Chips are everywhere. Processors are in your PCs, laptops, servers, cars and every gadget you can think of. In addition, the processor market is shifting---especially in the mobile market. Key trend: Graphical processing units. Key players include Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments among others.

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Virtualization policy

Virtualization policy

Virtualization allows companies to run applications, operating systems and even networks in a sort of logical “sandbox” which eliminates the need for much physical hardware. While the virtual hosts themselves...

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Windows 7 build 6956 performance test

Windows 7 build 6956 performance test

My Hardware 2.0 mailbag is brimming with Windows 7 related questions. The main question on everyone's lips is the obvious one - How does Windows 7 stack up against Vista?This test will pitch Windows 7 build 6956 32-bit against Windows Vista RTM 32-bit and Windows Vista SP1 32-bit.

December 10, 2008 by in Hardware

IBM adds vacuum to processors

A new vacuum technique named "Airgap" by IBM promises to make the company's processors faster and possibly more energy efficient. IBM expects the first 320-nanometer microprocessors using this new technology to appear in 2009. Here's an animated video produced by IBM to explain how the new chips will be built.

May 2, 2007 by in IBM

New Mac Pro with dual processors

At the Aug. 7 event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced, "Today, the Power Mac is going to fade into history." Then Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, shows off the new Mac Pro based on Intel's Xeon 5100 processor, code-named Woodcrest.

August 7, 2006 by in Processors

Sony's tiny tablet PC

The Sony VAIO UX is one of the best tiny ultraportable computers we've seen. But its high price, poor battery life, and less-than-ideal typing experience keep it from being a home run. CNET's Michelle Thatcher takes a look.

July 6, 2006 by in Processors

Is AMD the new Intel?

Can Intel derail the AMD juggernaut? Get the inside scoop as Charles Cooper, Michael Kanellos, Tom Krazit and special guest Roger Kay debate the question in this week's edition of the CNET Reporters' Roundtable.

June 2, 2006 by in Processors

2006: Dual-core platform advancements

Intel is ramping up its transition to dual-core processors. By the end of2006, approximately 70% of its client and mobile processors and 85% of itsservices processors will ship with dual-core. Shannon Poulin, Intel'senterprise marketing director, explains some of the new platform features thatwill take advantage of the new faster processors, which are powered by65-nanometer technology.

May 9, 2006 by in Processors

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