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AMD laptops have a hidden 10-second performance delay. Here’s why

Enlarge / When it’s on battery, your new Ryzen 4000 series laptop doesn’t deliver its true performance until about 10 seconds into a full-throttle workload. Aurich Lawson / AMD In an embargoed presentation Friday morning, Intel’s Chief Performance Strategist Ryan Shrout walked a group of tech journalists through a presentation aimed at taking AMD’s Zen […]

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NHS finds VR training boosts coronavirus frontline worker performance

Virtual reality showed great potential for medical training well before the coronavirus pandemic, letting surgeons practice on digital patients while students experimented in virtual labs. As hospitals across the world rushed nurses and doctors into the fight against COVID-19, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) invited VR training company Virti to join its innovation […]

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Intel Rocket Lake-S to use hybrid chiplet architecture for 25% performance boost

Intel’s new Xe graphics architecture may soon arrive as an integrated desktop graphics solution for its upcoming Rocket Lake-S processor. With Rocket Lake-S rumored to launch later this year, barring any development or production delays caused by current uncertainties surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, we could see Intel’s integrated Gen 12 graphics, which are based […]

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Chrome 77 arrives with new performance metrics, form capabilities, and Origin Trials

Google today launched Chrome 77 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The release includes new performance metrics, form capabilities, and Origin Trials. You can update to the latest version now using Chrome’s built-in updater or download it directly from google.com/chrome. With over 1 billion users, Chrome is both a browser and a major platform […]

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Intel’s latest 8th-gen mobile processors improve battery life and performance

AFP/Getty Images At IFA 2018, Intel announced additions to its 8th-Generation processor lineup with a focus on mobile performance and enhanced connectivity. The 8th-generation additions include the U-series, which was formerly known as Whiskey Lake, and Y-Series, formerly known as Amber Lake. Intel claims that these chipsets are optimized for mobile form factors, including laptops […]