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Intel Haswell introduces new power requirement for 1150

While the launch of nVidia’s Fermi architecture and AMD’s Bulldozer might have had investors running to buy stocks in electricity production companies, overall, the trend for power consumption has been downward. KitGuru listens to rumours coming out of the east about possible changes to mainboard requirements for Intel’s Haswell in …

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AMD moves to chop 1% off its wage bill

Over time, companies gain and lose people. In the natural sequence of events, when someone leaves, they are often replaced immediately by someone else with similar experience/salary demands. Right now, that’s not the case at AMD. KitGuru looks at the latest changes and believes it has found a pattern. If …

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AMD reshuffles EMEA looking for winning hand

Rumours off the grapevine this morning indicate a big set of changes down at AMD, with the new Chief Sales Officer determined to put the company on the right track in the face of the toughest market conditions the chip specialists have ever faced. KitGuru stands around the mini-kitchenette and …

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Samsung gets into ASML bed with Intel and TSMC

Still smarting from having to pay Apple over $1 Billion because it stole design ideas, Samsung has agreed to outlay around half that amount again to pick up 3% of Dutch photolithography firm ASML. It’s nice to get something tangible for your money. KitGuru does a quick check on who …

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Apple chip designer Jim Keller (re)joins AMD

AMD seem to be having a tough period right now facing stiff competition from Intel and Nvidia, however they have acquired a high profile chip veteran – Jim Keller. Jim Keller is returning to the roost, he worked for AMD for more than a decade, designing their chips. His recent …

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Linux on Arm conference prepares to kick off

Back in the day, everything was all about DOS or CPM on Z-80. That was replaced by an era of Windows on Intel, but on 28th May the new world order prepares to feel smug and enjoy the new noodles in Hong Kong. KitGuru prepares to check into the Gold …

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Cortex A9 processor passes 3.1GHz at TSMC

There are several things that affect the overall performance of a processor-based device. You can look for bottlenecks in the data transfer and try to improve them or get the internals of the chip itself to do more work per clock cycle. While balance is important, almost nothing can beat …

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Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe Review

Today we are looking at the new Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard when paired up with the flagship GTX680. Is this the ideal foundation for a new, high performance enthusiast system? A couple of weeks ago we reviewed the Asus Sabretooth Z77 motherboard when paired up with an overclocked Core i7 …

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Intel pays out 120 million Real dollars

Real might have started life as a simple player, but over the years it has grown and developed in new and varied ways. Some have been successful and others less so. But today, it’s board will be patting themselves on the back, because they have just picked up a nice …

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Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 and Core i5 processor details

Details regarding the upcoming Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors has been posted by Digitimes. They say “Intel is set to announce its next-generation 22nm-based Ivy Bridge processors by the end of April with 11 models including Core i7-3770K, Core i7-3770, Core i7-3770S, Core i7-3770T and Core i5-3550, expected …

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Aria sells MSI mainboard after Intel Z77 reviews leak out

Most times modern technology will launch under strict guidelines from manufacturer. Bigger launches have more rules and the possibility of serious consequences for flaunting them. All mainboard vendors were showing Z77 designs at CeBIT this week, but only MSI boards seem to have been reviewed or sold. We investigate. Like …

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Intel Launches E5-2600 Processor Family

Addressing the incredible growth of data traffic in the cloud, Intel Corporation announced the record-breaking Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family. These new processors deliver leadership performance, best data center performance per watt, breakthrough I/O innovation and trusted hardware security features to enable IT to scale. These processors are not …

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Overclockers delight with £110 off AMD 8150?

To quote a classic video, “Overclocking is all about getting something you haven’t paid for. It’s dirty and you love it”. While that may be true in almost every case, it’s certainly much more true when the price you do pay gets slashed. KitGuru polishes its scales of justice and …

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