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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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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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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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Thursday deals: a sweet Z370 mobo, cheap RAM, and more
— 10:36 AM on January 11, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! The product announcements at CES died down a little after the huge rush in the first couple days of this week, and that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Displays Memory Input devices

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Samsung juices its HBM2 to 2.4 GT/s and names it Aquabolt
— 9:00 AM on January 11, 2018

Late yesterday evening (or late this morning, in Seoul) Samsung announced that it's stepped up the speed of its HBM2 memory offerings from 1.6...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Microsoft predicts performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown fixes
— 9:00 AM on January 10, 2018

The continued response to the challenges presented by the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities has been somewhat overshadowed by all of the shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Intel and Micron's joint NAND development is coming to an end
— 12:30 PM on January 9, 2018

Intel and Micron have enjoyed many benefits from their long-standing partnership for the development of NAND flash memory, but it turns out that this particular...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB with IR can do a wireless light show
— 9:30 AM on January 9, 2018

If you're going for a real razzle-dazzle cosmetic build with all the bells, whistles, and blinkenlights, you simply can't skip the RGB LED-lit RAM these...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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GeForce 390.65 drivers add Freestyle color filters and Fortnite support
— 2:00 PM on January 8, 2018

We're pretty sure Nvidia isn't launching any new gaming graphics cards at CES this year, but the company is adding new real-time color filters and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Adata debuts new SX8200 SSDs and Spectrix memory kits at CES
— 12:00 PM on January 5, 2018

When we checked in with Adata last summer, the company made it clear that it was focusing on M.2 and PCIe storage, potentially even...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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G.Skill's Sniper X DDR4 memory hides in plain sight
— 12:30 PM on January 3, 2018

Whether due to connotations of manliness or an association with popular action shooter games, military aesthetics are always popular with certain people. G.Skill appears to...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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AMD plans to issue an Adrenalin hotfix for broken DirectX 9 games
— 1:00 PM on January 2, 2018

The wide-ranging backward compatibility of the PC is one of its greatest strengths as a gaming platform, but folks trying to step back just a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Report: Chinese government investigating possible NAND price fixing
— 12:23 PM on December 29, 2017

Building a machine in 2017 was painful. Here at the end of the year, we're looking at average per-gigabyte SSD prices that are the...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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G.Skill spreads 64 GB of 3466 MT/s DDR4 across four SO-DIMMs
— 9:35 AM on December 27, 2017

A while back, we reported on G.Skill's then-fastest SO-DIMMs running at 3800 MT/s. The company has since released mini-modules running at 4 GT/s,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Bundle up with games from the Steam Winter Sale
— 11:01 AM on December 22, 2017

If you feel your wallet tugging itself from your pocket, gerbils, it's because it's time once again for yet another game sale. The Steam...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Nvidia will end driver support for 32-bit operating systems
— 9:03 AM on December 22, 2017

Nvidia announced the end of driver support for certain operating systems and some driver features in three separate support posts yesterday. The big news is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Second-gen Samsung DDR4 runs faster and sips less power
— 2:15 PM on December 20, 2017

Anyone who's built a PC lately knows that if you want fast memory, modules based on Samsung's RAM are probably the clearest choice. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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GeForce 388.71 drivers are ready for the PUBG battle royale
— 11:12 AM on December 20, 2017

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been tearing up the Steam charts since it went into Early Access back in March. The game has sold an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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