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Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU reviewed
— 9:23 AM on November 22, 2017

Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU puts two more cores and four more threads in the same ultrabook-friendly 15W TDP that's been the domain of dual-core parts...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Corsair's ML120 Pro RGB fans reviewed
— 8:57 AM on November 16, 2017

Corsair's ML120 Pro RGB fans pair an innovative magnetic-levitation bearing with RGB LED lighting for a fan that's both functional and flashy. We put a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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MSI's Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard reviewed
— 5:12 PM on November 14, 2017

MSI's Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC offers fresh looks and plenty of RGB LEDs to go with Intel's latest CPUs. We poked and prodded...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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AMD's Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U APUs revealed
— 8:00 AM on October 26, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U mark the arrival of AMD's first APUs with Zen CPU cores and Vega graphics processors on board....

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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MSI's Aegis 3 compact gaming PC reviewed
— 2:00 PM on October 16, 2017

MSI's Aegis 3 starts with a compelling enough spec sheet for the budding gamer: a Core i7-7700 CPU, a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Gigabyte's Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 6:02 PM on October 12, 2017

Gigabyte's Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard offers the highest-end power-delivery circuitry, the fanciest onboard audio, and the blingiest RGB LED lighting available in the company's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1080K small-form-factor PC reviewed
— 4:30 PM on September 26, 2017

Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1080K pairs Intel's Core i7-7700 CPU with a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card in an impressively dense liquid-cooled package. We ran some...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Asus' Tinker Board single-board computer reviewed
— 2:01 PM on September 25, 2017

Asus' Tinker Board single-board computer wants to challenge the Raspberry Pi 3's popularity with a more powerful SoC and better networking, among other improvements. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Personal tech

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The Tech Report System Guide: September 2017 edition
— 5:37 PM on September 20, 2017

Ryzen 3, Ryzen Threadripper, new Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs, and a tectonic shift in graphics card pricing have made for a tumultuous couple...

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

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Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard reviewed
— 12:29 PM on September 18, 2017

Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming is the pinnacle of the company's newest family of motherboards. We see whether the Strix formula of understated looks and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard reviewed
— 6:00 AM on September 15, 2017

Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard sets itself apart with an included VRM water block, Creative onboard sound, and a fully-fledged Intel Thunderbolt 3 controller. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's Aero 15 gaming laptop reviewed
— 10:30 AM on September 11, 2017

Gigabyte's Aero 15 notebook brings together one of Intel's most powerful mobile CPUs and Nvidia's GTX 1060 6GB graphics chip in a chassis that's well...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Aorus' X5 v7 gaming laptop reviewed
— 2:30 PM on August 23, 2017

Gigabyte's Aorus X5 v7 notebook puts a GTX 1070 and a high-resolution G-Sync display in a relatively thin-and-light package. We thoroughly tested it to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Nvidia Quadro vDWS brings greater flexibility to virtualized pro graphics
— 8:00 AM on August 17, 2017

Nvidia's Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation software yokes the flexibility of Pascal Tesla accelerators to let them host more professional users or more demanding data...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Software Servers Workstations

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The Tech Report's summer 2017 mobile staff picks
— 2:08 PM on August 16, 2017

It's time for another edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, where we comb the worlds of tablets, laptops, and phones to separate the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Next-gen Qualcomm Spectra ISPs bring more depth to mobile devices
— 6:00 AM on August 15, 2017

Qualcomm's next-gen Spectra image signal processors bring extensive depth-sensing capabilities to the company's mobile processing platforms. We explore how these capabilities could shape the next...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 boasts refinements galore
— 4:00 PM on July 26, 2017

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 might not have one big headline feature, but it brings a boatload of small quality-of-life improvements to Radeon...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Software

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Thermaltake's Contac Silent 12 CPU cooler reviewed
— 2:30 PM on July 13, 2017

Thermaltake's Contac Silent 12 relies on an established design and a simple mounting system to get AMD Socket AM4 builders up and running as quickly...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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