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AMD shows off DirectX 12 performance with new 3DMark benchmark
— 5:16 PM on March 26, 2015

Low-overhead graphics APIs like Vulkan (née Mantle) and DirectX 12 are probably the biggest news in game programming in some time, and 3DMark producer Futuremark...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics 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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Project Spartan will be a clean break from Internet Explorer 11
— 5:15 PM on March 24, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming Project Spartan browser and Internet Explorer 11 are now their own platforms, and never the twain shall meet again. At a developer workshop...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Pixar's RenderMan software now free for non-commercial use
— 10:06 AM on March 24, 2015

RenderMan is the core rendering technology behind not only Pixar's movies, but also a wide range of other Hollywood blockbusters. The rendering engine been used...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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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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Catalyst 15.3 betas add FreeSync support, more CrossFire profiles
— 11:55 AM on March 23, 2015

AMD has posted a new batch of beta drivers for Radeon graphics cards. The Catalyst 15.3 beta release adds support for monitors with FreeSyc...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Pwn2Own 2015 pwns major software titles
— 9:32 AM on March 23, 2015

One of my favorite yearly security conferences is the Pwn2Own competition. In its humble beginnings, security researchers faced off against fully up-to-date laptops running Linux,...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Windows 10 PCs won't need a Secure Boot off switch
— 6:00 AM on March 23, 2015

PC enthusiasts generally take the right to install alternate operating systems as a given, but that right may be threatened by PCs designed for Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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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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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail tablet for $75, a 5TB hard drive for $160, and more
— 10:56 AM on March 20, 2015

E-tailers have cut prices on loads of big-screen TVs as part of their March Madness promotions, but we still managed to find some sweet PC...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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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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Promo provides glimpse of Magic Leap's augmented reality future
— 9:20 AM on March 20, 2015

For years, a well-funded startup called Magic Leap has been working in secret on new augmented reality technology. The company was founded by former biomedical...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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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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AMD makes FreeSync official, reveals display pricing
— 10:41 AM on March 19, 2015

Although some displays have already leaked out into stores in various places, today is the day AMD...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Gesture tweaks are coming to Windows 10
— 9:12 AM on March 19, 2015

Microsoft is tweaking how touch-based gestures work in Windows 10. According to a WinHEC presentation available online, the new OS will add a handful...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Operating systems

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Fanless ultrabox boasts Broadwell guts, industrial design
— 6:00 AM on March 19, 2015

For days, the press release announcing Logic Supply's ML100 has sat in my inbox, taunting me to write about it. The funky-looking mini PC...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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