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The death of the Apple tax
— 11:05 PM on March 29, 2012

The old adage says there are only two certainties in this world: death and taxes. Steve Jobs proved that not even the Reality Distortion...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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XFX's Radeon HD 7850 and 7870 Black Edition graphics cards
— 2:16 PM on March 28, 2012

XFX has produced a pair of Radeon HD 7800-series graphics cards with custom coolers and higher-than-normal clock speeds. Are they worth their price premiums...

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OCZ's RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB solid-state drive
— 4:48 PM on March 26, 2012

Using virtualization voodoo, the RevoDrive 3 X2 combines four SandForce-based SSDs on a single PCIe card purportedly capable of transfer rates up to 1500MB/s. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 680 graphics processor reviewed
— 8:00 AM on March 22, 2012

Nvidia's hotly anticipated Kepler GPU architecture has arrived, promising vast increases in power efficiency and performance. Can it deliver? Keep reading for our...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD's Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
— 11:01 PM on March 4, 2012

At long last, AMD has filled the gaping hole in its next-generation Radeon lineup. A new pair of graphics cards bas come to slot...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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A look at TR's new GPU test rigs
— 12:22 PM on February 24, 2012

As I mentioned on the podcast this week, I have been working to re-fit Damage Labs with new hardware all around....

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Systems The Tech Report

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TR's March 2012 system guide
— 4:16 PM on February 22, 2012

Not much new hardware has come out since we published our last guide in December, but this edition is still choc-full of small, incremental...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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AMD's Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
— 11:01 PM on February 14, 2012

At long last, the venerable Radeon HD 5770 has a successor. Is it a worthy one?

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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A closer look at the new AMD
— 4:08 PM on February 9, 2012

AMD has a new management team and a new direction. They recently shared their vision for the company's future, and we were there, listening...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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AMD's Radeon HD 7950 graphics processor
— 1:37 AM on January 31, 2012

AMD has slightly hobbled the Radeon HD 7950 compared to its elder brother, but the price of entry is 100 bucks lower. Sound like...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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PC gaming in 3D stereo: 3D Vision 2 vs. HD3D
— 11:47 AM on January 25, 2012

We've pitted 3D Vision 2 and HD3D gaming rigs against each other in order to get a feel for the current state of stereo...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays

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AMD's Radeon HD 7970 graphics processor
— 11:47 PM on January 2, 2012

We've spent the holidays on the Southern Islands. Come see what we found.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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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

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What's next for PC gaming?
— 2:12 PM on December 30, 2011

If you're reading this, you're probably a PC gamer. You've probably invested a decent amount of money in a fast graphics card, a decent-sized monitor,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 graphics card
— 5:01 PM on December 14, 2011

We go inside the second with Nvidia's new limited-edition graphics card.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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TR's Christmas 2011 system guide
— 8:06 PM on December 6, 2011

With our latest system guide, we've attempted to weather the surge in hard-drive prices while taking advantage of some of the latest hardware releases....

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Today's mid-range GPUs in Skyrim
— 5:07 PM on November 22, 2011

We've followed up our look at Battlefield 3 performance with a similar comparison of mid-range graphics cards in The Elder Scrolls V: Skryim.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Execution
— 10:09 AM on November 15, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

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