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Latest Windows 10 Insider update may have enabled Intel's Speed Shift technology

Latest Windows 10 Insider update may have enabled Intel's Speed Shift technology

If you are running a new Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, or any new PC using Intel's 6th generation Skylake processor, you are in for a small treat. These new processors bring a revamp to Intel's Speed Step technology now called Speed Shift. This technology is not enabled right now in Windows 10,...
The 'PC Does What?!' campaign officially begins October 19

The 'PC Does What?!' campaign officially begins October 19

As promised, Microsoft, Intel, HP, Dell and Lenovo officially announced their new "PC Does What?!" marketing campaign to help boost new PC hardware sales during the holiday sales period. This is the first time that these five companies have teamed up for a joint marketing and advertising...
Watch the livestream of the 'PC Does Whaaat?!' marketing launch at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Watch the livestream of the 'PC Does Whaaat?!' marketing launch at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Microsoft has now confirmed plans to launch a major new marketing campaign to help boost consumer PC sales. The company's official OEM Twitter account has revealed a livestream event that will kick off the campaign, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT) The announcement was...
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Microsoft reportedly teaming up with others for major PC hardware ad campaign

Microsoft might be teaming up with many of its third-party partners to launch a big advertising and marketing campaign designed to help boost PC sales. The campaign will reportedly launch on Thursday with the slogan "PC Does What?". According to Re/code, Microsoft's partners in the TV, print...

Microsoft acquires in-game physics developer Havok from Intel

Microsoft has announced a new deal that will allow the company to acquire Havok, the well-known game tool creator, from Intel. Havok has created a set of tools and applications that allow game developers to add realistic in-game physics models inside their games. Microsoft stated it will...
Intel Skylake

Intel 6th-Gen Core 'Skylake' processors officially introduced and optimized for Windows 10

It's been a long time coming for Intel, but the chip maker has finally and officially introduced its new family of 6th Generation Core processors. After previously revealing the unlocked Intel Core i7-6700K and Intel Core i5-6600K desktop processors for hardcore PC gamers at Gamescom in August,...
Intel Skylake

Intel's Skylake processor generation detailed with improved performance

Intel has shared details of the company's next-generation processor line, codenamed Skylake. Numerous new features have been covered, including improved performance and graphics, advanced power savings, support for more than a single 4K monitor, and more. Skylake will introduce a new feature...
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Intel's new tech could let Windows 10 owners use their voice to wake up a PC

A future Windows 10 PC with an Intel processor might be able to let its owner wake it up from a low power state just by saying, "Hey Cortana". That's the premise behind Intel's "Wake-on-voice" that was demoed today at the company's annual Intel Developer Forum. Pocket-lint reports that the...
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Razer's Intel RealSense 3D camera could track player motion in games

Intel's RealSense technology, which supports Windows Hello sign-in features in Windows 10, will be used by noted game accessory and PC maker Razer inside its upcoming 3D camera. Engadget reports that Intel revealed Razer's camera as part of its Intel Developer Forum keynote address. Details...
Intel 6th-gen CPU

Intel launches 6th-gen i5 and i7 processors, built specifically for gaming

Now that Windows 10 is out the door, Intel has followed up the PC announcements with the launch of two new processors. The latest i7 and i5 chips are from the company's 6th-generation family, codenamed Skylake. The new processors have been specifically designed and manufactured for gamers and...
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DirectX 12 in Windows 10 is not yet supported on NVIDIA's older Fermi GPUs

Microsoft's launch of Windows 10 means that DirectX 12, the next generation of its 3D graphics APIs for PC games, is also officially available. However, graphics chip maker NVIDIA has revealed that the drivers for its older Fermi-based GPUs still do not support DirectX 12. Previously NVIDIA...
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Intel and Micron's 3D XPoint memory tech is up to 1,000 times faster than NAND

Intel wants to make your next PC perform a lot faster. It has teamed up with Micron to reveal 3D XPoint, a new memory and storage technology that the companies claim performs up to 1,000 times faster than traditional NAND flash memory solutions. Intel says: "The innovative, transistor-...