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Acer VX 15 laptops offer Pascal and Kaby Lake on a budget
— 4:03 PM on March 15, 2017

A while back during CES, we talked briefly about the Acer Aspire VX 15 gaming laptops. They've now arrived, and we have the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Nvidia releases FCAT VR performance metrics tool
— 2:30 PM on March 15, 2017

Performance testing for VR apps is a tricky problem, and one we've not quite found a satisfactory answer for. As it turns out, Nvidia may...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Chrome 57 saves power and CPU cycles by throttling background tabs
— 11:30 AM on March 15, 2017

When we wrote about Chrome 56 about six weeks ago, we mentioned that Google was working on aggressively throttling background tabs in order to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Eurocom Sky X9E3 stretches the meaning of 'laptop'
— 4:00 PM on March 14, 2017

Eurocom has offered plenty of machines with lots of powerful hardware inside laptop-shaped packages before. Now, the company's Sky X9E3 laptop really stretches the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Deals of the week: an RX 480 for $144, monitors, and more
— 11:08 AM on March 10, 2017

Hi gerbils! We at TR HQ are still reeling from the double-whammy of Ryzen and the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. But there

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Cases Storage Displays

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Adata SD600 external SSD takes 3D NAND on the go
— 9:01 AM on March 10, 2017

External drive buyers can have unique priorities. Some want 8TB of storage and are willing to put up with the relative fragility and low performance...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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GeForce 378.78 drivers supercharge DirectX 12 and Vulkan
— 10:30 AM on March 9, 2017

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is out, and that means you need a driver that knows what the heck it is. Fortunately Nvidia just...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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PowerVR Furian GPU crams more performance into less area
— 1:31 PM on March 8, 2017

Imagination Technology's last major GPU architecture revision was 2010's Rogue. The comapny has produced six iterations on the architecture in the meantime, and now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Nvidia Jetson TX2 packs Pascal in a pint-size package
— 9:00 AM on March 8, 2017

The Raspberry Pi Foundation makes some fun and well-supported single-board computers, but sometimes a small embedded system needs more graphical horsepower than the four 300...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Radeon 17.3.1 drivers are ready to explore Ghost Recon: Wildlands
— 12:30 PM on March 7, 2017

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is upon us. If you're planning to play it on your Radeon, make sure you grab the just-released Radeon driver...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Toshiba's storage division saw rapid growth in 2016
— 9:30 AM on March 7, 2017

New reports from IDC indicate that 2016 was a good year for Toshiba's storage division. The company saw growth in revenue, units sold, and market...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft will now sell you a Surface Book with no GeForce
— 1:51 PM on March 6, 2017

The biggest competitors for Microsoft's Surface Book premium convertibles don't have discrete graphics chips. While that limits their 3D performance, it also means...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deals of the week: Z270 mobos, RAM, a 10TB drive, and more
— 11:41 AM on March 3, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! The buffalo's out on the loose and gerbils are probably stampeding after it. Despite all the attention turned towards the new and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Miscellaneous Memory Networking

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Google puts a halt on Pixel-branded laptops
— 4:18 PM on March 1, 2017

Chromebooks are a popular, growing product. Their combination of a simple operating system, decent specs, and affordable price has proven popular with shoppers everywhere. Google...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Nvidia touts GameWorks and performance boosts for DX12 plus FCAT VR
— 9:00 AM on March 1, 2017

Hardware enthusiasts tuning into Nvidia's live-streamed GDC presentation last night were probably most interested in Jen-Hsun Huang's announcement of the almost-a-Pascal-Titan-X GeForce GTX 1080 Ti....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless is ready for networking action
— 3:30 PM on February 28, 2017

The Pi Foundation's Raspberry Pi Zero caused quite a stir when it was unveiled in November 2015. The $5 computer has most of the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Linux-Unix

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Futuremark unveils new VR benchmarks and Servermark tests
— 2:30 PM on February 28, 2017

Futuremark, best known for the wildly-popular 3D gaming prowess test 3DMark, is at both the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Servers

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Porsche Design's Book One takes a page from the Surface Book
— 11:30 AM on February 28, 2017

Porsche Design Computing might have just outdone Microsoft at its own game. The software giant has been on a roll with great hardware lately, but...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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