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AMD's new eight-core FX chips are based on aging Piledriver architecture

Advanced Micro Devices is targeting mid-range desktops with its latest high-end FX chips based on the Piledriver architecture....


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Intel is shipping its fastest PC processor yet

Intel is now shipping the Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition chip, its fastest PC processor to date and its first with eight cores....

Dell adds Intel processor to new Wyse thin client

Dell for the first time is using an Intel processor in its Wyse thin clients, which are used as alternatives to enterprise PCs....

10 things we know about Apple's new iPhone 6 A8 chip

Apple's iPhone 6 appears on schedule for its public reveal in September, when they begin churning off the production line into the pockets of tens of millions of customers. The smartphone will use new Apple-designed chips, here's...

IBM turns to local rival Inspur for help as China gets tougher for foreign firms

Inspur has been trying to steal IBM's server business in China...

Hero hacks: 14 Raspberry Pi projects primed for IT

VoIP PBXes, NTP servers, Web-controlled power strips -- hack together one of these handy, cheap solutions for the server closet and beyond....

As sharks circle, IBM prepares its x86 exit

Once IBM completes its x86 server line sale to Lenovo, the latter will immediately take a solid third place ranking in worldwide revenues in the market....

AppliedMicro's 64-core chip could spark off ARM core war

A decade-old race to crank up core counts in x86 chips may have lulled, but the competition has just started picking up in ARM processors....

Oracle's Sparc M7 chip to supercharge in-memory computing

Oracle has given the first peek at its upcoming Sparc M7 processor, promising big performance gains for customers who use the in-memory compute features of its 12C database....

Microsoft to speed up Bing with FPGAs next year

It started off as an experiment, but Microsoft now wants to speed up and return more accurate Bing search results with the help of reconfigurable chips called FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays) in data centers....

'Biochip' aims to quicken disease diagnosis, cut medical test costs

A new 'biochip' under development to accurately identify disease strains may reduce costs for medical testing and also reduce wait time for results....

NVIDIA claims INSANE speed in new 64-bit Tegra K1 (and RIP, Robin)

Here comes the wide-word to phones. The chip company with the shouty name -- NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) -- unveils amazing ARM benchmarks. The 64-bit "Denver" Tegra K1 will be faster than anything else, claims the company -- even...

AMD mulls custom ARM 64-bit server chips

Advanced Micro Devices may be willing to make custom ARM server chips for customers, much like it made custom chips for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game consoles....

Nvidia claims 64-bit Denver chip will outperform Apple's A7

Apple pioneered the use of 64-bit processors in smartphones, but Nvidia claims its 64-bit Denver chip will be even faster when it appears in devices later this year....

Intel to push Broadwell into fanless tablets thinner than the iPad

Laptops and tablets should get longer battery life and better performance with Intel's fifth-generation Core chip family, code-named Broadwell, due to go into devices by the end of the year....

IBM's new brain chip could power the Internet of things

IBM has taken another step toward its ambitious goal of creating a processor that acts like a human brain, creating a second, more advanced chip that mimics the way the mammalian brain operates....

AMD claims supercomputing GPU performance crown with FirePro S9150

Advanced Micro Devices has stepped up its supercomputer battle with Nvidia, claiming the graphics performance crown with its fastest server GPU offering yet, the FirePro S9150....

Processor delays hurt ARM server adoption, Dell exec says

Expectations for the success of ARM servers are diminishing as processors and product releases get delayed, a top Dell executive said....

AMD's Kaveri processors coming to smaller, cheaper desktops

Advanced Micro Devices wants to help gamers build cheaper, smaller desktops through new processors the company started shipping on Thursday...

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