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Early deal of the week: Delicious SSD discounts
— 4:01 PM on September 22, 2014

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you some nifty SSD deals. Adorama is running a one-day sale on SanDisk's Extreme Pro solid-state drives,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Acer's G-Sync-infused 4K monitor priced at $800
— 12:20 PM on September 22, 2014

After years of stagnation, the PC monitor scene is enjoying a bit of renaissance. There are 4K displays with ultra-high pixel densities and G-Sync units...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Some of Samsung's TLC SSDs are slow to read old data
— 10:48 AM on September 22, 2014

Samsung has deployed three-bit TLC NAND in two generations of solid-state drives: the 840 Series and the 840 EVO. The value-oriented drives have been very...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Oculus unveils new VR headset prototype
— 6:00 AM on September 22, 2014

The first Oculus Connect conference was held late last week. There, Oculus VR unveiled its latest prototype VR headset, code-named Crescent Bay.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Friday night topic: Conspiracy theories
— 5:01 PM on September 19, 2014

You might have heard about the little stunt Nvidia pulled at its Game24 event yesterday. Using real-time global illumination on its new Maxwell GPUs, the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Only two remain after 1.5PB
— 11:35 AM on September 19, 2014

A couple of the SSDs in our endurance experiment have now reached 1.5 petabytes of writes. But another one failed on the last stretch,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: A 23'' IPS monitor for $150, a 200-mm fan for free, and more
— 11:04 AM on September 19, 2014

The best deal of the week is easily Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 970, which is already selling online with prices starting at $329.99....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage Displays

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Curved VA panel powers 27'' Samsung monitor
— 9:12 AM on September 19, 2014

I guess curved PC monitors are a thing now. Samsung is the latest to join the party with the S27D590C, a concave...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Monitor scaler makers commit to FreeSync hardware
— 9:24 AM on September 18, 2014

AMD is collaborating with the "industry's biggest scaler vendors" to produce dynamic refresh hardware for PC monitors. According to the official AMD press release,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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AOC's new backlight tech saves your eyeballs from harmful wavelengths
— 6:00 AM on September 18, 2014

A lot of us spend the majority of our waking hours staring at LCD displays. That's tough on the eyes for various reasons, including the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Micron's M600 SSD accelerates writes with dynamic SLC cache
— 7:00 AM on September 16, 2014

In some ways, Micron's M600 SSD is exactly what you'd expect. It combines the company's own 16-nm NAND with a marginally updated version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Adata's Premier SP610 solid-state drive reviewed
— 10:52 PM on September 15, 2014

At around $0.47/GB, Adata's Premier SP610 is priced to compete with budget SSDs from the biggest names in the business. The drive's four-channel Silicon...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The TR Hardware Survey 2014: What's inside your main desktop PC?
— 3:26 PM on September 15, 2014

If you've been on TR for long enough, you probably remember our hardware surveys. Our first one went up way back in 2008, and...

Poll Questions: • Processor series • If you have an Intel Core processor, is it a • Number of processor cores • Graphics card(s) • Number of graphics cards • Price of each (or only) graphics card at time of purchase • What's overclocked? • Motherboard manufacturer • System memory capacity • Solid-state drive capacity • Mechanical storage capacity (total) • Do you have an optical drive? • Do you have a sound card? • Do you have any expansion cards beside a graphics card and sound card? • PSU wattage • System form factor • Type of CPU cooler • Number of displays • Resolution of largest display • Panel type of largest display • Mouse type • Type of keyboard • Primary operating system • Home network Wi-Fi speed • Internet connection speed (down) • Internet connection speed (up)

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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DisplayPort 1.3 supports 5K displays, 4K at 120Hz
— 10:49 AM on September 15, 2014

Dell's upcoming 5K monitor reportedly requires dual DisplayPort inputs to drive its 5120x2880 panel at full resolution. Future displays should be able to support...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Deal of the week: The Pentium AE for $55, cheap SSDs, and more
— 11:15 AM on September 12, 2014

This week's deals post runneth over with discounted goodness. Behold: The Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition CPU is already a sweet deal at its usual asking price,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays

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What's your biggest PC bottleneck?
— 9:52 AM on September 12, 2014

Modern PCs are incredibly powerful. They have multi-core CPUs, massively parallel graphics processors, gobs of memory, and...

Poll Question: • What's your biggest PC bottleneck?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Memory

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TR's September 2014 System Guide
— 7:42 PM on September 11, 2014

We've updated our System Guide to include Intel's new Haswell-E processors, the associated X99 platform, and DDR4 memory. The new guide also features AMD's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Skylake reference designs have wireless charging, WiGig networking
— 6:13 PM on September 10, 2014

During yesterday's IDF keynote, Intel demoed mobile systems with wireless charging and WiGig networking. Scott surmised that those features could be integrated into the...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing Networking

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