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Microsoft catapults datacenter performance with FPGAs
— 11:30 AM on September 28, 2016

Gamers and content creators are not alone in their frustration with the last decade's slowing increases in CPU performance. Massive datacenter operators like Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Internet Servers

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Toshiba expands its budget SSD lineup with its OCZ TL100
— 2:30 PM on September 27, 2016

Since Toshiba pared back its OCZ-branded SSD lineup back in May, the company has been slowly rebuilding the brand's portfolio. To that end, Toshiba has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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SanDisk unveils prototype 1TB SD card
— 4:31 PM on September 21, 2016

Way, way back in the year 2000, when the first 64MB SD card was still a new piece of tech, having so much memory in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Samsung 960 Pro and Evo push PCIe SSD performance forward
— 9:48 PM on September 20, 2016

A little under a year ago, Samsung set a new bar in consumer NVMe SSD performance with its 950 Pro M.2 SSDs. Those drives used...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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We're in Seoul for Samsung's SSD Global Summit 2016
— 5:52 PM on September 20, 2016

Howdy, folks. After about 14 hours of flying yesterday, I'm in beautiful Seoul, South Korea this week to hear about what Samsung has in store...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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EVGA's G2L LED power supplies want to brighten up your day
— 5:11 PM on September 20, 2016

Component and peripheral manufacturer EVGA announced a pair of power supply units the company hopes will brighten your day. Because they have LEDs! Meet...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Report: Estonian retailer accepting Kaby Lake CPU preorders
— 4:23 PM on September 20, 2016

Intel began shipping a limited selection of its new Kaby Lake CPUs to OEMs in July, and a few manufacturers have already...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD AM4-based system spotted in the wild
— 1:54 PM on September 19, 2016

AMD announced the consolidation of its current trio of desktop APU/CPU sockets into a unified AM4 socket all the way back in January at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Microsoft publishes the methods behind its Edge battery tests
— 4:26 PM on September 15, 2016

In mid-June, Microsoft published some results of its in-house battery life testing from streaming a video to Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Space Pirate Trainer's beta update turns it into a more strategic VR shoot-'em-up
— 4:06 PM on September 14, 2016

Space Pirate Trainer's early-access release, like many fun games, has a simple premise. Put on the HTC Vive, pick up its controllers, and you're...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Software

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Toshiba's OCZ VX500 512GB SSD reviewed
— 9:23 AM on September 13, 2016

Toshiba's OCZ VX550 steps into the mid-range MLC performance spotlight as the aging VT180 rides into the sunset. We put the newcomer through its paces...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Adata's Premier SP550 480GB SSD reviewed
— 10:59 AM on September 9, 2016

Adata joins the budget SSD club with its debut TLC drive, the Premier SP550. We ran this drive through our storage bench to see whether...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Radeon Software 16.9.1 gets ready for Deus Ex's DX12 mode
— 10:00 AM on September 8, 2016

Greetings, fellow AMD-loving gerbils. Those of you who have been busy murdering, sneaking, or hacking your way through future Prague in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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GeForce Experience 3.0 leaves beta with mandatory sign-up intact
— 11:54 AM on September 7, 2016

The next version of Nvidia's GeForce Experience utility is coming out of beta today. Version 3.0 of the app, which we examined during...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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AMD unwraps its seventh-generation desktop APUs and AM4 platform
— 4:00 PM on September 6, 2016

AMD's seventh-generation APUs, code-named Bristol Ridge, have been available for a couple months in mobile systems already. The company is now bringing Bristol to the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Intel snaps up computer vision experts Movidius
— 12:56 PM on September 6, 2016

Intel seems to be on a shopping spree of sorts lately. Not content with acquiring Saffron and Nervana, the chip manufacturer has now turned...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Mobile computing Software

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Toshiba introduces midrange A100 SSDs at IFA
— 4:51 PM on August 31, 2016

Toshiba is among the many companies presenting new products at IFA 2016. We aren't there to see them in person, but the electronics giant sent...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Acer Swiftly adds Kaby Lake to ultra-thin notebooks
— 4:47 PM on August 31, 2016

Pretty much everybody has announced new Kaby Lake-powered machines at IFA Berlin, and Acer is no exception. Now, this may be personal taste, but "Acer"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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