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Deals of the week: a mighty PSU, mid-range CPUs, and more
— 11:40 AM on April 21, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write something funny, stupid, or both... if I had anything today. We're buzzing bees at TR HQ right now,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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Rumor: Google to bake ad-blocking into Chrome browser
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google intends to include an ad-blocking component in future versions of its popular Chrome web browser. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Radeon 17.4.3 drivers are ready for the RX 580 and RX 570
— 9:00 AM on April 20, 2017

AMD's manufacturing friends have kept us busy this week with an onslaught of new RX 580 and RX 570 graphics cards. Buying shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Rumor: Intel puts the pedal to the metal on its HEDT refresh
— 12:00 PM on April 19, 2017

The notorious rumor mongers at Digitimes report that Intel is planning to move several upcoming releases foward. The first rumor concerns the release date...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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This is your three-month warning for TR BBQ XIV
— 11:00 AM on April 17, 2017

It's nearly that time of the year again. The magical weekend where TR gerbils from around the country (and maybe the world) descend upon...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Rumor: Intel 300-series chipsets pack USB 3.1 and Wi-Fi support
— 9:00 AM on April 17, 2017

Benchlife is showing off another purported Intel slide with some pretty juicy details about that company's next desktop chipset series. The image appears to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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Google retires outdated Octane JavaScript benchmark
— 5:00 PM on April 13, 2017

Benchmarks are a crucial part of what we do here at TR. As fun as it can be to compare performance figures for competing widgets,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Deals of the week: huge monitors, a big hard drive, and more
— 11:41 AM on April 13, 2017

Tomorrow may be Good Friday, but all that means for hardware-hungry gerbils is that today is Deals Thursday. The release of AMD's excellent Ryzen 5...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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Visit a gorgeous lab in Unigine's Superposition benchmark test
— 1:00 PM on April 12, 2017

Unigine, the team behind well-known benchmark software like Valley and Heaven, has released a new benchmark called Superposition. The Valley benchmark is going on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Rumor: Intel pulls X299 and Skylake-X release to late June
— 12:00 PM on April 10, 2017

Seems like this weekend was ripe for rumors. The folks over at BenchLife have some juicy tidbits about Intel's purported X299 platform, along with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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SK Hynix stacks 3D NAND chips to the sky
— 10:14 AM on April 10, 2017

NAND flash write endurance seems to decrease as manufacturing processes get smaller. The time between process shrinks seems to grow with every node, even...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deals of the week: a packed ROG mobo, lit RAM, and more
— 11:25 AM on April 7, 2017

Fair Friday to you, dear gerbils. Can you feel the tension in the air? Do you sense the impending explosion of frametime graphs, value charts,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory

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WD My Passport SSD attaches fast storage to USB 3.1
— 4:30 PM on April 6, 2017

When you think "Western Digital," you probably think about hard drives. It's well past time for that idea to change, though. Not only does...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Adata continues its NVMe offensive with the XPG SX7000
— 12:30 PM on April 6, 2017

A while back, we reported on Adata's XPG SX8000, the company's first entry into the burgeoning NVMe storage market. Adata is now releasing its...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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WD Purple 10 TB drive helps keep the peace
— 2:30 PM on April 5, 2017

Recording surveillance footage on SSDs isn't really a good idea. Storage on spinning metal platters is orders of magnitude less expensive, and 24/7 recording means...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Aqua Computers kryoM.2 coolers keep your SSDs chilly
— 3:00 PM on April 3, 2017

The utility of M.2 SSD coolers has been something of an up-and-down phenomenon, but that hasn't stopped drive manufacturers from making SSDs with...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Asus readies 35 motherboards for Optane Memory
— 4:00 PM on March 30, 2017

Intel's consumer-targeted Optane hybrid cache drives have yet to enter the TR labs, but when the 16 GB and 32 GB M.2...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory

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SiSoft Sandra Platinum 2017 is ready for Ryzen
— 9:00 AM on March 29, 2017

In our recent review of AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs, we ran into some limitations with our usual suite of synthetic CPU benchmarks. Neither SiSoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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