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Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion
— 4:18 PM on November 20, 2017

The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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G.Skill's DDR4-4400 kit seizes the four-module memory speed crown
— 12:00 PM on November 17, 2017

Super-fast memory kits composed of two modules are all well and good, but some folks need large capacity to go with wickedly-high clock speeds. Last...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Origin PC spills Coffee Lake on its Eon-series laptops
— 3:00 PM on November 15, 2017

Intel has made the term "eighth-generation" pretty confusing when it comes to its mainstream Core processors. Eighth-generation desktop Core i5 and Core i7 chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel confirms Optane DIMMs for late 2018
— 1:30 PM on November 15, 2017

When Intel first started talking about the 3D Xpoint memory it created in cooperation with Micron, the possible uses for the technology encompassed both...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Micron doubles down on NVDIMMs with 32GB sticks
— 10:30 AM on November 13, 2017

To help deal with DRAM's volatile nature, some servers come equipped with NVDIMMs. They come in a few types, but the most common type are...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $130 billion bid
— 9:00 AM on November 13, 2017

Qualcomm announced this morning that it's officially rejecting Broadcom's unsolicited $130 billion takeover offer. Qualcomm's board of directors unanimously voted to turn down...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Thermaltake X Comfort Air chair tries to keep backsides cooler
— 4:58 PM on November 10, 2017

What kind of chair are you using, gerbils? I'm still sitting in an ancient steel-framed office chair that pre-dates DirectX. A lot of companies are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Rumor: Intel NUC with integrated AMD graphics spotted in the wild
— 3:08 PM on November 10, 2017

The big news in PC hardware this week was obviously the unexpected union of an Intel CPU and an AMD graphics chip with HBM2...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Corsair boosts a four-stick 32 GB DDR4 set to 4333 MT/s
— 1:30 PM on November 10, 2017

Super-fast memory is great, but more often than not the speediest kits are made up of only a pair of relatively-small-capacity modules. Corsair's latest Vengeance...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Samsung teases higher-than-expected speeds from its GDDR6 RAM
— 10:30 AM on November 10, 2017

Our inboxes are filling up with news of CES' various Innovation Award winners, but it's rare that something truly newsworthy gets highlighted in those messages....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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ECS Liva Q mini-PC lets 4K, 60-Hz video flow from Apollo Lake
— 2:15 PM on November 9, 2017

The Apollo Lake name might not excite gamers, but Intel's low-power SoC does allow manufacturers to pack the capabilities of a full desktop computer...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Boxx Apexx S3 workstation takes Coffee Lake to 4.8 GHz
— 11:15 AM on November 9, 2017

Right now, the only chips based on the six-core die used in the Core i7-8700K are the series of Coffee Lake desktop CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Compulab fitlet2 slaps Apollo Lake in a compact, fanless package
— 10:00 AM on November 6, 2017

A name like "fitlet" brings to mind something compact and cute, and Compulab's fanless fitlet2 delivers on those promises. The compact computer measures just...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Report: Apple might drop Qualcomm modems entirely
— 9:00 AM on November 1, 2017

Apple and Qualcomm have been poking at each other for some time. This year alone, Apple sued Qualcomm for its licensing practices, while

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Zotac Zbox PI335 packs lots of connectors in a tiny chassis
— 4:00 PM on October 31, 2017

We wrote about Zotac's Zbox PI225 miniature computer early last month. The PI225 packs just enough computer power for most everyday tasks into a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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MSI Infinite X high-end desktop is fueled by Coffee Lake
— 3:00 PM on October 30, 2017

Building a gaming PC is easier than it's ever been, but there's still a sizable part of the market that doesn't want to select individual...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Gaming

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Friday deals: a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB for $0.28/GB and more
— 1:15 PM on October 27, 2017

Geez, guys. We're still dizzy and reeling from the lightning-quick pace of releases over the last few days. We have Ryzen mobile APUs to...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Storage Memory

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Tuesday deals: a GTX 1080 Ti, a 4K display, RAM, and more
— 11:49 AM on October 24, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. I don't know exactly how it is possible to enjoy a summer week in almost-November, but it's happening here. Temperature of 27° C,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Cases Displays Memory

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