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Report: AMD's fortunes rise as more graphics cards move in Q3 2016
— 2:10 PM on November 22, 2016

With the amount of buzz generated by the launches of Pascal and Polaris graphics cards over the past year, one might be left wondering whether...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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Rumor: Skylake Xeon E5-2699v5 may pack up to 32 cores per socket
— 10:00 AM on November 22, 2016

While Intel's mainstream desktop CPUs have been stuck at four cores since the introduction of the Core 2 Quad in 2007, the core count in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Rumor: Intel Coffee Lake will take hexa-core CPUs mainstream in 2018
— 11:54 AM on November 21, 2016

Laptops with Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs inside are becoming more and more common, but the company's seventh-generation CPUs have yet to materialize on the desktop....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deals of the week: a little bit of everything
— 12:01 PM on November 18, 2016

Howdy, gerbils! The Wild West isn't an easy place to make a living, but if you've struck gold and find yourself with a purse full...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Rumor: Zen release date, clock speeds, and pricing revealed
— 11:00 AM on November 18, 2016

The rumor mill can't seem to exhibit any mindful self-control when it comes to AMD's upcoming Zen CPUs. The latest accounts suggest the specifics...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member
— 9:30 AM on November 17, 2016

Linux and Microsoft were, for years, fully at odds with each other. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer considered Linux a bigger threat to Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

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Qualcomm taps Samsung's 10-nm process for its Snapdragon 835
— 8:45 AM on November 17, 2016

Qualcomm and Samsung announced this morning that the next "premium" Snapdragon SoC, the Snapdragon 835, is already in production on Samsung's 10-nm FinFET...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Report: unlocked Kaby Lake Core i3 CPU may be on the way
— 12:00 AM on November 14, 2016

Intel has historically been at best ambivalent when it comes to allowing overclocking of its low-end and mid-range CPUs. The golden days of Celeron 300A...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deals of the week: a hunk of storage, a fancy mobo, and small PCs
— 10:55 AM on November 11, 2016

Hello madam, may I come in? I'd like to offer you this leaflet. If you'd be so kind to spare me but a scant few...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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2016 Macbook Pro snafu highlights the mess with USB Type-C
— 4:26 PM on November 9, 2016

The recent advent of USB Type-C reversible connectors spelled an end to plug-flipping finger gymnastics and ushered in a new era of universal compatibility along...

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We have a winner in our Aimpad R5 giveaway
— 3:48 PM on November 4, 2016

All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately for me, that includes the time I've spent using the Aimpad R5 prototype. That's good...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices The Tech Report

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Deals of the week: graphics cards, SSDs, and speakers
— 11:07 AM on November 4, 2016

Greetings, Gerbils of the Round Table, and welcome to our humble gathering. Your sovereign has decreed that you should receive titles and lands, so rejoice!...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Samsung shows off refinements to 14-nm and 10-nm process nodes
— 12:00 PM on November 3, 2016

As process nodes become smaller and smaller, chip manufacturers have to work harder to squeeze performance and power savings out of each step. To wit,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Miscellaneous

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Our Aimpad R5 review sample is still up for grabs
— 12:09 PM on November 1, 2016

We liked what we saw when we reviewed the prototype Aimpad R5 analog keyboard. Now we're giving it away to some lucky gerbil...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices The Tech Report

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Researchers work their way around multi-core software bottlenecks
— 10:00 AM on November 1, 2016

Multi-core processors have become ubiquitous, but it took some time for the software industry to start taking advantage of their capabilities. According to the Institute...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Thermalright True Spirit 140 Direct drops the baseplate
— 1:24 PM on October 31, 2016

Thermalright is releasing a "heatpipe direct touch" version of its True Spirit 140 heatsink, aptly named the True Spirit 140 Direct. Like the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Intel reveals Kaby Lake desktop CPU and chipset lineups
— 12:06 PM on October 31, 2016

The specs for the desktop versions of Intel's "Kaby Lake" CPUs have leaked onto the internet, thanks to an Intel-provided PDF intended for manufacturing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Gigabyte lets loose a flurry of BIOS updates with Kaby Lake support
— 3:42 PM on October 28, 2016

And then there were none. On the heels of Asus and MSI, Gigabyte has now announced BIOS updates for its existing LGA...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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