Processors

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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What we learned about Intel this week

What we learned about Intel this week

Intel's annual meeting with analysts this week didn’t answer all of my questions--detailed product roadmaps seem to be a thing of the past for chipmakers. But we did learn a lot about where Intel is headed.

published November 22, 2014 by

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The race to the FinFETs

The race to the FinFETs

Chip makers are racing to complete new technology with 3-D transistors to meet demand for mobile devices that are faster and more efficient.

published October 2, 2014 by

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Acer AspireRevo

Acer AspireRevo

As Acer announces the AspireRevo, the first small-form-factor PC (nettop) based around NVIDIA's Ion platform which combines an NVIDIA GPU and Intel Atom microprocessor.

published April 8, 2009 by

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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.

published December 10, 2008 by

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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.

published May 2, 2007 by

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Dell unveils first AMD-based servers

From Oracle OpenWorld 2006: Michael Dell discusses two new systems available starting today: the four-processor PowerEdge 6950 and the two-processor PowerEdge SC1435. Both use Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processor, a first for Dell.

published October 23, 2006 by

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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.

published August 7, 2006 by

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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.

published July 6, 2006 by

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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 News.com Reporters' Roundtable.

published June 2, 2006 by

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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.

published May 9, 2006 by

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