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Apple's New A6X iPad Chip Adopts PowerVR SGX 554MP4 Graphics

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AnandTech reports on an examination of the A6X chip found in the fourth-generation iPad. The work, performed by Kishonti Informatics, reveals that Apple has adopted Imagination Technologies' quad-core PowerVR SGX 554MP4 graphics in the new chip.The A6X retains the 128-bit wide memory interface of the A5X (and it keeps the...
Apple's New A6X iPad Chip Adopts PowerVR SGX 554MP4 Graphics
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New iPad’s A5x chip beats out Tegra 3 in most benchmark tests
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Sony VAIO Fit 15 Touch review: Great display, but lackluster performance and battery life

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The VAIO Fit 15 has had a makeover, emerging from Sony's design studio with a brushed-aluminum case and an excellent touchscreen. But shiny new looks don't distract from lackluster battery life and so-so performance. This is certainly no Ultrabook, weighing in at 5.7 pounds sans power adapter, but the...
Sony VAIO Fit 15 Touch review: Great display, but lackluster performance and battery life

The iPod's A5X versus the iPhone 5′s A6...does it matter for games?

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Anyone curious about both the newly announced iPhone 5 and iPod Touch may have genuine concern for the gaming prowess of both devices. Especially since Apple revealed that the two devices ship with entirely different chipsets. The iPhone 5, shipping on September 21, will make use of the newer A6...
The iPod's A5X versus the iPhone 5′s A6...does it matter for games?
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Mac and Windows work better together in latest Parallels desktop app

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The eighth major version of Parallels Desktop for Mac will be generally available on Sept. 4, with greater integrations between the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. While Parallels’ virtualization software can run just about any modern operating system on the Mac, a company announcement today focuses on the...
Mac and Windows work better together in latest Parallels desktop app

AMD's newly-announced Radeon HD 7790 guns for the budget 1080p gaming crown

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Last month's release of Nvidia's Titan graphics card--the most powerful consumer GPU ever announced--may have inspired uncontrollable drooling among the enthusiast crowd, but at a cool $1000, the card simply isn't priced to move. AMD's latest release takes a different tack. Today, the company announced the Radeon HD 7790...
AMD's newly-announced Radeon HD 7790 guns for the budget 1080p gaming crown

Intel lifts the veil on Haswell graphics

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Intel is clearly tired of Nvidia and AMD kicking sand in its face when it comes to graphics performance. The company has had a talented GPU engineering team for many years. With the fourth generation of Intel's Core CPU line--codenamed Haswell--those engineers finally get to strut their stuff. And...
Intel lifts the veil on Haswell graphics

Intel's fourth-generation Core series delivers significantly better graphics performance

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Intel is clearly tired of Nvidia and AMD kicking sand in its face when it comes to graphics performance. The company has had a talented GPU engineering team for many years. With the fourth generation of Intel's Core CPU line those engineers finally get to strut their stuff. And...
Intel's fourth-generation Core series delivers significantly better graphics performance

Disney on par with Q4 revenues of $10.7 billion, EPS of $0.68 on back of weak gaming performance

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Disney is down several points following a strong, if uninspring end to its fiscal year. In the company’s fiscal fourth quarter, it reported revenues of $10.7 billion, and earnings per share of $0.68. Before the bell, predictions for its earnings per share results matched that figure, coming in at $0.68....
Disney on par with Q4 revenues of $10.7 billion, EPS of $0.68 on back of weak gaming performance
Apple working on enhanced A5 chip (A5X) AND completely new chip (A6)

ET deals: Stackable discounts on Alienware m14x gaming laptop

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The model on sale today foregoes the pricier Core i7 processor -- which does little for gaming performance -- and instead keeps costs down with a (still Ivy Bridge) Core i5-3210M dual-core chip. Keeping your fragging credibility intact is an Nvidia GeForce GT 650M GPU with 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM....
ET deals: Stackable discounts on Alienware m14x gaming laptop

Nvidia Tegra 4 supercharges smartphones (hands-on video)

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Nvidia's latest Tegra 4 and Tegra 4i processors aim to boost gaming performance and battery life. We go hands-on with its reference devices. [Read more]...
Nvidia Tegra 4 supercharges smartphones (hands-on video)

