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A quick look at OCZ's 2.15 SSD firmware
— 2:44 PM on November 2, 2011

SandForce SSDs have been dogged by reports of BSODs and other issues, but new firmware promises relief. We take a quick look at...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The TR Podcast 99: New PC builds for a new Battlefield
— 10:27 PM on October 30, 2011

In this episode, we tackle some listener questions, share our thoughts on Battlefield 3, dissect the new system guide, and explain the intricacies of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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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

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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

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SSD scaling outside the sweet spot
— 10:32 PM on October 19, 2011

Fresh from rounding up a collection of the latest 120-128GB solid-state drives, we've turned our attention to a pack of 240-300GB models to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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

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The TR Podcast 98: Of Bulldozers and Rage
— 11:59 PM on October 16, 2011

This episode of the TR Podcast has it all: listener mail questions, gaming talk, an interview with Asus, and a lengthy expose on AMD's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Corsair's Carbide 400R mid-tower chassis
— 10:07 AM on October 13, 2011

Corsair set its sights on the budget case market with the Carbide 400R. We go hands on to see if it brings the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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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

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The TR Podcast 97: Sweet spot SSDs and Amazon's new Kindles
— 1:07 AM on October 3, 2011

After a lengthy gaming discussion, our panel tackles Amazon's new Kindles, a big honkin' Llano laptop from Asus, and a slew of 120-128GB solid-state...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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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

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SSDs in the sweet spot: Modern contenders at 120-128GB
— 11:01 PM on September 25, 2011

The latest generation of SSDs is out in full force. We've rounded up nine of 'em to see which offers the best performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The TR Podcast 96: IDF and Inside the second
— 10:01 PM on September 18, 2011

In this edition of the TR Podcast, we've got a full IDF debrief, an expose on Scott's look at frame time measurements and microstuttering,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Inside the second: A new look at game benchmarking
— 6:08 PM on September 8, 2011

We set out to introduce some new game benchmarking methods, and those new tools promptly helped us uncover an intriguing problem: multi-GPU micro-stuttering.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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The TR Podcast 95: Razer's Blade, Jobs retires, and a PC in your palm
— 11:46 PM on September 4, 2011

In this episode of the TR Podcast, we cover the latest gaming news, Steve Jobs' resignation as Apple CEO, and some fresh hardware goodies...

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Thermaltake's Element Q Mini-ITX enclosure
— 4:13 PM on August 25, 2011

For just $65, Thermaltake's Element Q Mini-ITX chassis offers a 200W PSU, support for 5.25" optical drives, and subtle styling reminiscent of the Golf GTI....

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Fractal Design's Define R3 mid-tower chassis
— 11:47 AM on August 23, 2011

Fractal Design has concocted a USB 3.0 revision of its stylish Define R3 mid-tower chassis. We go hands-on to see if its beauty...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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The TR Podcast 94: Dorm PCs and playing with blocks
— 9:56 PM on August 21, 2011

This episode is all about gaming, going back to school, industry-altering news, and BBQ on the shores of Lake Michigan.

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