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Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion
— 4:18 PM on November 20, 2017

The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Deals of the day: Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs on the cheap and more
— 2:38 PM on November 20, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Black Friday is approaching, and many e-tailers are getting a head start on deals in preparation for the big day. We're breaking our...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Displays Mobile computing

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Aorus K9 Optical keyboard senses strokes with infrared light
— 12:55 PM on November 20, 2017

Most people seem to prefer mechanical keyswitches over rubber-dome offerings. Dome switches require you to mash a key pretty forcefully for it to register, and...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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ROG Strix GL702ZC takes 16 Ryzen threads on the move
— 9:22 AM on November 20, 2017

The world of gaming laptops has been dominated by Intel CPUs and Nvidia graphics the last few product cycles, even as AMD's Ryzen 7...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming

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Rumor: December Radeon drivers will bring a performance OSD
— 4:04 PM on November 17, 2017

Ever since the Catalyst Omega update way back in 2014, AMD's been doing a major Radeon driver release every year. These big releases add...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Intel spins up new assembly-and-test site for Coffee Lake CPUs
— 2:30 PM on November 17, 2017

Demand for Intel's Coffee Lake processors has been as hot as a good cup of pour-over, judging by recent e-tail prices and stock levels. To...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Radeon 17.11.2 drivers take the fight to the Galactic Empire
— 9:00 AM on November 17, 2017

Today's the day for the release of DICE's sequel to its 2015 Star Wars: Battlefront. Opinions on the new game run as wide a gamut...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Roccat celebrates 10 years with the Kone Aimo mouse
— 12:00 PM on November 16, 2017

Which companies come to mind when you're thinking about gaming input devices, gerbils? Is Roccat on that list? If not, it probably should be....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Thursday deals: a monitor two-pack, a GTX 1080 Ti, storage, and more
— 10:30 AM on November 16, 2017

Man, those colors are just so pretty. Oh, I'm sorry, was stuck in a reverie gazing at the vivid shades of Corsair's ML120 Pro...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Displays

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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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Futuremark expands the VRMark building with a Cyan Room
— 4:30 PM on November 15, 2017

Futuremark, the purveyor of graphics-card-crippling benchmark software, has added another tool to its arsenal. The next edition of VRMark will include the Cyan...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Origin PC spills Coffee Lake on its Eon-series laptops
— 3:00 PM on November 15, 2017

Intel has made the term "eighth-generation" pretty confusing when it comes to its mainstream Core processors. Eighth-generation desktop Core i5 and Core i7 chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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GeForce 388.31 drivers unleash Pascal performance in Destiny 2
— 12:05 PM on November 15, 2017

Nvidia's latest GeForce Game Ready drivers are here. Version 388.31 of the green team's software stands ready for the launch of the multiplayer-shooter-in-a-galaxy-far-far-away

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Razer Blackwidow Ultimate gets a spill-proof step-up
— 9:00 AM on November 15, 2017

One of the bad things about paying three figures for a keyboard is that you feel that much worse when you break it. Back when...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Early benches of recent ARM server CPUs show serious promise
— 4:34 PM on November 13, 2017

There's been a lot of talk in recent months about ARM-based server CPUs in one form or another. While it's been a reasonable...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Intel quietly kills off next-gen Knights Hill Xeon Phi chips
— 2:22 PM on November 13, 2017

The SC '17 conference is taking place this week, and while many companies are taking the opportunity to launch new products and services at the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $130 billion bid
— 9:00 AM on November 13, 2017

Qualcomm announced this morning that it's officially rejecting Broadcom's unsolicited $130 billion takeover offer. Qualcomm's board of directors unanimously voted to turn down...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Thermaltake X Comfort Air chair tries to keep backsides cooler
— 4:58 PM on November 10, 2017

What kind of chair are you using, gerbils? I'm still sitting in an ancient steel-framed office chair that pre-dates DirectX. A lot of companies are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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