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Revisiting the Radeon VII and RTX 2080 at 2560x1440
— 8:00 AM on February 12, 2019

Our initial tests showed AMD's Radeon VII couldn't beat the GeForce RTX 2080 for 4K gaming superiority, but many more enthusiasts have high-refresh-rate 2560x1440 displays...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD's Radeon VII graphics card reviewed
— 8:00 AM on February 7, 2019

AMD's Radeon VII is the first gaming graphics card powered by a 7 nm GPU: Vega 20. This hopped-up Vega chip comes linked up with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Asus' ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card reviewed
— 7:00 AM on February 6, 2019

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070 is the second-cheapest way to get into hybrid rendering with real-time ray tracing, and Asus has given the TU106 GPU wings...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Using Plex to make your media-streaming life better
— 4:30 PM on February 1, 2019

Instead of having an entire computer hooked up to my TV, I started using Plex to stream my media from my own server, and I’m...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Software

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Samsung's 970 EVO Plus 500-GB SSD reviewed
— 9:01 AM on January 22, 2019

Samsung's 900-series EVO drives have been mainstays since NVMe went mainstream. The company has released a newly refreshed version of the 970 EVO that's so...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Updated: GeForce cards mysteriously appear to play nice with TR's FreeSync monitors
— 11:42 PM on September 29, 2018

Update 9/30/18 3:22 AM: After further research and the collection of more high-speed camera footage from our G-Sync displays, I'm confident the tear-free gameplay we're...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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