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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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Ryzen motherboard availability check: come and get them
— 11:07 AM on March 30, 2017

So it's been another three weeks and change since we looked into Ryzen motherboard availability, and the situation was tricky. There were previous...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Aorus GA-AX370 Gaming K5 mobo trims a little fat
— 11:30 AM on March 29, 2017

So much functionality has been moved from the motherboard into the CPU itself that variations within a product line often come down to little details....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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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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Razer Blade Pro swims in the deep end of Kaby Lake
— 12:30 PM on March 28, 2017

Just six months after introducing the pretty awesome Blade Pro 17.3" gaming laptop, Razer is updating it with an Intel seventh-generation Core i7-7820HK...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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MSI Trident 3 Arctic stuffs a GTX 1070 in a 5L package
— 9:00 AM on March 28, 2017

A month ago I reviewed MSI's Trident 3 compact gaming PC. I thought the machine was a solid performer, but got the feeling...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Biostar X370GTN is the first Ryzen Mini-ITX motherboard
— 1:00 PM on March 27, 2017

Just like it was the first to race out of the gate with Ryzen-ready AM4 motherboards, Biostar is again first to market with a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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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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Gigabyte has two A320 boards for bread-and-butter Ryzen builds
— 2:45 PM on March 24, 2017

We're pretty fond of AMD's Ryzen 7 processors, as you'll be aware if you've read our most recent System Guide. However, eight-core CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Throw a Quadro card on Gigabyte's Z270X-Designare
— 11:45 AM on March 24, 2017

Gigabyte's Designare branding is reserved for boards at the top of the company's range. The company says these boards are aimed at content creation professionals,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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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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EVGA readies a Hybrid Waterblock for Nvidia GP102 cards
— 9:05 AM on March 24, 2017

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the fastest graphics card we've tested. For some, its performance is just a jumping-off point. Getting those last...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Elgato Stream Deck lets streamers play news desk
— 4:30 PM on March 23, 2017

Elgato's just-announced Stream Deck puts the tactile macro buttons seen in use by news production crews into the hands of streamers. The deck seems...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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The Tech Report System Guide: March 2017 edition
— 1:52 PM on March 23, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card have arrived, and that means it's time for a new edition of The...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Corsair One is an understated gaming monster
— 10:15 AM on March 23, 2017

A little over a month ago, Corsair started teasing its One compact gaming PC. The company sent out a couple of photos and promised...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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MSI's Ryzen motherboard catalog gets reinforcements
— 4:00 PM on March 21, 2017

If you've been after a Ryzen machine yet struggling to find a motherboard, MSI might soon have the answer for you. The company is launching...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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iPhone 7 family gets the Product (RED) treatment
— 9:20 AM on March 21, 2017

Apple's iPhone 7 family didn't step out in any colors flashier than rose gold at launch. This morning, however, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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