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Rumor: Google to bake ad-blocking into Chrome browser
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google intends to include an ad-blocking component in future versions of its popular Chrome web browser. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Radeon 17.4.3 drivers are ready for the RX 580 and RX 570
— 9:00 AM on April 20, 2017

AMD's manufacturing friends have kept us busy this week with an onslaught of new RX 580 and RX 570 graphics cards. Buying shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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This is your three-month warning for TR BBQ XIV
— 11:00 AM on April 17, 2017

It's nearly that time of the year again. The magical weekend where TR gerbils from around the country (and maybe the world) descend upon...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Google retires outdated Octane JavaScript benchmark
— 5:00 PM on April 13, 2017

Benchmarks are a crucial part of what we do here at TR. As fun as it can be to compare performance figures for competing widgets,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Visit a gorgeous lab in Unigine's Superposition benchmark test
— 1:00 PM on April 12, 2017

Unigine, the team behind well-known benchmark software like Valley and Heaven, has released a new benchmark called Superposition. The Valley benchmark is going on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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SiSoft Sandra Platinum 2017 is ready for Ryzen
— 9:00 AM on March 29, 2017

In our recent review of AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs, we ran into some limitations with our usual suite of synthetic CPU benchmarks. Neither SiSoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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AIDA64 version 5.90 supports Ryzen and Apollo Lake
— 11:00 AM on March 28, 2017

Popular system information and benchmark software AIDA64 has just received its latest update to version 5.90. The update includes various improvements, but the headline...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Futuremark adds Vulkan to its API Overhead test
— 9:11 AM on March 23, 2017

The list of applications that support DirectX 12 or Vulkan isn't very long, and the list of applications that support both APIs is, as far...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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AMD publishes patches for Vega support on Linux
— 4:00 PM on March 22, 2017

Phoronix reports that AMD just published 100 patches to the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver, adding support for the company's upcoming Vega GPUs. Just a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Linux-Unix

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GeForce 378.92 drivers are ready to travel to Andromeda
— 11:00 AM on March 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to pick up Bioware's Mass Effect series 600 years after from the original trilogy, and Nvidia is prepared for it...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Everything You Do is Right Day Shortbread
— 1:30 PM on March 16, 2017

PC hardware and computing FCAT VR: measuring VR performance on the GTX 1060 and RX 480 @ PC Perspective Plextor M8Pe Series SSD review @

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Radeon 17.3.2 drivers suit up for Mass Effect: Andromeda
— 9:00 AM on March 16, 2017

It's been five years since Bioware wrapped up the original Mass Effect storyline, and fans of the story-driven RPG are hotly anticipating the upcoming sequel....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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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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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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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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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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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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