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Deal of the week: 27'' AHVA monitor for $300, The Witcher 3 for $39
— 12:05 PM on May 22, 2015

E-tailers are revving their promotional engines for the Memorial Day weekend, and that's produced some sweet deals on PC hardware. Craving a jumbo monitor based on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Gigabyte's Z97-HD3 motherboard reviewed
— 2:40 PM on May 21, 2015

At $100, the Z97-HD3 is Gigabyte's most affordable full-sized Z97 board. We've taken a closer look at what the board has to offer, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

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Collaborative rendering reduces bandwidth for streaming games
— 9:09 AM on May 21, 2015

Researchers at Microsoft and Duke University have developed a way to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by games streamed from remote servers. Dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Wednesday Shortbread
— 4:47 PM on May 20, 2015

The Pick 6 Video at Gamasutra: John Carmack shares his vision for the future of mobile VR PCGH on Nvidia's GeForce GTX

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Zotac serves up Zbox R mini-PCs with RAID support
— 4:17 PM on May 20, 2015

It seems like we've been showered with mini-PCs of late, and Zotac is adding another couple to the pile—albeit with a unique twist. Each...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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OCZ's latest Z-Drive has 16 flash channels laced with NVMe goodness
— 10:14 AM on May 20, 2015

There's a new NVM Express SSD in town. OCZ's enterprise-oriented Z-Drive 6000 Series supports version 1.1b of the low-overhead protocol designed to replace AHCI....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Braswell quad powers passively-cooled ASRock Mini-ITX board
— 6:00 AM on May 20, 2015

Another Braswell-based motherboard has quietly made its way onto the web. ASRock's website now lists the IMB-154, a passively-cooled Mini-ITX model with Intel's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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The 5K iMac now starts at $1999
— 12:52 PM on May 19, 2015

Apple's 27" Retina iMac features an eye-popping 5K (or 5120x2880) display. Those pixels used to reside in a machine starting at $2499, but Apple...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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15" MacBook Pro gets Force Touch, faster graphics and storage
— 10:54 AM on May 19, 2015

Apple breathed fresh life into its highest-end notebook this morning. The 15" MacBook Pro now features the Force Touch trackpad that was introduced with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's new dual-socket Xeon board supports CrossFire and SLI
— 10:15 AM on May 19, 2015

Looking for a beefy workstation board to host a couple of Haswell-EP processors? Gigabyte's MW70-3S0 might be just the ticket. This monster squeezes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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AMD's high-bandwidth memory explained
— 7:00 AM on May 19, 2015

HBM is the next generation of memory for high-bandwidth applications like graphics, and AMD has helped usher it to market. Read on to find...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Memory

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Moorefield-powered ZenFone 2 available tomorrow for $199 unlocked
— 1:12 PM on May 18, 2015

Asus' ZenFone 2 has been on the market elsewhere in the world for a while now, but the company's latest flagship handset was officially...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Noctua's latest coolers won't block PCIe slots
— 11:53 AM on May 18, 2015

Huge, aftermarket air coolers can have their drawbacks. For example, Noctua's NH-D15 and NH-C14 both block the first PCIe slot on most motherboards, a problem...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Braswell SoCs appear on fanless Asus microATX boards
— 9:49 AM on May 18, 2015

Otherwise known as Braswell, Intel's latest Atom processor combines upgraded graphics with 14-nm fabrication. We've already seen the chip pop up on several Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Microsoft will control Windows 10 Mobile updates
— 6:00 AM on May 18, 2015

Unless you own an iPhone or a Google Nexus device, getting timely OS updates on a smartphone is usually a process mired in red tape...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Asus' Transformer Book T300 Chi convertible reviewed
— 9:50 PM on May 17, 2015

Asus' Transformer Book T300 Chi combines Intel's Core M processor with a 12.5" high-PPI display. The tablet half of this detachable 2-in-1 is thinner...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Sunday Shortbread
— 12:04 PM on May 17, 2015

The Fierce Five Bits and Chips on allegedly why AMD canceled Project Skybridge (in Italian) Nvidia GeForce DirectX 12 drivers for Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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