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New Catalysts fix bugs, improve Far Cry 3 performance
— 9:30 AM on December 4, 2012

I don't know if AMD was totally serious when it announced plans to slow down its driver release cycle earlier this year. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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New 3DMark scene has fire, brimstone, particles
— 6:00 AM on December 4, 2012

The folks at Futuremark say they're "deep into final testing" of the next 3DMark, and they've posted a fresh trailer to get us all hyped...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Here's what kind of PC you'll need for Crysis 3
— 5:19 PM on December 3, 2012

The Crysis series has always been notorious for its steep hardware requirements. Crytek posted minimum, recommended, and "hi-performance" PC specs for Crysis 3 on the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Monday Shortbread
— 4:17 PM on December 3, 2012

7 Up CPU World: AMD server CPU roadmap for 2013 and 2014 and new mobile Celeron processor to launch in Q1 2013 IHS:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Steam's Big Picture mode out of beta
— 1:55 PM on December 3, 2012

It's official: Steam's Big Picture mode is finally ready for prime time. The couch-friendly user interface for Valve's game and content distribution service was revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Super-heating flash memory reportedly extends endurance
— 12:43 PM on December 3, 2012

The inconvenient but unavoidable truth about flash memory is the fact that individual cells degrade every time they're written or erased. These cells will burn...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Historical graphics review compares 64 cards
— 11:57 AM on December 3, 2012

Benchmarking graphics cards is a time-consuming affair. A lot of games require manual testing with Fraps, and since driver updates make historical data obsolete, cards...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Rumor: Lower-wattage Ivy Bridge chips coming
— 9:48 AM on December 3, 2012

Less than a year old, and Ivy Bridge may already be going on a diet. Oh my. According to someone with knowledge of Intel's plans...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Don't forget to sign up for our dual Radeon HD 7870 giveaway
— 9:26 AM on December 3, 2012

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. Just want to remind you that you can still enter to win a pair of Radeon HD...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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Some new iMacs are 'Assembled in USA'
— 6:00 AM on December 3, 2012

Well, this is interesting. In its teardown of the freshly released 2012 Apple iMac, iFixit found an unexpected detail: the words "Assembled in USA"...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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The TR Podcast 124: Vector victor, NUC, Fluke
— 9:29 PM on December 2, 2012

In this episode of the TR Podcast, our panel discusses Cyril's debut novel, Intel's Next Unit of Computing, and the latest solid-state drives from...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Sunday Shortbread
— 8:42 AM on December 2, 2012

The Starting Five Ars Technica: How 4 Microsoft engineers proved that the "darknet" would defeat DRM Wired: Don't blame us for Windows 8′s slow...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Saturday Shortbread
— 6:54 AM on December 1, 2012

Eight is Enough X-bit labs: Quad-core microprocessors to dominate notebooks in 2016 and hp starts to sell cheap-looking Envy-branded PCs, creator of...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Friday night topic: Slimy software companies
— 5:47 PM on November 30, 2012

I'll admit it. I actually bought a piece of software from Corel today. I decided to upgrade to Paint Shop Pro X5 from...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Deal of the week: a 120GB SSD for $85, cheap games, and more
— 5:29 PM on November 30, 2012

Yes, there are still deals to go around—even as some retailers (and some unfortunate shoppers) are recovering from the stampedes of Black Friday and Cyber...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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Release roundup: White paint, rugged storage, and precision mice
— 5:00 PM on November 30, 2012

Things were a little slow last week because of the holiday, but they definitely picked up this week. We covered plenty of releases in our...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Power Storage Input devices

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Gigabyte HD Series mobos add digital video outputs
— 12:29 PM on November 30, 2012

Most modern motherboards come with display outputs for integrated graphics. Unfortunately, the selection of ports is pretty slim at the low end of the spectrum....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Displays

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New Raspberry Pi board has lower power consumption, price
— 11:19 AM on November 30, 2012

The Raspberry Pi Model B is one of the most appealing mini-PC boards on sale right now. For only $35, you get an ARM-compatible...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Linux-Unix

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