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

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.

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CES 2011: EVGA reveals Nvidia's GeForce GTX 595, dual-GPU Fermi-based graphics card

CES 2011: EVGA reveals Nvidia's GeForce GTX 595, dual-GPU Fermi-based graphics card

While Nvidia and AMD have released newer and faster single-GPU graphics cards over the last few months, the biggest beast is still the AMD Radeon HD 5970, which packed a pair of Radeon HD 5870 GPUs onto a single piece of hardware. AMD is long rumored to be preparing the Radeon HD 6990 (code-named Antilles) as a sequel to the 5970, but Nvidia may have beaten it to the punch again.

January 7, 2011 by in Hardware

CES 2011: Alienware updates Aurora gaming desktop, M17x gaming laptop with latest hardware, 3D support

CES 2011: Alienware updates Aurora gaming desktop, M17x gaming laptop with latest hardware, 3D support

As part of its CES press event, Dell announced refreshes of two Alienware lines that include new hardware from Intel and Nvidia and 3D capabilities.The latest member of the Aurora family of gaming desktops, the first in a MicroATX form factor, will feature new Intel Core i5 and i7 Sandy Bridge processors that will be overclocked and liquid-cooled and can support dual graphics cards (whether in AMD CrossFireX or Nvidia SLI flavor).

January 6, 2011 by in Hardware

CES 2011: Nvidia is developing its first CPU

CES 2011: Nvidia is developing its first CPU

Most of Nvidia's press conference at CES was devoted to its Tegra 2 processor for smartphones and tablets, but CEO Jen-Hsun Huang saved one big surprise for the end, a project to develop a high-performance CPU for PCs and servers based on the ARM.

January 5, 2011 by in Hardware

CES 2011: AMD's Fusion APUs arrive in new laptops

CES 2011: AMD's Fusion APUs arrive in new laptops

Getting a jump on Intel, AMD announced its first Fusion processors on the eve of CES 2011. Like Intel's Sandy Bridge processors, AMD's Accelerated Processing Units combine a CPU and a graphics processor on a single die, but these low-power APUs are designed for different sorts of laptops, netbooks and desktops.

January 4, 2011 by in Laptops

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