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Core issues
— 12:07 AM on April 8, 2010

Keeping your cores straight isn't easy these days.  Here's a quick cheat sheet. CUDA core - Not a core Shader multiprocessor - Might be a core

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Another perspective on CPU value
— 8:53 PM on February 21, 2010

As you might have already seen, the value section of our grand Athlon II vs. Core i3 showdown article includes performance-per-dollar graphs based on...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

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Neither rain nor sleet nor snow...
— 11:57 AM on February 11, 2010

The universe is aligned against us this weekend. I'm currently in Washington, D.C. on a business trip and am completely buried in the record amounts...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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No show this weekend
— 1:17 PM on December 29, 2009

With CES just a week away, excitement is building here at TR. I've added some serious gear to my mobile audio recording rig (shotgun mics,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Taking a crack at the great CPU-GPU balance question
— 10:16 AM on December 8, 2009

We get some interesting questions and article suggestions via email from time to time, and we just don't have time to address them all with...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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A few podcast scheduling notes - Updated
— 10:30 AM on September 4, 2009

I'm sitting in front of my laptop, looking at hours and hours of audio I recorded while covering MSI's Master Overclocking Arena 2009 event in...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Contemplating SpeedStep and Cool'n'Quiet in performance testing
— 11:07 AM on August 28, 2009

Howdy all.  I've been hard at work in Damage Labs setting up new test systems with Windows 7.  This is a particularly agonizing chore for...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

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Just fix the AHCI already, AMD
— 12:21 PM on August 17, 2009

I've been partial to AMD for a long time. The first PC I built for myself had an Athlon Thunderbird running at a blistering 1.4GHz,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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On PC upgrades and diminishing returns
— 10:14 PM on August 13, 2009

Like many of you, I'm giddily waiting on the release of Intel's Lynnfield processors to upgrade my main desktop PC. This system is still trucking...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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A compact, fast, and quiet PC for the kitchen
— 12:54 PM on June 25, 2009

If you've read our summer system guide, you might enjoy hearing the story of how our very cool Pocket Swiss Army Knife config came...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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MSI and OCZ overclock
— 12:00 PM on June 12, 2009

Since we're an enthusiast site, little explanation of overclocking is needed here.  We tend to focus on the intricacies of hardware and how it performs,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Podcast delays and other stuff
— 4:29 PM on June 6, 2009

Wow... it's already time for another podcast. We've recently changed to a bi-weekly schedule, but these episodes come so fast... for me, anyways. Recording, editing, and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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When overclocking doesn't work out
— 11:41 AM on June 3, 2009

This blog entry I write because I feel it's necessary to raise a point about overclocking processors and GPUs. This is hot off another late...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

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Slight delay on this week's podcast
— 8:52 AM on April 4, 2009

We're looking at another great TR Podcast episode for this week, with discussions ranging from the affects of GPGPU on GPU lifespan to the atrocious...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Ignorance, legislative stupidity, and the French three-strikes piracy bill
— 11:00 AM on April 3, 2009

Yesterday, French MPs approved a portion of a new copyright bill that would...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Copyright

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The sorry state of BIOS-level fan speed control
— 11:51 PM on April 2, 2009

I'm constantly amazed by the pace at which technology improves. Take what's happened in, oh, the last six years, for example. We've gone...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards

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The case for a secondary motherboard OS
— 10:08 PM on March 26, 2009

It seems like every year, someone thinks that Linux is on the verge of making real inroads on the desktop. And every year, the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Operating systems

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Fanboys have their limits... and a quick podcast update
— 4:32 PM on March 13, 2009

Tuesday morning began much like any other day of the week for me. After checking my e-mail and Twitter, I hit the "home" button...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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