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Tuesday deals: a Radeon RX 580 8 GB for $210 and more
— 10:46 AM on August 21, 2018

Greetings, folks! All the buzz of the moment is about the GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, and as well it...

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

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Thursday deals: an RX 580 8 GB with three games for $220 and more
— 10:59 AM on August 9, 2018

Hi there, folks. We're fairly quiet around here at the TR HQ, as Jeff is frantically testing AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2 to his heart's content,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Displays Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel SSD 660p brings QLC and NVMe to the masses
— 12:43 PM on August 7, 2018

Samsung announced yesterday that it's mass-producing QLC SATA SSDs for consumers, but Intel has beaten the NAND giant to the punch with a QLC...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a 2-TB solid-state drive for $250 and much more
— 11:10 AM on August 7, 2018

Greetings folks. It's nice and balmy today at my location, but unfortunately not everywhere. After a relatively calm July, Portugal's fire season is now...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Miscellaneous Displays Mobile computing

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Samsung begins mass-producing a QLC SSD for consumers
— 11:41 AM on August 6, 2018

The Flash Memory Summit is underway in Santa Clara, CA this week, and NAND news is likely to fly hard and fast. For its part,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Thursday deals: a Radeon RX 580 8 GB for $230 and more
— 11:21 AM on August 2, 2018

Hi there, folks. It's with much joy that I recently noticed that there's a "second season" to Steins;Gate called simply Steins;Gate 0. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Power Storage Memory

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Tuesday deals: a high-end Dell XPS 13 for $1560, big screens, and more
— 11:11 AM on July 31, 2018

Howdy, folks. Europe is under a massive heat wave right now, and it's getting to be Serious Business. Where before I was poking fun...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Samsung posts a soft second quarter on weak flagship phone sales
— 9:00 AM on July 31, 2018

It's quarterly financial reporting season, and Samsung Electronics recently posted its second-quarter results. The company raked in $52.1 billion in revenue (58.48 trillion South...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Memory Mobile computing

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Deals of the day: a 120-GB SSD for $28 and a 256-GB drive for $50
— 2:45 PM on July 30, 2018

Have an older system that could really do with an SSD upgrade? Our deal-scouting today turned up a couple drives that could take the mechanical-hard-drive...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Samsung's 860 EVO 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on July 30, 2018

Samsung has replaced the longtime reigning champion of the mainstream SSD market. We test out the 860 EVO to see whether doubling V-NAND layers doubles...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung receives UL certification for "unbreakable" phone display
— 4:00 PM on July 26, 2018

Way back when, smartphones would see large performance increases year after year. Those kind of computing gains are now in society's collective rearview mirror, but...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700 for $200 and more
— 12:04 PM on July 26, 2018

Greetings, folks! I hope you're enjoying the summer weather. Around here it's warm and balmy enough, and there haven't been reports of massive fires—at least...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Samsung's second-gen LPDDR4X memory slims down and saves power
— 9:25 AM on July 26, 2018

Samsung's been selling mobile DRAM packages in capacities up to 8 GB since 2016. The market is moving on to LPDDR4X now, and Samsung...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Mobile computing

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Backblaze publishes its hard drive obituary for Q2 2018
— 12:58 PM on July 25, 2018

We're into the third quarter of 2018, and that means it's time for yet another Backblaze quarterly report. It's interesting to see the results...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Tuesday deals: a Dell laptop with a Core i7-8750H for $1000 and more
— 10:17 AM on July 24, 2018

Howdy, folks! Let me tell you something about house floods: the water is often the least of your worries. You plug whatever spot it's coming...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Displays Mobile computing

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David Kanter dissects Intel's plans for Optane Persistent Memory
— 9:34 AM on July 24, 2018

Intel's Optane Persistent Memory sticks put 3D Xpoint memory chips in DIMM slots. While that may sound straightforward enough, the shift from DRAM to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Servers

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Toshiba's XG6 SSDs put 96-layer NAND to good use
— 9:05 AM on July 24, 2018

When we reviewed Toshiba's XG5 NVMe SSD, it was one of the fastest drives we'd tested. Although that was the first drive we fondled...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 5 2600X for $189 and more
— 12:14 PM on July 19, 2018

How's it going, folks? Motherboards bearing AMD's revamped B450 chipset have begun hitting e-tailers everywhere, ready to take in often-discounted Ryzen 2000-series CPUs. We've already...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Displays Memory

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