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Backblaze's Q1 2018 HDD reliablity report shows record-low failure rates
— 10:40 AM on May 3, 2018

Turning the calendar from April's picture of a tabby kitten with a yarn ball to May's photo of two calico kittens curled up inside coffee...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Report: AMD says Ryzenfall patches are on the way
— 9:05 AM on May 3, 2018

Remember back in March when security firm CTS Labs appeared out of nowhere with news of a series of security vulnerabilities on AMD hardware?...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel fills in the blanks on Optane 905P SSDs
— 4:00 PM on May 2, 2018

We wrote just a couple days ago about the surprise appearance of Intel Optane 905P 3D XPoint SSDs at Newegg and other online...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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FTC warns six companies of illegal warranty stickers and practices
— 2:30 PM on May 2, 2018

How many products have you bought that come with stickers proclaiming "warranty void if removed?" Those stickers are remarkably common despite being illegal here in...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Class-action suit alleges Samsung, Micron, and SK Hynix fixed DRAM prices
— 12:45 PM on May 1, 2018

There's no getting around it: RAM prices are extremely high, and they've been that way for a while now. The high cost of memory has...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Memory

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Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 5 2400G for $154, cheap SSDs, and more
— 11:15 AM on May 1, 2018

Hullo, gerbils and gerbilettes! It's been a busy couple weeks for TR, but there's no stopping the hardware train. We have a particularly good bounty...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Power Storage Displays

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Intel discontinues the Kaby Lake-X Core i5-7640X and Core i7-7740X
— 8:57 AM on May 1, 2018

The positioning of Intel's Kaby Lake-X chips has been a bit cloudy since their introduction back at Computex last year. The four-core, four-thread

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel outlines its struggles with 10-nm chip production
— 4:30 PM on April 30, 2018

On Intel's most recent earnings call, CEO Brian Krzanich admitted that the company is struggling with its 10-nm process technology, and those struggles are preventing...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB sticks march to the same beat
— 3:35 PM on April 30, 2018

We saw first laid eyes on HyperX's Predator DDR4 RGB memory sticks back at CES in January. The modules use integrated infrared transceivers...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Velocity Micro ProMagix HD150 is an Epyc workstation
— 12:45 PM on April 30, 2018

It wasn't long ago at all that a 16-core workstation was unthinkable, much less affordable. Now, thanks to AMD's Threadripper CPUs, you can build...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Bigger and fancier Intel Optane 905P SSDs appear in e-tail
— 10:52 AM on April 30, 2018

Desktop PC builders excited about the extended endurance and crazy-low latencies of Intel's 3D XPoint storage technology have been limited to drives with a maximum...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Asus PN40 and PB40 mini-PCs bring Gemini Lake SoCs to the masses
— 9:37 AM on April 30, 2018

Asus may not be your first thought when you start looking for a mini-PC, but the company has a fair few on offer. Its most...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Asus and ASRock release Z97 firmware updates to counter Spectre
— 3:00 PM on April 27, 2018

As we reported on Wednesday, folks with Haswell and Broadwell CPUs may be able to get a Spectre-mitigating patch from Windows Update. It's really...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Microsoft unveils a name and a date for the next Windows 10 update
— 9:01 AM on April 27, 2018

After early 2017's Creators Update and the Fall Creators Update later last year, Microsoft has been mysteriously quiet about the name of the...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Gaming and streaming with AMD's second-gen Ryzen CPUs
— 3:48 AM on April 27, 2018

AMD's second-generation Ryzen CPUs have impressive productivity chops, but do they have game? We ran the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X through...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Intel maintains steady growth across the board in Q1 2018
— 3:40 PM on April 26, 2018

Hot on the heels of AMD's healthy earnings report yesterday, Intel posted strong Q1 2018 results of its own this afternoon. The blue team took...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Former Apple and AMD chip architect Jim Keller joins Intel
— 1:10 PM on April 26, 2018

Jim Keller has worked for some of the biggest heavyweights in the silicon industry, including DEC, AMD, Broadcom, and Apple. The lead designer of AMD's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Thursday deals: a Threadripper 1950X for $719 and more crazy discounts
— 12:31 PM on April 26, 2018

Greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. I'm not going to write up a pretty intro today, because Amazon's running a hot sale on PC components with fancy...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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