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AMD reveals Ryzen 2, Threadripper 2, 7nm Navi and more in CES blockbuster

AMD dropped a blockbuster at CES on Sunday, unveiling its plans for a 2nd-gen Threadripper, Zen 2, Zen 3, and its next-next-generation 7nm GPUs. The company even broke out a new mobile Vega chip. And that’s not even the company’s full list of upcoming products, which includes two new Ryzen APUs with integrated Vega graphics. The executive summary is that AMD’s serious about regaining its reputation for fast chips. “For us, it is all about high-performance computing,” said AMD CEO…

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HP’s updated Spectre x360 15 lets you pick your poison: Radeon or GeForce

HP’s Spectre x360 15 is here to help with one of the most vexing questions faced by high-performance laptop buyers: GeForce or Radeon discrete graphics? The super-thin flagship 15-inch laptop gives you both answers: You can pick up an updated Spectre x360 15 with either Nvidia or AMD graphics, along with Intel’s 8th-gen Core i7. Announced at CES early Monday, the Spectre x360 is slated to ship March 18 and will has a starting price of $1,370. The Nvidia-based Spectre…

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AMD drops prices on Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Threadripper, upping the value war with Intel

Those crazy-good prices you saw on AMD’s stellar Ryzen CPUs aren’t going away. At CES Sunday night the company announced permanent price cuts to some Threadripper, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 5 chips: Ryzen Threadripper 1900X takes a permanent haircut from $549 to $449. Ryzen 7 1800X goes from $499 to $349. Ryzen 7 1700X drops from $399 to $309. From there the price reductions get a little less impressive: Ryzen 5 1600X goes from $249 to $219. Ryzen 5 1600…

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‘Hades Canyon’ NUCs finally give Intel’s tiny PCs the gaming chops they deserve

Intel’s tiny NUC PC initiative finally gets the gaming chips it deserves with the roll out of two new models that feature one of the company’s new Kaby Lake G chips, pairing a Core i7 with AMD Radeon Vega M graphics. The NUC8i7HVK features an unlocked Core i7-8809G CPU, which includes an unlocked quad-core CPU with Hyper-Threading and the faster Radeon RX Vega M GH GPU.  The NUC8i7HNK features a Core i7-8705G, which contains a quad-core CPU with Hyper-Threading and…

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Acer’s Predator Orion 9000 gaming rig rolls into CES with nifty integrated wheels

Acer’s Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop blazed a bit of a trail at IFA 2017 with its high-end hardware and clever integrated wheels. At CES, it’s back again with a more solid release date. The Predator Orion 9000 will ship in February for a starting price of $1,999. But as you read through the kinds of features and specs to expect, don’t kid yourself: Acer already told us at IFA that the topmost configuration (with four Radeon Vega cards and…

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The Acer Nitro 5 embraces AMD Ryzen mobile APUs, making casual gaming a little serious

Acer’s Nitro 5 may be for casual gamers, but Acer’s not skimping on the parts. At CES on Saturday the company announced its refreshed Nitro 5 would add AMD’s latest Ryzen mobile APUs to its processor options. (This is actually something we wondered about when we covered the Nitro 5’s previous version last year.) After being an also-ran in mobile for many generations, AMD’s latest chips are gaining momentum in performance and battery efficiency. Bringing these chips to the 15-inch…

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Newegg has a decent discount on 16GB of RGB DDR4 RAM right now

Newegg has a decent discount on 16GB of RGB DDR4 RAM right now | PCWorld While $210 for 16GB of RGB RAM doesn’t sound cheap, it’s a decent price in today’s world. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. By Ian Paul Contributor, PCWorld | Jan 5, 2018 10:06 AM PT G.Skill “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); We don’t cover RAM often in our deal posts, because RAM prices are ridiculous. However, since…

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PCMag to Live Stream Dell’s CES 2018 Press Conference

PCMag will exclusively stream Dell’s CES 2018 press conference live from Las Vegas on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m PST. PCMag is teaming with Dell for an exclusive streaming partnership that will see us broadcast the CES 2018 Dell Experience press conference live from Las Vegas on our Facebook page on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. PST. During the event, Dell will make new product announcements and outline its plans for future innovation, with a number of guest…

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CES 2018: The biggest news and hottest products we expect at the show

CES opens in Las Vegas next week, and you know what that means. If it fits into a PC or your pocket; if it sits on a console or kitchen counter; if it beeps, buzzes, or talks; and if it’s artificially intelligent or at least somewhat smart; it will be there, somewhere, in a great river of technology flowing through the hotels and convention centers along the Strip. We will be there, too, and we’ve already pinpointed some intriguing technologies…

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