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Everybody was a winner at the TR BBQ XIV
— 4:06 PM on July 18, 2017

TR BBQ XIV is in the books. I'd tell you it was a good time, but that would be stating the obvious. drfish and his...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

TR's 12 days of Christmas giveaways: our final winner and a recap
— 4:28 PM on December 27, 2015

All good things must come to an end, and that includes TR's 12 days of Christmas giveaways. The winner of our final giveaway—drum roll, please—is...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

We have a winner in our Skylake Damagebox giveaway
— 3:21 PM on November 17, 2015

After two weeks and dozens of submissions, we have a winner in our competition to take home Scott's Skylake Damagebox. We asked The Tech...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous The Tech Report

TR BBQ XII field report: We had a blast
— 4:14 PM on August 17, 2015

Scott and I traveled to Holland, Michigan this past weekend for TR BBQ XII. While Scott is a veteran of the event, this BBQ was...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

BenQ's XL2730Z 'FreeSync' monitor reviewed
— 1:02 PM on April 13, 2015

AMD's FreeSync is here, personified in BenQ's XL2730Z monitor. We've gone deep into the display's performance and smoothness, with direct comparisons to G-Sync using...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Gaming

BenQ's XL2420G G-Sync monitor reviewed
— 12:23 PM on February 5, 2015

Today, we're turning our attention to BenQ's XL2420G, a 24" G-Sync monitor that's currently selling for about $580 at Newegg. This display is a little...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Gaming

Intel's Xeon E5-2687W v3 processor reviewed
— 3:51 PM on September 8, 2014

If you thought Haswell-E was something, wait til you get a load of the EP variant. This server-grade monster has up to 18 cores...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

Asus' X99 Deluxe motherboard reviewed
— 11:01 AM on August 29, 2014

Haswell-E is finally here, and so is a new wave of motherboards based on its X99 companion chip. We've spent some quality time with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

AMD spills beans on Seattle's architecture, reference server
— 11:01 AM on August 11, 2014

For some time now, the features of AMD's Seattle server processor have been painted in broad brush strokes. This morning, at the Hot Chips symposium,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

TR BBQ XI: We're getting the hang of this
— 10:31 AM on July 21, 2014

After 11 years of TR BBQs, DrFish and the rest of us have refined most of the key elements of the event beyond any reasonable...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

4K for $649: Asus' PB287Q monitor reviewed
— 9:24 PM on May 29, 2014

4K monitors just grew up in a hurry. This new Asus display works as a single tile at 60Hz refresh rates, which is the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays

A first look at SATA Express with Asus' Hyper Express storage device
— 11:41 PM on May 1, 2014

SATA Express combines Serial ATA and PCI Express on the same physical interface. Some next-gen Intel motherboards support the standard, and Asus has developed...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Storage

A first look at Gigabyte's next-gen Intel motherboards
— 8:00 AM on April 24, 2014

Gigabyte has pulled back the curtain on its next-gen Intel motherboards. We take an early look at the highlights from four families of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

NEC shoehorns 368 Avoton cores and 1472GB of RAM into one box
— 3:01 PM on September 17, 2013

Our visit to the Kingston booth at IDF was particularly interesting for more than one reason. With the launch of Intel's Avoton SoC for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Servers

Is this DDR4 demo box Haswell-EP in action?
— 12:03 PM on September 17, 2013

One of the highlights of this year's Intel Developer Forum was the introduction of the Xeon E5 v2 processors based on Ivy Bridge-EP silicon....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

TR BBQ X sets records for attendance, epic uses of fire
— 12:20 PM on August 19, 2013

We had an excellent turnout for the tenth annual TR BBQ on Saturday. I believe the official tally was 60 people attending, with lots...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

Here's a look at the TR BBQ X prize haul
— 11:21 AM on August 14, 2013

Each year, Adam and I try to bring up some PC hardware to give away at the TR BBQ. Seems like the quantity and...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

A quick look at SolarFocus' Solar Mio Pro USB charger
— 10:47 PM on August 8, 2013

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are handy accessories in the wilderness, but charging them can be challenging. We look at the Solar...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Mobile computing Personal tech