TechReport New Design

Today, Tech Report launched with a new design; we hope you like it. We’ll be adding to it over the coming weeks to create a better environment for everyone. Our goal is to help consumers and business leaders receive all the tech news, information, and stories they need in one place. 

Built on WordPress, the site enables Google to crawl the relevant content and drive more organic traffic, which also enables the brands mentioned in the news, reviews, and forums to reach a larger target audience.  We wanted our news, comments, reviews, and articles to be the center of attention so our readers can have the best experience possible while gathering information online.

Tech News

This content-rich technology site delivers real-time tech news and other stories relevant to a tech audience. The news offers articles on trends, stories, new products, companies, and regulations, as well as other business issues — just to name a few of the categories available.  

Tech Reviews

The tech news site features the best hardware, software, and tech product reviews, including CPUs, storage, graphics, gaming, mobile, and motherboards. Other product reviews cover everything from gaming headsets and microphones to software and tech gadgets. 

The in-depth tech reviews provide a well-rounded, real world-tested opinion of each product to help readers make informed purchase decisions. 

Tech Forums

There are also forums to drive a community environment on the site. Visitors can register and participate in any number of forums, including those geared toward hardware, software, specific technologies, and general technology discussions.

Tech Content Evolution 

The website will continue to evolve, with plans in place to add other content, including video, webinars, guest posts from tech leaders, job posts, and more. 

We know this is a change for visitors of the site, but for Tech Report to thrive as a leading technology publication, we need to invest in and evolve its content. We appreciate your support!


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I just realized I haven’t gotten techreport news in my RSS feed for awhile… I search around only to find this mess.
Really no more RSS feed??
Why is there so much padding and wasted space?!
Techreport used to be one of my fav sites, but with authors dropping like flies, and now this? Previously donated, I guess I won’t be anymore.

A_Pickle
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A_Pickle

As ALSO stated above, the commenting system is monumentally inferior. I can’t edit my posts, and if you’re going to offer guests the ability to comment… you should offer account holders the ability to login.

I was going to edit my post to add another critique, but I can’t do that… so that’s ANOTHER critique…

…but seriously the search function is ridiculous. I don’t need that to fill my screen, just keep it in the top navbar. Seriously, man.

A_Pickle
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A_Pickle

Okay so… …I usually hate redesigns, but as the guy above said, it’s gotta be done. I can live with this just fine, except for the blinding white background. Old Tech Report had a nice little toggle switch that let me switch to TR’s dark mode, featuring TR’s signature dark blue. It was much easier on the eyes, and was quite nice for those of us who know how to correctly use computers and interfaces. You can leave the white, blinding, stupid background for all of the philistines that insist on doing things WRONGLY. PS: Is my old user account… Read more »

Matt Dovey
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So I don’t mind the redesign terribly, though the new comments system is objectively less functional than the old, but whyyyyyyy did you take away the RSS feed on a technology site? If ever there were an audience still likely to be using RSS feeds, surely it is Tech Report’s. If you’re running on WordPress, RSS isn’t a hard thing to implement.

Dashak
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Dashak

I’m a 13+ year vistor to the site–including the smoky back room. Please delete my account.

Alexko
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Alexko

I’ll try to be constructive, because I really like TR and don’t want it to die, and because I realize that the deluge of negative comments can be difficult to take and process. Which is not to say that the comments aren’t justified—they are. People mentioned that you should have introduced yourself, so I’ll start by introducing myself. I’m Alexko. I’ve been reading tech sites for about 20 years, I’ve been a writer for a few of them, and I’ve been reading TR specifically for many, many years. CS/IT is my job, as it is for many people here. I… Read more »

Sargent_duck
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Sargent_duck

And the most grievous error of all…There isn’t a single mention of cheese.

Kyle
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Kyle

Been coming to this site for a long time, first time I’ve ever felt compelled to post about a change on here. This is awful. Nothing about it is better than what was in place before, what’s going on?

Michael
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I’ll need to join the lengthy discussion and state the obvious: A spruced up defaultish WordPress site isn’t going to get it done. This looks second rate.
The folks who have frequented this site for decades are interested in information density first before aesthetics.
If this is some attempt the garner a look that attracts a younger demographic you have miscalculated badly.

