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Friday night topic: Gas or charcoal?
— 7:19 PM on May 25, 2018

As American gerbils head home for the Memorial Day weekend, many are no doubt preparing to honor our fallen service members. It's also time to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Unicomp's Ultra Classic buckling-spring keyboard reviewed
— 2:39 PM on May 25, 2018

Unicomp's Ultra Classic keyboard takes the iconic buckling-spring key switch that's been the darling of many a keyboard enthusiast and packages it in a slimmer,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 packs a mean midrange punch
— 4:04 PM on May 24, 2018

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600-series SoCs have been common choices for midrange phones from a variety of vendors. Those aging chips are missing some of the features...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Building a basic gaming PC with AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G
— 2:05 PM on May 24, 2018

Ever since AMD released its Raven Ridge APUs for the desktop, I've wanted to put together a system with one of those chips inside just...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Memory Gaming

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The TR BBQ XV is just one month away and I'm not prepared
— 1:05 PM on May 24, 2018

When I looked up the last TR BBQ one-month warning, I briefly panicked because it reminded me that I have yet to order this year's Cornhole tournament trophies....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Poll: What brand of CPU is in your PC?
— 1:45 PM on May 23, 2018

It's been a little over a year since AMD began fleshing out its Ryzen CPU lineup. System builders now have a full range of competitive...

Poll Question: • What brand of CPU is in your PC?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: Eight-core Coffee Lake desktop CPU appears in SiSoft database
— 4:00 PM on May 21, 2018

Twitter user momomo_us spotted an unnamed Intel CPU packing eight cores and 16 threads that popped up in SiSoft's Official Ranker database over...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Q2 2018 brings desktop Raven Ridge up to date
— 3:30 PM on May 18, 2018

AMD's Raven Ridge Ryzen APUs offer a level of combined CPU and graphics performance that we haven't seen from any other manufacturer, but as...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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Microsoft Adaptive Controller ensures anyone can be a gamer
— 11:04 AM on May 18, 2018

You might think that video gaming would be one of the hobbies most suited for those with physical disabilities. Unfortunately, that's not really the case. Operating...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Toshiba gets approval to sell its memory business for $18 billion
— 9:00 AM on May 18, 2018

Troubled Japanese firm Toshiba Corporation has gotten the final stamp of governmental approval it needed to sell off its memory chip business, known as Toshiba...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Report: Samsung to expand third-party Exynos SoC sales
— 4:30 PM on May 17, 2018

American buyers looking for a high-end phone have an excellent chance of ending up with a SoC from one of two families: an Apple A-series chip in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700X and ASRock X370 Pro4 for $300 and more
— 11:23 AM on May 17, 2018

Hello there, gerbils. In case you missed it, our overlord Jeff Kampman has written up an interesting article about casual overclocking in the modern...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Mobile computing

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Zotac's Zbox CI329 nano goes fanless with Gemini Lake inside
— 9:18 AM on May 17, 2018

I live in an environment so noisy that it's certainly a significant contributor to my long-term hearing loss. Some of you surely select machines based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Intel Xeon Scalable 6138P is its first shipping CPU with an FPGA on board
— 5:44 AM on May 17, 2018

Intel announced that its first Xeon Scalable processor with an integrated FPGA is being made available to select customers. The Xeon Scalable 6138P includes...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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The days of casual overclocking are numbered
— 4:45 AM on May 17, 2018

The days of overclocking for the casual PC enthusiast are numbered, at least if we define "casual enthusiast" as "a person who just wants to...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

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SteamVR Input helps bring controllers old and new into VR
— 10:30 AM on May 16, 2018

Controllers for PC games are a fairly standardized deal at this point. Any active gamer surely has a keyboard and mouse, and many have a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Updated: Cannon Lake Core i3-8121U may support AVX-512 after all
— 7:28 AM on May 16, 2018

Update 5/16/2018 5:55 PM: Intel has confirmed that the Core i3-8121U supports AVX-512 instructions and has added that information to the ARK database. Our...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Cannon Lake Core i3-8121U appears in Intel's ARK database
— 1:02 PM on May 15, 2018

After months of rumors and speculation, Intel has quietly acknowledged the existence of the first shipping Cannon Lake processor: the Core i3-8121U. The company

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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