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Ballmer: We won't let Apple out-innovate us
— 5:23 PM on July 10, 2012

By announcing a Windows 8 tablet of its own design, Microsoft has made quite clear its intent to go toe-to-toe with Apple. Microsoft CEO Steve...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows Personal tech

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AMD: Second-quarter revenue will fall short of estimates
— 6:00 AM on July 10, 2012

Here's the latest in AMD's ever-growing string of misfortunes. After posting a $590 million loss last quarter, AMD proudly announced that its revenue would...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Microsoft confirms October release for Windows 8
— 1:45 PM on July 9, 2012

Well, it's official: Windows 8 will become commercially available in late October. Microsoft spilled the beans at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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GeForce 304.79 beta drivers add TXAA, fix bugs
— 12:23 PM on July 3, 2012

Howdy, GeForce users! Hope you've got time for another driver installation. It's only taken two weeks, but Nvidia has already posted some new beta drivers to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Microsoft to offer cheap Windows 8 upgrades to everyone
— 6:00 AM on July 3, 2012

You get a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! And you get a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! Everyone gets a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! Yes, it seems, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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New Catalyst drivers improve security, performance
— 9:46 AM on June 29, 2012

When AMD announced plans to slow down its driver release cadence in late May, I didn't expect to see the company release not...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Restrictions on Windows 8 in-place upgrades detailed
— 6:00 AM on June 29, 2012

Windows 8's retail release is fast approaching. Unless the new Metro user interface gives you a rash, you might be thinking of upgrading—and an in-place...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Nvidia posts WHQL-certified drivers for Windows 8
— 9:45 AM on June 28, 2012

WHQL-certified drivers for a pre-release operating system? You bet. Nvidia has posted its latest batch of GeForce drivers for the Windows 8 Release Preview,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Tablets will outsell PCs next year, says Microsoft
— 9:39 AM on June 27, 2012

If you were still wondering why Windows 8 puts its Metro interface front and center so dramatically, well, here's why. The guys at PC Pro...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Ever-cheaper SSDs and other bargains
— 5:13 PM on June 22, 2012

You probably got the memo by now: SSD prices are going down, down, down, and the deals are getting hotter. We have evidence in the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming

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Next-gen 3DMark trailer shows snazzy DX11 effects
— 9:55 AM on June 21, 2012

While Epic polishes up Unreal Engine 4, and Square Enix works on... whatever next-gen project it's working on, Futuremark is hard at work...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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GeForce 304.48 beta drivers boost performance
— 11:49 AM on June 18, 2012

Folks with GeForce graphics cards get a treat today. Nvidia has posted a fresh batch of beta drivers, version 304.48, which usher in some performance...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Purportedly leaked Xbox 720 specs give us a headache
— 11:15 AM on June 18, 2012

The folks at PC Mag claim to have a leaked 56-page document that lays out in some detail Microsoft's plans for its next-gen game...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Game consoles

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Knight's Corner is now Xeon Phi
— 10:19 AM on June 18, 2012

The Intel project code-named Larrabee was intended to produce a discrete graphics processor to compete with chips from Nvidia and AMD. When that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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WSJ: Microsoft tablet to prime the pump
— 9:52 AM on June 18, 2012

A few days ago, the New York Times predicted that Microsoft might soon unveil a Windows 8 tablet "of its own design." The Wall...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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NYT: Microsoft to release its own Windows 8 tablet
— 5:09 PM on June 15, 2012

Later this year, we're going to see hardware makers compete to see who can offer the best Windows 8 tablet. If the New York Times...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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AMD shows upcoming dual-GPU card
— 3:58 PM on June 14, 2012

AFDS — In his end-of-AFDS keynote today, AMD's Mark Papermaster showed an impressive-looking professional graphics card with a triple-fan cooler. Papermaster referred to the card...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Desktop Trinity APU models revealed
— 1:46 PM on June 13, 2012

With little fanfare, AMD has released some details on its first desktop-bound Trinity APUs. These chips will be based on the same quad-core design as...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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