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Patriot's Evlvr 1-TB external SSD reviewed
— 3:19 PM on October 10, 2018

We were floored by the performance—and price tag—of Samsung's Portable SSD X5. Patriot's Evlvr 1 TB promises some of the same Thunderbolt 3 goodness without...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update reviewed
— 9:54 AM on October 5, 2018

Windows 10's October 2018 update popped up out of nowhere and it's chock-full of features big and small alike. We take a good luck to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part one
— 12:39 PM on October 1, 2018

A few weeks ago I unboxed and started experimenting with the brand new Xbox Adaptive Controller and its auxiliary 3.5mm headphone jack inputs. Ultimately, my...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles Personal tech

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Gigabyte's X299 Designare EX motherboard reviewed
— 9:30 AM on September 26, 2018

Gigabyte's X299 Designare EX motherboard ditches gamer bling in favor of a powerful and exotic VRM cooled by a massive heatsink that promises to let...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's X399 Aorus Xtreme motherboard reviewed
— 3:41 PM on September 10, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and its 32 cores put more demands on X399 motherboards than ever before, and Gigabyte is ready with its X399 Aorus...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Intel boosts ultrabooks and fanless PCs with more eighth-gen CPUs
— 3:00 PM on August 28, 2018

Intel's Whiskey Lake family of 15-W CPUs and the Amber Lake family of 4.5-W CPUs promise nice clock-speed boosts in single-threaded workloads, plus platform-level connectivity...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Samsung's Portable SSD X5 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 28, 2018

Samsung is adding a brand-new external SSD to its lineup. The Portable SSD X5 shakes things up by promising NVMe-like speeds over a Thunderbolt 3...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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SanDisk's Extreme Portable 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 24, 2018

SanDisk's Extreme Portable SSD pairs USB 3.1 Gen 2 transfer rates with a durable, stylish exterior shell. We put the 1-TB Extreme Portable through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Gigabyte shifts into overdrive with its AMD B450 motherboard range
— 8:12 AM on July 18, 2018

AMD's next round of midrange motherboards is on its way, and Gigabyte has a wide range of B450 boards to cater to builders of all...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Toshiba's RC100 480 GB SSD reviewed
— 3:30 PM on July 12, 2018

Toshiba's RC100 NVMe SSD takes a bold stab at life without DRAM or a full four lanes of PCIe connectivity. Unlike many DRAM-less SSDs, however,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's Black 1 TB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 11:30 AM on June 7, 2018

Western Digital is building a presence in the consumer SSD market for the first time. Its latest NVMe drive has issued a brazen challenge to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The Tech Report System Guide: summer 2018 edition
— 3:30 PM on May 30, 2018

The Tech Report System Guide is back to beat the heat with a multitude of system builds to serve DIYers of every budget. Start...

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

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A quick look at MSI's WS63 8SJ mobile workstation
— 4:00 PM on May 29, 2018

I took a walk on the wild side and picked up a mobile workstation not made by HP, Dell, or Lenovo with MSI's W63 8SJ....

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Workstations

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Building a basic gaming PC with AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G
— 2:05 PM on May 24, 2018

Ever since AMD released its Raven Ridge APUs for the desktop, I've wanted to put together a system with one of those chips inside just...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Memory Gaming

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Gigabyte's X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi motherboard reviewed
— 10:42 AM on May 21, 2018

Gigabyte's X470 Aorus Gaming 7 pulls together all of the ingredients we want to see in a high-end Socket AM4 mobo, from a powerful VRM...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Adata's XPG SX8200 480 GB SSD reviewed
— 3:59 PM on May 15, 2018

Adata's got a half-dozen NVMe M.2 drives available across its entire lineup, but its latest—the XPG SX8200—promises to dazzle with Micron's newest-gen 3D TLC and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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AMD Ryzen Pro APUs swoop into business-friendly desktops and notebooks
— 1:21 PM on May 14, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Pro platform provided plenty of CPU power when it launched last year, but businesses demand integrated graphics and mobility, too. AMD is back...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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