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AMD's Carrizo brings power savings to mainstream laptops
— 8:25 PM on June 2, 2015

The Carrizo processor is AMD's follow-on to Kaveri and a direct competitor to Intel's Broadwell CPUs. After a lengthy prelude, AMD is officially taking the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Watch this astonishing thermal footage of Cryorig's hybrid CPU cooler
— 4:36 PM on June 2, 2015

Water coolers typically don't generate any airflow around the CPU socket, leaving the VRMs and memory to rely on ambient airflow within the chassis. Cryorig's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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The TR Podcast 176: Project Cars, cable to the Maxx & the Tao of Chi
— 2:50 PM on June 2, 2015

Introducing the disastrously overdue audio version of episode 176 of the Tech Report Podcast. This week, we talked about Project Cars and hard-core racing sims...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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MSI's Godlike X99 motherboard brings RGB LEDs to mortals
— 2:01 PM on June 2, 2015

MSI introduced its top-of-the-line X99A Godlike Gaming motherboard at Computex today. The most eye-catching feature is the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Systems Gaming

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Thunderbolt 3 pushes 40Gbps through USB Type-C port
— 1:16 PM on June 2, 2015

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Intel's next-gen Thunderbolt interface has adopted the reversible Type-C connector familiar from the latest USB spec. The new hotness...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Here's the first desktop display based on quantum dots
— 10:33 AM on June 2, 2015

Philips claims to have the world's first desktop monitor based on quantum dot technology. The display was created in cooperation with QD Vision, an MIT...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Intel's Broadwell goes broad with new desktop, mobile, server variants
— 9:35 AM on June 2, 2015

As expected, Intel widened the reach of its 14-nm Broadwell CPU architecture across more of its product lines this morning with the introduction of a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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16.7 billion reasons Altera sold out to Intel
— 3:14 PM on June 1, 2015

Rumors have been swirling around this one for a while, but it just became official: Intel is buying FPGA maker Altera for $16.7 billion.  The official...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech Servers

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Asus squeezes Skylake CPUs, passive cooling into new mini-PCs
— 12:44 PM on June 1, 2015

Everyone's getting in on the mini-PC game, including Asus, which unveiled a stack of new systems at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. One...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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GeForce 353.06 drivers support GTX 980 Ti, G-Sync updates
— 10:14 AM on June 1, 2015

Nvidia has released fresh WHQL-certified drivers just in time for Heroes the Storm. The 353.06 update is optimized for Blizzard's new MOBA, and it also supports...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming Software

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Asus' latest jumbo 4K monitor promises exceptional color accuracy
— 9:34 AM on June 1, 2015

Asus introduced a new 4K monitor at Computex today, and it's a monster. The ProArt PA329Q stretches its 3840x2160 resolution over a 32" IPS panel.

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Nvidia's G-Sync goes mobile, adds features
— 5:40 PM on May 31, 2015

In addition to introducing the GeForce GTX 980 Ti today, Nvidia is making some updates to its G-Sync variable display refresh technology. Among the changes,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays

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Here are two of ASRock's next-gen Z170 motherboards
— 10:36 AM on May 29, 2015

Next week's Computex show will likely be filled with Skylake motherboards based on Intel's next-gen Z170 chipset. ASRock apparently can't wait, though. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deal of the week: Asus' Core M ultrabook for $599 and Project Cars for $34
— 9:27 AM on May 29, 2015

I've got nothing for this week's intro, so let's get straight to the deals: We like Asus' ZenBook UX305 a lot. The 13.3" ultraportable has a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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AMD refreshes Kaveri APU with unlocked A10-7870K
— 11:04 AM on May 28, 2015

AMD's first "Godavari" APU has surfaced, and it's exactly what we expected. Even the company's own press release describes the new A10-7870K as a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Passively-cooled Zotac mini-PC packs Core M processor
— 9:57 AM on May 28, 2015

Zotac has revealed a stack of new mini-PCs ahead of next week's Computex show. The most interesting of the bunch is easily the Zbox Nano...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Leak claims Skylake Xeons have up to 28 cores, new memory architecture
— 10:47 AM on May 27, 2015

Ready for another leaked slide deck detailing unannounced products? EXPreview has posted official-looking documents spelling out Intel's plans for Xeon processors based on its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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LG site reveals 27'' FreeSync monitor with 4K IPS panel
— 10:41 AM on May 26, 2015

There's a new variable-refresh monitor in town—or halfway around the world, anyway. LG's Australian site lists...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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