Omgwtfbbq
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Omgwtfbbq

As many others, I’ve been a long time reader of TR and really enjoyed the content of the articles and the people who made these and commented on them. And I am also aware that site was going downhill for some time and I understood that it needed a change in ownership, with owner who would be able to provide more money to hire more staff and improve the site and would be genuinely interested in doing so. However, what has now happened is not something I ever wanted or expected – a surprise redesign with much worse usability, by… Read more »

Sam
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Sam

I’ve been an almost-daily reader of TR since around 2006 and have been through redesigns before. I usually have a short adjustment period (minutes, maybe an hour), then I’m happily browsing articles and discussions without a second thought. This is not one going to be one of those times. I’m on day 3 of this generic WP template and just as disappointed as day 1 when I loaded the site and thought something must have broken in the background. I think everything has been voiced by others, but just to reiterate: acres of whitespace, the excessive scrolling, huge tiles, no… Read more »

dashbarron
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dashbarron

I’m devastated. This design is radically different, but it’s not why we’re upset. We’re upset because the design is terrible, came at no warning, and as a close-knit community that backed this website 100%…we have no idea who you are.

We’re tech nerds. We welcome new and fresh change. But you very clearly demonstrated you have no idea what your audience is. And you bought this site…?! I don’t know how you can not see the problems with this.

dashbarron
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dashbarron

Further note: when they did redesigns in the past, it was all-hands-on-deck with the staff to come up with a design that was well thought-out and improved readability. There was a demo, and back and forth with the community, and a well-polished site came out at the end that everyone then knew, was familiar with, and had some at least minuscule say on it.

You did 100% none of that.

Pez
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Pez

This is horrific, what have you done

Joe
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Joe

I’ve been frequenting this site for years and admit the previous design seemed a little clunky and crowded at times, but the new design is unusable. The purpose of these sites is to obtain information, no gaze in wonder at the “design.”

So, I’m removing this site from my favorites.

Meadows
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Meadows

As of now, on my work laptop (768p screen, no taskbar) it takes 103(!) presses of the Page Down button to reach the point where you’re able to comment, and 104 to reach the bottom of the page. As a result, this particular blog page is virtually unusable whether you swipe on your phone or scroll with a mouse. This is what I meant when I alluded to the fact that this design is neither responsive nor finished, when it should clearly be at least one of those two. The state of the “hide” trigger under the social media buttons… Read more »

Colton Westrate
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PSA: I’ve decided, me personally, to block the first comment I’ve blocked in this thread. I feel it was the type of comment that would have been heavily downvoted and unceremoniously deleted by mods if they had the ability. That’s all the detail I’m going to share but I want to be transparent about.

bigbloke
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bigbloke

Wow. Such arrogance. Destroy, and I mean utterly devastate, a close knit community without even a polite introduction or discussion of future intent. So you have enough money to buy a website and not care at all about it dying off completely? Whoop for you! Do you also burn 100 dollar bills for fun? This new design could have been done better by a firstgrader just starting in WordPress. Did you buy the site and hand it over to your spoilt child to ruin? Sure seems that way. This comments system is so unusable I’m sure you can’t/won’t/don’t even navigate… Read more »

Nictron
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Nictron

Dear TR, As a Gold subscriber I have to add my comments to this. The only reason I was a Gold subscriber to TR was because of the effort that went into the creation and quality of the site. It was unique and filled with effort. That is why I subscribed. More and more people use anti-google advertising systems and browsers to engage the web and content creation is being rewarded via direct contribution when in line with the community needs. This new direction of TR is completely out of line with its community and now in line with the… Read more »

f0d
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f0d

I just tried reading these comments on a phone and ARGH it’s unreadable past a few replies only 3 letters at a time gets displayed and it looks like this
(Derfunks reply at the end of comments as an example)
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f0d
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f0d

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curtisb
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curtisb

I’ve always tried to be at least respectful in my posts, and I’ve already shared some thoughts in the forum thread started over the new design. I’ll do my best to maintain decorum after this slap in the face to the entirety of the existing TR community, but I’m not making any promises. I stated in my forum post that I understand the need to modernize the design. I misspoke. There was nothing wrong with the previous design. What I should have said was I understand the need to modernize the code. WordPress? Really? It’s a sh!t CMS. That is… Read more »

Sargent Duck
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Sargent Duck

The amount of creativity that went into this new design was simply staggering, breathtaking even. It must have taken Renee a whole 0s to think of having pictures on a white background.

It’s like, here’s $10, redesign this website with WordPress.

Fonbu
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Fonbu

I was shocked at first of the massive interface change. I have seen a previous website go this route as it was failing. ie. hardware secrets. But change is hard for most of us. I think most of the regulars are upset with this desecration of a most beloved and former highly respected website. I for one have read this website for years, as many of us readers. If great content is still made according to the classical Tech Report standards, it can still have a future. But content is only as great as it is presented. This site was… Read more »

Cyber
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Cyber

“This site was originally not designed entirely for mobile devices, but now it is completely designed for this.”

That would be true if only it worked better on mobile devices now but this new design is practically unusable on my mobile device while the old one was fine.

Kenton
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Kenton

Hi, I have been reading since TR’s inception, when it was thetechreport hah. I have never registered or commented on anything, I have never e-mailed anyone, I have just read the site for the past near two decades. However, this is garbage. I want a refund.

not@home
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not@home

I see all these comments asking Renee, and I thought, “Hey, I have been lurking here for a very long time and I have never introduced myself” So here goes: My name is not@home. I am rarely at home because I enjoy mountain biking, snowboarding, canoeing, camping, hiking, photography, shooting, and just about anything that gets me out of the house. The only things I enjoy in the house are Tech Report, and Civilization V. Speaking of the Tech Report, I was startled when I was reading the Ryzen Review and half way through, the website went from beautiful TR… Read more »

not@home
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not@home

No edit button. Well the first sentence should have been “I see all these comments asking Renee to introduce herself, and I thought:”

superjawes
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superjawes

An Edit button is among the top requested features in the mentioned thread, as is forum account to comment section linking (for a whole bunch of reasons).

Vaughn
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Vaughn

I have to agree with everyone else.
When I first saw this I was like WTF is this trash.

I was like normally you setup a beta and you ask your regulars about a new site design you go about it slowly. This site is only usable for me in its current state because I have a 2nd monitor in portrait mode just for viewing web content.

Fix this ASAP not in a couple months. I’ve been reading this site since 2003 and this will be my last year if some respect isn’t shown to long time members.

Adampk17
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Adampk17

THIS. IS. TERRIBLE.

I want my money back.

Lurker McLurkerface
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This is my first and last post on this site, which i have been reading for over a decade:
RIP TECH REPORT. New design is total garbage. Why the hell are there headsets in the GPU section? Or storage and GPU stuff in the motherboard section?
Please bring back the old site and quit screwing around.

Simbaant
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Simbaant

I’m one of the many following techreport, since Scott left ARS. Thanks for treating us like this.

MOSFET
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MOSFET

Interesting. AnandTech was showing pretty dismal OpenCL results and citing bad drivers and Windows implementation. 5700 looks like enough card for me, were I to upgrade a 1060. Slightly less heat and noise is ok (than a 5700 XT, not the 1060).

Pls
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Pls

Its not about the changes, as horrific as they are. The real problem is that someone thought it was okay to proceed in this manner. The mindset behind that is why so many of us see the writing on the wall.

As far as this article is concerned, text algorithms have come a long way. I’m pretty sure I could spin up a completely automated article that comes across as more ‘human’ than this one.

chuckula
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**WHAT IS THIS?**

tipoo
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tipoo

He promised, you heard it here first!

