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Ryzen AGESA 1.0.0.6 exposes more memory overclocking options
— 4:12 PM on May 25, 2017

Over the past couple months, we've come to understand that memory speed and latency plays a major role in Ryzen CPU performance. Higher speeds and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Memory

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Kingston KC1000 SSDs jump into the consumer NVMe space
— 2:30 PM on May 25, 2017

Kingston has shipped M.2 SATA SSDs and PCIe NVMe drives. It has even offered M.2 NVMe drives under its HyperX gaming brand. However, we believe...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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NVMe 1.3 arrives with a host of handy features
— 9:00 AM on May 25, 2017

NVMe drives are just beginning to hit the mainstream, and the interface's designers have published the 1.3 revision of the NVMe specification. Version 1.3...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Acer's Predator Z35P is on the hunt for a high-end gaming rig
— 12:00 PM on May 24, 2017

Our peripheral guides make it clear: we like variable-refresh-rate displays, and we think that any gamer who sits down in front of one will...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Agon AG251FG can do 2560x1440 or 240Hz
— 12:30 PM on May 23, 2017

You will be hard-pressed to find a more aggressive advocate of high-refresh-rate gaming than myself, and yet even I have to pause when looking at...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Let's hope lightning doesn't strike FSP's PTM+ power supply
— 11:00 AM on May 23, 2017

Liquid-cooled PC components are all the rage these days. There are CPU water blocks, liquid-cooled graphics cards, motherboards, and even SSDs...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling

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Deals of the week: nice mobos, cheap RAM, and more
— 10:21 AM on May 19, 2017

These gerbilssss... theys conssstantly out on the prowl. Tricksy gerbilses. I knows what they wantses, my preciousss hardware. But I gives it not to them,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Storage Memory

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WD Red drives will let you add storage 10TB at a time
— 3:30 PM on May 18, 2017

We all love solid-state storage. Modern SSDs are fast, dense, and not too expensive, relatively speaking. That is, relative to what they used to cost....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Corsair's Force Series MP500 240GB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 1:01 PM on May 18, 2017

Corsair is throwing its hat into the NVMe SSD ring with the Force MP500 drive. We subjected the drive to our testing gauntlet to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Optane DIMMs and companion CPUs will arrive in 2018
— 9:00 AM on May 18, 2017

Intel's Optane Memory tech showcases what 3D Xpoint memory can do on a limited scale, but the potential for Optane extends well beyond hard-drive...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory

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SK Hynix's first GDDR6 RAM will initially top out at 14 Gbps
— 9:03 AM on May 16, 2017

A few weeks ago, SK Hynix announced that it would start mass-producing 16 Gbps GDDR6 memory, and teased its plans to have the high-speed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Three flavors of Linux are coming to Windows Store
— 5:00 PM on May 12, 2017

One of the highlights of Microsoft's Build conference last year was the announcement of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem for Windows 10. The company's recent announcement...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Linux-Unix

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Deals of the week: high-end graphics cards, big hard drives, and more
— 11:58 AM on May 12, 2017

Good afternoon, dear sirs. We understand that some of you may still be gazing at the beautiful hues of Corsair's latest Dominator RAM kit,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Power Storage

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Corsair's Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque memory reviewed
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2017

Corsair's Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque RAM boasts swift 3200 MT/s speeds and hot-rod-inspired looks to match. We ran it down the drag strip at...

Type: Feature article Tags: Memory

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Toshiba shows 64-layer BiCS flash running at Dell EMC World
— 10:00 AM on May 11, 2017

Dell EMC World 2017 is wrapping up today. Among the announcements of note came the news that Toshiba is beginning to use its third-generation,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Amazon's Echo Show gives Alexa a face
— 10:00 AM on May 10, 2017

We already have Dash Buttons, Echo, Echo Dot, and the Echo Look. The Amazon-ification of the contemporary household isn't over yet, though. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Internet

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The Tech Report System Guide: May 2017 edition
— 3:31 PM on May 9, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain. We also account for...

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

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AOC I1659FWUX portable display is ready to hit the road
— 2:00 PM on May 9, 2017

As a frequent laptop user, I pine for the four-panel array attached to my desktop PC in my basement. AOC's I1659FWUX USB monitor could...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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