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To provide you with an overview on new and existing technologies, hopefully helping you understand the changes in the technology. Together with the overviews we hope to bring topical issues to light from a series of independent reviewers saving you the time and hassle of fact finding over the web.

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NVIDIA Deep Learning
NVIDIA Deep Learning
Date issued: 01/12/2015

Overall improvements in computing performance have naturally paved the way for advancements in specific areas. One such segment is called machine learning, born from pattern recognition and advances in artificial intelligence.

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Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality
Date issued: 14/09/2015

Has there ever been a better time to be a gamer? Today's latest graphics hardware is more powerful than ever before, and emerging technologies such as DirectX 12 and virtual reality headsets are now firmly on the horizon. In this TekSpek, we'll discuss what virtual reality is, how it works, who the main contenders are, and why the technology could change the face of gaming forever.

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AMD Radeon R9 Nano
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
Date issued: 10/09/2015

AMD's newly-formed Radeon Technologies Group has reason to be optimistic going into the lucrative 2015 holiday season. Recent high-end launches, including the R9 Fury X, R9 Fury and R9 390X, have revitalised the firm's enthusiast portfolio, and though AMD hasn't quite been able to wrestle the single-GPU performance crown out of the hands of rival Nvidia, there are murmurings of a forthcoming DirectX 12 coup.

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DirectX 12
DirectX 12
Date issued: 10/09/2015

If you happen to be a keen gamer, you've probably heard the hype: DirectX 12 has arrived as part of Windows 10, and the latest generation of Microsoft's application programming interface (API) is in some circles being heralded as the second coming for PC gaming. So what is DX12, and why might it matter to you?

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Intel Core i5 6600K and Core i7 6700K
Intel Core i5 6600K and Core i7 6700K
Date issued: 26/08/2015

Intel generally follows a tick-tock philosophy for new processor launches. The tick represents a shrinking of the manufacturing process - 32nm to 22nm, for example - while the tock is indicative of a new architecture based on the leading process of that time. This has been the case since 2007.

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