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Microsoft Gives Xbox One CPU Boost

Not only is the Xbox One’s graphics powers getting better, the CPU in the Xbox One is now going to be faster than what was originally announced. The Xbox One’s CPU will now clock in at 1.75GHz which beats the 1.6GHz speed we originally thought we were going to get. Free hertz is always a win.


Intel Haswell Review: Can A Laptop CPU Keep Enthusiasts Happy?

Faster hardware shouldn’t be this somber. Yet we can’t help but furrow our brow in concern over Intel’s fourth-generation Core i7 CPU, Haswell. Yes, in typical Intel fashion, it’s a tour de force of technical achievement and features that’s the envy of the free world. It’s also, by the way, quite fast.


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.


Intel's Silvermont CPUs Helard A Serious Push Into Mobile

Intel’s Atom cores have caught a lot of guff, mainly thanks to bad memories of the netbook days. But now the new Silvermont CPU architecture is low-powered and packs a performance punch, positioning Intel to make a big push into mobile.


Build The Best Bang For The Buck PC

We all know that, generally speaking, buying the newest top-end part gets you the most performance. But, in most cases, the premium you pay for that part covers a whole lot of other stuff as well that has no bearing on frame rates or video encoding times.


The Most Grotesque Fanless CPU Cooler I've Ever Seen

Official description: “The Zalman CNPS FX100-Cube is fanless and noiseless CPU cooler, which does not draw dust or generate vibration due to its passive operation.” Unofficial description: LOOK AT THIS FREAKING MONSTER HEATSINK!


Cray's Titan Supercomputer Is The Fastest In The World

Cray’s Titan supercomputer has snatched the title of world’s fastest from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Sequoia — and it’s cray fast, as you might expect.


64-Bit Smartphone CPUs In 2014

The Cortex A53 and A57 are ARM’s latest and greatest mobile chipset designs, another important leap in its quest to get its mobile chipsets closer in performance to desktop CPU. Designed for single-core or multi-core configurations, the products made from these designs will be the first mobile chipsets to support 64-bit processing.


These Brand New AMD A-Series Processors Could Power Your Next Desktop

AMD just announced the processor that could power your next desktop: the second generation A-Series processor. It has more cores for more power, integrated graphics with the AMD Radeon HD 7000 for graphics and puts a high priority on power efficiency.


iPhone 5 Is More Powerful Than The Fastest PowerBook Ever Made

We’ve come a long way, guys. The best possible laptop you could buy from Apple in 2005 scored around 1000 on Geekbench, a popular performance-testing program. The A6 chip in the newest iPhone 5 demolishes that number by a fair margin.


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