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Updated: AMD claims between six and 10 Hondo design wins
— 10:54 AM on October 26, 2012

When AMD unveiled its tablet-optimized Z-60 APU earlier this month, it didn't get specific about design wins but did claim the chip would show...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD to clarify ''ambidextrous'' strategy on Monday
— 6:00 AM on October 25, 2012

You can fault AMD for a lot of things lately, but being boring and predictable definitely isn't one of them. Mere days after announcing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Low-profile Noctua cooler courts Mini-ITX users
— 11:00 AM on October 24, 2012

Mini-ITX systems have become more attractive over the years for a number of reasons. The selection of boards and cases has improved dramatically,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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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 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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Intel reportedly readying next-gen Atom with eight CPU cores
— 11:55 AM on October 18, 2012

This past summer, we told you about Project Moonshot, a high-density 4U server packed with 288 Atom processors. Code-named Centerton, those Atom SoCs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Intel revenue flat sequentially, down from last year
— 4:48 PM on October 16, 2012

AMD wasn't the only one to suffer the effects of a sluggish PC market last quarter, but Intel weathered the storm quite a bit better...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: What do you use to apply thermal paste?
— 12:24 PM on October 16, 2012

Back in the day, applying thermal compound was a fine art. I used to spend entirely too much time making sure the surface of...

Poll Question: • What do you use to apply thermal paste?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Ivy-based Celerons coming next year
— 12:16 PM on October 15, 2012

Since its introduction this spring, Ivy Bridge has slowly trickled down Intel's desktop processor lineup. It infiltrated the low-end Core i3 and Pentium families...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: Amazon in talks to buy TI's OMAP division
— 11:02 AM on October 15, 2012

Less than a month ago, Texas Instruments revealed a change of focus for its processor division, which makes the OMAP chips used in a range...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Here's the first Windows 8 TV ad
— 6:00 AM on October 15, 2012

With Windows 8's retail launch less than two weeks away, Microsoft has kicked the PR machine into full gear. On Sunday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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Windows 8 now available for pre-order
— 11:15 AM on October 12, 2012

If you're running Windows XP, Vista, or 7, you'll be able to upgrade to Win8 for just $40 when the new OS becomes available...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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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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Microsoft polishes up Windows 8 ahead of launch
— 5:31 PM on October 9, 2012

It's T minus 17 days until Windows 8's general release, and Microsoft is putting some final finishing touches on the release-to-manufacturing build of the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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