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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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AMD's Radeon R9 295 X2 graphics card reviewed
— 7:00 AM on April 8, 2014

We review the most powerful piece of consumer graphics hardware ever created. Not to put too fine a point on it.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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A closer look at DirectX 12
— 11:38 PM on March 30, 2014

We already covered the basics of DirectX 12 amid the GDC frenzy. Now that we've had time to study our notes from the show, we...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Intel to renew commitment to desktop PCs with a slew of new CPUs
— 7:00 PM on March 19, 2014

Today, in a press conference at GDC, new Intel desktop CPU head Lisa Graff offered her assessment of the desktop PC market and offered

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Chipsets Systems

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Gigabyte's Brix Pro reviewed
— 3:22 PM on March 18, 2014

The first, Intel-built NUC (short for Next Unit of Computing) debuted a little over a year ago, and our own Scott Wasson picked it apart...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR subscriptions: our progress so far
— 1:53 PM on March 16, 2014

Several days ago, we introduced our pay-what-you-want subscription system. We asked for you all to support us, and we offered a handful...

Type: Blog post Tags: The Tech Report

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Introducing TR subscriptions
— 11:52 AM on March 12, 2014

We've been independently publishing The Tech Report for nearly 15 years, and today, we've come to a crossroads. You see, TR has...

Type: Blog post Tags: The Tech Report

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TR's February 2014 System Guide
— 3:22 PM on February 28, 2014

We've reworked our famous TR System Guide with a new, component-centric format, which tells readers not just which components to choose, but also how...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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A subjective look at the A8-7600's gaming performance
— 1:34 PM on January 17, 2014

Update — Faulty memory appears to be behind the crashing we experienced with the A8-7600T. The AMD-branded DIMMs provided with the Kaveri test system produce...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Oculus Rift's 'Crystal Cove' prototype tickles our rods and cones
— 5:52 PM on January 15, 2014

The absolute highlight of last year's CES was getting a first look at an Oculus Rift prototype. Strapping on a Rift for the first...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Displays 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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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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Goodbye, consoles
— 8:30 AM on December 27, 2013

For more than a decade, an Xbox console has lived under my television. I started with the original and moved on to the 360,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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TR's Christmas 2013 system guide
— 8:55 PM on December 11, 2013

Yes, it's time for a new TR system guide. We have old recommendations to tune up, availability constraints to account for, and price hikes...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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An update on Radeon R9 290X variance
— 12:01 PM on December 10, 2013

We're still tracking the issue of Radeon R9 290X performance variance after our investigation into the matter last week and AMD's subsequent statement....

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

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