A new era of GPU benchmarking: Inside the second with Nvidia's frame capture tools

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This story was brought to you by our friends at The Tech Report. You can view the original story here. We've come a long way since our initial Inside the second article. That's where we first advocated for testing real-time graphics and gaming performance by considering the time required...
A new era of GPU benchmarking: Inside the second with Nvidia's frame capture tools

Razer Taps Bing Fund GM And Former VoodooPC Founder Rahul Sood To Advise Board Of Directors

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Now that it’s spent some time trying to navigate the gap between churning out PC accessories and actual, honest-to-goodness gaming computers, the folks at Razer have seen fit to look for some experts for guidance. To that end, Razer announced earlier today that it has appointed entrepreneur and former VoodooPC...
Razer Taps Bing Fund GM And Former VoodooPC Founder Rahul Sood To Advise Board Of Directors
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PC gaming performance on Windows 8: A hard-data analysis

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In the transition from Windows 7 to Windows 8, Microsoft has implemented scads of changes to improve the operating system's performance and responsiveness. To wit: The DirectX programming interface adds more robust 2D functionality, and in Windows 8 it helps render all desktop windows, and even accelerates the new...
PC gaming performance on Windows 8: A hard-data analysis

Rumor: Samsung Exynos 5 Octa chip to have PowerVR GPU

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Rumors suggest that Samsung's new mobile processor will have decidedly current-gen graphical capabilities. The Exynos 5 Octa was claimed at CES to have twice the 3D gaming performance of any other mobile processor, but did not reveal its GPU configuration, leading to speculation it will have performance between that of...
Rumor: Samsung Exynos 5 Octa chip to have PowerVR GPU
Nvidia launches $999 graphics card with the world’s fastest gaming performance
Nvidia's GTX 650 Ti makes too many compromises for a $170 games-oriented graphics card

Why all-in-one PCs suck at gaming (plus one that doesn't!)

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PC gamers fear me. They scowl when they boot up Far Cry 3 only to see my stuttering frame rates, low resolution, and lack of antialiasing. Just name it--if it's a critical graphics setting, I've disabled it. I may look pretty on the surface, and I may be practical,...
Why all-in-one PCs suck at gaming (plus one that doesn't!)

Nvidia Shows Off The Tegra 4i Reference Smartphone On Video, Delivers Impressive Mobile Gaming Performance

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This embed is invalid Nvidia only recently introduced its Tegra 4i processor, which pairs Tegra 4 power with integrated LTE — an Nvidia first for mobile chips — into a single system-on-a-chip. The company is now showing off the processor in action on in-house developed reference smartphone hardware called the Phoenix,...
Nvidia Shows Off The Tegra 4i Reference Smartphone On Video, Delivers Impressive Mobile Gaming Performance

How would you change ASUS' Transformer Prime?

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"All hail the new king," was how we capped off our review of the Transformer Prime, which simply blew us away. Gaming performance was astonishing and it only improved when Ice Cream Sandwich appeared in the middle of this year's CES. In fact, the only issues we could find...
How would you change ASUS' Transformer Prime?

Extreme graphics cards: Three killer boards that beat their reference designs

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Modern, high-end graphics processors (GPUs) are semiconductor marvels. Delivering massive transistor counts, tremendous parallel processing performance, and incredible 3D rendering speeds, they inspire intense technolust in serious PC gamers. But man does not live by GPU alone. If you want a high-end GPU, you must seek it on a...
Extreme graphics cards: Three killer boards that beat their reference designs

Razer puts 14-inch Blade up for pre-order

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Razer teased us when it unveiled the 14-inch Blade last week: a rare blend of portability with gaming performance, and we couldn't even put money down? Well, we can at least do that now. The smaller of the two Blades is now up for pre-order, with prices ranging from...
Razer puts 14-inch Blade up for pre-order

Windows 8 deep dive

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Welcome to Ars Technica's Windows 8 deep dive. This page is where you'll find the various explorations of Windows 8 and related technologies that we conduct over the next several days. You can find those articles listed in reverse chronology below. Windows 8 is a truly significant undertaking. So much...
Windows 8 deep dive
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