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VRScore PC goes gold for VR performance and latency testing
— 10:35 AM on January 30, 2017

Benchmarking VR content is something of a sticky issue. Among other problems, the real-time, largely non-repeatable nature of the content makes creating objective benchmarks rather...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Haswell IGPs get their last driver update for Windows 7 and 8.1
— 9:15 AM on January 30, 2017

All good things must come to an end. In turn, all outdated software meets its maker in the grand scheme of things. The terminus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Nvidia covers the 2015 Shield in Nougat
— 4:00 PM on January 27, 2017

When we said the hardware inside the updated Nvidia Shield Android TV was "essentially unchanged," we weren't kidding. Nvidia has pushed out...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Software

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Upcoming Seagate drives will reach 16TB
— 9:30 AM on January 27, 2017

As the new and incredibly-fast kids on the block, solid-state drives get a lot of attention these days—particularly as they get large enough to handle...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Toshiba N300 hard drives are ready for NAS service
— 12:40 PM on January 24, 2017

We spend a lot of time talking about SSDs, whether they come packaged as 2.5" SATA disks, PCIe expansion cards, or flavor-of-the-month M.2 formats. While...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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GeForce 378.49 drivers are ready to face Resident Evil 7
— 11:15 AM on January 24, 2017

Nvidia posted a new GeForce driver release, numbered 378.49. The driver is WHQL-certified, and adds official support for the notebook versions of the GeForce...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Steam client lets users move games and use Xbox controllers
— 2:30 PM on January 23, 2017

The Steam client got a big update for all platforms last week. Steam users will be happy to find that it's now possible to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Seagate lets loose 1TB and 2TB Enterprise hard drives
— 1:30 PM on January 19, 2017

Yes, that headline is correct. No, you didn't "Quantum Leap" back to the halcyon days of the first terabyte-capacity hard drives. Seagate is actually...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Samsung's Android 7.0 rollout starts with the Galaxy S7
— 11:30 AM on January 19, 2017

Samsung announced today that its rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat is underway. Surprising no one, the company's current flagship models Galaxy S7 and S7...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Tom's Hardware hammers an Intel 600p SSD for science
— 11:38 AM on January 18, 2017

Intel's first stab at making an affordable PCIe NVMe storage device resulted in last summer's crop of 600p-series SSDs packing 3D TLC flash. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Radeon 17.1.1 drivers bring support for Resident Evil 7
— 4:23 PM on January 17, 2017

The latest batch of AMD's Radeon drivers, version 17.1.1, is now out in the wild. The new version packs support for the upcoming release...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Deals of the week: a gaming monitor and system components
— 1:02 PM on January 13, 2017

Seasons's greetings, gerbils. 'Tis the season of upgrading, after Intel's recent release of its desktop Kaby Lake CPUs. You know what that means: deals...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Storage Displays Gaming

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Patriot's Hellfire 480GB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 4:29 PM on January 11, 2017

Patriot joins the high-end storage fray with its first NVMe SSD, the Hellfire series. We run the 480GB version of this drive through our testing...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Plextor aims M8Se drives at mainstream NVMe SSD market
— 4:13 PM on January 9, 2017

At Computex last year, Plextor announced the M8Pe NVMe SSD. That drive is a high-end model with a Marvell 88SS1093 controller and planar...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Mushkin broadens SSD lineup and product portfolio at CES
— 12:58 PM on January 9, 2017

Memory and storage specialist Mushkin brought a bevy of new and updated products to last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Like most SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices Gaming

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Western Digital SSDs are back in black
— 9:33 AM on January 6, 2017

Solid-state drives employing the cutting-edge NVMe protocol don't come cheap. People who can make use of the performance increase over traditional SATA SSDs are starting...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deals of the week: motherboards, spinning storage, and more
— 11:12 AM on December 30, 2016

Howdy, gerbils! We bet you're stocking up on all the liquor you can get your little paws on, in preparation for the huge party tomorrow....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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