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Deal of the week: Radeons, mechanical keyboards, IPS displays, and more
— 1:34 PM on February 27, 2015

The deal gods are smiling upon us today. We've got some nice bargains on a Radeon R9 290 graphics card, a mechanical keyboard, and an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Input devices

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The TR Podcast 171 video is now available via YouTube
— 5:15 PM on February 26, 2015

Last night's live stream was a lot of fun once we got going. We talked about Nvidia being in hot water, the excellence of the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Cases Podcast

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Valve shows possible glimpse of SteamVR headset
— 8:50 AM on February 25, 2015

Earlier this week, Valve teased a new "hardware system" called SteamVR, which it plans to demo at the Game Developers Conference next month. We...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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AMD previews Carrizo APU, offers insights into power savings
— 8:24 PM on February 24, 2015

This week, in conjunction with ISSCC, AMD has begun to tell the story of how it achieved major improvements in power efficiency and performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Valve announces SteamVR, promises GDC demo
— 6:00 AM on February 24, 2015

Steam machines are still missing in action, but Valve is pressing ahead with its hardware efforts. Late...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Fractal Design's Define R5 case reviewed
— 8:01 PM on February 22, 2015

The Define R5 is the latest in Fractal Design's Define series of mid-towers. We put this enclosure's Scandinavian design and silencing features through our...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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The TR Podcast 170.5: The Heimlich maneuver
— 1:48 PM on February 20, 2015

Last night's stream with Paul Heimlich was lots of fun. Thanks again to everybody who joined us live and participated via the chat. We talked about...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Software The Tech Report Podcast

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Acer's 'frameless' XG270HU display has FreeSync support
— 4:55 PM on February 18, 2015

When Acer announced the XG270HU at CES last month, the company billed it as the "world's first gaming monitor with an edge-to-edge frameless display."...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Reports: Skylake now on track for late August
— 9:10 AM on February 17, 2015

Skylake is coming soon—but perhaps not as soon as we thought. According to the latest leaked literature posted by VR-Zone Chinese, the desktop version...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Core M getting Skylake refresh in second half of year
— 9:08 AM on February 13, 2015

It's official: Skylake is coming this year. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference that Core M processors based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Report: Intel to shed its stake in Imagination Technologies
— 3:37 PM on February 12, 2015

Intel is about to jettison its stake in Imagination Technologies. That's according to JP Morgan Securities, which has caught wind of the move and shared...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Samsung reminds us why smart TVs can be awful
— 6:00 AM on February 11, 2015

I would not want to work in Samsung's PR department right now. Earlier this week, Parker Higgins posted a troubling comparison highlighting parallels between George...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a sets stage for 8K notebooks
— 10:51 AM on February 10, 2015

VESA has released a new Embedded DisplayPort standard that supports higher resolutions and a new panel segmentation system. The eDP 1.4a spec...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Out of thermal paste? Use Nutella instead
— 4:32 PM on February 9, 2015

World Nutella Day was last week, and the folks at Cooler Master celebrated by using the stuff as thermal paste. Seriously.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Report: Amazon shipped counterfeit Kaveri APUs
— 11:14 AM on February 9, 2015

Amazon has apparently been conned into selling counterfeit Kaveri APUs. Two customer reviews for the A8-7600 complain about processors with different pin-outs than the expected...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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First DirectX 12 benchmarks show performance, CPU scaling benefits
— 3:31 PM on February 6, 2015

The first DirectX 12 benchmarks are in, and they bode well for the new API. With a little help from Microsoft and Oxide Games—not to mention...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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The TR Podcast 169.5 bonus edition: Q&A intensifies
— 10:59 AM on February 6, 2015

We had a bit of trouble getting started last night on the live stream due to my technical incompetence, but once we worked that out,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Displays Game consoles

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BenQ's XL2420G G-Sync monitor reviewed
— 12:23 PM on February 5, 2015

Today, we're turning our attention to BenQ's XL2420G, a 24" G-Sync monitor that's currently selling for about $580 at Newegg. This display is a little...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays

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