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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Behind the scenes with Intel's SSD division
— 10:39 AM on April 10, 2014

Last month, we met with the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group responsible for Intel's SSDs. We got hard numbers on failure rates, details about efforts...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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TR's April 2014 peripheral staff picks
— 11:41 PM on April 6, 2014

When we introduced our new System Guide format in February, we cut out peripherals in order to focus more closely on internal PC components. Our...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Input devices

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Adata's Premier Pro SP920 solid-state drive reviewed
— 8:30 PM on April 1, 2014

Adata's latest Premiere Pro SP920 SSD bears an uncanny resemblance to a big-name drive that was released recently. This isn't a straight copycat, though....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A closer look at DirectX 12
— 11:38 PM on March 30, 2014

We already covered the basics of DirectX 12 amid the GDC frenzy. Now that we've had time to study our notes from the show, we...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Intel to renew commitment to desktop PCs with a slew of new CPUs
— 7:00 PM on March 19, 2014

Today, in a press conference at GDC, new Intel desktop CPU head Lisa Graff offered her assessment of the desktop PC market and offered

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Chipsets Systems

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Gigabyte's Brix Pro reviewed
— 3:22 PM on March 18, 2014

The first, Intel-built NUC (short for Next Unit of Computing) debuted a little over a year ago, and our own Scott Wasson picked it apart...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Crucial's M550 solid-state drive reviewed
— 7:00 AM on March 18, 2014

The Crucial M500 is one of the most popular SSDs around. Now, there's a updated version with higher capacities, better performance, and more sensible...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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TR's February 2014 System Guide
— 3:22 PM on February 28, 2014

We've reworked our famous TR System Guide with a new, component-centric format, which tells readers not just which components to choose, but also how...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Intel's 730 Series solid-state drive reviewed
— 11:00 AM on February 27, 2014

Intel's new 730 Series desktop SSD is rather unique. It's based on the company's datacenter drives, it has an extra flash die onboard, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Data retention after 600TB
— 11:35 PM on February 23, 2014

Our SSD Endurance Experiment has crossed the 600TB threshold, and we've performed an extended data retention test to celebrate the occasion.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A quick look at Mantle on AMD's Kaveri APU
— 9:11 PM on February 13, 2014

Three months ago, AMD foretold of the performance improvements that Mantle, its close-to-the-metal graphics programming interface, would bring to Kaveri in Battlefield 4. We've now...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Broken Age and the Kickstarter factor
— 9:40 PM on February 6, 2014

I haven't done a ton of gaming on my PC lately. It's not for a lack of games—I have access to a lot of new...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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First look: AMD Mantle CPU performance in Battlefield 4
— 12:26 PM on February 4, 2014

Does AMD's Mantle graphics API deliver on its promise of smoother gaming with lower-spec CPUs? We take an early look at its performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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The Obligatory Super Hole VIII – The Uppity Armchair CD Edition
— 12:57 PM on February 3, 2014

Jason Fox, our resident Mac blogger, spends his days in the advertising business, and he has a tradition of rating the Superbowl commercials each year....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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A subjective look at the A8-7600's gaming performance
— 1:34 PM on January 17, 2014

Update — Faulty memory appears to be behind the crashing we experienced with the A8-7600T. The AMD-branded DIMMs provided with the Kaveri test system produce...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Oculus Rift's 'Crystal Cove' prototype tickles our rods and cones
— 5:52 PM on January 15, 2014

The absolute highlight of last year's CES was getting a first look at an Oculus Rift prototype. Strapping on a Rift for the first...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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AMD's A8-7600 'Kaveri' processor reviewed
— 7:00 AM on January 14, 2014

AMD's next-generation APU packs in a ton of innovation, including updated "Steamroller" CPU cores, GCN graphics, and advanced HSA features. But is it enough to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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