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Intel completes its acquisition of FPGA maker Altera
— 9:22 AM on December 28, 2015

Intel recently completed its acquisition of FPGA producer Altera. The transaction began back in June. Intel shelled out a cool $16.7 billion for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous Servers

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UC Boulder microprocessor talks to its memory with light
— 5:49 PM on December 23, 2015

2015 has been a big year for photonics. In May, IBM announced a silicon photonics transceiver fabricated using standard silicon fabrication processes.  Now, researchers at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Miscellaneous

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Biostar jumps on the locked-Skylake overclocking bandwagon
— 10:37 AM on December 23, 2015

ASRock isn't the only manufacturer allowing builders to overclock locked Skylake CPUs on its Z170 boards. Today, Biostar announced a BIOS update that enables this type...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Report: Samsung may begin producing chips for AMD in 2016
— 11:42 AM on December 22, 2015

According to Korean news site etnews, AMD has contracted with Samsung to fabricate chips on the Korean company's 14-nm FinFET process. The site reports...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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MSI unveils two workstation motherboards for Skylake Xeons
— 11:10 AM on December 18, 2015

It’s always such a hassle when Santa puts a workstation processor in my Christmas stocking without leaving an appropriate motherboard under the tree. MSI is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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MSI's CPU Guard bracket could protect Skylake CPUs from bending
— 11:55 AM on December 16, 2015

Recent reports suggest that Intel's Skylake processors might bend under the weight of third-party coolers. Heatsink manufacturers like Silverstone and Noctua have since defended...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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ASRock turns on Z170 overclocking for locked Skylake CPUs
— 10:29 AM on December 15, 2015

A couple days back, we covered some rumors about the possibility that locked Intel Skylake CPUs could be overclockable after all. That day is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Report: AMD introduces budget-friendly FX-6330 Black Edition CPU
— 9:20 AM on December 15, 2015

According to Chinese website PCPop, AMD has quietly launched a new CPU, the FX-6330 Black Edition. This purported new chip is based off the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Updated: Locked Skylake CPUs may be overclockable soon
— 7:46 AM on December 11, 2015

Intel's unlocked Pentium G3258 CPU—or the Anniversary Edition—has been a constant presence in our System Guides for over a year now. For under a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Preview round-up: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC
— 4:21 PM on December 10, 2015

Qualcomm's fortune with its Snapdragon 810 SoC wasn't the best. This powerful chip, used in several manufacturers' flagship phones, was prone to overheating and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Rumor: AMD will bring back Excavator core for one last dance
— 4:54 PM on December 9, 2015

While everybody is looking forward to AMD processors based on the upcoming Zen architecture, those chips are still a ways off. During the Raymond...

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Skylake CPUs may be damaged by pressure from some heatsinks
— 9:45 AM on December 4, 2015

PCGamesHardware.de is reporting (Google translation here) that Intel Skylake CPUs may be damaged due to pressure from some third-party heatsinks. Some users have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Chipworks takes the lid off Apple's A9X SoC
— 4:40 PM on November 30, 2015

We've heard some pretty impressive performance claims about the A9X SoC in Apple's iPad Pro ever since the mega-slate made its public debut, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Abu Dhabi government fund may be shopping GlobalFoundries
— 10:08 AM on November 27, 2015

The investors from Abu Dhabi who funded GlobalFoundries' expansion may be ready to tap out. A Bloomberg report citing "people familiar with the matter"...

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Rumor: Upcoming Core i7-6950X could have 10 cores, 20 threads
— 11:39 AM on November 16, 2015

Intel's Haswell-E processors already pack as many as eight cores and 16 threads, but the next generation of the company's extreme desktop CPUs could offer...

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Exynos 8 Octa 8890 SoC puts custom cores and LTE on one chip
— 9:24 AM on November 12, 2015

This fall is proving to be the season of SoCs. Samsung's Exynos 8 Octa 8890 is just the latest high-end mobile processor to hit...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Cortex-A35 is ARM's smallest, most efficient 64-bit CPU core yet
— 11:30 AM on November 10, 2015

ARM is bringing 64-bit computing to its smallest, most efficient Cortex A-series CPU core yet with the introduction today of the Cortex-A35. The A35 is...

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Lawsuit alleges AMD misled buyers on Bulldozer core count
— 7:57 AM on November 6, 2015

AMD's Bulldozer CPU architecture has had a troubled history. Thanks to its unusual design, the company's top-end CPUs had difficulty competing with Intel's latest and...

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