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VRScore PC goes gold for VR performance and latency testing
— 10:35 AM on January 30, 2017

Benchmarking VR content is something of a sticky issue. Among other problems, the real-time, largely non-repeatable nature of the content makes creating objective benchmarks rather...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Haswell IGPs get their last driver update for Windows 7 and 8.1
— 9:15 AM on January 30, 2017

All good things must come to an end. In turn, all outdated software meets its maker in the grand scheme of things. The terminus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Wine project spills out a 2.0 release
— 2:17 PM on January 27, 2017

Advances in virtualization technology and web applications coupled with ever-rising memory and storage capacities have progressively turned the stage lights away from Wine, a software...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Mac Linux-Unix

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Deals of the week: tons o' graphics cards, a fast monitor, and RAM
— 11:27 AM on January 27, 2017

Behold, gerbils! Welcome to the magic show of El Dealino, the Mexican wizard known throughout lands far and wide. He is able to pull incredibly...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Displays Memory Input devices

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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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GeForce 378.49 drivers are ready to face Resident Evil 7
— 11:15 AM on January 24, 2017

Nvidia posted a new GeForce driver release, numbered 378.49. The driver is WHQL-certified, and adds official support for the notebook versions of the GeForce...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Deals of the week: high-powered graphics cards, monitors, and more
— 12:00 PM on January 20, 2017

At last, gerbils. 'Tis Friday, and you know what that means. The cream of the crop, the bee's knees, the sweetest juice from the landscape...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Miscellaneous Displays

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Radeon Pro Duo price drops could herald Vega's arrival
— 3:30 PM on January 19, 2017

When the dual-chip Radeon Pro Duo initially launched, AMD presented it as a premium GPGPU compute card rather than as a graphics accelerator. It's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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Sixa Rivvr wireless kit is ready for all VR headsets
— 9:58 AM on January 19, 2017

While it's still hard to tell if VR is going to become a permanent part of our electronics landscape, the first generation of headsets has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Radeon 17.1.1 drivers bring support for Resident Evil 7
— 4:23 PM on January 17, 2017

The latest batch of AMD's Radeon drivers, version 17.1.1, is now out in the wild. The new version packs support for the upcoming release...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Imagination Technologies freshens up mid-range PowerVR GPUs
— 2:00 PM on January 17, 2017

Remember how friend-of-TR David Kanter established that Nvidia's GPUs since Maxwell have used tile-based rendering? And how AMD Vega is moving in that same...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Chipsets

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Sapphire launches Radeon RX 460 with 1024 SPs in China
— 9:00 AM on January 17, 2017

Some users have had luck in unlocking the disabled shader cores in standard AMD Radeon RX 460 cards, taking the Polaris 11 GPU from...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Deals of the week: a gaming monitor and system components
— 1:02 PM on January 13, 2017

Seasons's greetings, gerbils. 'Tis the season of upgrading, after Intel's recent release of its desktop Kaby Lake CPUs. You know what that means: deals...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Storage Displays Gaming

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Consumer Reports approves MacBook Pros after retesting
— 10:04 AM on January 13, 2017

Consumer Reports (CR) has generally been a fan of the build quality and performance of Apple's computers. However, the consumer watchdog recently cautioned its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Mac

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Eurocom's Tornado F5 laptops offer up Kaby Lake and Pascal
— 10:00 AM on January 12, 2017

Kaby Lake's the hottest act in town, and everyone wants a piece of the action. Eurocom, a developer of upgradable notebooks, has refreshed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Early deal of the week: an RX 480 4GB for $185 or less
— 5:27 PM on January 11, 2017

Need a solid graphics card upgrade? We have just the thing. Newegg is selling MSI's Radeon RX 480 Armor 4G OC graphics card for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Consumer Reports retests MacBook Pro after a talk with Apple
— 9:17 AM on January 11, 2017

For decades, Consumer Reports (CR) has acted as a fairly respected consumer watchdog, testing the claims of countless products and offering up assessments to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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HTC Vive Tracker brings anything into the virtual world
— 1:15 PM on January 10, 2017

Even though Valve offered up its tracking technology and SteamVR APIs for free last year, we've yet to see a proliferation of third-party VR...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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