IBM: Graphene won't replace CPU silicon

IBM seems to have concluded that graphene won't be replacing silicon inside CPUs anytime soon.

Why Nvidia wants an ARM-based CPU

Nvidia has confirmed that it is developing a lineup of ARM-based CPUs designed to power personal computers, servers, and even supercomputers.

AMD says adios to ATI

AMD has finally bidden a grand adieu to its ATI co-branding of graphics cards.

AMD touts next-gen processor cores at Hot Chips

AMD has offered journalists a detailed glimpse of its next-gen "Bulldozer" and "Bobcat" processor cores at the Hot Chips 2010 conference in Silicon Valley.

Microsoft details new Xbox 360 SoC

Microsoft has published a virtual tear down of its new system-on-a-chip (SoC) that powers the Xbox 360 Slim.

Nvidia eyes entry into CPU market

Could a new, indigenously designed CPU help Nvidia compete against industry heavyweights such as Intel and AMD?

Does PhysX diminish CPU performance?

Silicon Valley chip expert David Kanter has hypothesized that PhysX diminishes CPU performance by "exclusively" using an outdated x87 instruction set.

Evo 4G leads the mobile Android revolution

HTC's recent launch of its long-awaited Evo 4G smartphone has helped to accelerate the fast-paced Android revolution with a number of high-end features, including HDMI connectivity, WiFi hotspot capabilities, a 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor and a 720P HD video camera.

GPU Computing Comes of Age: Is 2011 Nvidia's Year? 


I was at the Nvidia Quadro conference earlier this week and it is starting to look like 2011 is Nvidia's year to shine.  



Is Nvidia's GeForce 14x faster than Intel's Core i7?

Intel has reportedly acknowledged that application kernels run up to 14 times faster on an Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 compared to a Core i7 960 CPU.

Xbox 360 Slim torn down, analyzed and modded

Microsoft has redesigned its latest Xbox 360 motherboard by reportedly combining the CPU, GPU and eDRAM onto a single chip.

CPU + GPU = APU?

AMD has finally taken the wraps off its next-gen Fusion APU at Computex 2010.

AMD fights bloat, accelerates Office 2010


Are you concerned about Microsoft's infamous creeping feature syndrome? Do graphics-heavy PowerPoint files and endless Excel spreadsheets keep you awake at night?

Nvidia claims Moore's law is dead...for CPUs

Nvidia's chief scientist has claimed that Moore's law is no longer applicable to the silicon world of CPUs.

Report: MSI to launch Android and Win 7 tablets at Computex

MSI is reportedly planning to launch a number of Android and Windows 7 tablet devices at Computex in June.

Report: Apple eyes AMD processors for future Mac lineup

Move over Intel! Yes, Apple is reportedly negotiating with AMD over the adoption of alternative processors for future Mac products.

Intel runs Android on Atom-based CPUs

Intel has targeted ARM's dominate position in the mobile marketplace by porting Google's Android OS to run on Atom-powered smartphones.

Microsoft wants OS redesign for multicore processors

A Microsoft kernel expert has proposed that developers "rethink" the basic architecture of current operating systems to fully exploit the benefits of multicore chips.

Ambidextrous System-On-Chip spotted in the wild

NComputing has introduced a $20 "ambidextrous" System-On-Chip (SoC) that is expected to bring advanced virtualization capabilities to multiple mobile-based platforms.

Rumor: Microsoft planning Xbox 360 Slim

A number of pictures obtained by Kotaku seem to suggest that Microsoft has embarked on a major redesign of its Xbox 360 console.