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Report: Optane DIMMs Provide Only Modest Performance Improvements

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Intel unveiled Optane in 2015, it declared it had created a fundamentally new type of memory that could revolutionize the industry. Four years later, ...

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Latest Windows 10 Update Kills Performance in Some Games

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If you recently updated your Windows 10 PC and are now having problems in certain games, it may not be anything on your system that ...

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Review: Standout 2020 Toyota Corolla Adds Safety, Performance, Hybrid

Eleven generations of the Toyota Corolla were inexpensive and reliable, if not always memorable. Now the 12th-generation Corolla will dazzle you. This 2020 compact sedan rides better, provides an upscale interior, and insulates outside noises more thoroughly. The safety suite and ...

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New Google Patch Reduces Spectre Performance Impact to ‘Noise’

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When news of Spectre and Meltdown broke in January, end users were significantly concerned by the idea that patching these issues could come with a ...

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Tim Cook Says the Mac Mini Isn’t Dead, but It Sure Leaves a Lot of Performance on the Table

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Apple tends to cycle at least some of its laptops through periodic updates, but it’s not uncommon for desktop products to go longer in between ...

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Latest AMD Ryzen BIOS Updates Really Boost Game Performance

When Ryzen launched, many reviewers noted the chip tended to compete extremely well against Intel in many tests, either in pure performance or performance-per-dollar. Ryzen gaming at lower resolutions like 1080p, however, was a weak spot in some tests. AMD ...

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New Details Define Promise and Limits of Xbox One X 4K Performance

Ever since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One X (formerly known as Project Scorpio), there’ve been questions about how the platform would handle backwards compatibility with Xbox One titles and what kind of benefits those games could expect. Microsoft has made ...

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macOS 10.13 High Sierra Focuses on Performance, Launches Fall 2017

On stage at today’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote, Apple SVP Craig Federighi gave us a glimpse at the next version of macOS: High Sierra. Drug jokes aside, this derivative name harkens back to the days of Snow Leopard and ...

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Windows 10 Game Mode can boost performance after all

Microsoft’s Game Mode has been a puzzling feature addition to Windows 10 ever since we got wind of the option at the tail end of 2016. After keeping quiet about expected improvements, Microsoft finally let drop that average PCs might ...

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Sony’s new Boost Mode improves PS4 Pro game performance by up to 38 percent

Earlier this week we discussed Sony’s Boost Mode for the PS4 Pro. The idea behind Boost Mode is that some of the PS4 Pro’s clock speed improvements can be harnessed to make older titles faster, even if those titles don’t ...

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