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Intel CPU flaw allows for hard-to-detect rootkit
— 2:33 PM on March 19, 2009

A pair of security researchers has released a paper and proof-of-concept code detailing a security vulnerability in Intel's processors. In their words, the vulnerability...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

HybridPower dies on the desktop
— 12:30 PM on March 19, 2009

Nvidia's HybridPower technology debuted on the desktop with the nForce 780a SLI, promising to dramatically lower idle system power consumption by completely shutting down...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Chipsets

New Intel CPUs and price cuts loom, report claims
— 11:05 AM on March 19, 2009

Intel has several rounds of price cuts and new processor introductions lined up for April, May, and July, according to DigiTimes. The site has used...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Phenom II X4 955 may arrive on April 20
— 5:05 PM on March 18, 2009

AMD's fastest quad-core processor yet may be out in just over a month. According to a report by Hardware-Infos, the firm plans to roll...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

A fresh look at processor value
— 1:21 AM on March 18, 2009

17 processors. 22 benchmarks. 64 graphs. One epic study of how some of today's most popular enthusiast processors compare in terms of performance per...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Report: Atom may soon power half of cheap desktops
— 1:47 PM on March 17, 2009

While Intel's Atom processors are almost omnipresent in the netbook market, they've only made their way into a relatively small portion of desktops. However, DigiTimes...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Intel, AMD in licensing brawl over GlobalFoundries
— 12:02 PM on March 16, 2009

Intel has formally accused AMD of breaching the two companies' 2001 cross-licensing agreement. This development probably shouldn't come as a surprise, since Intel

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

'Phenom II X4 955' sample surfaces, is overclocked to 4GHz
— 6:00 AM on March 16, 2009

The Phenom II X4 955 exists, and it's a pretty nice overclocker. At least, that's the impression you might get after reading a thread at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

New all-in-one VIA chipset can decode 1080p video
— 6:00 AM on March 13, 2009

Later this year, Nvidia's should bring high-definition video decoding capabilities to Via Nano systems...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

Report: ARM-powered netbooks coming in June
— 9:51 AM on March 12, 2009

Today, netbooks and Intel's Atom processors are almost synonymous, and netbook makers who eschew the Atom typically pick x86 alternatives from Via or Intel itself....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

New 45nm Pentium could be Celeron replacement
— 2:53 PM on March 9, 2009

Intel secured the performance crown with its Core i7 processors last November, and it's readying more affordable quad-core derivatives later this year. But what about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD and Seagate demo 6Gbps Serial ATA
— 7:00 AM on March 9, 2009

Today AMD and Seagate are teaming up to demonstrate the next-generation Serial ATA specification. Dubbed SATA 6Gbps, the new spec will offer twice the...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Storage

Retail Core i7-920, i7-940 have unlocked RAM multipliers
— 3:49 PM on March 6, 2009

In our Core i7 review, we pointed out that the cheaper two i7 models—the 920 and 940—both had lower QuickPath Interface and L3 cache...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

JPR foresees the end of integrated graphics chipsets by 2013
— 4:47 PM on March 4, 2009

The days of integrated graphics chipsets are numbered, according to Jon Peddie Research. The firm expects motherboard-based IGPs will have all but vanished by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

AMD foundry spin-off gets its name: GlobalFoundries
— 2:51 PM on March 4, 2009

Well, it's done. Two days after AMD, ATIC, and Mubadala finalized their transaction, AMD's former manufacturing division has opened for business under its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

TSMC may start Atom SoC production in the fourth quarter
— 11:55 AM on March 4, 2009

Atom-based system-on-a-chip devices will start pumping out of TSMC's fabs in volume in the fourth quarter—or so says a DigiTimes story that cites anonymous...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Nvidia sees itself making x86 SoCs eventually
— 9:39 AM on March 4, 2009

With both AMD and Intel playing up CPU-GPU integration and Intel prepping its own discrete graphics processor, Nvidia is in a precarious position—it has graphics...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Report: Intel P55 motherboards may ship in July
— 6:00 AM on March 4, 2009

More affordable Core i7 derivatives may arrive sooner rather than later. According to Fudzilla, P55 motherboards compatible with Intel's upcoming Lynnfield CPUs—referred to as "Core...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards