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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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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 750 Ti 'Maxwell' graphics processor
— 10:20 PM on February 19, 2014

Nvidia's next-generation GPU architecture has arrived aboard an unusually affordable graphics card. Come have a look at how the "Maxwell" architecture drives the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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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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AMD's A8-7600 'Kaveri' processor reviewed
— 7:00 AM on January 14, 2014

AMD's next-generation APU packs in a ton of innovation, including updated "Steamroller" CPU cores, GCN graphics, and advanced HSA features. But is it enough to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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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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Are retail Radeon R9 290X cards slower than press samples?
— 10:28 AM on December 4, 2013

Is this really a thing? Are the Radeon R9 290X cards shipping to consumers really slower than the review units sent to the press?...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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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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AMD's Radeon R9 270 graphics card reviewed
— 11:01 PM on November 12, 2013

Today, AMD pulls back the curtain on the Radeon R9 270, a new graphics card that extends the R9 family down to $179. This...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics card reviewed
— 7:10 PM on November 7, 2013

The GeForce GTX 780 Ti has a clear mission: to best the best single-GPU graphics card in the world. To succeed, it'll have to

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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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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AMD's Radeon R9 290 graphics card reviewed
— 11:00 PM on November 4, 2013

Less than two weeks ago, AMD introduced the Radeon R9 290X to good reviews and much fanfare. Here's hoping you didn't buy one, because...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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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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AMD's Radeon R9 290X graphics card reviewed
— 1:41 AM on October 24, 2013

This is the one we've been waiting for. The Radeon R9 290X incorporates some truly new technology in the form of the GPU code-named...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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