Leaked Intel Slide Reveals Coffee Lake CPU Lineup

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A leaked slide points to significant performance uplifts between Kaby Lake and the upcoming Coffee Lake. These new chips could prove potent competitors to AMD’s Ryzen family.

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Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It’s Not Intel’s Best Gaming CPU

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While the overall performance level of the new CPUs looks fairly solid, there’s one important thing to keep in mind for gaming.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/251226-intels-skylake-x-platform-packs-punch-not-intels-best-gaming-cpu?source=Computing

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Elon Musk says artificial intelligence will beat humans at 'everything' by 2030

The performance of humans’ puny brains will be outmatched by computers within just 13 years, billionaire Elon Musk has claimed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/07/elon-musk-says-artificial-intelligence-will-beat-humans-at-everything-by-2030.html

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Apple’s Metal 2 API Adds External GPU, VR Support to macOS

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Apple is finally working to offer better GPU performance to its customers, and hopping on the VR bandwagon as well.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250484-apple-will-support-vr-new-metal-2-api-adds-external-gpu-support-high-sierra-macos?source=Computing

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Nvidia-powered Max-Q Laptops Target Thin and Light Gaming

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By optimizing performance, Max-Q can make gaming laptops with a desktop-class GTX 1080 almost as thin as a standard ultraportable notebook.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250076-nvidia-powered-max-q-gaming-laptops-will-thinner-powerful?source=Computing

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Hands On With the Synology DS1517+ NAS: Affordable 10Gbps

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Storage for small offices has been a tradeoff between network-accessible and high performance. Now that there are relatively inexpensive 10 Gigabit options available, its possible to have both.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249245-hands-synology-ds1517-affordable-10gbps-soho?source=Computing

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AMD Suffers its Worst Stock Drop in Over a Decade, Despite Revenue Gains

AMD just posted huge quarterly gains, particularly relative to its performance a year ago — so why did investors hammer its stock with the worst drop in over a decade? We explore the particulars.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248723-amd-suffers-worst-stock-drop-decade-investors-punish-company?source=Computing

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Intel Optane Review Roundup: Next-Generation Memory Standard Earns Lukewarm Reception

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Intel’s new Optane drives, based on 3DXPoint memory, are finally available, but the consumer performance may not be quite what enthusiasts had hoped.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248226-intel-optane-review-round-intels-next-generation-memory-standard-earns-lukewarm-reception?source=Computing

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CallidusCloud Steps Up Call Center SPM Game


CallidusCloud on Thursday launched ServiceMotivate, a call center sales performance management, or SPM, solution. ServiceMotivate is tightly integrated with Salesforce to track and reward call center agents based on key performance indicators of their service center, such as quick issue resolution and case closure rates, data quality improvements and customer satisfaction. “Early deployments of the new product have shown considerable increases in agent confidence and satisfaction,” noted Jon Shalowitz, general manager at CallidusCloud CX.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84350.html?rss=1

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Graphene-coated copper could dramatically boost future CPU performance

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New research into a copper-graphene interconnect design could dramatically boost performance and cut waste heat.

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The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor

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Intel’s new Hyper-Threading equipped Pentiums offer excellent performance for very little money. AMD’s Ryzen is coming soon, but if you’re an Intel-only enthusiast, these budget chips have a lot to offer — more than any of their predecessors did.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243948-adding-hyper-threading-pentium-g4560-turns-potent-budget-processor?source=Computing

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Now we know what Microsoft’s upcoming ‘Game Mode’ for Windows 10 will do

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We now know what Microsoft’s Game Mode does, at least in part. Performance impact estimates are extremely modest.

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Intel Core i7-7700K review: Kaby Lake debuts for desktop

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Intel’s new Kaby Lake CPU hits the market today, but is it a worthwhile upgrade? How much performance did Intel’s improved 14nm process yield? We review the core, explore these questions, and discuss our findings.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/241950-intels-core-i7-7700k-reviewed-kaby-lake-debuts-desktop?source=Computing

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New ‘App Class’ SD cards will offer guaranteed performance for mobile applications

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The SD Association has updated its guidelines for SD card performance, with a new “App Class” for SD cards that can use Android Marshmallow and Nougat’s “Adoptable Storage” option effectively.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240220-new-app-class-sd-cards-will-offer-guaranteed-performance-mobile-applications?source=Computing

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Nvidia absolutely crushes its quarterly earnings, has its first $2 billion quarter

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Nvidia announced its quarterly earnings this week, and the company’s performance was off-the-charts good. Huge gains in gaming, AI, automotive, and data center sales propelled Team Green to its strongest quarter ever, by multiple metrics.

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Surface Book review roundup: great GPU performance and battery life, but it doesn’t come cheap

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The new Surface Book scores big points for improved GPU performance and even better battery life, but older components, high prices, limited CPU improvements, and Microsoft’s decision not to sell the Performance Base separately from the primary system were all considered negatives by various reviewers.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/239209-new-surface-book-offers-great-gpu-performance-battery-life-features-dont-come-cheap?source=Computing

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Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

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The advent of cloud computing could restart system performance scaling — but that scaling won’t be delivered the way it used to be. Instead of continuously more-powerful devices, we may use relatively static hardware to connect to consistently more powerful cloud compute services.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236814-specialized-processors-might-reignite-performance-scaling-but-theyll-change-the-nature-of-computing-forever?source=Computing

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