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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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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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Gaming Evolved app adds video recording, challenges ShadowPlay
— 10:47 AM on June 20, 2014

AMD doesn't have a homebrewed equivalent to Nvidia's GeForce Experience software—but it does bundle its drivers with Raptr's Gaming Evolved app, which offers much of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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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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Sharp's Free-Form Display promises new shapes, thinner bezels
— 11:51 AM on June 18, 2014

Modern LCDs come in a multitude of different sizes, panel types, and pixel...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Mantle is coming to Linux, suggests AMD's Huddy
— 11:18 AM on June 18, 2014

Less than two weeks after his return to AMD, Richard Huddy is making headlines again. Speaking to PC World, the newly minted AMD Gaming...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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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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GeForce 340.43 beta drivers add SLI, 3D Vision profiles
— 10:16 AM on June 17, 2014

Nvidia has released a new set of GeForce beta drivers, version 340.43. If you were expecting major changes in this update, I'm sorry to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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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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Slim bezels surround 24'' Eizo gaming monitor
— 9:13 AM on June 12, 2014

Japanese display manufacturer Eizo has rolled out a new 24" monitor designed for gamers. The Fortis FS2434 doesn't support variable refresh rates or 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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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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Report: Monoprice to charge $550-600 for 28'' 4K monitor
— 5:15 PM on June 11, 2014

There's a price war raging in the 4K monitor market, and it's only heating up as time goes on. The latest shot was fired by...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Oculus VR reaffirms gaming focus
— 9:15 AM on June 11, 2014

With Facebook buying Oculus for $2 billion and vowing to make VR the "next social and communications platform," one might be rightly worried about...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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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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