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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

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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

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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

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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

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Gemini Lake NUCs break cover on Intel's site
— 10:30 AM on January 31, 2018

Not all that long ago, if you had asked me about PCs for your office, I would have told you to build some small-form-factor desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Thursday deals: big displays, Z370 mobos, and more
— 9:58 AM on January 25, 2018

Good morning, dear gerbils. It's a really slow day today news-wise. For some reason, there's nothing currently going in the PC hardware world. But that's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Displays

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Falcon Northwest TLX lets a Max-Q GTX 1070 take flight
— 2:30 PM on January 24, 2018

Gamers looking to play away from home on a thin-and-light system with high-end Nvidia graphics have a new option thanks to Falcon Northwest's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Microsoft announces $189 classroom laptops and Office 365 dictation
— 3:54 PM on January 22, 2018

Microsoft wants to keep the next generation of computer users familiar with its products as mobile devices become increasingly valid options for more use cases....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

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Intel advises users to stop installing Spectre microcode patches
— 2:00 PM on January 22, 2018

The Meltdown and Spectre security flaws are certainly scary, but there are reasons to be leery of the various updates intended to mitigate them....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Gigabyte embeds Gemini Lake SoCs in its latest fanless motherboards
— 12:33 PM on January 22, 2018

Most of our attention on CPUs in the past year or so has been focused on high-performance x86 cores from AMD and Intel. The blue...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Rumor: Details spill on the second wave of Coffee Lake desktop CPUs
— 4:30 PM on January 19, 2018

Intel's October launch of its eighth-generation Core mainstream desktop parts was sparser than normal: just six models included in the original rollout. The four-core,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Zen+ Ryzen CPU and an Asus X470 mobo show up in SiSoft database
— 10:30 AM on January 19, 2018

The relentless rumor-mongers over at Videocardz spotted a listing in SiSoftware's hardware database for an as-yet-unannounced Ryzen CPU. The pre-release processor is listed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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