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UPDATE: New Catalyst betas boost 7000-series performance
— 1:09 PM on October 22, 2012

Later this week, AMD is going to release a fresh batch of beta Catalyst drivers. These new drivers will feature a gaggle of optimizations for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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TSMC's 16-nm FinFET process coming next year
— 11:17 AM on October 22, 2012

TSMC is partnered with some of the biggest names in the computing business, including AMD, Apple, Nvidia, and Qualcomm. Those firms come up with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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AMD doubles down on GPU game bundles
— 9:46 AM on October 22, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we've heard AMD make quite a lot of noise about its Never Settle game bundle, whereby certain Radeons are available...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Deal of the week: 25% off games and a $0.66/GB Samsung SSD
— 12:30 PM on October 19, 2012

Sleeping Dogs is one of my favorite games of the year. Just two months after its initial release, the price has been slashed...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Memory Gaming

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Trailer shows 14 minutes of Far Cry 3 gameplay
— 11:34 AM on October 19, 2012

Far Cry 3 is one of many first-person shooters due out this holiday season. The game is scheduled for release on December 4 in North...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Dishonored: A nice change of pace
— 12:03 AM on October 19, 2012

Warning: minor spoilers follow. If you haven't beaten the game and want a completely untarnished experience, don't read this! Good single-player games are somewhat of a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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AMD posts Q3 loss, announces 15% layoffs
— 5:04 PM on October 18, 2012

AMD's third-quarter financial results are in, and they've arrived with a side order of pink slips. The firm recorded a net loss of $157 million...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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A look at Lucid's Virtu MVP Mobile
— 2:44 PM on October 18, 2012

Origin's Eon laptops are the first to offer Lucid's Virtu MVP Mobile virtualization scheme. We've taken the 11.6" representative of that lineup for a spin...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Battlefield 3 Aftermath DLC debuts in premiere trailer
— 11:00 AM on October 18, 2012

As Battlefield 3's one-year anniversary approaches, developer DICE is readying the game's penultimate expansion pack. To whet your appetite for the upcoming Aftermath DLC,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Zero-day security hole found in Steam
— 6:00 AM on October 18, 2012

Valve's Steam distribution-cum-social-gaming platform receives adulation from most PC gamers, but its security...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II has a new trailer, zombies
— 11:07 AM on October 17, 2012

The holiday season approaches, and you know what that means: there's a new chapter in the Call of Duty franchise. Black Ops II is...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Surface team takes to Reddit, reveals Xbox 360 controller support
— 6:00 AM on October 17, 2012

With a week and a half to go until launch, Microsoft is keen to generate buzz around its upcoming Surface tablet. The first TV ad...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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Rumor: Mini iPad, 13'' Retina MacBook to launch on October 23
— 9:32 AM on October 15, 2012

Apple will unleash bite-sized versions of two of its products next week, if we're to believe the folks at 9to5Mac. Quoting "a consistently reliable source...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Multiple sources say AMD plans more layoffs
— 5:23 PM on October 12, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, we caught wind of a rumor suggesting AMD was preparing to cut its work force to less than 10,000...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Deal of the week: Cheap SSDs, gaming bundles, and more
— 5:03 PM on October 12, 2012

OCZ seems to be suffering the effects of its overly aggressive SSD pricing strategy, but for now, the getting's good—so long as you're a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming Operating systems Windows

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AMD: Revenue, margin to shrink more than expected
— 9:32 AM on October 12, 2012

Alas, poor AMD. We already knew PC shipment forecasts for the third quarter weren't looking too good. Now, AMD has announced that its third-quarter...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Former Samsung, AMD chip exec defects to Apple
— 5:41 PM on October 11, 2012

Apple has poached another high-profile chip executive. This time, the new hire is making headlines because he's defecting straight from Apple's courtroom foe and smartphone...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mac Personal tech

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ARM links SoC components with terabit interconnect
— 11:49 AM on October 11, 2012

ARM has its eyes set on the high-performance computing market. To help with that mission, it's developed a new interconnect to link multiple cores...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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