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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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Asus' ROG Rapture, Blue Cave, and Lyra Trio wireless routers reviewed
— 9:30 AM on August 30, 2018

Six months of real-world use. Six bandwidth-hungry youths and six tech-savvy adults, all under one roof. Any wireless networking device would cower in fear before...

Type: Feature article Tags: Networking

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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...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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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+...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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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...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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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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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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Intel's Core i7-8086K CPU reviewed
— 10:00 AM on June 11, 2018

Intel's Core i7-8086K is the company's first CPU with a 5-GHz Turbo speed out of the box. We dig deep to see whether this...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Western Digital's Black 1 TB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 11:30 AM on June 7, 2018

Western Digital is building a presence in the consumer SSD market for the first time. Its latest NVMe drive has issued a brazen challenge to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The Tech Report System Guide: summer 2018 edition
— 3:30 PM on May 30, 2018

The Tech Report System Guide is back to beat the heat with a multitude of system builds to serve DIYers of every budget. Start...

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

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Building a basic gaming PC with AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G
— 2:05 PM on May 24, 2018

Ever since AMD released its Raven Ridge APUs for the desktop, I've wanted to put together a system with one of those chips inside just...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Memory Gaming

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Adata's XPG SX8200 480 GB SSD reviewed
— 3:59 PM on May 15, 2018

Adata's got a half-dozen NVMe M.2 drives available across its entire lineup, but its latest—the XPG SX8200—promises to dazzle with Micron's newest-gen 3D TLC and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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AMD Ryzen Pro APUs swoop into business-friendly desktops and notebooks
— 1:21 PM on May 14, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Pro platform provided plenty of CPU power when it launched last year, but businesses demand integrated graphics and mobility, too. AMD is back...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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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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