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Gigabyte's GA-Z170X-Gaming 6 motherboard is back in black
— 9:42 AM on November 2, 2015

The higher-end members of Gigabyte's Z170 motherboard lineup tend to be decked out with sporty white plastic shrouds and RGB LED accents, but bright white...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Review roundup: Apple TV shows future promise
— 5:21 PM on October 29, 2015

Some early reviews of the new Apple TV are out, and the general response to Apple's latest spin on the set-top box appears positive....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

MSI's Cubi N mini-PC is rigged for silent running
— 4:37 PM on October 27, 2015

MSI has pulled the wraps off its neat-looking Cubi N mini-PC, a tiny box with a Braswell SoC and no fans. Intel's Celeron...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

— 10:19 AM on October 26, 2015

Some of you have asked about a tempting new monitor, the 165Hz IPS-and-G-Sync-infused Asus PG279Q. Yes, a review is happening: Hertz...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays The Tech Report

More Gigabyte Z170 mobos get Thunderbolt 3 with a BIOS update
— 8:40 AM on October 26, 2015

Gigabyte makes wide use of Intel's Alpine Ridge USB 3.1 controller chip on its H170 and Z170 motherboards, and that chip can double as a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's C230-series mobos put E3-1200 v5 Xeons to work
— 7:54 AM on October 20, 2015

Intel's Skylake-based Xeon E3-1200 v5 CPUs aren't meant for consumer-focused chipsets like the Z170 or H170. Instead, those workstation CPUs need motherboards based on the workstation-focused...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Workstations

Biostar's Gaming H170T mobo and GTX 980 Ti keep it simple
— 7:47 AM on October 19, 2015

Biostar might not be the biggest dog in the motherboard world, but it still has a new trick or two to show off. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

— 9:07 AM on October 16, 2015

Hey, folks. I haven't posted an Etc. for a while, but things have been churning away behind the scenes here, so I figure I should...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

Asus' Maximus VIII Extreme reaches for Skylake OC gold
— 8:09 AM on October 16, 2015

Asus has pulled out all the stops for what it calls its "flagship E-ATX motherboard" based on the Z170 chipset, the Republic of Gamers Maximus...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Acer puts a curve on G-Sync with the Predator X34 ultrawide monitor
— 1:03 PM on October 13, 2015

Acer already sells a 34" curved FreeSync monitor, the XR341CK, but a G-Sync equivalent has been absent until today. The Predator X34 combines a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

ROG Maximus VIII Impact is a mighty mouse of a motherboard
— 8:19 PM on October 10, 2015

Asus has a tradition of cramming as many goodies as it can into its top-end Mini-ITX motherboards, and the ROG Maximus Impact VIII carries that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Asus PG27AQ and PG279Q G-Sync displays join the Republic of Gamers
— 6:31 PM on October 10, 2015

Asus has teased us with previews of its PG279Q and PG27AQ G-Sync monitors for months, but the wait is over now. This dynamic duo of...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Thursday Night Shortbread
— 11:32 PM on October 8, 2015

Eight is Enough Ars Technica: Net neutrality on chopping block as Democrats fight to save FCC's rules Softpedia: Zero-day exploit found in Avast...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

HP's Envy 32 display blends FreeSync and living-room DNA
— 2:27 PM on October 8, 2015

Do you want a big, FreeSync-infused screen that can turn a few heads? Look no further than HP's Envy 32 Media Display.

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Here be dragons on MSI's GK701 keyboard and DS502 headset
— 1:55 PM on October 7, 2015

If our peripheral staff picks didn't have a keyboard or headset to catch your eye, MSI might have something more to your taste. The DS502...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

Envy 34 curved all-in-one delivers Skylake power in style
— 9:12 AM on October 7, 2015

The latest desktop in HP's Envy lineup could certainly stir up some verdancy in the heart of a beholder. Meet the HP Envy 34...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays

AOC's gaming-oriented FreeSync displays start at $269
— 6:54 PM on October 6, 2015

In June, AOC pulled back the curtain on a couple of FreeSync-infused gaming displays: the 24" G2460PF and the 27" G2770PF. We learned how...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Color is key with Dell's latest trio of Ultrasharp displays
— 5:21 PM on October 5, 2015

Dell is going after the professional photography and cinema market with its latest PremierColor Ultrasharp monitors. These displays all have 10-bit-per-pixel color depth, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia