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Poll: How much did you spend on your last CPU?
— 8:30 AM on April 5, 2017

In the wake of AMD's Ryzen 7 launch, PC enthusiasts have been hotly debating the value proposition of CPUs that sell for $300 and...

Poll Question: • How much did you spend on your last CPU?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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A moment of Zen with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 190
— 2:06 PM on April 4, 2017

The Tech Report Podcast made a guerrilla trip to San Francisco a couple weeks ago to talk about AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs and the Zen...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Aqua Computers kryoM.2 coolers keep your SSDs chilly
— 3:00 PM on April 3, 2017

The utility of M.2 SSD coolers has been something of an up-and-down phenomenon, but that hasn't stopped drive manufacturers from making SSDs with...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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In the lab: AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X and Ryzen 5 1500X CPUs
— 5:24 PM on March 31, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 processors don't launch until April 11, but a large box has made its way to my doorstep with a whole bunch...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deals of the week: a Das Keyboard for $90 and more
— 12:48 PM on March 31, 2017

Afternoon's greetings, gerbils. If you're not aware, today is an early-April-Fools day, but that doesn't mean we're going to skip doing our weekly deals. That's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Power Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Asus readies 35 motherboards for Optane Memory
— 4:00 PM on March 30, 2017

Intel's consumer-targeted Optane hybrid cache drives have yet to enter the TR labs, but when the 16 GB and 32 GB M.2...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory

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Kaby Lake Pentiums and Celerons won't support Optane Memory
— 3:05 PM on March 30, 2017

When Intel's Optane Memory technology launched this week, we overlooked a critical requirement for the platform. Despite seeming ideal for speeding up budget-friendly systems...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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New game and BIOS updates promise to boost Ryzen performance
— 12:30 PM on March 30, 2017

The value proposition of AMD's Ryzen 7 lineup of eight-core processors in highly-threaded workloads is pretty clear-cut. It's harder to say the same about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Gaming

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Intel defends its process-technology leadership at 14nm and 10nm
— 10:00 AM on March 30, 2017

As process sizes grow smaller and smaller, Intel believes that the true characteristics of those technology advances are being clouded by an over-reliance on a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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SiSoft Sandra Platinum 2017 is ready for Ryzen
— 9:00 AM on March 29, 2017

In our recent review of AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs, we ran into some limitations with our usual suite of synthetic CPU benchmarks. Neither SiSoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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Intel lets loose Kaby Lake-based Xeon E3 v6 processors
— 4:58 PM on March 28, 2017

We love our Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs around here, particularly when it comes to gaming, but not everyone has time for such frivolity....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Intel gives hard drives a boost with Optane Memory
— 11:00 AM on March 27, 2017

Intel's Optane Memory is the company's latest attempt to boost the pokey performance of systems that rely on a hard drive alone for their storage...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Transcend steps into the NVMe arena with the MTE850 SSD
— 9:02 AM on March 27, 2017

The memory guys over at Transcend dropped us a note about the company's new NVMe SSD. The drive is called the MTE850, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deals of the week: an RX 480 4GB for $150 and more
— 10:57 AM on March 24, 2017

How fare thee, kind gerbil? Have you meditated on that upgrade you've been putting off for the better part of six months now? Are the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia Storage

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Snapdragon 835 press event previews potent performance
— 12:43 PM on March 22, 2017

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 SoC is the company's next major revision of its flagship chip. The 835 is also the first high-performance SoC built...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD readies a fix for Ryzen FMA3 bug
— 2:30 PM on March 21, 2017

The first major bug affecting AMD's new Ryzen processors was found a couple weeks ago by folks using the open-source processor benchmark Flops. In...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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ARM DynamIQ makes big.LITTLE more flexible
— 11:00 AM on March 21, 2017

ARM's big.LITTLE scheme pairs clusters of hefty CPU cores along with groups of less capable, more power-efficient cores. The company is now taking the concept...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Qualcomm 205 SoC takes modern connectivity downmarket
— 2:17 PM on March 20, 2017

High-end smartphones with four or eight processor cores are great, but not every device in every market needs that kind of horsepower. Qualcomm's 205...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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