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Windows 10 Creators Update is now universally available
— 2:07 PM on July 28, 2017

Microsoft made some big changes to the way it handles updates with the release of April's Creators Update. Major updates moved to a staggered...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Deals of the week: a ton of mobos, peripherals, and audio gear
— 10:32 AM on July 28, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! Much to your collective chagrin, I'm back from my U.S. trip, wherein I discharged firearms, acquired explosives, enjoyed great portions of food, marvelled...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Input devices

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Rumor: Mysterious slide lists full Intel Core i9 specifications
— 10:00 AM on July 28, 2017

Inveterate leaker WhyCry over at Videocardz got ahold of a slide yesterday that appears to list the full specifications for the remainder of

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel enjoyed strong growth in nearly all of its businesses in Q2
— 3:50 PM on July 27, 2017

Intel released healthy financial results for the second quarter of 2017 today. The company took in $14.8 billion in revenue, up 9% from this...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Wraith Max CPU cooler is now available in stores
— 2:00 PM on July 27, 2017

The big news from AMD today is obviously the availability of the company's latest entry-level Ryzen 3 processors, but the press release announcing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Toshiba puts 64-layer flash to work in the TR200 SSDs
— 11:30 AM on July 27, 2017

At the end of May, Toshiba introduced the OEM-focused XG5 NVMe SSD, the company's first product based on its own 64-layer BiCS 3D flash...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Threadripper CPUs sneak into pre-built PC listings
— 10:00 AM on July 27, 2017

Today seems to be Threadripper Day, because Velocity Micro isn't the only one launching machines based on AMD's new HEDT CPUs. Dell's Alienware division...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Silverstone shines RGB LEDs on the Mini-ITX RVZ03 chassis
— 5:00 PM on July 26, 2017

Some vocal gerbils probably appreciate the subdued design of the Silverstone Raven Z RVZ01-E case that we wrote about a little over a year...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Cooler Master gives the MasterBox Lite 5 case an RGB makeover
— 2:30 PM on July 26, 2017

Earlier this year Cooler Master (CM) debuted the MasterBox Lite 5, an attractive chassis with a very reasonable price tag. That case was a...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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USB 3.2 spec pushes bandwidth up to 20 Gbps
— 1:00 PM on July 26, 2017

The Universal Serial Bus is about to become a little bit less "serial." The USB 3.0 Promoter Group just announced the USB 3.2 specification—a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Corsair sells a majority stake to private equity for $525 million
— 8:51 AM on July 26, 2017

Corsair announced this morning that it's selling a majority share of its business to private equity firm EagleTree Partners for $525 million. The company...

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AMD turned a $25 million operating profit in Q2 2017
— 6:07 PM on July 25, 2017

AMD reported its second-quarter 2017 financial results today. At the end of a busy quarter, the company took in revenue of $1.22 billion and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Rumor: Geekbench entry hints at 16-core Core i9-7960X performance
— 12:00 PM on July 25, 2017

Competition between AMD's hotly-anticipated Ryzen Threadripper and the high-thread-count chips in Intel's Core X family is sure to be the hot topic of late...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: Specs of six-core Coffee Lake CPUs leak
— 10:00 AM on July 24, 2017

One of the most oft-repeated complaints from Intel's haters is that the company has allowed its mainstream Core lineup to top out at four cores...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD reveals suitably massive Ryzen Threadripper packaging
— 8:37 AM on July 24, 2017

We wouldn't normally worry about a product's box on TR, but AMD took to Twitter this morning to reveal its packaging design for Ryzen Threadripper....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Alphacool Eisblock HDX-2 and HDX-3 help M.2 SSDs beat the heat
— 4:00 PM on July 21, 2017

In our experience, modern desktop M.2 SSDs rarely throttle under even the most strenuous real-world conditions, but that hasn't stopped PC component manufacturers from coming...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Corsair Lighting Pro Expansion Kit lets builders turn up the lights
— 2:30 PM on July 21, 2017

Corsair's Lighting Node Pro gave builders the ability to drive the company's strips of individually-addressable RGB LEDs. While 40 LEDs in a system might...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: fast memory, an AM4 motherboard, and more
— 10:01 AM on July 21, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Bruno is still trekking across the United States right now, so you're stuck with me this week. I have to keep this short,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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