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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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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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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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The TR BBQ XIV is just one month away—get your plans in order
— 4:43 PM on June 16, 2017

It seems to me that this year's TR BBQ has approached at a significantly faster pace than any previous outing. According to the calendar, the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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GlobalFoundries fires up its 7-nm Leading Performance forges
— 12:00 PM on June 16, 2017

A few days ago Globalfoundries announced that its "7LP" 7-nm FinFET process is ready for prime-time, meaning that customer companies can start building...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Area-51 Threadripper Edition abducts every one of AMD's many-core CPUs
— 7:05 PM on June 12, 2017

AMD is setting the high-end processor market abuzz this year with its Threadripper CPUs, and Alienware is getting in on the game by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Gaming

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Intel Core X preorders begin June 19
— 12:26 PM on June 12, 2017

During the pre-show festivities for the PC Gaming Show at E3, Intel revealed the launch date for its Core X series of CPUs....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Cooler Master RGB LED Controller joins the disco party
— 11:35 AM on June 12, 2017

RGB LED illumination seems like a trend with staying power in the enthusiast PC hardware market. Some consumers like it for the Unreal Tournament-inspired multi-colored...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Miscellaneous

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Radeon 17.6.1 drivers get Dirt-y
— 9:00 AM on June 9, 2017

It's a new month, and that means there's a new second digit in AMD's Radeon driver version number. The latest release from the red team,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Intel boasts Cannon Lake is "on track" and Ice Lake is "taped in"
— 1:09 PM on June 8, 2017

Intel's push toward 10-nm production continues. The latest news on the street comes from a tweet in which the company says its Cannon Lake chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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PCIe 4.0 specification finally out with 16 GT/s on tap
— 10:00 AM on June 8, 2017

Some things are better late than never. At its yearly developers conference, PCI-SIG announced the PCI Express 4.0 specification to its members. As expected,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets Storage

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Chrome 59 sticks a Turbofan and a new Ignition on its V8
— 9:00 AM on June 8, 2017

If that headline has left you scratching your head, don't worry—I wouldn't have gotten it 12 hours ago. The short version is that Chrome 59...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Gigabyte overclockers crank the knobs on a Core i7 to 7.5 GHz
— 1:00 PM on June 7, 2017

Gigabyte wasted no time getting to the business of overclocking after the introduction of Intel's Core-X CPUs and the accompanying X299 platform at Computex...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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AMD spills the beans on Radeon Pro chips inside the new Macs
— 10:17 AM on June 6, 2017

Yesterday's refreshes of the iMac and MacBook Pro were highlighted by the switch from Intel sixth-generation Skylake Core processors to seventh-generation Kaby Lake CPUs,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mac

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Apple throws an iPad Hail Mary with 10.5" and 12.9" Pro tablets
— 2:48 PM on June 5, 2017

The all-new iMac Pro and the Kaby Lake updates to the iMac and laptop product lines weren't the only new bits of hardware announced at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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