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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


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


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


Core blimey: Intel to demo octo-core CPU

Just when we'd run out of words to describe the performance offered by quad-core CPUs, along comes Intel with an eight-core chip

By February 2, 2009


Sun's largest investor lands two board seats

Southeastern Asset Management has secured an agreement that entitles it to nominate two directors to the board of the struggling hardware maker.

By December 8, 2008


Will open source save Sun...in time?

Sun needs time to make its open-source strategy work, but it may not have enough time.

By November 3, 2008


Intel Core i7 chip reviews arrive--yes, it's fast

Intel's Core i7 processor is expected to launch later this month--appearing first in fast gaming desktop PCs.

By November 2, 2008