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Tuesday deals: cheap SSDs, motherboards, and a sweet laptop
— 11:26 AM on January 16, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! Around here everyone's reeling from the CES rush. Despite the holiday yesterday, we're still mostly bleary-eyed, jet-lagged (in the case of Adam and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Mobile computing

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Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI prep updates against Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:28 PM on January 12, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre are entirely new classes of security vulnerability. Even with Intel doing all it can to get microcode and firmware updates...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

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AMD will issue optional Ryzen and Epyc microcode updates for Spectre
— 11:00 AM on January 12, 2018

Now that CES is winding down, attention is returning to the response to the major vulnerabilities caused by oversights in the way speculative execution is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Microsoft resumes Spectre and Meltdown patches for AMD systems
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2018

AMD's processors don't appear to have the exact same attack surface for the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities that Intel's chips have, but...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Thursday deals: a sweet Z370 mobo, cheap RAM, and more
— 10:36 AM on January 11, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! The product announcements at CES died down a little after the huge rush in the first couple days of this week, and that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Displays Memory Input devices

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Microsoft predicts performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown fixes
— 9:00 AM on January 10, 2018

The continued response to the challenges presented by the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities has been somewhat overshadowed by all of the shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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NZXT's first motherboard is the colorful N7 Z370
— 9:00 AM on January 9, 2018

2018 looks to be a year of surprises. Besides yesterday's Kaby Lake-G reveal, today we've got a new motherboard announcement from NZXT, of all...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI puts Ryzen into Mini-ITX with its B350I Pro AC motherboard
— 7:00 PM on January 8, 2018

If you're looking to build small and want to walk the path of AMD Ryzen, MSI has an answer for you in the form of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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GeForce 390.65 drivers add Freestyle color filters and Fortnite support
— 2:00 PM on January 8, 2018

We're pretty sure Nvidia isn't launching any new gaming graphics cards at CES this year, but the company is adding new real-time color filters and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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ASRock X399M Taichi squishes Threadripper into microATX
— 1:00 PM on January 5, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper is a big mamma-jamma. The TR4 socket retention assembly itself takes up a bit over 14 square inches of space on...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Apple and Nvidia detail Meltdown and Spectre fixes
— 11:00 AM on January 5, 2018

The two latest vendors to react to what may be some of the most wide-ranging computer security flaws ever found are Apple and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Operating systems

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Updated: Serious Intel CPU bug could be lurking behind upcoming OS patches
— 1:43 PM on January 3, 2018

Update 1/3/2018 2:20 PM: Intel has issued a statement regarding this potential vulnerability. The company claims its CPUs are not uniquely affected by the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Wednesday deals: nice mice, a pair of mobos, and more
— 10:57 AM on January 3, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! We figure you're still reeling from New Year's festivities. We hope you didn't have too much to drink and then proceed to make...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Displays Input devices Gaming

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AMD plans to issue an Adrenalin hotfix for broken DirectX 9 games
— 1:00 PM on January 2, 2018

The wide-ranging backward compatibility of the PC is one of its greatest strengths as a gaming platform, but folks trying to step back just a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Tuesday deals: Crucial MX300s, an Aorus GTX 1060 6GB, and more
— 10:02 AM on December 26, 2017

Good morning, gerbils. We hope you haven't put on too much weight over Christmas. After all, we wouldn't want you to be so pudgy that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Input devices

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Bundle up with games from the Steam Winter Sale
— 11:01 AM on December 22, 2017

If you feel your wallet tugging itself from your pocket, gerbils, it's because it's time once again for yet another game sale. The Steam...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Nvidia will end driver support for 32-bit operating systems
— 9:03 AM on December 22, 2017

Nvidia announced the end of driver support for certain operating systems and some driver features in three separate support posts yesterday. The big news is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Thursday deals: an Oculus Rift kit, a Ryzen mobo, and more
— 11:07 AM on December 21, 2017

Hello, gerbils. 'Tis almost the night before Christmas, and decorated pine trees everywhere probably have more than a few boxes laying underneath them by now....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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