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As processor shipments slump, AMD loses ground to Intel
— 11:10 AM on November 7, 2012

The third-quarter x86 processor market share numbers are in, and they're not good for AMD. According to Mercury Research data quoted by PC...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD trims low-end A-series, Athlon II prices
— 10:08 AM on November 7, 2012

As the holiday shopping rush looms, AMD has quietly adjusted prices for some of its lower-end Athlon II and A-series desktop processors. The company's

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Imagination Tech buys MIPS, gets license to thrill
— 9:26 AM on November 7, 2012

These are certainly interesting times in the tech industry, not least because of the success of chip firms who license their IP for use by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

New Samsung 840 Pro SSDs include Assassin's Creed 3
— 5:00 AM on November 7, 2012

Game bundles are all the rage this year. In August, Nvidia offered Borderlands 2 with its GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card. AMD

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

Bloomberg: Apple eyes homebrewed chips for Macs
— 5:49 PM on November 5, 2012

Over the past several years, Apple has spent a sizable chunk of change to bring iDevice chip development in-house. We've long heard rumblings that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mac

Singapore's Data Storage Institute produces slim hybrid notebook drive
— 12:17 PM on November 5, 2012

The latest hybrid hard drive comes from an unexpected source: Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology, and Research. The Agency's Data Storage Institute has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Piledriver goes Opteron in 6300 series
— 12:06 PM on November 5, 2012

As expected, AMD has rolled out a new lineup of Opteron processors based on its eight-way Piledriver chip. This is the same basic 32-nm silicon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Proprietary controller debuts in Intel DC S3700 server SSD
— 10:43 AM on November 5, 2012

Hot on the heels of releasing its 335 Series solid-state drive for desktop users, Intel has uncorked another new SSD. The DC S3700...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

Deal of the week: Mechanical storage deals are back
— 4:54 PM on November 2, 2012

Cheap solid-state drives abound these days, but since last year's flooding in Thailand, we haven't seen a whole lot of deals on mechanical storage. That...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Release roundup: Touch-screen monitors, liquid cooling, and tiny PCs
— 5:49 PM on November 1, 2012

Considering the sheer number of releases that made it into our regular coverage this past week, there isn't much left for the roundup. All we...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems Displays

OCZ trims product lines, workforce
— 9:42 AM on November 1, 2012

These are tough times for OCZ. In September, the company's founder and CEO stepped down, allegedly over accusations of mismanagement. Less than one month...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

ARM intros 64-bit Cortex-A50, to be used by AMD
— 9:46 AM on October 31, 2012

Yesterday, we reported that AMD's ARM-compatible processors will include pre-fab 64-bit ARM cores, not compatible cores designed by AMD itself. Now, we have some...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

Street prices higher than expected for Intel 335 Series SSD
— 11:06 AM on October 30, 2012

Intel's new 335 Series 240GB SSD has a suggested retail price of $184, which works out to just 77 cents per gigabyte. When...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

AMD's ARM core will be licensed, not AMD's own creation
— 10:31 AM on October 30, 2012

Yesterday's announcement from AMD about its plans to build ARM-compatible Opteron processors is very big news, but it shouldn't come as a shock, since...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

AMD to build ARM-compatible 64-bit processors
— 4:37 PM on October 29, 2012

Well, this changes some things. AMD has just announced its intention to build 64-bit CPUs compatible with the ARM instruction set, starting with a multi-core...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Updated: AMD claims between six and 10 Hondo design wins
— 10:54 AM on October 26, 2012

When AMD unveiled its tablet-optimized Z-60 APU earlier this month, it didn't get specific about design wins but did claim the chip would show...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Anthropologist sees religious revival in Apple product launches
— 11:53 AM on October 25, 2012

PC enthusiasts have long pointed to the religious fanaticism that seems to permeate Apple's faithful horde. Now, that sentiment has been backed up by an...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Nvidia bolsters mobile GPU lineup with MX models
— 10:59 AM on October 25, 2012

Remember the GeForce4 MX? The low-end GPU was pretty forgettable, to be honest, but Nvidia is bringing back the MX moniker for handful of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing