Remember Larry, the guy with the crusty old PC? Well, we're determined to get this fictitious character up to speed with a new system, one piece at a time. Yesterday he picked out an affordable processor, and today he's going to be even more stoked by the top deal -- its' for an Antec Three Hundred Mid Tower Case for $35 with free shipping (normally $55 - use coupon coude: [EMCPGWF36]). That's a pittance to pay for a name brand chassis. This one has a bottom-mounted 2.5-inch drive bay, six 3.5-inch drive bays, three 5.25-inch bays, a washable air filter, CPU cutout, and several other amenities.
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Poor Larry, his computer is so old, it needs a stamp to send email. He's always the last to join your raids because it takes him half a day just to boot, but he marches crawls on, totally unaware that PC part prices have come down significantly when he first built his rig. End Larry's ignorance and his suffering by directing him to today's top deal for an AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera processor for $170 with free shipping (normally $200 - use coupon code: [EMCPGWB22]). This chip brings 8 cores clocked at 4GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) to the CPU party, along with 8MB of L3 cache and an unlocked multiplier.
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AMD can talk about the benefits of its Mantle API until it's blue in the face, but what gamers really want to know is how the numbers work out once all the dust settles. To address those folks, the Sunnyvale chip designer sent us a handful of examples of performance boosts today's upcoming Mantle patch for Thief will bring to gamers, based on AMD's own internal testing. Let's have a look.
AMD made some big claims in regards to its Mantle API, which were finally put to the test when support was rolled out for Battlefield 4. Now it's the Thief reboot that will get the Mantle makeover courtesy of a new patch Eidos is reportedly planning to launch tomorrow. In addition to adding support for Mantle, Thief will become to first game feature AMD's TrueAudio technology.
Do you find yourself always losing your car keys? Are you starting to forget things, like important dates and mental shopping lists? It's too bad we can't pop open our brain containers and add more memory like we can with our PCs. Speaking of which, today's top deal is for...we forgot. Oh wait, it's for a 16GB (2x8GB) kit of G.Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3-1600 Desktop Memory for $136 with free shipping (normally $160 - use coupon code: [EMCPGWF24]). It won't improve YOUR memory, but it could breathe new life into your RAM-deprived PC. This high frequency kit boasts 9-9-9-9 timings and Intel XMP support.
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The first AM1-socket based SoC motherboards from Asus
AMD said there were several planned motherboard releases based on its recently announced AM1 platform, and true to form, they're starting to trickle out. Some of the first are from Asus, which just announced the AM1M-A and AM1I-A, a pair of small form factor (SFF) motherboards built to take advantage of AMD's AM1-socketed System-on-Chip (SoC) Athlon and Sempron series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs).
Like it or not, the end is near for Windows XP. Microsoft will yank support for the legacy OS next month, and if you're a last minute holdout, it's nigh time to start thinking about which OS you want to use next. Not feeling Windows 8? If that's the case, you might be interested in today's top deal for Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (OEM) for $85 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCPGPF43]. It's not the latest version of Windows, but hey, it has a Start menu.
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It's on like Donkey Kong between AMD and Intel in the low-cost computing space. In the blue corner is Intel with its Bay Trail platform, and in the green corner is AMD, which just introduced its AM1 platform featuring a socketed quad-core or dual-core Kabini SoC. Put another way, take a Kabini APU and combine it with a socketed FS1b motherboard with a pin-grid-array (PGA) and you have the AM1 platform.
Have you finally had your fill of Flappy Bird? Good, not put down the tablet and return to the world of power computing. We've missed you. Truly. Unfortunately, while you were preoccupied tapping away at your tablet trying to earn a high score, a band of thieves came into your home and stole everything you owned, even the couch you were sitting on, which you didn't notice because Flappy Bird has that kind of effect of people. They also took your PC - drats! It's time to rebuild your belongings, and where else should you start other than your PC? Yeah, we couldn't think of a better place either. Want to go AMD this time around? Then direct click through to today's top deal for an AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera for $190 with free shipping (normally $200 - use coupon code: [EMCPHHB22]. This 8-core chip flies along at 4GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) and has 8MB of L3 cache.
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AMD looks to increase its presence in the tablet market
It's not just Intel that wants to twist some tablet market share out of ARM's grip. AMD sees an opportunity to generate additional revenue as well. The Sunnyvale chip designer is currently showing off a reference tablet built around its 28nm Mullins chip, which is a quad-core part clocked at 1.2GHz. It's also running a 64-bit operating system -- Windows 8.1 with performance described as being "quite good."