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Here's what's cooking in Damage Labs
— 5:00 PM on October 24, 2014

My two identical GPU test rigs—one for Radeons and another for GeForces—have served me well for several years. And they're purty!

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Gaming

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Here's the not-so-live video version of The TR Podcast 164
— 12:38 PM on October 24, 2014

After clumsily knocking over a few technical hurdles, we managed to live stream our podcast recording session last night on Twitch. We'll try to stream...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech The Tech Report

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Deal of the week: An IPS ultra-wide for $420, plus cheap SSDs and more
— 11:26 AM on October 24, 2014

One of these days, we're just going to skip the intro and dive right into the bulleted list. But not today. This counts as an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Assassin's Creed Unity PC requires 6GB of RAM, GTX 680
— 6:00 AM on October 24, 2014

Ubisoft has posted the hardware requirements for the PC version of Assassin's Creed Unity, and they're...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Civ: Beyond Earth with Mantle aims to end multi-GPU microstuttering
— 3:46 PM on October 23, 2014

The next installment in Sid Meier's Civilization series, Civilization: Beyond Earth, comes out tomorrow. The folks at AMD have been working with its developer, Firaxis, to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

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CPU startup claims to achieve 3x IPC gains with VISC architecture
— 2:22 PM on October 23, 2014

A Silicon Valley startup known as Soft Machines has just exited its "stealth" phase and is presenting at the Linley Microprocessor Conference today. The firm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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VisionTek's new USB 3.0 thumb drive has SSD performance
— 10:51 AM on October 23, 2014

There are speedy USB 3.0 thumb drives, and then there's VisionTek's newly announced Pocket SSD. Apparently, the drive's "aircraft-grade aluminum" housing conceals a SandForce controller...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Lian Li's latest Mini-ITX chassis houses 11 hard drives
— 9:21 AM on October 23, 2014

Mini-ITX motherboards can be ideal for home file servers, but the associated enclosures typically have a limited number of drive bays, especially for 3.5" mechanicals....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage

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GeForce 344.48 driver enables DSR on Kepler, Fermi GPUs
— 11:12 AM on October 22, 2014

Nvidia has released the 344.48 driver package for GeForce graphics cards. This driver is WHQL certified, so it's not a beta, and it includes...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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G.Skill's Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD boasts 2000MB/s transfer rates
— 10:29 AM on October 22, 2014

There's a new PCIe SSD in town, and it sounds very fast indeed. G.Skill claims its Phoenix Blade 480GB can hit sequential speeds up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Reports: Broadwell-E slips to 2016, but Skylake-S sampling already
— 6:00 AM on October 22, 2014

Haswell-E is barely out the door, and already, the rumor mill is rumbling about a delay to its successor. According to VR-Zone Chinese, Broadwell-E

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD cuts A-series desktop processor prices
— 11:55 AM on October 21, 2014

Building an AMD system should put less of a dent in your budget this holiday season. The chipmaker has applied some fairly generous price cuts...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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IBM-GlobalFoundries deal faces regulatory hurdles
— 4:13 PM on October 20, 2014

The folks at EE Times have posted an interesting story with more details about the recently announced IBM-GlobalFoundries deal—including word of some possible...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare needs 6GB of RAM and 55GB of storage
— 11:46 AM on October 20, 2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is due out on November 4, and the minimum system requirements have appeared on Steam. In some respects, they're...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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Gmail for Android 5.0 Lollipop to support non-Gmail accounts
— 11:38 AM on October 20, 2014

Android users may be pleasantly surprised when they fire up the Gmail app in Android 5.0 Lollipop. As Android Police reports, the new app...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Personal tech

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Biostar mini PC combines Bay Trail quad with USB audio
— 10:27 AM on October 20, 2014

On the surface, Biostar's new iDEQ-T1 looks like yet another Bay Tray-powered mini PC. It has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia

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GlobalFoundries to acquire IBM's microelectronics business
— 9:12 AM on October 20, 2014

It's a big day for GlobalFoundries. Not only has the firm entered an agreement to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deal of the week: The Pentium Anniversary Edition Pentium for $55, and more
— 10:44 AM on October 17, 2014

Somehow, we've managed to fill a weekly deals post without including any SSDs. Shocking! Even at its $72 list price, Intel's Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Displays Gaming

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