Intel May Deploy AVX-512 in Upcoming 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs

Intel is bringing its AVX-512 instruction set to desktop CPUs with its upcoming Cannon Lake CPUs, but AVX-512 is a good deal more complex than previous SIMD sets, and its capabilities are distributed across a wider range of products.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257730-intel-may-deploy-avx-512-upcoming-10nm-cannon-lake-cpus?source=Computing

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Intel Core i7-8700K Review: A 6-Core Chip That Punches Far Above Its Weight

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Intel unveils its new Coffee Lake line of desktop CPU cores and its first mainstream desktop response to AMD’s Ryzen architecture since that platform launched in March. We put the Core i7-8700K to the test.

The post Intel Core i7-8700K Review: A 6-Core Chip That Punches Far Above Its Weight appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/257006-intels-core-i7-8700k-reviewed-six-core-chip-punches-far-weight-class?source=Computing

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Google Is Replacing the Desktop Google Drive App With Two New Apps

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Google has announced the impending shutdown of the desktop Drive app, which some have interpreted as a massive loss of functionality. What’s actually happening is that Google is moving users to a pair of new desktop apps, which it began testing a few months ago.

The post Google Is Replacing the Desktop Google Drive App With Two New Apps appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255283-google-replacing-desktop-google-drive-app-two-new-apps?source=Computing

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AMD Unveils Ryzen Pro CPUs, Details on Ryzen 3 Chips

AMD is refreshing its Pro lineup of desktop CPUs for business-class systems. It’s also shared some data on what we can expect from the Ryzen 3 family when those chips debut later this year.

The post AMD Unveils Ryzen Pro CPUs, Details on Ryzen 3 Chips appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251784-amd-launches-new-ryzen-pro-cpus-including-ryzen-3-chips?source=Computing

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Aquantia Wants to Put 5-10 Gigabit Ethernet in Your PC

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Aquantia wants to put 5GigE or even 10GigE network cards in your next desktop PC — but you’ll have a hard time using them at their rated speeds any time soon.

The post Aquantia Wants to Put 5-10 Gigabit Ethernet in Your PC appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249390-aquantia-wants-put-5-10-gigabit-ethernet-pc?source=Computing

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Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected

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Intel may be considering pulling in its upcoming HEDT and desktop refreshes. Current rumors suggest next-generation high-end desktop chips will be demoed at Computex, with Coffee Lake launching six months earlier than previously expected.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248079-rumor-intel-will-launch-coffee-lake-refresh-new-high-end-desktop-parts-earlier-expected?source=Computing

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 1500X and 1600X reviewed: Taking the fight against Intel to the midrange market

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Five weeks ago, AMD blew a hole in Intel’s high-end desktop pricing with the launch of Ryzen 7. Today, Ryzen 5 is hoping to do the same thing to Intel’s Core i5 / i7 market.

The post AMD’s Ryzen 5 1500X and 1600X reviewed: Taking the fight against Intel to the midrange market appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247463-amds-ryzen-5-1500x-1600x-reviewed-taking-fight-intel-mid-range-market?source=Computing

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X reviewed: Zen is an amazing workstation chip with a 1080p gaming Achilles heel

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After over a decade, AMD is ready to slug it out with Intel in the high-end workstation and desktop space. Ryzen isn’t a perfect chip, but it packs one hell of a wallop in certain tests.

The post AMD Ryzen 7 1800X reviewed: Zen is an amazing workstation chip with a 1080p gaming Achilles heel appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/245204-amds-ryzen-7-1800x-reviewed-zen-amazing-workstation-chip-1080p-gaming-achilles-heel?source=Computing

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YouTube begins rolling out live-streaming via app, starting with creators

YouTube has featured live-streaming on its desktop site since 2011, but the company is finally ready to take on Facebook Live by bringing the feature to smartphones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/07/youtube-begins-rolling-out-live-streaming-via-app-starting-with-creators.html

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First Intel Optane hardware could be coming to consumer desktops

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Intel could bring its 3D XPoint / Optane technology to the desktop as part of the Kaby Lake refresh, but it’s not clear how the tech would benefit enthusiasts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237817-first-intel-optane-hardware-could-be-coming-to-consumer-desktops?source=Computing

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ComScore: Computer usage falls as 20% of millennials go mobile-only

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Desktop usage keeps falling as mobile is on the rise, but can you ever replace a “real” computer? One in five millennials doesn’t even use a PC anymore.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/226867-comscore-computer-usage-falls-as-20-of-millennials-go-mobile-only

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Google finally kills Picasa desktop client, Web service

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Google is finally killing off Picasa and replacing it with Google Photos. The desktop client is going away first, with the online Web Albums migrating to new servers by May.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/223007-google-finally-kills-picasa-desktop-client-web-service

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With Zen delayed, AMD could tap Carrizo for 2016 desktop hardware

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Rumors suggest that AMD is prepping a desktop version of Carrizo for launch in 2016. The chip could theoretically offer some advantages over the older Kaveri, but does AMD have something else up its sleeve?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/219303-with-zen-delayed-amd-could-tap-carrizo-for-2016-desktop-hardware

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Report: Google to merge Android and Chrome OS in 2017

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Google plans to merge its Chrome operating system currently used in notebook and desktop computers into its Android operating system used in smartphones and tablets, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/217222-report-google-to-merge-android-and-chrome-os-in-2017

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