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New AMD Vega cards will arrive by June

Despite having just last week unveiled its RX500 series of graphics cards, AMD has confirmed that its next-generation GPUs will arrive this quarter. Wccftech reports that the Vega cards, which will be the first to offer AMD’s much hyped new graphics architecture, will be launched by June at the latest. …

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Nvidia ups the game once again with new GTX Titan XP

Just over a month after lifting the lid on the GTX 1080 Ti PC graphics card, Nvidia has already toppled it from the top of the pack with an even faster GPU. The GTX Titan XP houses a full version of the GP102 chipset that has to date only been …

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AMD begins Intel fightback with new Ryzen CPU range

Intel will finally face some serious competition in the PC processor sector. Having dominated the PC CPU gaming scene for years with its range of i5 and 97 processors, the company may soon see its position threatened by AMD, which is finally about to roll out a range of new …

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AMD reveals Zen, wants back into CPU race

Intel’s run of almost uninterrupted reign at the top of the PC processor market could be in for a serious challenge. After years languishing at the budget end of the sector with its multicore FX CPU lineup, Engadget reports that AMD has lifted the lid on its long-awaited next generation …

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UK chip giant ARM acquired by SoftBank

SoftBank Group has agreed to purchase UK processor firm ARM in a bid to grow its presence in the mobile and ‘Internet of Things’ spaces. The 24.3bn deal will see the Japanese firm take over the Cambridge-based ARM, which provides mobile processor and graphics technology to major manufacturers such as …

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AMD spins-off graphics division, will focus on GPUs and VR

AMD’s graphics card offering is now a business all of its own. The PC tech firm, which produces both CPUs and GPUs, has created the dedicated Radeon Technologies Group, named after its successful line of graphics cards, in order to double-down in its graphical endeavours. Calling the move a ‘strategic …

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AMD to release its next-gen x86 CPU in 2016

A brand new PC processor will be released by AMD in 2016, the component company has revealed. The x86 Zen architecture will boast something called Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT), which is very similar to Intel’s existing Hyperthreading tech that allows the CPU’s cores to split tasks. In AMD’s case, this apparently …

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Oculus Rift production put on hold

Oculus has said that it is not currently manufacturing its Rift virtual reality headsets. A component shortage has forced everything to grind to a halt as for the time being Oculus is only supplying a limited number of countries – the US, Canada, the EU, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Switzerland …

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Nvidia turned down chance to build PS4 components

Sony offered Nvidia the chance to manufacture some of the PS4’s components, the chip manufacturer claims. It turned down the opportunity, however, doe to the proposed costs. "I’m sure there was a negotiation that went on," Nvidia’s senior VP of content and technology Tony Tamasi told GameSpot. "We came to …

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Xbox 720 specs exposed… again

Look, we don’t really understand this stuff. But there’s noise coming from people that do which suggests this latest Xbox 720 tech leak is the real deal. The numbers come courtesy of VGleaks. We shan’t try and editorialise these – just take a look at the list: CPU:– x64 Architecture– …

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