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Asus shows off a bevy of ROG gaming PCs and accessories at CES
— 12:30 PM on January 8, 2018

Asus manages to show up to every trade show with a menagerie of products for gamers, and this year's CES is no different. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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Toshiba puts 64-layer NAND to work in budget NVMe RC100 SSDs
— 8:12 AM on January 8, 2018

Solid state drives that leverage the NVMe protocol offer an undeniable performance advantage over their SATA counterparts, but their relatively high cost (and the generally...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Adata debuts new SX8200 SSDs and Spectrix memory kits at CES
— 12:00 PM on January 5, 2018

When we checked in with Adata last summer, the company made it clear that it was focusing on M.2 and PCIe storage, potentially even...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Scaling Raven Ridge with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 191
— 10:08 AM on January 5, 2018

The Tech Report Podcast returns with Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman and esteemed guest David Kanter on the line. We hold a wide-ranging discussion of fairly recent...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Podcast

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Intel Titan Ridge Thunderbolt controllers look to the future and the past
— 4:30 PM on January 4, 2018

Thunderbolt 3 (TB3) can be pretty awesome, even if getting access to the 40 Gbps of bandwidth isn't as straightforward as Intel has advertised....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Chipsets Displays

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New Intel patches promise immunity to Meltdown and Spectre attacks
— 3:19 PM on January 4, 2018

The world and its dog have been following the rather scary story of the Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploits. As a quick recap, a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Rumor: AMD planning 400-series chipsets with PCIe 3.0 connectivity
— 1:00 PM on December 28, 2017

While AMD's Ryzen processors generally chat directly with graphics cards and NVMe storage devices over 8 GT/s PCIe 3.0 lanes, peripherals attached through existing 300-series...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

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Thursday deals: a 4K IPS display for $200 and more
— 11:00 AM on December 28, 2017

Greetings, gerbils. If you've been feeling like it's been a really slow week news-wise, you're not alone. We'd wager that CES 2018 is going to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Power Storage Displays

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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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The Tech Report System Guide: winter 2017 edition
— 8:00 AM on December 21, 2017

The Tech Report System Guide is back with a fresh new format and a multitude of system builds to serve DIYers on every budget. Start...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Systems

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Google Chrome will block some types of ads in February
— 4:15 PM on December 19, 2017

We reported on rumors of future baked-in ad-blocking in Google's popular Chrome web browser back in April. We spilled words on the subject again...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Internet

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Tuesday deals: a 1 TB 850 EVO for $260, a ton of peripherals, and more
— 11:45 AM on December 19, 2017

Do you feel that in the air? The ever-growing tension, the electricity, the anticipation for Santa's presents. Regardless of how you feel about the incessant...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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Crucial MX500 solid-state drives put 64-layer TLC flash to good use
— 11:00 AM on December 19, 2017

The latest generation of Crucial's mainstream SSDs has hit the shelves. The Crucial MX500 is Micron's first consumer drive using its 64-layer 3D TLC...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Seagate multi-actuator hard drives think two heads are better than one
— 4:05 PM on December 18, 2017

Technologies like shingled magnetic recording (SMR), heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR), and microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) all promise to improve the capacity of spinning...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel tips off potential 960 GB and 1.5 TB Optane SSD 900Ps
— 12:15 PM on December 15, 2017

I was pretty impressed with the performance of Intel's Optane caching solution when I messed around with MSI's Aegis 3 gaming desktop. Still,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Thursday deals: a nice Z370 mobo, a huge VA display, and more
— 11:15 AM on December 14, 2017

Hello, gerbils! I have a request for you today. I'm going to have a horizontal "wisdom" tooth (yes, really) pulled today, so I'll have an...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Samsung's Notebook 9 portables rock eighth-gen Core i7s
— 9:29 AM on December 14, 2017

Samsung has announced three new slim portables with Intel's eighth-generation mobile processors inside. The 13" and 15" Notebook 9 models use the tried-and-true...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: eight days left and counting
— 12:51 PM on December 13, 2017

Heads up, gerbils! I'm writing in to remind you of TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway. The fine folks at MSI, Antec, and Toshiba all contributed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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