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TR BBQ XI prize haul adds a trio of Gigabyte boards
— 12:59 PM on July 10, 2014

The 11th annual TR BBQ is just over a week away, and our sponsors are outdoing themselves by providing world-class PC hardware for us...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards The Tech Report

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HGST's Ultrastar C10K1800 mechanical drive caches data on its platters
— 11:25 AM on July 9, 2014

SSDs dominate the headlines in the storage industry, but every so often, a new mechanical drive catches our eye. Today, it's HGST's Ultrastar C10K1800,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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These are the PCIe SSDs Samsung reserves for big PC vendors
— 11:13 AM on July 7, 2014

We're all familiar with the 2.5" Serial ATA SSDs that Samsung makes available to end users. They're not the only drives in the company's stable,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Servers

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''GeForce GTX 880'' pictured on Chinese site
— 12:35 PM on July 3, 2014

Rumors about a high-end GeForce GTX 880 graphics card based on Nvidia's Maxwell architecture have been swirling around for a few months. Now, pictures...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Samsung's 845 DC Pro SSD targets small business servers
— 8:51 AM on July 3, 2014

Samsung's SSD Global Summit in Seoul, South Korea was mostly about the 850 Pro. However, the firm also introduced a new server SSD that's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Oculus VR about to ship first DK2 dev kits
— 5:12 PM on July 2, 2014

In March, Oculus started taking pre-orders for its new Rift development kit, the DK2. Today, the company announced that the first DK2 units

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Rumor: Radeon R9 280, 280X to get new 'Tonga' GPU
— 9:09 AM on July 1, 2014

If there's any truth to this rumor, I think GPU nomenclature standards are about to jump the shark. According to VR-Zone, AMD is on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Release roundup: Mining mobos, colored coolers, and USB 3.0 thumb drives
— 5:33 PM on June 27, 2014

This week in the roundup, we've got announcements from Biostar, Lepa, and Silicon Power. Exciting, I know. My fingers are trembling with anticipation as I...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Storage

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Deal of the week: Thermaltake's Theron gaming mouse for $20
— 11:14 AM on June 27, 2014

On the off chance that you haven't spent all your money in the ongoing Steam Summer Sale, we've collected a handful of enticing hardware deals....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Input devices

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New Android graphics extensions power impressive UE4 demo
— 9:30 AM on June 26, 2014

As part of its I/O keynote yesterday, Google revealed the Android Extension Pack, a set of graphics features built into the next version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles Operating systems

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AOC's 24'' G-Sync monitor is coming in July
— 10:37 AM on June 25, 2014

AOC has rolled out a 24" display infused with Nvidia's G-Sync technology. The variable-refresh mojo allows the G2460PG to update the screen only when...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Catalyst 14.6 RC drivers boost performance, add CrossFire profiles
— 9:15 AM on June 25, 2014

Good morning, Radeon users. There's a fresh set of Catalyst drivers waiting for you. Available here from AMD's knowledge base site, the new Catalyst...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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MacBook Air owners can get $650 toward a Surface Pro 3
— 10:33 AM on June 24, 2014

Is your MacBook Air looking a little lackluster next to Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3? If so, the company wants to help. Microsoft Stores...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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HPC switch fabric shares package with next-gen Xeon Phi
— 6:00 AM on June 24, 2014

The International Supercomputing Conference is underway in Leipzig, Germany, and Intel has used the occasion to reveal some new tidbits about its next-gen Xeon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Experimental MIT chip brings cache coherency to many cores
— 10:48 AM on June 23, 2014

CPU core counts are growing. Four or eight cores are pedestrian nowadays, and core counts in the double digits are becoming increasingly common in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Intel asked AMD for Mantle API spec
— 10:40 AM on June 23, 2014

PC World reports that Intel expressed interest in experimenting with AMD's Mantle API. Newly-minted AMD Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy made the revelation during an...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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We have winners in our Biostar Z97 mobo giveaway!
— 5:12 PM on June 20, 2014

Our Biostar Z97 motherboard giveaway has drawn to a close, and we've selected the three lucky...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deal of the week: Potent graphics, big SSDs, and more
— 11:12 AM on June 20, 2014

The best gaming deals of the week can probably be found in the Steam Summer Sale, but what about hardware? We've combed through the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage

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