Colton Westrate
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PSA, and this is my personal call, this is the last post from “chuckula” or other imposters that I’m going to approve. We’ve had our fun with fake names but there’s no sense in making this mess worse than it already it. Thanks! Nothing personal to the real chuckula, I still love you.

drfish
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drfish

Yeah, you probably should have waited.

f0d
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f0d

Why would you be sad about the 9600k?
At the same clock it’s still faster than ryzen in games (but not in cinebench which is odd) and it comes with a faster clock and overclocks better
Not sure how much it cost you but with the discounts on it at my local computer shops it’s cheaper than the 3600X
[url<]https://www.pccasegear.com/products/46914/amd-ryzen-5-3600x-with-wraith-spire[/url<] [url<]https://www.pccasegear.com/products/44159/intel-core-i5-9600k-processor[/url<] It's still a better CPU imo than the ryzen

simbaant
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simbaant

That’s not real Chukula, no shilling. me thinks its some SSK

Sweatshopking
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Sweatshopking

Actually it wasn’t me

superjawes
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superjawes

But how we know you’re you?

Ifalna
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Ifalna

Moderators might know via E-Mail address.
We have no way to know.

BabelHuber
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BabelHuber

I don’t get this, really. Does the site have new owners again? What is going on? Where are the little quirks, like “most commented topics” or the comments with the most upvotes? Why is there so much whitespace instead of information? Why can’t I preview a post? Why is the “post comment” button on the top missing? I get that nothing lasts forever and that a redesign may have been due, but: – The old site had something, it was different. This is just a design everybody else has – The tradition for design changes has been to: – Run… Read more »

RAGEPRO
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RAGEPRO

No promises, but I’ll see if I can’t figure something out. No promises!

Colton Westrate
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I’ve tried to explain things in this thread. You may want to start with this post if you just want a summary.

K-L-Waster
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K-L-Waster

Sure makes the “5GHz” leaks over the past while look pretty dodgy, doesn’t it?

curtisb
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curtisb

As admirable as it is that you’ve been trying to respond, that’s not on you at this point. Those who made the decision should be responding. The sheer fact that they’ve put limits on what you’re “allowed” to say speaks volumes, IMNSHO.

BabelHuber
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BabelHuber

Thanks for the link 👍 No offense intended, I get that it wasn’t your decision. Also I hope that things are getting better now, looking forward to the new content in the future. Hopefully Renee (and the other new people?) have recognized that this is a vocal community with a long tradition who cares for TR, but on the other hand also has its expectations. As IT consultant, I have seen first hand what can happen when new people join an existing organization without understanding its culture and make decisions nobody likes: Either they admit their mistake, change direction and… Read more »

hgjgjthfukunfkunfku6fn
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hgjgjthfukunfkunfku6fn

You failed to notice that we live in a world where everything is a beta version. Windows 10 is always in beta stage, techreport is in beta state, and don’t answer this comment because is a beta comment (but actually the definitive version).

Zimpdagreene
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Zimpdagreene

As coming to this site for over 15 years I was definitely shocked to see the redesign like this. The scrolling is like insane. I think it’s way off in design and definitely needs go back to the old then make some changes… But not as drastic as this… Well maybe it’s just me seems like the way it is right now doesn’t pop with information like the old one did… Anyways.

keziwithchimi
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keziwithchimi

No, I don’t like it. I hate it. All the links I used to have on my screen are gone. No more can see on my screen the majority of the information. It takes a lot of painfully work to scroll just to see each article link. The screen is mostly empty. It looks extremely cheap, like an amateur webpage. I no more will be putting the effort it takes to painfully scroll the entire page for the little reward of seeing a single article for each scroll. If I come back, I will just see the main article on… Read more »

Krogoth
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Krogoth

It isn’t unthinkable. AMD should have been able to best a nearly-five year old architecture (Skylake) and its derivatives.

Spunjji
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Spunjji

Hi Renee. Thanks for introducing yourself. I can see that a lot of the comments have been predominantly negative, and I know from experience that it sucks to feel like you have to sit there and take a beating whilst trying to do your job. I’ll try to be constructive. Style concerns aside, the overwhelming sentiment seems to be dismay that the change was unexpected and unannounced. That’s definitely how I felt! A small introduction and a little advance notice would have gone a long way; unfortunately that horse has now bolted and the complaints and umbrage are now inevitable.… Read more »

drfish
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drfish

You’ve got this one wrong, bro.

