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Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012

Victor Poor, An Early Microprocessor Engineer, Passed Away Last Week at Age 79

Victor Poor, An Early Microprocessor Engineer, Passed Away Last Week at Age 79

Victor Poor, a pioneer microprocessor engineer, passed away last Friday at age 79, following his battle with pancreatic cancer. His work in Intel lead to the creation of the 8008 and 8088 microprocessor families that became the foundation for Intel's creation of the modern x86 CPU.

Thursday, 26 Jul 2012

ARM and TSMC Collaborate on 64-bit ARM CPUs with FinFET Transistors

ARM and TSMC Collaborate on 64-bit ARM CPUs with FinFET Transistors

ARM Holdings and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) have announced their agreement to produce 64-bit ARM chips for use in mobile and enterprise markets that require both high performance and energy efficiency. These chips will feature TSMC's FinFET transistors that promises leakage reduction.

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012

Intel to Refresh Sandy Bridge-E Lineup with Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition?

Intel to Refresh Sandy Bridge-E Lineup with Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition?

According to DonanimHaber, Intel is preparing to launch its Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition in Q4 in its efforts to refresh its Sandy Bridge-E offerings. This new CPU is expected to replace the current Core i7-3960X. Read on for further details about this new processor.

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012

Rumor: AMD to Commence Production of Next-Gen FX CPUs in Q3 (Update)

Rumor: AMD to Commence Production of Next-Gen FX CPUs in Q3 (Update)

AMD is rumored to be producing its second generation FX CPUs based on "Piledriver" architecture. The new architecture is purported to deliver a performance boost of 15 percent over the Bulldozer-based CPUs, a 5 percent improvement over its earlier estimated performance boost.

Sunday, 10 Jun 2012

Unique MSI Gaming Notebook GX60 Spotted at Computex 2012

Unique MSI Gaming Notebook GX60 Spotted at Computex 2012

At Computex, we spotted a unique gaming notebook, the MSI GX60 that features an A10-4600M APU with an AMD Radeon 7970M GDDR5 GPU. Read on to find out more about this interesting piece of hardware!

Friday, 8 Jun 2012

VIA Shows Off Its Tiny Computers

VIA Shows Off Its Tiny Computers

VIA showcased some really tiny PCs with integrated CPUs, controllers and the whole works packed into a board no larger than the size of your palm. Is this what PCs would look like in the future?

Thursday, 19 Apr 2012

ARM Announces Power Optimized 2GHz Cortex-A15 Quad-Core Processor

ARM Announces Power Optimized 2GHz Cortex-A15 Quad-Core Processor

According to its official blog, ARM has unveiled its power optimized Cortex-A15 quad-core processor aimed directly at notebooks and network-based hardware. As it is a hard macro processor with hardware set parameters, its development and deployment may be sped up.

Monday, 26 Mar 2012

Apple Poised to Pass Intel as Top Mobile Chip Seller

Apple Poised to Pass Intel as Top Mobile Chip Seller

According to NPD In-Stat, Apple is set to surpass Intel this year as the top seller of mobile processors used in laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

Overheard: Intel 'Valley View' Atom CPUs to Feature Intel HD 4000 Graphics Core

Overheard: Intel 'Valley View' Atom CPUs to Feature Intel HD 4000 Graphics Core

Intel is rumored to be preparing to launch a 22nm 'Valley View' Atom CPU with Intel HD 4000 graphics core. This in-built graphics processor will also be featured in Intel's Ivy Bridge CPUs. The 'Valley View' Atom CPUs are the touted successor to the current Intel Cedar Trail Atom processors.

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012

AMD Launches New Platform for Dedicated Web Hosting Providers

AMD Launches New Platform for Dedicated Web Hosting Providers

Dedicated Web hosting customers looking for enterprise-class reliability have a new choice which delivers great value with up to 38% better price performance and up to 19% less power per core than the competition, and ECC memory and server reliability features at a low price-point, just to name a few.

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