Sean Portnoy

Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

John Morris

<p>John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine. He now works for a private investment firm, which may at any time invest in companies whose products are discussed in this blog, and no disclosure of securities transactions will be made. No investment advice is offered in this blog. All duties are disclaimed.</p>

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Intel officially (again) kills off Larrabee as a discrete graphics chip "in the short-term"

Intel officially (again) kills off Larrabee as a discrete graphics chip "in the short-term"

It was only about two weeks ago that Intel CEO Paul Otellini said that the rumors of its Larrabee graphics chips' demise were greatly exaggerated. Late last year the company said that it was yanking its hardware project and concentrating on Larrabee as a software platform, but Otellini suggested that details about the project were being rushed out to the public and basically we should stay tuned.

May 25, 2010 by in Intel

Intel CEO says Larrabee graphics chips aren't dead yet

Intel CEO says Larrabee graphics chips aren't dead yet

For all of its success, one thing Intel could never master was the standalone graphics card, eventually ceding the market to Nvidia and ATI/AMD. That was supposed to change with the company's Larrabee project, which was designed to produce 3D graphics chips that could compete with the GeForces and Radeons of the world.

May 14, 2010 by in Intel

iBuyPower beams up LAN Warrior II gaming PC in NZXT Vulcan case

iBuyPower beams up LAN Warrior II gaming PC in NZXT Vulcan case

It's only been a few days since NZXT's Vulcan stylish, compact case reached reviewers' hands (see a review here), and already iBuyPower is offering a new PC built around the chassis.While the Vulcan would be classified as a micro-ATX case, it has enough room to fit a couple of graphics cards and a 1,200-watt ATX power supply, and offers four 3.

May 13, 2010 by in Hardware

Dell rolls out Studio XPS 7100 with six-core AMD Phenom II CPU for $749

Dell rolls out Studio XPS 7100 with six-core AMD Phenom II CPU for $749

AMD officially (and finally) unleashed its 2010 processor lineup yesterday, and Dell took the opportunity to launch its first desktop packing six-core Phenom II X6 processors—the Studio XPS 7100, starting at just $749.For that price, you currently get a choice of CPU/GPU combination: Phenom II X6 1035T and ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics; 1035T and Radeon HD 5670; or the Phenom II X6 1055T and Radeon HD 5450.

May 12, 2010 by in Hardware

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