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Deal of the week: Storage bonanza
— 1:27 PM on March 2, 2012

Despite the relatively high price of mechanical drives, the storage space is still teeming with sweet deals. Most of the discounts are hitting solid-state drives,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Etc.
— 10:36 AM on March 2, 2012

Wow. Long week here in Damage Labs, and I'm pretty shattered as a result. We were working late last night, recording the podcast,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs The Tech Report

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SeaMicro fabric could be the glue for future AMD chips
— 5:10 PM on February 29, 2012

The reasons for AMD's decision to purchase SeaMicro are coming into focus quickly. AMD's John Fruehe has written a blog post explaining what...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD announces plans to acquire SeaMicro
— 4:02 PM on February 29, 2012

Apparently, AMD's new executive team had some specifics in mind when they were talking about making some unconventional moves in the server market a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Microsoft seeding Windows 8 developers with Tegra 3 PCs
— 11:48 AM on February 29, 2012

Nvidia is serious about getting its ARM-based processors inside Windows 8 systems. The company is working with Microsoft to supply developers and device makers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Operating systems

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Toshiba becomes third player in WD's acquisition of Hitachi storage
— 7:00 AM on February 29, 2012

As part of its bid to acquire Hitachi's hard drive business, Western Digital has agreed to transfer an "asset package" to rival HDD maker...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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A-Data serves up extra capacity for SandForce SSDs
— 4:06 PM on February 28, 2012

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Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Deal of the week: Games, games, games
— 5:39 PM on February 24, 2012

Solid hardware deals seem scarcer than usual this week, but there are plenty of game download deals to make up for that—especially at Amazon. Let's see......

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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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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TR's March 2012 system guide
— 4:16 PM on February 22, 2012

Not much new hardware has come out since we published our last guide in December, but this edition is still choc-full of small, incremental...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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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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