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Windows RT 8.1 devices slated to offer Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors

Windows RT 8.1 devices slated to offer Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors

Qualcomm is well on its way to getting the Snapdragon 800 processors out there, but in the meanwhile, it has announced support for Windows RT 8.1. Both Microsoft and Qualcomm are working together in the matter, and some time later this year it is expected devices, such as tablets, are going to be rolled out running Windows RT 8.1 and Snapdragon 800 processors.

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MAINGEAR brings Haswell to the custom-built gaming space

MAINGEAR brings Haswell to the custom-built gaming space

The team at MAINGEAR have this week let it be known that they'll be offering 4th generation Intel Core i7 "Haswell" processors in both desktop and laptop machines. Bringing this technology to the SHIFT, F1131, Potenza, and Vybe on the desktop end of the spectrum and the Nomad 15 and Nomad 17 in laptops, MAINGEAR is making it clear that they intend to remain on the cutting edge in custom gaming rigs. Intel's 4th generation Core "Haswell" processors will be appearing first on the 4th of this month at Computex.

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Haswell 4th Generation Intel Core launch set for June 4th

Haswell 4th Generation Intel Core launch set for June 4th

Though the code-named "Haswell" generation of Intel Core processors has been finding itself the subject of reports and detail talks from the company that makes it for many, many months, it's today that the 4th generation of Intel processors gets its official ushering in to the public. This June 4th - that's just a couple days away - marks the point at which Intel suggests it's time to upgrade the innards of the generation of "2-in-1" computing: that's convertible computers - flipping screens, removable displays, and everything in-between.

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Intel Atom architecture coming to Celeron, Pentium chips

Intel Atom architecture coming to Celeron, Pentium chips

Intel's new Atom chips, codenamed "Bay Trail", are set to launch for tablets at some point later this year, but it seems Intel wants to take the architecture from the new Bay Trail chips and implement it in their Celeron and Pentium processors for desktops and laptops, proving that Intel is putting more emphasis on their low-cost Atom chip.

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Xbox One AMD deal worth over $3 billion

Xbox One AMD deal worth over $3 billion

Microsoft didn't give a lot of attention to AMD during the Xbox One reveal last week, but the new console is indeed running an AMD 8-core APU, and Microsoft paid a pretty penny to make that happen. It's said that the deal between AMD and Microsoft to have the new chips in the Xbox One costs the Redmond-based company $3 billion.

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Intel Haswell chips claimed to offer 50% longer battery life

Intel Haswell chips claimed to offer 50% longer battery life

We're starting to see new computers running Intel's Haswell pop up from the woodwork, and while we know that these fourth-generation chips offer a performance boost from previous generations, Intel claims that they also offer a whopping 50% increase in battery life, allowing users to surf longer without plugging in.

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Intel overhauls Atom lineup to take on Qualcomm

Intel overhauls Atom lineup to take on Qualcomm

In an effort to compete more in the mobile market, Intel has overhauled its Atom processor line in order to take on Qualcomm in the smartphone chip market. Intel's new Atom architecture, which is codenamed "Silvermont," comes with a boost in performance, yet Intel claims it cuts down on power consumption.

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AMD G-Series X embedded chips tip company’s advance beyond PCs

AMD G-Series X embedded chips tip company’s advance beyond PCs

With the AMD Embedded G-Series System-on-Chip, AMD will first be working with a single-chip solution that'll employ both AMD Radeon 8000 Series graphics and their "Jaguar" CPU architecture at once. This announcement of AMD's SOC design marks the company's rumored significant push beyond the PC industry for intelligent devices of all kinds.

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Apple reportedly boots Samsung from chip development

Apple reportedly boots Samsung from chip development

It's been rumored for a while now that Apple's been planning on moving away from Samsung for chipset manufacturing, and will instead make a deal with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). However, reports are rolling in that the move has finally happened, and the next chip that is on Apple's list will not involve Samsung.

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NVIDIA Tegra “Logan” detailed with game-changing CUDA integration

NVIDIA Tegra “Logan” detailed with game-changing CUDA integration

This week NVIDIA's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spoke up at their GPU Technology Conference on the future of the mobile processor known as Tegra and has teased what will likely be called "Tegra 5". Running through what we'd already learned about the Tegra 2, Tegra 3, and the upcoming Tegra 4, Huang let us know that the next code-name "Logan" would be breaking boundaries once again. The next Tegra processor will, according to Huang, do "everything a modern computer should do."

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NVIDIA CEO races toward GPU Computing “tipping point” at GTC 2013

NVIDIA CEO races toward GPU Computing “tipping point” at GTC 2013

This week at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spoke about the ever-growing GPU-utilizing universe, in both the mobile and desktop computer global environments. According to Huang, there will be more than 400 sessions at GTC. "This is the Mecca for scientific discovery", said Huang of GTC 2013, "Nothing’s more important than the research being done on GPU computers."

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Samsung announces production of Exynos 5 Octa chip

Samsung announces production of Exynos 5 Octa chip

Samsung announced its new flagship GALAXY S 4 last night in New York City in full broadway style, and just today we confirmed that the new device runs Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 600 chipset in the US, while other regions will be getting Samsung's new Exynos 5 Octa processor, which the company will be putting into production starting sometime in Q2 2013.

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