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Multi-threading reviewed

Simultaneous multi-threading is a useful performance tool for processor designers, but it doesn't have the same benefit that adding a full core does.

By June 1, 2009


AMD to intro second-gen DX11 GPUs next week

Chipmaker plans to unveil a new line of DirectX 11 graphics cards next week and expects to ship "hundreds of thousands" of them during the quarter.

By October 15, 2010


Getting a Windows PC to boot in under 10 seconds

How fast will future PCs boot up? I asked tech experts to explain what the industry is doing to achieve start-up times in under 10 seconds.

By October 5, 2010


Intel, AMD vie to rewire PC's brain

The two longstanding chip rivals seem to agree on the PC processor's future. But they tap into different strengths to get there.

By August 26, 2010


Hands-on with Threadsy: A nifty social aggregator

Got lots of browser tabs open trying to keep up with messages from Twitter, Facebook, and others? New tool puts all that noise in one place.

By May 5, 2010


Why Nehalem-EX matters

The x86 architecture has been "growing up" for many years. IT has been giving it more and more responsibility as it does. The just-launched "Nehalem-EX" products essentially graduates Intel's Xeon server line into Big Iron adulthood.

By March 30, 2010


Intel's James Reinders on parallelism: Part 1

Intel exec talks about how to think about performance in a parallel programming environment, and why such environments give developers headaches.

By November 5, 2009


The wraps are coming off IBM's Power7

IBM is set to unveil the first public details of its next generation Power7 processor at the Hot Chips conference Tuesday.

By August 25, 2009


Here come Intel's Westmere chips

Intel has been talking a lot about Westmere lately. Here's a quick look at the chipmaker's first 32-nanometer chips.

By April 17, 2009


Intel's 'GPA' points to Larrabee

Behind the release this week of Intel graphics software looms Larrabee, Intel's future graphics chip.

By March 24, 2009