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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

Rage: Fully LODed
— 4:00 PM on October 10, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

Three days in Rage's wastelands
— 11:32 PM on October 6, 2011

It would have been impossible for me to sit down and play Rage without having lofty expectations for id Software's latest opus. I started...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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

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

Just one more mission: impressions of the new Deus Ex
— 10:03 AM on August 26, 2011

It's now 9PM. My plan was to start writing this post three hours ago, but that didn't pan out. Instead of writing, I found myself...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

Crysis 2 tessellation: too much of a good thing?
— 2:07 PM on August 16, 2011

We discover the world's greatest virtual concrete slab.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

Lost in Limbo
— 10:07 PM on August 11, 2011

As much as I love big-budget video games that take armies of developers and artists years to produce, I still have a lot of fun...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

The ol' ball and chain
— 1:14 AM on July 25, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

Riding DiRTy
— 12:30 AM on July 1, 2011

My love for driving games is well documented here at TR. Lately, I've been playing a rather good one: DiRT 3. This third...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

Lipstick on a pigcop: My take on Duke Nukem Forever
— 10:04 AM on June 23, 2011

I remember the first time I played Duke Nukem 3D. I was 11 and three quarters, and I had convinced my parents to hook us...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

The 10 commandments of PC games
— 11:05 PM on June 13, 2011

Picture this for a second: you just unpacked the latest PlayBox 720-X blockbuster game, Gran Gears of Duty Fantasy XVIII. It's a game so juicy...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

The making of Damagebox 2011
— 10:46 PM on June 5, 2011

I'll admit to being like the proverbial plumber with a leaky sink. When it comes to my own primary personal computer, I've been borderline neglectful...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

Breeding addiction with the Frozen Synapse beta
— 11:05 PM on May 19, 2011

I've never quite understood the numeric rating schemes applied to things like video games. Distilling a wholly subjective experience down to a single digit...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

Cheating on my CDs and DVDs with Steam
— 11:08 PM on May 15, 2011

I'm sorry, discs. It's not you, it's me. You've treated me well all these years, and perhaps we can still be friends, but...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

Intel's Xeon X7560 and Dell's R810 server
— 10:41 AM on April 25, 2011

Intel's eight-core Nehalem-EX processor and Dell's R810 chassis combine to form a new class of 2P server, with huge memory capacity at a lower...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Systems Servers

Portal 2: My take
— 9:04 AM on April 22, 2011

At this point, I think it's pretty clear that nobody makes games quite like Valve Software. Where many studios seem to be slaves to their...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

First impressions of Shift 2 Unleashed
— 8:14 PM on April 12, 2011

I have console envy. That's difficult to admit as a PC gamer. In my defense, this envy has nothing to do with hardware. ...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming