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Chipmakers beware: Qualcomm unleashes the quad-core Snapdragon

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LG has revealed that its upcoming flagship handset, the Optimus G, will be the first LTE smartphone to sport Qualcomm’s long-awaited S4 quad-core processor. It sounds like a big deal, but why? Nvidia beat Qualcomm in the four-core sweepstakes six months ago, and Samsung, Texas Instruments and Huawei all have...
Chipmakers beware: Qualcomm unleashes the quad-core Snapdragon

Fujitsu to detail quad-core Tegra 3 phone at MWC

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Fujitsu now plans to bring its quad-core Arrows smartphone to Mobile World Congress, and release more information about, perhaps including shipping and prices. We saw the phone at CES behind glass, and now the Japanese company has revealed its major specs. The phone will be powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3...
Fujitsu to detail quad-core Tegra 3 phone at MWC

Intel launches 8-core Itanium 9500, teases Xeon E7-linked Kittson

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Intel's Itanium processor launches are few and far between given that only so many need its specialized grunt, but that just makes any refresh so much larger -- and its new Itanium 9500 certainly exemplifies that kind of jump. The chip centers around much more up-to-date, 32-nanometer Poulson architecture...
Intel launches 8-core Itanium 9500, teases Xeon E7-linked Kittson

AMD Piledriver cores will clock over 4GHz, employ 'resonant clock mesh'

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AMD's Trinity APU can do some remarkable things, but we still don't know exactly what magic ingredients make its Piledriver cores superior to the tepidly received Bulldozer. Now though, a firm called Cyclos claims it's supplying 'resonant clock mesh' power-saving technology for use in the new module. In speaking...
AMD Piledriver cores will clock over 4GHz, employ 'resonant clock mesh'

Help Us Choose The Worst Product Of CES 2013

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It's that time of year again - time for the most horrific waking nightmare in every techie's life, the Consumer Electronics Show. A few years ago I just stopped going, because the whole thing seemed not just crowded and noisy and unpleasant, but also pointless. But this year I'm being...
Help Us Choose The Worst Product Of CES 2013

Why Nvidia will rush to Tegra 4 as fast as it can

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When Nvidia finally announced the Tegra 3 platform a few months ago, it was undeniably the best ARM-based system-on-a-chip (SoC) to be had. However, as other manufacturers begin to detail next generation ARM chips, Tegra 3 is already starting to lose a little of its luster. Last year’s Tegra 2...
Why Nvidia will rush to Tegra 4 as fast as it can

Meet Clover Trail, Intel's chip for mid-range Windows 8 tablets and hybrids

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SAN FRANCISCO -- If you're looking for a single computing device that marries the easy-breezy touch control of a tablet with the meat-and-potatoes productivity of a laptop, look no further than Intel's new Clover Trail CPU platform. That was the lofty messaging Intel shared at a press event Thursday...
Meet Clover Trail, Intel's chip for mid-range Windows 8 tablets and hybrids

All we know about Nvidia's next-generation Tegra chip

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Nvidia's Tegra 3 system-on-a-chip for smartphones and tablets is getting a bit long in the tooth, but the company still hasn't officially announced when its successor, an SoC codenamed "Wayne," will be available in shipping products. We expect an official announcement soon—perhaps even at Nvidia's press conference at CES—but...
All we know about Nvidia's next-generation Tegra chip

NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 760, brings modern Kepler down to $249 (video)

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NVIDIA has been gradually lowering the base pricing for its desktop GeForce 700 series, but few outside of the hardcore gamer set would say the $399 GTX 770 was affordable. Enter the GeForce GTX 760: the Kepler-based chipset supports all the visual effects of its faster cousins, but at...
NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 760, brings modern Kepler down to $249 (video)

AMD Radeon HD 7970 could get 'GHz Edition', put the hurtz on NVIDIA

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AMD's Radeon HD 7770 and 7870 reference cards already sport 1GHz clock speeds, but so far the high-end flagship 7970 has been stuck at 925MHz. That'd be no big deal, perhaps, were it not for rival NVIDIA's benchmark-stealing GeForce GTX 680, which autonomously adjusts its clock speed on the...
AMD Radeon HD 7970 could get 'GHz Edition', put the hurtz on NVIDIA

Are you ready for the next mobile super chip? Samsung is.

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Nearly two years ago, Om got a slide-deck preview of the next-generation chip architecture expected to power our smartphones and tablets starting in 2012. Fast forward to present day and Samsung is showing off the capabilities of these chips by announcing its Exynos 5 dual-core system-on-a-chip and calling it the...
Are you ready for the next mobile super chip? Samsung is.

Intel finishes crossing the Ivy Bridge with new desktop Core i3 models

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Intel has been staggering the rollout of its Ivy Bridge processors over the space of nearly half a year, starting with its higher-end quad-core chips; it's finally time for the company to complete the story and ship some budget Core i3 desktop parts. The semiconductor giant is coy about...
Intel finishes crossing the Ivy Bridge with new desktop Core i3 models

Samsung at CES: Flexible displays, low-power LCDs, and all-new CPU designs

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Samsung’s CES keynote was an all-around look at the work the company is doing on a variety of fronts. CPU technology was front and center, including the announcement of the new Exynos 5 Octa. This new chip is the first SoC to implement ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture from any manufacturer. The Exynos...
Samsung at CES: Flexible displays, low-power LCDs, and all-new CPU designs

