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Games That Support HTC Vive Trackers

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) HTC's Vive Trackers and the first round of trackable accessories are now available, but what can you do with them? Following is a list of all the games that we know of that support the Vive Tracker universal tracking pucks in one way or another.


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Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 Nitro+ Review

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Sapphire’s engineers took their sweet time creating a graphics card that heats up the third-party Vega 64 market by staying cooler than the competition. We run its Radeon RX Vega 64 Nitro+ through our test suite.


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Cooler Master Master Liquid ML240L RGB Review

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:00:00 -0800

(image) We test Cooler Master's ML240L RGB closed-loop CPU cooler.


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Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:34:00 -0800

(image) Christmas is nearly here, and while most of your shopping is probably done, there's still time to pick up a few stocking stuffers for the tech enthusiast in your life.


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HTC Vive Trackers (And Accessories) Review

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) HTC and Valve bet on tracked wand controllers for VR. Now, HTC is doubling down with the Vive Tracker universal tracking device. With them, you can track pretty much anything in VR.


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Gigabyte Z370N WiFi Motherboard Review

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:01 -0800

(image) It’s small and holds a six-core CPU, but what else can the Z370N WiFi do? We test it!


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Best Power Supplies

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:30:00 -0800

(image) Here are the best power supplies for gaming PCs. These PSUs offer the best reliability, performance and protection for your components.


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Best Gaming Monitors

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:15:00 -0800

(image) Here are the best gaming monitors available today, ranging from inexpensive 60-144hz monitors to top-of-the-line 4K panels equipped with G-Sync or FreeSync.


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Radeon Pro Goes Enterprise: Adrenalin Edition For Workstations

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:01:00 -0800

(image) AMD's Andrenalin Edition gets an update for workstations alongside the desktop update. We detail the new features and go hands on for a quick look at performance.


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Meet AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Driver Update

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) AMD is ready with 2017's big annual driver release: Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition. It includes new features and several improved ones, but not much extra performance.


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SilverStone Strider Titanium ST1500-TI PSU Review

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) The SilverStone ST1500-TI combines huge capacity, compact dimensions, and 80 PLUS Titanium efficiency. All of that looks amazing, given that a few years ago similar-capacity PSUs measured more than 200mm deep and offered notably lower efficiency.


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Best Surprise PC Game Endings

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0800

(image) These are the endings that you'll talk about for a long time. Did your favorite game make the list?


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WD My Book Duo (2017) DAS Review

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Western Digtial's high-performance direct attached My Book Duo features a new bold look, capacity increase, and and an updated software package.


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VR Games With Some Meat On Their Bones

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) There may not be many AAA VR games available, but that doesn't mean you can't find games that you can sink some time into. Here's a list of games that you can keep going back to.


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Alienware AW2518H 240Hz G-Sync Monitor Review

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) 25-inch 240Hz gaming monitors are a hot property right now and no manufacturer wants to be left out. Today we’re checking out Alienware’s AW2518H.


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Star Wars Battlefront II Performance Review

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Any game with Star Wars in the name is bound to garner attention. Star Wars Battlefront II is no exception. We've put the game through its performance paces on a variety of hardware.


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Best Cases

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:30:00 -0800

(image) Here are the best cases for custom PC builds. Our recommendations take cooling and noise into account, and most sell for less than $100.


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Antec P110 Luce Case Review

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) On the test bench today we have the Antec P110 Luce, a full featured mid-tower chassis with a tempered-glass side panel.


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Corsair RM850x White PSU Review

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Corsair released a white version of the RM850x, which also comes with individually sleeved white cables. The rest of the specs are the same, so performance is identical as the black RM850x.


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Intel Optane SSD 900P Review: 3D XPoint Unleashed (Update)

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) There isn't a bush to beat around. The new Intel Optane SSD 900P ran it over along with the competition. This is the fastest consumer SSD ever, but it lacks capacity. 280GB and 480GB drives will ship this week, but the cost will be Optane.


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GeForce GTX 1080 Ti At 2.5 GHz+: Overclocking On Air, Water, And LN2

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Overclocking the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z using air, water, and of course liquid nitrogen cooling shows why MSI’s highest-performing graphics card is so hard to buy.


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Top 25 Cryptocurrencies By Market Cap

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 07:45:00 -0800

(image) Here are the 25 cryptocurrencies with the biggest market capitalization. Many have similarities, but also have unique features and technologies.


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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Performance Review

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus marks the franchise's return, this time with MachineGames and the id Tech 6 game engine. The engine is packed with all kinds of technology, it utilizes the Vulkan API, and it promises a lot in terms of rendering quality.


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Vote Now For The 2017 Tom's Hardware Community Choice Awards

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800

(image) We're resurrecting our annual Readers' Choice awards as the Community Choice awards, so it's time for you to choose the best products of the year!


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Intel Z370 Motherboard Roundup

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:00:00 -0800

(image) This roundup of Intel Z370 Coffee Lake motherboards pulls from our in-depth reviews, and includes recommendations for gaming, value & overall performance.


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Samsung PM981 NVMe SSD Review

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) We have Samsung's new high-performance NVMe SSD under the microscope.


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Intel X299 Motherboard Roundup

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:05:00 -0800

(image) This roundup of Intel X299 Skylake-X & Kaby Lake-X motherboards pulls from our reviews, and includes recommendations for gaming, value & performance.


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Best Motherboards

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:35:00 -0800

(image) Here are the best motherboards for Intel and AMD’s top processors. These boards offer great features, overclocking performance and pricing.


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ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Skylake-X Motherboard Review

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Designed exclusively for Intel’s Skylake-X series LGA 2066 processors, can the X299E-ITX/ac put full-size computing power into small cases?


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Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850 PSU Review

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) After evaluating Seasonic's 750W Focus Plus Gold power supply, which left a good impression on us, it's time to review that family's flagship, the SSR-850FX.


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Best SSDs

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:50:00 -0800

(image) Here are the best PCIe and SATA SSDs on the market, ranging from 256GB to 2TB. These drives offer the best performance per dollar.


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Samsung 850 SSD Review

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 06:01:00 -0800

(image) Samsung released a new 850 SSD in China, but this may be a new model coming to the rest of the world. With up to 540 MB/s sequential read and 520 MB/s sequential write performance, this would be a popular SSD.


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Gigabyte GA-X99-Designare EX Review

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:00:00 -0800

(image) Gigabyte has designs on the professional and workstation space.


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Dell U3818DW Curved Monitor Review

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Curved ultra-wide monitors aren’t just for gamers; professionals can enjoy them too. Today we’re checking out Dell’s U3818DW.


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ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 Review

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 18:00:00 -0800

(image) ASRock improves upon the Taichi's performance with the Gaming i7, but is the price increase worth it?


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The Tom's Hardware 2017 Gift Guide

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 09:35:00 -0800

(image) Aren't sure what to buy your PC enthusiast friends this holiday? We have a few ideas, including cooling, keyboards, mice, storage, modding tools and more.


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Toughest Bosses

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) These are the characters that will put your abilities to the test. Did you favorite boss make it on the list?


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Destiny 2 Performance Review

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) With Destiny 2, Activision and Bungie deliver a multi-platform experience for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PCs. While consoles are limited to 30 FPS, PC gamers enjoy uncapped frame rates. What kind of performance will you see?


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HP S700 SSD Review

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) The DRAMless HP700 SSD is one of the best we've tested to date, but the price is more mainstream than the performance.


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MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Does X399 answer the questions buyers have about how well AMD fares in the high-end computing space? MSI’s X399 flagship is first up on the test bench.


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SuperComputing 2017 Slideshow

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:01:00 -0800

(image) We prowled around SuperComputing 2017 to gather all the most interesting displays at the show.


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Best Gaming CPUs

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:00 -0800

(image) Here are the best gaming CPUs for the money. These processors offer the best performance at their price and are suitable for overclocking.


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Enermax Steelwing Mini-Tower Case Review

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Enermax managed to take a Micro-ATX board and stuff it into a Mini-ITX sized case. Today we’re putting it to the test to find out if less is actually more.


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EKWB Slim 240 Liquid Cooling Kit Review

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) How much cooling can you pack into an inexpensive open loop kit?


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Desktop GPU Performance Hierarchy Table

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:10:00 -0800

(image) Here is a resource to help you judge if a graphics card is a reasonable value: The gaming GPU hierarchy chart groups GPUs by performance.


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Best Graphics

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:05:00 -0800

(image) Here are the best gaming GPUs for the money. These graphics cards offer the best performance at their price and resolution (from 720p to 4K).


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Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB Plus 1200W Platinum PSU Review

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) After the TPG-1250-T, Thermaltake has a second digital PSU to show off. The TPI-1200F2FDP offers high performance and a variety of RGB lighting options, which many enthusiasts appreciate.


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The Complete History Of Star Wars PC Games

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0800

(image) Star Wars has evolved from a single movie to one of the world's most recognizable franchises. We look back at all the PC games it has spawned over the years.


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AMD X370 Motherboard Roundup

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:25:00 -0800

(image) This roundup of AMD X370 AM4 Ryzen motherboards pulls from our in-depth reviews, and includes recommendations for gaming, value and all-around performance.


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Biostar X370 GTN Mini-ITX Ryzen Motherboard Review

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) With the industry putting more of an emphasis on smaller form factor chassis and watercooling solutions, does X370 in Mini-ITX finally make sense?


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