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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Only two remain after 1.5PB
— 11:35 AM on September 19, 2014

A couple of the SSDs in our endurance experiment have now reached 1.5 petabytes of writes. But another one failed on the last stretch,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Adata's Premier SP610 solid-state drive reviewed
— 10:52 PM on September 15, 2014

At around $0.47/GB, Adata's Premier SP610 is priced to compete with budget SSDs from the biggest names in the business. The drive's four-channel Silicon...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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AMD's Radeon R9 285 graphics card reviewed
— 7:00 AM on September 2, 2014

The Tonga GPU inside the Radeon R9 285 is way more interesting than we were expecting—and that's very good news indeed. Read on to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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A quick look at AMD's Radeon R7 SSD
— 11:01 PM on August 18, 2014

AMD is getting into the storage business. The Radeon R7 SSD combines OCZ's Barefoot 3 controller with Toshiba's 19-nm MLC NAND, custom firmware, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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OCZ's Arc 100 solid-state drive reviewed
— 8:01 AM on August 13, 2014

OCZ's latest value SSD is priced at just $0.50 per gig, but it hangs with mid-range and even high-end drives in real-world and demanding workloads....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Rosewill's RGB80 keyboard reviewed
— 3:38 PM on July 11, 2014

Rosewill's RGB80 is one of the first mechanical keyboards with RGB LED backlighting, which can produce a dizzying array of colors. We've taken it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Samsung's 850 Pro solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 PM on June 30, 2014

Most flash memory is limited to a single layer, but the V-NAND chips in Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD stack 32 layers on top of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Corsair's Vengeance K70 keyboard reviewed
— 8:34 PM on June 23, 2014

Corsair's Vengeance K70 keyboard is a masterful combination of Cherry MX mechanical switches, programmable backlighting, and distinctive industrial design. We get all touchy...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Casualties on the way to a petabyte
— 9:25 AM on June 16, 2014

We started our SSD Endurance Experiment with six SSDs. Now, after an astounding one petabyte of writes, only three of the drives remain. Join...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Crucial's MX100 solid-state drive reviewed
— 2:00 PM on June 2, 2014

The Crucial MX100 is the first solid-state drive to use Micron's 16-nm MLC NAND. It's also one of the most affordable SSDs around, with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Rosewill's Striker RK-6000 mechanical keyboard reviewed
— 10:27 PM on May 7, 2014

At $50, Rosewill's Striker RK-6000 is one of the most inexpensive mechanical keyboards on the market today. Since we've had good experiences with Rosewill's other...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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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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Custom-cooled Radeon R9 290X cards from Asus and XFX reviewed
— 2:50 PM on April 23, 2014

Radeon R9 290X prices are creeping down into normal territory once again. Just in time, we have a look at two custom-cooled cards...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Behind the scenes with Intel's SSD division
— 10:39 AM on April 10, 2014

Last month, we met with the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group responsible for Intel's SSDs. We got hard numbers on failure rates, details about efforts...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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