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Vulkan is about to erupt in CryEngine 5.4
— 11:30 AM on June 22, 2017

All the attention lately has been on ultra-high-end graphics cards and expensive CPUs with cores for days, but work continues in the direction...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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FinalWire updates AIDA64 for Core X CPUs and the X299 platform
— 1:00 PM on June 21, 2017

FinalWire has updated its popular AIDA64 benchmarking and system monitoring tool for use with Intel's latest Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X desktop CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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SPEC updates its CPU benchmark for the first time in 11 years
— 11:30 AM on June 20, 2017

The non-profit Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has released an update of its popular CPU benchmarking tool, fittingly dubbed SPEC CPU2017. The new version...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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MSI makes its X299 motherboards appealing with a free Corsair H75
— 4:50 PM on June 19, 2017

The two first words in "high end desktop platform" mean that buyers need to bring wallets stuffed with greenbacks in order to buy a ticket...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

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Velocity Micro offers up turn-key Core X systems
— 11:32 AM on June 19, 2017

Intel's imminent Core-X CPUs and X299 chipset look ready to be bring a whole new level of performance for gaming and workstation tasks. Gerbils...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Workstations

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Windows Server is set to get two releases each year
— 9:00 AM on June 16, 2017

Microsoft is changing the release schedule for the Server versions of its Windows operating system to more closely match those of the OS's desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Servers

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Razer blows up the display in the Razer Blade Stealth
— 10:00 AM on June 14, 2017

Razer's Blade Stealth laptops cram a heaping helping of high-end parts into a slim-and-trim package, but the screen and its associated bezels have lagged...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Area-51 Threadripper Edition abducts every one of AMD's many-core CPUs
— 7:05 PM on June 12, 2017

AMD is setting the high-end processor market abuzz this year with its Threadripper CPUs, and Alienware is getting in on the game by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Gaming

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Windows Insider Preview Build 16215 has shades of fall
— 3:21 PM on June 9, 2017

A little while back, during the 2017 Build conference, Microsoft talked up the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU). The company made a fair...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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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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NZXT wants to BLD a PC for you
— 3:30 PM on June 6, 2017

The gerbils in TR's comments section always have the answer when it comes to the best selection of PC components, but not everyone wants to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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HP welcomes new desktops to its Omen gaming family
— 9:07 AM on June 6, 2017

Just in time for the Electronic Entertainment Expo next week, HP has announced a refresh of its Omen gaming lineup. Included in the announcement...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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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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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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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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