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A quick look at OCZ's 2.15 SSD firmware
— 2:44 PM on November 2, 2011

SandForce SSDs have been dogged by reports of BSODs and other issues, but new firmware promises relief. We take a quick look at...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Asus' Zenbook UX31 ultrabook
— 10:30 AM on October 31, 2011

The first 13" ultrabook from Asus looks extremely tantalizing on paper—not to mention visually. Is it as good as it seems, and is it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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The TR Podcast 99: New PC builds for a new Battlefield
— 10:27 PM on October 30, 2011

In this episode, we tackle some listener questions, share our thoughts on Battlefield 3, dissect the new system guide, and explain the intricacies of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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A quick look at Bulldozer thread scheduling
— 5:32 PM on October 27, 2011

Is an awareness of the shared nature of AMD's Bulldozer architecture the key to unlocking its performance? We investigate.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Life in the lab with Noctua's CPU coolers
— 10:51 PM on October 26, 2011

We rarely review CPU coolers here at TR, but we've spent a few months working with a trio of Noctua designs that are really quite...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Cooling

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TR's fall 2011 system guide
— 3:43 PM on October 24, 2011

Join us as we reveal the latest updates and additions we've made to our four classic builds: the $600 Econobox, $900 Utility Player, $1,500 Sweeter...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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Battle of the Radeon HD 6950s
— 10:25 AM on October 20, 2011

We've gathered three souped-up Radeon HD 6950 graphics cards from Gigabyte, MSI, and XFX. Which one delivers the most bang for your buck?

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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SSD scaling outside the sweet spot
— 10:32 PM on October 19, 2011

Fresh from rounding up a collection of the latest 120-128GB solid-state drives, we've turned our attention to a pack of 240-300GB models to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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AMD's FX-8150 further overclocked
— 9:07 AM on October 19, 2011

AMD plans to bundle a water cooler with some models of its FX processors. We strapped one of 'em to our FX-8150 to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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The TR Podcast 98: Of Bulldozers and Rage
— 11:59 PM on October 16, 2011

This episode of the TR Podcast has it all: listener mail questions, gaming talk, an interview with Asus, and a lengthy expose on AMD's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Corsair's Carbide 400R mid-tower chassis
— 10:07 AM on October 13, 2011

Corsair set its sights on the budget case market with the Carbide 400R. We go hands on to see if it brings the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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AMD's FX-8150 'Bulldozer' processor
— 12:21 AM on October 12, 2011

AMD's "Bulldozer" processors are here, and we have a full and extensive review.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Llano Mini-ITX mobo face off: Asus F1A75-I Deluxe vs. Zotac A75-ITX WiFi
— 1:38 PM on October 5, 2011

The tight integration of AMD's Llano platform is perfectly suited to Mini-ITX motherboards. We test two of 'em from Asus and Zotac to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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The TR Podcast 97: Sweet spot SSDs and Amazon's new Kindles
— 1:07 AM on October 3, 2011

After a lengthy gaming discussion, our panel tackles Amazon's new Kindles, a big honkin' Llano laptop from Asus, and a slew of 120-128GB solid-state...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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AMD's A8-3800 Fusion APU
— 10:28 PM on October 2, 2011

We weren't terribly impressed with AMD's A8-3850 APU, in part because its 100W power envelope seemed rather large for a chip whose integrated graphics are...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Asus' A53T Llano-powered notebook
— 3:11 PM on September 27, 2011

Here we have our first example of a genuine, honest-to-goodness consumer laptop powered by AMD's latest and greatest accelerated processing unit. How does it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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SSDs in the sweet spot: Modern contenders at 120-128GB
— 11:01 PM on September 25, 2011

The latest generation of SSDs is out in full force. We've rounded up nine of 'em to see which offers the best performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Lucid's 'smarter vsync' could revolutionize game performance
— 2:50 PM on September 21, 2011

Lucid's new 'HyperFormance' tech may have an unfortunate name, but it still has the potential to change the way we think about GPU performance by...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Software

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