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der8auer Direct Die Frame lets Skylake-X owners flip their lids
— 4:00 PM on January 18, 2018

German overclocking champion der8auer has released the Skylake-X Direct Die Frame, an kit that replaces the integrated loading mechanism (ILM) and the integrated cooler...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Thursday deals: an 850 EVO, great mobos, cheap RAM, and more
— 12:45 PM on January 18, 2018

Greetings, gerbils. It's a cold day here and everywhere, and I bet that more than a few of you would rather sit home and do...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Intel security patches could cause restarts on hardware old and new
— 10:30 AM on January 18, 2018

Going on two weeks since the reveal of Meltdown and Spectre, are you all patched up? (Windows users can grab InSpectre if they're not...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Intel Core i5-8500 appears in SiSoft database
— 1:00 PM on January 16, 2018

Intel's October launch of its Coffee Lake eighth-generation desktop Core processor lineup was highly caffeinated, but seemed to be missing the cream and sugar....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Intel acknowledges Haswell and Broadwell reboots after patches
— 12:37 PM on January 12, 2018

We reported yesterday on Microsoft's suspended patches for the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities on AMD systems. It seems that the Intel has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Intel promises speedy exploit patches in its Security-First Pledge
— 9:25 AM on January 12, 2018

Yesterday, Intel released an open letter, authored by none other than the company's CEO Brian Krzanich, praising the industry for its response to the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel studies the performance impact of Meltdown fixes
— 3:30 PM on January 11, 2018

Intel and Microsoft have insisted that the performance impact of the Kernel Page Table Isolation fix for the recently-revealed Meltdown vulnerability will be much...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Microsoft resumes Spectre and Meltdown patches for AMD systems
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2018

AMD's processors don't appear to have the exact same attack surface for the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities that Intel's chips have, but...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 router swoops in at CES
— 3:15 PM on January 10, 2018

For whatever reason, few computer accessories get the "gaming" treatment quite as often as networking products. With its Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500, Netgear seeks...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Rivet Networks and Intel partner for Killer Wireless-AC 1550 chip
— 2:15 PM on January 10, 2018

Back in the day, building a computer meant keeping a stack of add-on cards handy. Graphics, sound, and network cards made sure the inside of...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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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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Reports: Intel shipped 10-nm Cannon Lake CPUs ahead of the new year
— 12:05 PM on January 9, 2018

Intel announced this morning that it's shipping 10-nm Cannon Lake CPUs during a brief media event at its CES booth. Gregory Bryant, Intel senior vice...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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HTC Vive Pro offers a higher-resolution window into virtual worlds
— 7:34 PM on January 8, 2018

HTC announced an updated version of its Vive virtual-reality headset this afternoon ahead of CES. The Vive Pro boosts the resolution of the original...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Nvidia GeForce Now cloud gaming service reaches beta status on PC
— 4:00 PM on January 8, 2018

Nvidia's Pascal-based GeForce GTX graphics cards are awesome, but the price tag of a complete gaming PC and the associated maintenance headaches can be formidable...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Internet

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