Chromebook Demand Falling as COVID Vaccination Increases

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread economic disruption and forced changes to the way many of us work and learn, but it’s been a boon for Chromebook sales. A new report from TrendForce suggests the good times are coming to an end for those Google-powered laptops. Windows demand should be…

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AMD, MediaTek Rumored to Be Considering Joint Venture

Chalk one up in the “Interesting if true” column. There are reports that MediaTek and AMD might form a joint venture combining 5G technology into future chipsets. As always, rumors like this should be taken with a grain of salt. The idea of an AMD-MediaTek partnership makes sense in some…

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Windows 11 Security Features Hit Game Performance

Microsoft has officially released Windows 11, not that you probably have it on your system yet. Unlike past years, Microsoft isn’t giving everyone the option of installing Windows 11 right away, but anyone buying prebuilt from this point forward is likely to encounter it. If you’re going to use that…

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AMD’s Older RDNA GPUs Benefit From Smart Access Memory Support

When AMD announced it had added Smart Access Memory support to its older RDNA GPUs, we weren’t sure how much benefit gamers could expect to get out of the feature. RDNA and RDNA2 are quite similar, microarchitecturally speaking, but there are some significant differences in memory latency, cache design, and…

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