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Keep your G6; I'm in it for the P6
— 5:20 PM on August 18, 2011

Honestly, I tried to fight the urge to reminisce today, but August 18th marks the day the youngest member of the Pentium Pro family...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

Sandy Bridge to become a cheaper date in September
— 10:26 AM on August 18, 2011

Here we are, some eight months after Intel's Sandy Bridge CPUs debuted, and the price of most of those chips hasn't budged. Intel has,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Next-gen Atom netbook platform delayed 'til November
— 10:25 AM on August 18, 2011

Getting excited about the prospect of watching a Blu-Ray disc on a 10" screen at 1024x600 resolution? Well, why shouldn't you be? That's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

AMD says 65W, triple-core A6-3500 APU now available
— 10:38 AM on August 17, 2011

A press release from AMD just dropped into our inbox announcing the imminent availability of a new model of desktop CPU based on Llano...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Ultrabook CPUs still too expensive, say notebook makers
— 6:00 AM on August 17, 2011

Despite Intel reportedly outlining Ultrabook bill-of-materials costs in the $475-650 range for 21-mm-thick systems and $493-710 for thinner 18-mm ones, notebook makers are still...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Leaked slides detail 28-nm AMD 'Deccan' APU
— 11:54 AM on August 16, 2011

Although most of the PC hardware industry seems to be on vacation right now, the rumor mill keeps churning away. Turkish site Donanim Haber...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Rumor mill pegs Sandy Bridge E power draw at 180W
— 2:43 PM on August 15, 2011

Perhaps this explains why we been hearing whispers about delays to Intel's "Sandy Bridge E" processors. VR-Zone is reporting that Gulftown's successor is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

The many seasons of better benchmarks
— 10:04 AM on August 15, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

New Sandy Bridge CPUs upgradeable via software
— 6:00 AM on August 15, 2011

Intel has released new details on a series of Sandy Bridge CPUs that will be upgradeable via software. Three models are eligible. On...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

RWT goes inside Sandy Bridge's graphics architecture
— 10:37 AM on August 9, 2011

David Kanter over at Real World Tech has been producing a nice string of processor architecture articles this summer, and his latest may be one...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

AMD-branded RAM starts popping up in stores
— 6:00 AM on August 8, 2011

No, this is no joke—unless we're the victims of an extraordinarily elaborate prank. It appears that AMD has quietly started selling DDR3 system memory under...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Deal of the week: A Radeon HD 6870 for $149.99, and more
— 4:54 PM on August 5, 2011

Memory and storage bargains have monopolized our deal posts these past few weeks, but there are some juicy GPU bagains to be enjoyed right now—rather...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Mobile computing Personal tech

Release roundup: 3D displays, new coolers, and more
— 5:32 PM on August 4, 2011

We've got a little bit of everything in this week's roundup of miscellaneous product launches and announcements: new coolers, a 3D display, some RAM, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cooling Displays Memory

Bulldozer-based Opterons rumored for September 26
— 10:51 AM on August 4, 2011

Bulldozer-based Opterons will emerge on September 26 according to this report by PC Magazine. Citing a source familiar with AMD's roadmap, PC Mag...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

Upcoming Intel CPUs could have more base clock options
— 11:04 AM on August 2, 2011

With Sandy Bridge, Intel made overclocking easier and more difficult at the same time. There's little headroom in the base clock, which anchors everything...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Report says Sandy Bridge-E won't be out before November
— 11:36 AM on August 1, 2011

Looks like AMD's Zambezi chips may not be the only ones to arrive later than expected. The guys at VR-Zone claim to have it on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Rumor says AMD has stopped Phenom II X2, X4 production
— 11:16 AM on August 1, 2011

Perhaps the biggest reason to avoid AMD's new A8-3850 APU is the company's old Phenom II X4 840, which has a slightly faster CPU component...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Mass Zambezi shipments may not start until October
— 9:24 AM on August 1, 2011

Saving up for one of AMD's upcoming Zambezi FX-series processors? Be prepared to wait a bit longer. A DigiTimes story published this morning claims that,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs