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AMD CTO reveals first Steamroller details
— 3:30 PM on August 28, 2012

AMD is slowly but surely revising its next-gen CPU microarchitecture in order to realize its potential. The upcoming core code-named Steamroller looks to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Inside the second: Gaming performance with today's CPUs
— 4:16 PM on August 23, 2012

We bring our signature latency-focused game testing methods to bear on the latest crop of desktop CPUs. In the process, we learn a some...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Gaming

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Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewed
— 8:56 PM on August 8, 2012

Asus' Xonar DGX and DSX cost less than $50, making them tempting upgrades for folks seeking better sound. Both cards have PCI Express interfaces,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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A look at hardware video transcoding on the PC
— 3:50 PM on July 30, 2012

The market is rife with hardware video transcoders and software that can take advantage of them. However, making sense of that jungle of disparate offerings...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Sennheiser's HD 558 headphones are cans of whoop-ass
— 8:59 PM on July 5, 2012

It's rumored that if you give a mouse a cookie, he'll probably ask you for a glass of milk. They also say that if...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Intel's ultrabook-bound Core i5-3427U processor
— 11:01 PM on May 30, 2012

The 17W, dual-core version of Ivy Bridge for ultrabooks is finally here. We've compared it to the last generation in our new benchmark suite,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD's A10-4600M 'Trinity' APU reviewed
— 1:55 AM on May 16, 2012

AMD has pulled the curtains back on Trinity, its next-generation APU, which features new Piledriver CPU cores and Northern Islands-derived integrated graphics. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Ivy Bridge on air: The Core i7-3770K overclocked on four motherboards
— 11:24 AM on April 23, 2012

Ivy bridge is here, and she appears to have plenty of clock speed headroom. We overclock the Core i7-3770K on motherboards from Asus,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Review: Intel's Core i7-3770K 'Ivy Bridge' processor
— 11:18 AM on April 23, 2012

We've deployed some innovative testing methods to go inside the second with Intel's latest desktop processor, the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3770K.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor 1TB hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 16, 2012

Is there any hope for high-performance mechanical drives? We test WD's latest 10k-RPM VelociRaptor 1TB against a diverse array of competitors to find out.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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OCZ's RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB solid-state drive
— 4:48 PM on March 26, 2012

Using virtualization voodoo, the RevoDrive 3 X2 combines four SandForce-based SSDs on a single PCIe card purportedly capable of transfer rates up to 1500MB/s. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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TR's March 2012 system guide
— 4:16 PM on February 22, 2012

Not much new hardware has come out since we published our last guide in December, but this edition is still choc-full of small, incremental...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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A closer look at the new AMD
— 4:08 PM on February 9, 2012

AMD has a new management team and a new direction. They recently shared their vision for the company's future, and we were there, listening...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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The misadventures of Blu-ray in HTPC land
— 2:56 PM on January 13, 2012

If you'll humor me, I'd like to take a brief break from all the CES coverage to complain about the sad state of Blu-ray on...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Where's my 21st-century television?
— 10:10 AM on December 9, 2011

Gabe Newell said something that caught my eye the other day. As part of a broader interview with The Cambridge Student, Newell shared some...

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TR's Christmas 2011 system guide
— 8:06 PM on December 6, 2011

With our latest system guide, we've attempted to weather the surge in hard-drive prices while taking advantage of some of the latest hardware releases....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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Execution
— 10:09 AM on November 15, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Intel's Core i7-3960X processor
— 2:01 AM on November 14, 2011

The new Extreme version of Sandy Bridge doubles up on nearly all of the resources included in the original quad-core variants. The result? ...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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