Damage
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Damage

Nope. This is on Zak and the TR staff. Good job, folks!

barich
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barich

Where did she introduce herself?

bhtooefr
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bhtooefr

The “northbridge” on those systems didn’t include the memory controller, though, I thought – I thought the Clarkdale/Arrandale memory controller was on the graphics die.

Klimax
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In locked room with label “beware of leopards”…

Spunjji
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Spunjji

In the article above. Prior to this we knew nothing at all – now we at least have a name and a statement of intent.

I didn’t say she introduced herself *well*.

Zkal
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Zkal

Not a big fan of the redesign so far, far too much scrolling on both mobile and desktop to find what you are looking for.

Oh well, at least it seems like we are getting new reviews now which is at least one positive thing.

Meadows
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Meadows

Any guesses as to how many times people will have to ask Renee for an introduction before she finally displays elementary decency? Further feedback: design looks unfinished even for WordPress, there are no separators between screen divisions, no background colour (forget gradients, there isn’t even a flat TR-blue), there’s this insultingly massive padding around literally everything, and the comment system works on neither mobile nor desktop. When viewing comments on this 768p work laptop, I can see an average of 2 to 2.5 posts at a time and on mobile it’s even worse. You could easily double that just by… Read more »

K-L-Waster
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K-L-Waster

Have a heart: you don’t want to completely starve those extra 4 cores of power…

Waco
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Waco

This crap wouldn’t fly if there was a human at the helm that spent 3 seconds thinking about what they were about to do. I don’t think the new owners care in the slightest.

RAGEPRO
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RAGEPRO

Not exactly. Clarkdale and Arrandale chips had a separate die for graphics on-package, but their northbridge functions were still integrated in a separate chip on the motherboard.

Cyber
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Cyber

This actually my second comment ever on TR. My first being earlier this morning. However I have been an avid reader for probably as long as the site has been in existence, I’m sure I’ve been reading for over a decade. Why am I not hearing anything from any of the regular TR Staff/writers? The way this site was run was not just as a website/tech site/tech forum, It is a community. People actually have meet-ups and have barbecue!! Do you really understand what you have done here? This is a total disrespect and shrug off to all of the… Read more »

JustAnEngineer
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JustAnEngineer

What would be the point of spending resources to test an obsolete OS build on a new processor?

RAGEPRO
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RAGEPRO

Sure, I can add them in there for clarity’s sake. All tests on all machines were done on fresh installs of the very latest Windows 10 Pro downloaded direct from Microsoft, though. (1903 + all updates)

Fox
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Fox

[quote]I know things need to make money in order to function but why change what works?

same ones who you’re aiming to target with your ads and other junk. So you ad really better listen to us because we are representative[/quote]
If things work then there is less of a reason to change. So it must have been [i]not[/i] working.

Seems like it is all about SEO and [i]new users[/i]. That means “us the same people” are not really the target and/or we don’t pay enough to matter? :thinking:

GurtTractor
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GurtTractor

Ah, dang. That’s a shame, but I expect it’s probably a sizeable improvement. Hopefully someone out there will test this, you guys are one of the only ones that I’ve seen do DAW stuff.

Thanks.

Zimpdagreene
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Zimpdagreene

I couldn’t have said it any better but I agree. I am still bitter over Scott leaving but as they say.” It is what it is! “

Sweatshopking
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Sweatshopking

Most of us contributors have been volunteers for a while. Drfish has explained some stuff and made a forum thread, but the next steps people are asking for, such as introductions, are up to the owners. We can’t really do that kind of stuff and the website design is out of our hands.

tipoo
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tipoo

Through their floundering years I always wanted to pick up some of their stock at $2 and just hold it for years and see what happened. Kicking myself in the butt for that one lol

Meadows
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Meadows

It’s not their call whether or not they should introduce themselves. It’s commonly accepted social protocol. And I’ve seen these kinds of opaque non-statements from high profile companies before (notably, Activision), and it’s definitely not a trustworthy look.

I know I haven’t commented on anything in literally years, but let me put it this way: the new owners can either start behaving like human beings, or I’ll cease even just lurking about and the site may die in a fire for all I care.

