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Windows 8 offers improved graphics performance
— 12:34 PM on July 24, 2012

In a little more than three months, Windows 8 will be released to the public. Microsoft has done a great job of detailing...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Operating systems

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'Rigid Gems' demos real-time hybrid ray-tracing
— 9:45 AM on July 24, 2012

When it comes to graphics eye candy, we have a heckuva sweet tooth here at TR. One of our long-standing favorites is the demo from...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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AMD loses two high-profile executives
— 9:45 AM on July 24, 2012

Well, this can't be good. Yesterday evening, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that AMD's VP of Strategic Development, Bob Feldstein, has defected...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Game consoles

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Nvidia's 'A New Dawn' brings back the nymph
— 10:50 AM on July 23, 2012

Roughly a decade ago, Nvidia introduced a new graphics chip called the NV30, and it wasn't exactly a rousing success. Despite a bundle of hype...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Win8 app store to enable, facilitate seven-day trials
— 6:00 AM on July 23, 2012

One thing that's always bugged me about iOS is the dearth of options...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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AMD revenues, profits down, but still in the black
— 6:00 AM on July 20, 2012

Well, AMD has some good news and some bad news in its freshly released quarterly results announcement. The good news: AMD didn't lose any...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Release roundup: Fast DRAM, mini SSDs, and a big tower
— 5:32 PM on July 19, 2012

Every week, we gather press releases that slipped through the net of our daily coverage, and we post them in the release roundup. This week,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory

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Windows 8's release set for October 26
— 4:13 PM on July 18, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we've seen Microsoft progressively narrow its release time frame for Windows 8. First it was this fall, and then it...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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GeForce GTX 660 Ti rumored for August release
— 12:05 PM on July 17, 2012

If you want a decent graphics card based on Nvidia's latest Kepler GPU microarchitecture, you're going to have to spend at least $400 on a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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AMD cuts Radeon HD 7870, 7950, 7970 pricing
— 12:57 PM on July 13, 2012

Nothing like official price cuts to wrap up the week. AMD tells us...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Release roundup: Patriot and Gelid
— 5:51 PM on July 12, 2012

Our overflow bucket wasn't too full this week. Only a couple of hardware announcements in our inbox hadn't already made it into our daily news...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Memory

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Microsoft to users: disable Windows Gadgets
— 9:38 AM on July 11, 2012

Do you use Gadgets in Windows 7 or Vista? Bad news, then. In a security advisory published yesterday, Microsoft says the diminutive desktop (and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Ballmer: We won't let Apple out-innovate us
— 5:23 PM on July 10, 2012

By announcing a Windows 8 tablet of its own design, Microsoft has made quite clear its intent to go toe-to-toe with Apple. Microsoft CEO Steve...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows Personal tech

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AMD: Second-quarter revenue will fall short of estimates
— 6:00 AM on July 10, 2012

Here's the latest in AMD's ever-growing string of misfortunes. After posting a $590 million loss last quarter, AMD proudly announced that its revenue would...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Microsoft confirms October release for Windows 8
— 1:45 PM on July 9, 2012

Well, it's official: Windows 8 will become commercially available in late October. Microsoft spilled the beans at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Release roundup: Force GS SSDs, a case window, and LED lighting
— 10:16 AM on July 5, 2012

Things will probably be a little slow for the rest of the week due to the Independence Day holiday. However, a few new product announcements...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage

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GeForce 304.79 beta drivers add TXAA, fix bugs
— 12:23 PM on July 3, 2012

Howdy, GeForce users! Hope you've got time for another driver installation. It's only taken two weeks, but Nvidia has already posted some new beta drivers to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Have lousy motherboard fan control? Install SpeedFan
— 11:56 AM on July 3, 2012

As TR's resident fan-control nerd, I've spent far too much time critiquing how motherboards go about adjusting fan speeds in response to system temperatures. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Software

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