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The TR BBQ XV is just two months away
— 4:36 PM on April 23, 2018

Wait, there's really just two months to go before the TR BBQ XV? Man, I need to get my act together! Whose crazy idea...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Thursday deals: huge monitors at cheap prices and more
— 12:28 PM on April 19, 2018

Hello, gerbils! Jeff's been hard at work on the review of AMD's latest Ryzen 2000-series processsors. It's safe to say that the company delivered...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Mobile computing

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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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WD's Ultrastar DC HC530 puts PMR to good use in 14 TB
— 2:46 PM on April 18, 2018

It wasn't all that long ago that hard drives still beat SSDs for physical density. That's not the case anymore (as proven by these...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Kingston's UV500 drives offer extra security over common SATA SSDs
— 12:45 PM on April 16, 2018

Savvy gerbils already know this, but once you're in the realm of solid-state storage, performance differences between similar drives become less relevant than feature sets....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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ASRock gears up for the X470 onslaught
— 2:39 PM on April 13, 2018

A new CPU and chipset launch wouldn't be complete without ASRock at the party. The company is known for its unique designs, for better...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI joins the X470 party with a quartet of boards
— 1:00 PM on April 13, 2018

Y'all whipping your credit cards out to preorder one of AMD's recently-announced second-gen Ryzen CPUs? Hold off just a second, then. There are new...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus' lineup of X470 motherboards takes flight
— 11:30 AM on April 13, 2018

Fridays are usually pretty slow for tech news, but today is clearly an exception. AMD has announced its second-generation Ryzen CPU lineup, and motherboards...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte puts its X470 Aorus motherboards up for pre-order
— 10:04 AM on April 13, 2018

Yes, sir—AMD's just pulled the wraps from its second-generation Ryzen CPUs. Those chips can go into existing AM4 motherboards, but AMD launched the X470...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700 for $220, a big-monitor party, and more
— 12:30 PM on April 12, 2018

A fair day to you, gerbils. At least I hope that yours is fair, as around here it's been gray and rainy for nearly 3...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays

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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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Intel Core i+ CPU bundles with Optane Memory hit e-tail shelves
— 8:30 AM on April 11, 2018

If you've been CPU shopping today, you may have noticed some weird new products on offer at e-tail shops. Don't be confused: the Core...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage

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Rumor: Biostar manual tips off the existence of a Z390 chipset
— 4:21 PM on April 10, 2018

When Intel launched more Coffee Lake CPUs and their accompanying motherboards last week, the absence of the rumored Z390 chipset was conspicuous....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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Nvidia drops support for Fermi GeForces and 32-bit operating systems
— 10:56 AM on April 9, 2018

We bet that more than a few gerbils still have a Fermi-era Nvidia GeForce graphics card laying around, perhaps in a secondary machine still running...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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WD Black NVMe SSDs deliver blazing performance at competitive prices
— 11:00 AM on April 5, 2018

Modern NAND flash chips in a compact package can deliver stunning throughput once they're freed from the shackles of the legacy SATA interface. Many...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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