Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ Security Flaw  [LINK]
Intel is facing multiple lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre, but it's not clear that consumers have been harmed in this scenario -- at least, not in a legally actionable way. The post Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ ... [Read More]
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Dell Sells PCs Without Intel’s Management Engine, but With Tradeoffs  [LINK]
It's technically possible to buy a laptop without Intel's Management Engine enabled, but there are significant tradeoffs and these systems aren't typically available to ordinary consumers. Read on for details. The post Dell Sells PCs Without Intel&r... [Read More]
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What’s the Best Processor for PC Gaming?  [LINK]
What's the best overall gaming CPU you can buy today? We investigate. The post What’s the Best Processor for PC Gaming? appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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New ARM Always Connected Windows PCs Debut, AMD Ryzen On the Way  [LINK]
MIcrosoft's first Windows on ARM machines have debuted, with a claimed 20-22 hours of battery life, all powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835. The post New ARM Always Connected Windows PCs Debut, AMD Ryzen On the Way appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Ryzen 5 2500U Review Roundup: Can AMD’s New APU Take On Intel?  [LINK]
AMD's Ryzen Mobile APUs are finally shipping in laptops -- we round up reviews of the first HP system on the market. The post Ryzen 5 2500U Review Roundup: Can AMD’s New APU Take On Intel? appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Leaked Details Reveal Intel’s Upcoming 8th Generation Coffee Lake Chips  [LINK]
Intel's upcoming plans for its 8th generation CPU family have allegedly leaked. If you've wanted a wider set of CPU options to choose from, you'll be delighted. The post Leaked Details Reveal Intel’s Upcoming 8th Generation Coffee Lake Chips ap... [Read More]
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Intel Will Bring Additional Facilities Online to Improve Coffee Lake Shipments  [LINK]
Intel is bringing new facilities online to improve Coffee Lake CPU production and bring prices down. While it's nothing compared with GPUs, the 8th Gen chips are a bit overheated. The post Intel Will Bring Additional Facilities Online to Improve Coff... [Read More]
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Intel Will Bring Additional Facilities Online to Improve Coffee Lake Shipments  [LINK]
Intel is bringing new facilities online to improve Coffee Lake CPU production and bring prices down. While it's nothing compared with GPUs, the 8th Gen chips are a bit overheated. The post Intel Will Bring Additional Facilities Online to Improve Coff... [Read More]
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Move Over Graphene: IBM Expects Copper Interconnects to Hold the CMOS Line  [LINK]
It was initially believed graphene could revolutionize semiconductor and interconnect design, but IBM doesn't hold out much hope that it'll happen. Instead, the firm believes copper will remain critical to manufacturing going forward. The post Move ... [Read More]
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Early Qualcomm Server CPU Benchmarks Could Mean Big Trouble for Intel  [LINK]
Qualcomm's new Centriq servers are proving to be powerful solutions. Intel ought to be looking over its shoulder, at least a little. The post Early Qualcomm Server CPU Benchmarks Could Mean Big Trouble for Intel appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Intel Kills Knights Hill, Will Launch Xeon Phi Architecture for Exascale Computing  [LINK]
Intel has canceled its upcoming 10nm Knights Hill Xeon Phi solution without announcing a replacement. The post Intel Kills Knights Hill, Will Launch Xeon Phi Architecture for Exascale Computing appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Samsung Introduces 16Gbps GDDR6 Memory, 2GB Capacities  [LINK]
Samsung has announced new records for GDDR6 speeds and capacities--16Gbps per channel and 16Gb ICs. Building higher-bandwidth cards with fewer chips is a win for all involved. The post Samsung Introduces 16Gbps GDDR6 Memory, 2GB Capacities appeared ... [Read More]
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What the Hell Happened to the Steam Hardware Survey? [Updated]  [LINK]
The Steam Hardware Survey used to be a pretty good (if always imperfect) guide to what gamers were buying and using. Now it's reporting radically different information with no explanation whatsoever. The post What the Hell Happened to the Steam Hard... [Read More]
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Oculus Home Update Breaks AMD Support on DK2 Hardware  [LINK]
The Oculus DK2 headset was an engineering model pushed out to early adopters, not a final product -- but it's still not working properly on AMD cards, courtesy of Oculus' last software update. The post Oculus Home Update Breaks AMD Support on DK2 Ha... [Read More]
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Microsoft Posts Checklist for a Highly Secure PC  [LINK]
Not all systems we think of as "secure" will be up to Microsoft's standards, but you might be close as long as you've got newer hardware. The post Microsoft Posts Checklist for a Highly Secure PC appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Radeon Exec Raja Koduri Has Left AMD  [LINK]
Raja Koduri led AMD's GPU design efforts for several years, but he's bowing out now that Vega is in-market. Lisa Su will lead the business unit temporarily. The post Radeon Exec Raja Koduri Has Left AMD appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Indie Beat With ‘Driftwood’ Director Paul Taylor [Podcast]  [LINK]
We meet again. Thanks again for tuning in to the latest episode of Indie Beat! This one is particularly special as our guest is long time friend and collaborator Paul Taylor. Paul and I met during our tenure at Long Island University. We made a numbe... [Read More]
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Happy Birthday to RAID, the Storage Solution that Transformed Computing  [LINK]
Before Optane and SSDs, we had a different way to boost conventional hard drive performance. Happy 30th birthday to the Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks. The post Happy Birthday to RAID, the Storage Solution that Transformed Computing appeared fi... [Read More]
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Intel Teams Up With AMD to Build Radeon Graphics on Core Chips  [LINK]
AMD and Intel agree to team up, build Intel CPUs with AMD integrated graphics on-board. The post Intel Teams Up With AMD to Build Radeon Graphics on Core Chips appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti Review Roundup: Neatly Splitting the 1070 and 1080  [LINK]
Nvidia's GTX 1070 Ti GPU drops nearly perfectly into the gap between the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080--and edges out Vega 56 (albeit at a higher price point) in the process. The post Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti Review Roundup: Neatly Splitting the 1070 and 1080 ... [Read More]
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Microsoft: Demand Is ‘Super High’ For Xbox One X Launch Next Week  [LINK]
Microsoft is projecting high demand for the Xbox One X next week, but will it be enough to catch Sony's PS4 Pro? The post Microsoft: Demand Is ‘Super High’ For Xbox One X Launch Next Week appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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AMD Stock Craters on Morgan-Stanley Report, but Is the Report Accurate?  [LINK]
AMD stock has taken a hammering in recent days, but the justifications provided for it aren't very good. The post AMD Stock Craters on Morgan-Stanley Report, but Is the Report Accurate? appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Britannia Awards: Dick Van Dyke Steals Show; Ava DuVernay Calls Sexual Harassment “Sinful”  [LINK]
Harvey Weinstein’s name wasn’t uttered once at Friday night’s AMD British Academy Britannia Awards and maybe that was the biggest surprise of all in a night full of great speeches. And a lot of laughs, especially from Aziz Ansari, w... [Read More]
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Britannia Awards: Dick Van Dyke Steals Show; Ava DuVernay Calls Sexual Harassment “Sinful”  [LINK]
Harvey Weinstein’s name wasn’t uttered once at Friday night’s AMD British Academy Britannia Awards and maybe that was the biggest surprise of all in a night full of great speeches. And a lot of laughs, especially from Aziz Ansari, w... [Read More]
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