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The Tech Report System Guide: January 2019 edition
— 10:00 AM on January 18, 2019

It's a new year, and after all the CES excitement, we're ready for another edition of The Tech Report System Guide. It's a fantastic time...

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

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Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition untethers Radeon gaming
— 8:01 AM on December 13, 2018

AMD's next major Radeon Software release is here. Adrenalin 2019 Edition lets gamers stream Radeon-powered games to their phones, tablets, and even their standalone VR...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Software

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Intel talks about its architectural vision for the future
— 8:00 AM on December 12, 2018

Intel held a wide-ranging look into its micro- and macro-architectural future this week with silicon luminaries Raja Koduri and Jim Keller. Join us as we...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Crucial's P1 500-GB QLC NVMe SSD reviewed
— 12:11 PM on December 3, 2018

Powered by Micron's 3D quad-level-cell NAND, the Crucial P1 might be a herald of QLC-dominated days to come. We put Crucial's first NVMe drive through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 860 QVO 1-TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on November 27, 2018

Samsung's EVO drives have ruled the SATA roost for the last several years. Today, Samsung is introducing high-capacity, lower-cost QVO drives with four-bit-per-cell QLC NAND...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Testing Turing content-adaptive shading with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
— 11:01 PM on November 19, 2018

While Nvidia's RTX ray-tracing stack may be getting all the press, the Turing architecture has other tricks up its sleeve. One of these is called...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Examining the performance of Nvidia RTX effects in Battlefield V
— 5:40 AM on November 19, 2018

Nvidia's Turing-powered RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti are its first graphics cards capable of accelerating ray tracing for real-time rendering, and Battlefield...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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AMD's Radeon RX 590 graphics card reviewed
— 8:00 AM on November 15, 2018

AMD has already exploited the benefits of GlobalFoundries' 12LP process in its second-generation Ryzen CPUs, and now it's Radeons' turn. The Radeon RX 590 powers...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Our picks for the best gaming CPUs of late 2018
— 3:41 PM on October 26, 2018

Choosing a CPU for a gaming PC can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. We walk you through the types of...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Checking in on Intel's Core i7-5775C for gaming in 2018
— 11:30 AM on October 25, 2018

Intel's Core i7-5775C stands alone among the company's socketed CPUs for its eDRAM, a 128-MB chunk of on-package memory that serves as a large L4...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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HyperX's Savage Exo 480-GB external SSD reviewed
— 11:15 AM on October 18, 2018

The latest gaming peripheral from HyperX is... a portable SSD? Parent company Kingston wants to woo the console crowd with a fast USB external drive....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Patriot's Evlvr 1-TB external SSD reviewed
— 3:19 PM on October 10, 2018

We were floored by the performance—and price tag—of Samsung's Portable SSD X5. Patriot's Evlvr 1 TB promises some of the same Thunderbolt 3 goodness without...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card reviewed
— 4:20 AM on September 21, 2018

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 brings Turing to a price point that's more accessible than the flagship RTX 2080 Ti. At $800, however, the Founders Edition...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card reviewed
— 8:00 AM on September 19, 2018

Nvidia's Turing architecture is here on board the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, and we put it through its paces for 4K HDR gaming with some...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Popping the hood on Nvidia's Turing architecture
— 8:10 AM on September 14, 2018

Nvidia's Turing architecture boosts the performance of rasterization while adding ray-tracing and artifical-intelligence acceleration hardware to open the frontier of tomorrow's games. Join us as...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Samsung's Portable SSD X5 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 28, 2018

Samsung is adding a brand-new external SSD to its lineup. The Portable SSD X5 shakes things up by promising NVMe-like speeds over a Thunderbolt 3...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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SanDisk's Extreme Portable 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 24, 2018

SanDisk's Extreme Portable SSD pairs USB 3.1 Gen 2 transfer rates with a durable, stylish exterior shell. We put the 1-TB Extreme Portable through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 860 EVO 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on July 30, 2018

Samsung has replaced the longtime reigning champion of the mainstream SSD market. We test out the 860 EVO to see whether doubling V-NAND layers doubles...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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