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Intel tips off Z390 and X399 chipsets in RST driver release notes
— 10:41 AM on April 26, 2018

Intel's mainstream desktop chipset for the overclocking crowd hasn't changed much in the two generations since Z170 entered the market alongside the company's Skylake chips...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Adata XPG Spectrix D80 RAM shines RGB LEDs through a liquid cooler
— 9:18 AM on April 26, 2018

Shout out to my boy Andy who wants to liquid-cool everything in his system. Adata's got just the RAM for him: the XPG Spectrix...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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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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AMD and MSI team up to equip gamers with a Combat Crate
— 3:30 PM on April 25, 2018

The degree and duration of the recent graphics card price hikes has some folks in a frenzy. This writer has even heard others in his...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

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National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day Shortbread
— 3:00 PM on April 24, 2018

That's no stock photo, those were my breakfast. Mmm... Those fancy new CPUs everyone seems to like The Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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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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Samsung 970 Pro NVMe SSDs are ready to take a licking
— 9:00 AM on April 24, 2018

Along with the 970 EVO drives we reviewed this morning, Samsung is updating its professional-grade NVMe gumsticks. The new 970 Pro series of SSDs...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 970 EVO 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on April 24, 2018

Samsung has taken the wraps off the successor to its trailblazing 960 EVO SSD. Join us as we put the 970 EVO through our test...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The TR BBQ XV is just two months away
— 4:36 PM on April 23, 2018

Wait, there's really just two months to go before the TR BBQ XV? Man, I need to get my act together! Whose crazy idea...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Echogear's single-screen and dual-screen monitor arms reviewed
— 3:50 PM on April 23, 2018

Once upon a time, I had a sweet monitor-arm setup that proved such a hassle that I eventually put my screens right back on their...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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National Hanging Out Day Shortbread
— 1:45 PM on April 19, 2018

Tuesday was epic. Hanging out seems pretty lame. Sorry, I'll stop now. PC hardware and computing Intel NUC7i7DNHE (Dawson Canyon)...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Thursday deals: huge monitors at cheap prices and more
— 12:28 PM on April 19, 2018

Hello, gerbils! Jeff's been hard at work on the review of AMD's latest Ryzen 2000-series processsors. It's safe to say that the company delivered...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Mobile computing

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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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WD's Ultrastar DC HC530 puts PMR to good use in 14 TB
— 2:46 PM on April 18, 2018

It wasn't all that long ago that hard drives still beat SSDs for physical density. That's not the case anymore (as proven by these...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Haiku Poetry Day Shortbread
— 2:30 PM on April 17, 2018

Bigger plans there were. Alas, I ran out of time. Maybe next year, though... PC hardware and computing ECS...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Tuesday deals: a WD Black 512 GB for $170 and more
— 10:55 AM on April 17, 2018

Finally! Folks, this week I'm finally getting some sunshine! Sure, it's going to be miserable in the weekend, which is certainly not ideal, but...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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Kingston's UV500 drives offer extra security over common SATA SSDs
— 12:45 PM on April 16, 2018

Savvy gerbils already know this, but once you're in the realm of solid-state storage, performance differences between similar drives become less relevant than feature sets....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Acer's Chromebox CXI3 mini-desktops give Chrome OS a good home
— 4:26 PM on April 13, 2018

Google's Chrome OS has been reaching its tentacles out to new form factors over the last couple of weeks. As if to prove...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems

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