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Deals of the week: a mighty PSU, mid-range CPUs, and more
— 11:40 AM on April 21, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write something funny, stupid, or both... if I had anything today. We're buzzing bees at TR HQ right now,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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Rumor: Google to bake ad-blocking into Chrome browser
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google intends to include an ad-blocking component in future versions of its popular Chrome web browser. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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EpicGear's Defiant modular gaming keyboard reviewed
— 4:39 PM on April 20, 2017

Some gaming keyboards offer customizable backlighting and key caps to change up the feel of the keys underneath one's fingers. EpicGear's Defiant keyboard goes one...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Look Alike Day Shortbread
— 2:44 PM on April 20, 2017

Radeon RX 500 series roundup PC hardware and computing DAN Cases A4-SFX Crowdfunded Mini-ITX case review @ PC Perspective Origin Chronos...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Gigabyte's latest Brix IoT packs a Core i3 for extra grunt
— 1:00 PM on April 20, 2017

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Gigabyte's Brix IoT PCs—a pair of fanless miniature computers with Intel Apollo Lake SoCs inside. We...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti smokes the competition
— 11:30 AM on April 20, 2017

We were quite impressed with the performance of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but the card left us wondering if better cooling might help...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Radeon 17.4.3 drivers are ready for the RX 580 and RX 570
— 9:00 AM on April 20, 2017

AMD's manufacturing friends have kept us busy this week with an onslaught of new RX 580 and RX 570 graphics cards. Buying shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Logitech G413 keyboard offers mechanical switches on a budget
— 1:00 PM on April 19, 2017

Using a membrane keyboard is like the PC Master Race's version of playing with a janky third-party bargain-bin console gamepad. Logitech's G413 mechanical gaming...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Columnist Day Shortbread
— 12:00 PM on April 18, 2017

PC hardware and computing OBT Open Benchtable review: form and function (Streacom BC1) @ PC Perspective The MSI GT83VR Titan review: 1080 times 3 @

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Palit GameRock GeForce GTX 1080 Ti flaunts four fans
— 5:13 PM on April 17, 2017

If reference coolers for even top-of-the-line graphics cards have a single blower fan, the average aftermarket graphics card cooler has a pair of fans,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Thermaltake Ventus X Plus Mouse keeps track of its user
— 3:30 PM on April 17, 2017

Mice are a critical component of most gaming PCs. I would venture to say a portion of the TR audience would accept furry mice into...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Google retires outdated Octane JavaScript benchmark
— 5:00 PM on April 13, 2017

Benchmarks are a crucial part of what we do here at TR. As fun as it can be to compare performance figures for competing widgets,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Make Lunch Count Day Shortbread
— 1:00 PM on April 13, 2017

I picked up Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator last night and spent a couple hours fiddling with it. There are good times to be had...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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NZXT releases the Kraken G12 for easy graphics card liquid cooling
— 2:30 PM on April 12, 2017

Graphics cards that come liquid-cooled out of the box are great. So are custom-CNC'd full-coverage waterblocks from companies like EK. However, sometimes a gerbil decides...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Visit a gorgeous lab in Unigine's Superposition benchmark test
— 1:00 PM on April 12, 2017

Unigine, the team behind well-known benchmark software like Valley and Heaven, has released a new benchmark called Superposition. The Valley benchmark is going on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Project Scorpio will support FreeSync 2 and HDMI 2.1 VRR
— 3:30 PM on April 11, 2017

Late last week, Microsoft unloaded a whole bunch of information about its upcoming Xbox One refresh, currently codenamed Project Scorpio. It turns out that...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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National Cheese Fondue Day Shortbread
— 2:00 PM on April 11, 2017

PC hardware and computing Lian Li PC-Q17 WX Mini-ITX aluminum enclosure review @ PC Perspective Apacer Z280 NVMe M.2 SSD review @ Tom's Hardware ADATA XPG...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Nvidia discusses Google TPU's performance versus modern Teslas
— 5:05 PM on April 10, 2017

Just a few days back, Google published some interesting benchmarks of its Tensor Processing Unit, a custom-made ASIC targeted at AI inference applications. The...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

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