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Chess, guns, and chainswords collide in Warhammer 40,000: Regicide
— 11:39 AM on September 25, 2015

Dakka! Dakka dakka dakka! That, my friends, is the most beautiful sound in the universe. Well, second best, perhaps, after the dulcet tones of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Software

Intel's Core i7-6700K 'Skylake' processor reviewed
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

Intel's brand-new Skylake CPU architecture has arrived on the desktop in the form of the Core i7-6700K processor. We've tested five generations of Intel...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

AMD's Carrizo brings power savings to mainstream laptops
— 8:25 PM on June 2, 2015

The Carrizo processor is AMD's follow-on to Kaveri and a direct competitor to Intel's Broadwell CPUs. After a lengthy prelude, AMD is officially taking the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Intel's Broadwell goes broad with new desktop, mobile, server variants
— 9:35 AM on June 2, 2015

As expected, Intel widened the reach of its 14-nm Broadwell CPU architecture across more of its product lines this morning with the introduction of a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

The TR Podcast bonus video: AMD, Zen, Fiji, and more
— 3:25 PM on May 8, 2015

Last night's live stream with David Kanter was a deliciously nerdy discussion of AMD's upcoming CPUs and graphics chips in light of the roadmap...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Podcast

AMD: Zen chips headed to desktops, servers in 2016
— 2:55 PM on May 6, 2015

The roadmap for upcoming AMD products has been pretty murky lately, but the company revealed some of its key plans for the next few years...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Inside ARM's Cortex-A72 microarchitecture
— 3:02 PM on May 1, 2015

The Cortex-A72 is ARM's next big CPU core, successor to the Cortex-A57 that currently dominates among premium Android smartphones. Here's a look at the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Servers

Semiconductors from idea to product
— 8:47 PM on April 22, 2015

Have you ever wondered how the chips in PCs, smartphones, and other devices go from initial ideas to final products? Rys Sommefeldt walks...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

Intel's Xeon D brings Broadwell to cloud, web services
— 10:30 AM on March 9, 2015

The Xeon D is Intel's pre-emptive strike against upcoming ARM-based competition in the server market. Built on 14-nm process tech and fortified with Broadwell cores,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

AMD previews Carrizo APU, offers insights into power savings
— 8:24 PM on February 24, 2015

This week, in conjunction with ISSCC, AMD has begun to tell the story of how it achieved major improvements in power efficiency and performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

The TR Podcast 170.5: The Heimlich maneuver
— 1:48 PM on February 20, 2015

Last night's stream with Paul Heimlich was lots of fun. Thanks again to everybody who joined us live and participated via the chat. We talked about...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Software The Tech Report Podcast

The TR Podcast 169.5 bonus edition: Q&A intensifies
— 10:59 AM on February 6, 2015

We had a bit of trouble getting started last night on the live stream due to my technical incompetence, but once we worked that out,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Displays Game consoles

Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 with the Exynos 5433 processor
— 3:17 PM on January 31, 2015

Most of the world gets a variant of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 based on the familiar Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system-on-a-chip (SoC). In Samsung's home country...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones reviewed
— 12:51 PM on December 17, 2014

Yes, we've finally focused our full attention on reviewing a smartphone. What better place to start than the new iPhones?

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Thanksgiving offers a perfect chance to crack open a busted iPad Air
— 11:05 AM on December 1, 2014

Phew. I needed that break. I was able to take off the latter half of last week and this past weekend to spend some time...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

TR's 2014 Christmas gift guide
— 3:54 PM on November 25, 2014

It's that time of year again. The big man up north is making his list—and checking it twice—while shoppers to the south contemplate what...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Input devices Mobile computing Software

TR's November 2014 mobile staff picks
— 2:32 PM on November 20, 2014

Quite a lot has changed since we spun off the mobile section of the TR System Guide into our first mobile staff picks. In just...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech