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Steam to protect accounts with Sandy Bridge encryption
— 5:14 PM on March 3, 2011

Many have donned tinfoil hats over the inclusion of hardware security features in Intel's latest processors. Could such features prove to be a blessing more...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Gaming

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24-bit audio may be coming to iTunes, other music services
— 1:02 PM on March 3, 2011

Everyone's all about high-definition video these days. Standard-def content? Pfft. Call me when you've got a resolution of at least 720p. ...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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AMD video shows Llano, Sandy Bridge side by side
— 6:00 AM on March 2, 2011

An interesting video has appeared in AMD's YouTube account. The three-minute clip shows the screens of two laptops as they run a graphics-heavy benchmark. One...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Brazos injected into Zotac barebones nettop
— 11:53 AM on March 1, 2011

With barebones nettops systems built around Ion and CULV underpinnings, it was only a matter of time before Zotac put Brazos inside a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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AMD doesn't sound enthused about Thunderbolt
— 6:00 AM on March 1, 2011

Much ink has been spilled about those Intel Thunderbolt ports on Apple's new MacBook Pros, but according to a story by X-bit labs, AMD

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Input devices

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Deal of the week: Solid-state storage, budget audio, and Corsair cooling
— 4:04 PM on February 25, 2011

Hot on the heels of early previews of OCZ's next-gen Vertex 3 solid-state drive, Newegg has slashed the price of the existing Vertex 2. ...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Storage Gaming

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Nvidia's Project Denver and the fate of x86 explored
— 1:14 PM on February 25, 2011

Ars Technica's Jon Stokes has penned a thought-provoking piece that looks at Nvidia's Project Denver and what it means for ARM, Intel, and the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Lucid ships Virtu software to mobo makers
— 4:58 PM on February 22, 2011

You may recall that the folks at Lucid have been cooking up a GPU virtualization program called Virtu for Sandy Bridge motherboards. Virtu has a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

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Report: AMD working to boost Zacate, Ontario supply
— 8:08 AM on February 22, 2011

AMD's first Fusion accelerated processing units are apparently proving popular—so much so that, according to DigiTimes, AMD is working with TSMC to increase production...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel announces new Arizona fab during Obama visit
— 6:00 AM on February 21, 2011

After meeting with tech industry tycoons in Silicon Valley last Thursday, President Obama headed north to visit Intel's chip fab in Hillsboro, Oregon....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD campaign backhandedly targets Sandy Bridge
— 3:36 PM on February 18, 2011

Looks like the folks in AMD's marketing department have been taking their vitamins. Earlier today, the chipmaker announced that it has kicked off another...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Test shows Nvidia's Kal-El doesn't really outperform a Core 2 Duo
— 2:05 PM on February 18, 2011

When Nvidia unveiled its next-gen Tegra, code-named Kal-El, a couple of days ago, it showed the upcoming chip outperforming a Core 2 Duo T7200...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Say hello to Kal-El, Tegra 2's quad-core successor
— 6:00 AM on February 16, 2011

Nvidia has scored a solid number of design wins for its Tegra 2 processor, which is going to find its way into many of the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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IBM supercomputer tied for the lead after one round of Jeopardy
— 10:53 AM on February 15, 2011

When I heard that IBM's Watson supercomputer was due to appear on Jeopardy, I expected carnage. After all, Watson has thousands of Power7 processor...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Gaming

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Report says Dell might seek to acquire AMD
— 6:00 AM on February 15, 2011

The departure of CEO Dirk Meyer and two high-profile executives has left us wondering about AMD's direction going forward. A report by Barrons.com

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Valentine from AMD pokes fun at Intel troubles
— 11:16 AM on February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day wishes are usually sweet, but we detect an unusual amount of spice in this one we just received.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD intros new Opterons, says Bulldozer 'on track'
— 10:49 AM on February 14, 2011

The folks at AMD have Valentine's Day gift for the server market today in the form of five new, faster models in the Opteron 6100...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Core i7-990X arrives; cheapest Gulftown drops to $583
— 9:27 AM on February 14, 2011

With Sandy Bridge still very much in limbo, Intel has decided to freshen up its line of Gulftown six-core desktop processors. The company's price...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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