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AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition: an overview
— 7:00 AM on November 24, 2015

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition is the second in a line of major annual graphics driver updates from the company. Crimson also replaces the Catalyst...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Samsung's 950 Pro 512GB SSD reviewed
— 9:32 AM on October 22, 2015

Samsung's 950 Pro SSD makes the next-generation jump with a PCIe interface and the NVMe protocol, all wrapped up in an M.2 form factor. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Revisiting the Killer NIC, eight years on
— 10:36 AM on October 20, 2015

Killer-powered Gigabit Ethernet ports can be found on many gaming-focused motherboards and laptops these days. We talked to Killer Networking about the details of its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Networking

Samsung's 850 EVO 2TB SSD reviewed
— 3:05 PM on September 29, 2015

Samsung now offers its popular and affordable 850 EVO SSD in an enormous 2TB configuration. Read on to see what this gargantuan drive can do....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Mixing power-line networking with Wi-Fi proves intoxicating
— 11:27 AM on September 28, 2015

You may recall my failed attempt at using a second Wi-Fi router in repeater mode in order to overcome some signal-strength issues in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

Chess, guns, and chainswords collide in Warhammer 40,000: Regicide
— 11:39 AM on September 25, 2015

Dakka! Dakka dakka dakka! That, my friends, is the most beautiful sound in the universe. Well, second best, perhaps, after the dulcet tones of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Software

Kingston's HyperX Fury and SanDisk's Ultra II SSDs reviewed
— 10:32 AM on September 14, 2015

Kingston's HyperX Fury 240GB SSD and Sandisk's Ultra II 960GB drive both offer solid-state storage at budget-friendly prices for their capacity. We put them through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Intel's Core i7-6700K 'Skylake' processor reviewed
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

Intel's brand-new Skylake CPU architecture has arrived on the desktop in the form of the Core i7-6700K processor. We've tested five generations of Intel...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Samsung's SM951 PCIe SSD reviewed
— 11:08 AM on June 17, 2015

Samsung's SM951 SSD squeezes a quad-lane PCIe Gen3 interface onto a diminutive M.2 form factor. It offers incredible performance under the right conditions, but it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

AMD's Carrizo brings power savings to mainstream laptops
— 8:25 PM on June 2, 2015

The Carrizo processor is AMD's follow-on to Kaveri and a direct competitor to Intel's Broadwell CPUs. After a lengthy prelude, AMD is officially taking the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Intel's Broadwell goes broad with new desktop, mobile, server variants
— 9:35 AM on June 2, 2015

As expected, Intel widened the reach of its 14-nm Broadwell CPU architecture across more of its product lines this morning with the introduction of a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

The TR Podcast bonus video: AMD, Zen, Fiji, and more
— 3:25 PM on May 8, 2015

Last night's live stream with David Kanter was a deliciously nerdy discussion of AMD's upcoming CPUs and graphics chips in light of the roadmap...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Podcast

AMD: Zen chips headed to desktops, servers in 2016
— 2:55 PM on May 6, 2015

The roadmap for upcoming AMD products has been pretty murky lately, but the company revealed some of its key plans for the next few years...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Inside ARM's Cortex-A72 microarchitecture
— 3:02 PM on May 1, 2015

The Cortex-A72 is ARM's next big CPU core, successor to the Cortex-A57 that currently dominates among premium Android smartphones. Here's a look at the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Servers

Semiconductors from idea to product
— 8:47 PM on April 22, 2015

Have you ever wondered how the chips in PCs, smartphones, and other devices go from initial ideas to final products? Rys Sommefeldt walks...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Intel's 750 Series solid-state drive reviewed
— 11:00 AM on April 2, 2015

Intel's latest datacenter drives combine a quad-lane PCIe Gen3 interface with the new NVMe protocol to deliver incredible performance with sequential and random I/O. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

A fresh look at storage performance with PCIe SSDs
— 3:39 PM on March 31, 2015

SSDs have been bumping up against the limits of the Serial ATA interface for a while, but they don't have to be stuck behind the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage