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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Samsung starts making 8Gb GDDR5 memory chips
— 9:11 AM on January 15, 2015

Samsung is making it easier for graphics card makers load up on memory. The firm has kicked off mass production of GDDR5 RAM with a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Join us Thursday evening for our CES recap live stream
— 11:07 AM on January 14, 2015

We produced a torrid torrent of news stories during CES last week, but we didn't really have time to stop and discuss many of...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Biostar teases Z97 motherboard with USB 3.1
— 10:44 AM on January 14, 2015

MSI isn't the only one prepping a Z97 motherboard with USB 3.1 connectivity. Biostar also has one in the works. The Gaming Z97X first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Evidence points to Radeon R9 380X with high-bandwidth memory
— 9:53 AM on January 13, 2015

New evidence suggests AMD is working on a Radeon R9 380X GPU with high-bandwidth memory. The latest nuggets come from an unlikely source: the LinkedIn...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Three top executives to depart AMD
— 9:23 AM on January 13, 2015

More leadership changes are underway at AMD. According to the The Wall Street Journal, the chipmaker

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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The Witcher 3 specs call for 6GB of RAM, quad-core CPUs
— 6:00 AM on January 13, 2015

Add another game to the growing list of titles with steep RAM requirements. Like Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory Gaming

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Here's 240-FPS footage of AMD's FreeSync tech—and some new info
— 12:11 PM on January 9, 2015

We've been hearing about FreeSync, AMD's answer to Nvidia's G-Sync variable refresh display tech, for just over a year now. This week at CES,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Super-small, superclocked GTX 970s mingle at Zotac
— 3:53 PM on January 8, 2015

Yesterday, SilverStone showed us one way to stuff a high-end graphics card into a Mini-ITX case. Zotac has now demonstrated another approach. Behold the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Here are more glamor shots of MSI's USB Type-C motherboard
— 1:34 PM on January 8, 2015

MSI's Z97A Gaming 6 is the first motherboard we've seen with a USB 3.1 Type-C port. The official MSI photo we posted the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Quad-core AMD SoC squeezes into pocketable mini PC
— 1:20 PM on January 8, 2015

Remember Zotac's pocketable "Pico" mini PC? The fanless Bay Trail variant has multiple USB ports, Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet, a mini SD slot, and an...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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GeForce GTX 965M quietly joins Nvidia's mobile lineup
— 11:31 AM on January 7, 2015

Without much (or seemingly any) fanfare, Nvidia has added a third offering to its GeForce GTX 900M-series mobile GPU family. The new GeForce GTX...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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MSI notebook docks with desktop graphics module
— 10:01 AM on January 7, 2015

MSI has a history of demoing external notebook graphics at the Consumer Electronics Show. The firm has a new solution on display this year,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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'GeForce GTX 960' cards crop up in online listings
— 12:18 PM on January 6, 2015

Sunday's Nvidia event was all about the Tegra X1, but Nvidia may also have some new PC graphics hotness in the pipeline. The guys...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Corsair's H110i GT liquid cooler pairs dual 140-mm fans with software control
— 11:00 AM on January 6, 2015

Corsair is showing off a couple of new liquid-cooling products at CES this week. The Hydro Series H110i GT follows in the footsteps of its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Cooling

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Gigabyte's new X99 board is an overclocking champion
— 5:09 PM on January 5, 2015

Gigabyte has introduced another high-end Haswell-E motherboard aimed at competitive overclockers. During its CES press conference today, the firm revealed the X99-SOC Champion, which managed...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Here's Gigabyte's humongous Waterforce cooler in action
— 4:28 PM on January 5, 2015

Gigabyte's Waterforce cooler is designed to be strapped to the top of your case and, thanks to the magic of closed-loop liquid cooling, to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Nvidia's Tegra X1 SoC has 8 CPU cores, Maxwell graphics
— 11:11 PM on January 4, 2015

Nvidia's next-gen Tegra processor debuted during the company's pre-CES press conference this evening. Dubbed Tegra X1, the chip formerly known as "Erista" brings Nvidia's Maxwell...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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