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Here's why Xeon D could make dual-socket servers scarce
— 9:50 AM on April 1, 2015

Intel's introduction of the Broadwell-based Xeon D processor was rather low-key, but I think this chip (along with its successors) is poised to push traditional...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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A fresh look at storage performance with PCIe SSDs
— 3:39 PM on March 31, 2015

SSDs have been bumping up against the limits of the Serial ATA interface for a while, but they don't have to be stuck behind the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 850 EVO M.2 solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on March 31, 2015

Samsung's 850 EVO SSD debuted in December inside the usual 2.5" case. Now, the drive is spreading to smaller mSATA and M.2 form factors....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Here's our take on Vulkan, the next OpenGL
— 9:39 AM on March 30, 2015

One of the biggest things that happened at GDC a few weeks ago was the introduction of the Vulkan graphics API, which is the new,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Weekend Shortbread
— 12:34 PM on March 28, 2015

Eight is Enough Guru3D: MSI's new gaming AIO PCs feature IPS technology, 3K and 4K displays Fudzilla: AMD Fiji has two GPUs WCCFtech: AMD...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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The TR Podcast video 173: Torquing the Titan
— 4:26 PM on March 27, 2015

We recorded the latest episode of the TR Podcast last night, and the video of our conversation is now available on YouTube. In this episode,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Input devices Gaming Podcast

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Report: AMD R&D spending falls to near-10-year low
— 4:19 PM on March 27, 2015

R&D investment is the growth engine of technology companies, and by that measure, AMD's quarterly spending might not paint a pretty picture. EXPreview has aggregated...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Deal of the week: Ultra-wide IPS for $750, 16GB DDR4-2666 for $190, plus more
— 10:38 AM on March 27, 2015

Clever intro for another weekly deals post? Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Ultra-wide monitors seem to be everywhere these days, including the discount aisle. Newegg...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory

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AMD shows off DirectX 12 performance with new 3DMark benchmark
— 5:16 PM on March 26, 2015

Low-overhead graphics APIs like Vulkan (née Mantle) and DirectX 12 are probably the biggest news in game programming in some time, and 3DMark producer Futuremark...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Intel and Micron sampling 3D NAND based on floating gates
— 1:17 PM on March 26, 2015

Back in November, Intel and Micron revealed the first details on their joint effort to produce 3D flash memory. We learned that the initial...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Toshiba's 3D flash spreads 16GB over 48 layers
— 9:04 AM on March 26, 2015

Begun, the 3D flash war has. Toshiba announced today that it has started sampling non-volatile memory...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Wednesday Night Shortbread
— 10:32 PM on March 25, 2015

Eight is Enough SamMobile: Samsung rumored to be interested in acquiring AMD KitGuru: AMD still has not started to use 20nm process...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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EVGA Hybrid liquid-cools the GeForce GTX 980
— 3:58 PM on March 25, 2015

Slapping a liquid cooler on a graphics card isn't a fresh idea, but factory-sealed setups are rare outside of the hottest-running pixel pushers around, like...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Gigabyte's latest microATX board has an eight-core ARMv8 SoC
— 6:00 AM on March 25, 2015

Well, well. Looky here. Gigabyte's server division has developed a microATX board with a 64-bit ARM processor onboard. Source:...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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OCZ's Vector 180 solid-state drive reviewed
— 2:00 PM on March 24, 2015

OCZ's Vector SSDs are among the fastest around, and now there's a new one. The Vector 180 combines the company's proprietary Barefoot 3 controller...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Pixar's RenderMan software now free for non-commercial use
— 10:06 AM on March 24, 2015

RenderMan is the core rendering technology behind not only Pixar's movies, but also a wide range of other Hollywood blockbusters. The rendering engine been used...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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1'' USB drive combines Type-A and Type-C jacks
— 6:00 AM on March 24, 2015

Reversible Type-C USB ports have popped up in Apple's latest MacBook, Nokia's N1 tablet, and a handful of desktop motherboards. But what are you going...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Catalyst 15.3 betas add FreeSync support, more CrossFire profiles
— 11:55 AM on March 23, 2015

AMD has posted a new batch of beta drivers for Radeon graphics cards. The Catalyst 15.3 beta release adds support for monitors with FreeSyc...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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