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The latest happenings in PC hardware and enthusiast computing.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X Review

As we begin to recover from the roller coaster ride that was Ryzen 7, we now have Ryzen 5 to address. AMD has announced four models in this series, including a pair of six-core CPUs as well as two quad-core models. We'll be pitting the sub-$200 1500X against the locked Core i5-7500 and the 1600X against the unlocked 7600K which compete in the $250 price range.

Corsair's One Pro is tiny yet powerful, runs cool and is expensive, still gets solid marks

Many of you probably find nothing more rewarding than building your own rig, but that doesn't mean there are no interesting pre-built systems for enthusiasts, quite the contrary. Here comes Corsair's first-ever PC powered by a Core i7-7700k, 16 GB of RAM, Z270 motherboard and depending on your budget, a GTX 1070/1080 and your choice of SSD. First reviews are in, and they're very positive.

Report: Samsung is exiting the digital camera market

Samsung may be primarily known for its mobile devices, but the company is responsible for a huge range of products. The likes of its TV, semiconductor, and OLED manufacturing arms are helping it to record profits, but there’s one category…

Asus ROG Swift PG258Q Gaming Monitor Review

The Asus ROG Swift PG258Q is a 24.5-inch 1920 x 1080 TN LCD monitor. Now you may be thinking this collection of specs isn't hugely impressive, but there's one key feature to this monitor that is very attractive for fans of high-paced esports titles. The PG258Q sports a whopping 240 Hz refresh rate, combined with G-Sync, for the ultimate low latency, high refresh experience.

Eurocom unveils PX7 Pro SE mobile server

Eurocom has unveiled a new notebook computer that’s perhaps unlike any you’ve seen before. That’s because it’s technically a mobile server. The Eurocom PX7 Pro SE is powered by Intel’s quad-core (eight threads) Xeon E3-1505M v5 processor...

JEDEC's DDR5 standard will double bandwidth and density

The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has announced that development of the DDR5 standard is “moving forward rapidly.” The standards body said DDR5 memory will provide double the bandwidth and density versus current generation DDR4. This, in turn, will result…
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