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Thursday deals: an Intel DC S3500 1.6-TB SSD for $315 and more
— 9:52 AM on May 24, 2018

Morning, folks. Although I'm a normally a pretend guitarist, I've recently picked up bass guitar thanks to re-joining a band, and my left index finger...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays

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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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Tuesday deals: an LG 43UD79-B 43" 4K display for $500 and more
— 11:01 AM on May 22, 2018

Hullo, gerbils! We're fairly certain you've already noticed that we've officially entered the pre-Computex lull. Big product announcements probably won't appear over the next couple...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Intel and Micron say their quad-level-cell NAND is ready to rip
— 5:00 PM on May 21, 2018

Intel and Micron jointly announced today that they've begun production and shipments of what they claim is the first quad-level-cell (QLC) NAND flash memory...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Silverstone's Nightjar NJ450 is Platinum-certified and passively cooled
— 2:30 PM on May 21, 2018

Silverstone just released a new model in its Nightjar family of passively-cooled power supplies. Like its brethren in the series, the Nightjar NJ450 is...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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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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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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Tuesday deals: a 2-TB Micron 1100 SSD for $269 and more insanity
— 3:13 PM on May 15, 2018

Hi there, gerbils! Folks, this is an insane day. We're not entirely sure of what's happened recently, but we've seen a sharp drop in SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Storage

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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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Logitech's G305 Lightspeed brings long battery life to wireless gaming mice
— 12:16 PM on May 15, 2018

In the world of PCs, "gaming" tends to means "high performance", and that usually means higher power consumption. Poor battery life is just one reason...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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