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AMD Readies Ryzen 7 1800X and 1700X Packages with Wraith Max Coolers
AMD launched the retail versions of its flagship Ryzen 7 1800X and second-best Ryzen 7 1700X processors in WOF (without fan-heatsink) boxed packages, similar to how Intel sells unlocked "K" and "X" series processors, such as the Core i5-7600K and Core i7-7700K.
March 23, 2017
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Arctic announces the Freezer 33 Series CPU Coolers
ARCTIC announces its new Freezer 33 Series. the high-performance semi passive CPU coolers Freezer 33, Freezer 33 CO and Freezer 33 Plus are the successor models of the Freezer 32 series. they are equipped with PWM controlled 120 mm cooling fans and offset heat pipes to ensure optimal heat dissipation.
March 8, 2017
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Arctic's Freezer 33, 33 Plus, 33 CO all Have Zero-RPM Fan Modes
Arctic announced three new CPU coolers that all have a zero-RPM fan mode for semi-passive operation.
March 8, 2017
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Arctic Freezer i32 Cooler Review
Everyone has a perspective on value, yet manufacturers and marketing teams don't always seem to get the word on pricing from the street. Arctic launched its $50 MSRP slim tower cooler to compete against models quoted up to around $75.
April 13, 2017
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Cooler Master: Master Series Liquid Coolers, Fans and Thermal Gel
The Cooler Master: Master Series products have been announced by the company. These include liquid coolers, fans and thermal compound. we are going to take a look at these products here.
July 12, 2016
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CRYORIG Readies Full AM4 Line Up and Free Upgrade Kit
With the much-anticipated release of the AMD Ryzen CRYORIG prepares to launch a full line of AMD Ryzen dedicated coolers as well as simple upgrade kits for existing AMD compatible CRYORIG cooling products. Beginning from Type a to Type D, there will be a total of 4 different AM4 upgrade kits depending on the corresponding CRYORIG product. Natively supporting Ryzen dedicated version models will begin to release later in Q2 2017 and will consist of the full CRYORIG cooling portfolio.
March 7, 2017
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De-Lidding and Overclocking Core i7-7700K with Water and LN2
We're testing Kaby Lake's maximum frequency at various core voltages, the influence of de-lidding, and even applying a bit of liquid nitrogen. Get ready to learn more about overclocking Intel's latest architecture with a bunch of Core i7-7700K CPUs.
March 19, 2017
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DeepCool announces the Gammaxx 400 Blue CPU Cooler with AM4 Support
DeepCool today updated its Gammaxx 400 cooler with AMD socket AM4 support. the new Gammaxx 400 Blue is practically identical to the original DeepCool launched way back in 2012, but now comes with retention modules for socket AM4 motherboards.
April 19, 2017
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EK releases EK-FB ASUS Z270E Strix RGB Monoblock for ASUS Z270 Motherboards
EK Water Blocks, the world leading premium liquid cooling manufacturer, is proud to release a monoblock liquid cooling solution for several ASUS Z270 motherboards. EK-FB ASUS Z270E Strix RGB Monoblock is compatible with ASUS Aura Sync, thus offering a full lighting customization experience!
March 14, 2017
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EK Water Blocks announces GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Full Coverage Blocks
EK Water Blocks, Slovenia-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing EK-FC1080 GTX Ti water blocks that are compatible with multiple Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti based graphics cards. Customers will be able to transform their GPU into a stunningly beautiful single slot graphics card and the block will allow reaching higher boost clocks, thus providing more performance during gaming or other GPU intense tasks.
April 5, 2017
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EK Water Blocks releases Monoblock for ASUS Maximus IX Apex
EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer is releasing a new monoblock for the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX APEX hardcore overclocking motherboard. the ROG MAXIMUS IX APEX motherboard features two EPS 12V 8PIN ATX power plugs which mean serious overclocking potential, so the EK-FB ASUS M9A Monoblock is up to the task of cooling that powerful VRM.
