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Intel: DirectX 12 yields big gains on tablets, other thermally constrained devices
— 12:01 PM on August 13, 2014

We already know that DirectX 12 will reduce CPU utilization in games by cutting API overhead. The performance benefits of this approach on desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Errata prompts Intel to disable TSX in Haswell, early Broadwell CPUs
— 1:28 PM on August 12, 2014

The TSX instructions built into Intel's Haswell CPU cores haven't become widely used by everyday software just yet, but they promise to make certain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Nvidia claims Haswell-class performance for Denver CPU core
— 6:36 PM on August 11, 2014

Some of Nvidia's CPU architects gave a talk at the Hot Chips symposium today, and they revealed some long-awaited details about  Nvidia's first custom CPU...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD spills beans on Seattle's architecture, reference server
— 11:01 AM on August 11, 2014

For some time now, the features of AMD's Seattle server processor have been painted in broad brush strokes. This morning, at the Hot Chips symposium,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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Intel's Broadwell processor revealed
— 11:00 AM on August 11, 2014

Thanks to a world-leading 14-nm fab process, Intel has shrunk its best CPU technology into half the power envelope and half the physical footprint of...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Etc.
— 9:22 AM on August 11, 2014

Morning, all. Just FYI, we're facing what may be the busiest week of the year, and today will probably be the busiest day of that week....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Tegra K1-powered Nexus 9 might be for real
— 4:05 PM on August 8, 2014

The next Nexus tablet really could be Nvidia-powered. Today, both SlashGear and ExtremeTech are reporting on fresh rumors about the Nexus 9, which...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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HP ships bizarro 14'' Android laptop
— 9:12 AM on August 4, 2014

Remember that 14", Android-based HP laptop we wrote about back in April? Well, it's real. And as PC World reports, HP is now...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Driverless cars
— 5:38 PM on August 1, 2014

The news that the UK will soon allow driverless cars on its roadways has me thinking. The prospects for driverless cars fascinate me. When...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Report: Haswell-E is epoxied to its heat spreader
— 2:21 PM on August 1, 2014

Geoff wrote about Haswell-E motherboards this morning. Now, we've got some fresh dirt on the CPU itself. Malaysian overclocker Owikh84 has posted a picture...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD's A10-7800 processor reviewed
— 8:51 PM on July 31, 2014

We first reviewed an AMD Kaveri processor back at the start of the year, but since then, AMD's new APU has been in...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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ARM-based Opteron now available in $2,999 developer kit
— 10:55 AM on July 30, 2014

Seattle, AMD's first ARM-based CPU, is now available in a developer kit. The kit is based on an Opteron A1100-series chip with quad Cortex-A57...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Best Buy CEO: Tablets 'crashing,' PC seeing 'revival'
— 9:13 AM on July 30, 2014

After years of doom and gloom about the PC industry, some people are starting to sing a different tune. In an interview with Walt...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Could the next Nexus phone be from Motorola?
— 4:33 PM on July 28, 2014

In the years following its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, Google sourced its Nexus phones from everybody but its own handset business. Now that Motorola...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Friday night topic: your top movies?
— 6:02 PM on July 25, 2014

I saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last night and was extremely impressed. Thanks to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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New Asus 802.11ac router can top 1.7Gbps
— 3:49 PM on July 24, 2014

Asus dabbles in a surprising number of product categories nowadays—including routers. This week, the company has expanded its router lineup with the RT-AC87, a...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Report: Intel targeting larger, pricier Android tablets
— 9:03 AM on July 24, 2014

Android tablets are dominated by ARM-based hardware, but Intel is slowly making inroads. Its Atom CPUs have already infiltrated smaller, budget slates. Now, Fudzilla

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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