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AMD casts a light on its Radeon Rays real-time ray tracing tools
— 2:17 PM on March 20, 2018

The technology in the spotlight at the Game Developers Conference this year is definitely ray tracing. Microsoft announced its new DXR real-time ray-tracing feature...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

Tuesday deals: cheap SSDs, a 32" 4K display, and more
— 12:15 PM on March 20, 2018

Hi there, gerbils! Yesterday's real-time ray tracing news brought a wave of nostalgia over me. It's interesting to look back at how the technology...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Input devices

GeForce 391.24 drivers are ready to plunder the Sea of Thieves
— 11:00 AM on March 20, 2018

AMD isn't the only graphics company hoisting sails in preparation for Rare's Sea of Thieves. Nvidia's developers have also added day-one support for the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Radeon Software 18.3.3 looks for A Way Out of the Sea of Thieves
— 9:22 AM on March 20, 2018

Can you believe it's already March 20? Yes indeed, we're in the third week of the month, and AMD has apparently taken that as a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

DirectX 12 DXR and Nvidia RTX bring real-time ray-tracing to 3D engines
— 4:41 PM on March 19, 2018

Real-time ray tracing has been the elusive Holy Grail of computer graphics as long as there have been computer graphics. Ray tracing has long...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

ASRock J5005-ITX fanless board packs Pentium Silver power
— 3:20 PM on March 19, 2018

We've seen a number of boards based on Intel's latest Goldmont SoCs, but the models we looked at all used the silicon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Nimbus Data's ExaDrive DC100 SSD is as roomy as they come
— 1:20 PM on March 19, 2018

When SSDs started to show up in PC build guides for enthusiasts, the first question on my mind was "why are they 2.5" drives?" As...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

HTC Vive Pro VR headset gets a hefty price tag and a release date
— 11:15 AM on March 19, 2018

We wrote about HTC's announcement of the upcoming high-end Vive Pro VR headset just before CES a couple of months ago. Back then,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone Daydream headset shows up for pre-order
— 2:45 PM on March 16, 2018

Google showed off its Daydream standalone VR platform back in May of last year. At the time, HTC and Lenovo both said they would...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

Rumor: Info on upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs leaked
— 12:48 PM on March 16, 2018

It's easy for us enthusiasts to forget that the high-powered CPUs we favor aren't even a majority of the market. Intel still has a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty for speculative-execution bugs
— 10:45 AM on March 16, 2018

The January reveal of the Meltdown and Spectre speculative-execution attacks sent ripples through the entire computer industry. Part of Intel's response was a

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software Windows

Report: Ryzen 2000-series desktop CPU pre-orders pop up
— 4:59 PM on March 15, 2018

Videocardz reports that online retailers in a number of countries in North America and Europe have pre-order pages for AMD's second-generation "Zen+" Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Intel has microcode updates for modern CPUs and fixed silicon for late 2018
— 1:12 PM on March 15, 2018

Back in January, Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich wrote an open letter promising speedy Spectre and Meltdown patches. He later on remarked that the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

CTS Labs defends its public disclosure of AMD vulnerabilities
— 11:05 AM on March 15, 2018

CTS Labs has received scrutiny this week for its decision to publicize the flaws it claims to have located in AMD's chipsets and Secure...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

Logitech's G560 speakers and G513 keyboard offer mood lighting
— 9:16 AM on March 15, 2018

There's a huge gulf in immersion between playing a game on a monitor and playing it in VR. There aren't many ways to step out...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

Fujitsu Lifebook U938 is featherweight and ready to go
— 4:45 PM on March 14, 2018

Intel's eighth-generation Core i5 and i7 mobile CPUs have demonstrated their ability to effectively cram four cores and eight hardware threads into a 15...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Report: CTS Labs has proof-of-concept code for AMD vulnerabilities
— 1:30 PM on March 14, 2018

As you may have heard, a group calling itself CTS Labs yesterday revealed what it claims are no less than 13 security vulnerabilities in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Servers Workstations

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ gets a clock speed boost and better Wi-Fi
— 11:34 AM on March 14, 2018

The Pi Foundation has released many takes on its Raspberry Pi line of ARM-based single-board computers (SBCs) over the years. Today's release of the

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Networking