April 26, 2017
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EK Water Blocks' MSI Z270 Monoblock is Mystical
EK Water Blocks launched a new Monoblock for MSI's Z270 Gaming motherboards with built-in Mystic Light Sync RGB lighting.
March 10, 2017
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Fractal Design announces Free AM4 Upgrade Kits for its Kelvin Series Coolers
Fractal Design has announced the immediate availability of free AM4 upgrade kits to Kelvin series customers ensuring that owners wanting to upgrade to the latest AMD line of processors will be able to continue to use their multi award-winning all in One Water Cooling unit.
March 3, 2017
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Guide to PC Water cooling
Water cooling not only performs well, particularly with overclocking, but using custom systems allow PC builders to customize and personalize the design, look and functionality of the machine.
November 30, 2016
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Id-Cooling Icekimo 120 Compact Liquid CPU Cooler Review
Id-Cooling believes its inch-thick 120mm closed-loop cooler can handle a mildly overclocked six-core LGA 2011-v3 processor. But should it? we take a closer look!
January 17, 2017
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Kickstarted - Calyos NSG S0 Fanless Chassis with Phase Change Cooling
Kickstarted pieces of tech aren't usually covered here, but knowing the community, I'd say this is an interesting take on traditional cooling systems. I, for one, know how much I loathe the sound of spinning fans - but I think I'm in the majority here.
March 30, 2017
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Power your AMD Ryzen with Corsair DDR4, Hydro Cooler & PSU
CORSAIR today announced its extensive compatibility for the groundbreaking new range of AMD Ryzen processors and the AM4 platform. with a completely new CPU architecture, chipset and CPU socket, AMD Ryzen demands the latest in performance PC hardware. with a wide range of compatible DDR4 memory, liquid CPU coolers and PSUs, CORSAIR has everything enthusiasts need to make AMD Ryzen CPUs run to the full extent of their abilities.
March 3, 2017
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The 15 new AMD Ryzen 7 CPU Coolers Revealed
The 15 new AMD Ryzen 7 CPU Coolers Revealed, the new AMD Wraith Coolers
March 1, 2017
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NZXT announces Its Aer Series F of Cooling Fans
"Continuing to deliver increased performance for PC gamers and builders everywhere, NZXT today announces the newest member of its Aer family of fans with Aer F. Designed to maximize airflow, Aer F is engineered to move air efficiently, letting even the most powerful systems breath with ease.
March 7, 2017
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NZXT releases new Mounting Kit to Support Easier Liquid Cooling
While not necessary for everyone, liquid cooling is definitely a great feature on graphics cards. some newer cards have liquid cooling built into them, but you can add one yourself using products such as NZXT's Kraken G12.
April 13, 2017
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Nvidia announces the Jetson TX2 IoT System
Nvidia today unveiled the Nvidia Jetson TX2, a credit card-sized platform that delivers AI computing at the edge -- opening the door to powerfully intelligent factory robots, commercial drones and smart cameras for AI cities. Jetson TX2 offers twice the performance of its predecessor, or it can run at more than twice the power efficiency, while drawing less than 7.5 watts of power.
March 8, 2017
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Nvidia announces the Jetson TX2, an Embedded AI Chip
Nvidia announced today that it will soon start shipping the Jetson TX2, an embeeded AI chip for use in IoT devices. the new chip is aimed at manufacturers of small devices that don't need cloud-based AI or would prefer a lower power draw while keeping some basic artificial intelligence.
March 8, 2017
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Scythe Intros Mugen 5 Rev. B with AM4 Support
Scythe today introduced a revision of its Mugen 5 tower-type CPU cooler, which adds support for the new AMD socket AM4. the new Mugen 5 Rev. B includes a mounting kit for AM4 motherboards that lets AMD Ryzen processor users take advantage of Scythe's premium air cooler. the company could be working on similar revisions of its other coolers, which include the AM4 mounting kit. the company recently announced standalone mounting kits for AM4.
