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Intel’s 12-core i9-7920X processor lags behind Ryzen Threadripper rival

By Darren Allan In a freshly-released price list for some of its meaty Core X-Series processors, Intel has revealed some new tech spec info on the Core i9-7920X that’s expected to be available next month, including the base clock speed of this 12-core CPU which is pegged at 2.9GHz. This has raised quite a number…


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The best laptop docking stations 2017

By Nicholas Fearn Laptops are great for convenience, but desktops are the preferred option in the office domain. However. with docking stations, you can have the best of both worlds. You’re able to chuck your laptop in a bag for meetings and other outings, but connect it up to a dock to turn it into…


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Logitech G413 gaming keyboard with Romer-G mechanical switches is now in India

By TechRadar Staff Flourishing its mechanical gaming keyboard lineup, Logitech on Monday launched its G413 mechanical gaming keyboard in India. The keyboard comes with Romer-G mechanical switches with key backlighting system. With a short-throw actuation point of 1.5 mm, these mechanical switches promises to offer 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keys, claims the…


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AMD could have a cool idea with bundled water-cooling for Ryzen Threadripper

By Darren Allan Word from the processor grapevine claims that AMD could be planning a major added bonus with its flagship Threadripper CPUs, in terms of bundling these offerings with water-cooling. According to Japanese tech site Hermitage Akihabara, AMD’s top-of-the-range models, the Threadripper 1950X and 1920X, will come bundled as standard with a water cooler…


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Ryzen robbery: fake processors reportedly being sold on Amazon

By Darren Allan Scammers are cashing in on the popularity of AMD’s new Ryzen processors, with reports of fake CPUs being sold on Amazon. There’s nothing new here in actual fact – there’s been a long and unfortunate history of selling cheap processors in the packaging of more expensive models – and in this case,…


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Los 10 mejores ratones de juego: el mejor ratón de juego para comprar

By Kane Fulton Con las tarjetas gráficas Vega de AMD haciendo sus rondas y las SSDs volviéndose más rápidas y más asequibles, es posible que esté pensando en actualizar el interior de su PC. Pero, ¿cuándo fue la última vez que pensó en ese roedor de palma de la mano sentado encima de su escritorio?…


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You can fit over 10,000 DVDs on this new 50TB SSD

By Darren Allan There’s been another huge SSD unleashed onto the world, and while it’s not quite as big as Seagate’s monster 60TB solid-state drive which was revealed last summer, this effort from Viking comes close at a whopping 50TB – and it’s shipping now (whereas Seagate’s offering isn’t yet). Viking’s new UHC-Silo SSD is…


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Radeon Vega GPU hype builds as new info leaks

By Darren Allan Another day, another rumor, and this is an AMD-related one, with some further purported details being spilled about the company’s highly anticipated next-gen Vega graphics cards. The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is already out – targeted at the likes of creative pros and data scientists – with the consumer GPUs set to…


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AMD Ryzen Threadripper demolishes Intel Core i9 in price vs performance stakes

By Darren Allan AMD has announced the availability and pricing for its beefy enthusiast Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, and at the other end of the scale, wallet-friendly Ryzen 3 desktop processors – all of which will be out within the next month. Two Ryzen Threadripper models are going to be on shelves from early August, and…


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Intel disses AMD’s new processors in what could be an Epyc fail

By Darren Allan As you may be aware, AMD followed up its consumer-targeted Ryzen processors with Epyc CPUs (previously codenamed Naples) aimed at servers and data centres – and Intel has been busy slinging mud at the latter chips. In a presentation slide, Intel claims that Epyc processors (which are based on the same Zen…


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You’ve got just two weeks left to Kickstart one of the coolest keyboards of all time

By Jon Porter The limited edition Whitefox keyboard, of which only 2000 were initially made, is making a return on Kickstarter where you’ll be able to back one of the highly coveted keyboards for the next two weeks. They keyboard was first crowd-funded on keyboard enthusiast website Massdrop where it quickly became one of the…


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Alarming number of PCs are teetering on the edge of the ‘memory cliff’

By Darren Allan According to new research from memory specialists Crucial, a quarter of folks in the UK have a PC which has reached what the firm calls the ‘memory cliff’ – the point where the computer is hugely slowed down, or completely falls over, crashing down onto the rocky crags below. To be precise,…


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Corsair’s flagship all-in-one CPU liquid cooler is discounted by a third this Prime Day

By Jon Porter Corsair’s flagship all-in-on CPU cooler, the Corsair H115i, is currently discounted to £99.49 from its recommended retail price of £149.99 in Amazon’s Prime Day sale. The discount is the first time the cooler has dropped below £100 on Amazon, and makes it incredibly cheap and easy to water-cool your CPU – perfect…


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This 8TB hard drive is the cheapest model ever to hit the market

By Desire Athow At £119.99, the price of this Seagate external hard disk drive is so low that it looks like a pricing mistake rather than a Prime Now deal. Until midnight tonight, this 8TB Backup Plus Hub with two integrated USB ports at the front retails for a whopping 52% less than the suggested…


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Amazon Prime Day takes up to 33% off inkjet and laser printers

By Kevin Lee While we all might be living in an all-digital world, there are still a few things worth printing out. Whether you need a printer for family vacation photos or that all too important document for your next big meeting, Amazon has a host of machines on sale as part of it Amazon…


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