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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more
— 10:43 AM on February 13, 2015

Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Gaming

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Samsung reminds us why smart TVs can be awful
— 6:00 AM on February 11, 2015

I would not want to work in Samsung's PR department right now. Earlier this week, Parker Higgins posted a troubling comparison highlighting parallels between George...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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There's a new Steam sale on with 40 games on offer
— 4:24 PM on February 10, 2015

So yeah, Valve is running Steam sales for pretty much every occasion now. This week, we're being treated to one in apparent celebration of this...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a sets stage for 8K notebooks
— 10:51 AM on February 10, 2015

VESA has released a new Embedded DisplayPort standard that supports higher resolutions and a new panel segmentation system. The eDP 1.4a spec...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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GeForce 347.52 WHQL drivers are primed for Evolve
— 9:09 AM on February 10, 2015

Nvidia has gotten into the habit of timing GeForce driver releases with major game launches, and today's is no different. The GeForce 347.52 WHQL drivers...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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So this is what Gordon Freeman's been up to
— 3:22 PM on February 9, 2015

It's now been over seven years since Valve released Half-Life 2: Episode Two. What's Gordon Freeman been up to in the meantime? This fan video...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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Valve presenting next-gen OpenGL API at Game Developers Conference
— 4:03 PM on February 4, 2015

Ronald already caught this in today's shortbread, but it bears more attention. Valve is presenting a session on the next generation of OpenGL...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Battlefield Hardline system requirements call for 60GB of storage
— 10:06 AM on February 3, 2015

The Battlefield Hardline open beta kicked off today. To celebrate the occasion, EA has released the system requirements for the cops 'n robbers...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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AMD's new Fixer video is even crazier than the last
— 10:50 AM on January 30, 2015

The first installment of AMD's The Fixer video series was like a marketing executive's fever dream—and AMD didn't stop there. 18 months later, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Battlefield Hardline open beta scheduled for February 3
— 6:00 AM on January 30, 2015

Clear your schedules, folks. According to EA, the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta is set to kick off on February 3. The beta will available...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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We discuss the GeForce GTX 970 memory controversy
— 11:28 AM on January 29, 2015

Wonder what the deal is with the GeForce GTX 970's memory configuration and the new details Nvidia revealed this past weekend? Here's our take...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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TR subscribers get early access to Homeworld Remastered beta
— 12:23 PM on January 28, 2015

You may have seen some cryptic posts around here in recent weeks urging TR subscribers to, you know, do that stuff about the thing....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report

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Watch 15 minutes of The Witcher 3 gameplay at 60 FPS
— 10:39 AM on January 28, 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may be one of the best-looking games of the year. Its gorgeous environments and incredibly detailed characters are on display...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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First-person parkour zombie-fest Dying Light is out now
— 12:40 PM on January 27, 2015

For some reason, Dying Light hasn't really been on my radar. But it should have been. Developed by the folks behind the Dead Island series,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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