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AMD Launches Carrizo APUs for Laptops

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From Windows-based tablets, to high-end gaming latops, and Ultrabooks, Intel seems to be far and away dominating the mobile x86 market. While AMD does offer quite a few mobile processor and graphics solutions in the form of their APUs, OEMs seem to be continually opting for Intel’s alternatives, likely because that is what consumers are buying. In order to change ... Read More »

Intel Releases Long-Overdue Broadwell Desktop CPUs – Computex 2015 Update

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While the first products featuring Intel’s Broadwell micro-architecture were released last fall, problems with yields for their latest 14nm manufacturing process lead to long delays in the release of some products, which forced Intel to delay the full Broadwell rollout. Today, marks the latest, and presumably final phase in their Broadwell cycle, with the release of five new higher-performance quad-core processors, ... Read More »

Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler Review – Quiet and Low-Profile Ready

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Last week we reviewed the Phanteks PH-TC14S, a slimline dual-tower CPU cooler, which proved to offer performance that rivals even the largest air coolers on the market. This week, we’re taking a look at an even smaller cooling solution from Phanteks, the PH-TC12LS, a low-profile ready 120mm cooler aimed at mini-ITX systems. Does the PH-TC12LS live up to the Phanteks name? ... Read More »

A Beginner’s Guide to Overclocking The Intel X99 CPU

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As we frequently visit many online PC gaming communities, and sub-reddits, we’ve noticed that there are actually a lot of people who don’t have any experience with overclocking. This is troubling, since overclocking can actually provide a significant increase in performance at virtually no extra costs to the end-user, and while it may seem daunting at first, it has actually become ... Read More »

Intel Press Conference – CES 2015 Update

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We had the chance to check out Intel’s Press Conference yesterday, and while interesting it definitely lacked in desktop hardware announcements. Instead, Intel focused on 3D cameras and wearable’s, the latter of which seems to be a running theme of CES 2015. INTEL REALSENSE 3D CAMERA Intel spent the bulk of the show talking about their RealSense 3D camera technology, ... Read More »

AMD Partners With Dot Hill for APU Virtual RAID Adapter Technology – Is It Better Than Hardware RAID?

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Storage specialist Dot Hill has announced a partnership with AMD to provide virtual RAID adapter technology to be utilized with AMD’s newer generation of APUs.  Dot Hill’s Virtual RAID Adapter technology is proving to be more flexible, and in many cases, better-performing than traditional RAID-on-motherboard or hardware RAID solutions. What is a Virtual RAID Adapter?  Traditionally, RAID protection has been ... Read More »