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Microsoft, Sony, and other companies still use illegal warranty-void-if-removed stickers

Microsoft, Sony, and other companies still use illegal warranty-void-if-removed stickers

By Joel Hruska on August 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm One of the ways manufacturers coerce users not to modify or even open hardware they’ve purchased is through warranty-void-if-removed stickers. These stickers are common on electronics equipment — Microsoft uses them on ...

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Secrets of Nvidia Maxwell, Pascal power efficiency revealed in targeted testing

Secrets of Nvidia Maxwell, Pascal power efficiency revealed in targeted testing

By Joel Hruska on August 2, 2016 at 10:00 am Back when Nvidia unveiled its second-generation Maxwell architecture, it delivered a huge improvement in performance-per-watt, all while keeping the same 28nm process node that powered its previous GPU architecture, codenamed ...

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Nvidia Titan X offers incredible performance, at a significant cost

Nvidia Titan X offers incredible performance, at a significant cost

By Joel Hruska on August 3, 2016 at 3:15 pm When Nvidia launched the GTX 1080 earlier this year, it didn’t take long before rumors of a new Titan-branded card followed in its wake. Unlike the GP100, which will utilize ...

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Microsoft’s Xbox One S: 4K Blu-ray, HDR, and a modest performance boost

Microsoft’s Xbox One S: 4K Blu-ray, HDR, and a modest performance boost

By Joel Hruska on August 2, 2016 at 3:15 pm When Microsoft announced the Xbox One S and Xbox Scorpio earlier this year, the company’s strategy raised more than a few eyebrows. While the Xbox One midlife refresh was widely ...

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Report: Nvidia has settled class-action lawsuit over the GTX 970’s 3.5GB memory issue

Report: Nvidia has settled class-action lawsuit over the GTX 970’s 3.5GB memory issue

By Joel Hruska on July 29, 2016 at 7:30 am When Nvidia launched the GTX 970 and 980 back in the fall of 2014, Maxwell quickly rose to prominence thanks to strong performance and excellent power efficiency. Early reviews showed ...

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AMD unveils the RX 470, RX 460: Entry and lower-midrange gaming on a budget

AMD unveils the RX 470, RX 460: Entry and lower-midrange gaming on a budget

By Joel Hruska on July 29, 2016 at 3:11 pm In late June, AMD launched its new RX 480, a midrange $ 200 — $ 240 GPU with both 8GB and 4GB RAM loadouts. Today, the company is taking the ...

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Futuremark responds to accusations of bias in new DirectX 12 Time Spy test

Futuremark responds to accusations of bias in new DirectX 12 Time Spy test

By Joel Hruska on July 21, 2016 at 8:45 am Last week, Futuremark released Time Spy, a new DirectX 12 benchmark that takes full advantage of DX12’s features and capabilities, including asynchronous compute. While the release of a new benchmark ...

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AMD reports a strong second quarter on increased console sales, preps Zen for 2017

AMD reports a strong second quarter on increased console sales, preps Zen for 2017

By Joel Hruska on July 22, 2016 at 8:06 am AMD reported its second-quarter results today and they came in extremely well, relative to the general state of the PC market. Revenue was $ 1.027 billion, up 23% from Q1 ...

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ExtremeTalk: Does anyone actually love Windows?

ExtremeTalk: Does anyone actually love Windows?

By Joel Hruska on July 23, 2016 at 9:14 am It’s the last weekend before Microsoft releases Windows 10, which means that any of you planning to take advantage of the new operating system had best be moving to do ...

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Nvidia announces new ‘Nvidia’ Titan X: $1,200, 12GB of GDDR5X, shipping August 2

Nvidia announces new ‘Nvidia’ Titan X: $1,200, 12GB of GDDR5X, shipping August 2

By Joel Hruska on July 22, 2016 at 3:03 pm Nvidia has been launching GPUs at a rapid-fire pace this summer. The GTX 1080 and 1070 debuted in late May and early June, the 1060 dropped earlier this week, and ...

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