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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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GeForce GTX 970 cards from MSI and Asus reviewed
— 10:35 AM on October 20, 2014

Now is a great time to be a PC gamer. The GeForce GTX 970 has brought high-performance graphics to tantalizingly low prices. One question remains:...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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ASRock's Z97 Extreme6 motherboard reviewed
— 1:06 PM on October 15, 2014

With Broadwell compatibility and a secondary M.2 socket connected to four PCIe Gen3 lanes in the CPU, ASRock's Z97 Extreme6 might just be the most...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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GeForce GTX 980 cards from Gigabyte and Zotac reviewed
— 4:36 PM on October 10, 2014

The GeForce GTX 980 is the new king of the hill among single-GPU graphics cards, and with nifty features like DSR, it looks like an...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Gigabyte's X99-UD4 motherboard reviewed
— 12:03 AM on October 3, 2014

Buying into Intel's high-end desktop platform doesn't have to be exorbitantly expensive. Gigabyte's X99-UD4 motherboard offers an affordable path to Haswell-E, and it doesn't...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Micron's M600 solid-state drive reviewed
— 7:00 AM on September 29, 2014

Micron's new M600 SSD has a dynamic write cache that can treat any block on the drive as high-speed SLC NAND. This unique feature...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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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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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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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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Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' overclocking revisited
— 7:06 PM on July 23, 2014

Can a retail version of the Core i7-4790K paired up with a fancy MSI Z97 MPower motherboard reach higher speeds than our early sample? We're...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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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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Biostar's Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard reviewed
— 11:14 PM on July 16, 2014

Biostar's latest Haswell motherboard sells for only $125, but it's specced like pricier alternatives. You get an overclocking-friendly Z97 chipset, PCIe slots primed for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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