The latest happenings in PC hardware and enthusiast computing.

FSP to showcase watercooled power supply at Computex

Hardware enthusiasts have been watercooling PCs for well over a decade. In the early days before all-in-one coolers were all the rage, custom efforts largely focused on keeping the processor at a reasonable temperature for the purpose of overclocking.

Origin Chronos Small Form Factor Gaming PC Review

"Pre-Built" and "Small Form Factor PC" are terms that can strike fear in the minds of hardcore PC gamers. Pre-built systems don't necessarily put quality or performance over costs, while small form factor PCs don't always get high end GPU options or efficient cooling. Origin's Chronos breaks those stereotypes with top-of-the-line, name brand components in a tiny chassis.

Razer Blade (2017) Review

I'm a big fan of Razer hardware. Their peripherals are top notch, in particular their outstanding Deathadder mice, while their laptops have surprised me in terms of how solid and well built they are. Razer seems to know what gamers are after and the latest Razer Blade is no exception.

Asus ROG teaser video shows the first Ryzen-powered laptop

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for AMD. First, its Ryzen 9 “Threadripper” CPU lineup was leaked, this was followed by the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition unveiling, and a few days ago the company said Ryzen-powered laptops would launch…

45 Years Later: Die photos and analysis of the revolutionary 8008 microprocessor

Intel's groundbreaking 8008 microprocessor was first produced 45 years ago, the ancestor of the x86 processor family that you may be using right now. While the 8008 wasn't the first microprocessor or even the first 8-bit microprocessor, it was truly revolutionary, triggering the microprocessor revolution and leading to the x86 architecture that dominates personal computers today.

Asus ROG Strix GL502VS Gaming Laptop Review

The Asus ROG Strix GL502VS sits towards the top end of the performance and price scale. It doesn't have any ludicrous dual-GPU setups inside, but its GeForce GTX 1070 discrete graphics chip offers better performance than your typical gaming laptop. It packs a 15.6-inch 1080p G-Sync display and a range of other solid hardware in a relatively portable form factor.

With the 9700-series, Intel lays the Itanium family to rest

Itanium, the 64-bit family of high-end server processors from Intel, will soon be a distant memory in the minds of many (if it isn’t already). The company has started volume shipping four new Itanium CPUs which, barring any unforeseen circumstances,…
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