April 17, 2017
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Thermaltake Intros the Pacific V-GTX 1080Ti Full-coverage Water Block
Thermaltake today introduced the Pacific V-GTX 1080Ti (model: CL-W183-CU00TR-A), a full-coverage water block designed for reference-design NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. Although not mentioned in its specs-sheet, the block could also work on TITAN X Pascal and TITAN Xp graphics cards, which use the same PCB.
April 27, 2017
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Misc. - Numbers

3 things to know about Softbank's plan to acquire ARM
It won't affect the iPhone, but it'll speed up technology development and lead to cheaper chips.
July 18, 2016
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10 Series Mobile GPUs Coming Out this Month; 1080M, 1070M, 1060M
We have been hearing a lot of rumors about the Nvidia 10 series mobile GPUs for gaming laptops coming out soon and now it seems that the wait is short lived. Nvidia will be launching the 10 series mobile GPUs on August 17-21. These new mobile GPUs will replace the previous GTX 900 series mobile GPUs which we find in laptops today. the new series also includes the GTX 1080 Mobile GPUs.
August 05, 2016
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10 things you need to know about Intel's crazy 10-core Broadwell-E CPU
Intel's new Broadwell-E family pushes the envelope in both performance and pricing.
May 31, 2016
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12 things Kaby Lake-based PCs will offer
Amazingly thin PCs with the Intel chip will get 4K video, VR capabilities and longer battery life
January 3, 2017
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12 things you'll get in PCs with Intel's new Kaby Lake chips
Amazingly thin PCs with Kaby Lake will get 4K video, VR capabilities, and longer battery life.
January 3, 2017
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24 Core Intel Broadwell-EX 1.4 Times Better Than Power8
The new Intel Broadwell-EX family processors were launched recently including the Xeon E7-8800/4800. this generation of processors has 24 cores while the previous generation had a maximum of 18 cores.
June 8, 2016
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$499 Flagship AMD SR7 CPU Beats $999 High End Intel Core i7-5960X
The Zen based AMD SR7 CPU is going to be the latest and greatest from the red team and reports are coming in that it beats the high-end Intel Core i7-5960X. the eight-core AMD SR7 CPU is rumored to be priced at $499. If these reports are true then you will be getting better performance in half the price.
November 28, 2016
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Misc. - A

A beginner's guide to start that Ryzen build you were planning
AMD's new CPU is ready, are you?
April 14, 2017
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A closer look at Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 flagship mobile processor
Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 835 last year, but at the time it did not reveal much about what's new in its latest flagship mobile processor. Today, right before CES 2017 officially kicks off, the US chip maker is giving us more information about improvements it introduces.
January 4, 2017
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A reprieve for Moore's law: milspec chip writes computing's next chapter
Raytheon's work on gallium nitride semiconductors could have a reach beyond radars.
June 9, 2016
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A smaller version of Raspberry Pi 3 is coming soon
Raspberry Pi's new Compute Module will have similar circuitry to that of Raspberry Pi 3, and go on sale in a few months
July 14, 2016
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Accelerating Foundry Innovation for a Smart and Connected World
By 2020, just four years from now, we expect to see 50 billion connected devices generating more than two zettabytes of data traffic annually2. that dramatic growth means increasing opportunities for our foundry business, and, more important, for our customers and partners.
August 17, 2016
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Accenture wants to help businesses secure their blockchains
It has developed software to make it easier to lock away blockchain credentials in a hardware security module
February 8, 2017
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Adapteva's 1,024-core Epiphany V mega-chip packs serious wallop
Adapteva takes core wars between chips to new heights
October 5, 2016
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After conquering the iPhone, chip designer ARM chases supercomputers
ARM is graduating from mobile devices to high-performance computers with an upcoming CPU architecture
July 15, 2016
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After Ryzen, AMD has no immediate plan to purge its other PC chips
AMD is repackaging its existing chips, from FX to Sempron, for mid-to low-end PCs.
