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Release roundup: High-end gear and a neat SATA dock
— 6:04 PM on February 23, 2012

This week in the roundup, we bring tidings of fresh product launches from ASRock, PowerColor, Thermaltake, and Spire: ASRock and Fatal1ty...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cooling Storage

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Via QuadCore CPU rides in on new Mini-ITX boards
— 11:11 AM on February 23, 2012

Remember the QuadCore CPU Via introduced last spring? We've been waiting for the chip to pop up in actual products, and now it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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SanDisk ramps 19-nm, 128 Gb flash chips
— 6:00 AM on February 23, 2012

And the next stepping stone on the way to uber-cheap solid-state drives has been laid. SanDisk says it has begun shipping 128Gb multi-level-cell NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Trinity to boost performance, save power with resonant clock mesh
— 11:33 AM on February 22, 2012

The Piledriver CPU cores in AMD's upcoming Trinity APU will feature some special sauce courtesy of Cyclos Semiconductor, a company spun out of the University...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Hitachi's 7-mm Travelstar Z7K500 eyes Ivy Bridge ultrabooks
— 2:01 AM on February 22, 2012

Although most 2.5" hard drives measure 9.5 mm thick, ultraportables are increasingly using slimmer 7-mm models. Hitachi says it's shipped 25 million of the slender...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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FPGA firm to use Intel's 22-nm fabrication technology
— 12:37 PM on February 21, 2012

Unlike some of its competitors, Intel is proficient not only at designing microprocessors, but also at manufacturing them. This fabrication prowess has allowed the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Windows 7, Vista to get extended support
— 9:37 AM on February 21, 2012

Microsoft is extending an olive branch to stragglers. According to ComputerWorld, the company has quietly prolonged the support period for consumer editions of both...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Ivy Bridge delay may only affect some mobile chips
— 6:00 AM on February 21, 2012

Ronald already caught this in the 'bread yesterday, but it bears repeating: the rumored Ivy Bridge delay might only affect dual-core, mobile offerings, not the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deal of the week: Oldies but goodies and new SSDs
— 5:02 PM on February 17, 2012

Let's start our weekly deal post with a game sale—because there's no better way to kick off a long weekend than to get caught up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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Release roundup: Efficient power and a Z77 sneak peak
— 4:44 PM on February 17, 2012

In this week's look at miscellaneous press releases and product announcements, we have news from Antec, Biostar, NZXT, and Samsung: Antec...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Power Storage

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It's official: The new Windows logo is a monochrome trapezoid
— 12:56 PM on February 17, 2012

Score one for the rumor mill. Microsoft officially unveiled the Windows 8 logo on its Windows Blog this morning, and as expected, it's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Newest Sandy Bridge-E CPU has native quad-core die
— 12:28 PM on February 16, 2012

Despite the fact that Intel's desktop Sandy Bridge-E lineup tops out at six cores, most of the chips are based on eight-core silicon. Only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Via's cooking up its own SSD controller
— 11:02 AM on February 16, 2012

Remember when Via used to make hardware for PC enthusiasts? Yeah, it's been a while. These days, the only Via chips that end up in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Haswell's transactional memory explained
— 10:40 AM on February 16, 2012

Beyond Sandy Bridge, beyond Ivy Bridge, the next generation on the Intel roadmap is a processor code-named Haswell. We don't yet know much about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Toshiba pegs Windows 8 launch in fourth quarter
— 9:45 AM on February 16, 2012

Don't expect Windows 8 before October. That's the (perhaps unintentional) subtext of a recent Toshiba presentation captured by the folks at NetbookItalia. In the presentation,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Rumor: No Ivy Bridge mass shipments until June
— 6:00 AM on February 16, 2012

At this point, everyone and their dog knows Intel's 22-nm Ivy Bridge processors are due out in April. Intel might not have officially confirmed that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Quad-core Sandy Bridge-E priced at $294
— 11:17 AM on February 14, 2012

Although Intel's Sandy Bridge-E silicon has eight CPU cores, we've yet to see a desktop chip take advantage of all of 'em. The top-of-the-line...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Windows logo to get a Metro makeover
— 9:33 AM on February 14, 2012

Goodbye, multi-colored Windows flag inside a blue bubble. Hello, quadrisected monochrome trapezoid. The Verge reports that the familiar Windows logo is going to get...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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