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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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AMD's Wraith CPU cooler reviewed
— 7:42 AM on February 8, 2016

AMD's Wraith cooler purports to offer much-improved noise levels compared to the stock heatsink the company includes with many of its CPUs. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Cooler Master's MasterAir Maker 8 CPU cooler reviewed
— 2:01 PM on January 25, 2016

Cooler Master's MasterAir Maker 8 CPU cooler uses a unique base design to pack in more heat pipes than any other cooler we know of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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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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Build log: we put together a muscular Breadbox
— 4:15 PM on January 4, 2016

Our Editor-in-Chief has always had a soft spot for small systems with big performance, and Gigabyte, OCZ, EVGA, G.Skill, and Logitech were happy to help...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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The Tech Report System Guide: December 2015 edition
— 8:11 PM on December 21, 2015

In this edition of our System Guide, we leave Intel's Haswell CPUs and 9-series chipsets behind to look exclusively at Skylake chips and the best...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition: an overview
— 7:00 AM on November 24, 2015

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition is the second in a line of major annual graphics driver updates from the company. Crimson also replaces the Catalyst...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN970 reviewed
— 2:58 PM on November 4, 2015

Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN970 stuffs a discrete Nvidia GeForce graphics card into a box that's not much bigger than a Mac mini. Is it the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Building the Skylake Damagebox
— 1:32 PM on November 2, 2015

We built a brand-new gaming PC based on the latest components—and we're giving it away! See what components we chose and how the build turned...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Fractal Design's Core 500 Mini-ITX case reviewed
— 12:02 PM on October 22, 2015

Fractal Design's Core 500 is the company's take on a Mini-ITX case that's compact while still making room for big radiators, graphics cards, and plenty...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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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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The Tech Report System Guide: September 2015 edition
— 11:04 AM on September 16, 2015

In our first System Guide since Intel's Skylake CPUs hit the market, we examine the new chips' effects on every facet of the PC-building experience....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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Cooler Master's MasterCase 5 reviewed
— 2:39 PM on August 27, 2015

Cooler Master's MasterCase 5 is the company's first product based on an ambitious design philosophy it calls "FreeForm." We put the MasterCase to the test...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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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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