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16.7 billion reasons Altera sold out to Intel
— 3:14 PM on June 1, 2015

Rumors have been swirling around this one for a while, but it just became official: Intel is buying FPGA maker Altera for $16.7 billion.  The official...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech Servers

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Nvidia released the GTX 980 Ti; you won't believe what Gigabyte did next
— 1:09 PM on June 1, 2015

Yep, Gigabyte has announced its own G1 Gaming version of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, complete with one of its signature low-profile, triple-fan coolers. 

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Asus squeezes Skylake CPUs, passive cooling into new mini-PCs
— 12:44 PM on June 1, 2015

Everyone's getting in on the mini-PC game, including Asus, which unveiled a stack of new systems at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. One...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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GeForce 353.06 drivers support GTX 980 Ti, G-Sync updates
— 10:14 AM on June 1, 2015

Nvidia has released fresh WHQL-certified drivers just in time for Heroes the Storm. The 353.06 update is optimized for Blizzard's new MOBA, and it also supports...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming Software

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Holy crap, Zotac made five versions of the GTX 980 Ti
— 9:37 AM on June 1, 2015

Not content with the standard-issue version of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, Zotac has created not one, not two, not three, nay, not even...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia's G-Sync goes mobile, adds features
— 5:40 PM on May 31, 2015

In addition to introducing the GeForce GTX 980 Ti today, Nvidia is making some updates to its G-Sync variable display refresh technology. Among the changes,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card reviewed
— 5:00 PM on May 31, 2015

You knew it was coming. When Nvidia introduced the GeForce Titan X, it was only a matter of time before a slightly slower, less expensive...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Zotac and EVGA liquify the GeForce GTX Titan X
— 1:07 PM on May 29, 2015

Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan X is an extreme graphics card by any measure, but Zotac and EVGA apparently don't think the stock config is extreme...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Catalyst 15.5 betas promise gains in Project Cars, Witcher 3
— 5:57 PM on May 28, 2015

AMD has just posted some Catalyst 15.5  beta drivers in response to the releases of Project Cars and The Witcher 3. The official release notes are pretty...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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AMD refreshes Kaveri APU with unlocked A10-7870K
— 11:04 AM on May 28, 2015

AMD's first "Godavari" APU has surfaced, and it's exactly what we expected. Even the company's own press release describes the new A10-7870K as a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Passively-cooled Zotac mini-PC packs Core M processor
— 9:57 AM on May 28, 2015

Zotac has revealed a stack of new mini-PCs ahead of next week's Computex show. The most interesting of the bunch is easily the Zbox Nano...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Leak claims Skylake Xeons have up to 28 cores, new memory architecture
— 10:47 AM on May 27, 2015

Ready for another leaked slide deck detailing unannounced products? EXPreview has posted official-looking documents spelling out Intel's plans for Xeon processors based on its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Oculus buys 3D scene reconstruction firm Surreal Vision
— 4:39 PM on May 26, 2015

Oculus has acquired Surreal Vision, a company comprising computer vision scientists from Imperial College, London, who specialize in 3D scene reconstruction—turning real-life settings into...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Apple patents keyboard with integrated touch sensors
— 11:46 AM on May 26, 2015

Not content to let its keyboards lag behind touch-infused designs like the Blackberry Passport and Synaptics ThinTouch, Apple has been granted a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mac

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Jony Ive becomes Apple's first-ever chief design officer
— 9:27 AM on May 26, 2015

On an otherwise sleepy Memorial Day, Apple had some news to share. Jony Ive, formerly senior vice president of design, has taken on the role...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Braswell NUCs follow established formula
— 6:00 AM on May 26, 2015

Official PDFs detailing Braswell NUCs have appeared on Intel's website. The Technical Product Specification and Integration Guide describe a pair of mini-PCs based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Umbra action RPG uses Megascans tech to glorious effect
— 12:30 PM on May 22, 2015

You ever come across a game that looks way better than it should for its genre? No? Well, look no further. Umbra is an action RPG (aka "Diablo clone") that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Deal of the week: 27'' AHVA monitor for $300, The Witcher 3 for $39
— 12:05 PM on May 22, 2015

E-tailers are revving their promotional engines for the Memorial Day weekend, and that's produced some sweet deals on PC hardware. Craving a jumbo monitor based on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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