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Umbra action RPG uses Megascans tech to glorious effect
— 12:30 PM on May 22, 2015

You ever come across a game that looks way better than it should for its genre? No? Well, look no further. Umbra is an action RPG (aka "Diablo clone") that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Deal of the week: 27'' AHVA monitor for $300, The Witcher 3 for $39
— 12:05 PM on May 22, 2015

E-tailers are revving their promotional engines for the Memorial Day weekend, and that's produced some sweet deals on PC hardware. Craving a jumbo monitor based on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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F1 2015 offers a new formula for racing fans
— 11:26 AM on May 22, 2015

The 2015 F1 season has kicked off, and soon, fans of the series (or just racing simulators) will be able to get in on the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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The Witcher 3 developer explains controversial graphics downgrade
— 10:23 AM on May 22, 2015

Anyone who's followed The Witcher 3's development from the first teasers and trailers to the finished product has likely noticed not-quite-subtle changes to the graphics—and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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New Need for Speed looks like a lean, mean machine
— 6:00 AM on May 22, 2015

EA's long-running Need for Speed series is getting a reboot. The next game is simply called Need for Speed, and it's said to deliver...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Gigabyte's Z97-HD3 motherboard reviewed
— 2:40 PM on May 21, 2015

At $100, the Z97-HD3 is Gigabyte's most affordable full-sized Z97 board. We've taken a closer look at what the board has to offer, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Catalyst 15.5 beta may help Radeons in The Witcher 3, Project Cars
— 11:42 AM on May 21, 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Project Cars aren't running so well right now for those with AMD graphics cards. The fight over Project Cars...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Collaborative rendering reduces bandwidth for streaming games
— 9:09 AM on May 21, 2015

Researchers at Microsoft and Duke University have developed a way to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by games streamed from remote servers. Dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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$60 tuner almost turns the Xbox One into a DVR
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2015

Windows Media Center may be dead, but that doesn't mean Microsoft has given up on DVRs. The Xbox One can now tune in...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Braswell quad powers passively-cooled ASRock Mini-ITX board
— 6:00 AM on May 20, 2015

Another Braswell-based motherboard has quietly made its way onto the web. ASRock's website now lists the IMB-154, a passively-cooled Mini-ITX model with Intel's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's new dual-socket Xeon board supports CrossFire and SLI
— 10:15 AM on May 19, 2015

Looking for a beefy workstation board to host a couple of Haswell-EP processors? Gigabyte's MW70-3S0 might be just the ticket. This monster squeezes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Reverse engineering exposes Deus Ex rendering process
— 6:00 AM on May 19, 2015

A couple months ago, we covered an Nvidia blog post that followed a triangle through the GPU rendering pipeline. The post described the progression...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Noctua's latest coolers won't block PCIe slots
— 11:53 AM on May 18, 2015

Huge, aftermarket air coolers can have their drawbacks. For example, Noctua's NH-D15 and NH-C14 both block the first PCIe slot on most motherboards, a problem...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Doom teaser schedules E3 gameplay reveal
— 10:13 AM on May 18, 2015

Bethesda will show the first glimpse of gameplay from the new Doom game at E3 next month. The reveal is scheduled for June 14 at...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Braswell SoCs appear on fanless Asus microATX boards
— 9:49 AM on May 18, 2015

Otherwise known as Braswell, Intel's latest Atom processor combines upgraded graphics with 14-nm fabrication. We've already seen the chip pop up on several Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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GeForce 352.86 drivers are ready for a Wild Hunt
— 9:22 AM on May 18, 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is due out tomorrow, and GeForce owners can already grab new graphics drivers tuned specifically for the game. Nvidia's

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Report: Lenovo eyes acquisition of MSI's gaming laptop division
— 4:38 PM on May 15, 2015

Lenovo could have its eye on MSI's gaming laptop division. If a new report by Digitimes is correct, the PC giant is in talks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Gaming

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $336, the Pentium AE for $60, and more
— 11:49 AM on May 15, 2015

Welcome to another edition of TR's weekly deals post. This one includes more than just cheap SSDs, but imma make you wade through a couple...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Gaming

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