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Hot Chips has gone virtual this year! Lots of talks on lots of products, including Tiger Lake, Xe, POWER10, Xbox Series X, TPUv3, and a special Raja Koduri Keynote. Stay tuned at AnandTech for our live blogs as we commentate on each talk.

Microsoft Opens Pre-Orders for Surface Duo - US Only

Late last year in October, Microsoft had announced the Surface Duo, the company’s first ever Android device and first-party smartphone (if you can call it that) release in years...

68 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/12/2020

OpenXR Update: First Approved Runtimes Now Available, OpenXR Coming to Minecraft

Among the many technologies to come under the purview of the Khronos consortium have been augmented reality and virtual reality. Looking to fulfill the group’s mandate to develop open...

16 by Ryan Smith on 7/28/2020

Storage Matters: Why Xbox and Playstation SSDs Usher In A New Era of Gaming

A new generation of gaming consoles is due to hit the market later this year, and the hype cycle for the Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 has been...

197 by Billy Tallis on 6/12/2020

The Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-Inch) Review: A Refreshing Dip Into Ice Lake

The PC industry has introduced some remarkably exciting designs over the last five years or so. Some of those designs, such as the thin-bezel laptop, have been adopted by...

123 by Brett Howse on 6/3/2020

Microsoft Springs A Surface Refresh: Surface Book 3 And Surface Go 2 Plus Accessories

This morning Microsoft is announcing a refresh on a couple more of their Surface products that did not get updated back in October. The Surface Book 3 and Surface...

43 by Brett Howse on 5/6/2020

Microsoft Unveils DirectX 12 Ultimate: The GPU Feature Set For the Next Generation of Games

While the 2020 Game Developers Conference has been postponed, that thankfully doesn’t mean everything gaming-related for this spring has been postponed as well. As the saying goes, the show...

53 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2020

Microsoft Now Offers Azure NVv4 Virtual Machines with AMD EPYC & Radeon Instinct

AMD’s 2nd Generation EPYC processors have gained a strong recognition among cloud computing companies, and today numerous instances are powered by AMD’s latest server CPUs. By contrast, however, the...

19 by Anton Shilov on 3/18/2020

Microsoft Drops More Xbox Series X Tech Specs: Zen 2 + RDNA 2, 12 TFLOPs GPU, HDMI 2.1, & a Custom SSD

For the past several months both Microsoft and Sony have been slowly but steadily trickling out additional details about their forthcoming gaming consoles. And now this morning we’re getting...

74 by Ryan Smith on 2/24/2020

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Showdown: AMD's Ryzen Picasso vs. Intel's Ice Lake

Occasionally the stars align. It is very rare in the laptop space that we're able to test two devices, with two very different CPU platforms, with the fewest number...

174 by Brett Howse & Andrei Frumusanu on 12/13/2019

Microsoft Announces Xbox Series X: Available Holiday 2020

Microsoft this evening has finally given their long-awaited next generation gaming console a name, announcing the Xbox Series X. The device, formerly known as Project Scarlett, is said to...

81 by Ryan Smith on 12/12/2019

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft this week has finally retired Windows 10 mobile, ending support for its smartphone OS. However, in a quirk of differing lifecycle policies, the software giant will continue to...

19 by Anton Shilov on 12/11/2019

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Day 3 Live Blog: ACPC and XR

The annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit is in its final day, and the main focal points for discussion are the Windows on Snapdragon-based Always Connected PCs, with updates to...

21 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/5/2019

Best Laptops: Holiday 2019

It's time for our holiday look at the laptop market. After years of waiting, Intel has finally launched its latest 10th generation Core processors based on the long-anticipated 10nm...

18 by Brett Howse on 11/22/2019

Lenovo: Foldable ThinkPad X1 to Launch in 2020

At Canalys Channels Forum last week, Lenovo finally revealed launch timeframe for its foldable ThinkPad X1 hybrid notebook that was first revealed in May. The company says that the...

9 by Anton Shilov on 10/21/2019

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15-Inch) Review: AMD Ryzen Surface Edition

This year at Microsoft’s somewhat annual Surface update event, Microsoft surprised everyone by not only announcing a newer and larger Surface Laptop 3, bumping the screen size from 13.5-inches...

91 by Brett Howse on 10/21/2019

Already Working on 2nd Gen: AMD’s Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition and what Semi-Custom Means

One of the key takeaways from Microsoft’s launch this week was that the company was spreading its wings with devices made by all three major SoC vendors: Intel, AMD...

73 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/4/2019

Microsoft Announces Surface Laptop 3 Family: Now Including 15-Inch Models & Custom AMD Ryzen APUs

Kicking off the holiday quarter for Microsoft, today the company held its annual Surface press event, where the company announced a slate of new laptops, tablets, & 2-in-1s for...

88 by Ryan Smith on 10/2/2019

Microsoft Announces Surface Duo - An Android Dual-Screen Device

Today at Microsoft’s Surface event in New York, alongside new laptops and various other Surface devices, we saw the company announce a new kind of device; the new “Surface...

59 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/2/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Microsoft Hololens 2.0 Silicon

The final presentation of Hot Chips 31 is from Microsoft, who will be lifting the lid of the silicon behind its HoloLens 2.0 product.

8 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

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