This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Intel’s Architecture Day 2018 this past Tuesday wasn’t just a CPU show. The graphics market is poised to be a significant component of Intel’s strategy going forward, and the company’s Gen 11 solution looks like it’ll be a potent improvement over […]

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. 3D chip stacking has long held promise as a meaningful method of advancing silicon performance, but progress in the field has been slow, to say the least. For one thing, CPUs have a nasty tendency to overheat if you stack […]

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. RISC-V hasn’t been a huge topic for us at ExtremeTech, but the fully open-source CPU instruction set architecture (ISA) has been building momentum in the industry over the past few years as more companies have signed on to build RISC […]

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It can be easy to take for granted the way modern computers and mobile devices work. We can manage our social lives, watch video, work on documents, and more with a simple graphical interface. That was not the case in […]

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A new book by Brad Sams, Beneath A Surface, details the history and development of Microsoft’s Surface product portfolio, starting from the early days when a massive Surface RT writedown nearly killed the product line altogether to the current era. […]

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft has won a $480M contract with the US military to provide its HoloLens technology as part of an augmented reality technology package that the Army intends to use for training as well as in combat missions. The contract calls […]

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In the world of alternative memory technologies, commercialization and broad adoption are eternally 3-5 years away. This is less a dig at the various companies developing technologies based on non-standard DRAM or non-volatile storage architectures and more an acknowledgment of […]

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Starting late last year, Apple included a new custom security chip in its computers called the T2. Ostensibly, the T2 is a co-processor intended to keep your system secure by managing sensitive functions like encryption and secure boot. However, Apple […]

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Intel has launched its new line-up of Core X microprocessors at substantially higher clock speeds compared with the chips it launched a year ago. At the top of the stack, there’s the new Core i9-9980XE with a base clock of […]

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