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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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Triple-screen gaming on today's graphics cards
— 3:43 PM on July 10, 2012

Thanks to falling LCD prices, multi-monitor gaming is more attainable than ever before. We take a closer look at AMD Eyefinity and Nvidia...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Today's mid-range GPUs in Skyrim
— 5:07 PM on November 22, 2011

We've followed up our look at Battlefield 3 performance with a similar comparison of mid-range graphics cards in The Elder Scrolls V: Skryim.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Today's mid-range GPUs in Battlefield 3
— 11:52 PM on November 10, 2011

Join us as we test three pairs of competing mid-range cards and see how well they handle EA DICE's latest blockbuster, Battlefield 3.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Inside the second: A new look at game benchmarking
— 6:08 PM on September 8, 2011

We set out to introduce some new game benchmarking methods, and those new tools promptly helped us uncover an intriguing problem: multi-GPU micro-stuttering.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Crysis 2 tessellation: too much of a good thing?
— 2:07 PM on August 16, 2011

We discover the world's greatest virtual concrete slab.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Windows 7: A desktop user's take
— 3:07 PM on August 26, 2009

Does Windows 7 really live up to the hype? Is it a worthwhile upgrade over Vista and XP for desktop users and enthusiasts? We took...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Toward a more rational backup strategy
— 10:43 PM on July 7, 2009

Like many of us, my history of backup management is shameful, littered with poorly labeled DVD-Rs, manual file copies, and a minimum of forethought. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Windows

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OCZ's Neural Impulse Actuator
— 11:05 AM on June 27, 2008

Like flying cars, thought-based control schemes have been a staple of sci-fi movies for decades. OCZ has embraced the concept with its Neural Impulse Actuator,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming Personal tech

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1: A performance check
— 8:58 PM on April 3, 2008

How does Service Pack 1 affect Windows Vista's day-to-day performance in common desktop applications and games? We've run a host of benchmarks in order to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows Vista's new spin on licensing
— 12:21 AM on January 30, 2007

WE'VE HEARD ALL MANNER of tinfoil hattery about Windows Vista's schemes for copy protection,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Windows

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Valve's Source engine goes multi-core
— 12:00 AM on November 13, 2006

IF THE LAUNCH OF Intel's new quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor has made...

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming Software

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John Carmack's QuakeCon 2005 keynote
— 12:58 PM on August 15, 2005

JOHN CARMACK'S QUAKECON address has become something of an annual benchmark for the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming

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Microsoft WinHEC 2005
— 12:00 AM on April 29, 2005

Type: Feature article Tags: Windows

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EverLAN Summer 2004
— 12:00 AM on July 20, 2004

IF YOU'RE LIKE me, your idea of a LAN party probably involves five...

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming

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Crytek weighs in on Shader Model 3.0
— 12:46 PM on July 5, 2004

AFTER WE PUBLISHED our article about the new Far Cry 1.2 patch...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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TR's Windows performance comparison
— 1:33 AM on November 8, 2001

Let's face it, Windows XP, Microsoft's latest operating system, comes with a lot of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Windows

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BFG vs. Ph.D
— 12:30 AM on April 27, 2000

All the talk lately about video games causing real-world violence has seriously miffed us here at TR, and Andy decided to do something about it....

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming

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