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So how would you replace Windows Media Center?
— 9:35 AM on May 5, 2015

Although this move wasn't hard to anticipate, I'm still grieving a little over Microsoft's official coup de grace for Windows Media Center, a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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DX12 demo will make you squint to see what's better
— 3:28 PM on May 4, 2015

The advent of Microsoft's DirectX 12 API is probably one of the biggest developments in game programming this year, but the benefits of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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HP press release names next-gen Radeons
— 9:53 AM on May 4, 2015

AMD's next-gen Radeons are perhaps the worst-kept secret in the tech industry. Rumors about the new parts have been circulating for months, and now, several...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail netbook for $161, free case fans, and more
— 11:24 AM on May 1, 2015

The only thing more difficult than coming up with a fresh intro for our weekly deals posts is doing it the morning after a podcast...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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DirectX 12 Multiadapter shares work between discrete, integrated GPUs
— 9:14 AM on May 1, 2015

During its Build conference yesterday, Microsoft revealed that its next-gen graphics API offers enhanced support for accelerating performance with multiple GPUs. Dubbed DirectX 12...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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AMD delays FreeSync support for multi-GPU systems
— 4:54 PM on April 30, 2015

Monitors with AMD's FreeSync technology are finally shipping, but support for the variable-refresh tech has been limited to PCs with single Radeon GPUs thus far....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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iPhone and international sales drive record Apple results
— 7:08 PM on April 27, 2015

Apple's quarterly financials are out, and once again, the company set records on multiple fronts. During the three-month period ended March 28, the iGiant...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: The M500 960GB for $290, Battlefield Hardline for $36, and lots more
— 11:17 AM on April 24, 2015

This week's deals post is loaded with a mix of re-runs and fresh meat. Here's the bulleted list: The Crucial M500 960GB SSD from last week's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage Gaming

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Arkham Knight requires at least 2GB of graphics memory
— 1:00 PM on April 23, 2015

The system requirements are out for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight, and the new game will need more power than its predecessor. Those...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Nvidia shows visual and performance impact of GTA V graphics settings
— 11:05 AM on April 22, 2015

Grand Theft Auto V is finally out for PC, and Nvidia has released a massive guide to GTA V's graphics settings. The green...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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CyberPowerPC's Trinity gaming PC looks straight outta science fiction
— 6:00 AM on April 22, 2015

Boutique builders have experimented with different chassis designs over the years, but CyberPowerPC's Trinity series might be the most radical departure yet. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Gaming

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Etc.
— 9:46 AM on April 20, 2015

Morning, folks. I'm off to London this week for a press event, but I'll try to post when I can from the road. I hate...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Star Wars Battlefront trailer will leave your jaw on the desk
— 12:54 PM on April 17, 2015

DICE has posted a reveal trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront game, and, well, check it out for yourself.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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This is my favorite fanless NUC chassis so far
— 9:12 AM on April 17, 2015

Intel's NUC is built around a standard motherboard form factor that allows others to create their own mini PC enclosures. Traditional case makers haven't gotten...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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AMD posts $180 million loss, shutters SeaMicro business
— 6:00 AM on April 17, 2015

AMD has posted its first-quarter financial results for 2015, and they're full of red ink. The company is also dispensing with the high-density server...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Asus console brings Broadwell, GTX 960M to the living room
— 6:42 PM on April 15, 2015

Asus' ROG GR8 mini-PC is an intriguing option for those who want a console-like computer for living-room gaming. Today, the company announced the ROG...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Here's our discussion of FreeSync, G-Sync, and the BenQ XL2730Z
— 9:01 AM on April 15, 2015

We talked about my review of the BenQ XL2370Z FreeSync monitor on the podcast recently. Here's what I had to say about it there.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Updated: GTA V joins the AMD Gaming Evolved stable, supports Contact Hardening Shadows
— 6:08 PM on April 14, 2015

Grand Theft Auto V came out for the PC today. In tandem with that release, AMD has announced that GTA V is part of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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