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Experimental MIT chip brings cache coherency to many cores
— 10:48 AM on June 23, 2014

CPU core counts are growing. Four or eight cores are pedestrian nowadays, and core counts in the double digits are becoming increasingly common in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Intel asked AMD for Mantle API spec
— 10:40 AM on June 23, 2014

PC World reports that Intel expressed interest in experimenting with AMD's Mantle API. Newly-minted AMD Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy made the revelation during an...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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AMD teases new FX desktop chip
— 12:41 PM on June 20, 2014

Looks like some new blood is coming to AMD's FX processor line up (and yes, on the desktop this time). Roy Taylor, AMD's VP...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deal of the week: Potent graphics, big SSDs, and more
— 11:12 AM on June 20, 2014

The best gaming deals of the week can probably be found in the Steam Summer Sale, but what about hardware? We've combed through the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage

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Alleged bait-and-switch tactics spur Kingston, PNY SSD boycott
— 10:06 PM on June 19, 2014

Over the past week or so, we've seen an uproar over what some folks perceive as bait-and-switch tactics by SSD vendors Kingston and PNY,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The future is frugal? AMD APUs to become more efficient
— 2:09 PM on June 19, 2014

If AMD gets its wish, the company's APUs will be 25 times more efficient by the year 2020. In a keynote presentation at the China International...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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Report: More refreshed Haswell chips due in Q3
— 9:12 AM on June 19, 2014

If you thought Intel had finished refreshing its desktop Haswell lineup, think again. CPU-World has posted specifications for another wave of chips set to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Xeon hybrid marries x86 cores with FPGA sidekick
— 6:00 AM on June 19, 2014

At the GigaOm Structure event in San Francisco yesterday, Intel revealed that it has developed a hybrid server processor that combines a Xeon E5...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Asus enables Haswell overclocking on non-Z-series motherboards
— 6:00 AM on June 18, 2014

Intel is infamous for selectively disabling features to segment products based on the same silicon. Overclocking,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Report: Micron, SK Hynix considering SSD controller investments
— 10:51 AM on June 17, 2014

The number of third-party SSD controllers has dwindled in recent years. OCZ bought Indilinx in 2011 and went on to be purchased by...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1 billion
— 10:35 AM on June 16, 2014

The consolidation continues in the SSD industry. SanDisk announced this morning that it's set to purchase Fusion-io for $1.1 billion in cash. According to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Casualties on the way to a petabyte
— 9:25 AM on June 16, 2014

We started our SSD Endurance Experiment with six SSDs. Now, after an astounding one petabyte of writes, only three of the drives remain. Join...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Friday night topic: your best tech purchases
— 4:50 PM on June 13, 2014

We've recently explored the question of our worst tech purchases, and what a dreadful collection of stories were told. There is another side to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Graphics cards, a mid-tower, and SSDs
— 11:04 AM on June 13, 2014

It's time for another weekly deals post. Here's a selection of discounted hardware we spotted this morning: Zotac's GeForce GTX 760 2GB graphics card is

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage

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AMD shuffles corporate deck to target PCs, ''high-growth markets''
— 9:22 AM on June 13, 2014

AMD is reorganizing its corporate structure in a bid to better serve both traditional PCs and "adjacent high-growth markets." Starting July 1, the firm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Strong business PC growth makes Intel raise Q2 forecast
— 6:00 AM on June 13, 2014

It looks like Intel's having a good quarter. The chipmaker raised its revenue forecast yesterday,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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HP rethinks computer architectures with ''The Machine''
— 6:00 AM on June 12, 2014

HP is working on a new kind of computer architecture that could revolutionize how servers and eventually even PCs are built. It's called "The Machine,"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Operating systems

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Desktop Kaveri family adds new models, Pro variants
— 10:35 AM on June 9, 2014

AMD introduced a new family of mobile Kaveri APUs last week. Around the same time, the firm quietly updated its lineup of desktop APUs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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