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Intel, Nvidia top Steam Hardware Survey
— 11:15 AM on July 26, 2012

The latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey is out, and it paints an interesting picture of the PC landscape—or, at least the part that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming Software

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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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Report: Haswell chipsets add 6Gbps SATA, USB 3.0 ports
— 10:49 AM on July 20, 2012

Intel typically releases fresh platform hubs, otherwise known as chipsets, with new CPUs. According to DigiTimes, Haswell and its accompanying 8-series platform hubs are...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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ASRock UEFI grabs updates over the Internet
— 11:06 AM on July 19, 2012

Motherboard firmware has come a long way. We used to be confined to text-only interfaces, keyboard input, and flashing via bootable floppy disks. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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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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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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Gigabyte doubles down on Thunderbolt ports
— 6:00 AM on July 6, 2012

A single Thunderbolt port has an obscene amount of bandwidth: 10Gbps in each direction per channel, with two channels per port. The interconnect standard...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Displays

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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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New Catalyst drivers improve security, performance
— 9:46 AM on June 29, 2012

When AMD announced plans to slow down its driver release cadence in late May, I didn't expect to see the company release not...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia posts WHQL-certified drivers for Windows 8
— 9:45 AM on June 28, 2012

WHQL-certified drivers for a pre-release operating system? You bet. Nvidia has posted its latest batch of GeForce drivers for the Windows 8 Release Preview,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Deal of the week: Ever-cheaper SSDs and other bargains
— 5:13 PM on June 22, 2012

You probably got the memo by now: SSD prices are going down, down, down, and the deals are getting hotter. We have evidence in the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming

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Next-gen 3DMark trailer shows snazzy DX11 effects
— 9:55 AM on June 21, 2012

While Epic polishes up Unreal Engine 4, and Square Enix works on... whatever next-gen project it's working on, Futuremark is hard at work...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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