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Umbra action RPG uses Megascans tech to glorious effect
— 12:30 PM on May 22, 2015

You ever come across a game that looks way better than it should for its genre? No? Well, look no further. Umbra is an action RPG (aka "Diablo clone") that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Deal of the week: 27'' AHVA monitor for $300, The Witcher 3 for $39
— 12:05 PM on May 22, 2015

E-tailers are revving their promotional engines for the Memorial Day weekend, and that's produced some sweet deals on PC hardware. Craving a jumbo monitor based on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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The Witcher 3 developer explains controversial graphics downgrade
— 10:23 AM on May 22, 2015

Anyone who's followed The Witcher 3's development from the first teasers and trailers to the finished product has likely noticed not-quite-subtle changes to the graphics—and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Frostbite engine lead teases next-gen Radeon
— 9:30 AM on May 22, 2015

Although AMD has yet to reveal its next-gen Radeon, at least one developer has already been seeded with samples. Frostbite engine director Johan Andersson posted...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Join us right now for a TR Podcast live stream
— 5:38 PM on May 21, 2015

After a brief, allergen-fueled hiatus, the TR Podcast returns tonight. Starting at 9:30 ET/6:30 PT right now, we'll be streaming our recording session live on...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Catalyst 15.5 beta may help Radeons in The Witcher 3, Project Cars
— 11:42 AM on May 21, 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Project Cars aren't running so well right now for those with AMD graphics cards. The fight over Project Cars...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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OCZ's latest Z-Drive has 16 flash channels laced with NVMe goodness
— 10:14 AM on May 20, 2015

There's a new NVM Express SSD in town. OCZ's enterprise-oriented Z-Drive 6000 Series supports version 1.1b of the low-overhead protocol designed to replace AHCI....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Nvidia testing game key distribution through GeForce Experience
— 4:23 PM on May 19, 2015

Are you the lucky owner of a GeForce Titan X? Nvidia wants to hook you up with a game code for The Witcher 3:...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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The 5K iMac now starts at $1999
— 12:52 PM on May 19, 2015

Apple's 27" Retina iMac features an eye-popping 5K (or 5120x2880) display. Those pixels used to reside in a machine starting at $2499, but Apple...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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AMD's high-bandwidth memory explained
— 7:00 AM on May 19, 2015

HBM is the next generation of memory for high-bandwidth applications like graphics, and AMD has helped usher it to market. Read on to find...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Memory

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Reverse engineering exposes Deus Ex rendering process
— 6:00 AM on May 19, 2015

A couple months ago, we covered an Nvidia blog post that followed a triangle through the GPU rendering pipeline. The post described the progression...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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We have a winner in our GeForce GTX 980 giveaway
— 4:27 PM on May 18, 2015

We've selected a winner in our GeForce GTX 980 giveaway. Congratulations Gerald Goudy, you're getting the Gold Edition card Asus developed to celebrate 20...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Braswell SoCs appear on fanless Asus microATX boards
— 9:49 AM on May 18, 2015

Otherwise known as Braswell, Intel's latest Atom processor combines upgraded graphics with 14-nm fabrication. We've already seen the chip pop up on several Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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GeForce 352.86 drivers are ready for a Wild Hunt
— 9:22 AM on May 18, 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is due out tomorrow, and GeForce owners can already grab new graphics drivers tuned specifically for the game. Nvidia's

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Handicapping AMD's Fiji with David Kanter
— 5:04 PM on May 15, 2015

AMD's upcoming Fiji GPU, rumored to be called the Radeon R9 390X, will aim to take the crown for fastest graphics card, aided by a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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You'll need a powerful GPU to drive the Oculus Rift
— 12:46 PM on May 15, 2015

The Oculus Rift is coming in the first quarter of 2016, and we now know what class of system it'll take to deliver a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $336, the Pentium AE for $60, and more
— 11:49 AM on May 15, 2015

Welcome to another edition of TR's weekly deals post. This one includes more than just cheap SSDs, but imma make you wade through a couple...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Gaming

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Only hours remain in our Asus GTX 980 giveaway
— 11:09 AM on May 15, 2015

We're giving away a swanky 20th Anniversary Gold Edition of the GeForce GTX 980 from Asus that looks like so:

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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