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5 fast facts about AMD’s Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs

5 fast facts about AMD’s Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs

Today we're taking a quick look at the latest in CPU power from AMD in Ryzen 2nd Gen, in four configurations. This is the firsts official announcement on hardware for Ryzen 2nd Gen, and it comes in four different packages. The factoids we're about to run down should give you a good enough idea of what's going on to get yourself in the mood to move on from 2017, at last.

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AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen Processors: Everything you need to know

AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen Processors: Everything you need to know

It's time for the second generation of the AMD Ryzen brand of PC processors. The first lineup includes the Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 2600. Two of these CPUs roll with 8-core, 16-thread tech, and the other two are 6-core, 12-thread models. Each of these AMD Ryzen (2nd-gen) CPUs have advanced AMD SenseMI technology under the hood.

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Chuwi HiGame steps up from tablets, laptops to mini PC market

Chuwi HiGame steps up from tablets, laptops to mini PC market

We've done quite a few reviews on Chuwi's products, ranging from 2-in-1 detachable Windows hybrids to Android tablets to charging accessories. Time again, the company has shattered biases against Chinese brands, especially those that sell at unbelievably low prices. Now Chuwi is preparing to face its biggest challenge yet as it readies it most ambitious product. Come May, it will debut the CHuwi HiGame, a gaming PC that promises to cram as much power in such a tiny space.

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HP Pavilion lineup brings power for both work and play

HP Pavilion lineup brings power for both work and play

HP's Pavilion brand has always prided itself for offering great performance at great value. However, it has mostly been limited to notebooks and desktops for regular everyday use. In time for the upcoming Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, HP is unveiling a new generation of Pavilion computers, including the completely new Pavilion Gaming line. These powerful computers are not just built for everyday use but also for gaming and work, especially when that work involves content creation.

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How the Steam Machines failed in the gaming industry

How the Steam Machines failed in the gaming industry

Two days ago, Valve removed any trace of Steam Machines from its store. If it weren’t for the media coverage, people might not have even remembered they still existed. Except for the hardest core of PC gamers, most have probably presumed Valve’s overnight sensation to have been long gone. And now, it really is. What was first seen as the revolution of PC gaming has now become almost an embarrassing footnote in gaming history. What happened and why did Valve fail so miserably? It all boils down to trying to hit too many birds with just one stone.

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Acer Aspire S24 hands-on: 5 things to know

Acer Aspire S24 hands-on: 5 things to know

Acer's Aspire S24 wants to upset the apple cart, and prove that it's not only Cupertino that can design a good looking all-in-one. Launching today, the Aspire S24 combines waifs dimensions with legitimately useful features rivals haven't even started to offer, including a way to recharge your smartphone cable-free. Read on for what you need to know.

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Fortnite issues in effect: Maybe quit for a while?

Fortnite issues in effect: Maybe quit for a while?

Today we're having a peek at a list of issues with the servers hosting Epic Games' Fortnite. At the point at which this article is set to go live, Epic Games said the they are "currently diving into issues revolving around matchmaking + game services." This is a "Game Services issue" which means Fortnite online matches are not going quite as planned for pretty much everybody, in one way or another.

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The PC isn’t dead, it’s even making companies richer

The PC isn’t dead, it’s even making companies richer

What is a PC? In fact, what is a computer? Some market analysts and Apple predict that the next two or three generations will start asking those questions. For years, in no small part due to the downhill trend of PC sales, analysts and journalists have been declaring the PC to be dead. The problem which such overarching declarations is that it can’t be true for all cases. And depending on who you ask, that PC market is actually even more lucrative than ever before.

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PUBG SteelSeries accessories revealed

PUBG SteelSeries accessories revealed

SteelSeries PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) accessories were announced today in a real power move by both companies. This accessory release will basically plant PUBG branding and imagery on already-nice SteelSeries devices and peripherals of many sorts, but it's going to be super neat. This is one part of the one-year Anniversary Celebration of PUBG, with both companies giving away a bunch of SteelSeries stuff, PUBG stuff, codes, and whatnot.

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Scrabble keyboard is truly real and run by Massdrop

Scrabble keyboard is truly real and run by Massdrop

The folks at Massdrop announced that they'd be coming correct, officially, with a Hasbro collaboration to make a Scrabble Keyboard. This keyboard is mechanical, which is neat, but it's mostly made because the keys look slick. This Scrabble-themed keyboard doesn't just make its user appear smart, it makes its user feel like they know all sorts of words and such, too.

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Toshiba’s dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses make Win 10 wearable

Toshiba’s dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses make Win 10 wearable

Augmented Reality may be on the roadmap for Apple, Google, and others in the next few years, but Toshiba is pulling the trigger early with its dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses. Targeting not consumers, but businesses, its wearable PC neatly sidesteps some of the more pressing issues facing other AR wearable projects, like battery life, processing power, and general style and heft.

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Mod puts modern PC internals inside ancient 386 case

Mod puts modern PC internals inside ancient 386 case

You can only take retro so far, especially when it comes to computers. Older hardware won’t get you far if you need something actually usable. The most you can do is to make, usually 3D print, an old-school shell around new hardware. The more hardcore, however, will force those new parts into an original shell. That’s exactly what Reddit user Tylinol did with SErEndIPITy, a more or less recent PC gaming rig shoehorned into a 386 case, with some modern amenities like a CPU temperature display.

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