AMD today launches the first three models of its Ryzen desktop processor, a trio of eight-core CPUs that promise power to rival Intel’s finest at a more accessible price point.
It’s time to replace your computer. Maybe it was purchased during the last Republican administration, or you ruined it with a spilled drink, or maybe you’ve just got some money to burn and you’d like to blow it on Intel’s new Kaby Lake microarchitecture. Whatever the reason, you’re ready to upgrade your computer, and…
Heading into CES 2017, we had a good idea as to some of the big trends we’d see. And we weren’t totally wrong—Amazon’s Alexa assistant was baked into gadgets everywhere, even in cars! But looking back at all of our coverage, there was plenty we had no idea about. This is the best stuff we saw at CES 2o17.
Kaby Lake, Intel’s latest processor family, wasn’t supposed to exist. Earlier this year Intel announced the end of its well-known tick-tock release schedule, whereby it trots out a new processor every September. The tick is the shrinking and improvements of the current microarchitecture, while the tock is a whole new…
Intel just announced its own virtual reality headset called Project Alloy, a VR competitor to the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and the forthcoming PlayStation VR headsets. But what separates the Alloy from the pack is that it’s completely wireless (the wire above is for capturing video for the demo) and it should give you…
If you need raw power in your desktop PC, Intel’s new CPU will be just the ticket. The new Extreme Edition of its regular Core i7 chip has 10 cores, each running at up to 3.5GHz—but it’ll cost you.
Stop. Don’t buy that new Windows laptop or tablet. Don’t pull the trigger unless you’re getting a truly amazing deal. Because today, Intel’s launching its latest processor—Skylake—and you may want one in your next PC.
As part of an promotional effort, Intel is holding a “personification contest” online in Japan. You know, see which anime style characters be resemble computers that run Intel. Or something.
Intel has announced a $300 million fund to get more women and minorities working in tech and gaming. The company was partially motivated by debates last fall surrounding its short-lived removal of ads from gaming trade site Gamasutra amid a swirl of controversies in the video game community, according to a New York…
Let's talk facts. Every single numbered Grand Theft Auto game has been available on the PC. But that hasn't stopped people freaking out over the fact that the latest game in the series, Grand Theft Auto V, has yet to be announced for the platform.
Regular TechSpot readers will have no doubt spotted several mentions of Haswell on our front page this year. In the past few months we have covered everything from model names to performance and battery life claims. A key focus has been Haswell's graphics, with rumors suggesting its performance is set to be 2 to 3…
At least one BioWare staffer thinks Intel took and edited Mass Effect fan art for a logo on their website.
Continuing its tick-tock release cycle, Intel plans to unveil a new CPU microarchitecture at the end of April. Codenamed Ivy Bridge (tick), the update will bring a 22nm die shrink of current 32nm Sandy Bridge technology (tock), bringing greater efficiency and allowing Intel to cram more into the same size die.
Intel is set to roll out its latest generation of processors this spring despite a minor setback affecting ultra low-voltage models — the ones destined for super slim notebooks. By normal standards, the launch should mark a new "tick" in the company's product roadmap, but Intel is going beyond just shrinking the…
If you've ever fried an expensive CPU trying to overclock the thing, you should check this out. Intel is introducing something called the Performance Tuning Plan, which in plain English means overclocking insurance.
Some day soon, Nvidia's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is going to walk on stage at some obscure electronics industry event and say these words: "We love PC gaming. Our heritage is in 3D gaming hardware. And that's why we're more excited than ever to announce we're never making another gaming video card again."
The future of gaming is more than 60 years old.
You all helped me figure out what pieces and parts to put into my gaming computer, so it's only fair that you get to help me figure out which game to play first on it.
This morning Intel announced they found an issue with the 6 Series chipset and that they've stopped shipping them from their factory. They're also recalling some. Here's how one boutique PC builder is dealing with the issue.