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New MRAM tech promises higher densities, lower power
— 11:14 AM on December 19, 2012

Researchers at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have made a discovery that can dramatically lower the power consumption and increase the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Leaked slide unmasks next-gen Tegra SoC
— 11:22 AM on December 18, 2012

About a year has passed since Nvidia revealed its Tegra 3 SoC to the world. Rumor has it the firm will lift the curtain...

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

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Samsung acquires SSD caching software
— 1:42 PM on December 17, 2012

Samsung is one of a select group of SSD vendors that makes not only its own controller silicon, but also its own NAND. Now,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software

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Analyst: Intel should open up fabs to Apple
— 9:53 AM on December 17, 2012

The idea of Intel manufacturing Apple's proprietary A-series chips isn't new—the rumor mill broached the subject a year a and half ago. According to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deal of the week: Graphics cards, SSDs, cases, and more
— 4:24 PM on December 14, 2012

Been putting off your Christmas shopping until the last minute? You're in for a treat, then, because both Newegg and Amazon have some particularly good...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage

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Report: Via SoC to anchor $99-149 Asus tablet
— 11:46 AM on December 13, 2012

Back in the day, Asus made motherboards based on Via chipsets. The PC market looks quite different now, and it seems the partnership is changing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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MicroATX MSI board boasts passively cooled Celeron
— 10:56 AM on December 12, 2012

Passive cooling is the holy grail for folks looking to build quiet PCs. It's particularly important for home-theater rigs, and MSI has a new motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cooling

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New Atom chips headed to servers
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2012

Intel's Atom processor lineup made a name for itself in netbooks. Since then,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel details 22-nm process tuned for SoCs
— 1:00 PM on December 11, 2012

Intel has been cranking out desktop and mobile processors based on 22-nm tri-gate transistors for some time now. The company's Atom SoCs continue to be...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Haswell desktop TDPs to reach 84W
— 11:38 AM on December 11, 2012

Mobile versions of Intel's upcoming Haswell microprocessor are expected to have TDPs as low as 10W, a substantial reduction from the 17W thermal envelope of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deal of the week: Cases, SSDs, Chromebooks, and more
— 5:44 PM on December 7, 2012

As one of the remedies to its precarious financial situation, OCZ plans to stop ruining itself by offering uber-cheap SSDs. Some of the company's cheapest...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Mobile computing Gaming

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AMD lowers wafer orders, will pay $320 million charge
— 9:47 AM on December 7, 2012

We already know AMD suffered from both a slow CPU market and a decrease in market share last quarter. It's no wonder, then, that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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IHS: Qualcomm the number-three semiconductor supplier in 2012
— 1:55 PM on December 6, 2012

IHS iSuppli has put together a preliminary list of the top 20 semiconductor suppliers for 2012. Intel is still at the top, despite the fact...

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

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Intel will offer socketed CPUs for the 'foreseeable future'
— 12:38 PM on December 6, 2012

Remember last week's rumor about Intel ditching socketed desktop CPUs in favor of BGA chips soldered onto motherboards? AMD responded a couple...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Specs leak for 13W, 10W Ivy Bridge CPUs
— 9:36 AM on December 6, 2012

Remember that rumor about Intel rolling out some lower-wattage Ivy Bridge CPUs ahead of the Haswell launch? Well, the folks at VR-Zone Chinese

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD: We're not abandoning socketed CPUs
— 5:20 PM on December 4, 2012

If you were reading the news last month, you might have noticed those slightly worrying rumors about Intel ditching socketed CPUs in 2014. Intel...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Piledriver trickles down to Opteron 4300 and 3300 CPUs
— 11:37 AM on December 4, 2012

AMD has released a fresh batch of Opteron processors with Piledriver inside. These chips are based on the same "Abu Dhabi" microarchitecture as the Opteron...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Super-heating flash memory reportedly extends endurance
— 12:43 PM on December 3, 2012

The inconvenient but unavoidable truth about flash memory is the fact that individual cells degrade every time they're written or erased. These cells will burn...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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