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Windows 10 update has Spectre fixes for Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake
— 4:30 PM on April 25, 2018

The best way to get microcode updates for security flaws like Spectre is a firmware patch from a motherboard or system maker. Some manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Windows

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Tuesday deals: a Core i5-8600K combo deal, cheap SSDs, and more
— 1:29 PM on April 24, 2018

Howdy, folks. We've just reviewed the Samsung 970 EVO solid-state drive and found it worthy of a TR Recommended award. SSD prices are slowly-but-steadily...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Memory

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PSA: Satellite Reign is free today at the Humble Store
— 4:15 PM on April 20, 2018

It's Friday, gerbils, and some of you probably have plans this weekend. Others might be looking for something to do, so why not play

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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EK Fluid Gaming line offers turn-key liquid-cooled PCs
— 12:31 PM on April 20, 2018

Building a basic computer these days is as easy as it's ever been. Building a custom-cooled high-end gaming system is a bigger challenge than many...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Acer Predator Orion 9000 locks and loads with GTX 1080 Tis
— 9:15 AM on April 20, 2018

The last time we wrote about Acer's Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop line was when the company showed off prototype units in Berlin...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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G.Skill's Trident Z RGB and Sniper X kits for AMD get even faster
— 9:30 AM on April 19, 2018

As Jeff remarked in his review, second-generation Ryzen parts more readily support speedy memory than their predecessors. That's a good thing, because system performance...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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AOC AG322QC4 boasts FreeSync 2 and DisplayHDR 400 certificates
— 1:00 PM on April 18, 2018

When it rains, it pours. Today, the drops from the sky take the form of new displays conforming to AMD's FreeSync 2 adaptive-refresh-rate specifications....

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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MSI updates its gaming desktops with eighth-generation Core power
— 10:47 AM on April 18, 2018

When it comes to desktop computers, most gerbils have a strong preference for rolling their own from components rather than buying something off the shelf...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Gaming

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Sega goes retro with the Mega Drive Mini
— 9:16 AM on April 16, 2018

Were you a Ninten-nerd or a Gene-goob? Sega has been out of the gaming hardware market since 2001, but back when I was in school...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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HP launches the wallet-friendly Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690 and 790
— 4:30 PM on April 12, 2018

As part of its recent wave of fresh offerings, HP released a couple of new gaming desktops with remarkably-understated styling that should appeal to gerbils...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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HP Pavilion Gaming 32 HDR display shines bright for $449
— 4:00 PM on April 11, 2018

We reported earlier on HP's addition to the mainstream gaming laptop market with the Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15 refresh. The company also says that...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15 shows off new styling and new CPUs
— 2:30 PM on April 11, 2018

Lately, HP's efforts at wooing gamers looking for portable power have been mostly limited to the company's high-end Omen lineup. The PC maker is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming

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ROG Strix GL503 and GL703 laptops get eighth-gen Core power
— 12:00 PM on April 11, 2018

We just wrote about new gaming laptops from Asus featuring Intel's latest eighth-generation Core mobile processors last week. The mega-manufacturer also let loose

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Corsair Dominator Platinum Contrast RAM serves up monochrome magic
— 9:37 AM on April 11, 2018

The high-contrast combination of black and white is one of the more striking color schemes you can choose for your PC parts. You might have...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Today's Patch Tuesday helps harden AMD CPUs against Spectre
— 1:41 PM on April 10, 2018

Today is April's Patch Tuesday for Microsoft operating systems, and AMD CPU owners will want to fire up Windows Update as soon as possible. This...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Tuesday deals: a 16-GB kit of 3000 MT/s RAM for $150 and more
— 11:56 AM on April 10, 2018

In the famous words of the Portal turrets, "ow, ow, ow." I've just come back from my periodical chiropractor appointment and I have tape on...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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HyperX Pulsefire Surge cuts the cruft
— 10:15 AM on April 10, 2018

It wasn't all that long ago that if you wanted a mouse with a fancy sensor, you had to deal with all sorts of gimmicky...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Price tags for G-Sync HDR displays pop up at European retailers
— 8:45 AM on April 10, 2018

Asus' ROG Swift PG27UQ and Acer's Predator X27 could be the holy grails of gaming monitors with their 4K IPS panels, 144-Hz refresh...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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