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Intel Regrets Skipping Broadwell for Desktop PCs

Intel has admitted that skipping desktop PC iterations of its Broadwell processors last year was a mistake following a massive dip in sales for the company over the last twelve months. Kirk Skaugen, Senior Vice President…

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First Glimpse at Apple’s A9 Processor

There’s been an abundance of leaks of Apple’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus leading up to its official release this Wednesday. We already know that the 6S models will feature Force Touch display technology – which…

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Intel Expands Its Skylake Line-Up

Intel has announced the expansion of its 6th generation Core processor line-up, revealing seven new models in its Skylake series. The chips, built-in the LGA1151 package, are compatible with motherboards running Intel’s 100-series chipset. The overclockers’…

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Intel Processors Vulnerable to Rootkit Exploit Since 1997

A researcher from the Battelle Memorial Institute has revealed that every Intel x86-based processor – and possibly some AMD processors – since 1997 are vulnerable to a rootkit exploit that could grant hackers access to the…

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Intel Core i7-6700K & i5-6600K “Skylake” Processors Review

Introduction Skylake is finally here, after months of speculation that all leads up to a single date in the calendar. Based on the first truly successful 14nm process after the very difficult launch of Broadwell a…

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Intel Skylake Series Prices Revealed

With the Intel Skylake-S series of processors is set to officially unveiled on 5th August, prices for each model have been leaked, and a cursory glance at the list below suggests a performance boost over the…

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19-Year-Old’s Supercomputer Chip Startup Gets DARPA Funding

Ambitious 19-year-old Thomas Sohmers, who launched his own supercomputer chip startup back in March, has won a DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the US) contract and additional funding for his company, worth $100,000. The startup,…

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Man Spends Three Years Building a 45ft Processor in His House

The trend for tech companies in recent years has been to design and manufacture wafer thin computing devices. From Apple’s impossibly slim MacBook Air to the ingenious Raspberry Pi device which reboots the notion of a…

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Intel Announces New Xeon Processor E3-1200 v4 Product Family

Intel have introduced another new product family, the Xeon processor E3-1200 v4. This chip is aimed at data centres and servers that are heavy on graphics. This announcement came at today’s Computex 2015 event. The internet as…

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NVIDIA Present NVIDIA Drive PC @ Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – The last product to be showcased by NVIDIA this morning is an all new NVIDIA Drive PC. This features twin Tegra X1, 3 Teraflops performance and 12 High Definition camera inputs. This is currently…

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AMD Announce A10-7870K FM2+ APU

For a little while now we have been expecting the release of a new APU series from AMD; some places have been calling it Godavari, some as a Kaveri Refresh. We can now confirm some of…

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Intel Broadwell Core i7-5775C Price Tag Revealed

We are nearing the start of Computex and retailers are already eager to list what they have to offer once products get launched. This is the case of Intel’s Broadwell Core i5-5675C and Core i7-5775C CPUs,…

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Gigabyte Updates With Support for Upcoming 5th Gen Intel Core Processors

One of the real pains in building computers comes at the times where you need to upgrade several components in order to keep everything compatible to the one new component that you actually had the intention…

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ARM Sheds New Light on High-End Cortex-A72 CPU

At yesterday’s annual Tech Day event, ARM shared more details about their upcoming Cortex-A72 architecture. Set to replace the current A57 performance chips, this new replacement is set to be faster, more efficient, and doing it all with a…

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MSI Rolls out the MS-98G5 IPC Featuring an Embedded Broadwell Processor

MSI has just launched its MS-98G5 industrial motherboard with an embedded processing and graphics solution. The motherboard is based on the mini-ITX form factor and Intel 4th Gen QM87/HM86 architecture that comes with a BGA-type Haswell/Broadwell…

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MediaTek’s Latest Helio SoC Will Let You Record 4K Videos at 120 FPS

The Taiwanese mobile chip maker, MediaTek, is reportedly working on a high-end SoC lineup named Helio, which the company states will compete with its rivals, Qualcomm and Samsung. The company has revealed its latest SoC at…

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Test Driving NVIDIA Powered BMW’s at GTC 2015

GTC 2015: Anyone who knows me well will know that I’m a BMW fanboy through and through and though I’ve never been a fan of the i3 in terms of styling, I was pretty intrigued in…

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GTC 2015 NVIDIA Powered Cars On Show

GTC 2015: Normally I’d write something insightful but for this article, it’s a really simple one that involves some heavily induced eye-candy for you. As a member of GTC, the first step for me was to…

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New AMD Chip Could Drop Price of Xbox One

AMD and TSMC have developed an enhanced version of the APU used by Microsoft’s Xbox One. The new processor is not only more power efficient, it’s also smaller: 20nm, compared to the 28nm of the old…

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MediaTek Wants to Get under the Hood of Chromebooks

MediaTek wants to take Intel’s place in Chromebooks and expand its reach beyond Android-powered smartphones and tablets. Up until now, MediaTek has been the leading chip manufacturer for Android devices. Kevin Jou, vice president and chief…

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Intel Skylake Said to Have Support for Both DDR3 and DDR4

Some leaked pictures of Intel’s Skylake mini-ITX boards have indicated a significant feature. The board might have support for both DDR3 and DDR4 memory modules. First spotted by Bits ‘n Chips, Intel’s board might be a…

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Fake AMD Processors on Sale Through Amazon

There are reports that fake AMD processors are being sold though Amazon. The chips were sold as AMD A-Series A8-7600 but, upon examination of the underside, appear to be AM2 Athlon 64 X2 5200+ processors that…

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Intel to Release 10nm CPUs in 2017

In the ever “shrinking” world of processors, Intel’s GM of its Middle East and North African region, Taha Khalifa, has stated that Intel is expecting the launch of these new processors to come in early 2017.…

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Someone Created a Word Processor in Minecraft

You read that correctly – someone has built a fully functioning (albeit limited) word processor in Minecraft. Its creator, Koala_Steamed, says that the ‘app’ includes a 50-character limit, but can save and load files and can format…

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Google Glass to Use Intel Processor

The Wall Street Journal reports that the next version of Google Glass will use Intel Processors. The Journal says that Google has formed a deal with the chip maker, meaning Google’s yet-to-be widely released wearable will…

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Mental Millet Part 2: Phone Specifications and Price

Yesterday we reported on Chinese phone manufacturer Millet processing an incredible 1.62 million phone orders over a non-stop 72-hour period, blasting the local Chinese market with their latest technology release. Today, we’ve uncovered some more information on what’s contained…

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Intel Reveal New Broadwell Core M Chips

If you’ve been a little caught up in the PC Gaming Master Race, you might have forgotten that Mac’s need love too. Intel have just announced their newest Mac orientated processors as part of their Broadwell…