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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

Nvidia unveils its all-new GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics processors

The new GPUs are faster, consume less power, and promise to make games more realistic.

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Why buy Intel's Broadwell chip, with Skylake waiting in the wings?

Intel sweeps its Broadwell microprocessors under the floor at IDF, and pushes Skylake as the next big thing. If you're going to buy a PC next year, maybe you should wait a bit.

Intel IDF 2014

Intel shows off next-gen Skylake processor, says Edison embedded chip is shipping

As its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) kicked off, Intel presented its broad vision of processing data from wearables up through the data center.

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Wireless charging to reach PCs, tablets next year

Wireless charging will be common in laptops in a few years, much like wireless communications are today, Intel says.

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With the Core M, Intel promises thinner, cooler, more powerful PCs

Intel formally launches its Core M chips for notebooks and tablets, the first wave of its new Broadwell generation of chips. Expect dramatic improvements in performance and battery life, Intel says.

AMD FX

AMD launches new 8-core FX-series processors, drops prices on high-end chips

AMD's new FX-series processors aim to compete with Intel’s Core i5/i3 series processors.

Intel Haswell-E CPU

Intel turns its attention to desktop performance, unveils 8-core Haswell-E processor

Aimed at gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts, new chip boasts 2.6 billion transistors; supports DDR4 memory.

samsung 8gbit lpddr4 mobile dram

Samsung starts production of 3D DDR4 DRAM modules

Samsung says the first applications for the new modules will be in enterprise servers.

'Project Tango' chip maker Movidius touts faster second-gen visual processor

If you thought Project Tango's image-processing chops were pretty cool, the successor chip, called Myriad 2, is 5 to 25 times faster, making it adept at creating 3D objects and other complex visual stunts. The company starts shipping samples this week.

microsoft fpga board

Microsoft, Baidu find speedier search results through specialized chips

Everyone wants their web search results faster. At the Hot Chips conference, Microsoft and Baidu showed how reprogrammable chips drastically accelerated search performance, good news for end users and for overtaxed data centers.

nvidia tegra k1 denver processor comparison

Nvidia reveals PC-like performance for 'Denver' Tegra K1

The 64-bit "Denver" derivative of Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor has yet to ship, but Nvidia released some early benchmarks of its performance at the Hot Chips conference.

Computex Intel Llama Mountain tablet Broadwell

Intel preps for its Broadwell launch, but businesses aren't waiting for the new CPUs

Intel will reveal new chips at the IFA conference next month, the company said. The world is expecting Broadwell chips to be the headline news, but it appears that businesses aren't waiting for the new CPUs to arrive.

Toshiba 64-gigabit NAND flash with 19 nanometer process

Storage maker builds fast SSD to prepare for life after NAND flash

The company used phase change memory and developed its own low-latency interface software.