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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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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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Corsair's H100i RGB Platinum closed-loop liquid cooler reviewed
— 3:16 PM on November 1, 2018

Corsair's H100i RGB Platinum closed-loop liquid cooler is the company's first with addressable RGB LEDs on its pump head and in its fan hubs. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part five
— 1:23 PM on October 31, 2018

New to this series? Parts one, two, three, and four are worth catching up on before continuing. There's a lot of ground...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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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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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part four
— 9:30 AM on October 24, 2018

If you're just joining this series, I encourage you to flip back to parts one, two, and three to get yourself up...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part three
— 7:47 AM on October 20, 2018

In part two of this blog series, I introduced my idea of using paint rollers as the mechanism for allowing easy rotation of the foam...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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The death of Windows Media Center and the five stages of HTPC grief
— 11:15 AM on October 17, 2018

It's time to pull the plug on Windows Media Center after 10 happy years together. The ramifications for my living room are significant and nuanced....

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part two
— 11:47 AM on October 10, 2018

Last week, I officially introduced you to my project to build a custom input device for my daughter Ellie that she could use with the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part one
— 12:39 PM on October 1, 2018

A few weeks ago I unboxed and started experimenting with the brand new Xbox Adaptive Controller and its auxiliary 3.5mm headphone jack inputs. Ultimately, my...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles Personal tech

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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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Weighing the trade-offs of Nvidia DLSS for image quality and performance
— 4:34 PM on September 22, 2018

While Nvidia has heavily promoted ray-traced effects from its GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, the deep-learning super-sampling (DLSS)...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

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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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