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Windows 10 update has Spectre fixes for Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake
— 4:30 PM on April 25, 2018

The best way to get microcode updates for security flaws like Spectre is a firmware patch from a motherboard or system maker. Some manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Windows

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Tuesday deals: a Core i5-8600K combo deal, cheap SSDs, and more
— 1:29 PM on April 24, 2018

Howdy, folks. We've just reviewed the Samsung 970 EVO solid-state drive and found it worthy of a TR Recommended award. SSD prices are slowly-but-steadily...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Memory

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Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 hints at pro aspirations for Kaby Lake-G
— 10:55 AM on April 24, 2018

Intel and AMD's combined work on the Kaby Lake-G hybrid CPU-GPU package is impressive. The combination already demonstrated considerable gaming capability in Intel's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Workstations

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Cryorig C7 Cu puts a hunk of copper in small spaces
— 2:44 PM on April 20, 2018

Copper is an excellent material for heatsinks, but its high cost when compared to aluminum means it's sparingly used in heatsinks and other cooling components....

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Thermaltake's Iris Optical gaming mouse polls at 2 KHz
— 10:50 AM on April 20, 2018

Dragging windows around or even simply moving the mouse pointer feels smoother and clearer on a high-refresh display. However, refresh rate is only one piece...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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G.Skill's Trident Z RGB and Sniper X kits for AMD get even faster
— 9:30 AM on April 19, 2018

As Jeff remarked in his review, second-generation Ryzen parts more readily support speedy memory than their predecessors. That's a good thing, because system performance...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Cooler Master ML120R and ML240R let RGB LED fans take control
— 4:15 PM on April 17, 2018

The whole point of all this PC personalization that folks do these days is to express their individuality. Colored case lighting goes a long way...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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MSI infuses the Vortex W25 and its mobile workstations with Coffee Lake
— 12:30 PM on April 17, 2018

MSI's Vortex G25 line of pint-sized gaming PCs crams prodigious power into just 2.5 L, but all play and no work just doesn't pay...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Workstations

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Tuesday deals: a WD Black 512 GB for $170 and more
— 10:55 AM on April 17, 2018

Finally! Folks, this week I'm finally getting some sunshine! Sure, it's going to be miserable in the weekend, which is certainly not ideal, but...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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Lian Li and der8auer spiff up the PC-O11 Dynamic ATX chassis
— 11:00 AM on April 16, 2018

Lian Li released its PC-O11 E-ATX chassis just a couple of months ago, but that case's blend of tempered glass, rectilinear styling, and jumbo-size...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Acer's Chromebox CXI3 mini-desktops give Chrome OS a good home
— 4:26 PM on April 13, 2018

Google's Chrome OS has been reaching its tentacles out to new form factors over the last couple of weeks. As if to prove...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems

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Dell EMC and Fujitsu will put Intel FPGA accelerator cards in turn-key servers
— 10:23 AM on April 11, 2018

GPUs aren't the only kinds of compute accelerators finding their way into servers these days. Field-programmable gate arrays, or FPGAs, help bridge the gap between...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Corsair Dominator Platinum Contrast RAM serves up monochrome magic
— 9:37 AM on April 11, 2018

The high-contrast combination of black and white is one of the more striking color schemes you can choose for your PC parts. You might have...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Be Quiet's Dark Rock 4 coolers fly under the radar
— 2:45 PM on April 10, 2018

We wrote about Be Quiet's Dark Rock 4 and Dark Rock Pro 4 CPU coolers when they were on display at CES...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Today's Patch Tuesday helps harden AMD CPUs against Spectre
— 1:41 PM on April 10, 2018

Today is April's Patch Tuesday for Microsoft operating systems, and AMD CPU owners will want to fire up Windows Update as soon as possible. This...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Tuesday deals: a 16-GB kit of 3000 MT/s RAM for $150 and more
— 11:56 AM on April 10, 2018

In the famous words of the Portal turrets, "ow, ow, ow." I've just come back from my periodical chiropractor appointment and I have tape on...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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HyperX Pulsefire Surge cuts the cruft
— 10:15 AM on April 10, 2018

It wasn't all that long ago that if you wanted a mouse with a fancy sensor, you had to deal with all sorts of gimmicky...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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HP Chromebook x2 can do the splits
— 12:30 PM on April 9, 2018

Acer was the first company to pull Google's browser-based Chrome OS into tablet territory a couple of weeks ago. Now, HP is taking the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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