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Etc.
— 9:33 AM on August 27, 2014

Hey, folks. I haven't posted an Etc. in a while here. Sometimes, when things get really busy, I tend to clam up and just focus...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Gigabyte, Enermax, and Samsung haiku contest winners chosen
— 10:27 AM on August 26, 2014

Our haiku contest was a resounding success, with...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Honey, Sapphire shrunk the Radeon R9 285
— 9:59 AM on August 25, 2014

AMD introduced the Radeon R9 285 over the weekend. The card uses an updated "Tonga" GPU, and it's set to start at $249. Most...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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The Radeon R9 285 will arrive Sep. 2 at $249
— 11:51 AM on August 23, 2014

Looks like most of the rumors were spot-on about this one. In a live-streamed fan event this morning, AMD formally announced its next graphics card,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Rumor: Radeon R9 285 to arrive on September 2
— 6:00 AM on August 22, 2014

A pair of new mid-range Radeon graphics cards may be just around the corner. According to CPU-World,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Only a few hours remain to win ~$1k of hardware via haiku
— 9:58 AM on August 21, 2014

You can still enter To win a bunch of hardware With a friggin' poem ...only 'til noon...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Here's my appearance on Newegg TV's Alt+Tab show
— 10:37 PM on August 15, 2014

If you missed the live stream earlier, here's the re-broadcast of the Alt+Tab show on Newegg TV. Paul, Steve, and I discussed a bunch...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming The Tech Report

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Join me live on Newegg's Alt+Tab show at 3PM Pacific
— 4:31 PM on August 15, 2014

I'll be appearing live in about 30 minutes on Newegg TV's Alt+Tab show. First time my giant noggin has been featured in a live video...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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AMD hopes to put a little Mantle in OpenGL Next
— 11:27 AM on August 14, 2014

At Siggraph yesterday, we met with Richard Huddy, AMD's newly appointed Gaming Scientist. Huddy...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Not good with words? Win a Radeon R9 280X from Sapphire anyhow
— 10:32 AM on August 14, 2014

Are the 5-7-5 syllabic requirements of our haiku contest too much for you? Don't like your odds? Well, there's another chance to win some...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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FreeSync monitors will sample next month, start selling next year
— 6:00 AM on August 14, 2014

The Siggraph conference is going down in Vancouver, Canada this week, bringing a bunch of graphics goodness into the back yard of TR's northern outpost....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Win a killer prize haul in our haiku contest
— 4:42 PM on August 13, 2014

Enter your haiku To win a grand of prizes With fabulous words

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Intel: DirectX 12 yields big gains on tablets, other thermally constrained devices
— 12:01 PM on August 13, 2014

We already know that DirectX 12 will reduce CPU utilization in games by cutting API overhead. The performance benefits of this approach on desktop...

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

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Here's 12 minutes of Battlefield: Hardline's single-player campaign
— 9:58 AM on August 13, 2014

Although the Battlefield series has multiplayer down pat, the franchise's single-player experiences haven't been as satisfying. The last couple of chapters have felt a little...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Tonga GPU debuts aboard AMD's FirePro W7100
— 9:45 AM on August 13, 2014

At the start of Siggraph yesterday, AMD announced some additions to its FirePro lineup of workstation-class...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Errata prompts Intel to disable TSX in Haswell, early Broadwell CPUs
— 1:28 PM on August 12, 2014

The TSX instructions built into Intel's Haswell CPU cores haven't become widely used by everyday software just yet, but they promise to make certain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel now free with high-end GeForces
— 10:47 AM on August 12, 2014

I think Nvidia has finally run out of Watch Dogs licenses to give out with GeForce graphics cards—but that's okay, because the company has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Zotac's new GeForce GTX 750 is passively cooled
— 9:21 AM on August 12, 2014

The GeForce GTX 750 is scarily power-efficient. In our testing, it drew the least power out of all the solutions in its price range,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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