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Photos suggests Light Peak will debut in new MacBook Pros
— 6:00 AM on February 24, 2011

Apple has a long history of trailblazing in the I/O world, and it looks set to uphold that tradition by adopting Intel's Light Peak interconnect...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices Mobile computing Mac

Lucid ships Virtu software to mobo makers
— 4:58 PM on February 22, 2011

You may recall that the folks at Lucid have been cooking up a GPU virtualization program called Virtu for Sandy Bridge motherboards. Virtu has a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

Report: AMD working to boost Zacate, Ontario supply
— 8:08 AM on February 22, 2011

AMD's first Fusion accelerated processing units are apparently proving popular—so much so that, according to DigiTimes, AMD is working with TSMC to increase production...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Intel announces new Arizona fab during Obama visit
— 6:00 AM on February 21, 2011

After meeting with tech industry tycoons in Silicon Valley last Thursday, President Obama headed north to visit Intel's chip fab in Hillsboro, Oregon....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD's E-350 Fusion APU on the desktop
— 11:45 PM on February 20, 2011

We are about to commit a terrible crime against the holy writ of product segmentation. We're about to consider the merits of AMD's Brazos...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

AMD campaign backhandedly targets Sandy Bridge
— 3:36 PM on February 18, 2011

Looks like the folks in AMD's marketing department have been taking their vitamins. Earlier today, the chipmaker announced that it has kicked off another...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Test shows Nvidia's Kal-El doesn't really outperform a Core 2 Duo
— 2:05 PM on February 18, 2011

When Nvidia unveiled its next-gen Tegra, code-named Kal-El, a couple of days ago, it showed the upcoming chip outperforming a Core 2 Duo T7200...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

The TR Podcast 81: Superbowl ads, Sandy Bridge trouble, and a graphics giveaway
— 10:58 AM on February 17, 2011

This episode of the podcast melds talk of Superbowl ads with discussion of Intel's chipset snafu—and much more. We're also giving away a free...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

Say hello to Kal-El, Tegra 2's quad-core successor
— 6:00 AM on February 16, 2011

Nvidia has scored a solid number of design wins for its Tegra 2 processor, which is going to find its way into many of the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

IBM supercomputer tied for the lead after one round of Jeopardy
— 10:53 AM on February 15, 2011

When I heard that IBM's Watson supercomputer was due to appear on Jeopardy, I expected carnage. After all, Watson has thousands of Power7 processor...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Gaming

Report says Dell might seek to acquire AMD
— 6:00 AM on February 15, 2011

The departure of CEO Dirk Meyer and two high-profile executives has left us wondering about AMD's direction going forward. A report by

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Valentine from AMD pokes fun at Intel troubles
— 11:16 AM on February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day wishes are usually sweet, but we detect an unusual amount of spice in this one we just received.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD intros new Opterons, says Bulldozer 'on track'
— 10:49 AM on February 14, 2011

The folks at AMD have Valentine's Day gift for the server market today in the form of five new, faster models in the Opteron 6100...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Core i7-990X arrives; cheapest Gulftown drops to $583
— 9:27 AM on February 14, 2011

With Sandy Bridge still very much in limbo, Intel has decided to freshen up its line of Gulftown six-core desktop processors. The company's price...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Report: AMD planning quick transition to 32 nm
— 6:00 AM on February 14, 2011

The current crop of AMD processors could all but disappear by the spring of 2012. That's according to X-bit labs, which says AMD is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD COO, SVP are leaving, too; what next?
— 10:58 AM on February 11, 2011

Last month's surprise departure of AMD CEO Dirk Meyer continues to cause ripples among the company's executive team. In addition to Meyer, we...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

AMD might kill its processor brand names
— 6:00 AM on February 11, 2011

The Phenom, Athlon, and Sempron brands could be history in a few months. At least, that's what I'm gathering from a story by X-bit...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Exploring the impact of memory speed on Sandy Bridge performance
— 10:09 AM on February 9, 2011

K-Series Sandy Bridge CPUs have unlocked memory multipliers that make it easy to take advantage of faster memory modules. We explore performance with...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory