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Intel says its latest round of Skylake Spectre patches is ready to go
— 9:21 AM on February 8, 2018

The latest chapter in the saga of Intel's response to the Meltdown and Spectre security updates has come about. Intel's most recent blog post...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

HP's ZBook G5 mobile workstations pack Radeon Pro WX3100 graphics
— 1:15 PM on February 7, 2018

When I hear "mobile workstation" I don't think "thin and light." HP would like me to consider otherwise, though. The company just announced its fifth-generation...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Workstations

Intel meshes up Xeon D processors with Skylake Server cores
— 11:43 AM on February 7, 2018

Two years after Intel introduced the Xeon D family of low-power server platforms, the wave of ARM processors for the data center that those...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

Shuttle XPC Slim DL10J mini-PCs dive into Gemini Lake
— 9:25 AM on February 7, 2018

There are certain applications for which you just need a little bitty PC with no moving parts. For such scenarios, we might point you to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

Cryptocurrency miners tap Samsung for custom ASICs
— 4:06 PM on February 5, 2018

Earlier this year, murmurs began to circulate that Samsung was producing ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) specifically for use in mining crypto-money, reportedly thanks to a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

G.Skill juices its Trident Z RGB DDR4 memory to 4700 MT/s
— 9:00 AM on February 5, 2018

The more CPU cores you have and the faster they run, the more memory bandwidth you need to keep them all fed. That's a fairly...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Microsoft adds new entry-level Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop
— 12:00 PM on February 2, 2018

Microsoft's Surface line of portable machines has made progress in advancing the Windows laptop market, but the sales increases the company likely expected from expanding...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Windows

Apple squeezes more from each iPhone as holiday shipments flatten
— 4:00 PM on February 1, 2018

Apple released its fiscal 2018 first-quarter results today. Amid concerns about soft iPhone demand over the holiday season, the company posted what it calls all-time...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

Skylake-based Xeon D chips show up on Intel's price list
— 3:00 PM on February 1, 2018

Remember Xeon D, gerbils? If you're not employed in networking or systems administration, you probably don't—and if you are, you almost certainly do. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Intel fortifies its Dawson Canyon NUCs with vitamin Kaby Lake-R
— 12:00 PM on February 1, 2018

We wrote about Intel's Dawson Canyon NUCs back in October. Back then, the CPU options were a smattering of seventh-generation mobile Core i3 and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

Thursday deals: a Corsair K65 Lux, a sweet X370 mobo, and more
— 10:23 AM on February 1, 2018

Hi there, folks. Endless Space 2 has sunk its claws on me again thanks to the release of the Vaulters expansion, and it's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Input devices

Toshiba injects eighth-gen vPro CPUs in its Tecra and Portégé lines
— 9:03 AM on January 31, 2018

We've seen many companies announce updates of their various laptop lines with Intel's latest eighth-generation Core mobile parts, but Toshiba's refresh of its Portégé...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

AMD closes out its fiscal 2017 with another fully profitable quarter
— 3:55 PM on January 30, 2018

AMD announced its fourth-quarter 2017 financial results and full-year 2017 financials this afternoon. On the way to another fully profitable quarter under GAAP, the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

Tuesday deals: a Microsoft Surface Pro, portable storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on January 30, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. Carnaval is just around the corner, and in the next couple weeks my little hometown will be nuts with samba, reveries, and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

Rumor: Turbo Boost could come to Cannon Lake Core i3s
— 3:26 PM on January 29, 2018

Among all of the market segmentation methods Intel has used to separate Core i3, i5, and i7 mobile processors over the years, the one constant...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Spectre- and Meltdown-hardened Intel CPUs will arrive later this year
— 12:45 PM on January 26, 2018

As part of its earnings call yesterday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich shared some of the measures the company is taking to harden its chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

ASRock shows off its Gemini Lake fraternal twins
— 11:15 AM on January 26, 2018

We wrote about Gigabyte's Gemini Lake motherboards a couple of days ago, and now fellow mainboard maker ASRock is showing off a couple of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Intel turns in healthy Q4 2017 financials as Spectre and Meltdown loom
— 3:41 PM on January 25, 2018

Amid some of its stormiest seas in years, Intel released healthy fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 financial results today. The company took in $17.1 billion...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs