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Take a video tour of our Breadbox build
— 4:24 PM on February 11, 2016

We recently posted a build log for a small-form-factor gaming PC we like to call the Breadbox. We've documented the build process on video, too....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Asus' ROG Maximus VIII Impact motherboard reviewed
— 11:49 AM on February 1, 2016

The last time we looked at a premium Mini-ITX board from Asus' Republic of Gamers series, we came away impressed. Can the Z170 Maximus VIII...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Valve's Steam Controller reviewed
— 1:09 PM on January 22, 2016

Valve's Steam Controller is supposed to obviate the mouse and keyboard for PC gaming in the living room. We put our thumbs on the Steam...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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Synaptics IronVeil and the future of authentication
— 10:10 AM on January 20, 2016

Synaptics' IronVeil is a tiny fingerprint sensor module that serves as the foundation for a variety of new authentication techniques for home and business. We've...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Samsung turned our SSD Endurance Experiment into something incredible
— 10:00 AM on December 16, 2015

TR's SSD Endurance Experiment showed just how many bytes of writes today's SSDs can handle before expiring. We concluded our experiment with a take on...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Taking the reins
— 11:04 AM on December 4, 2015

Many readers are already aware that The Tech Report’s Editor-in-Chief, Scott Wasson, is leaving us to help AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group use the "inside the...

Type: Blog post Tags: The Tech Report

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Into a new era
— 10:43 PM on December 2, 2015

Sixteen years ago, we fired up a modest web server session and began posting news items about the latest in PC tech and gaming. Over...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard reviewed
— 4:18 PM on November 25, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 is the very definition of top end. This board is four-way CrossFire and SLI ready, thanks to a PLX PCIe switch chip....

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Revisiting the Killer NIC, eight years on
— 10:36 AM on October 20, 2015

Killer-powered Gigabit Ethernet ports can be found on many gaming-focused motherboards and laptops these days. We talked to Killer Networking about the details of its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Networking

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Apple's A9 impresses and the Nexus strikes back: The TR Podcast 188
— 9:55 AM on October 5, 2015

In this episode, we overcome some technical difficulties to chat about the performance gains Apple baked into the A9 SoC, the state of AMD in...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 4:50 PM on September 24, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard has more next-gen storage connectivity than you can shake a stick at, Techicolor LED lighting, and premium Creative audio. Does all...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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The TR Podcast 187: Opening the Zbox and a bunch of new Apples
— 11:08 AM on September 14, 2015

On this episode, we talk with Jacky Huang of Zotac about the Zbox EN970 and the other nifty mini-PCs that his team builds. Then we...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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The TR Podcast 186: Talking Skylake architecture with David Kanter
— 5:55 PM on September 8, 2015

In this episode, David Kanter joins Scott to go deep on Intel's Skylake CPU and its graphics architecture. We also answered some questions about the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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The TR Podcast 185: Honey, I shrunk the Fury
— 9:01 AM on September 8, 2015

In this episode, Scott, Ben, and Jeff put AMD's Radeon R9 Nano under the magnifying glass. We also discuss Intel's support of VESA Adaptive-Sync, Cooler...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard reviewed
— 3:20 PM on September 2, 2015

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard serves up Skylake support with a gaming twist. With an impressive next-gen storage payload and some gamer-friendly features, can this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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The TR Podcast 184: Streaming to the Shield and overrunning VRAM
— 8:13 AM on August 25, 2015

In this episode, we chat about our Nvidia Shield review, explore Logitech's MX Master and MX Anywhere 2 mice, take measure of how much RAM...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Nvidia's Shield Android TV reviewed
— 3:13 PM on August 12, 2015

Nvidia has finally created the set-top box we all asked for when it launched the Shield Portable. We put it to the test to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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The TR Podcast 183: Diving into Skylake with David Kanter
— 11:33 AM on August 10, 2015

Special guest David Kanter returns to dive deep into Intel's new Skylake CPUs with Scott. We discuss the results of our review, compare the performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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