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AMD's Trinity combo processors aimed at do-it-yourself PC builders and gamers

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Advanced Micro Devices’ new family of combination graphics-microprocessor chips is available today for do-it-yourself PC builders and gamers. As we noted earlier, the chips, code-named Trinity, are accelerated processing units (APUs) that combine graphics and computing functions on a single chip. Now the second-largest maker of PC processors is announcing prices...
AMD's Trinity combo processors aimed at do-it-yourself PC builders and gamers

Intel's Ivy Bridge processors launch today, but dual-core and low-voltage MIA until spring

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Intel launched its highly-anticipated 22-nanometer Ivy Bridge processors today. However, while the initial launch of quad-core processors in the Core i5 and Core i7 families for desktop and full-sized laptops will start immediately, dual-core chips and low-power chips for thin, ultrabook-style computers won't be available until spring, the company...
Intel's Ivy Bridge processors launch today, but dual-core and low-voltage MIA until spring

MacBook Air Upgrades Said to Include Up to 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD

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9to5Mac reports that it has received information on the MacBook Air upgrades to be announced today, with each of the 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch sizes arriving in two standard configurations with a third customizable high-end configuration also heading into stock at some retailers. According to the report, the initial model descriptions...
MacBook Air Upgrades Said to Include Up to 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD

AMD boosts x86 processor performance for less power

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AMD’s five new processors offer 100 MHz of better performance over their predecessors without any increase in power....
AMD boosts x86 processor performance for less power

Intel announces 13 new quad-core Ivy Bridge processors

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Intel’s next-generation Ivy Bridge processors will be the first to feature a “3D Tri-Gate transistor,” The BBC reported on Sunday. The company plans to initially release 13 quad-core processors for desktop computers that it promises will offer more computational power while using less energy. Intel hopes its new transistors,...
Intel announces 13 new quad-core Ivy Bridge processors

Chip designer Imagination Technologies falls after update despite Apple iPhone launch

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Mixed fortunes for Apple suppliers, with Imagination and Laird lower but Arm edging aheadThe day after Apple's big iPhone 5 launch, you would expect the share prices of some of its suppliers to be soaring.Not Imagination Technology, however. The chip designer, whose products are found in smartphones, iPads and games...
Chip designer Imagination Technologies falls after update despite Apple iPhone launch
Promising new PC experiences, AMD launches its Richland combo graphics-microprocessor chips

Some 15" Retina MacBook Pro users complain of graphics issues after EFI update

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A number of MacBook Pro with Retina display owners are experiencing noticeable drops in graphics and processor performance after having updated their machines to the latest EFI version, such as drastically clipped frame rates when running graphics-intensive programs....
Some 15" Retina MacBook Pro users complain of graphics issues after EFI update
Intel Vs. Intel: Its Atom CPUs Get Better... And Threaten Its Cash Cow
Tick tock: why timing your Mac hardware upgrades makes good sense
AMD's new combo chips deliver PC graphics that burn Intel's Ivy Bridge

Researchers boost processor performance by getting CPU and GPU to collaborate

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Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique to take advantage of the "fused architecture" emerging on multicore CPUs that puts central processing units and graphics processing units on the same chip. The technology, called CPU-assisted general purpose computation on graphics processor units (CPU-assisted GPGPU) uses software...
Researchers boost processor performance by getting CPU and GPU to collaborate

Nvidia VP: Next mobile chip generation will outperform Xbox 360, PS3

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The next generation of Nvidia mobile chips will be able to push more polygons than current high-end game consoles, according to Nvidia Senior VP of Content and Technology Tony Tamasi. Speaking to Bit-tech recently, Tamasi noted that "The PS3 and Xbox 360 are barely more powerful than mobile devices......
Nvidia VP: Next mobile chip generation will outperform Xbox 360, PS3

Breaking Moore's Law: How chipmakers are pushing PCs to blistering new levels

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There's no two ways around it: The PC is slowing down with age. That may be a bit harsh--computers are faster and smaller than ever before--but processor performance simply isn't advancing at its past breakneck pace. At one time, 50 to 60 percent leaps in year-to-year performance were commonplace....
Breaking Moore's Law: How chipmakers are pushing PCs to blistering new levels

Apple's Potential Shift from Intel to ARM for Macs Not Implausible, But Faces Hurdles

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Following up on yesterday's report from Bloomberg that has rekindled discussion of Apple potentially making a switch from Intel's processors to custom ARM-based chips for its Mac lines, AllThingsD takes a closer look at the landscape to analyze the benefits and challenges of such a move. The report contrasts Intel's...
Apple's Potential Shift from Intel to ARM for Macs Not Implausible, But Faces Hurdles

Intel's Ivy Bridge will offer '20 percent more performance with 20 percent less average power'

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So, there's still a little while to go before Intel gives Ivy Bridge a full unveiling, with official benchmarks, pricing and all those trimmings. But in the meantime, the BBC has detailed just how different this new architecture is compared to 32nm chips like Sandy Bridge and also AMD's...
Intel's Ivy Bridge will offer '20 percent more performance with 20 percent less average power'

NVIDIA’s mobile GPUs to surpass Xbox 360 performance by 2014

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NVIDIA sees its mobile system-on-a-chip graphics solutions surpassing the performance of the Xbox 360 in the coming years. A new graph the company shared with AnandTech highlights the performance of Tegra chips in comparison to those found within PCs and gaming consoles. The solid lines are estimated performance, while...
NVIDIA’s mobile GPUs to surpass Xbox 360 performance by 2014
IBM creates 1Tbps Holey Optochip

Sony Duo 11 Ultrabook review: Blurring the line between tablet and laptop

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Unpacking the Sony Duo 11 (aka the SVD1123CXB) reveals what appears to be a tablet; no keyboard is immediately visible. Yet when you pick it up, it seems a little hefty for a tablet. What's going on here? Well, the Duo 11 is not just a tablet. Lifting up...
Sony Duo 11 Ultrabook review: Blurring the line between tablet and laptop
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