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AMD's Roadmap: More Horsepower, Less Juice, But Is It Enough?

Since Intel ramped up its mobile chipsets a few years ago, AMD has been losing a lot of ground on laptops and tablets — in the public mind at least. The company just announced the rest of its product roadmap for next year. They feature a significant power-to-performance efficiency improvement. Will it be enough?


Nvidia: PC Graphics Will Always Beat Consoles

“It’s no longer possible for a console to be a better or more capable graphics platform than the PC.” Those fighting words come courtesy of Tony Tamasi, Nvidia’s Senior Vice President of Content and Technology, in a new interview with Australian PC PowerPlay.


Under The Hood: When Do PC Components Matter?

PC enthusiasts can often sound like brand-loyal trolls, especially if you get them started on CPUs and graphics. They do occasionally have a valid point, however. When it comes to computer hardware, brands do matter, but why they matter usually depends on the hardware in question. Here are some things you’ll want to consider…


This New Contact Lens Basically Turns Your Eye Into A Telescope

Contact lenses are great if your only issue is nearsightedness or farsightedness, but for those struggling with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness among older adults, those flimsy little lenses ain’t going to cut it — or at least not the kind of contact lenses you’re used to. But soon AMD sufferers could see their vision vastly improving thanks to a slim, adjustable telescope that sits right in the middle of their eye.


Report: AMD Is Making Its First Ever ARM Chip

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that AMD is taking a leap into unknown waters, as it readies its first ever ARM chip. The new chip — codenamed ‘Seattle’ and previously hinted at — is apparently based on the architecture designed by ARM, which is now prolific in smartphones and tablets.


This AMD Chip Is The First 5.0GHz CPU You Can Actually Buy

AMD just one-upped its own series of eight-core FX processors, and the golden child of this newest lineup is unquestionably the FX-9590, which it claims to be the world’s “first-ever 5GHz processor”. While technically that record was already beaten — and by AMD itself, no less — it is, in fact, the first commercially available 5GHz CPU processor.


Computex Taipei 2013 Preview: New Tablets, Laptops, Processors And More

The next generation of hybrid tablets and laptops is just around the corner. Luke and I, from Gizmodo AU, head to Taiwan next week for Computex — Asia’s largest computer expo (and the second biggest in the world after CeBIT). Last year, 130,000 visitors saw 1700 companies showcase their latest, led by Taiwanese brands like Acer, Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, Thermaltake, Antec and Nvidia. Intel and AMD will also be there, of course, along with stacks of great new tech. Here’s a preview of what we’re expecting to see…


These Brand New AMD Processors Could Be Your Next Laptop's Brain

Intel’s new 4th-gen chips may be on the horizon, but AMD is taking the opportunity to strike first and get out there with its new family of third-generation A-series processors ahead of time. Enter the “Temash”, “Kabini” and “Richland” processors that will make themselves at home in upcoming tablets, midrange notebooks and powerhouse ultrathins soon.


Best Laptops Under $500

There are some great laptops out there these days, but who says you need to spend big bucks to get a great device? Is it possible to buy a great laptop on a budget and still get everything you need? Let us show you the best laptops on a budget.


Monster Machines: The Holodeck Is Real

While we still have a ways to go before the advent of photon torpedoes and warp drives, Stony Brook University has just brought us one step closer to our Star Trek future with the unveiling of its immersive video projection system, the Reality Deck. What? Holodeck was already taken.