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Report: Microsoft to discontinue Surface 3 by December 2016
— 9:13 AM on June 27, 2016

Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet was notable for its move away from ARM SoCs and Windows RT to an Intel Cherry Trail Atom CPU and unfettered...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Only one month to go before the "second-10th" TR BBQ
— 2:32 PM on June 24, 2016

Family and friends can attest to the fact that I caught "BBQ brain" early this year. There's just something about a ten-year anniversary that feels...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Gigabyte's P57W gaming laptop reviewed
— 8:57 AM on June 23, 2016

17" laptops have long been maligned for their bulk, but the onward march of technology means one can now get a big machine like Gigabyte's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Report: 1TB Samsung SM961 NVMe SSD ships next week
— 10:03 AM on June 21, 2016

Tom's Hardware is reporting that Samsung's follow-up to the SM951 first-generation NVMe SSD will be shipping to OEMs next week. This is the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft's browser Edges out others in battery usage
— 4:44 PM on June 20, 2016

It's a fair guess that the majority of users have a browser window open all day, often with multiple tabs or windows. That means it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Networking

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The Tech Report System Guide: June 2016 edition
— 12:23 PM on June 18, 2016

In this edition of our System Guide, Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs and Nvidia's Pascal graphics cards come together to make for one heck of an exciting...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Scythe Kabuto 3 CPU heatsink creates a breeze on its underside
— 4:01 PM on June 17, 2016

There's nothing quite like a brand that specializes in doing a particular thing and doing it well. Scythe is such a company, and it's...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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MSI teams up with EK Waterblocks to chill the GTX 1080
— 9:02 AM on June 17, 2016

EKWB will happily sell you a full-coverage waterblock for your reference GTX 1080 already, but not everybody wants to go to the trouble of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Rumor: Zen-based Opterons have up to 32 cores and 128 PCIe lanes
— 2:34 PM on June 15, 2016

There's been a lot of talk about AMD's next series of Opterons based on the new Zen architecture. Earlier this year, a CERN engineer...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Alienware's revamped product line lands at E3
— 9:01 AM on June 14, 2016

Alienware is on the ground at E3 once again this year with new models of its Area-51 tower, Aurora mid-tower, and Alpha small-form-factor PC, as well as the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Crucial's MX300 SSD reviewed
— 1:01 AM on June 14, 2016

Samsung's not the only one thinking in three dimensions. Micron is debuting its 3D NAND technology with an update to its MX series of SSDs....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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In the lab: Asus' RT-AC88U wireless router and RP-AC68U repeater
— 12:56 PM on June 10, 2016

TR BBQ fans will know that I have a new plan for live streaming the event this year. In order to truly capture...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Corsair Neutron XTi SSDs put high performance in sizes up to 2TB
— 3:56 PM on June 8, 2016

It seems like everyone's announcing new SSDs lately. Not one to be left out, Corsair is updating its highest-performance SSD family with...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Adata's Premier SP580 is an SSD for the masses
— 2:58 PM on June 8, 2016

Adata's Premier line makes up the majority of the company's SSD offerings, and the baseline SP550 is frequently among the best-priced SSDs around. Another...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel bridges the U.2 gap with an M.2 cable for its 750 Series SSD
— 5:17 PM on June 7, 2016

Intel recently sent us a 400GB, 2.5" version of its 750 Series SSD as part of its Broadwell-E review kit. We didn't think much...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel Xeon E7 v4 family blends high performance and high density
— 10:45 AM on June 6, 2016

Intel is flexing its big guns with its Xeon E7 v4 series. With up to 24 cores and 60 MB of L3 cache per...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Zotac@Computex 2016: next-gen graphics cards and untethered VR
— 5:09 AM on June 3, 2016

As part of our Computex travels this week, we checked in with Zotac to see its latest mini-PCs and graphics cards, along with its much-talked-about...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Cooler Master@Computex 2016: making PC mastery easier
— 3:49 AM on June 3, 2016

Cooler Master first gave us a taste of its "Make It Yours" initiative with the MasterCase 5. Over the intervening year, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling

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