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The Tech Report System Guide: September 2015 edition
— 11:04 AM on September 16, 2015

In our first System Guide since Intel's Skylake CPUs hit the market, we examine the new chips' effects on every facet of the PC-building experience....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

Intel's Core i7-6700K 'Skylake' processor reviewed
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

Intel's brand-new Skylake CPU architecture has arrived on the desktop in the form of the Core i7-6700K processor. We've tested five generations of Intel...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

The Tech Report System Guide: July 2015 edition
— 3:45 PM on July 20, 2015

In this edition of our System Guide, we update our recommendations to account for Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 Ti and AMD's Radeon R9 Fury...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

TR's July 2015 mobile staff picks
— 10:58 AM on July 6, 2015

In this edition of our mobile staff picks, we chose our favorites from the current cream of the crop in tablets, convertibles, laptops, and phones....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Intel's NUC5i7RYH mini-PC with Iris graphics reviewed
— 10:57 AM on June 10, 2015

Despite palm-sized proportions, Intel's NUC5i7RYH mini-PC is loaded with a 28W Broadwell processor, multiple storage bays, and connectivity galore. We've taken the small-form-factor system...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

AMD's Carrizo brings power savings to mainstream laptops
— 8:25 PM on June 2, 2015

The Carrizo processor is AMD's follow-on to Kaveri and a direct competitor to Intel's Broadwell CPUs. After a lengthy prelude, AMD is officially taking the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Intel's Broadwell goes broad with new desktop, mobile, server variants
— 9:35 AM on June 2, 2015

As expected, Intel widened the reach of its 14-nm Broadwell CPU architecture across more of its product lines this morning with the introduction of a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

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

The making of Damagebox 2015
— 3:43 PM on May 13, 2015

I've built myself a fast, quiet, and stately new PC out of all-new components. Come have a look at Damagebox 2015.

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

The Tech Report System Guide: May 2015 edition
— 7:20 PM on May 11, 2015

Ready to build a new PC? The latest edition of our System Guide features our picks for everything you'll need to put together a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

The TR Podcast bonus video: AMD, Zen, Fiji, and more
— 3:25 PM on May 8, 2015

Last night's live stream with David Kanter was a deliciously nerdy discussion of AMD's upcoming CPUs and graphics chips in light of the roadmap...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Podcast

AMD: Zen chips headed to desktops, servers in 2016
— 2:55 PM on May 6, 2015

The roadmap for upcoming AMD products has been pretty murky lately, but the company revealed some of its key plans for the next few years...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Inside ARM's Cortex-A72 microarchitecture
— 3:02 PM on May 1, 2015

The Cortex-A72 is ARM's next big CPU core, successor to the Cortex-A57 that currently dominates among premium Android smartphones. Here's a look at the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Servers

Semiconductors from idea to product
— 8:47 PM on April 22, 2015

Have you ever wondered how the chips in PCs, smartphones, and other devices go from initial ideas to final products? Rys Sommefeldt walks...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Intel's Compute Stick miniature PC reviewed
— 10:00 AM on April 22, 2015

Despite being the size of a small candy bar, Intel's Compute Stick is an honest-to-goodness PC with a quad-core Bay Trail processor, expandable flash storage,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

Intel's Xeon D brings Broadwell to cloud, web services
— 10:30 AM on March 9, 2015

The Xeon D is Intel's pre-emptive strike against upcoming ARM-based competition in the server market. Built on 14-nm process tech and fortified with Broadwell cores,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers