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DirectX 12 DXR and Nvidia RTX bring real-time ray-tracing to 3D engines
— 4:41 PM on March 19, 2018

Real-time ray tracing has been the elusive Holy Grail of computer graphics as long as there have been computer graphics. Ray tracing has long...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

ASRock J5005-ITX fanless board packs Pentium Silver power
— 3:20 PM on March 19, 2018

We've seen a number of boards based on Intel's latest Goldmont SoCs, but the models we looked at all used the silicon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Nimbus Data's ExaDrive DC100 SSD is as roomy as they come
— 1:20 PM on March 19, 2018

When SSDs started to show up in PC build guides for enthusiasts, the first question on my mind was "why are they 2.5" drives?" As...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

HTC Vive Pro VR headset gets a hefty price tag and a release date
— 11:15 AM on March 19, 2018

We wrote about HTC's announcement of the upcoming high-end Vive Pro VR headset just before CES a couple of months ago. Back then,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone Daydream headset shows up for pre-order
— 2:45 PM on March 16, 2018

Google showed off its Daydream standalone VR platform back in May of last year. At the time, HTC and Lenovo both said they would...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty for speculative-execution bugs
— 10:45 AM on March 16, 2018

The January reveal of the Meltdown and Spectre speculative-execution attacks sent ripples through the entire computer industry. Part of Intel's response was a

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software Windows

Thursday deals: a raft of sweet laptops and a ton of discount codes
— 3:13 PM on March 15, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. It looks like I'm finally going to be on the receiving end of some rays of sunshine next week. I'm already planning...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Mobile computing

Report: CTS Labs has proof-of-concept code for AMD vulnerabilities
— 1:30 PM on March 14, 2018

As you may have heard, a group calling itself CTS Labs yesterday revealed what it claims are no less than 13 security vulnerabilities in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Servers Workstations

Security firm discloses range of Ryzen, Epyc, and AMD chipset vulnerabilities
— 1:19 PM on March 13, 2018

CTS Labs, an Israeli security research firm, purports to have discovered 13 separate security vulnerabilities related to AMD hardware across four categories of exploits....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600X combo deal, curved displays, and more
— 1:02 PM on March 13, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbildom. It is with great pleasure that after almost two months of convulsive coughing, my nose and throat are apparently done with their...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Cooling Displays Memory Mobile computing

Radeon Software 18.3.2 tunes up Final Fantasy XV
— 9:03 AM on March 13, 2018

A new Radeon software package just rode in, little more than a week after the last one. This release arrived astride a chocobo—one of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

FreeSync 2 is coming to the Xbox One this spring
— 9:11 AM on March 12, 2018

On Saturday, Microsoft launched a new series of monthly livestreams called Inside Xbox. The first episode had details on Sea of Thieves, PixArk, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles

Teasing TR's next build log: our CPU, graphics card, and motherboard
— 1:05 PM on March 10, 2018

The Tech Report staff is about to kick off a new build log with help from a wide range of great sponsors. We've got a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

Windows 10 S is dead, long live S Mode
— 5:16 PM on March 9, 2018

Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S along with the Surface Laptop just over ten months ago, but rumors that the pared-back version of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Friday deals: Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro keyboards and more
— 10:44 AM on March 9, 2018

Howdy, fair gerbils! If you're in a state or city that's experiencing or might experience a drought, hit me up. I've got plenty of water,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

Deal of the day: hundreds in savings on a Core i7-8700K-and-mobo combo
— 4:48 PM on March 8, 2018

Whatever component might be holding up your next PC build, it doesn't have to be a quality motherboard or CPU if you can act...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Oculus Rift headsets took a day off thanks to certificate snafu
— 9:45 AM on March 8, 2018

If you've got an Oculus Rift and you've tried to use it in the last 24 hours, you probably ran into some trouble. Early yesterday...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

Asus' Prime J4005I-C motherboard swims in Gemini Lake
— 1:15 PM on March 7, 2018

An old proverb asserts that a squeaky wheel gets the grease. Asus' latest Prime J4005I-C mini-ITX motherboard comes with passive cooling devoid of any...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards