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Android on x86: A quick look at Asus' Memo Pad ME176C tablet
— 10:24 AM on July 25, 2014

Despite its $149 asking price, Asus' Memo Pad ME176C tablet has a quad-core Bay Trail SoC, a 7" IPS display, and little extras like a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' overclocking revisited
— 7:06 PM on July 23, 2014

Can a retail version of the Core i7-4790K paired up with a fancy MSI Z97 MPower motherboard reach higher speeds than our early sample? We're...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Overclocking Intel's Pentium G3258 'Anniversary Edition' processor
— 4:44 PM on July 8, 2014

This new Pentium is an unlocked dual-core CPU based on the latest 22-nm Haswell silicon. I ran out and picked one up as soon...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Juno dev platform lays foundation for 64-bit Android on ARM
— 11:00 AM on July 2, 2014

ARM has created its own custom SoC and platform for 64-bit development. The folks at Linaro have used this Juno dev platform to port an...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Overclocking the Core i7-4790K
— 11:14 PM on June 26, 2014

Intel has tweaked the package on its "Devil's Canyon" processors to open up more overclocking headroom. How well has it worked? Well, uh, yeah. Let's...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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A first look at AMD's Kaveri APU for notebooks
— 11:01 PM on June 3, 2014

A few weeks ago, we attended an AMD press event in San Francisco, where we benchmarked one of the very first prototype notebooks based...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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ARM lays the foundation for a data center invasion
— 11:57 AM on May 9, 2014

The announcement that AMD is building a high-performance, ARM-compatible core is just one more entry in a swarm of ARM-based hardware preparing to challenge...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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AMD reveals K12: New ARM and x86 cores are coming
— 4:03 PM on May 5, 2014

They're baaaack? AMD is deep into the development of two brand-new, high-performance CPU architectures. They'll drop into the same sorts of sockets and motherboards,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Servers

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A first look at AMD's Mullins mobile APU
— 11:01 PM on April 28, 2014

A couple weeks ago, AMD flew us down to its Austin, Texas campus for a first look at Mullins and Beema, two low-power APUs aimed...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel to renew commitment to desktop PCs with a slew of new CPUs
— 7:00 PM on March 19, 2014

Today, in a press conference at GDC, new Intel desktop CPU head Lisa Graff offered her assessment of the desktop PC market and offered

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Chipsets Systems

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A quick look at Mantle on AMD's Kaveri APU
— 9:11 PM on February 13, 2014

Three months ago, AMD foretold of the performance improvements that Mantle, its close-to-the-metal graphics programming interface, would bring to Kaveri in Battlefield 4. We've now...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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First look: AMD Mantle CPU performance in Battlefield 4
— 12:26 PM on February 4, 2014

Does AMD's Mantle graphics API deliver on its promise of smoother gaming with lower-spec CPUs? We take an early look at its performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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The Obligatory Super Hole VIII – The Uppity Armchair CD Edition
— 12:57 PM on February 3, 2014

Jason Fox, our resident Mac blogger, spends his days in the advertising business, and he has a tradition of rating the Superbowl commercials each year....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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A subjective look at the A8-7600's gaming performance
— 1:34 PM on January 17, 2014

Update — Faulty memory appears to be behind the crashing we experienced with the A8-7600T. The AMD-branded DIMMs provided with the Kaveri test system produce...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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AMD's A8-7600 'Kaveri' processor reviewed
— 7:00 AM on January 14, 2014

AMD's next-generation APU packs in a ton of innovation, including updated "Steamroller" CPU cores, GCN graphics, and advanced HSA features. But is it enough to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Back in jail with iOS 7
— 11:29 AM on September 20, 2013

Unless you're one of these people, you're probably aware that the entire Internet slowed to 300 baud modem speeds Wednesday as millions of First...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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iOS 7: replacing the elegant with the tolerable
— 12:04 AM on September 20, 2013

If I had to describe the totality of Apple's hardware design during the final years of Steve Jobs' tenure, I would use one word to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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A hands-off quasi-review of the iPhone 5C and 5S
— 1:19 PM on September 13, 2013

As expected, Tim Cook & Co. materialized this past Tuesday to confirm...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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