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Radeon 17.9.2 drivers put the pedal to the metal for Project Cars 2
— 9:00 AM on September 22, 2017

If you've just picked up a shiny new Radeon RX Vega card and you're keen to do some hyper-realistic racing, make sure you grab...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming motherboard is rather groovy
— 4:00 PM on September 21, 2017

When the X299 platform and its associated motherboards debuted, extreme overclockers like der8auer remarked that the new boards' mostly-decorative VRM heatsinks were actually interfering...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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GeForce 385.69 drivers are Game Ready for a ton of titles
— 1:00 PM on September 21, 2017

Lately, racing enthusiasts have had a pretty nice selection of PC titles to choose from. There's Forza Motorsport 7, Codemasters' excellent F1 2017,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Thursday deals: big external drives, a sweet case, and more
— 11:28 AM on September 21, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! Our latest System Guide is up and contains lots of great hardware-buying advice. Sadly, despite the turn of the season, we didn't...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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Some of AMD's next chips will arrive on GloFo's new 12LP process
— 9:00 AM on September 21, 2017

AMD's Mark Papermaster announced today that the CPU and GPU vendor will be "transitioning graphics and client products" to a new "12nm" process at GlobalFoundries...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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The Tech Report System Guide: September 2017 edition
— 5:37 PM on September 20, 2017

Ryzen 3, Ryzen Threadripper, new Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs, and a tectonic shift in graphics card pricing have made for a tumultuous couple...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Systems

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Intel shows off 10-nm Cannon Lake wafer and talks process tech
— 4:14 PM on September 20, 2017

Intel does fine work as a silicon designer, but its manufacturing technology is probably what truly sets the company apart from its competitors. The company...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 10 gets a meaty hardware upgrade
— 10:45 AM on September 20, 2017

Amazon's Kindle Fire 7 is probably the undisputed champion of the under-$50 tablet segment, and it often forays down to $35 impulse-buy territory thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's X399 Designare-EX adds Thunderbolt to Threadripper
— 5:02 PM on September 19, 2017

As more hardware gets integrated into processor packages, it becomes trickier for motherboards to stand out. Some certainly do, though, and one such model is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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No, you can't enable Threadripper's extra two dice
— 3:15 PM on September 19, 2017

Gather 'round, gerbils, I've got a tale to tell. See, before AMD's Ryzen Threadripper released, notorious hardware destroyer der8auer ripped apart a chip and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Tuesday deals: graphics cards, a mobo, storage, and a big TV
— 10:36 AM on September 19, 2017

Every five years or so, I buy my parents a new TV. It makes for a nice gift, and that's about the right pace to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays

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Rumor: Eight-core desktop Intel CPUs and Z390 chipset riding in
— 2:15 PM on September 18, 2017

Early last month, we saw some leaks out of China that gave us our first potential bits of detailed information about Intel's Coffee Lake...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard reviewed
— 12:29 PM on September 18, 2017

Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming is the pinnacle of the company's newest family of motherboards. We see whether the Strix formula of understated looks and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Aorus H5 gaming headset is rather flashy
— 2:00 PM on September 15, 2017

Gigabyte has been expanding its Aorus gaming brand over the last couple of years, and the company is now growing its presence into the realm...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Rumor: AMD Raven Ridge APU scores appear on Geekbench
— 11:00 AM on September 15, 2017

As far as we know, the next big release from AMD's CPU division should be the Ryzen-based APUs code-named "Raven Ridge." These chips are rumored...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard reviewed
— 6:00 AM on September 15, 2017

Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard sets itself apart with an included VRM water block, Creative onboard sound, and a fully-fledged Intel Thunderbolt 3 controller. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday deals: keyboards, a wide monitor, and a super-fast SSD
— 10:49 AM on September 14, 2017

It's Thursday afternoon in the western hemisphere of the blue marble we call Earth, so that means it is deals time again at The Tech...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Kailh's Mini Choc PG1232 is a mechanical key switch on a diet
— 4:22 PM on September 13, 2017

Typical mechanical keyboard switches are inherently a certain height, and that presents some problems for some scenarios. Even if you aren't creating a wacky...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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