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Thermaltake Sync box bridges RGB LED walled gardens
— 2:15 PM on December 15, 2017

Imagine you're building a new PC using an RGB LED-encrusted motherboard and a matching video card. But then, you find a killer deal on Thermaltake...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Miscellaneous

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Rumor: Ryzen 2 set for Q1 2018 and a Fenghuang APU breaks cover
— 3:26 PM on December 13, 2017

The rumor mill has been reasonably quiet of late, but its engines are firing up. Citing a Digitimes report, MoePC claims that AMD's Ryzen 2...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: eight days left and counting
— 12:51 PM on December 13, 2017

Heads up, gerbils! I'm writing in to remind you of TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway. The fine folks at MSI, Antec, and Toshiba all contributed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Report: Intel Inside co-marketing program will get a budget cut
— 4:15 PM on December 12, 2017

If you're reading this site, you're almost certainly familiar with the wide-reaching "Intel Inside" branding. Intel Inside isn't just a fancy logo and a slogan,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: goodies from MSI, Antec, and OCZ
— 3:08 PM on December 11, 2017

Season's greetings, my dear gerbils and gerbilettes. Snow is falling, presents are being acquired, and the holiday cheer is in full swing. Companies are...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Intel Pentium Gold chips now have Silver siblings
— 11:11 AM on December 11, 2017

When Intel added the "Gold" suffix to its Kaby Lake Pentium processors back in October, there were rumors that the company would add the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Qualcomm lifts the veil on the Snapdragon 845 SoC
— 4:12 PM on December 6, 2017

Qualcomm just lifted the veil on its newest mobile device SoC, the Snapdragon 845. The company's previous-generation Snapdragon 835 is used in pretty much every...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking

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AMD Ryzen Mobile systems could ship with Qualcomm modems inside
— 2:26 PM on December 5, 2017

Qualcomm's Snapdragon platforms won't be the only processors powering Microsoft's vision for always-connected PCs. At the Snapdragon Technology Summit, AMD's Kevin Lensing, corporate vice...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Raspberry Pi Foundation builds a bridge between PCs and GPIO pins
— 9:24 AM on December 5, 2017

The Raspberry Pi and its ilk generally lack the computing horsepower of a modern desktop or laptop computer, but one area where they excel is...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Report: HP Envy x360 battery life drags regardless of CPU vendor
— 3:22 PM on December 4, 2017

We were a bit disappointed by the battery life of the HP Envy x360 convertible laptop when we tested the machine at the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Report: graphics card shipments rose sharply in Q3 2017
— 2:00 PM on December 1, 2017

Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released its latest report on the state of the discrete graphics card market. According to the company, overall graphics...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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Zotac Zbox MI640 and MI660 nano deliver a double shot of Kaby Lake-R
— 9:00 AM on December 1, 2017

Intel's desktop Coffee Lake Core i5 and Core i7 processors bring a lot of muscle to the desktop, but some situations call for nuance and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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How much does screen size matter in comparing Ryzen Mobile and Kaby Lake-R battery life?
— 1:15 PM on November 30, 2017

 As we've continued testing AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU over the past few days, we've been confronted with the problem of comparing battery life...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Samsung fires up production of second-gen 10-nm FinFET chips
— 10:30 AM on November 29, 2017

Samsung announced today that its S3 manufacturing line in Hwaseong, South Korea has started fabrication of SoCs on 10LPP, the company's second-generation 10-nm FinFET...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Here's a first look at the battery life of HP's Ryzen-powered Envy x360
— 8:15 AM on November 29, 2017

My initial tests of AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU gave us a fine picture of the APU's performance, but we admittedly didn't test battery...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Black Friday deals: everything your heart desires
— 11:59 AM on November 24, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write some sort of witty intro, if I had one. It's Black Friday and there's a lot of deals...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cooling Storage Systems Displays Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Wednesday deals: sweet displays, a $150 Ryzen 5 1500X, and more
— 12:28 PM on November 22, 2017

Good day, gerbils. I'm half-dead with cold and flu, my throat is raw, my eyes look like tomatoes, and I feel like I lost a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays

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Intel patches new vulnerabilities in its Management Engine
— 3:15 PM on November 21, 2017

The last year has not been Intel's best from a PC security perspective. Positive Technologies recently announced that PCs built with Intel processors going...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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