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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

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

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

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

Samsung's 850 EVO M.2 solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on March 31, 2015

Samsung's 850 EVO SSD debuted in December inside the usual 2.5" case. Now, the drive is spreading to smaller mSATA and M.2 form factors....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

OCZ's Vector 180 solid-state drive reviewed
— 2:00 PM on March 24, 2015

OCZ's Vector SSDs are among the fastest around, and now there's a new one. The Vector 180 combines the company's proprietary Barefoot 3 controller...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

The SSD Endurance Experiment: They're all dead
— 10:22 AM on March 12, 2015

What does Gloria Gaynor have to do with solid-state drives? You'll have to read the final chapter in our SSD Endurance Experiment to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

A first look at USB 3.1 performance
— 11:30 AM on March 6, 2015

Today, we're going to take our very first look at some USB 3.1 gear. Asus has supplied us with a drive enclosure and a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Storage

Crucial's BX100 and MX200 solid-state drives reviewed
— 10:33 AM on February 25, 2015

Crucial makes some of the most popular SSDs around, so we were eager to get our hands on its latest creations. The MX200 features...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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