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Intel: DirectX 12 yields big gains on tablets, other thermally constrained devices
— 12:01 PM on August 13, 2014

We already know that DirectX 12 will reduce CPU utilization in games by cutting API overhead. The performance benefits of this approach on desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Spec for reversible USB Type-C connector finalized
— 9:12 AM on August 13, 2014

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has finished the specification for its new, reversible USB connector design. First announced last December, the USB 3.1 Type-C...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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OCZ's Arc 100 solid-state drive reviewed
— 8:01 AM on August 13, 2014

OCZ's latest value SSD is priced at just $0.50 per gig, but it hangs with mid-range and even high-end drives in real-world and demanding workloads....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Gartner: Chromebook sales to nearly triple by 2017
— 10:24 AM on August 12, 2014

Chromebooks are sprouting up all over the place these days. We'll apparently be seeing a lot more of them, too. Market research firm Gartner projects...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Nvidia claims Haswell-class performance for Denver CPU core
— 6:36 PM on August 11, 2014

Some of Nvidia's CPU architects gave a talk at the Hot Chips symposium today, and they revealed some long-awaited details about  Nvidia's first custom CPU...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Nvidia's Shield Tablet reviewed
— 5:21 PM on August 11, 2014

Nvidia's Shield tablet has the heart of a game console and the soul of an enthusiast PC. It's incredibly fast, too, and it might...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel's Broadwell processor revealed
— 11:00 AM on August 11, 2014

Thanks to a world-leading 14-nm fab process, Intel has shrunk its best CPU technology into half the power envelope and half the physical footprint of...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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New Acer Chromebook couples Tegra K1, 13-hour battery
— 9:35 AM on August 11, 2014

Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor has just landed in another system, and this one's pretty cool. Acer's new Chromebook 13 couples the Nvidia system-on-a-chip with a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tegra K1-powered Nexus 9 might be for real
— 4:05 PM on August 8, 2014

The next Nexus tablet really could be Nvidia-powered. Today, both SlashGear and ExtremeTech are reporting on fresh rumors about the Nexus 9, which...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nvidia posts healthy revenue, earnings growth
— 11:50 AM on August 8, 2014

Things are still looking up for Nvidia. The company has posted results for its fiscal second quarter, showing double-digit growth in both revenue and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Servers

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS monitor for $125, plus graphics, storage, and PSUs
— 10:25 AM on August 8, 2014

This week's deals come in pairs. Sort of. I have to do something different every once in a while. Let's start with monitors, and specifically, a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Storage Displays

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TLC V-NAND is official, coming soon in 850 EVO SSD
— 10:10 AM on August 6, 2014

During its SSD Global Summit last month, Samsung indicated that it has been working on 3D V-NAND with three bits per cell. The firm...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Marvell's new SSD controller has quad PCIe Gen3 lanes
— 6:00 AM on August 6, 2014

Marvell makes some of the most popular SSD controllers in the business, and its latest design...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Phase-change prototype claimed to be world's fastest SSD
— 10:27 AM on August 5, 2014

We've been hearing about phase-change memory (PCM) for years. The non-volatile storage technology seems to be inching closer to prime time, though, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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This Bay Trail-powered Gigabyte laptop could be a netbook
— 9:26 AM on August 5, 2014

Are netbooks making a comeback? Sure seems like it, based on Gigabyte's latest launch. The Q21 is an 11.6" laptop with a Bay Trail-based...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Dock turns mini Win8.1 tablets into desktop systems
— 10:47 AM on August 4, 2014

Intel's Bay Trail SoC has enabled some seriously small Windows 8.1 devices. The Dell Venue 8 Pro and Lenovo Miix 2, for example, squeeze quad-core...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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HP ships bizarro 14'' Android laptop
— 9:12 AM on August 4, 2014

Remember that 14", Android-based HP laptop we wrote about back in April? Well, it's real. And as PC World reports, HP is now...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A terabyte SSD for $417, plus memory, graphics, and more
— 10:43 AM on August 1, 2014

There are a few surprises this week, so let's cut to the chase. SSD deals are common, but not on these particular drives. Crucial's M550 1TB...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Mobile computing

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