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Intel's Optane SSD 800P 58 GB and 118 GB solid-state drives reviewed
— 11:30 AM on March 8, 2018

Intel's duo of Optane SSD 800P drives promises the same blend of impressive latency and performance consistency as its larger Optane devices at a price...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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

The Tech Report's February 2018 mobile staff picks
— 9:32 AM on February 23, 2018

It's time for another edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, where we comb the worlds of tablets, laptops, and phones to separate the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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

Intel SSD DC P4510 drives promise dense, efficient bulk storage
— 11:44 AM on February 15, 2018

Intel is putting its 64-layer 3D NAND to use in the data center with the arrival of its SSD DC P4510 in capacities up to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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

Intel's SSD 760p Series 512 GB solid-state drive reviewed
— 10:30 AM on January 23, 2018

Intel is shaking up the mainstream SSD market by releasing a new NVMe drive at what it calls near-SATA prices. We run the drive through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Samsung's 860 Pro 1 TB solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on January 23, 2018

Samsung's latest top-shelf SATA drive has arrived to put the aged 850 Pro to pasture. Join us as we see what changes the past few...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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

Gigabyte's Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box external graphics card reviewed
— 4:13 PM on December 21, 2017

Gigabyte's Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box offers us a look into a future where a big shot of graphics performance is just a single cable...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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

MSI's GP62 7REX Leopard Pro gaming laptop reviewed
— 2:18 PM on December 6, 2017

With a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti inside, MSI's GP62 7REX notebook puts plenty of gaming power into a relatively affordable and portable package. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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