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Intel Launches Its First Crop Of Quad-Core Ivy Bridge Processors

Intel Launches Its First Crop Of Quad-Core Ivy Bridge Processors

This will be the chip that features in your next Mac.

Just as expected, Intel launched its first crop of quad-core Ivy Bridge processors today. This is the chip that will replace the company’s Sandy Bridge CPUs in Apple’s next-generation of Macs. They’re the world’s first processors to use a 22-nanometer manufacturing process and feature Intel’s “Tri-Gate” 3D transistor technology.

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Apple Will Ramp Up Production Of Next-Gen MacBook Pros in April [Report]

Apple Will Ramp Up Production Of Next-Gen MacBook Pros in April [Report]

Apple's next-generation of MacBook Pros are expected to be thinner and lighter just like the MacBook Air.

Apple is set to begin mass producing its next-generation MacBook Pros next month, according to sources in its supply chain — just in time to receive Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge processors. The 15-inch model will be first to hit the production line in April, with the 13-inch model, which is claimed to be the most popular, following in June.

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Early Benchmark Tests For New iPad Confirm 1GB Of RAM, Same 1GHz Processor Speed

Early Benchmark Tests For New iPad Confirm 1GB Of RAM, Same 1GHz Processor Speed

Apple's new iPad has double the RAM of its predecessor.

Early benchmark tests conducted on Apple’s new iPad have confirmed that the third-generation tablet is the first iOS device to get 1GB of RAM, double the amount packed into its predecessor. Its new A5X processor, however, clocks in at the same speed as the A5 chip.

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Apple’s New A5X Processor May Not Be Suitable For The iPhone [Report]

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Apple introduced its new A5X processor in the third-generation iPad yesterday, and based on the company’s previous moves, we’re expecting the chip to appear in its next iPhone. However, that may not be the case. According to analysts, the chip requires too much power to be used in the iPhone, and Apple will need to create a more power-efficient chip with a new manufacturing process for its next smartphone.

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NVIDIA Will Perform Its Own Benchmarks On A5X CPU After Apple Claims It Outperforms Tegra 3 Chip

NVIDIA Will Perform Its Own Benchmarks On A5X CPU After Apple Claims It Outperforms Tegra 3 Chip

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During Apple’s iPad keynote yesterday, Phil Schiller, its senior vice president of worldwide marketing, claimed the tablet’s new A5X processor offers 4X the graphics performance of NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip.

NVIDIA says that while it was “certainly flattering” to be called out by the Cupertino company, it will be performing its own benchmarks on the new iPad to see if Apple’s claims are really accurate.

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iOS Hacker Confirms iPad 3 Will Get 1GB Of RAM

iOS Hacker Confirms iPad 3 Will Get 1GB Of RAM

We’re now just hours away from Apple’s iPad 3 — or iPad HD — unveiling, which looks set to become the Cupertino company’s first iOS device to boast 1GB of RAM. Chronic, the iOS hacker behind the Chronic Dev Team, has confirmed that Apple’s third-generation tablet will get double the RAM of its predecessor.

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Apple’s MacBook Air Nearly Shipped With An AMD Processor In 2011 [Report]

Apple’s MacBook Air Nearly Shipped With An AMD Processor In 2011 [Report]

Apple updated its hugely popular MacBook Air last year to introduce Intel’s Core i5 and Core i7 processors. But the Cupertino company very nearly shipped the ultraportable with an AMD chip instead. An employee for AMD has confirmed that it was very close to striking a deal with Apple, but AMD’s poor production yields meant that Intel was a better option.

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iPad 3 Logic Board With “A5X” Processor Suggests We Won’t See Quad-Core A6 Chip Next Month [Image]

iPad 3 Logic Board With “A5X” Processor Suggests We Won’t See Quad-Core A6 Chip Next Month [Image]

A photograph of what is believed to be an iPad 3 logic board with an unreleased Apple “A5X” processor has appeared within a forum post on Chinese site WeiPhone. If the component is genuine, it suggests Apple’s next tablet may not ship with that quad-core A6 processor after all.

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Another iPad 3 Rear Panel Reveals New Camera, Slightly Modified Design

Another iPad 3 Rear Panel Reveals New Camera, Slightly Modified Design

Yet another rear panel for Apple’s iPad 3 has surfaced, refueling rumors that claim the third-generation tablet will feature a new camera and a slightly modified design to accommodate its new components.

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New Mac Pro With Ivy Bridge Processor And NVIDIA Kepler GPU Coming Soon [Rumor]

New Mac Pro With Ivy Bridge Processor And NVIDIA Kepler GPU Coming Soon [Rumor]

It’s been so long since Apple refreshed the Mac Pro that a number of reports have speculated the machine is set to be killed off. But it’s still available from the Apple store, and according to a new report, it’s going nowhere. In fact, it’ll soon to get a refresh that will introduce Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor and the new Kepler GPU from NVIDIA.

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