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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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X299 Designare EX and Aorus Ultra Gaming Pro are high-end beasts
— 5:00 PM on November 30, 2017

It's getting to be about time for an upgrade, and I'm thinking real hard about Intel's X299 platform for my next build. If you're in...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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GeForce 388.43 drivers battle Doom VFR's demons
— 2:30 PM on November 30, 2017

The work of a driver software programmer is never done. New driver packages are needed for game releases or to lift performance that doesn't match...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming

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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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Thursday deals: a Dell XPS 13 with a Core i7-8550U for $850 and more
— 11:23 AM on November 30, 2017

Good afternoon, dear gerbils and gerbilettes. I bet your credit cards are already smoking hot and worn from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage 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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Corsair's HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset reviewed
— 3:20 PM on November 28, 2017

Corsair's HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset boasts solid build quality and classy looks plus a Swiss Army knife's worth of compatibility. We gamed with the HS50...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Gaming Game consoles

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SilverStone Primera PM02 offers tempered glass and high airflow
— 2:00 PM on November 28, 2017

Plain, featureless front panels and tempered glass sides are current trends in PC enclosure design, but the combination of these features has led to some...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Roll your own workstation with Asus' WS C422 Pro/SE
— 9:05 AM on November 28, 2017

When we talked about the Asus WS X299 Pro, the comments had some grumbling about the X299 platform's lack of ECC support. Well, here's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Cyber Monday deals: everything but the kitchen sink
— 2:15 PM on November 27, 2017

El Dealino is back. The killer of dollar signs, slaughterer of price tags, collector of coupons. From underneath his poncho he produces uncountable hardware offers...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Power Displays Input devices Mobile computing Game consoles Networking

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AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU reviewed
— 1:42 PM on November 27, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U pairs the competitive performance of four Zen CPU cores with eight compute units of Vega graphics power. We put the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics 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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Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 7 Pro flexes its Intersil VRM muscles
— 9:30 AM on November 24, 2017

The holiday shopping season officially gets underway today, and a select few gerbils that have been really good all year might want to put

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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FSP CMT-series cases keep it clear and simple
— 2:00 PM on November 22, 2017

Fully-transparent side panels have clearly been a big trend in enthusiast PC cases in 2017. The trouble for some users is that most new enclosures...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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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's Core i5-8250U CPU reviewed
— 9:23 AM on November 22, 2017

Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU puts two more cores and four more threads in the same ultrabook-friendly 15W TDP that's been the domain of dual-core parts...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a 4K monitor, a 1 TB SSD, and much more
— 12:07 PM on November 21, 2017

I bet all you little gerbils and gerbilettes are foaming at the mouth at the prospect of that juicy, sweet turkey and gravy. But alas,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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