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A belated podcast scheduling note
— 12:48 PM on January 2, 2012

You'll have to forgive me for the tardy timing of this blog post. What with Christmas vacation, followed by a crazy work week, topped with...

Type: Blog post Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

Where's my 21st-century television?
— 10:10 AM on December 9, 2011

Gabe Newell said something that caught my eye the other day. As part of a broader interview with The Cambridge Student, Newell shared some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

— 10:09 AM on November 15, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

Sandy Bridge-E motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and MSI
— 2:02 AM on November 14, 2011

If you want to get in on Intel's new Sandy Bridge-E CPU, you'll need an LGA2011 motherboard. We've gathered four examples from Asus, Gigabyte,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Intel's Core i7-3960X processor
— 2:01 AM on November 14, 2011

The new Extreme version of Sandy Bridge doubles up on nearly all of the resources included in the original quad-core variants. The result? ...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

A quick look at Bulldozer thread scheduling
— 5:32 PM on October 27, 2011

Is an awareness of the shared nature of AMD's Bulldozer architecture the key to unlocking its performance? We investigate.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Life in the lab with Noctua's CPU coolers
— 10:51 PM on October 26, 2011

We rarely review CPU coolers here at TR, but we've spent a few months working with a trio of Noctua designs that are really quite...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Cooling

Ready, set, go!
— 4:02 PM on October 24, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

AMD's FX-8150 further overclocked
— 9:07 AM on October 19, 2011

AMD plans to bundle a water cooler with some models of its FX processors. We strapped one of 'em to our FX-8150 to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

A roadmap for next-generation mobo firmware
— 10:43 AM on October 13, 2011

Later this week, I embark on a super-secret mission to Silicon Valley to get a sneak peek at Asus' upcoming X79 motherboards. At a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards

AMD's FX-8150 'Bulldozer' processor
— 12:21 AM on October 12, 2011

AMD's "Bulldozer" processors are here, and we have a full and extensive review.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Llano Mini-ITX mobo face off: Asus F1A75-I Deluxe vs. Zotac A75-ITX WiFi
— 1:38 PM on October 5, 2011

The tight integration of AMD's Llano platform is perfectly suited to Mini-ITX motherboards. We test two of 'em from Asus and Zotac to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

AMD's A8-3800 Fusion APU
— 10:28 PM on October 2, 2011

We weren't terribly impressed with AMD's A8-3850 APU, in part because its 100W power envelope seemed rather large for a chip whose integrated graphics are...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Are sound cards still relevant?
— 10:58 PM on September 29, 2011

Recently, I supplemented my desktop's arsenal of hardware with a stand-alone Asus Xonar DX sound card. This upgrade was something of a shot in...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

Windows 8 and the marginalization of geeks
— 10:23 AM on September 16, 2011

On Tuesday, Microsoft made the Windows 8 Developer Preview available publicly without demanding so much as a Windows Live login name and password in return....

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

Live blog: IDF 2011 Justin Rattner keynote
— 11:05 AM on September 15, 2011

Time for one last live blog from the Intel Developer Forum in San Franscisco.  Today Justin Rattner gives an update on the future:...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

Live blog: IDF 2011 Mooly Eden keynote
— 11:04 AM on September 14, 2011

Join us as we offer a live account of Mooly Eden's day-opening keynote from the Intel Developer Forum 2011 in San Francisco.  Reload...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Systems

Live blog: IDF 2011 Paul Otellini keynote
— 11:01 AM on September 13, 2011

Ok, we're going to attempt a live blog from the opening keynote of the Fall 2011 Intel Developer Forum.  Keep reloading this page...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs