7870 brings 14nm FinFET to the mid-range
— 8:48 AM on February 17, 2016

Samsung has announced its latest mobile SoC, the Exynos 7 Octa 7870. This chip is meant to serve in the mid-range mobile device market....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Some Zen CPUs may pack 32 cores and eight memory channels
— 11:03 AM on February 11, 2016

Every time there's an impending CPU or GPU release, a lot of rumors start floating around. AMD's upcoming Zen architecture is no exception to that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Asus releases a trio of colorful B150 boards for smaller PCs
— 10:57 AM on February 10, 2016

It's still amazing how much horsepower one can cram into a small computer these days. Asus is serving that increasingly popular market with three B150-based...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Gaming

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ASRock kills its SkyOC BCLK overclocking feature
— 10:00 AM on February 5, 2016

Farewell, Skylake BCLK overclocking, we hardly knew ye. ASRock has pulled the plug on its SkyOC feature, not even a couple months after it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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ASRock A88M-ITX/ac gives AMD APUs a fun-sized foundation
— 9:51 AM on February 4, 2016

AMD's affordable CPUs can be a great fit for an HTPC or a NAS server. ASRock is likely thinking along the same lines, as it's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Servers

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Soft Machines reveals performance targets for its VISC processors
— 1:15 PM on February 3, 2016

Soft Machines continues to develop CPUs built using its VISC architecture. If you're not already familiar with VISC, be sure to read our in-depth...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Biostar H110MD Pro mobo gives Skylake a microATX home for $55
— 11:10 AM on February 3, 2016

Biostar's microATX H110MD Pro is the company's latest foray into the Skylake motherboard space. This board carries a budget-friendly $54.99 suggested price. Unlike most Skylake...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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AMD puts Excavator on the desktop with the Athlon X4 845
— 8:52 AM on February 2, 2016

AMD had some announcements to make at CES regarding Socket AM4 and a new, quieter boxed cooler called the Wraith. While new CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Asus' ROG Maximus VIII Impact motherboard reviewed
— 11:49 AM on February 1, 2016

The last time we looked at a premium Mini-ITX board from Asus' Republic of Gamers series, we came away impressed. Can the Z170 Maximus VIII...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte X99 BIOS updates could hint at Broadwell-E CPU support
— 5:34 PM on January 29, 2016

Gigabyte has quietly released BIOS updates for its range of X99-chipset-based motherboards. Along with support for 16GB DIMMs, the new firmware versions bring support...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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GIMPS distributed-computing project finds the 49th Mersenne prime
— 8:27 AM on January 21, 2016

The more prime numbers we find, the harder it gets to find a new one. The latest prime number, discovered using the free Great...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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