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Core i7-8700K Review: Intel’s response to Ryzen is faster and cheaper than ever

[ad_1] Intel’s 6-core 8th generation Core i7-8700K CPU is the reality check to high-performance, high-priced CPUs like the $2,000 Core i9 and $1,000 AMD Ryzen Threadripper. The real battle for the desktop and consumer’s wallets is with this amazingly affordable (for Intel anyway) $359 CPU, code-named Coffee Lake. In fact, the Core i7-8700K is Intel’s first real response to AMD’s breakthrough series of Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 CPUs, and a viable alternative to the Zen-based CPUs. But just how…

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HP Spectre x360 13: price, features, specs

[ad_1] The HP Spectre x360 13 is already one of the most popular 360-degree convertible laptops, and it’s about to get faster and cooler, thanks in part to Intel’s latest 8th-generation Core CPUs. Announced Wednesday, the refreshed Spectre x360 13 also offers greatly improved thermals and other nice tweaks.  HP Spectre x360 prices, features and specs The Spectre x360 13 will ship on October 29 with a starting price of $1,150, including a color-matched pen. Best Buy will begin taking…

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Everything Google revealed: Pixel 2, Pixelbook, Google Home Max, and more

[ad_1] This came out of left field. Google Clips is a tiny, hands-free camera that taps into Google’s machine learning smarts to know when to automatically take a picture. “Clips looks for stable, clear shots of people you know,” Google says. “You can help the camera learn who is important to you so when grandma comes in town, you’ll capture the grand entrance.” The pictures and short videos captured by Google Clips syncs wirelessly with a Google Clips app on…

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HP Spectre 13: Price, features, specs

[ad_1] HP’s Spectre 13 has always wanted to steal users from the MacBook Air, and it may finally have its killer competitive feature: a touchscreen. The Spectre 13 refresh that debuts Wednesday morning is the world’s thinnest laptop with this feature—and it’s something the MacBook Air simply doesn’t have. HP also crammed a surprising amount of hardware into this sliver of a PC, with fewer compromises than you’d expect. Due credit should go to the latest 8th-generation Intel Core CPUs,…

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Best Buy is selling a 4TB external hard drive for $70

[ad_1] Best Buy is selling a 4TB external hard drive for $70 | PCWorld This Seagate model has plenty of space for your movies, music, files, and photos. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. By Ian Paul Contributor, PCWorld | Oct 3, 2017 9:57 AM PT Seagate “);});try{$(“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);}}); Two weeks ago, we spied a pretty decent deal for a $60 2TB WD external hard drive. If you don’t…

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AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper CPUs get free NVMe RAID support

[ad_1] If you’ve splurged on a monstrous Ryzen Threadripper processor, you can now put its ludicrous 64 PCIe lanes to use supercharging your already-supercharged storage—or making sure your data won’t disappear with a hardware failure. Monday morning, AMD released beta drivers that unlock RAID support for NVMe drives on the Threadripper platform, as controversy continues to swirl around Intel’s rival VROC implementation for Core i9 chips.  NVMe solid-state drives like the ludicrously fast Samsung 960 Pro are the fastest storage…

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 1600X is $200 today

[ad_1] AMD’s Ryzen 5 1600X is $200 today | PCWorld Both Newegg and Amazon are offering discounts on this great mid-range, all-purpose processor. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. By Ian Paul Contributor, PCWorld | Oct 2, 2017 10:25 AM PT Gordon Mah Ung “);});try{$(“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);}}); The $250 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X made waves when it rolled out in the spring. It quickly became an excellent choice for cost-sensitive…

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How to update your PC’s BIOS

[ad_1] A tiny BIOS chip lurks inside every computer, sitting on your motherboard to breathe life into your system when you press the power button. It not only powers your PC, but helps protect it, too—as Duo Security’s recent report on Apple macOS attacks points out  BIOS stands for basic input and output system, and the BIOS chip initializes all the other devices in your PC, like the CPU, GPU, and motherboard chipset. But a few years ago, motherboard manufacturers—in partnership with Microsoft…

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New Gaming Rig on a Budget: Ryzen vs. Core i5-2500K | News & Opinion

[ad_1] Until recently, deciding on your next CPU essentially came down to a choice of which Intel chip to pick. AMD processors fell behind in performance, meaning a Core-branded chip was always going to win. But we’ve also seen the rate of progress slow down for Intel’s chips, with new generations only offering between a 10-30 percent performance gain. The last huge performance bump offered by Intel came with the launch of the Sandy Bridge Core i5-2500K back in 2011.…

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