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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=|title=TechReport New Design|})</ref>. The new redesign was met with harsh criticism from the users.
== AMD TLB bug investigation ==
TechReport was one of the first sites in 2007 to document and benchmark the flaw in the [[translation lookaside buffer]] (TLB) of [[AMD Phenom]] CPUs. They were also the first one to notify about AMD stopping the shipment of processors due to this bug.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=TLB bug turns AMD’s plans upside down big time|last=G|first=Andreas||access-date=2019-07-19}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Phantom Phenom’s perplexing processor problem behind product delay|last=Hruska|first=Joel||access-date=2019-07-19}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=AMD’s Phenom TLB errata benchmarked|last=Swinburne|first=Richard||access-date=2019-07-19}}</ref>
== Video game and GPU performance benchmarking research ==