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Gaikai cloud-gaming service gets Intel cash to put Mass Effect in your browser

Gaikai cloud-gaming service gets Intel cash to put Mass Effect in your browser

Looks like OnLive could have some competition in the form of Gaikai, another cloud-computing service that promises performance gaming without a console.  Unlike OnLive, which uses a standalone box, Gaikai streams games directly into your browser; we've already seen it streaming WoW to Apple's iPad.  Intel Capital has just invested an unspecified amount [pdf link] into Gaikai, which will use the company's hexacore servers and SSDs.

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Gigabyte M1125 convertible incoming with Intel Core i-Series CPU

Gigabyte M1125 convertible incoming with Intel Core i-Series CPU

With Computex 2010 kicking off next week, Gigabyte have spilled the beans on some of what we can expect to see.  Among the motherboards - catering both for Intel and AMD's newest hexacore processors - there's a new GV-R587SO-1GD graphics card based on ATI's Radeon HD 5870 GPU.  However, we're most interested in the Gigabyte M1125, spotted in a thumbnail on Gigabyte's site and detailed over at SemiAccurate, an 11.6-inch convertible touchscreen notebook packing a processor from Intel's Core i-Series.

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AMD Phenom II X6 hexacore CPU gets official

AMD Phenom II X6 hexacore CPU gets official

AMD have officially launched their new AMD Phenom II X6 processor, the hexacore chip we've heard rumors regarding for several months now, together with the new AMD 890FX chipset to go along with it.  While the new CPUs aren't quite fast enough to take the speed crown away from Intel's Core i7 chips, AMD do hold the value card: the flagship AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition processor, for instance, is a 3.2GHz bargain at $285.

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Velocity Micro Z55, Raptor Lx665 and Lx775 get hexacore i7-980X Extreme

Velocity Micro Z55, Raptor Lx665 and Lx775 get hexacore i7-980X Extreme

Okay, we're getting the feeling that just about every high-spec PC manufacturer plan to put Intel's new hexacore Core i7-980X Extreme processor into their gaming offering, and they they plan to tell us all about it.  Velocity Micro are the latest - following in the steps of MAINGEAR and Digital Storm - to update their range, packing the new CPU into their Edge Z55, Raptor Lx665 and Lx775 machines.

As with the other firms, the rest of the specs for each desktop don't change from before, only the CPU.  So, the Z55 remains Velocity Micro's configurable machine, priced from $1,799 normally but jumping to $2,824 when you throw in the hexacore.

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MAINGEAR SHIFT gets Core i7-980X hexacore CPU

MAINGEAR SHIFT gets Core i7-980X hexacore CPU

The job of a high-spec PC manufacturer is never done; just when you think your crazy gaming desktop is done and dusted, there are new processors to be slotted inside.  MAINGEAR have announced an update to their SHIFT "everyday super computer", using Intel's new Core i7-980X 3.33GHz hexacore CPU.  That goes into the mixture with Crucial's RealSSD C300 - hooked up to a SATA 6G connection, naturally - and USB 3.0.

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AMD hexacore “Thuban” CPUs getting April 26th launch?

AMD hexacore “Thuban” CPUs getting April 26th launch?

AMD's hexacore "Thuban" processor range, the so-called AMD Phenom II X6, could make a surprise appearance at CeBIT 2010 next week, ahead of a full launch on April 26th.  That's the word from OCWorkbench, whose sources also go on to suggest that AMD are working on a rival system to Intel's Turbo Boost, which will allow the CPU to disable select cores and overclock those remaining active for bursts of speed.

Intel Core i7-980X Extreme detailed; headed to 2010 Mac Pro?

Intel Core i7-980X Extreme detailed; headed to 2010 Mac Pro?

Details of Intel's upcoming 6-core/12-thread Xeon (Gulftown) processor - and the CPU tipped to appear in the upcoming Apple Mac Pro refresh - have leaked, and while original predictions were that the hexacore chip would be branded the Core i9, it now seems that it will slot into the Core i7 Extreme range with an "X" suffix.  First to the base will be the Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition, running at 3.33GHz.

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Apple hexacore Xeon Mac Pro with 128GB RAM tipped for early 2010

Apple hexacore Xeon Mac Pro with 128GB RAM tipped for early 2010

It's been a while since we've seen a significant refresh to Apple's Mac Pro desktop range, and so a rumor regarding what overwhelming components the company might slot inside is certainly timely.  According to Hardmac's sources, Apple intend to outfit the Mac Pro with a 6-core, 12-thread Intel Xeon (Gulftown) processor, built on 32nm processes and with 12MB of shared cache.  The hexacore CPUs will be accompanied by up to 128GB of RAM and a 10Gbit/s ethernet port.

That will be thanks to a newly modified, custom mainboard with support for 8GB and 16GB memory modules.  Early testing of the CPUs, at least, have indicated that the hexacore Xeon requires less power than a current-gen quadcore Xeon of the same 2.4GHz clock-speed.

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