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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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Forza Horizon 4 reviewed
— 3:50 PM on November 2, 2018

Forza Horizon 4 takes Playground Studios' accessible open-world racer to the English countryside. We grab our bags and take to the long and winding roads...

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming Software

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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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Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update reviewed
— 9:54 AM on October 5, 2018

Windows 10's October 2018 update popped up out of nowhere and it's chock-full of features big and small alike. We take a good luck to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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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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Gigabyte's X299 Designare EX motherboard reviewed
— 9:30 AM on September 26, 2018

Gigabyte's X299 Designare EX motherboard ditches gamer bling in favor of a powerful and exotic VRM cooled by a massive heatsink that promises to let...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's X399 Aorus Xtreme motherboard reviewed
— 3:41 PM on September 10, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and its 32 cores put more demands on X399 motherboards than ever before, and Gigabyte is ready with its X399 Aorus...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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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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Gigabyte shifts into overdrive with its AMD B450 motherboard range
— 8:12 AM on July 18, 2018

AMD's next round of midrange motherboards is on its way, and Gigabyte has a wide range of B450 boards to cater to builders of all...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Toshiba's RC100 480 GB SSD reviewed
— 3:30 PM on July 12, 2018

Toshiba's RC100 NVMe SSD takes a bold stab at life without DRAM or a full four lanes of PCIe connectivity. Unlike many DRAM-less SSDs, however,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's Black 1 TB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 11:30 AM on June 7, 2018

Western Digital is building a presence in the consumer SSD market for the first time. Its latest NVMe drive has issued a brazen challenge to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The Tech Report System Guide: summer 2018 edition
— 3:30 PM on May 30, 2018

The Tech Report System Guide is back to beat the heat with a multitude of system builds to serve DIYers of every budget. Start...

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

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