VIA's new QuadCore processor proves low power and high performance are still cool

Subject: Processors, Shows and Expos | May 12, 2011 - 12:22 PM |
Tagged: VIA, Nano, quadcore, quad, centaur

VIA has been sitting pretty in a very specific peice of the computer market for quite a while now and is now being crowded by AMD and Intel working their way down to the low power market from their usual energy gobbling silicon and ARM sneaking up its performance from its traditional extremely low power consumption market.   That competition has spurred VIA to develop first the dual core Nano X2 and now the QuadCore which is a pair of X2's on a single package using what was described to The Tech Report as a "side channel" of wiring between them.  Still on 40nm it doesn't represent a completely new design for VIA, more a refinement of what they already produce.  Check out their coverage as well as the write up Josh has finished here.

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"Early this year, Via introduced its Nano X2 processor, a dual-core implementation of its Isaiah architecture built on TSMC's 40-nm chip fabrication process. Today, Via is announcing a new product, the QuadCore processor, that combines a pair of Nano X2 chips on a single package to deliver a low-cost, low-power CPU whose position in the market is fairly distinctive.

We visited Via-Centaur's Austin, Texas offices yesterday, where we chatted with Centaur Chief Architect Glenn Henry and Via marketing head Richard Brown. We came away with some fresh details on the QuadCore processor and a better sense of Via's future plans as an intriguing third-place supplier of x86-compatible PC processors."

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Running around CES 2011

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 12, 2011 - 11:29 AM |
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The Tech Report is catching up on their writing after beating feet around Las Vegas to meet with as many vendors and manufacturers as possible.  At the ASUS booth they saw several tablets and a Xonar soundcard squeezed into a thumb drive like form factor, various SandyBridge motherboards from EVGA, Gigabyte

Using CES 2011 to pick this coming years tech successes

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 11, 2011 - 11:39 AM |
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The Inquirer is attempting a little prognostication this morning, trying to extrapolate a current state of the electronic industry from what they observed at CES 2011.  Some of their predictions come from the lack of surprises at CES 2011, no earth shattering announcements were made most simply reiterated products that have already been reviewed or at least discussed in depth previous to the show.  They felt Microsoft missed the point, while Google's Android ran rin

Source: The Inquirer

CES 2011: MSI's Master Overclocking Event; Operation Las Vegas

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 10, 2011 - 03:51 PM |
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In a Go Kart facility just off to the side of a major casino in Las Vegas there were speed records being broken that had nothing to do with lap times.  MSI's latest Master Overclocking Event was taking place, the latest in a world wide series of overclocking events designed to eliminate all but the absolute best of the global overclocking community.

Source: MSI

CSE 2011 was about more than PC hardware

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 10, 2011 - 12:52 PM |
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MAKE:Blog hit CES 2011 with a different target from the coverage you have been seeing here at PC Perspective.  Instead of making a beeline for the various PC hardware vendors and mobile platform resellers, they walked through Vegas with an eye out for things the DIYer would want.  From companies that sell a wide variety of measuring devices through the newest in inductive-coupled charging to some interesting new input devices, you can get a look at some of the less covered exhibits at CES 2011.

"This year, MAKE/O'Reilly author Damien Stolarz (iPhone Hacks, Car PC Hacks) agreed to be our eyes and ears on the ground at CES, scoping out hardware at the show that he thought would be of interest to makers. Here's his second installment, a tour of North Hall and the International Pavilion."

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More CES 2011 coverage than you can shake a stick at

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 7, 2011 - 10:13 PM |
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Along with the coverage you have been getting from PC Perspective, there are many other sites here at CES 2011.  This is a rather good thing as there are so many vendors and manufacturers represented here that there is no way that the PC Perspective team could visit them all ... though we've tried.

The Tech Report had a chance to meet with EVGA, who were showing off a nVIDIA card that can only be described as "a dual-GPU, SLI-on-a-stick video card".  Drop by for a look at this monster card.

CES 2011: Gigabyte's killer new line up

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 6, 2011 - 03:34 AM |
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Gigabyte has declared war with their new G1-Killer lineup, featuring three motherboards.  At the top of the lineup is the Assassin, an Intel X58 + ICH10R board.

 


Click on the picture for a better version of the Gigabyte Assassin.

CES 2011: MSI Surges into 2011 with Complete Lineup of Intel Sandy Bridge and Huron River Notebooks

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 5, 2011 - 02:59 AM |
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MSI 2011 NOTEBOOKS: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

The G Series – World’s Fastest Gaming Notebooks

The MSI R&D team worked hand in hand with world-class gamers to develop the new G Series that truly exceeds gamers’ needs. The new, powerful GT780, GT680, GE620 and GR620 notebooks will all come packed with the much anticipated second generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad core processor, and USB 3.0 ports that enable lightening fast transfer speeds and connections with external hard drives or handheld electronics.

Source: MSI

CES 2011: ASUS Tablet Computers Unveiled

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 5, 2011 - 02:21 AM |
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Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, NA (January 4, 2011) - ASUS today announced four new tablet computers designed for a wide range of users and applications - The Eee Pad Slider, Eee Pad Transformer, Eee Pad MeMO and Eee Slate EP121. The new models are available with three screen sizes, and a choice of either Windows 7 Home Premium or Google Android operating systems for the ultimate in mobile flexibility and productivity.

Choice is essential when selecting innovative and technologically advanced personal computer devices.

Source: ASUS

Intel AppUp and MeeGo news at Intel Developer Forum

Subject: Shows and Expos | September 14, 2010 - 06:18 PM |
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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept.