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Thursday deals: a mobo-and-CPU combo, storage, RAM, and more
— 11:10 AM on September 28, 2017

Fair day to you, dear gerbils and gerbilettes. It's been a busy week here at TR HQ. Intel's high-end Core i9 CPUs are out...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Memory Input devices

MSI Vortex G25 is a micro-PC and a super-console
— 9:43 AM on September 28, 2017

MSI's Mac Pro-like Vortex G65 computer was a powerful machine indeed, but it also came with a large price tag that may have dampened...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

Shuttle's XPC DH270 is a versatile barebones micro-PC
— 2:00 PM on September 27, 2017

Here at TR we don't generally have much call for embedded system. We do know that some of you gerbils out there need ruggedly reliable...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Corsair's Vengeance RGB DDR4 memory is now available in white
— 3:00 PM on September 26, 2017

Corsair's Vengeance RGB DDR4 high-performance memory has been out in the wild since March, but now the company has let loose its White...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Gaming

Poll: Where do you use ECC RAM?
— 3:43 PM on September 25, 2017

One of the more contentious divides between Intel's X299 platform and AMD's X399 platform is AMD's baked-in support for ECC RAM, a...

Poll Question: • Where do you use ECC RAM?

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Geil lights up its Evo X ROG-certified RAM
— 4:35 PM on September 22, 2017

Geil may not show up in the face of newspapers as often as Corsair or G.Skill, but the Taiwanese manufacturer also plays in the big...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Google Compute Engine is now powered in part by Pascal
— 3:05 PM on September 22, 2017

Google's Compute Engine is expanding the availability of powerful compute GPUs in its Compute Engine cloud platform. The search giant is now offering access...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Servers

G.Skill unleashes AMD-ready Trident Z RGB kits up to 3200 MT/s
— 12:00 PM on September 22, 2017

Debates over whether memory performance is worth messing with have raged in hardware forums for decades. There are arguments to be made on Intel platforms,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

In the lab: MSI's Aegis 3 gaming desktop
— 3:28 PM on September 18, 2017

We were pretty impressed with Optane memory when we got to test it in the system provided by Intel. Now, MSI has sent over...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Synology XS, Plus, and Value NAS boxes bring big storage to every device
— 11:18 AM on September 18, 2017

Enthusiast PCs seem to be going away from towers packed full of mechanical hard drives and towards compact enclosures with limited room for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

Corsair pumps Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM to 4600 MT/s
— 3:30 PM on September 14, 2017

Hot on the heels of G.Skill's announcement of what it claims is the world's first 4600 MT/s DDR4 memory, comes Corsair's unveiling of its...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Zotac Zbox EK- and ER-series mini-PCs fit full-size graphics cards
— 9:13 AM on September 14, 2017

Zotac has developed a fanbase around its tiny PCs and compact versions of typically-long graphics cards. The company's latest Zbox Magnus EK...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

HP Z8, Z6, and Z4 workstations put Xeon Scalable CPUs to work
— 3:15 PM on September 13, 2017

The trade shows never end. HP is in Amsterdam gearing up for the 2017 International Broadcasting Convention. The show doesn't actually start until tomorrow,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

HP EliteBooks and upgradeable EliteOne 1000 AIO work in style
— 12:15 PM on September 13, 2017

HP has an eye on the professional crowd this week with a set of new devices in its EliteBook line. The company has a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Lenovo ThinkStation P920 and P720 unleash Xeon power
— 9:35 AM on September 12, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper brought up to 16 cores and 32 threads to the PC party. Intel's Skylake-X Core X CPUs have up to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

Intel Dawson Canyon NUCs are ready for tinkering
— 1:30 PM on September 11, 2017

The idea of taking what's essentially laptop hardware and packing it into ridiculously tiny enclosures didn't start with Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) mini-PCs,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

G.Skill fires up Trident Z DIMMs at a whopping 4600 MT/s
— 3:00 PM on September 8, 2017

G.Skill has announced that it's readying up DDR4 memory kits capable of reaching 4600 MT/s transfer rates. The Trident Z Series DDR4-4600MHz kits will...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

In the lab: Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1080K
— 9:00 AM on September 8, 2017

I was pretty impressed by Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1070. Zotac piled a lot of graphics horsepower into a package that barely outsizes a Nintendo...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report