February 8, 2017
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After Ryzen, AMD has no immediate plan to purge other PC chips
AMD is repackaging its existing chips, from FX to Sempron, for mid-to low-end PCs
February 8, 2017
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All of Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs
Intel's Kaby Lake generation marks the company's abandonment of its famed tick-tock cadence. as expected, the launch finds us testing the latest and greatest top end chips in the Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K, i7-7700, i5-7600K, i5-7600 Review. Intel's Kaby Lake moves forward with refined 14nm+ transistors that provide a few hundred extra MHz of base and turbo clocks.
January 3, 2017
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An AMDGPU Branch for Security PSP / HDCP Support
There's an AMDGPU Linux branch in development for supporting HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) security and the PSP (Platform Security Processor).
December 20, 2016
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AMD 7th Gen APU Specs Leaked, 50% Faster than Kaveri
AMD is just a week away from unveiling its 7th generation APUs at the Computex 2016, but before that could happen the specs for these APUs have already been leaked out. These processors will be released in June along with AM4 motherboards, which will be the first to introduce Excavator on the mainstream desktop platform.
May 23, 2016
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AMD 16-core Ryzen a Multi-Chip Module of two "Summit Ridge" Dies
With core performance back to competitiveness, AMD is preparing to take on Intel in the HEDT "high-end desktop" segment with a new line of processors that are larger than its current socket AM4 "Summit Ridge," desktop processors, but smaller in core-count than its 32-core "Naples" enterprise processors.
March 28, 2017
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AMD A10-7800 Value Wars!
We as consumers live in a wonderful time. a time filled with excellent options at prices that are amazingly reasonable. Unfortunately, with so many options we can lose focus of what is actually important and get bogged down in minutia. Sometimes this means chasing half second improvements, sometimes it means chasing 'improvements' that will not matter a hill of beans.
August 17, 2016
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AMD announces Long Term Strategic Relationship with Bethesda
Building on the success made with Doom's implementation of Vulkan, and the overall through-the-roof performance levels for that title considering its graphical quality, AMD today announced a long term strategic partnership with Bethesda, a major game publisher ("The Elder Scrolls" series, "Doom," and "Dishonored," etc.)
February 28, 2017
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AMD announces that Vega and Naples will Arrive this Quarter
AMD has confirmed that two important pieces of hardware will be hitting the market this quarter. the company will be releasing their Naples server CPUs along with the long-awaited Vega graphics processors. the company gave the confirmation during a shareholders earnings call in which the company also reported strong revenues for the first quarter of 2017. However, they did not turn a profit.
May 2, 2017
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AMD Athlon X4 845 CPU Review
Earlier this February, AMD presented a press update for Q1 2016 highlighting the new processors, thermal solutions, motherboards, etc. to their desktop lineup. the first slide (seen below) shows these updates starting with 3 new processors -- two new APUs (A10-7860K, A6-7470k) and the Athlon X4 845 CPU.
May 31, 2016
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AMD Athlon X4 845 CPU Review
It's been a while since AMD introduced a new CPU core type on the desktop market, but today we have the privilege of testing the newest iteration out of AMD's workshop: Excavator. Excavator arrives in the form of the AMD Athlon X4 845: a curious CPU rated at 65 watts, yet bundled with a 95 watt cooler and in the FM2+ socket. Excavator cores have previously been restricted to the mobile market, with desktop users stuck with the older Piledriver cores.
June 10, 2016
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AMD Athlon X4 845 Review: Excavator digs AMD out from under Intel
There was a time (back in the days of overheating Pentium 4 processors) when the PC industry believed that AMD and its family of high-performance, high-value processors would replace Intel as principal manufacturer of CPUs. More than a decade later AMD has been largely eclipsed by the market successes of Intel and several generations of its Core-series processors
June 22, 2016
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AMD bundles Ashes of the Singularity with FX processors ahead of Ryzen's launch
AMD and Newegg's new promotion offers a free copy of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation with the purchase of AMD FX-series processors.
February 17, 2017
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AMD busts Ryzen performance myths, clearing Windows 10 from blame
Sorry, conspiracy theorists.
