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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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The TR Podcast 152: Intel's new desktop mojo, DX12, and TR does subscriptions
— 12:06 AM on March 24, 2014

Join our geographically dispersed team as they discuss DirectX 12, new CPUs from Intel, and why you should subscribe.

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Gigabyte's G1.Sniper 5 motherboard reviewed
— 12:40 PM on March 21, 2014

Gigabyte's G1.Sniper 5 is a beast. It has a Haswell-compatible socket, multiple wired and wireless networking options, exotic integrated audio with a replaceable OP-amp,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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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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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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The TR Podcast 151: Key switch explosion, the new System Guide, and overclocked SSDs
— 1:08 AM on March 10, 2014

Join us for our newest jaunt through the latest news and reviews from The Tech Report. From Batman: Arkham Knight to homebrewed keyboards from Razer,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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The TR Podcast 150: From Mantle to Maxwell, and beyond
— 10:07 PM on February 26, 2014

Join us as we return after a long absence with a slew of news and reviews. Did you miss us?

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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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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The TR Podcast 149: Kaveri ain't just a river in India
— 11:45 AM on January 27, 2014

Join Jordan, Geoff, and Scott for an all-you-can-eat helping of Kaveri details, not to mention real-time ray-tracing news from CES, the skinny on hard-drive...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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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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The TR Podcast 148: Not quite live from Las Vegas
— 7:09 AM on January 14, 2014

Scott phones it in for this episode, speaking from the CES show floor about G-Sync, 4K monitors, virtual reality, and much more.

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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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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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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The TR Podcast 147: Amazon airlifts, 4K goes mainstream, and 290X goes wobbly
— 9:16 PM on December 11, 2013

Join us as we discuss the Radeon R9 290X quandary, the Amazon drone buzz, the John Carmack upset, and so much more.

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Heavyweight rematch: Gigabyte X79-UP4 vs. MSI X79A-GD45 Plus
— 12:25 AM on December 6, 2013

Ivy Bridge-E is here, and X79 motherboards are ready for it. We look at a couple of offerings from Gigabyte and MSI to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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The TR Podcast 146: Cyril gets cranked on cold medicine and talks AMD
— 8:38 PM on November 25, 2013

In this episode, Cyril battles through the flu long enough to give us his field report from AMD's APU13 event, Geoff shares his woes...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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