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Tuesday deals: cheap SSDs, motherboards, and a sweet laptop
— 11:26 AM on January 16, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! Around here everyone's reeling from the CES rush. Despite the holiday yesterday, we're still mostly bleary-eyed, jet-lagged (in the case of Adam and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Mobile computing

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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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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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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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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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NZXT's first motherboard is the colorful N7 Z370
— 9:00 AM on January 9, 2018

2018 looks to be a year of surprises. Besides yesterday's Kaby Lake-G reveal, today we've got a new motherboard announcement from NZXT, of all...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI puts Ryzen into Mini-ITX with its B350I Pro AC motherboard
— 7:00 PM on January 8, 2018

If you're looking to build small and want to walk the path of AMD Ryzen, MSI has an answer for you in the form of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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ASRock X399M Taichi squishes Threadripper into microATX
— 1:00 PM on January 5, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper is a big mamma-jamma. The TR4 socket retention assembly itself takes up a bit over 14 square inches of space on...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Scaling Raven Ridge with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 191
— 10:08 AM on January 5, 2018

The Tech Report Podcast returns with Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman and esteemed guest David Kanter on the line. We hold a wide-ranging discussion of fairly recent...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Podcast

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Intel Titan Ridge Thunderbolt controllers look to the future and the past
— 4:30 PM on January 4, 2018

Thunderbolt 3 (TB3) can be pretty awesome, even if getting access to the 40 Gbps of bandwidth isn't as straightforward as Intel has advertised....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Chipsets Displays

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Wednesday deals: nice mice, a pair of mobos, and more
— 10:57 AM on January 3, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! We figure you're still reeling from New Year's festivities. We hope you didn't have too much to drink and then proceed to make...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Displays Input devices Gaming

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Rumor: AMD planning 400-series chipsets with PCIe 3.0 connectivity
— 1:00 PM on December 28, 2017

While AMD's Ryzen processors generally chat directly with graphics cards and NVMe storage devices over 8 GT/s PCIe 3.0 lanes, peripherals attached through existing 300-series...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

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Poll: What product category are you most excited about for 2018?
— 11:00 AM on December 27, 2017

The almost-past year of 2017 was a big one for CPU technology announcements. We got AMD's Ryzen and Threadripper units plus Intel's...

Poll Question: • What product category are you most excited about for 2018?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Tuesday deals: Crucial MX300s, an Aorus GTX 1060 6GB, and more
— 10:02 AM on December 26, 2017

Good morning, gerbils. We hope you haven't put on too much weight over Christmas. After all, we wouldn't want you to be so pudgy that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Input devices

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Thursday deals: an Oculus Rift kit, a Ryzen mobo, and more
— 11:07 AM on December 21, 2017

Hello, gerbils. 'Tis almost the night before Christmas, and decorated pine trees everywhere probably have more than a few boxes laying underneath them by now....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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The Tech Report System Guide: winter 2017 edition
— 8:00 AM on December 21, 2017

The Tech Report System Guide is back with a fresh new format and a multitude of system builds to serve DIYers on every budget. Start...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Systems

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