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Catalyst 14.9 drivers improve performance, CrossFire scaling
— 4:17 PM on September 29, 2014

A new batch of WHQL-certified Catalyst drivers is out for Radeon graphics cards, and it looks like AMD has really packed in the performance improvements. First,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Micron's M600 solid-state drive reviewed
— 7:00 AM on September 29, 2014

Micron's new M600 SSD has a dynamic write cache that can treat any block on the drive as high-speed SLC NAND. This unique feature...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Friday night topic: How do you manage your storage?
— 5:15 PM on September 26, 2014

Most folks these days have many gigabytes, if not terabytes, of personal and family data to manage: pictures, videos, financial info, and so on. Storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung prepping firmware fix for the 840 EVO's slow read speeds with old data
— 4:34 PM on September 26, 2014

Scores of people with Samsung 840 EVO SSDs have reported slow read speeds with older files. The problem seems to be most pronounced with...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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New Far Cry 4 trailer shows villain, crazy stunt moves
— 1:06 PM on September 26, 2014

The news is winding down today, and you know what that means: game trailers! As it happens, Ubisoft has posted a new trailer for Far...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: Canon's Rebel T5 DSLR for $349, an ultra-wide IPS monitor for $300, and more
— 11:02 AM on September 26, 2014

This week's deals post is so all over the place that I almost don't know where to begin. Let's start with something a little different: Adorama...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Miscellaneous Displays

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How I saved over 40GB and probably sped up disk access
— 11:00 AM on September 26, 2014

I was going to make this an Etc. post, but apparently that's not good SEO. Such is life Google. Anyhow, after a long string...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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New video shows more of Euclideon's voxel rendering mojo
— 4:08 PM on September 25, 2014

You may have seen our writeup about Euclideon yesterday. The company's technology couples voxels with 3D-scanned data from the real world, and the results...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Steam Music lets players make their own game soundtracks
— 6:00 AM on September 25, 2014

After seven months of beta testing, Steam's integrated music player has finally been integrated into the official client. The addition is part of the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Software

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Euclideon preps voxel rendering tech for use in games
— 3:35 PM on September 24, 2014

We first heard about Euclideon back in 2011, when the company posted a video of a voxel-based rendering engine designed to enable environments with unlimited...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Latest Backblaze reliability update shows rising failure rates for some hard drives
— 9:46 AM on September 24, 2014

Back in January, online backup provider Backblaze published reliability statistics on over 25,000 mechanical hard drives deployed in its storage servers. In that setting,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Sleeping Dogs goes online in PC-exclusive Triad Wars
— 6:00 AM on September 24, 2014

United Front Games is working on a free-to-play addition to the Sleeping Dogs universe. Dubbed Triad Wars, the online multiplayer game combines the open-world action...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Micro Center selling AOC's 24'' G-Sync monitor for $450
— 10:18 AM on September 23, 2014

AOC announced its 24" G-Sync monitor back in June. The display was scheduled to arrive in Europe the following month, and it's finally available...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Steam storefront revamped with Discovery Update
— 9:13 AM on September 23, 2014

Folks heading to the Steam store will get a surprise today. Valve has revamped the store's layout as part of its Discovery Update, which...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Reversible, USB Type-C cables can pass DisplayPort signals alongside data and power
— 6:00 AM on September 23, 2014

As if the reversible USB Type-C connector weren't cool enough already, cables based on the standard will be able to carry DisplayPort signals....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Early deal of the week: Delicious SSD discounts
— 4:01 PM on September 22, 2014

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you some nifty SSD deals. Adorama is running a one-day sale on SanDisk's Extreme Pro solid-state drives,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Some of Samsung's TLC SSDs are slow to read old data
— 10:48 AM on September 22, 2014

Samsung has deployed three-bit TLC NAND in two generations of solid-state drives: the 840 Series and the 840 EVO. The value-oriented drives have been very...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Oculus unveils new VR headset prototype
— 6:00 AM on September 22, 2014

The first Oculus Connect conference was held late last week. There, Oculus VR unveiled its latest prototype VR headset, code-named Crescent Bay.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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