March 14, 2017
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AMD Claims it's Gaming Chips will be 25 Times More Energy Efficient by 2020
A new energy efficiency study from AMD reveals that its latest high performance gaming chips are about 3x more energy efficient per watt compared to previous generation products. the study follows the last month's report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) which shows that hardware makers can tweak a thing or two that could make computers way more efficient.
August 10, 2016
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AMD Community Update: BIOS Updates, Patches, Performance Improvements
Yesterday, we covered how Ryzen's performance has seen a needed lift-up through an upcoming update to Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation. Performance improvements of up to 30% do wonders in bringing up the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 1800X's performance up to speed with its svelter gaming enemy, the 4-core, 8-thread i/ 7700K. and through a community update, AMD has now shed some light on the ongoing crusade for adapting an entire ecosystem to its Ryzen line of processors architecture features. Case in point: BIOS updates and game patches,
March 31, 2017
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AMD Confident Ryzen Gaming Performance will Get Better
The new AMD Ryzen 7 processors exceeded our expectations for content creation and workstation applications, but did fall a little short when it came to 1080P video game performance in our review.
March 3, 2017
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AMD Confirms Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 Specs, RX 470 3DMark Scores Show 2.8x Perf/Watt Increase
AMD revealed the Radeon RX 480 at Computex 2016 a few weeks back, and now more recently at PC Gaming Show during E3 2016, showcased the more mainstream based offerings, the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460. the entire Radeon RX 400 Series will be comprised of these three graphics cards which are based on the company's next generation Polaris architecture.
June 16, 2016
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AMD Demonstrates Ryzen Performance at new Horizon Event, 95W TDP Confirmed
AMD held a live-streamed new Horizon event yesterday at the official public unveiling of the new Ryzen processors. the demonstrations included several CPU-intensive workloads, such as Blender and Handbrake, and 3D rendering tasks with the ZBrush and KeyShot applications. No enthusiast demonstration would be complete without gaming, so AMD also included Star Wars: Battlefront (Rogue One DLC), Dota 2, and Battlefield 1 demonstrations.
December 14, 2016
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AMD details Zen-based Naples server processors
After the successful launch of its new Ryzen processors last week, AMD has announced the first details of its upcoming Naples CPUs intended for servers and data centers.
March 9, 2017
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AMD does an Italian job on Intel, unveils 32-core, 64-thread 'Naples' CPU
Claims to be two times faster than Chipzilla's latest data centre processor
March 8, 2017
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AMD Increases Its Market Share on the back of Strong Ryzen Sales
There have been some reports that Intel's CPU division has gotten a sales decline of about $150 million, and that AMD has, conversely, seen its processor sales increase by around the same amount. this would seem to beget a straight, logic leap - that AMD was calling to itself sales that would have belonged to Intel. with Ryzen, AMD did make a great product that consumers are looking to buy, and if recent Passmark statistics are anything to go by, it would seem that yes, AMD achieved its sales increase on the back of Intel sales.
May 2, 2017
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AMD issues report on thread scheduling, gaming, Ryzen, and Windows 10
AMD's new Ryzen microprocessor has revitalized the company's CPU business and makes a credible play for the workstation, desktop, and (soon) the server markets. Its gaming performance, however, was initially concerning. at 1080p, the company's CPUs are well behind Intel, at least in certain titles.
March 14, 2017
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AMD Launches 7th-Gen Bristol Ridge APUs with Zen Compatible AM4 Socket
AMD has officially launched their 7th-generation A-series Bristol Ridge APUs. According to the company, both mainstream and gaming desktop PCs featuring these APUs will be available worldwide in the coming days. for a start, HP and Lenovo will be the first partners to offer Bristol Ridge-based desktops.
September 6, 2016
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AMD launches its Ryzen 5 chips starting at $169
After taking on the high end of the market with the release of its Ryzen 7 processors last month, AMD has today announced the launch of its more modest lineup of Ryzen 5 chips. and though they might be aimed squarely at mid-range PC builds, AMD's Ryzen 5 chips look to pack plenty of performance for the cost.
