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Four hours with the Battlefield 3 beta
— 9:50 AM on September 30, 2011

I managed to sneak into the Battlefield 3 beta on Wednesday afternoon. Right off the bat, I wasn't impressed. First, I had to download and install...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Are sound cards still relevant?
— 10:58 PM on September 29, 2011

Recently, I supplemented my desktop's arsenal of hardware with a stand-alone Asus Xonar DX sound card. This upgrade was something of a shot in...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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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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A case for better keyboards
— 11:14 AM on September 23, 2011

PC enthusiasts have a tendency to focus their attention on what's inside the box. Indeed, we're guilty of that here at TR. Most...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices

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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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Have you heard?
— 12:21 PM on September 19, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Personal tech

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The TR Podcast 96: IDF and Inside the second
— 10:01 PM on September 18, 2011

In this edition of the TR Podcast, we've got a full IDF debrief, an expose on Scott's look at frame time measurements and microstuttering,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Windows 8 and the marginalization of geeks
— 10:23 AM on September 16, 2011

On Tuesday, Microsoft made the Windows 8 Developer Preview available publicly without demanding so much as a Windows Live login name and password in return....

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Live blog: IDF 2011 Justin Rattner keynote
— 11:05 AM on September 15, 2011

Time for one last live blog from the Intel Developer Forum in San Franscisco.  Today Justin Rattner gives an update on the future:...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

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Live blog: IDF 2011 Mooly Eden keynote
— 11:04 AM on September 14, 2011

Join us as we offer a live account of Mooly Eden's day-opening keynote from the Intel Developer Forum 2011 in San Francisco.  Reload...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Systems

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Live blog: IDF 2011 Paul Otellini keynote
— 11:01 AM on September 13, 2011

Ok, we're going to attempt a live blog from the opening keynote of the Fall 2011 Intel Developer Forum.  Keep reloading this page...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

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Cloudy with a chance of backups
— 10:44 AM on September 13, 2011

You've probably been there before. You just realized that you've overwritten an important file and have no way of getting it back. Last month's backup...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Life after Moore's Law
— 9:20 AM on September 9, 2011

Recently, I've been turning the pages of Michio Kaku's new book, Physics of the Future. While much of its content echoes what was said...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Inside the second: A new look at game benchmarking
— 6:08 PM on September 8, 2011

We set out to introduce some new game benchmarking methods, and those new tools promptly helped us uncover an intriguing problem: multi-GPU micro-stuttering.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Samsung's Series 9 ultra-slim notebook
— 1:10 PM on September 6, 2011

This 13" notebook has much in common with Apple's MacBook Air—an almost impossibly slim chassis, a very light weight, a low-voltage Sandy Bridge processor, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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72-point mystery
— 10:33 AM on September 6, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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The TR Podcast 95: Razer's Blade, Jobs retires, and a PC in your palm
— 11:46 PM on September 4, 2011

In this episode of the TR Podcast, we cover the latest gaming news, Steve Jobs' resignation as Apple CEO, and some fresh hardware goodies...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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