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AMD’s Zen Core Is Ready to Roll

At the end of AMD’s main presentation at E3, we finally got to see its seventhgeneration processor in action, as one of its engineers played Doom for the crowd. AMD’s new Zen architecture core is the company’s most important release for years.

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Microsoft buys Linkedin

In a deal that has surprised many, Microsoft has bought LinkedIn for the princely sum of $26.2 billion, which equates to $196 a share, a full 50 percent premium on the share price at the time of the announcement.

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VR goes 4K

VR is on a roll. Sony’s $399 PlayStation 4 VR headset is due mid-October. It will work with all PlayStation 4s, and 50 games will offer support by the end of 2016. It runs at 120fps and 120Hz. More importantly, Sony has the VR-friendly high-res PlayStation Neo in the pipeline.

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New Generation of Cortex Chips

Inside almost every decent smartphone is an ARM processor; it has an enviable grip on the market. ARM doesn’t produce any silicon itself, but licenses its designs to plenty of big players. The company has just announced a major upgrade, too, with the release of the Cortex A72.

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MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G

Let’s face facts: The GTX 970, despite its shortcomings, was by far the best card to buy last generation. The GTX 980 Ti may have been more powerful, and the GTX 950 an incredible entry point, but if you were looking for the best possible bang for buck, as far as frame rate performance at 1080p was concerned, the 970 was where it was at. The 1070, then, its Pascal 16nm successor, has a lot to live up to.

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