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Category Archives: CPUs & Components

CES 2020: The Hottest PC Cases and Modder Gear

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What’s CES without a little desktop-PC excess? These dozen products were the ones that mesmerized the PC modder and builder in us. January 13, 2020 10:45AM EST January 13, 2020 PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Not only has the demise of […]

Origin PC’s Big O (Yep) Merges a Gaming PC and Console | News & Opinion

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The Big O is two gaming machines in one: either an Xbox One or a PS4, broken down and attached to the same liquid cooling system as a fully customized gaming PC. LAS VEGAS—New from Origin and Corsair, the “Big O” (yes, that’s really its name) is a system unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. […]

Hottest PC Components and Storage at CES 2020: AMD, and SSDs, Still Rising

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A 64-core/128-thread CPU. A new challenger in laptop processors. A feisty new fighter in midrange graphics. These three things have three letters in common. Plus: SSDs take on stunning new capacities, speeds, and looks. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. PC components […]

Razer Tomahawk Gaming PC First Look: Intel’s NUC 9 Extreme Mini PC, in Luxury Digs

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The new NUC is taking all sorts of forms at CES 2020, but none is as slick or as snazzy as Razer’s early stab at this power-packed mini-PC platform. January 8, 2020 5:00AM EST January 8, 2020 PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of […]

Seagate Unveils 2 Portable SSD Drives for Gamers, Power Users | News & Opinion

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Seagate’s FireCuda Gaming SSD and BarraCuda Fast SSD will appeal to those looking for a convenient way to give their laptop a boost, starting at less than $100. January 6, 2020 4:00AM EST January 6, 2020 (FireCuda Gaming SSD) LAS VEGAS—Does your gaming laptop need a boost? Seagate is introducing two external SSD drives at […]

What Do You Get When You Combine a Sheep With a Raspberry Pi? | News & Opinion

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(Raspberry Pi 4) When Broadcom software developer Eben Upton invented the Raspberry Pi, his main goal was to democratize computing for an emerging generation. A decade later the single board computer, which starts at just $5 for the Raspberry Pi Zero, has sold over 25 million units and attracted the attention of Hollywood—the Raspberry Pi […]

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Review & Rating

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This year’s third-generation refresh of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper CPU line is a big one, bringing new technologies, new approaches, and new levels of performance to what were already some of the fastest high-end desktop CPUs in the business. On AMD’s, ahem, “lower end” of this decidedly high-end desktop (HEDT) market segment is the $1,399 Ryzen […]

Intel Core i9-10980XE Extreme Edition Review & Rating

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Intel’s latest Core X-Series processor for PC-building enthusiasts in the high-end desktop (HEDT) field is the Core i9-10980XE Extreme Edition. Core X-Series is Intel’s class of desktop chips for serious power users, and this new entry is part of the chip giant’s latest 10th Generation CPU wave. But unlike the great leap forward we’ve seen […]

Time to Patch: HPE SSDs Will Fail After 32,768 Hours | News & Opinion

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Whoops! Hewlett Packard Enterprise is telling customers to patch the company’s solid state drives or else the hardware will crash after exactly 32,768 hours of operation. (Or 3 years, 270 days and 8 hours.) Last week, the company issued the warning about a “firmware defect” in certain server-based SSD models that’ll effectively cause them to […]