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Tuesday deals: a Samsung 860 EVO 500-GB SSD for $74.99 and more
— 11:18 AM on December 18, 2018

G'afternoon, folks. Christmas is approaching fast, and meanwhile I'm having trouble believing we're into December already, sheesh. This year was a bit of a blur,...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Lenovo ThinkPad L390 and L390 Yoga take a sip from Whiskey Lake
— 9:24 AM on December 17, 2018

The mention of the ThinkPad name tends to bring to mind sturdy laptops with great keyboards and an eye towards practicality over style. Lenovo's just...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Discord Store wants an Epic win with 90/10 revenue split
— 12:20 PM on December 14, 2018

Remember the Epic Store announcement a a couple weeks ago, and its developer-friendly revenue split? Competition for a chunk of Steam's pie is fiercer than...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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GeForce 417.35 drivers get ready for DLSS in Final Fantasy XV
— 12:42 PM on December 12, 2018

A fair day, fine fans of Final Fantasy XV. If you happen to own one of Nvidia's RTX graphics cards, you're in for a treat....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming

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Intel talks about its architectural vision for the future
— 8:00 AM on December 12, 2018

Intel held a wide-ranging look into its micro- and macro-architectural future this week with silicon luminaries Raja Koduri and Jim Keller. Join us as we...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Tuesday deals: a Corsair RM650x for $59.99 and much more
— 11:05 AM on December 11, 2018

Greetings, fair gerbils. Roughly every three-to-six months, I go and get my back and shoulders put into place again. Life at a desk takes it...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Power Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Intel expresses 10-nm and 7-nm confidence in investor Q&A
— 3:18 PM on December 7, 2018

Intel exec Murthy Renduchintala recently spoke at length about the company's future at the 39th Nasdaq Investor Conference, and the talk has been summed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Qualcomm 8cx SoC steps up for the next Always Connected PCs
— 3:44 PM on December 6, 2018

You may remember the Always Connected PCs we talked up a while ago. Those lean notebooks promised competent computing performance paired with constant cellular...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Windows

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 spreads its wings for the 5G future
— 5:22 PM on December 5, 2018

Qualcomm's annual tech summit is underway this week in Hawaii, and the term that emerged from presenters' mouths every two seconds there was "5G." The next...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking

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Roccat's Vulcan 120 Aimo gaming keyboard reviewed
— 1:15 PM on December 5, 2018

Roccat's Vulcan 120 Aimo keyboard cuts a striking profile with its skirtless key caps and in-house Titan switches. We put the Vulcan 120 Aimo to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Epic tries to blow off some Steam with its Epic Games Store
— 2:16 PM on December 4, 2018

Epic Games is historically known for its Unreal Engine and more recently for a teeny-weeny game you may know called Fortnite. The company is now...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Nvidia promises major RTX boost with Battlefield V update
— 9:31 AM on December 3, 2018

Our early performance testing for DirectX Raytracing effects in Battlefield V suggested that the tradeoff between frame rates and image quality with Nvidia's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Intel graphics drivers go universal with 25.20.100.6444 release
— 6:24 PM on November 28, 2018

One subtlety of the Windows 10 October Update (also known as version 1809) that may have been lost among its many growing pains is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Basemark GPU 1.1 benchmark adds support for the DirectX 12 API
— 8:21 AM on November 28, 2018

The world can always use more free, quick-to-run, cross-platform benchmarks for the latest methods in graphics programming, and Basemark is improving its benchmark utility for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Tuesday deals: an RX 580 8 GB for $170 and more
— 12:25 PM on November 27, 2018

Howdy folks! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are gone, but we still have deals to bite into. Just like turkey and gravy are juicy and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Cases Displays Mobile computing

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Nvidia 417.01 drivers get ready for Darksiders III
— 11:23 AM on November 26, 2018

Nvidia has released a minor driver update this morning in preparation for Darksiders III. Version 417.01 gets GeForce owners Game Ready for that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Nvidia makes it easier to flip RTX on with Battlefield V bundle
— 12:17 PM on November 21, 2018

Battlefield V's performance with Nvidia's RTX effects enabled has sparked plenty of heated discussion about the merits of the technology over the past few...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Almost-Black-Friday deals: a Ryzen 5 2600X for $190 and much more
— 10:28 AM on November 21, 2018

Mornin'. Black Friday is almost here, and we're going to dispense with the usual pleasantries. After all, you know what the deal is around here—just...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Displays Memory

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