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Here's why Xeon D could make dual-socket servers scarce
— 9:50 AM on April 1, 2015

Intel's introduction of the Broadwell-based Xeon D processor was rather low-key, but I think this chip (along with its successors) is poised to push traditional...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Rockchip SoC powers $149 Chromebooks, sub-$100 dongle
— 6:00 AM on April 1, 2015

A quad-core Rockchip SoC has landed in a bunch of budget Chrome devices. The RK3288 clocks 32-bit Cortex-A17 CPU cores up to 1.8GHz...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Leaked specs detail Intel's 14-nm Braswell SoCs
— 3:32 PM on March 31, 2015

Intel's Cherry Trail chips, as seen in Microsoft's Surface 3, represent one half of its two-pronged strategy for 14-nm SoCs. Those Atom-branded chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Microsoft unveils Atom-powered Surface 3 tablet
— 9:55 AM on March 31, 2015

Microsoft announced the rumored update to its non-Pro Surface today, and it's called Surface 3. The new tablet resembles a shrunken Surface Pro 3...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Source code references hint at Tegra X1 Chromebooks
— 9:23 AM on March 31, 2015

Nvidia's Tegra SoCs have already worked their way into a couple of Chromebooks. Acer rolled out a 13-incher in August, while HP added...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Operating systems

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New Windows 10 build includes Project Spartan browser
— 5:56 PM on March 30, 2015

There's been plenty of news about Project Spartan of late, but Microsoft hasn't made the new browser available to members of the Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Nvidia may update Shield portable with Tegra X1
— 9:57 AM on March 30, 2015

Nvidia may not be keeping its latest Shield gaming hardware chained to a set-top box. According to some Bluetooth certification documents uncovered by Chinese Android...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Report: Intel considering acquiring Altera
— 9:40 AM on March 30, 2015

Intel and FPGA maker Altera have been working together for some time. The two firms collaborated on an Atom processor with an embedded FPGA

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Report: AMD R&D spending falls to near-10-year low
— 4:19 PM on March 27, 2015

R&D investment is the growth engine of technology companies, and by that measure, AMD's quarterly spending might not paint a pretty picture. EXPreview has aggregated...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Deal of the week: Ultra-wide IPS for $750, 16GB DDR4-2666 for $190, plus more
— 10:38 AM on March 27, 2015

Clever intro for another weekly deals post? Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Ultra-wide monitors seem to be everywhere these days, including the discount aisle. Newegg...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory

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Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

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SEC filing says Samsung is fabbing chips for Nvidia
— 10:19 AM on March 25, 2015

Last month, Meritz Securities analyst Park Yu-ak claimed that Samsung would be manufacturing chips for Nvidia. He didn't provide any evidence to support that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's latest microATX board has an eight-core ARMv8 SoC
— 6:00 AM on March 25, 2015

Well, well. Looky here. Gigabyte's server division has developed a microATX board with a 64-bit ARM processor onboard. Source:...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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Report: Intel could release a pair of socketed Broadwell CPUs
— 9:58 AM on March 24, 2015

Intel shared some info with us about the upcoming desktop version of Broadwell back at GDC, and if a new article by Chinese...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Gigabyte updates Brix mini-PCs with Broadwell CPUs, NFC
— 5:47 PM on March 20, 2015

NUC season is officially open. We went in-depth with Intel's reference NUC last month, and yesterday, MSI released a NUC-inspired mini-PC of its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Carrizo's graphics involve clear signs of volcanic activity
— 10:39 AM on March 20, 2015

AMD just released its reference guide (PDF) for generation three of its Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, also known as Volcanic Islands. The Reading...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Windows 10 update for pirates isn't amnesty
— 6:00 AM on March 20, 2015

After Microsoft's surprising revelation that users of pirated versions of Windows would be eligible for a free upgrade to Win10, there has been understandable...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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MSI's Cubi is a NUC-le sandwich
— 4:23 PM on March 19, 2015

Intel's NUC and its derivatives may not replace gaming PCs, but for most people, these tiny boxes provide more than enough power for daily...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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