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MSI lets loose a trio of Optane motherboard bundles
— 4:00 PM on April 25, 2017

The results that Jeff got from one of those Optane cache drives are pretty promising, don't you think? MSI also seems to think so,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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EK shows its first waterblock for an AMD Ryzen mobo
— 4:00 PM on April 24, 2017

If water-cooling a CPU is a good idea, then using a liquid as a cooling medium for both the CPU and the power delivery circuitry...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Rumor: Intel Skylake-X and X299 will headline Computex 2017
— 3:43 PM on April 21, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, whispers were swirling that Intel was moving the launch of its Basin Falls high-end desktop platform and its component...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Gigabyte's latest Brix IoT packs a Core i3 for extra grunt
— 1:00 PM on April 20, 2017

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Gigabyte's Brix IoT PCs—a pair of fanless miniature computers with Intel Apollo Lake SoCs inside. We...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti smokes the competition
— 11:30 AM on April 20, 2017

We were quite impressed with the performance of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but the card left us wondering if better cooling might help...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Palit GameRock GeForce GTX 1080 Ti flaunts four fans
— 5:13 PM on April 17, 2017

If reference coolers for even top-of-the-line graphics cards have a single blower fan, the average aftermarket graphics card cooler has a pair of fans,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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MSI conjures up five more Ryzen motherboards
— 12:38 PM on April 17, 2017

MSI is already one of the most prolific providers of Ryzen-ready motherboards, but over the weekend the company launched four more ATX boards. The

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI fills out its Ryzen range with five A320 motherboards
— 4:00 PM on April 12, 2017

Now that we have more-reasonably-priced Ryzen processors around, we have some affordable Ryzen motherboards, too. MSI is getting in on the act with no...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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NZXT releases the Kraken G12 for easy graphics card liquid cooling
— 2:30 PM on April 12, 2017

Graphics cards that come liquid-cooled out of the box are great. So are custom-CNC'd full-coverage waterblocks from companies like EK. However, sometimes a gerbil decides...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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ROG B250H and B250G are gaming mobos for the everyman
— 11:30 AM on April 12, 2017

When you hear "Republic of Gamers", you probably start thinking of high-end parts like the Maximus motherboards and Strix graphics cards. If that's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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The sun sets on Windows Vista
— 10:00 AM on April 12, 2017

Microsoft launched its Windows Creators Update yesterday, but the date also marked the end of support for the maligned Vista release of the ubiquitous...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Radeon 17.4.2 drivers are ready for Creators
— 9:01 AM on April 12, 2017

AMD's software teams have been busy lately. Between Radeon driver updates large and small, microcode updates for the Ryzen platform, assisting game developers...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Biostar A320 Pro series motherboards go back to basics
— 12:34 PM on April 11, 2017

One of those new Ryzen 5 chips could make a pretty solid foundation for an office PC, and Biostar has just the motherboard for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deals of the week: a packed ROG mobo, lit RAM, and more
— 11:25 AM on April 7, 2017

Fair Friday to you, dear gerbils. Can you feel the tension in the air? Do you sense the impending explosion of frametime graphs, value charts,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory

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Microsoft details Creators Update privacy changes
— 1:30 PM on April 5, 2017

Since Windows 10 was released, its telemetry functionality has ruffled more than a few feathers—mainly because it's never been clear exactly what data the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Asus 27" Zen AiO offers sleek simplicity
— 1:30 PM on April 4, 2017

The trend for all-in-one PCs seems to be moving to ever-larger integrated display panels. Apple's iMac and Microsoft's Surface Studio, to cite two...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Aqua Computers kryoM.2 coolers keep your SSDs chilly
— 3:00 PM on April 3, 2017

The utility of M.2 SSD coolers has been something of an up-and-down phenomenon, but that hasn't stopped drive manufacturers from making SSDs with...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Asus ROG Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti brings air and water together
— 9:00 AM on April 3, 2017

Asus held a special event for its ROG sub-brand in Berlin over the weekend to celebrate the beginning of the gaming-focused moniker's second decade. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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