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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

Rumor: Apple could begin making its own micro-LED screens
— 9:25 AM on March 19, 2018

It doesn't take a genius to realize that there's no love lost between Apple and its suppliers, including but not limited to Samsung. The two...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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

Thursday deals: a raft of sweet laptops and a ton of discount codes
— 3:13 PM on March 15, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. It looks like I'm finally going to be on the receiving end of some rays of sunshine next week. I'm already planning...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Mobile computing

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

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

Firefox 59 flies in with faster page loading speed
— 4:57 PM on March 13, 2018

Do you use Firefox, gerbils? You don't have to answer—we already know a significant portion of you do. The latest Firefox update is called...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Adata XPG SX950 SSDs are ready to game
— 3:06 PM on March 13, 2018

When it comes to SSDs, the "gaming" adjective can mean a couple of different things. Intel would have enthusiasts buy its spanking-new, 3D XPoint-based...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Security firm discloses range of Ryzen, Epyc, and AMD chipset vulnerabilities
— 1:19 PM on March 13, 2018

CTS Labs, an Israeli security research firm, purports to have discovered 13 separate security vulnerabilities related to AMD hardware across four categories of exploits....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards