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AMD board partners begin tricking out RX 560s and RX 550s
— 11:30 AM on April 21, 2017

AMD's Radeon RX 570 and RX 580 graphics cards have dominated PC hardware headlines this week. Now, hardware reviewers and rumor mongers are shifting...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Rumor: Google to bake ad-blocking into Chrome browser
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google intends to include an ad-blocking component in future versions of its popular Chrome web browser. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti smokes the competition
— 11:30 AM on April 20, 2017

We were quite impressed with the performance of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but the card left us wondering if better cooling might help...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Radeon 17.4.3 drivers are ready for the RX 580 and RX 570
— 9:00 AM on April 20, 2017

AMD's manufacturing friends have kept us busy this week with an onslaught of new RX 580 and RX 570 graphics cards. Buying shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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XFX has the last word on Radeon RX 500 graphics cards
— 4:00 PM on April 19, 2017

Graphics card makers haven't been releasing their various Radeon RX 500 series cards in any particular order, but it somehow seems fitting that we...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Logitech G413 keyboard offers mechanical switches on a budget
— 1:00 PM on April 19, 2017

Using a membrane keyboard is like the PC Master Race's version of playing with a janky third-party bargain-bin console gamepad. Logitech's G413 mechanical gaming...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is definitely heading to Steam
— 5:00 PM on April 18, 2017

Check outside for airborne pigs, cows returning home, and Beelzebub on a sled. Among all the other things about 2017 that were inconceivable just a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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MSI Leopard Pro laptops sprint for the kill
— 2:30 PM on April 18, 2017

The current generation of chips fabricated on 14-nm and 16-nm processes have allowed for previously-unattainable levels of performance in thin-and-light laptops. MSI's Leopard Pro series...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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PowerColor RX 500 cards deliver fire and brimstone
— 11:00 AM on April 18, 2017

PowerColor's cards based on AMD's ever-so-slightly refreshed Radeon 500-series silicon have been something of a worst-kept secret over the last few weeks. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Palit GameRock GeForce GTX 1080 Ti flaunts four fans
— 5:13 PM on April 17, 2017

If reference coolers for even top-of-the-line graphics cards have a single blower fan, the average aftermarket graphics card cooler has a pair of fans,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Thermaltake Ventus X Plus Mouse keeps track of its user
— 3:30 PM on April 17, 2017

Mice are a critical component of most gaming PCs. I would venture to say a portion of the TR audience would accept furry mice into...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Intel drops the curtain on the Intel Developer Forum
— 2:03 PM on April 17, 2017

Intel unceremoniously killed its long-running Intel Developer Forum event series today with a terse announcement on the IDF site: Intel has evolved its event portfolio...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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This is your three-month warning for TR BBQ XIV
— 11:00 AM on April 17, 2017

It's nearly that time of the year again. The magical weekend where TR gerbils from around the country (and maybe the world) descend upon...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Google retires outdated Octane JavaScript benchmark
— 5:00 PM on April 13, 2017

Benchmarks are a crucial part of what we do here at TR. As fun as it can be to compare performance figures for competing widgets,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 on Kaby and Ryzen are now blocked
— 2:50 PM on April 13, 2017

Well, the day has arrived. We previously reported that Microsoft had plans to block users of Kaby Lake and Ryzen systems from installing or...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Visit a gorgeous lab in Unigine's Superposition benchmark test
— 1:00 PM on April 12, 2017

Unigine, the team behind well-known benchmark software like Valley and Heaven, has released a new benchmark called Superposition. The Valley benchmark is going on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Radeon 17.4.2 drivers are ready for Creators
— 9:01 AM on April 12, 2017

AMD's software teams have been busy lately. Between Radeon driver updates large and small, microcode updates for the Ryzen platform, assisting game developers...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Asus GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Phoenix keeps it simple
— 9:03 AM on April 11, 2017

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 is a cool customer for a graphics card, delivering meaty performance while keeping power draw and noise levels down. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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