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Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion
— 4:18 PM on November 20, 2017

The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Deals of the day: Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs on the cheap and more
— 2:38 PM on November 20, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Black Friday is approaching, and many e-tailers are getting a head start on deals in preparation for the big day. We're breaking our...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Displays Mobile computing

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ROG Strix GL702ZC takes 16 Ryzen threads on the move
— 9:22 AM on November 20, 2017

The world of gaming laptops has been dominated by Intel CPUs and Nvidia graphics the last few product cycles, even as AMD's Ryzen 7...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel spins up new assembly-and-test site for Coffee Lake CPUs
— 2:30 PM on November 17, 2017

Demand for Intel's Coffee Lake processors has been as hot as a good cup of pour-over, judging by recent e-tail prices and stock levels. To...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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G.Skill's DDR4-4400 kit seizes the four-module memory speed crown
— 12:00 PM on November 17, 2017

Super-fast memory kits composed of two modules are all well and good, but some folks need large capacity to go with wickedly-high clock speeds. Last...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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EVGA DG-7 cases cover every base
— 10:30 AM on November 17, 2017

We spilled some electronic ink describing EVGA's DG-7 line of cases back in June, and they're available now for preorder. As a refresher,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Thursday deals: a monitor two-pack, a GTX 1080 Ti, storage, and more
— 10:30 AM on November 16, 2017

Man, those colors are just so pretty. Oh, I'm sorry, was stuck in a reverie gazing at the vivid shades of Corsair's ML120 Pro...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Displays

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Origin PC spills Coffee Lake on its Eon-series laptops
— 3:00 PM on November 15, 2017

Intel has made the term "eighth-generation" pretty confusing when it comes to its mainstream Core processors. Eighth-generation desktop Core i5 and Core i7 chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel confirms Optane DIMMs for late 2018
— 1:30 PM on November 15, 2017

When Intel first started talking about the 3D Xpoint memory it created in cooperation with Micron, the possible uses for the technology encompassed both...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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BitFenix Enso lets you tell every RGB LED what to do
— 10:30 AM on November 15, 2017

If 2017 is the year that RGB LEDs found their way into every conceivable PC component and accessory, 2018 is shaping up to be the...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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MSI's Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard reviewed
— 5:12 PM on November 14, 2017

MSI's Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC offers fresh looks and plenty of RGB LEDs to go with Intel's latest CPUs. We poked and prodded...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Tuesday deals: a primo Gigabyte B350 Ryzen board for $70 and more
— 11:41 AM on November 14, 2017

Sneeze, sniff, rinse, repeat. That's been my day so far, folks. The temperatures around here had a sudden whiplash from "almost summer" about three weeks...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Displays

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Be Quiet's Dark Base 700 lets you build it your way
— 10:30 AM on November 14, 2017

I used to be one of those guys who would only build in full-tower cases. There's something to be said for having as much...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Early benches of recent ARM server CPUs show serious promise
— 4:34 PM on November 13, 2017

There's been a lot of talk in recent months about ARM-based server CPUs in one form or another. While it's been a reasonable...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Intel quietly kills off next-gen Knights Hill Xeon Phi chips
— 2:22 PM on November 13, 2017

The SC '17 conference is taking place this week, and while many companies are taking the opportunity to launch new products and services at the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Micron doubles down on NVDIMMs with 32GB sticks
— 10:30 AM on November 13, 2017

To help deal with DRAM's volatile nature, some servers come equipped with NVDIMMs. They come in a few types, but the most common type are...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $130 billion bid
— 9:00 AM on November 13, 2017

Qualcomm announced this morning that it's officially rejecting Broadcom's unsolicited $130 billion takeover offer. Qualcomm's board of directors unanimously voted to turn down...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Thermaltake X Comfort Air chair tries to keep backsides cooler
— 4:58 PM on November 10, 2017

What kind of chair are you using, gerbils? I'm still sitting in an ancient steel-framed office chair that pre-dates DirectX. A lot of companies are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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