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Launching on January 1, 2011, the new site design, TR 3.0 rolled out. Offering a completely new layout and two user switchable colors, blue and white.
 
On September 8, 2011 Scott posted an article titled "Inside the second: A new look at game benchmarking". This showed gamers that frames per second(FPS) are not the only thing that matters in "smooth" gameplay, but frame latency has a big part.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/154089-after-almost-20-years-gpu-benchmarking-is-moving-past-frames-per-second|title=After almost 20 years, GPU benchmarking is moving past frames per second|work=Extremetech}}</ref>
 
On December 2, 2015 Scott Wasson, the founder and Editor-In-Chief stepped down as he accepted a role in AMD's graphics division.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://techreport.com/blog/29390/into-a-new-era|title=Into a new era|work=techreport.com}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|last1=Smith|first1=Ryan|title=Scott Wasson Announces His Retirement from The Tech Report|url=https://www.anandtech.com/show/9832/scott-wasson-announces-his-retirement-from-the-tech-report|accessdate=22 March 2018|publisher=Anandtech|date=3 December 2015}}</ref> Wasson subsequently sold the company in March 2018 to Adam Eiberger, the Tech Report's business manager.<ref>{{cite news|last1=Kampman|first1=Jeff|title=The Tech Report secures an independent future|url=https://techreport.com/blog/33308/the-tech-report-secures-an-independent-future|accessdate=22 March 2018|publisher=Tech Report|date=28 February 2018}}</ref>
 
On July 7, 2019, coinciding with the release of AMD's Ryzen 3 CPUs and Navi GPUs, a site redesign was launched moving from the Tech Report's former custom CMS and functionality to a generic Wordpress template. On July 9th, and without introducing herself or explaining her role at Tech Report, Renee Johnson posted an introduction to the design<ref>({cite web|url=https://techreport.com/featured/3463422/new-design/|title=TechReport New Design|work=techreport.com})</ref>. The new redesign was met with harsh criticism from the users.
 
== Video game and GPU performance benchmarking research ==
 
On September 8, 2011 Scott Wasson posted an article titled "Inside the second: A new look at game benchmarking". This showed gamers that frames per second(FPS) are not the only thing that matters in "smooth" gameplay, but frame latency has a big part.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/154089-after-almost-20-years-gpu-benchmarking-is-moving-past-frames-per-second|title=After almost 20 years, GPU benchmarking is moving past frames per second|work=Extremetech}}</ref> This innovative benchmarking method was later mentioned and acknowledged by other publications such as Anandtech.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.anandtech.com/show/7195/amd-frame-pacing-explorer-cat138|title=AMD Frame Pacing Explored: Catalyst 13.8 Brings Consistency to Crossfire|last=Smith|first=Ryan|website=www.anandtech.com|access-date=2019-07-19}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.anandtech.com/show/6857/amd-stuttering-issues-driver-roadmap-fraps|title=AMD Comments on GPU Stuttering, Offers Driver Roadmap & Perspective on Benchmarking|last=Smith|first=Ryan|website=www.anandtech.com|access-date=2019-07-19}}</ref>
 
== Site Structure ==