Their call.

Sweatshopking
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Sweatshopking

I’ve missed you.

Yan
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Yan

I’d actually like to defend Renee in a way, since my work is in a similar field. Writers, especially freelance writers, write what they’re paid to write. If whoever is paying Renee reads her article and thinks that it’s exactly what he wanted, then she did her job properly, in that sense. Of course, whoever decided that Renee’s article was a good idea (whether it’s Renee herself or her boss) completely misunderstood the audience and what it expects. If they want the readers to stay around, they should learn who we are and what we want, and quickly. Otherwise, they’ll… Read more »

Meadows
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Meadows

I don’t very much care whose decision it was, whether it’s a boss or a subordinate.

You don’t just wade in someplace, not introduce yourself (or yourselves), and then expect unanimous contentment to rain from the sky.

Whether it’s Renee or the hitherto unseen big boss, they should’ve stepped up not yesterday but at least a week ago.

thecoldanddarkone
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thecoldanddarkone

While it’s not entirely true, it’s definitely the norm.

RAGEPRO
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RAGEPRO

Aight bro, I fixed it for you. 🙂

JDZZL
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JDZZL

I’ve been reading TR for years, paying member & all of that. Wish I’d known they needed more revenue or something because I was happy to pay for their product and to be a quiet part of such a great community. I’ll hang around for a while, in hopes that whomever is now in charge will update and change the way they’ve done things these last couple days. Purportedly, this is a great opportunity to show genuine interest and a desire to satisfy customers.

RAGEPRO
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RAGEPRO

People will downvote you but I think it’s a valid opinion. While I was testing I was certainly lamenting the lack of an iGPU in the Ryzen machines, simply for troubleshooting. Not that I had a lot of trouble, but y’know.

Actually it was Win10 1903 that gave me most of the problems. LOL

Mr Bill
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Mr Bill

I get it, they went for a 10nm shrink and got 14++++ instead.

smilingcrow
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smilingcrow

I am slightly disappointed with the efficiency of the 3900X v 9900K although the performance is excellent.
The 9900K is being pushed towards the limit on an older node whilst the 3900X has the advantage of a newer node and runs at lower clocks which generally helps efficiency.
The 3700X seems rather a gem though on all counts.
The 3900X is still mightily impressive overall and no wonder the TR2 12C chip has been reduced to ~380 as it gets well beaten by the 3900X in most cases.

ronch
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ronch

Yeah. It’s what blows my mind as well. AMD’s CPU division sure is firing on all cylinders these days.

see_spot_run
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see_spot_run

I’ve been a long time reader of this site since 2003. I’ve been through a few website changes (such as removing the “-” in Tech-Report or bringing in the tan background color). But through it all, it still always remained TechReport at its essence. Even with changes, you could tell that the core of what made TR was there in the changes. This new redesign though? I don’t feel like I’m reading TR at all. I understand changes need to be made, but TR feels gutted, a shell of itself. The frontpage is UTTER balls. I used to visit TR… Read more »

Simbaant
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Simbaant

Scott!!! See what have you done?

dragondaddybear
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dragondaddybear

This roll out reminds me of a meme:I don’t always test, but when I do I do it in production.

StuG
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StuG

When I opened up TR after the redesign, I immediately said “oh a wordpress site”.

Do you know the way to identify a bad wordpress site? You can tell it is wordpress. This seems like you just grabbed a theme and slapped it over your content.

IMO, role back. Sack whoever made the decision, and start with a beta site.

atari030
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atari030

I understand the need and desire to move to WordPress for some of the functionality it offers. But the site would have been best served by simply trying to mimic the old look and layout as closely as possible using the new platform. I don’t think that would have been too difficult!

Aranarth
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Aranarth

Renee,

My recommendations are:

1 – take note of EVERY COMMENT here.
2 – restore the site the way it was ASAP.
3 – introduce yourself
4 – set this up as beta and start integrating the suggestions you got in step 1
5 – understand that not everyone will be open to change but you need to be open to suggestions.
6 – you look to be about as old as the number of years of experience some of us have in the field. Be sure to be respectful and ask for advice.

tanker27
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tanker27

Not going to lie, its awful. The front page a is a mess.

Klaus
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Klaus

You have completely, and utterly…. F@&$ed up the website I’ve called home for nearly 2 decades. I don’t even know how it is possible for anyone to so efficiently destroy the essence of what was once a thriving community of self respecting nerds. Starved for information overload in any form, sometimes simplified by a price/performance plot chart. Instead, you’ve reduced articles to the likes of Windows 8 style charms for a taste of familarity to social media platforms in hopes of attracting a generation incapable of maintaining interest in a topic, person, place, or thing for more than what is… Read more »

Evan Danaher
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Evan Danaher

Don’t want to read through the list of negative comments to see if this already came up, but one thing I loved about the techreport was that I could go to techreport/news.x, and get the full text of every news post all in one place, instead of having to click on every single link. The vast majority of news posts are too short for me to want to click on a link to read the whole story; being able to scroll was what made it worth the time for me. Maybe it’s better for ad revenue to make me click… Read more »

SWL
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SWL

Been reading for a little over a decade now, though I’ve never posted before. But I always felt a part of the TR community. I got to know all the regulars over the years – auxy’s zany emotes, krogoth’s lack of press, sweatshopking’s ALL CAPS, chuckula’s…whatever the hell that was. None of you know me, or will likely will ever know me, but I’d like to thank you. I’ve learnt, laughed and had a great time since I stumbled on the site while searching for reviews of the HD 4870. To everyone harping on about needing to save TR –… Read more »

sconesy
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sconesy

Everything dies, that’s a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back

Neutronbeam
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Thanks for Bossing us around!

Goty
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Goty

Cross CCX latency should decrease between CCXs on the same chiplet, but crossing the I/O die probably incurs a massive penalty.

RAGEPRO
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RAGEPRO

I’m a fan of RPCS3 myself, so sure, I’ll see if I can look into that, perhaps later today.

I know RPCS3 uses TSX on CPUs that support it and is quite a bit slower on those that don’t, so I also wondered if one of these machines could handle PS3 emulation well.

EDIT: It looks like PC Perspective uses a custom-made tool to do that kind of testing. I don’t have access to it, unfortunately, but I’ll load up some games in RPCS3 and see how it goes and report back.

steelcity_ballin
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steelcity_ballin

Pretty reactionary and negative post. I’ve been around longer than most and seen a few changes during that time. While this is probably the starkest to date, I don’t think it’s the death-knell you’re claiming it is.

sweatshopking
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sweatshopking

Yeah, it’s not uncommon. It hails almost everyday somewhere in the area.

sreams
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sreams

Okay. Let’s give it the “few months” that they need to “improve” this, and then let’s see if (a) anything has been improved, and (b) anybody is left to talk about it.

Superscroller
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Superscroller

I’m just commenting so that there’s some more whitespace around this massive font that you’ll have to grind down the bearings on your scroll wheel to get past to read the read of the scathing comments that a certain staffer seems to be unable to read.

juzz86
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juzz86

Yep, that’s a perfect candidate mate! Good luck!

Rechicero
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Rechicero

I don’t know where to start without being rude. You failed. You failed miserably. You failed changing the site without running a Beta site first. You, wait, I need to scroll this to get rid of this stupid links to social media links that occupy part of the reading space (didn’t you have enough white space for them? Really????? If the web is now mainly a huge waste of white nothing!!!)… Scrolling… Now I can continue. You failed writing a post without even saying who you are. You failed signing as editorial staff when TechReport staff is known for being… Read more »

BobbinThreadbare
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BobbinThreadbare

Modern OSes should use spare RAM to cache things and make everything smoother

snowboardingTobi
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snowboardingTobi

So wait… is TR under new management? I’m so confused right now

quock
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quock

I would have preferred to have seen an announcement about a new design first with maybe a screenshot and list of things to come before actually switching to a new design.
I really hope there are improvements still to come, because the website is not really nice to browse right now for reasons many have already mentioned.

Hello
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Hello

Define “Management”

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