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Halo series hits Steam as DirectX 12 comes to Windows 7
— 8:45 AM on March 14, 2019

Microsoft, what are you even doing? Two interesting-but-probably-unrelated bits of PC gaming news came out of the Redmond complex early this week. The most exciting...

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 5 2600 and an Asus Prime B450 Plus mobo for $250 and more
— 12:50 PM on March 5, 2019

Howdy folks. I've been catching up on the latest episodes The Grand Tour, and I'm having loads of fun. I particularly enjoyed the episode in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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With USB4 and USB 3.2, USB is more powerful and convoluted than ever
— 2:25 PM on March 4, 2019

In recent years, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has developed this bizarre habit of releasing specification updates that are often tremendous steps forward but...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Remotely manage your Ryzen workstations with ASRock's X470D4U
— 8:50 AM on February 27, 2019

ECC memory support is only one of many reasons that someone building a workstation might base it on a Xeon processor. The specialized motherboards that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 5 2400G with a Gigabyte mobo for $210 and more
— 12:40 PM on February 22, 2019

Howdy, enthusiasts everywhere. Around here (Portugal, for those unaware), it's that time of the year again. Samba rhythms occasionally echo through the air from rehearsal...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: an Intel 660p 512-GB NVMe drive for $67 and much more
— 2:05 PM on February 19, 2019

A fair day to thee, good gerbils. If you're looking for an interesting article to read, may I suggest Colton Westrate's "The death of Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Storage Displays Mobile computing

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The death of Windows Phone and the five stages of mobile grief
— 9:35 AM on February 19, 2019

After years of clinging to Microsoft's doomed platform, a diehard Windows Phone fan finally throws in the towel. Join me as I go full stupid...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a 16-GB RAM kit at 3600 MT/s for $112 and much more
— 12:34 PM on February 5, 2019

Greetings, folks! I've started doing a little home improvement—well, paying for it, anyway. The first project was getting a new kitchen exhaust fan and under-cupboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Mobile computing

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Intel flutters into the Robert Swan era, makes interim CEO permanent
— 9:57 AM on January 31, 2019

It sounds like everyone will be calling him “Bob,” but whether he goes by Bob, Robert, or Mr. Swan, Intel’s new CEO starts today....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Thursday deals: a 500-GB Crucial MX500 for $55 and more
— 1:00 PM on January 24, 2019

G'afternoon folks. I hope you're feeling fine today, and devoid of any sniffing, puffy eyes, or a sore throat. I've been flu-stricken for a couple...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Friday deals: A speedy 960-GB NVMe SSD for $157 and more
— 12:35 PM on January 18, 2019

Good afternoon, gerbils! I'm going to keep the intro short and sweet. Yours truly wrote up the latest iteration of the galaxy-famous Tech Report...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Displays Memory

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The Tech Report System Guide: January 2019 edition
— 10:00 AM on January 18, 2019

It's a new year, and after all the CES excitement, we're ready for another edition of The Tech Report System Guide. It's a fantastic time...

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

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Tuesday deals: a Radeon RX 570 8 GB for $150 and much more
— 2:00 PM on January 15, 2019

Hello, fine gerbils. It's with great pleasure that about three years on, I can finally enable FreeSync on my Acer XF270HU. Back when I...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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ASRock's DeskMini A300 brings Raven Ridge to STX
— 12:11 AM on January 10, 2019

Remember the Mini-STX form factor? Do you remember "5x5," then? Well, in any case, the smallest socketed desktop systems around are based on...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Corsair puts tiny LED tech into RGB DRAM
— 6:55 PM on January 9, 2019

There was a time, not that long ago, when not everything in the PC universe was brimming with RGB lighting. But as LEDs have crept...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Memory

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Dell returns to the stock market after six years
— 1:45 PM on December 28, 2018

Computer manufacturer Dell Technologies is back on the New York Stock Exchange this week, almost six years after one of the biggest buybacks in recent...

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Thursday deals: a Dell G3 laptop with a GTX 1060 6 GB for $720 and more
— 12:30 PM on December 27, 2018

Howdy folks! So, how are we today, after all the Christmas festivities and subsequent gorging of food? Can you still fit through the door? Yeah,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Mobile computing

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Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff!
— 1:01 PM on December 24, 2018

Whoosh. That's the sound of 2018 going out the door. This year saw the introduction of AMD's second-gen Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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