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  • Apple reportedly facing production issues with ambitious iPhone

    Posted July 14, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    Production bottlenecks could delay the phablet to 2015, according to one analyst.
  • AMD to offer a liquid cooled CPU box set

    Posted June 23, 2014 - 1:54 am

    Its answer to Intel's Devil's Canyon is a CPU and cooling system.
  • Intel finally gives enthusiasts some horsepower

    Posted June 6, 2014 - 12:27 am

    After so much emphasis on Atom and tablets, Intel jumps back into the high performance business in a big way.
  • AMD releases new low- and mid-range chips, socket type

    Posted March 12, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    No longer chasing Intel for the high-end of the market, AMD aims for what it believes is the sweet spot: the mass market of affordable, mid-range performance machines.
  • AMD strikes back at Intel with Kaveri processor line

    Posted January 16, 2014 - 8:31 pm

    Showing it still has a lot of fight left, the chip company claims better price performance than Intel's current generation.
  • Broadcom kicks off the 64-bit ARM stampede

    Posted October 21, 2013 - 3:48 pm

    There's a huge rush to expand ARM microprocessors from just smartphones and tablets and make them viable compute parts in larger-scale equipment. But the technology needs a bit of an upgrade first.
  • Same song, new refrain: AMD delays high-end processors.

    Posted August 29, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    Will AMD give more ground to Intel as it lets the release dates for its high-end products slip?
  • Find the next big prime number, win cash and glory

    Posted February 7, 2013 - 12:29 pm

    By participating in GIMPS, a distributed computing project to find Mersenne prime numbers, you could win $3,000 or more, not to mention mathematics immortality
  • How to benchmark your PC for free

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:09 am

    Running benchmarks on a PC enables users to evaluate performance, to identify potential bottlenecks, and to choose effective system upgrades. Unfortunately, many users imagine that system performance is simply a matter of CPU frequency or memory capacity, which leads them to think that dropping in a faster CPU or more memory will automatically and immediately yield noticeable performance improvements. In reality, however, that is not always the case.
  • Overclocking for Newbies

    Posted June 28, 2010 - 1:58 pm

    Overclocking refers to pushing your computer components harder and faster than the manufacturer designed them to go. The initial pitch is seductive: Buy a slower, lower-cost CPU; juice up the clock speed; and presto! You have a cheap, high-end processor.
  • Nvidia: Ion will outperform next-gen Intel Pineview Atoms

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 10:49 am

    Intel Corp. may not have officially released the specs of its upcoming Pineview family of Atom CPUs, but that hasn't stopped Nvidia Inc. from claiming that its Ion platform will best its Intel counterpart, especially in the areas of high-definition movies and games.
  • AMD rallies in effort to reinvent itself

    Posted December 17, 2008 - 10:33 am

    Next year will be critical for AMD, as the chip company pursues two major initiatives designed to reverse its financial losses and compete better with industry leader Intel.
  • PC makers embrace Core i7 chips in new desktops

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 9:50 pm

    PC makers on Monday launched desktops that incorporate the latest technologies to work alongside Intel's new Core i7 chips, which have received praise for their speedy performance.
  • Transmeta executives put company up for sale

    Posted September 25, 2008 - 9:43 am

    Microprocessor designer Transmeta is looking for a buyer. Executives announced plans to sell the company on Wednesday, saying investment bank Piper Jaffray & Co. will act as its financial advisor during the sale process.
  • Intel's six-core Dunnington chip hits the market

    Posted September 15, 2008 - 3:01 pm

    Intel's latest server chips, the Xeon 7400 series, formerly called Dunnington, are now available in six-core and quad-core models designed to be used in systems with four or more processors.
  • Former Intel engineer charged with stealing trade secrets

    Posted September 12, 2008 - 3:49 pm

    A former Intel design engineer has been charged with theft of trade secrets from the chipmaker while secretly working for rival AMD.
  • Atom demand still stymied by testing bottleneck

    Posted August 29, 2008 - 9:33 am

    Demand for Intel's Atom processor is strong, with computer makers clamoring for more chips to plug into the small, portable laptops called netbooks, but the chips remain in short supply. The problem isn't that Intel can't make enough of the silicon chips -- the company can, and it is -- but availability remains stymied by a testing bottleneck that prevents the chip maker from meeting demand.
  • Fujitsu readies eight-core Sparc64 chip

    Posted August 27, 2008 - 9:49 am

    Fujitsu is developing an eight-core version of its Sparc64 processor, which should give a performance boost to the Sparc Enterprise Servers that Fujitsu jointly develops with Sun Microsystems.
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