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Nvidia compared Sony's upcoming PS4 games console to a PC with a low-end CPU and a low- to mid-range GPU. Should consumers be worried, or is Nvidia just smarting from losing the contract to rival AMD?
The rugged convertible tablet PC gets a new Intel CPU, expanded storage and an ambient light sensor -- all good news for the military, law enforcement and field technicians that buy them.
Apple, like most PC makers, buys its PC processors from Intel. So why is Intel funding competitors to one of its largest customers? Apple should ask for $400 million off its next Intel CPU order.
Doesn't matter how powerful your PC is, doesn't matter how many CPU cores you have, doesn't matter how many GPUs you have.
Interesting question in today's mailbag:"I want to build an extreme PC but I don't want to spend $1,000 on just the CPU. Any suggestions?"
ChrisPC Win Experience Index is the free tool that lets you rate your computer and check again the Windows Experience Index on your...
Would you try to play the latest games on a 5 year old PC? Chances are that unless you'd carried out some significant upgrades in the GPU/CPU or RAM departments, or were willing to put up with a poor graphics experience, you wouldn't even bother. But if you play on a games console, then you are doing just that.
Intel Core i7-990X officially launches: Maingear, CyberPower add it to their gaming PCs, Core i7-960/970 prices chopped
If you followed my posts over the weekend, you could probably figure out what happened on Monday: Intel officially acknowledged the release of its six-core Core i7-990X Extreme Edition processor, its fastest (and most expensive) desktop CPU. That led to some additional PC manufacturers adding it to their systems, as well as some well-needed price cuts on a couple of older Core i7s.
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Intel doesn't seem to be having much luck keeping its latest top-performing hexa-core CPU, the Core i7-990X Extreme Edition, under wraps. Already one gaming PC builder, Origin PC, has started offering the new processor in its systems.
CES 2011: Maingear, Origin PC add Intel Core i7-2600K CPU overclocked to 5GHz to their gaming desktops
It didn't take long for boutique PC companies to take advantage of the overclocking potential in Intel's fastest Sandy Bridge processor, the Core i7-2600K. (The "K" standing for an unlocked multiplier, which eases user overclocking.
Within a couple of seconds of sitting down at my PC on Saturday I realised something was badly wrong, and since Google has been my browser home page for the past decade, it was dead easy to spot the guilty party: Google. To be specific, Google’s Buckyballs celebration doodle was consuming 100% of my CPU.
Mac Mini competition? Shuttle's ultra-slim X350 PC packs dual-core Atom D510 CPU, Nvidia Ion graphics
Looking for an alternative to the new Mac Mini? Shuttle is introducing one that's similarly svelte, plus features the latest in -- well, let's be honest -- netbook technology.
Digital Storm unleashes new SPECIAL|OPS gaming PC line starting at $987 with six-core AMD Phenom II CPU
Let's face it: Gaming computers are often out of the reach of many potential buyers, with the ultimate behemoths priced around $10,000. Of course, you do get the best parts and attention to build detail you don't get from a $500 Dell, but at those prices, it might be a better option to build it yourself.
The deluge of systems offering i7-980X CPUs has begun, with several gaming PC vendors adding the new Intel six-core processor to their lineups. That includes Maingear, which is selling its Shift performance desktop (pictured) for $3,290 with the first Gulftown CPU.
Today was the day that Intel PC partners could officially announce their support for the new i7-980X Extreme Edition six-core processor, and several companies have updated their product offerings, which will hopefully cover in the next few posts. But let's start with the biggest desktop company with a new offering: HP has added the CPU as an option for its Pavilion Elite HPE-180t series.
We blogged over the last 36 hours or so (here and here) about Intel introducing its latest fastest desktop processor ever: the Core i7-980X Extreme Edition. Though some media outlets tested systems from Falcon Northwest and Maingear, neither of them has added the CPU to their online configurators.
Intel Core i7-980X six-core "Gulftown" CPU gets reviewed, benchmarked. Verdict: Fastest desktop processor ever.
Depending on your view, PC gaming is dead or is the only way to game. Clearly, Intel is of the latter view, which is why the company chose to preview its new "Extreme Edition" CPU at the Game Developers Conferencethe Core i7-980X, the first desktop processor to feature six computing cores.
Last year, when I looked at Intel CPUs, I identified a potential sticking point for Windows 7 upgraders: many then-current CPU models didn't support hardware-assisted virtualization. A year later, has the situation improved? Yes, but with one noteworthy exception you'll have a hard time getting information from big PC makers.
Chipmaker's new roadmap shows Brazos platform, geared toward future PC form factors, containing chip codenamed Ontario with graphics and CPU integrated.
While companies like Dell and Lenovo are trying to enter the home theater PC market at the low end, with unassuming processors and nary a Blu-ray drive to brag about, Okoro is heading in the opposite direction with its new OMS-BX300 "Blu-ray Digital Entertainment System." Forget an Intel Atom or AMD Athlon CPUIntel's high-performance Core i7 920 2.
The underpowered but oversexy (I know, I know) Sony Vaio P-series "Lifestyle PC," which translates in the real world to a ladies' wallet-shaped netbook, is getting a slight kick in the proverbial pants thanks to a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom CPU and a 128GB solid state drive.
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