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Steam client beta looks extra-sharp with high-DPI display support
— 4:00 PM on February 8, 2018

We wrote about a new beta version of Valve's Steam Audio SDK a couple of days ago, and now the company has pulled a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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In the lab: AMD's Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega graphics
— 9:38 AM on February 8, 2018

AMD's Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega graphics (henceforth Ryzen APUs) launch next week, but AMD is letting us spill the look and feel of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Intel says its latest round of Skylake Spectre patches is ready to go
— 9:21 AM on February 8, 2018

The latest chapter in the saga of Intel's response to the Meltdown and Spectre security updates has come about. Intel's most recent blog post...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Analogue applies FPGA wizardry to its Super Nt SNES clone
— 4:15 PM on February 7, 2018

Most folks are plenty happy relying on the magic of emulation to go back to the olden days of memory measured in KB and processors...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Intel meshes up Xeon D processors with Skylake Server cores
— 11:43 AM on February 7, 2018

Two years after Intel introduced the Xeon D family of low-power server platforms, the wave of ARM processors for the data center that those...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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Shuttle XPC Slim DL10J mini-PCs dive into Gemini Lake
— 9:25 AM on February 7, 2018

There are certain applications for which you just need a little bitty PC with no moving parts. For such scenarios, we might point you to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Lexip gaming mouse takes aim with two joysticks
— 1:15 PM on February 6, 2018

We touched on Lexip's "3D mouse" joystick-mouse hybrid in a Shortbread post last week, but in the intervening time a bit more information...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Cryptocurrency miners tap Samsung for custom ASICs
— 4:06 PM on February 5, 2018

Earlier this year, murmurs began to circulate that Samsung was producing ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) specifically for use in mining crypto-money, reportedly thanks to a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Microsoft adds new entry-level Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop
— 12:00 PM on February 2, 2018

Microsoft's Surface line of portable machines has made progress in advancing the Windows laptop market, but the sales increases the company likely expected from expanding...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Windows

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Final Fantasy XV's benchmark is pretty and demanding
— 10:30 AM on February 2, 2018

The latest main-series entry in the ever-more-curiously-named Final Fantasy franchise is Final Fantasy XV. The title was a smash hit on consoles in 2016, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Radeon 18.2.1 drivers are ready for the Final Fantasy XII remaster
— 8:18 AM on February 2, 2018

AMD's previous update to its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers was focused on fixing bugs with old games rather than optimizations for new titles....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Corsair goes grand touring with the T2 Road Warrior chair
— 4:30 PM on February 1, 2018

Corsair got into the gaming chair business early last summer with its motorsport-inspired T1 Race chair. The company is back with more of a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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Skylake-based Xeon D chips show up on Intel's price list
— 3:00 PM on February 1, 2018

Remember Xeon D, gerbils? If you're not employed in networking or systems administration, you probably don't—and if you are, you almost certainly do. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel fortifies its Dawson Canyon NUCs with vitamin Kaby Lake-R
— 12:00 PM on February 1, 2018

We wrote about Intel's Dawson Canyon NUCs back in October. Back then, the CPU options were a smattering of seventh-generation mobile Core i3 and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Sapphire's latest Pulse Radeon RX 550s pack extra stream processors
— 12:00 PM on January 31, 2018

Cards using the diminutive Radeon RX 550 GPU are among the only AMD graphics boards available at prices near MSRP right now, thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Toshiba injects eighth-gen vPro CPUs in its Tecra and Portégé lines
— 9:03 AM on January 31, 2018

We've seen many companies announce updates of their various laptop lines with Intel's latest eighth-generation Core mobile parts, but Toshiba's refresh of its Portégé...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD closes out its fiscal 2017 with another fully profitable quarter
— 3:55 PM on January 30, 2018

AMD announced its fourth-quarter 2017 financial results and full-year 2017 financials this afternoon. On the way to another fully profitable quarter under GAAP, the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Rumor: Turbo Boost could come to Cannon Lake Core i3s
— 3:26 PM on January 29, 2018

Among all of the market segmentation methods Intel has used to separate Core i3, i5, and i7 mobile processors over the years, the one constant...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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