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Samsung fires up its foundries for mass production of GDDR6 memory
— 9:00 AM on January 18, 2018

As cool and exciting as HBM might be, virtually all discrete graphics cards are still using GDDR5 or GDDR5X memory. That's not especially likely to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Use InSpectre to see if you're protected from Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:00 PM on January 17, 2018

Esteemed programmer and computer security advocate Steve Gibson has been doing his thing as the Gibson Research Corporation since 1985. I've personally made great...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Synaptics' Clear ID fingerprint sensor feels like the way of the future
— 10:30 AM on January 17, 2018

Edge-to-edge screens are poised to be the new hotness of smartphone design in 2018, but pushing pixels right out to a device's borders leaves little...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Be Quiet cranks its Straight Power PSUs to 11
— 9:00 AM on January 17, 2018

The silence specialists at Be Quiet have incremented the Straight Power line of power supply units up to their eleventh iteration. The company equipped...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Cherry MX Low Profile RGB switches arrive in the Ducky Blade Air
— 4:26 PM on January 16, 2018

Cherry MX-style switches make up the bulk of mechanical keyboards these days. That's a problem for anyone who wants a slim keyboard but isn't willing...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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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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Report: Intel TLC SSD 760p and QLC SSD 660p on the way soon
— 9:12 AM on January 16, 2018

TechPowerUp reported yesterday that Taiwanese e-tailer Autobuy had listings up for Intel's next-generation SSDs. The SSD 760p and 660p showed up on...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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EVGA teases its 2200-W power supply and Z10 keyboard at CES
— 2:00 PM on January 12, 2018

Exhibitions like CES are a great place to find the largest, wildest, and most extravagant pieces of hardware on the market. This year's show has...

Type: News story Tags: Power Input devices

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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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Thermaltake's latest gamer gear glows with RGB glory
— 1:00 PM on January 11, 2018

It seems like you're not a computer hardware company if you're not peddling peripherals, these days. Thermaltake is no exception to the keyboard-and-mouse fever, and...

Type: News story Tags: Power Input devices

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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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Samsung juices its HBM2 to 2.4 GT/s and names it Aquabolt
— 9:00 AM on January 11, 2018

Late yesterday evening (or late this morning, in Seoul) Samsung announced that it's stepped up the speed of its HBM2 memory offerings from 1.6...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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ASRock Ultra Quad M.2 Card puts four NVMe SSDs in a PCIe slot
— 4:30 PM on January 10, 2018

These days there are motherboards out there with three, four, and even five M.2 sockets. Most boards only have one or two, though. If you've...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Mushkin goes to CES town with a host of M.2 SSDs
— 3:45 PM on January 10, 2018

Mushkin jumped onboard the M.2 train at last year's CES, and this year the company is expanding its offferings in the diminutive storage form factor....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Acer stuffs Vega and Polaris into its Nitro 5 laptop
— 1:39 PM on January 10, 2018

Earlier this week we wrote a few words about Acer's updates to its Nitro 5 laptops with options for AMD Ryzen processors and discrete...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Prepare for lift-off with the SteelSeries Rival 600 mouse
— 10:00 AM on January 10, 2018

At CES 2018, SteelSeries added another member to its Rival mouse family. The SteelSeries Rival 600 is a seven-button gaming mouse with an optical...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Dell unveils the ultra-compact Portable Thunderbolt 3 SSDs
— 7:00 PM on January 9, 2018

The amount of data we can store and the ability to take it with us has improved in leaps and bounds over the years. We're...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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