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Thermaltake's Iris Optical gaming mouse polls at 2 KHz
— 10:50 AM on April 20, 2018

Dragging windows around or even simply moving the mouse pointer feels smoother and clearer on a high-refresh display. However, refresh rate is only one piece...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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der8auer and Asus took a Ryzen 7 2700X to 6 GHz
— 4:15 PM on April 19, 2018

Champion overclocker der8auer has done it again. This time around, he's been using and abusing one of AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X CPUs, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Thursday deals: huge monitors at cheap prices and more
— 12:28 PM on April 19, 2018

Hello, gerbils! Jeff's been hard at work on the review of AMD's latest Ryzen 2000-series processsors. It's safe to say that the company delivered...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Mobile computing

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AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X CPUs reviewed
— 8:00 AM on April 19, 2018

After a busy year of desktop CPU launches from the entry level to the high end, AMD is back with a second generation of mainstream...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Lenovo's ThinkPad 485 and ThinkPad 585 put Ryzen APUs to work
— 4:59 PM on April 18, 2018

As nice as it might be for AMD to have countless enthusiasts building custom PCs among its customer base, having major laptop makers like Dell,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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WD's Ultrastar DC HC530 puts PMR to good use in 14 TB
— 2:46 PM on April 18, 2018

It wasn't all that long ago that hard drives still beat SSDs for physical density. That's not the case anymore (as proven by these...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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MSI updates its gaming desktops with eighth-generation Core power
— 10:47 AM on April 18, 2018

When it comes to desktop computers, most gerbils have a strong preference for rolling their own from components rather than buying something off the shelf...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a WD Black 512 GB for $170 and more
— 10:55 AM on April 17, 2018

Finally! Folks, this week I'm finally getting some sunshine! Sure, it's going to be miserable in the weekend, which is certainly not ideal, but...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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Intel Accelerated Memory Scanning eases anti-virus CPU load
— 9:15 AM on April 17, 2018

Contemporary anti-virus products don't have the same impact on system performance that they did back in the single-core days, but they can still eat a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel's NUC8i7HVK "Hades Canyon" gaming PC reviewed
— 5:19 PM on April 16, 2018

Intel's NUC8i7HVK, code-named Hades Canyon, is the first desktop system with the blue team's blend of Kaby Lake CPU cores and Radeon graphics on one...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Gaming

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Rumor: Intel partner docs add to eight-core Coffee Lake CPU chatter
— 2:46 PM on April 16, 2018

The rushed release of Intel's eighth-generation Core Coffee Lake processors late last year was almost certainly a reaction to the splash that rival AMD...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Kingston's UV500 drives offer extra security over common SATA SSDs
— 12:45 PM on April 16, 2018

Savvy gerbils already know this, but once you're in the realm of solid-state storage, performance differences between similar drives become less relevant than feature sets....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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AMD's second-generation Ryzen CPUs revealed
— 8:00 AM on April 13, 2018

AMD is taking the wraps off its first second-generation Ryzen CPUs this morning. Join us as we take a first look at the specs and...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700 for $220, a big-monitor party, and more
— 12:30 PM on April 12, 2018

A fair day to you, gerbils. At least I hope that yours is fair, as around here it's been gray and rainy for nearly 3...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays

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Dell drops Ryzen APUs into the 13" Inspiron 7000 2-in-1
— 11:00 AM on April 12, 2018

Buyers thirsting for AMD's Ryzen APUs' attractive blend of multi-core CPU performance and modern Radeon Vega graphics might have something to look forward to....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15 shows off new styling and new CPUs
— 2:30 PM on April 11, 2018

Lately, HP's efforts at wooing gamers looking for portable power have been mostly limited to the company's high-end Omen lineup. The PC maker is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming

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Dell EMC and Fujitsu will put Intel FPGA accelerator cards in turn-key servers
— 10:23 AM on April 11, 2018

GPUs aren't the only kinds of compute accelerators finding their way into servers these days. Field-programmable gate arrays, or FPGAs, help bridge the gap between...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Intel Core i+ CPU bundles with Optane Memory hit e-tail shelves
— 8:30 AM on April 11, 2018

If you've been CPU shopping today, you may have noticed some weird new products on offer at e-tail shops. Don't be confused: the Core...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage

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