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A closer look at DirectX 12
— 11:38 PM on March 30, 2014

We already covered the basics of DirectX 12 amid the GDC frenzy. Now that we've had time to study our notes from the show, we...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Crucial's M550 solid-state drive reviewed
— 7:00 AM on March 18, 2014

The Crucial M500 is one of the most popular SSDs around. Now, there's a updated version with higher capacities, better performance, and more sensible...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Intel's 730 Series solid-state drive reviewed
— 11:00 AM on February 27, 2014

Intel's new 730 Series desktop SSD is rather unique. It's based on the company's datacenter drives, it has an extra flash die onboard, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Data retention after 600TB
— 11:35 PM on February 23, 2014

Our SSD Endurance Experiment has crossed the 600TB threshold, and we've performed an extended data retention test to celebrate the occasion.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A quick look at Mantle on AMD's Kaveri APU
— 9:11 PM on February 13, 2014

Three months ago, AMD foretold of the performance improvements that Mantle, its close-to-the-metal graphics programming interface, would bring to Kaveri in Battlefield 4. We've now...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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First look: AMD Mantle CPU performance in Battlefield 4
— 12:26 PM on February 4, 2014

Does AMD's Mantle graphics API deliver on its promise of smoother gaming with lower-spec CPUs? We take an early look at its performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: 500TB update
— 9:34 PM on January 9, 2014

Our SSD Endurance Experiment has reached the half-petabyte mark, so it's time for another checkup.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A first look at Nvidia's G-Sync display tech
— 5:55 PM on January 2, 2014

We got our first look at G-Sync a couple of months ago at an Nvidia press event in Montreal, and we came away impressed with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Clash of the terabyte titans: Crucial M500 960GB vs. Samsung 840 EVO 1TB
— 10:22 PM on December 18, 2013

Despite the fact that they both sell for over $500, the Crucial M500 960GB and Samsung 840 EVO 1TB are relative bargains. These SSDs...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Testing data retention at 300TB
— 10:02 PM on November 25, 2013

We're slamming six SSDs with a nearly continuous stream of writes to see what happens as the flash wears out. Our subjects have now...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Delving deeper into AMD's Mantle API
— 3:30 PM on November 25, 2013

At its APU13 developer conference in San Jose, California, AMD invited journalists and developers to listen to hours worth of keynotes and sessions by Mantle's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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WD's BlackĀ² notebook drive combines 120GB SSD with 1TB HDD
— 7:00 AM on November 25, 2013

Unlike SSHDs that augment mechanical hard drives with small flash caches, WD's BlackĀ² stacks a 120GB SSD on top of a 1TB notebook drive. This...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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OCZ's Vector 150 solid-state drive reviewed
— 8:00 AM on November 7, 2013

There's a new SSD in town. OCZ's Vector 150 combines the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller with 19-nm Toshiba NAND and additional spare area. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: 200TB update
— 1:50 AM on October 28, 2013

We're in the process of hammering six SSDs with an unrelenting torrent of writes to see what happens as the flash wears out. Today,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Not-quite-live blog: panel discussion with John Carmack, Tim Sweeney, Johan Andersson
— 1:39 PM on October 18, 2013

Join us as we offer a not-quite-live blog of an unprecedented panel discussion with John Carmack, Tim Sweeney, and Johan Andersson

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Live blog from day two of Nvidia's Montreal 2013 event
— 9:01 AM on October 18, 2013

We're back with a live blog from day two of Nvidia's Montreal 2013 event. We're expecting some intriguing hardware announcements today.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Live blog from day one of Nvidia's Montreal 2013 event
— 8:55 AM on October 17, 2013

We're live from Nvidia's gaming event in Montreal, where, uh, we don't know what's happening next.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Seagate's NAS HDD 4TB reviewed
— 2:52 PM on October 10, 2013

Seagate's NAS HDD 4TB is optimized for network-attached storage and desktop RAID implementations. It promises better reliability than typical desktop drives, too. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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