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Haswell to offer new extensions for transactional synchronization
— 1:07 PM on February 9, 2012

Ivy Bridge isn't yet out the door, but Intel is already talking about more enhancements coming in Haswell. The next-generation chip will bring a...

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Etc.
— 12:29 PM on February 8, 2012

Howdy, all. I was out traveling all of last week, first visiting Intel up in Oregon and then down to Santa Clara for AMD's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics The Tech Report

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AMD adds a couple of IGP-less Llano chips
— 9:37 AM on February 8, 2012

Little-known fact: AMD sells a handful of Socket FM1 processors based on its Llano design but without integrated graphics. Those chips are branded as Athlon II...

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AMD loses another top executive
— 4:59 PM on February 7, 2012

These are volatile times at AMD. The chipmaker has lost yet another top executive: Emilio Ghilardi, former Senior VP and Chief Sales Officer, whose...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Faster quad-, six-core AMD FX chips coming
— 2:34 PM on February 3, 2012

We've spent a lot of time covering AMD's eight-core FX-series processors, but there's a whole line of FX chips out there, including more affordable quad-...

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AMD to go 'ambidextrous,' grow another ARM?
— 1:31 PM on February 2, 2012

Here at AMD's Financial Analyst Day, a procession of top AMD executives—from new CEO Rory Read to new CTO Mark Papermaster and new Sr. VP...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Molybdenite pegged as potential silicon replacement
— 10:13 AM on January 31, 2012

Move over, graphene. Another new material is making waves as a potential replacement for silicon: molybdenite. Swiss researchers have created the first integrated...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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GPU dropped in new Sandy bridge CPUs
— 10:31 AM on January 30, 2012

Remember those IGP-less Core i5 CPUs we mentioned last month? They've now appeared on Intel's official price list (PDF). The chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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IBM researchers create 9-nm nanotube transistors
— 11:48 AM on January 27, 2012

Carbon nanotubes are pretty awesome. In addition to possessing attractive mechanical properties, they're also pretty good at carrying electrons. Researchers have already figured...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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AMD posts net loss for the holiday quarter
— 9:44 AM on January 25, 2012

Compared to Apple's whopper of a news release, AMD's quarterly results announcement is a bit of a downer. After the bell yesterday, the chipmaker

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Intel sets $54 billion revenue record
— 3:58 PM on January 19, 2012

Despite all the doom and gloom about the PC industry being destroyed by tablets, Intel had a record year. The company raked in $54...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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Intel protection plan to cover damage from overclocking
— 5:14 PM on January 18, 2012

Both AMD and Intel sell chips with unlocked upper multipliers, but their warranty terms make it pretty clear that any overclocking is done at your...

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Intel shows Ivy Bridge running... a video of a DX11 game
— 12:26 PM on January 17, 2012

The good news? Ivy Bridge will have Intel's fastest integrated graphics processor yet, with support for DirectX 11. The bad news? Intel isn't very good...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: AMD will undercut ultrabooks by up to $200
— 9:32 AM on January 17, 2012

AMD showed us a 17W Trinity APU variant at CES last week, and it's pretty clear where that chip is headed: ultrathin notebooks just...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Bulldozer scheduling patch for Windows arrives
— 4:12 PM on January 16, 2012

In case you missed it while we were out at CES, Microsoft has (for real, this time) released a patch for Windows 7 that adjusts...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Trinity due mid-year in 17W, 35W variants
— 12:03 PM on January 12, 2012

AMD had a surprise waiting for us at its CES booth: a new demo of the upcoming Trinity APU, some details about the chip's performance...

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Engineers pinched for selling Intel samples on eBay
— 6:00 AM on January 4, 2012

It's no secret that CPU engineering samples get around; if they didn't, we wouldn't be treated to spy shots from the Far East on a...

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Could IGP-free Sandy Bridge chips be on the way?
— 9:51 AM on December 30, 2011

As we noted yesterday, the latest from the rumor mill tells us Intel's 22-nm Ivy Bridge processors will be out on April 8. A...

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