April 11, 2017
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AMD Naples server processor: More cores, bandwidth, memory than Intel
Two-socket server chip coming in second quarter.
March 7, 2017
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AMD Posts Ryzen Community Update; Power Patch Coming
AMD's relatively low performance in some games has led to a flurry of theories, with the most popular being that the Windows scheduler bears the blame. There have been widespread reports, based on a now-deleted tweet as far as we can gather, that Microsoft will issue an update to rectify a scheduling conflict. AMD released a community update that contradicts the theories.
March 14, 2017
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AMD preps for Ryzen 5's launch with a helpful AM4 motherboard update
Getting ready for Ryzen 5.
March 30, 2017
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AMD Previews "Naples" High-Performance Server Processor
AMD Previews "Naples" High-Performance Server Processor, Prepares to Return Innovation and Choice to the Datacenter in Q2 2017
March 7, 2017
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AMD Radeon Boss Teases HBM2-Powered Vega 10 GPU
AMD is set to launch the Radeon RX 480 on June 29th. Built using the 14nm FinFET process, the first Polaris based card is set to offer a significant performance per watt improvement over the last generation cards.
June 23, 2016
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AMD Radeon RX 460 Unlock Enables 12.5% Performance Gain
Good news for people who own an AMD Radeon RX 460, now you can gain even more out of you GPU with this AMD Radeon RX 460 unlock which has been found by der8auer.
December 13, 2016
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AMD Ready to Take on Intel Kaby Lake-S with Zen CPUs; First Shipments Coming in Q4 2016
During AMD's quarterly earnings call, CEO Lisa Su confirmed that the first shipments of their high end Zen CPUs will hit retail by the end of this year however, supplies will be limited until Q1 2017. this is when Zen will be available in full range to users planning to build off their new PCs with AMD's latest chip.
July 25, 2016
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AMD releases Balanced Power Plan for Windows; Optimized for Ryzen Processors
In another Community Update from Robert Hallock, some more developments on the platform have been announced, after the last one's commitment to upcoming updates. AMD has done good on their promise for an optimized power profile for Windows systems that better leverages Ryzen's design and features.AMD's SenseMI technology allows the processor to fine-tune voltages and frequency on-the-fly, with a much higher granularity and lower latency than any software-based solution - such as Windows 10's power plans.
April 7, 2017
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AMD releases new Information on Ryzen and Vega Launch In Quarterly Report
Both of these products will play a key role in determining AMD's future and represent a substantial technical leap. Ryzen, the upcoming desktop processor, is based on AMD's new architecture. the company hasn't released a product based on entirely new architecture in five years so this is a big launch. Ryzen will launch in March of this year and will first be made available to retailers before being sent to OEMs. the company has said that they hope to have plenty of product on the shelves so, if you're looking for one, you'll probably be able to find it.
February 3, 2017
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AMD Responds to Ryzen's Lower Than Expected 1080p Performance
The folks at PC Perspective have shared a statement from AMD in response to their question as to why AMD's Ryzen processors show lower than expected performance at 1080p resolution.
March 3, 2017
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AMD reveals another edge for Ryzen versus Intel's Skylake: It will be smaller
Oh, and it looks like there'll be a quad-core chip.
February 8, 2017
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AMD Ryzen -- Single-Rank Versus Dual-Rank DDR4 Memory Performance
After finishing up our DDR4 memory scaling article on an AMD Ryzen processor with an AMD X370 chipset powered board we were left wondering if memory performance and scaling was similar on different AMX X370 motherboards from different manufacturers.
March 23, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Processor Has 3.1 GHz Base Clock According to ASRock
ASRock has listed the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 processor (part number YD1200BBM4KAE) up on their CPU Support List and appears to have leaked out the base clock speeds for the first time. ASRock shows the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 processor being a 65W TDP part with 2MB of cache and a base clock frequency of 3.1 GHz. the CPU support page also shows that the ASRock AB350M-HDV motherboard already supports the Ryzen 3 1200 processor.
