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AMD adds a pair of new FX-series chips
— 2:14 PM on February 27, 2012

Bad news: AMD's flagship FX-8150 processor still costs $245, and it's still relatively overpriced compared to the competition. Good news: the remainder of the FX-series...

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Intel details smartphone-bound Medfield Atoms
— 12:58 PM on February 27, 2012

With the Mobile World Congress in full swing across the Atlantic, Intel has announced a series of Atom processors targeted at smartphones. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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It's official: Ivy Bridge release pushed back
— 6:00 AM on February 27, 2012

And just like that, Intel has confirmed last week's rumors—well, partially so. Intel China Executive VP Sean Maloney gave the Financial Times the scoop...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Zune, Windows Live brands said to be on the chopping block
— 4:42 PM on February 24, 2012

Microsoft is cleaning house, it sounds like. We found out this morning that the company might cut down on the number of OS editions with...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Windows 8 editions listed in HP driver notes
— 9:28 AM on February 24, 2012

Now, this could simply be a placeholder, not a genuine list of the upcoming Windows 8 editions. Still, it's an interesting slip-up by HP. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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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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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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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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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...

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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...

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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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Leaked slide hints at Haswell upgrade path
— 10:54 AM on February 13, 2012

More details are leaking out on Haswell, Intel's next-next-gen CPU. The chip will succeed Ivy Bridge and is due out in the first half...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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