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MSI's CPU Guard bracket could protect Skylake CPUs from bending
— 11:55 AM on December 16, 2015

Recent reports suggest that Intel's Skylake processors might bend under the weight of third-party coolers. Heatsink manufacturers like Silverstone and Noctua have since defended...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

Updated: an 850 EVO 500GB for $138 with a game code
— 10:54 AM on December 16, 2015

Update 12/16/2015 at 1:23 PM: Turns out this deal was apparently too awesome for its own good. Adorama tells us it's had to cancel the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

Samsung turned our SSD Endurance Experiment into something incredible
— 10:00 AM on December 16, 2015

TR's SSD Endurance Experiment showed just how many bytes of writes today's SSDs can handle before expiring. We concluded our experiment with a take on...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Miscellaneous The Tech Report

Resolution is overrated with Humble Bundle's Neo Geo pack
— 8:38 AM on December 16, 2015

You all know the drill with Humble Bundle by now. The service lets gamers pay whatever they choose for a select pack of games, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Crytek and Oculus don't leave VR adopters hanging with The Climb
— 1:34 PM on December 15, 2015

With Samsung's Gear VR on the market, and Oculus' Rift slated to arrive early in 2016, consumers want to know what games they'll actually be able...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Star Citizen project tops $100m in funding and releases Alpha 2.0
— 1:20 PM on December 14, 2015

Space pilots everywhere, rejoice. Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 is hitting flight decks everywhere, bringing with it a host of new features, technical updates,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

SHODAN will haunt players once more in System Shock 3
— 9:54 AM on December 14, 2015

"Did you think I'd forgotten you, insect?" Those words sent a little chill down my spine. System Shock 3 has been officially revealed. Most...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Watch GLaDOS build the Steam Controller
— 9:05 AM on December 11, 2015

Do you enjoy watching How It's Made? You're in for a treat, then. Valve has published a video of the automated production line that...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

EVE: Valkyrie will be bundled with Oculus Rift preorders next year
— 1:09 PM on December 10, 2015

Multiplayer space-combat VR sim EVE: Valkyrie has made believers of many a show attendee this year. This guy couldn't even formulate a coherent sentence about...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

HTC Vive's release date gets delayed to next April
— 12:50 PM on December 9, 2015

Valve and HTC's joint effort to bring virtual reality gaming into the mainstream has hit another snag. The HTC Vive's intially-promised first-quarter availability timeframe...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

OCZ's Trion 100 and Crucial's BX200 SSDs reviewed
— 10:16 AM on December 9, 2015

OCZ and Crucial aren't resting on the laurels of their entry-level Arc 100 and BX100 drives. Instead, they've cooked up even more attainable SSDs built...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

AMD will bring FreeSync to HDMI early next year
— 8:51 AM on December 8, 2015

AMD's Radeon Technologies Group treated us to a sneak peek of its upcoming plans for FreeSync over HDMI and UHD content on Radeons next year...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

Marvell's shaky accounting draws the attention of the US government
— 7:42 AM on December 8, 2015

Marvell has released preliminary financial results for its fiscal third quarter, as well as its finalized results from the second quarter. In its report, Marvell...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

Paragon gives players an over-the-shoulder look at MOBA action
— 9:23 AM on December 7, 2015

The MOBA craze doesn't look like it's letting up any time soon. Epic Games will soon join the fray with Paragon, its spin...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Running Elite: Dangerous in VR will make your wallet tremble
— 4:11 PM on December 4, 2015

Earlier this year, Oculus released the recommended system specs for using the Oculus Rift headset. Those requirements were already quite a bit above what...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

Shadow Complex Remaster debuts for free on the PC
— 10:40 AM on December 4, 2015

Side-scrolling platformers have never been the PC's forte, but Shadow Complex was one of the rare exceptions to the rule. The game was well...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Skylake CPUs may be damaged by pressure from some heatsinks
— 9:45 AM on December 4, 2015 is reporting (Google translation here) that Intel Skylake CPUs may be damaged due to pressure from some third-party heatsinks. Some users have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

Corsair Hydro H5 SF shrinks liquid cooling for Mini-ITX PCs
— 3:45 PM on December 3, 2015

Mini-ITX system builders who want to push the boundaries of CPU performance are usually left out in the heat, and not every closed-loop liquid cooler...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems