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Here's what's cooking in Damage Labs
— 5:00 PM on October 24, 2014

My two identical GPU test rigs—one for Radeons and another for GeForces—have served me well for several years. And they're purty!

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Gaming

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Here's the not-so-live video version of The TR Podcast 164
— 12:38 PM on October 24, 2014

After clumsily knocking over a few technical hurdles, we managed to live stream our podcast recording session last night on Twitch. We'll try to stream...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech The Tech Report

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Deal of the week: An IPS ultra-wide for $420, plus cheap SSDs and more
— 11:26 AM on October 24, 2014

One of these days, we're just going to skip the intro and dive right into the bulleted list. But not today. This counts as an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Microsoft's quarterly revenue up 25% on strong Surface, Xbox sales
— 9:13 AM on October 24, 2014

Microsoft is the latest in a string of tech companies to report positive quarterly financial results. For its first fiscal quarter, which ended September...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Personal tech

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Civ: Beyond Earth with Mantle aims to end multi-GPU microstuttering
— 3:46 PM on October 23, 2014

The next installment in Sid Meier's Civilization series, Civilization: Beyond Earth, comes out tomorrow. The folks at AMD have been working with its developer, Firaxis, to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

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CPU startup claims to achieve 3x IPC gains with VISC architecture
— 2:22 PM on October 23, 2014

A Silicon Valley startup known as Soft Machines has just exited its "stealth" phase and is presenting at the Linley Microprocessor Conference today. The firm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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GeForce 344.48 driver enables DSR on Kepler, Fermi GPUs
— 11:12 AM on October 22, 2014

Nvidia has released the 344.48 driver package for GeForce graphics cards. This driver is WHQL certified, so it's not a beta, and it includes...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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First Win10 Tech Preview update adds Action Center
— 9:09 AM on October 22, 2014

The Windows 10 Technical Preview has been out for only three weeks, and already, Microsoft has pushed out an updated build to testers. Known...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Reports: Broadwell-E slips to 2016, but Skylake-S sampling already
— 6:00 AM on October 22, 2014

Haswell-E is barely out the door, and already, the rumor mill is rumbling about a delay to its successor. According to VR-Zone Chinese, Broadwell-E

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD cuts A-series desktop processor prices
— 11:55 AM on October 21, 2014

Building an AMD system should put less of a dent in your budget this holiday season. The chipmaker has applied some fairly generous price cuts...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Get Shorty: Gigabyte intros mini GeForce GTX 970
— 10:21 AM on October 21, 2014

Gigabyte already has two GeForce GTX 970 cards in its stable, but both of them are over a foot long, which isn't exactly ideal for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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IBM-GlobalFoundries deal faces regulatory hurdles
— 4:13 PM on October 20, 2014

The folks at EE Times have posted an interesting story with more details about the recently announced IBM-GlobalFoundries deal—including word of some possible...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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GeForce GTX 970 cards from MSI and Asus reviewed
— 10:35 AM on October 20, 2014

Now is a great time to be a PC gamer. The GeForce GTX 970 has brought high-performance graphics to tantalizingly low prices. One question remains:...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Biostar mini PC combines Bay Trail quad with USB audio
— 10:27 AM on October 20, 2014

On the surface, Biostar's new iDEQ-T1 looks like yet another Bay Tray-powered mini PC. It has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia

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GlobalFoundries to acquire IBM's microelectronics business
— 9:12 AM on October 20, 2014

It's a big day for GlobalFoundries. Not only has the firm entered an agreement to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview
— 10:21 PM on October 19, 2014

Cyril has spent some time with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and he's jotted down his thoughts about each of the major new features...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: The Pentium Anniversary Edition Pentium for $55, and more
— 10:44 AM on October 17, 2014

Somehow, we've managed to fill a weekly deals post without including any SSDs. Shocking! Even at its $72 list price, Intel's Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Displays Gaming

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This mini Bay Trail PC is the size of a thumb drive
— 9:13 AM on October 17, 2014

We've seen a lot of mini PCs based on Intel's Atom SoC, but this latest one is easily the smallest. A Chinese vendor called Shenzhen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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