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BenQ's XL2730Z 'FreeSync' monitor reviewed
— 1:02 PM on April 13, 2015

AMD's FreeSync is here, personified in BenQ's XL2730Z monitor. We've gone deep into the display's performance and smoothness, with direct comparisons to G-Sync using...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Gaming

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EVGA's Torq X5 and X10 mice reviewed
— 2:00 PM on March 19, 2015

EVGA has long been known for its GPUs, but the company is expanding into gaming peripherals, too. We put the company's Torq X5 and X10...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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GeForce GTX 950M and 960M bring Maxwell to the mobile mid-range
— 10:48 AM on March 12, 2015

It seems like one can't swing a bag of dead SSDs these days without hitting a graphics card based on Nvidia's Maxwell GPU, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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BenQ's XL2420G G-Sync monitor reviewed
— 12:23 PM on February 5, 2015

Today, we're turning our attention to BenQ's XL2420G, a 24" G-Sync monitor that's currently selling for about $580 at Newegg. This display is a little...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Gaming

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Civ: Beyond Earth with Mantle aims to end multi-GPU microstuttering
— 3:46 PM on October 23, 2014

The next installment in Sid Meier's Civilization series, Civilization: Beyond Earth, comes out tomorrow. The folks at AMD have been working with its developer, Firaxis, to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Euclideon preps voxel rendering tech for use in games
— 3:35 PM on September 24, 2014

We first heard about Euclideon back in 2011, when the company posted a video of a voxel-based rendering engine designed to enable environments with unlimited...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 and 970 graphics cards reviewed
— 9:30 PM on September 18, 2014

Nvidia's ultra-efficient Maxwell GPU architecture has finally made its way into a bigger chip onboard a pair of new graphics cards: the GeForce GTX 980...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Asus' X99 Deluxe motherboard reviewed
— 11:01 AM on August 29, 2014

Haswell-E is finally here, and so is a new wave of motherboards based on its X99 companion chip. We've spent some quality time with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Nvidia's Shield Tablet reviewed
— 5:21 PM on August 11, 2014

Nvidia's Shield tablet has the heart of a game console and the soul of an enthusiast PC. It's incredibly fast, too, and it might...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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First impressions of Nvidia's Shield Tablet
— 8:29 AM on July 29, 2014

The Shield Tablet is basically a portable gaming console crammed into an 8" slate. It has a Kepler-infused Tegra K1 processor, a high-res IPS panel,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Nvidia Shield Tablet is packed with ports, possibilities
— 11:17 AM on July 22, 2014

Just under a year since the release of the Shield Portable, Nvidia has announced a second member of the Shield family. As expected, it's the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

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A first look at SATA Express with Asus' Hyper Express storage device
— 11:41 PM on May 1, 2014

SATA Express combines Serial ATA and PCI Express on the same physical interface. Some next-gen Intel motherboards support the standard, and Asus has developed...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Storage

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A first look at Gigabyte's next-gen Intel motherboards
— 8:00 AM on April 24, 2014

Gigabyte has pulled back the curtain on its next-gen Intel motherboards. We take an early look at the highlights from four families of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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PowerVR Wizard brings ray tracing to real-time graphics
— 12:52 PM on March 18, 2014

When we visited Imagination Technologies at CES, they were showing off some intriguing hardware that augments their GPUs in order to accelerate ray-traced rendering....

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

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Cyan remakes Myst in real-time 3D—again
— 9:21 AM on February 12, 2014

Myst is one of my all-time favorite games. Cyan released a real-time 3D remake of it, realMyst, back in 2000, but the remake looks about...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Broken Age and the Kickstarter factor
— 9:40 PM on February 6, 2014

I haven't done a ton of gaming on my PC lately. It's not for a lack of games—I have access to a lot of new...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Zotac shows tiny Steam machine prototype
— 8:00 PM on January 6, 2014

Valve and its partners showed some of the first commercial Steam machines at CES this week. One of the systems on display hails from...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Hands-on with Windows 8.1 Preview
— 2:48 PM on June 26, 2013

Late last month, Microsoft announced a raft of interface changes that Windows 8.1 would introduce. Here's a first-hand look at some of them from...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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