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  • Inside Intel's next-gen processors

    Intel rang in 2011 with its second-generation Core processors, promising vastly superior performance, better graphics capabilities, and improved energy efficiency. How much of a difference can a new CPU generation really make? If our tests of the first systems to use these revamped CPUs are any indication, the answer is "quite a lot." The new processors -- formerly code-named Sandy Bridge -- deliver stronger performance than their predecessors did, and at palatable prices.

    Written by Jason Cross and Nate Ralph01 March 11 02:03
  • Intel glitch is good news for tablets

    Intel <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/218247/intel_finds_design_flaw_in_sandy_bridge_chipset.html">discovered a fatal flaw</a> in the "Cougar Point" chipset--interrupting and delaying the launch of the new "Sandy Bridge" processor line. Because of Intel's dominant role in the PC processor market, and the reliance of the PC industry on Intel chips, that glitch has a ripple effect that spreads across the entire industry, creating a unique opportunity for tablet PCs.

    Written by Tony Bradley04 Feb. 11 01:37
  • AMD CEO Dirk Meyer Resigns

    Dirk Meyer, CEO and president of AMD, has resigned effectively immediately. AMD's Board of Directors has announced that Senior Vice President and CFO Thomas Seifert will replace him as interim CEO.

    Written by Jason Cross11 Jan. 11 09:17
  • AMD finally ships Fusion processors

    AMD has been talking about Fusion for years now. Over time, the term has sort of morphed from referring to specific future products to a general marketing catch-all designed to help people think of the CPU and GPU (graphics processing unit) as the same thing.

    Written by Jason Cross05 Jan. 11 06:28
  • AMD waits for tablet dust to settle

    In the wake of the success of the Apple iPad, there seems to be a virtually endless line of competing tablets on the horizon. Most of the attention is focused on the operating system platform that drives the tablet, but the battle for the processor that provides the tablets engine is also heating up. As chip manufacturers compete to establish a presence in tablets, though, AMD will be conspicuously absent from the melee.

    Written by Tony Bradley16 Oct. 10 05:22
  • Intel’s Sandy Bridge: PC Sales Supercharger?

    Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge microprocessor design is generating a lot of buzz, primarily because it'll integrate the chipmaker's high-end graphics technology with its CPUs.

    Written by Jeff Bertolucci15 Sept. 10 06:24
  • Intel ahead of schedule with new Xeon server chips

    Intel is set to start production of its next-generation Xeon quad-core server chips ahead of schedule, which could then appear in systems as early as the first quarter of next year, a company official said on Tuesday.

    Written by Agam Shah23 Sept. 09 12:32
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