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At only $195, it's hard to deny that AMD's new Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition desktop chip is a bargain. Its four cores hum along at 3.7GHz, the fastest base clock speed of any consumer CPU, and the unlocked multiplier should make it trivial for overclockers to push this beast to 4GHz and beyond. Th...

May 3rd 2011 at 6:09pm 0 Comments
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AMD's already gotten official with its Atom-challenging Fusion processors that promise a whole host of benefits for mobile users -- namely 10+ hour battery life and significantly improved GPU performance -- but the chipmaker isn't about to leave its desktop CPUs behind here at CES. The company has a...

January 4th 2011 at 9:36pm 0 Comments
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It's a song as old as rhyme, as Mrs. Potts would say: new AMD and Intel chips are out, and there are new desktops to take advantage of them. HP's playing its part with three new budget-friendly Pavilion desktop series: the p6700 (starting at $300), s5700 ($330), and HPE-500 ($600). They all offer a...

January 4th 2011 at 12:08am 0 Comments
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Our biggest beef with slapping on a pair of glasses for some hot 3D gaming action isn't how silly we might look (the headset we wear at all times keeps us feeling sufficiently silly, thank you very much), but that the glasses simply don't match our $300 Diesel jeans. Lucky for us, then, that stylis...

July 1st 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Dell's wasting no time appropriating AMD's new Phenom II X6 chips, pushing out a brand new Studio XPS line to deal with the new top of the line (and a few quad cores as well) from "that other processor company." While AMD can crow about having more cores at a mid-range price, Dell isn't trying to p...

May 12th 2010 at 12:01am 0 Comments
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Scouting a new mainboard for that fancy new Phenom II X6 CPU you just picked up? You might want to hold off a minute, particularly if you're also planning on shopping for a few new GPUs as well. Hot Hardware has managed to get their paws around an upcoming motherboard from ASUS, the CrossHair IV Ex...

May 10th 2010 at 9:41am 0 Comments
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Fresh off its world-dominating streak in the desktop graphics market, AMD set sights on notebook territory; now, according to "people familiar with the matter," the company's scored a big win there, too. Sources told Reuters that the chipmaker's notebook CPUs will power 109 different laptops over t...

May 9th 2010 at 10:01pm 0 Comments