John Morris

John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.

Sean Portnoy

Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.

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Intel prepares to bulldoze Bulldozer with launch of Core i7-2700K processor

Long rumored as Intel's first response to AMD's Bulldozer platform, the new Core i7-2700K processor has been officially launched as the fastest Sandy Bridge desktop chip. The quad-core CPU should already widen the performance gap between the Bulldozer flagship FX-8150 and Sandy Bridge's high end, though at an approximate price of $330 (according to CPU World), the i7-2700K is nearly $100 more expensive.

October 23, 2011 by


Is AMD's Bulldozer a success?

As usual when it comes to things like AMD vs Intel, there's been mixed reaction to the launch of AMD's Bulldozer, or FX series, desktop processors. Has it been a successful debut of the company's new platform, or further proof that AMD has a lot of work to do to catch up to Intel?

October 19, 2011 by


More Ultrabooks to adapt hybrid disk drive approach to storage

Notebooks vendors trying to meet Intel's specs and pricing guidelines for its new Ultrabook platform are running into a bit of a problem when it comes to storage.According to DigiTimes, storage parts make up between 10 and 15 percent of an Ultrabook's cost, thanks to the higher price of solid state drives that are preferred for their fast boot-up times.

October 17, 2011 by


First AMD Bulldozer gaming desktop PCs announced

It hasn't taken long for desktop manufacturers to start releasing gaming PCs featuring the new AMD Bulldozer desktop chips, which were officially launched on Tuesday. A number of boutique builders now offer configurations with the new FX series processors, with the flagship eight-core FX-8150 garnering the most attention.

October 15, 2011 by

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