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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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Analyst: Samsung to manufacture chips for Nvidia
— 6:00 AM on February 4, 2015

Oh, what a strange world we live in. Nvidia and Samsung are currently at odds over

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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ARM unveils Cortex-A72 CPU, Mali-T880 graphics, and more
— 2:32 PM on February 3, 2015

The folks at ARM today announced a new suite of technologies aimed at future smartphones coming in the 2016 time frame. We didn't get a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Mobile G-Sync is coming, won't require custom display module
— 10:33 AM on February 2, 2015

Desktop monitors currently require custom hardware to work with Nvidia's G-Sync tech. Mobile implementations are also on the way, and they reportedly won't share that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Mobile computing

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 with the Exynos 5433 processor
— 3:17 PM on January 31, 2015

Most of the world gets a variant of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 based on the familiar Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system-on-a-chip (SoC). In Samsung's home country...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Leak pegs desktop Broadwell, Skylake for mid-year
— 9:12 AM on January 30, 2015

During our live podcast on Wednesday, a viewer asked about the launch schedule for unlocked Broadwell desktop processors. I guesstimated that the chips would...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Qualcomm posts record revenue, loses high-profile design
— 9:10 AM on January 29, 2015

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm reported its quarterly financial results yesterday. For the three months ended December 28, its first fiscal quarter of 2015, the firm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Report: AMD plans Kaveri refresh for June-July time frame
— 2:49 PM on January 28, 2015

We already know that AMD's next-gen Carrizo APU isn't coming to the desktop. What we don't know is where that leaves AMD's APU lineup...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Details leak out on AMD's first Zen-based desktop CPUs
— 4:21 PM on January 26, 2015

We've known for some time that AMD is cooking up a revamped x86 architecture. That architecture is code-named Zen, and the folks at SweClockers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Early deal of the week: A 27" G-Sync monitor for $480
— 9:14 AM on January 26, 2015

G-Sync monitors aren't cheap. The most affordable ones are usually listed in the $600-700 price range. That's why we're interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Deal of the week: IPS monitors with 4K and 1080p resolutions
— 11:39 AM on January 23, 2015

Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 960 is a tempting candidate for the deal of the week, especially since cards are already selling for $199.99...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Report: Acer prepping curved 34'' display with G-Sync
— 9:17 AM on January 22, 2015

Fans of curved, ultra-wide displays may soon be able to get one with Nvidia's variable refresh mojo. According to TFT Central, Acer is developing...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Windows Holographic can put you on Mars, in Minecraft
— 5:06 PM on January 21, 2015

For years, a skunkworks team at Microsoft has been quietly exploring augmenting reality with virtual holograms. The fruits of their efforts were unveiled during today's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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AMD slipped back into the red last quarter
— 5:07 PM on January 20, 2015

Looks like AMD isn't done using red ink on its earnings releases. The company has posted financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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