April 5, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Specifications Surface
Following its launch of the Ryzen 5 series performance-segment six-core and quad-core processors later this month, AMD could launch entry-level quad-core chips based on the 14 nm "Summit Ridge" silicon in the second half of 2017. this lineup will be called the Ryzen 3 series, and will occupy several sub-$150 price points.
April 5, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU Review Shows Up on YouTube!
The AMD Ryzen 5 series of CPUs is set to launch on April 11th, but that hasn't stopped an individual (Santiago Santiago.) on YouTube from posting a review on the $169 AMD Ryzen 5 1400 processor. the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 is the most affordable Ryzen 5 series processor at $169 and is a 4-core, 8-thread processor with a base clock of 3.2 GHz and a 3.4 GHz Turbo clock speed.
April 3, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 5 1500X and 1600X review - Introduction
We review Ryzen 5 in this article. AMD submitted two processor samples, the quad-core 1500X and six-core processor 1600X. the new processors will be close in relative performance compared to Intel's Core i5 series. AMD however is going in with one leg stretched as they offer that six-core part at 249 USD and the quad-core processor at 189 USD.
April 11, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Overclocked Benchmark Results at 4.2GHz
The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is the newest 4-core, 8-thread processor to come out and at $189.00 it might make for a compelling budget system build that won't break the bank. this AMD Ryzen 5 CPU is a 65W TDP part that has a base clock speed of 3.5GHz and can run all the way up to 3.9GHz thanks to AMD's eXtended Frequency Range (XFR) technology. this processor is priced nearly $160 less than the Intel Core i7-7700K ($345.51 shipped), so the AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs might be the budget processor to get right now.
April 14, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU Review Published
A couple days ago we told you about a YouTuber that published a review on an AMD Ryzen 5 series CPU, the Ryzen 5 1400. Today, a review of the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 processor has been published online by a Spanish language site called El Chapuzas. the site claims they are not under and embargo and can publish all the data that they want.
April 5, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6-Core CPU Benchmarks Look Impressive for $259 Part
This is the fastest 6-core processor in AMD's leaked Ryzen series lineup and it is likely to be a popular model due to the price point and the fact it's a 6-core unlocked processor (x34 multiplier and 100 MHz bus clock). the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X also has a 95W TDP rating, which isn't too shabby.
February 17, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X CPU Review
Power is in the eye of the beholder.
April 11, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X Processor Reviews
AMD Ryzen 5 -- 6-Core CPUs Arrive for Under $220
April 11, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Overclocked to 5.90 GHz
New processor launches are closely followed by clock-speed and benchmark records, and that applies to even AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X six-core processor. Professional overclocker Der8auer succeeded in overclocking the chip to 5905.64 MHz without having to disable any cores.
April 13, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 5 Cores Are Disabled in Symmetrical Pairs
There seems to be some confusion about what CCX arrangement the recently announced AMD Ryzen 5 processors will be shipping with, so we've been pestering AMD trying to get that sorted out. After speaking with AMD this afternoon we've confirmed that AMD is disabling cores in symmetrical pairs only and that all Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors use the same exact die.
March 16, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 5 CPU's Announced, will be Available Next Month
AMD has recently launched the high-end Ryzen series 7 processors, alongside the announcement that Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 would be available later this year. In the meantime, AMD has announced the different models for their midrange Ryzen 5 series as well as launch dates, clock speeds and recommended retail prices.
March 16, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs will disrupt the midrange next month
AMD has already launched its Ryzen line of processors, starting with the 7 series earlier this month. Those were its top of the line models, offering high performance at a fraction of the price of Intel's offerings. It was also the launch of AMD's AM4 platform, which saw the company utilizing DDR4 RAM for the first time. It has been quite the exciting time to be a PC builder.
March 16, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Overclocked Benchmark Results at 4.1GHz
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X -- Overclocking to 4.1GHz with No Manual Voltage Increase
April 27, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU