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Creative revamps Sound Blaster audio lineup
— 11:29 AM on August 16, 2012

Creative is rolling out a new family of sound cards at the Gamescom convention this week. The Sound Blaster Z-Series appears to use the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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New MPEG standard purportedly twice as efficient as H.264
— 10:04 AM on August 16, 2012

Over the past few years, H.264 video compression has permeated just about every corner of the tech world—YouTube, Blu-ray, cable and satellite HDTV, cell phones,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Catalyst 12.8 drivers have unified Vista, Win7, Win8 support
— 6:00 AM on August 16, 2012

There's now a fresh set of Catalyst graphics drivers to go with that evaluation copy of Windows 8 RTM. Radeon users can grab the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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ARM, GlobalFoundries join forces on 20 nm and FinFET devices
— 9:38 AM on August 13, 2012

Last month, ARM announced a partnership with TSMC involving sub-20-nm chips with FinFET, or non-planar, transistors. That results of that partnership are expected in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Next-gen Samsung SoC has USB 3.0, WQXGA display support
— 1:33 PM on August 10, 2012

Looks like next-generation Samsung smartphones and tablets will boast PC-class storage interfaces. Samsung's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Mobile computing

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Nvidia posts modest revenue growth
— 4:49 PM on August 9, 2012

The results for Nvidia's latest fiscal quarter are in. It looks like the company enjoyed modest revenue growth compared to last year, though its...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Buyout chatter sends AMD shares shooting up
— 9:44 AM on August 9, 2012

Could AMD be on the verge of getting bought out? There's no evidence to suggest that just yet, but according to MarketWatch, that didn't stop...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Nvidia intros Kepler-based Quadro K5000
— 1:18 PM on August 7, 2012

Today's all about pro graphics, it seems. Not long after AMD's hail of FirePro releases this morning, Nvidia announced a high-end Quadro graphics processor...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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XBMC signs on to support $99 Ouya console
— 10:56 AM on August 7, 2012

Despite its critics, the Ouya game console is proving to be one of Kickstarter's most popular projects. The funding drive began in mid-July,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Software

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AMD adds new FirePro GPUs, first FirePro APUs
— 9:43 AM on August 7, 2012

Today's a big day for AMD's workstation offerings. The company has unleashed a smorgasbord of FirePro workstation graphics cards, and it's also introduced...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Deal of the week: Cheap storage, bargain IPS displays, and more
— 4:17 PM on August 3, 2012

1TB and 2TB hard drives still cost more than they did prior to last year's Thailand floods, but oddly enough, 3TB models seem to be...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Software

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Updated: Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition magically emerges from the mists
— 1:14 PM on August 3, 2012

Six weeks have passed since AMD launched its Radeon HD 7970 GHz...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Sub-$200 GeForce GTX 650 Ti expected next quarter
— 6:00 AM on August 2, 2012

That GeForce GTX 660 Ti we keep hearing about sounds like a solid card—if the rumors are to be believed, anyway—but it doesn't look inexpensive....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Reports suggest imminent GeForce GTX 660 Ti launch
— 5:16 PM on July 30, 2012

Four months on from the release of the GTX 680, Nvidia still has a big, gaping hole in its GeForce 600 series. Older, 500-series models...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Deal of the week: a 7850 for $200, a 128GB SSD for $85, and more
— 5:35 PM on July 27, 2012

We've got a trifecta of hardware deals for you all this week, starting with a nice discount on OCZ's new 128GB Agility 4 solid-state drive. Newegg...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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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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