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Vulkan is about to erupt in CryEngine 5.4
— 11:30 AM on June 22, 2017

All the attention lately has been on ultra-high-end graphics cards and expensive CPUs with cores for days, but work continues in the direction...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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FinalWire updates AIDA64 for Core X CPUs and the X299 platform
— 1:00 PM on June 21, 2017

FinalWire has updated its popular AIDA64 benchmarking and system monitoring tool for use with Intel's latest Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X desktop CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Noontec's Zoro II Wireless Limited Edition headphones reviewed
— 11:30 AM on June 21, 2017

Noontec's Zoro II wireless headphones embrace the headphone-jack-free future with a Bluetooth connection and a long-lasting internal battery. We jammed out with the Zoro II...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Thermaltake's Core G21 TG is a modern case for the mainstream
— 5:00 PM on June 20, 2017

When you hear "Thermaltake", "understated" is probably not your word association go-to. The company sells a substantially wide range of cases, though, and its new...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Nvidia readies up a PCIe version of the Tesla V100
— 4:00 PM on June 20, 2017

Nvidia created a stir back in May when it introduced its Volta GPU compute architecture and a stack of products based on the...

Type: News story Tags: Servers Workstations

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AMD's Epyc 7000-series CPUs revealed
— 3:00 PM on June 20, 2017

AMD's Epyc server CPU lineup is here. We take a tour of AMD's implementations of Zen for the data center and explore the company's first...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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SPEC updates its CPU benchmark for the first time in 11 years
— 11:30 AM on June 20, 2017

The non-profit Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has released an update of its popular CPU benchmarking tool, fittingly dubbed SPEC CPU2017. The new version...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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MSI makes its X299 motherboards appealing with a free Corsair H75
— 4:50 PM on June 19, 2017

The two first words in "high end desktop platform" mean that buyers need to bring wallets stuffed with greenbacks in order to buy a ticket...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

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Intel's Core i9-7900X CPU reviewed, part one
— 8:01 AM on June 19, 2017

Intel's Core i9-7900X and its Skylake-X brethren bring AVX-512 support, a new cache hierarchy, and a new on-die interconnect to high-end desktops. We examine how...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Synology DS1517 and DS1817 NAS boxes make their own clouds
— 1:30 PM on June 16, 2017

The capabilities of machines doing network-attached storage (NAS) duties have expanded a great deal over time. Synology's DiskStation DS1517 and DiskStation DS1817 promise...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking Servers

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Deals of the week: peripherals, accessories, and more
— 10:23 AM on June 16, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! I'll be heading to a dentist appointment shortly, but somehow I'm in a good mood. That's probably because it's Friday and I get...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage Memory Input devices Networking

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Windows Server is set to get two releases each year
— 9:00 AM on June 16, 2017

Microsoft is changing the release schedule for the Server versions of its Windows operating system to more closely match those of the OS's desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Servers

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Thermaltake Versa N27 gets red eyes across its center
— 3:30 PM on June 15, 2017

Thermaltake's just launched an update to its Versa N27 chassis. Whether you choose the black or white version of the case, you now...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Computex 2017: Streacom brings peace, quiet, and aluminum
— 11:30 AM on June 15, 2017

One of the more unique set of products we saw this year at Computex came from Streacom. If you're not familiar with the brand, it's...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Computex 2017: Aerocool paints its gear with an RGB LED brush
— 11:30 AM on June 14, 2017

Aerocool had a variety of cases and peripherals to show off at Computex this year. We've already covered the company's new Project 7 lineup,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Input devices

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Computex 2017: Saberay and Equilence join Enermax's case stable
— 5:00 PM on June 13, 2017

Enermax's booth at Computex had no shortage of hardware on display, but we've talked about the majority of it before. Power supplies that the...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Creative sounds off on the Sound BlasterX AE-5
— 11:30 AM on June 13, 2017

The PC sound card has become something of an endangered species as more machines have limited upgrade options and onboard sound improves. Creative thinks there's...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Computex 2017: SilverStone's parade of PC enclosures
— 10:00 AM on June 13, 2017

We took a pass through SilverStone's booth at Computex at the beginning of the month. Gerbils acquainted with the company's catalog know that it offers...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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