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How many CPU cores do you need for games?
— 11:25 AM on July 8, 2010

These days, it's virtually impossible to buy a desktop CPU with fewer than two cores. Dual-core CPUs have become the norm, and quad-core systems...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Gaming

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2.7GHz Phenom II X6 said to be in the works
— 9:26 AM on July 8, 2010

Longing for a quicker member of AMD's Phenom II X6 family? Don't hold your breath, says Fudzilla—the existing Phenom II X6 1090T will reportedly...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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PhysX hobbled on the CPU by x87 code
— 12:21 AM on July 7, 2010

Nvidia has long promoted its PhysX game physics middleware as an example of a computing problem that benefits greatly from GPU acceleration, and a number...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Report: Quicker Athlon II X4 coming this quarter
— 6:00 AM on July 6, 2010

We heard about impending tweaks to Intel's CPU family last week. Now, the rumor mill is churning out details about AMD's plans for the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Report: Intel to freshen up CPU line this summer
— 2:05 PM on July 2, 2010

Let's face it: after the bevy of exciting new CPUs they already launched this year, the folks at Intel probably deserve a little summer break....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deal of the week: It's raining coupons, halellujah!
— 1:08 PM on July 1, 2010

Newegg has kicked off Fourth of July celebrations a little early this year, e-mailing us a cornucopia of coupon codes that can shrink prices...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Cases Storage Input devices Gaming Networking

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95W Phenom II X6 1055T found in Japanese store
— 9:32 AM on July 1, 2010

If you shop for a Phenom II X6 processor today, you get to choose between a 125W thermal envelope and... a 125W thermal...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel amps up, rebrands research activities
— 5:02 PM on June 30, 2010

When you start a marketing campaign around the notion of your innovative staffers being rock stars, calling your research arm the Corporate Technology Group seems...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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Poll: Does your primary portable have an optical drive?
— 1:48 PM on June 30, 2010

This week's poll comes to us courtesy of TR reader Ben, who wonders just how many folks have an optical drive in their primary portable...

Poll Question: • Does your primary portable have an optical drive?

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Report: Llano will introduce a new desktop socket
— 9:33 AM on June 30, 2010

The days of Socket AM3 reigning supreme in the AMD world could come to an end next year. Fudzilla reports that Llano, AMD's upcoming 32-nm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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World's first 3TB hard drive arrives... in USB 2.0 enclosure
— 10:38 AM on June 29, 2010

Roughly 16 months have passed since the market got its first taste of two-terabyte hard drives. So much for Kryder's Law, which predicted...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: 160GB X25-M for $400, and the mother of all Steam sales
— 4:14 PM on June 25, 2010

Since the tagline under our logo says "PC Hardware Explored," kicking off this deal post with a hardware deal seems prudent. And we've come across...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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Revo PCIe SSD gets a lot cheaper, tested against competing solutions
— 2:05 PM on June 25, 2010

The folks at PC Perspective have gotten their hands on one of OCZ's new PCIe-based Revo solid-state drives, putting it to the test against...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Once you go BlacX, you've gotta get USB 3.0
— 10:50 AM on June 25, 2010

I'm a big fan of Thermaltake's original BlacX hard drive docking station. It's a simple device, really, but one that's been invaluable around...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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GlobalFoundries, IBM, Samsung, STMicro to sync up 28-nm manufacturing
— 6:00 AM on June 25, 2010

Developing state of the art semiconductor manufacturing can get expensive. Really expensive. That might be why GlobalFoundries has partnered up with three other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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Launch roundup: Cooler Master, Crucial, Shuttle, Western Digital
— 5:58 PM on June 24, 2010

Welcome to the second iteration of our weekly launch roundup feature. This time, we bring you news of a Cooler Master heatsink, a Crucial SSD,...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Systems

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FireStream 9370, 9350 bring Cypress computing to servers
— 12:05 PM on June 23, 2010

In conjunction with today's announcement of the Opteron 4100 series of CPUs, AMD has also raised the curtains on a pair of FireStream cards. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Desktop Atoms with DDR3 support now available, Intel says
— 6:00 AM on June 23, 2010

Remember those new desktop Atom processors we wrote about during Computex? Intel has posted a quick update on its PR Chip Shots blog...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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