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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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Rumor: December Radeon drivers will bring a performance OSD
— 4:04 PM on November 17, 2017

Ever since the Catalyst Omega update way back in 2014, AMD's been doing a major Radeon driver release every year. These big releases add...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Deal of the day: A laptop with an i5-8250U and Pascal graphics for $680
— 1:16 PM on November 17, 2017

Howdy, gerbil! I know, I know, I know, we just had a deals post yesterday. But how about the laptop you see in the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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Radeon 17.11.2 drivers take the fight to the Galactic Empire
— 9:00 AM on November 17, 2017

Today's the day for the release of DICE's sequel to its 2015 Star Wars: Battlefront. Opinions on the new game run as wide a gamut...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Intel readies a family of 5G modems and talks up a storm on 28 GHz
— 4:30 PM on November 16, 2017

5G networking promises to connect everyone and everything, and Intel doesn't want to be left out of the potentially huge wave of handsets and smart...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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OnePlus 5T stretches its screen without straining wallets
— 1:30 PM on November 16, 2017

Even as the generational differences in smartphones have shrunk, the reign of a flagship handset has become shorter and shorter. To keep up with the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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Futuremark expands the VRMark building with a Cyan Room
— 4:30 PM on November 15, 2017

Futuremark, the purveyor of graphics-card-crippling benchmark software, has added another tool to its arsenal. The next edition of VRMark will include the Cyan...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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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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GeForce 388.31 drivers unleash Pascal performance in Destiny 2
— 12:05 PM on November 15, 2017

Nvidia's latest GeForce Game Ready drivers are here. Version 388.31 of the green team's software stands ready for the launch of the multiplayer-shooter-in-a-galaxy-far-far-away

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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HTC Focus VR headset stands alone with six degrees of freedom
— 9:00 AM on November 14, 2017

Just weeks after Oculus' announcement of its Go standalone virtual reality headsets comes the Vive Focus, HTC's own standalone VR device. The Focus...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Gaming

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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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Corsair boosts a four-stick 32 GB DDR4 set to 4333 MT/s
— 1:30 PM on November 10, 2017

Super-fast memory is great, but more often than not the speediest kits are made up of only a pair of relatively-small-capacity modules. Corsair's latest Vengeance...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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