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The typical enthusiast PC is more decked-out than you might think
— 9:42 AM on September 29, 2014

Typical PC enthusiasts may spend more on their PCs than you might think—and by the looks of it, their taste for high-end hardware isn't just...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Intel's Xeon E5-2687W v3 processor reviewed
— 3:51 PM on September 8, 2014

If you thought Haswell-E was something, wait til you get a load of the EP variant. This server-grade monster has up to 18 cores...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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TR's August 2014 peripheral staff picks
— 10:14 PM on August 25, 2014

In this second edition of the peripheral staff picks, we've reworked the display section with the latest 4K and G-Sync monitors in mind. We've...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Storage Systems Displays Input devices

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AMD spills beans on Seattle's architecture, reference server
— 11:01 AM on August 11, 2014

For some time now, the features of AMD's Seattle server processor have been painted in broad brush strokes. This morning, at the Hot Chips symposium,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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A quick look at Diamond's Xtreme Sound XS71HDU
— 6:49 PM on August 5, 2014

We love sound cards here at TR, but they don't fit in every kind of PC. Diamond's Xtreme Sound XS71HDU serves up the same kinds...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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ARM lays the foundation for a data center invasion
— 11:57 AM on May 9, 2014

The announcement that AMD is building a high-performance, ARM-compatible core is just one more entry in a swarm of ARM-based hardware preparing to challenge...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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AMD reveals K12: New ARM and x86 cores are coming
— 4:03 PM on May 5, 2014

They're baaaack? AMD is deep into the development of two brand-new, high-performance CPU architectures. They'll drop into the same sorts of sockets and motherboards,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Servers

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TR's April 2014 peripheral staff picks
— 11:41 PM on April 6, 2014

When we introduced our new System Guide format in February, we cut out peripherals in order to focus more closely on internal PC components. Our...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Storage Systems Displays Input devices

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Inside Intel's Atom C2000-series 'Avoton' processors
— 3:19 PM on September 4, 2013

Today, Intel officially unveiled the Atom C2000-series products based on Avoton, so we have the opportunity to offer a little more detail about this...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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Intel aims to reinvent the data center
— 9:32 PM on July 29, 2013

Last week, Intel hosted an event for press and analysts where it provided some updates on the state of its data center business. Then...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Systems Networking Servers

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Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewed
— 8:56 PM on August 8, 2012

Asus' Xonar DGX and DSX cost less than $50, making them tempting upgrades for folks seeking better sound. Both cards have PCI Express interfaces,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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A look at hardware video transcoding on the PC
— 3:50 PM on July 30, 2012

The market is rife with hardware video transcoders and software that can take advantage of them. However, making sense of that jungle of disparate offerings...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor 1TB hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 16, 2012

Is there any hope for high-performance mechanical drives? We test WD's latest 10k-RPM VelociRaptor 1TB against a diverse array of competitors to find out.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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OCZ's RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB solid-state drive
— 4:48 PM on March 26, 2012

Using virtualization voodoo, the RevoDrive 3 X2 combines four SandForce-based SSDs on a single PCIe card purportedly capable of transfer rates up to 1500MB/s. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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A closer look at the new AMD
— 4:08 PM on February 9, 2012

AMD has a new management team and a new direction. They recently shared their vision for the company's future, and we were there, listening...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Asus' Xonar U3 USB audio device
— 11:14 PM on July 13, 2011

For just $40, the Xonar U3 squeezes headphone and microphone jacks, an S/PDIF output, EAX emulation, speaker virtualization, and Dolby Digital Live support into...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Antec's Soundscience Rockus 3D|2.1 speakers
— 12:55 AM on May 26, 2011

Much like Corsair, Antec has delved into the audio world with its first set of PC speakers. How did it fare?

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Corsair's Gaming Audio Series SP2500 2.1 speakers
— 9:59 AM on May 6, 2011

Corsair has supplemented its line of audio products with a premium 2.1 speaker set. Is it worth the $250 asking price?

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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