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AMD touts driver stability on the back of new test report
— 3:13 PM on July 16, 2018

AMD is keen to talk about a provocative white paper that it commissioned from the testing firm QA Consultants. In its conclusions, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Monday deals: a Crucial MX500 500-GB SSD for $88 and much more
— 1:22 PM on July 16, 2018

Hey, folks! We're pushing our deals post forwards because Amazon's running its Prime Day sales and pretty much every other retailer under the sun is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Mobile computing

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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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Get a Ryzen 5 2600 for $160 with this Newegg deal
— 1:37 PM on July 12, 2018

Heads up, gerbils! We're going to keep this short and sweet. Just a few minutes ago, Newegg let the world know that it's offering a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel pours pros a cup of Coffee Lake with Xeon E CPUs
— 1:14 PM on July 12, 2018

Intel's Coffee Lake CPUs are fine performers for applications where single-threaded performance is paramount. Though workstation integrators like Boxx have built Coffee Lake systems,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Thursday deals: a Corsair Carbide Spec-05 case for $27 and more
— 11:51 AM on July 12, 2018

Fair day to everyone who, unlike me, hasn't been dealing with a house flood. You see, yesterday after I'd had only a couple hours' sleep,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Power Memory

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Poll: Have patches for Spectre and Meltdown slowed down your systems?
— 9:40 AM on July 12, 2018

The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities are perhaps the biggest security story of the decade. Microcode, operating system, and browser updates have all rolled out...

Poll Question: • Have patches for Spectre and Meltdown slowed down your systems?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Apple gives MacBook Pros a much-needed shot of Coffee Lake
— 8:37 AM on July 12, 2018

Apple delivered some much-needed updates to its highest-end MacBook Pros this morning. The 15" MacBook Pro will now offer six-core Coffee Lake CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Mac

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Deal of the day: an RX 580-and-B350-mobo combo for $300
— 3:15 PM on July 11, 2018

If you're building a new midrange PC but are still having trouble finding an affordable graphics card to put inside it, ASRock might have just...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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GeForce Now beta comes to Nvidia Shield TV set-top box
— 2:00 PM on July 11, 2018

The latest iteration of Nvidia's GeForce Now game-streaming service has been in beta for the PC and Mac since this January, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Rumors of the Intel Extreme Editon's death are greatly exaggerated
— 2:43 PM on July 10, 2018

A Twitter tempest arose yesterday when Intel alumnus François Piednoël heard through the grapevine that Intel was planning to kill off its Extreme...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Samsung mass-produces fifth-gen V-NAND with over 90 layers
— 9:00 AM on July 10, 2018

Samsung has delivered another salvo in the race to ever-increasing NAND flash density and performance. The company has begun mass production of its fifth-generation...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Far Cry 5 gets FreeSync 2 HDR support in latest update
— 3:45 PM on July 9, 2018

Far Cry 5 has offered HDR support for some time now, and I've certainly enjoyed the blinding highlights and pitch-black shadows its HDR mode...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Thursday deals: a Dell PC with a GTX 1070 for $1090 and more
— 10:29 AM on July 5, 2018

Howdy, folks! I'm sure you're still burping and sleepy from gorging on all that sweet fourth-of-July BBQ. I also hope you haven't spent all your...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Memory Gaming

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Seagate dives back into consumer SSDs with BarraCuda drives
— 9:00 AM on July 5, 2018

Seagate made a foray into client SSDs five years ago, but its consumer storage products of late have hewn to good old spinning rust...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a 4K IPS display with FreeSync for $340 and more
— 11:38 AM on July 3, 2018

Howdy, folks. If we had to guess, you're set to leave work early and go on a shopping spree for explosives, if you haven't already....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cases Power Storage Displays Input devices

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Intel microcode update docs tip off possible ninth-gen Core CPUs
— 7:56 AM on July 3, 2018

As part of its latest microcode update guidance document for the Spectre vulnerability, Intel may have intentionally or inadvertently tipped off the existence of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Mindfactory CPU sales show Coffee Lake couldn't be stopped in June
— 10:00 AM on July 2, 2018

One way or another, retail processor sales numbers from German retailer Mindfactory make their way onto the internet courtesy of the charting work...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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