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In the lab: Crucial's MX500 SSDs
— 12:00 PM on February 20, 2018

Crucial's MX-series SSDs have long been major players in the enthusiast SATA market. The MX300 was the first 3D-NAND equipped SSD that Micron's retail...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Samsung PM1643 SSD stacks chips on chips for 30.72 TB of NAND
— 10:30 AM on February 20, 2018

In the realm of the consumer-focused SSDs we normally cover around these parts, a capacity of 2 TB is generally considered to be pretty large....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Steam fires up wishlist improvements and the Lunar New Year Sale
— 9:24 AM on February 16, 2018

You may not be aware of this, but huge swaths of Asia don't use the Gregorian calendar we tend to favor in the West. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Thursday deals: an Xbox One X with three games for $499 and more
— 1:45 PM on February 15, 2018

Howdy, folks! Valentine's Day is over, and we hope that all of you enjoyed either the company of your significant others, or at least spent...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Displays Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles

Intel SSD DC P4510 drives promise dense, efficient bulk storage
— 11:44 AM on February 15, 2018

Intel is putting its 64-layer 3D NAND to use in the data center with the arrival of its SSD DC P4510 in capacities up to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

QNAP's TS-253Be and TS-453Be NAS boxes drink from Apollo Lake
— 9:01 AM on February 15, 2018

We imagine most buyers of prebuilt network-attached storage systems just want to plug the box in and forget that it exists for at least a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

PSA: Old-stock AMD AM4 boards might not boot with Ryzen APUs
— 4:56 PM on February 13, 2018

Update 2/14/2018, 9:45 AM: AMD has posted a support page with steps users can take to resolve this specific issue should they build an...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

Tuesday deals: a Samsung 32" H75-series 4K display and more
— 11:29 AM on February 13, 2018

Hello, gerbils! It's a muted and dreary day outside, and it's actually a little comfortable to stay in where there's air conditioning and lots of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

PUBG performance blooms in Radeon 18.2.2 drivers
— 10:30 AM on February 13, 2018

If cryptocurrency mining is the biggest force driving graphics card demand right now, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds just might be right behind. The game is certainly has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G processors reviewed
— 8:00 AM on February 12, 2018

AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G bring Raven Ridge's marriage of Radeon Vega graphics processors and Zen CPU cores to the desktop. Join...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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

Thursday deals: a 2-TB Micron SSD for $390, huge monitors, and more
— 11:22 AM on February 8, 2018

Howdy, gerbils and gerbilettes. I'm sure you're waiting with bated breath for Jeff's review of AMD's desktop Ryzen APUs, but you'll have to wait...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays

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

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

SK Hynix's new enterprise SSDs top out at 4TB
— 1:11 PM on February 5, 2018

When I got up this morning, gerbils, do you know what was the first thing I thought? I wished there were more SSDs to choose...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Backblaze fires off its 2017 hard drive reliability report
— 3:30 PM on February 2, 2018

The disaster recovery artists over at Backblaze have published the latest of edition of the company's eye-opening hard drive reliability reports. Andy Klein, the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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

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