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Intel's Core i9-9980XE CPU reviewed
— 8:00 AM on November 13, 2018

Intel is bolstering its Core X CPUs with everything in its bag of tricks, including 14-nm++ process technology, higher clock speeds, and solder thermal interface...

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Corsair's H100i RGB Platinum closed-loop liquid cooler reviewed
— 3:16 PM on November 1, 2018

Corsair's H100i RGB Platinum closed-loop liquid cooler is the company's first with addressable RGB LEDs on its pump head and in its fan hubs. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2920X CPU reviewed
— 8:00 AM on October 29, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2920X takes 12 cores and 24 threads of Zen+ processing power and puts them on the X399 platform for $649—a whopping $150...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Our picks for the best gaming CPUs of late 2018
— 3:41 PM on October 26, 2018

Choosing a CPU for a gaming PC can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. We walk you through the types of...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Checking in on Intel's Core i7-5775C for gaming in 2018
— 11:30 AM on October 25, 2018

Intel's Core i7-5775C stands alone among the company's socketed CPUs for its eDRAM, a 128-MB chunk of on-package memory that serves as a large L4...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Intel's Core i9-9900K CPU reviewed
— 8:01 AM on October 19, 2018

Intel's Core i9-9900K brings eight cores and 16 threads to the company's mainstream platforms for the first time, along with incredibly formidable single-core and all-core...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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HyperX's Savage Exo 480-GB external SSD reviewed
— 11:15 AM on October 18, 2018

The latest gaming peripheral from HyperX is... a portable SSD? Parent company Kingston wants to woo the console crowd with a fast USB external drive....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Patriot's Evlvr 1-TB external SSD reviewed
— 3:19 PM on October 10, 2018

We were floored by the performance—and price tag—of Samsung's Portable SSD X5. Patriot's Evlvr 1 TB promises some of the same Thunderbolt 3 goodness without...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Intel boosts ultrabooks and fanless PCs with more eighth-gen CPUs
— 3:00 PM on August 28, 2018

Intel's Whiskey Lake family of 15-W CPUs and the Amber Lake family of 4.5-W CPUs promise nice clock-speed boosts in single-threaded workloads, plus platform-level connectivity...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Samsung's Portable SSD X5 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 28, 2018

Samsung is adding a brand-new external SSD to its lineup. The Portable SSD X5 shakes things up by promising NVMe-like speeds over a Thunderbolt 3...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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SanDisk's Extreme Portable 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 24, 2018

SanDisk's Extreme Portable SSD pairs USB 3.1 Gen 2 transfer rates with a durable, stylish exterior shell. We put the 1-TB Extreme Portable through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 15, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2950X brings Precision Boost 2, XFR 2, and the benefits of GlobalFoundries' 12LP process to the already admirable Threadripper 1950X. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU reviewed
— 8:00 AM on August 13, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU puts 32 cores and 64 threads in a single high-end desktop socket. We thoroughly tested the 2990WX to see...

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AMD's second-generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs revealed
— 8:00 AM on August 6, 2018

AMD's second-generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs bring more cores and threads to Socket TR4 than ever before, along with all the second-generation smarts of the Zen+...

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AMD's Ryzen 7 2700 CPU reviewed
— 5:00 AM on August 1, 2018

AMD's Ryzen 7 2700 takes all the benefits of AMD's Zen+ architecture and wraps eight of those cores up in a 65-W TDP. We...

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Samsung's 860 EVO 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on July 30, 2018

Samsung has replaced the longtime reigning champion of the mainstream SSD market. We test out the 860 EVO to see whether doubling V-NAND layers doubles...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Corsair's H100i Pro 240-mm closed-loop liquid CPU cooler reviewed
— 8:00 AM on July 19, 2018

Corsair refreshed its closed-loop liquid coolers earlier this year with the Hydro Pro series. Those 280-mm and 360-mm liquid coolers boasted bold RGB LED lighting...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Toshiba's RC100 480 GB SSD reviewed
— 3:30 PM on July 12, 2018

Toshiba's RC100 NVMe SSD takes a bold stab at life without DRAM or a full four lanes of PCIe connectivity. Unlike many DRAM-less SSDs, however,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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