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The TR Podcast 141: Haswell laptops, Ivy Bridge-E, and colored coolers
— 12:31 AM on September 9, 2013

This time on the TR Podcast, we discuss new Haswell laptops, Microsoft's deal with Nokia, and two new processors from Intel: Ivy Bridge-E for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: 22TB update
— 10:33 AM on September 6, 2013

We're testing six SSDs to see how many writes they can take before burning out and what happens to performance as the flash degrades. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Asus' X79-Deluxe motherboard reviewed
— 11:29 AM on September 5, 2013

Most motherboard makers are relying on existing LGA2011 models to complement Intel's latest Ivy Bridge-E CPUs. Asus has taken a different approach by rolling...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Inside Intel's Atom C2000-series 'Avoton' processors
— 3:19 PM on September 4, 2013

Today, Intel officially unveiled the Atom C2000-series products based on Avoton, so we have the opportunity to offer a little more detail about this...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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Enermax's white and black ETS-T40 CPU coolers reviewed
— 8:31 PM on September 3, 2013

These tower-style CPU coolers from Enermax have something we haven't seen before: a thermally conductive coating that gives the aluminum fins and copper heat...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Intel's Core i7-4960X processor reviewed
— 2:00 AM on September 3, 2013

The NSA intercepted our review of the Core i7-4960X before we even had it completed. Let's listen in and see what they made...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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A closer look at RAPID DRAM caching on the Samsung 840 EVO SSD
— 2:19 PM on August 29, 2013

Along with its SLC-based TurboWrite cache, Samsung's 840 EVO SSD has a secondary caching layer that stores data in system memory. This so-called RAPID...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The TR Podcast 140: Remaking the desktop PC
— 4:54 PM on August 25, 2013

This time on the podcast, we answer listener mail, cover the latest gaming news, discuss the future of the PC, and outline our testing...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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TR's back-to-school 2013 system guide
— 1:10 PM on August 23, 2013

The back-to-school season is upon us, and we've updated our system guide for the occasion. In addition to refreshing our usual builds, we've...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Introducing the SSD Endurance Experiment
— 4:47 PM on August 20, 2013

We all know that flash memory has a limited tolerance for write cycling, but what does that mean for SSD endurance? We're testing...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Corsair's Obsidian Series 350D case reviewed
— 2:19 PM on August 14, 2013

The latest enclosure from Corsair is a microATX specimen with all of the same trappings and conveniences as Corsair's full-sized ATX cases. Is it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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The TR Podcast 139: Frame pacing and Carmackulus
— 11:38 PM on August 11, 2013

This time on the podcast, we chat about reader meetups, black-and-white shooters, John Carmack's latest ventures, AMD's frame-pacing driver, and solid-state storage advances.

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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A quick look at SolarFocus' Solar Mio Pro USB charger
— 10:47 PM on August 8, 2013

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are handy accessories in the wilderness, but charging them can be challenging. We look at the Solar...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Mobile computing Personal tech

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Frame-pacing driver aims to revive the Radeon HD 7990
— 6:21 PM on August 1, 2013

Can a driver fix what ails the Radeon HD 7990? Will the new Catalysts magically transform this baby into the fastest graphics card on...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Intel aims to reinvent the data center
— 9:32 PM on July 29, 2013

Last week, Intel hosted an event for press and analysts where it provided some updates on the state of its data center business. Then...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Systems Networking Servers

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The TR Podcast 138: Samsung's snazzy SSD and Intel's automagical data center
— 11:15 PM on July 28, 2013

This week on the podcast, we discuss the health of the PC gaming industry, Samsung's newest budget SSD, Intel's datacenter developments, and the current...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Samsung's 840 EVO solid-state drive reviewed
— 7:00 AM on July 25, 2013

Samsung's entry-level 840 EVO SSD combines affordable TLC NAND with a server-style SLC cache. We explain the drive's unique buffering tech and explore...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The TR Podcast 137: The long reach of ARM
— 11:39 PM on July 14, 2013

This week on the TR Podcast, we discuss ARM's business model and share our feelings on the Samsung Galaxy S4—but not before answering listener...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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