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The Tech Report's 2017 Christmas gift guide
— 1:14 PM on December 4, 2017

It's that time of year again. You have a nerd or geek in your life who's impossible to buy for, and you're flat out of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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How much does screen size matter in comparing Ryzen Mobile and Kaby Lake-R battery life?
— 1:15 PM on November 30, 2017

 As we've continued testing AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU over the past few days, we've been confronted with the problem of comparing battery life...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Here's a first look at the battery life of HP's Ryzen-powered Envy x360
— 8:15 AM on November 29, 2017

My initial tests of AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU gave us a fine picture of the APU's performance, but we admittedly didn't test battery...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU reviewed
— 1:42 PM on November 27, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U pairs the competitive performance of four Zen CPU cores with eight compute units of Vega graphics power. We put the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU reviewed
— 9:23 AM on November 22, 2017

Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU puts two more cores and four more threads in the same ultrabook-friendly 15W TDP that's been the domain of dual-core parts...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Corsair's ML120 Pro RGB fans reviewed
— 8:57 AM on November 16, 2017

Corsair's ML120 Pro RGB fans pair an innovative magnetic-levitation bearing with RGB LED lighting for a fan that's both functional and flashy. We put a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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MSI's Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard reviewed
— 5:12 PM on November 14, 2017

MSI's Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC offers fresh looks and plenty of RGB LEDs to go with Intel's latest CPUs. We poked and prodded...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Corsair's Carbide Series Spec-04 TG case reviewed
— 5:28 PM on October 26, 2017

Corsair's Spec-04 TG brings a tempered-glass side panel and sharp looks to the $60 price point. We built up our test system inside to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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AMD's Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U APUs revealed
— 8:00 AM on October 26, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U mark the arrival of AMD's first APUs with Zen CPU cores and Vega graphics processors on board....

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Aerocool's Project 7 P7-C0 Pro case reviewed
— 3:55 PM on October 23, 2017

Aerocool's Project 7 P7-C0 Pro caters to the desires of modern system builders with extensive RGB LEDs and tempered-glass sides, but its high-airflow mesh panels...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Gigabyte's Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 6:02 PM on October 12, 2017

Gigabyte's Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard offers the highest-end power-delivery circuitry, the fanciest onboard audio, and the blingiest RGB LED lighting available in the company's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Just how hot is Coffee Lake?
— 5:12 PM on October 6, 2017

Update 10/6/2017 10:45 PM: This article originally stated that the Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard ships with "multi-core enhancement" enabled. The board in fact...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

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Intel's Core i7-8700K CPU reviewed
— 8:01 AM on October 5, 2017

Intel's Core i7-8700K and the Coffee Lake family of CPUs herald the arrival of more cores at every level of the company's desktop product stack....

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Intel's Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X CPUs reviewed
— 6:27 AM on September 28, 2017

Intel's Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X CPUs join a pitched battle with AMD's Ryzen Threadrippers for many-core supremacy. Join us as we game, stream, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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The Tech Report System Guide: September 2017 edition
— 5:37 PM on September 20, 2017

Ryzen 3, Ryzen Threadripper, new Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs, and a tectonic shift in graphics card pricing have made for a tumultuous couple...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Systems

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Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard reviewed
— 12:29 PM on September 18, 2017

Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming is the pinnacle of the company's newest family of motherboards. We see whether the Strix formula of understated looks and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard reviewed
— 6:00 AM on September 15, 2017

Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard sets itself apart with an included VRM water block, Creative onboard sound, and a fully-fledged Intel Thunderbolt 3 controller. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Cooler Master's MasterCase Pro 6 reviewed
— 11:00 AM on August 21, 2017

Cooler Master's MasterCase Pro 6 puts a sharp new face on the company's tried-and-true modular chassis. We popped in our test system to see whether...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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