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MSI Infinite X high-end desktop is fueled by Coffee Lake
— 3:00 PM on October 30, 2017

Building a gaming PC is easier than it's ever been, but there's still a sizable part of the market that doesn't want to select individual...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Gaming

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Friday deals: a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB for $0.28/GB and more
— 1:15 PM on October 27, 2017

Geez, guys. We're still dizzy and reeling from the lightning-quick pace of releases over the last few days. We have Ryzen mobile APUs to...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Storage Memory

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Adata SX6000 SSDs bring NVMe performance at SATA prices
— 10:00 AM on October 27, 2017

These days, peak sequential read speeds for pretty much every new SATA SSD are limited by ye olde 6 Gbps SATA interface. NVMe drives promise...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel Optane SSD 900P drives deliver a big chunk of next-gen storage to desktops
— 8:37 AM on October 27, 2017

Intel's Optane SSD 900P family of SSDs take Intel's 3D Xpoint storage medium and its unique performance characteristics from the data center to the desktop....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Intel enjoys steady growth and healthy profits in Q3 2017
— 3:59 PM on October 26, 2017

Intel posted its third-quarter financial results this afternoon, and the company is continuing its record of steady growth and healthy profits. According to GAAP,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U APUs revealed
— 8:00 AM on October 26, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U mark the arrival of AMD's first APUs with Zen CPU cores and Vega graphics processors on board....

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Deal of the day: a Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU for $880
— 8:40 AM on October 25, 2017

I bet that y'all heard that AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is one heck of a processor. It's one big honkin' chip with a healthy 16...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD stayed 100% in the black in Q3 2017
— 6:07 PM on October 24, 2017

AMD has posted its third-quarter financials, and the company ended up in the black across the board. The company took in revenue of $1.64 billion,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Friday deals: a huge monitor, racing gear, audio, and more
— 11:45 AM on October 20, 2017

Howdy gerbils! I have bad news for you. The fires here in Portugal did not hit my place, so you're still stuck with me....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Input devices Gaming

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Samsung foundry train stops at 8-nm LPP before heading to EUV
— 2:00 PM on October 18, 2017

Silicon manufacturing appears to be marching toward the era of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), but Samsung's process train is making one last stop before...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Wednesday deals: a Ryzen combo, mechanical keyboards, and storage
— 1:02 PM on October 18, 2017

Yesterday's news rush gave us no quarter and no time to dive into the sea of promotions, discount codes, and cut-throat pricing. We shall make...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Input devices

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Rumor: Samsung 970 and 980 NVMe SSDs could be on the way
— 3:30 PM on October 16, 2017

The folks at Tom's Hardware dug up some juicy info about Samsung's upcoming NVMe SSDs. According to the site, the company is readying up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Thursday deals: speedy memory, Fractal Design cases, and more
— 10:12 AM on October 12, 2017

Good afternoon, gerbils and gerbilettes. It's a sunny warm day here, the birds are singing, and I can see deeply-discounted price tags flying everywhere. I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory Input devices

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WD shows off market-ready MAMR tech for monster hard drives
— 9:00 AM on October 12, 2017

Western Digital showed off a a prototype hard drive with a potentially revolutionary new energy-assisted magnetic recording technology called microwave-assist magnetic recording (MAMR)....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Toshiba's TR200 480GB SSD reviewed
— 8:31 AM on October 11, 2017

Toshiba's first client drive with BiCS flash inside is the entry-level TR200. Join us as we find out how much storage performance you can get...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Revisiting the power consumption and efficiency of Intel's Core i7-8700K
— 4:24 PM on October 9, 2017

Last week, I held off reporting estimated power efficiency numbers for AMD's Ryzen 7 family against those of Intel's Core i7-8700K in my Coffee...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Adata's SE730H 512GB portable SSD reviewed
— 10:30 AM on October 9, 2017

Adata's SE730H external SSD promises to combine the high speeds of USB 3.1 Gen 2 with a compact, weather-proof shell. We put it up against...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Just how hot is Coffee Lake?
— 5:12 PM on October 6, 2017

Update 10/6/2017 10:45 PM: This article originally stated that the Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard ships with "multi-core enhancement" enabled. The board in fact...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

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