Analyst: Intel's smartphone chip offers significant power savings vs. ARM

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So far, Intel's Clover Trail+ Atom processor has only found a design win or two within Asian smartphones. But if ABI Research's report is accurate, smartphone makers and consumers alike should start clamoring for it. In tests comparing almost all of the latest smartphone application processors, Intel's Atom Z2580 chip...
Analyst: Intel's smartphone chip offers significant power savings vs. ARM

Intel's Haswell CPUs will fit in everything from tablets to servers

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Information about Intel's next-generation processor architecture, codenamed Haswell, has been leaking steadily for some time, but presentations at today's Intel Developer Forum (IDF) are finally giving us details on what to expect from the fourth-generation Core processors when they launch in 2013. Haswell is a "tock", in Intel parlance—a completely...
Intel's Haswell CPUs will fit in everything from tablets to servers

AMD's new FX chips let gamers build faster PCs at lower prices

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Advanced Micro Devices Tuesday introduced 8-core FX series chips for desktops with prices under $200 in units of 1,000. The FX-8350 and FX-8320 chips are based on new Piledriver CPU cores and have clock speeds of up to 4.2GHz. The chips usually go into gaming systems and are unlocked,...
AMD's new FX chips let gamers build faster PCs at lower prices

New iPad gets benchmarked: 1GB RAM confirmed, no boost in CPU speed

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Not only did some lucky gents in Vietnam get their hands on the new iPad while most people are still refreshing their delivery status page, they were also kind enough to run some benchmark tests. The results confirm that the RAM has been upped to 1GB, with the Geekbench...
New iPad gets benchmarked: 1GB RAM confirmed, no boost in CPU speed

AMD’s Analyst Day confirms APU cancellations, trims core counts

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AMD’s Analyst Day kicks off today and the news is starting to flow. Additional details will be disclosed throughout the various presentations, so we’ll update this story or publish follow-ups as appropriate.So what are the headlines so far? As we expected, AMD has canceled its Krishna and Wichita APUs that...
AMD’s Analyst Day confirms APU cancellations, trims core counts

AMD puts out less extreme Radeon HD 7950

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AMD has hoped to corner the more widely accessible range of high-end video cards Tuesday by unveiling the Radeon HD 7950. It trims back slightly from the range-leading 7970 with 1,792 visual processing cores instead of 2,048, 112 texture units instead of 128, and both 800MHz core and 1.25GHz memory...
AMD puts out less extreme Radeon HD 7950

Meet Cyclos, a startup that cuts chip power consumption

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When building chips, designers usually have to trade energy efficiency for performance. In general, the higher the performance, the greater the battery suck. But as smarter, more graphically intensive mobile devices land in the arms of consumers, and more data centers are requiring 100 MW or more to deliver web...
Meet Cyclos, a startup that cuts chip power consumption

ET deals: Save on Dell's Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop

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Perhaps one of the biggest non-technical struggles that PC manufacturers face is branding. Just how should they differentiate one model from another and their products from competitors? A special name, fancy logo, or unique design?But the implications of branding go even further than a marketing person can control. If the...
ET deals: Save on Dell's Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop
AMD CPU bonanza: Trinity desktop prices, Intel's counter, and the Piledriver FX-8350′s performance
Qualcomm Revamps Its Snapdragon Line, Unveils The High-End Snapdragon 800 And 600 Chipsets

Apple's MacBook Air 13″: The perfect ultrabook (review)

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In the constant cycle of tablet and smartphone news, the seemingly minor upgrade to Apple’s MacBook Air barely made headlines. That’s not really surprising, especially after the announcement of the Retina ready MacBook Pro. A next generation Intel CPU and graphics processor, USB 3.0 ports, and more flash storage...
Apple's MacBook Air 13″: The perfect ultrabook (review)

AMD unveils speedier 16-core server chips

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With a future in ARM servers looming, Advanced Micro Devices on Monday announced its fastest 16-core Opteron 6300 server chips as the company continues to enhance its x86 line-up. The five new Opteron chips, code-named Abu Dhabi, are up to 40 percent faster on enterprise application workloads than the...
AMD unveils speedier 16-core server chips
PaaS providers, ThroughPuter wants to parallelize your cloud

NVIDIA intros GeForce 600M with Kepler, touts ultrabook cred

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NVIDIA has paired up the GeForce GTX 680 launched Thursday with its first notebook graphics sharing the same Kepler architecture. The GeForce GT 640M LE, GT 640M, GT 650M, and GTX 660M all use the new 28-nanometer building process both to be smaller and cooler than their ancestors as well...
NVIDIA intros GeForce 600M with Kepler, touts ultrabook cred

Toshiba Kirabook review: The first Ultrabook with a higher-than-HD touchscreen

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Toshiba's luxurious Kirabook is the first Windows laptop to feature a display rivaling Apple's Retina technology. The Kirabook is also thinner and much lighter than Apple's MacBook Pro, and it's outfitted with a touchscreen. But although I wish I could report that Toshiba has crafted a masterpiece that fully...
Toshiba Kirabook review: The first Ultrabook with a higher-than-HD touchscreen

Get ready for great games on a thin laptop as AMD preps new mobile graphics chips

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Advanced Micro Devices said today it plans to launch new Radeon mobile graphics chips in January. AMD says the new chips will fit well with trends developing in 2013, such as the launch of “ultrathin” notebooks and new machines with Microsoft’s graphics-intensive Windows 8 operating system. The chips are...
Get ready for great games on a thin laptop as AMD preps new mobile graphics chips
Op-ed: AMD may be facing irrelevance
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