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Sandisk Skyhawk SSDs swoop down on servers
— 10:00 AM on February 8, 2017

Western Digital is expanding its subsidiary Sandisk's portfolio of SSDs with a pair of massive drives designed for its enterprise customers. Sandisk claims that

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Gigabyte B250M-Gaming 5 is a budget choice for glitzy gamers
— 4:00 PM on February 7, 2017

Intel makes a range of chipsets for its desktop processors, and the fully-enabled Z270 model sits right at the top. The thing is, the Z270...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus Z270-WS workstation mobo reports for duty
— 1:45 PM on February 3, 2017

Builders of Kaby Lake systems have tons of motherboard choices from Asus. The company updated almost 90 of its 100-series boards to work with...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Workstations

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Deals of the week: a spiffy mobo, fast graphics cards, and more
— 10:48 AM on February 3, 2017

Welcome to today's edition of TR's Compute Cooking Show. First, we need to start with a good motherboard. Then, we liberally sprinkle as much RAM...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory

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HGST stays atop the charts in latest Backblaze reliability stats
— 2:30 PM on February 1, 2017

Cloud backup outfit Backblaze runs its business by buying large quantities of mostly consumer-grade hard drives, running them in close quarters, and planning around...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Cortana on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?
— 11:30 AM on February 1, 2017

The "magic mirror," arguably the hottest Raspberry Pi project of 2015, is now coming to Windows users without a wood shop at their disposal...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Windows

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Windows Cloud may be Microsoft's answer to Chromebooks
— 9:02 AM on January 31, 2017

Microsoft has been waging a war against Chromebooks on a number of fronts, including reducing the price of OEM Windows licenses on machines with...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Haswell IGPs get their last driver update for Windows 7 and 8.1
— 9:15 AM on January 30, 2017

All good things must come to an end. In turn, all outdated software meets its maker in the grand scheme of things. The terminus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Wine project spills out a 2.0 release
— 2:17 PM on January 27, 2017

Advances in virtualization technology and web applications coupled with ever-rising memory and storage capacities have progressively turned the stage lights away from Wine, a software...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Mac Linux-Unix

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Upcoming Seagate drives will reach 16TB
— 9:30 AM on January 27, 2017

As the new and incredibly-fast kids on the block, solid-state drives get a lot of attention these days—particularly as they get large enough to handle...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Windows 10 Game Mode will prioritize games for smoother play
— 4:49 PM on January 25, 2017

Remember that "Game Mode" feature that Twitter user WalkingCat found in Windows 10 build 14997? When we first heard about it, we were left...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Toshiba N300 hard drives are ready for NAS service
— 12:40 PM on January 24, 2017

We spend a lot of time talking about SSDs, whether they come packaged as 2.5" SATA disks, PCIe expansion cards, or flavor-of-the-month M.2 formats. While...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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In the lab: Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard
— 10:00 AM on January 23, 2017

Intel's Kaby Lake desktop CPUs brought a ton of motherboards with them for enthusiasts of all stripes, and we've barely scratched the surface of what's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus ROG Maximus IX Formula chills with an EKWB waterblock
— 2:30 PM on January 20, 2017

Serious overclockers need serious hardware, and that usually means going with liquid-cooling setups. Given the nature of computer components, though, a good portion of liquid-cooling...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows
— 10:00 AM on January 20, 2017

For three generations of Xbox consoles, game developers have used Microsoft's Pix tool for graphics performance tuning and debugging. Microsoft says that developers looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Seagate lets loose 1TB and 2TB Enterprise hard drives
— 1:30 PM on January 19, 2017

Yes, that headline is correct. No, you didn't "Quantum Leap" back to the halcyon days of the first terabyte-capacity hard drives. Seagate is actually...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Biostar B250 motherboards enter the race
— 1:00 PM on January 19, 2017

We shared news about Biostar's Z270 Racing motherboards with you gerbils a couple of days ago, and now we are back again to spill...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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