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Why Apple went 64-bit with the iPhone 5s

The reasons why Apple put a 64-bit processor inside the iPhone 5s goes way beyond hype. While the applications for it might be limited right now, Apple is paving the way for improvements that we'll see trickle into the iPhone over the next few years.

September 13, 2013 by

IDF 2012: Intel demonstrates Haswell 4th-gen Core processors

In his keynote, Intel exec Dadi Perlmutter said that the company was once focused on CPUs but has evolved to focus on platforms and experiences. That may be true, but the star of the show was still a CPU, specifically the 4th-generation Core processor, code-named Haswell, due out next year.

September 11, 2012

Dell PowerEdge T620 review

The tower equivalent of the rack-mounted R720, Dell's PowerEdge T620 sports the same processor, RAM and management options plus even more flexible storage. It's a powerful and versatile platform that can cope with everything from standard file and print duties through distributed branch office applications to private cloud deployment.

September 7, 2012 by

Stratus releases Avance 3.0

Stratus Technologies just launched a new version of its Avance high availability platform that supports Intel Xeon E5 “Sandy Bridge” processor-powered servers, such as those offered by HP, IBM, Dell and Intel. This technology is designed to make it possible for customers to know that their applications will operate without interruption. The problem? Stratus is known and loved by only a small circle of friends.

July 27, 2012 by

Will new Atom CE5300 Media Processor chip power an Intel TV service?

Intel hasn't had much luck to date with its system-on-chip designs for living room set-top boxes, but that hasn't stopped the chip giant from rolling out a new processor for the next generation of connected home theater devices.The Atom CE5300 Media Processor, code-named Berryville, is the first 32nm CPU Intel has offered for set-top boxes and "smart" TVs.

March 20, 2012 by

Intel to offer optional protection plan for overclocked Core processors

The additional protection plans offered by electronics companies are often of dubious value to consumers, but Intel has just launched one that may be a good value if you like to tweak your processor.Its new Performance Tuning Protection Plan is designed to provide a replacement CPU in the event of "failures caused by operating the eligible processor outside of Intel’s published specifications" -- i.

January 18, 2012 by

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

The End of Constraints - Why Business Apps Must Be Rethought

Building applications that take advantage of low-cost, powerful multi-processor computers is not always easy. That's changing and businesses with benefit from this if solution providers take advantage of new programming technologies.

September 6, 2011

Forget eight cores. AMD is planning a 10-core desktop CPU for 2012.

While time is running down on 2011 being the year of Bulldozer, AMD is looking to next year to be the year of Piledriver. A leaked roadmap shows the chip company's desktop plans for 2012, and these include a processor that features 10 Piledriver CPUs, which will be improved versions of the forthcoming Bulldozer CPU.

July 25, 2011 by

Linaro and Samsung team up on Origen ARM dev board

Linaro and Samsung have announced a low cost board for developers keen on rapidly prototypying Linux and Android applications on ARM.The Origen board, announced on Monday, contains a 45nm dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, a multi-core Mali400GPU and 1GB of DDR3 memory.

May 30, 2011 by

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.

February 14, 2011 by

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