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GlobalFoundries gears up for the next generations of chip manufacturing
— 5:12 PM on March 6, 2018

GlobalFoundries took us through its cutting-edge Fab 8 last month to offer a glimpse at the technology that will make the next generation of high-performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

Recent PCs have little to fear from Intel's Spectre microcode updates
— 7:30 AM on February 27, 2018

Intel recently released stable microcode updates to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability on Skylake and newer CPUs. We ran back-to-back tests with and without the patch...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Revisiting the value proposition of AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G
— 3:23 PM on February 15, 2018

The mornings before tight deadlines in the world of PC hardware reviews often follow a week or less of nonstop testing, retesting, and more testing....

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G processors reviewed
— 8:00 AM on February 12, 2018

AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G bring Raven Ridge's marriage of Radeon Vega graphics processors and Zen CPU cores to the desktop. Join...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

Tobii makes a compelling case for more natural and immersive VR with eye tracking
— 4:36 PM on January 26, 2018

 We've heard murmurs about the benefits of eye-tracking in VR headsets for quite some time now, but even with the number of press days and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

Synaptics' Clear ID fingerprint sensor feels like the way of the future
— 10:30 AM on January 17, 2018

Edge-to-edge screens are poised to be the new hotness of smartphone design in 2018, but pushing pixels right out to a device's borders leaves little...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

AMD lays out its Ryzen and Radeon plans for 2018 and beyond at CES
— 12:27 AM on January 8, 2018

AMD gave us a look at how it plans to maintain the momentum it built in CPUs and GPUs in 2017 for the year ahead...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

Intel's eighth-gen Core processors with Radeon RX Vega M graphics revealed
— 8:01 PM on January 7, 2018

Intel is revealing the full details of its eighth-generation Core CPUs with Radeon RX Vega M graphics onboard as CES gets fired up. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

Scaling Raven Ridge with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 191
— 10:08 AM on January 5, 2018

The Tech Report Podcast returns with Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman and esteemed guest David Kanter on the line. We hold a wide-ranging discussion of fairly recent...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Podcast

Roccat's Kone Aimo gaming mouse reviewed
— 2:04 PM on December 27, 2017

Roccat claims its Kone Aimo represents 10 years of gaming-mouse refinement. With a customized PixArt PMW3360 optical sensor and RGB LED lighting galore, Roccat's latest...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

The Tech Report System Guide: winter 2017 edition
— 8:00 AM on December 21, 2017

The Tech Report System Guide is back with a fresh new format and a multitude of system builds to serve DIYers on every budget. Start...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Systems

Logitech's Craft keyboard reviewed
— 5:10 PM on December 18, 2017

Logitech's Craft keyboard promises creative types more direct control over their workloads with a big, tactile multi-function dial integrated directly onto the device. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

How much does screen size matter in comparing Ryzen Mobile and Kaby Lake-R battery life?
— 1:15 PM on November 30, 2017

 As we've continued testing AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU over the past few days, we've been confronted with the problem of comparing battery life...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Here's a first look at the battery life of HP's Ryzen-powered Envy x360
— 8:15 AM on November 29, 2017

My initial tests of AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU gave us a fine picture of the APU's performance, but we admittedly didn't test battery...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU reviewed
— 1:42 PM on November 27, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U pairs the competitive performance of four Zen CPU cores with eight compute units of Vega graphics power. We put the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

Kinesis' Freestyle Edge ergonomic gaming keyboard reviewed
— 8:08 AM on November 24, 2017

Kinesis' Freestyle Edge keyboard blends gamer-favored Cherry MX switches with an adaptable and ergonomic split layout. We put this board's ergonomic and programmable features to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU reviewed
— 9:23 AM on November 22, 2017

Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU puts two more cores and four more threads in the same ultrabook-friendly 15W TDP that's been the domain of dual-core parts...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

MSI's Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard reviewed
— 5:12 PM on November 14, 2017

MSI's Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC offers fresh looks and plenty of RGB LEDs to go with Intel's latest CPUs. We poked and prodded...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards