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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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Computex 2017: Patriot Scorches and Singes entry-level SSDs
— 4:51 PM on June 9, 2017

Our boys Tony and Adam stopped by Patriot's hotel room to chat at Computex last week. The company was showing a number of products, including...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deals of the week: mass storage, RAM, and peripherals
— 11:45 AM on June 9, 2017

Good afternoon, gerbils and gerbilettes. It's a beautiful day outside—sunny and fair, with only faint wisps of clouds. Even still, I am here laboring intensively...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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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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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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Mushkin Armor3D and Triactor3D SSDs hit the third dimension
— 9:00 AM on June 7, 2017

The 3D NAND revolution continues. Mushkin has two new lines of solid-state drives hitting the shelves, the Reactor Armor3D series and the Triactor...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel 15.45.19.4678 IGP driver supports Prey and Tekken 7
— 9:08 AM on June 5, 2017

Those of you gaming on Intel graphics—perhaps on the move—will be happy to know that the company has a new driver out today with performance...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Asus ROG Rapture router is a mean gaming machine
— 4:00 PM on June 2, 2017

What do you have delivering Wi-Fi access to your home, gerbils? Is it a nondescript grey or black box with a couple of meager sticks...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Networking

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Google confirms that Chrome will integrate an ad blocker in 2018
— 3:30 PM on June 2, 2017

A little over a month ago, the internet started buzzing with rumors that Google would bake ad-blocking right into its Chrome browser. A new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Plextor puts 64-layer 3D NAND to good use in the M9Pe SSDs
— 2:30 PM on June 2, 2017

At this year's Computex, much of the hype and hoopla from Plextor surrounds the M8Se SSD Series that the company's launching this month.

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deals of the week: an RX 460 4GB for $100 and more
— 12:02 PM on June 2, 2017

Greetings, gerbilmen and gerbiladies. The dust is starting to settle at Computex 2017, which means we have a decent opportunity to do our weekly duty...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Power Storage Displays

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be quiet! sees a Dark Base and wants to paint it white
— 5:00 PM on June 1, 2017

We've already seen be quiet!'s lineup of components for smaller machines, but that doesn't mean that the company is neglecting customers who like to go...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling

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be quiet! hushes small systems
— 3:30 PM on June 1, 2017

In many ways, this might be the golden age of small computers. Builders looking to pull together a microATX or Mini-ITX machine have a wide...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling

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Computex 2017: Intel unleashes NVMe RAID for X299
— 11:45 AM on June 1, 2017

The unveiling of Intel's X299 chipset has made a big splash here at Computex 2017. The major motherboard manufacturers are all aflutter showing off...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Thermaltake lights up Computex with its latest round of hardware
— 3:00 PM on May 31, 2017

If there's one company that unabashedly turns ordinary computer hardware into eye-catching showpieces, it's Thermaltake. The company's Computex lineup this year is true to...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling

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QNAP TS-x77 NAS units virtualize with Ryzen
— 2:00 PM on May 31, 2017

AMD's Zen architecture is finding its way into all kind of new homes at Computex this year. To date, AMD's Ryzen chips have mostly been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Networking Servers

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Toshiba puts 64-layer BiCS to work aboard the XG5 NVMe SSD
— 2:31 PM on May 30, 2017

Toshiba's NAND foundries are spinning up 64-layer versions of the company's BiCS 3D flash memory now, and those chips are marking their first launch...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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