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'''The Tech Report''' is a web site which used to be dedicated to covering personal computing technology and culture.<ref name="about">[http://techreport.com/aboutus.x] TechReport's "About Us" page. August 8, 2009.</ref> The Tech Report used to specialize in hardware as well as producing quarterly system build guides<ref name="systembuild">[http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/17102] TechReport's Summer 2009 System Guide. June 25, 2009.</ref> at various price points, and occasional price vs. performance scatter plots.<ref name="scatterplots">[http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/17023/14] The value proposition June 9, 2009</ref> Tech Report also has an active online community and aused podcast.to Thehave websitean isactive alsopodcast. a supporterSome of Stanfordthe site's [[Folding@home]]investigative andarticles isregarding currentlyhardware rankedbenchmarking 26thhave inbeen totalcited productionby pointsother astechnology ofnews Marchsites 22,like 2018.Anandtech<ref>{{cite web|urlname=http:"anandtech" //fah-web2.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=2630|title=Team> 2630'sand contributionsPC toWorld.<ref Folding@home|workname=stanford.edu}}<"PCWorld" /ref>
The site went through major changes in late 2019 after which the site's focus and content went through significant changes, no longer specializing in hardware or producing any system guides, podcasts and no longer being focused on computer technology.
 
== History ==
== 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|last=Hruska|first=Joel|website=www.extremetech.com|access-date=2019-07-19}}</ref> This innovative benchmarking method was later mentioned and acknowledged by other publications such as Anandtech, which described this method as "a revolution in the 3D game benchmarking scene"<ref name="anandtech">{{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> and Overclockers.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.overclockers.com/nvidias-fcat-gpu-testing-pursuing/|title=Our Take On NVIDIA's FCAT GPU Testing|last=Vaughan|first=Jeremy|website=www.overclockers.com|access-date=2019-07-19}}</ref>
 
== SSD Endurance Experiment ==
 
In 2013, TechReport has started an experiment using several SSD drives to determine how many writes they can endure. This test has lasted for more than 18 months before all drives used in this test have failed, enduring much larger amount of written data than rated by manufacturers themselves,<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.extremetech.com/computing/201064-which-ssds-are-the-most-reliable-massive-study-sheds-some-light|title=Which SSDs are the most reliable? Massive study sheds some light|last=Hruska|first=Joel|website=www.extremetech.com|access-date=2019-07-19}}</ref><ref name="PCWorld">{{cite web|url=https://www.pcworld.com/article/2856052/grueling-endurance-test-blows-away-ssd-durability-fears.html|title=Grueling endurance test blows away SSD durability fears|last=Paul|first=Ian|website=www.pcworld.com|access-date=2019-07-19}}</ref> and even prompting one of the manufacturers, Samsung, to release a humorous music video dedicated to this test.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://finance.yahoo.com/news/victory-ssd-endurance-samsung-singing-191852643.html|title=A victory in SSD endurance has Samsung singing|last=Bourque|first=Brad|website=finance.yahoo.com|access-date=2019-07-19}}</ref>
 
== Site Structure ==
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