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Lower-power Ivy chips coming to 'select' systems
— 6:00 AM on January 4, 2013

Remember those rumors about lower-wattage Ivy Bridge processors possibly showing up before the Haswell launch? Well, they're not rumors anymore. We now have confirmation—or...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Rumor: AMD to drop Vision branding
— 10:10 AM on December 28, 2012

AMD's branding initiatives don't have a terribly good track record. Remember Better By Design? Or the AMD Live! push? Yeah, probably not. Even...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

AMD loses another top chip exec to Samsung
— 10:00 AM on December 27, 2012

Another high-placed AMD chip executive has jumped ship. According to a report by AllThingsD, 25-year AMD veteran Michael Goddard has quietly left his post...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Rumor: 95W AMD FX-8300 due later this week
— 10:09 AM on December 26, 2012

AMD's FX-8350 processor is a relatively solid performer for the price, but it has two notable downsides: sub-par gaming performance and high power consumption....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

— 10:44 AM on December 24, 2012

Howdy, folks. As Christmas approaches, we'll be scaling back our publishing schedule somewhat. We will be attempting to post some news today, but...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report

Acer Clover Trail tablet benchmarked
— 12:28 PM on December 21, 2012

Windows 8 tablets based on Intel's Clover Trail Atom processors are finally here, and Anand Lal Shimpi over at AnandTech has benchmarked one of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

Asus downplays Intel's rumored switch to BGA CPUs
— 9:59 AM on December 21, 2012

Are we all doomed if Intel transitions away from socketed processor packages on the desktop, as rumored? Not quite, according to Asus VP and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Leaked slide unmasks next-gen Tegra SoC
— 11:22 AM on December 18, 2012

About a year has passed since Nvidia revealed its Tegra 3 SoC to the world. Rumor has it the firm will lift the curtain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

Analyst: Intel should open up fabs to Apple
— 9:53 AM on December 17, 2012

The idea of Intel manufacturing Apple's proprietary A-series chips isn't new—the rumor mill broached the subject a year a and half ago. According to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Our Radeon HD 7970 winner is....
— 1:28 PM on December 14, 2012

The winner of our Radeon HD 7970 giveaway is Tom Houston. Tom will be receiving a beefy, triple-slot Asus 7970 card, along with copies...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

Report: Via SoC to anchor $99-149 Asus tablet
— 11:46 AM on December 13, 2012

Back in the day, Asus made motherboards based on Via chipsets. The PC market looks quite different now, and it seems the partnership is changing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

MicroATX MSI board boasts passively cooled Celeron
— 10:56 AM on December 12, 2012

Passive cooling is the holy grail for folks looking to build quiet PCs. It's particularly important for home-theater rigs, and MSI has a new motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cooling

New Atom chips headed to servers
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2012

Intel's Atom processor lineup made a name for itself in netbooks. Since then,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Intel details 22-nm process tuned for SoCs
— 1:00 PM on December 11, 2012

Intel has been cranking out desktop and mobile processors based on 22-nm tri-gate transistors for some time now. The company's Atom SoCs continue to be...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

Report: Haswell desktop TDPs to reach 84W
— 11:38 AM on December 11, 2012

Mobile versions of Intel's upcoming Haswell microprocessor are expected to have TDPs as low as 10W, a substantial reduction from the 17W thermal envelope of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Cyril's sci-fi story, Fluke, is free to download today
— 4:35 PM on December 7, 2012

In case you missed it, we're giving away copies of Cyril's novella, Fluke: Langara's Prize, to anybody who wants one today. Just head...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

We're giving away an Asus Radeon HD 7970 with three games, including Far Cry 3
— 10:58 AM on December 7, 2012

The final stage of our rolling Radeon giveaway is upon us, and it involves the juiciest prize yet. This time, we're giving away an Asus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming The Tech Report

AMD lowers wafer orders, will pay $320 million charge
— 9:47 AM on December 7, 2012

We already know AMD suffered from both a slow CPU market and a decrease in market share last quarter. It's no wonder, then, that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs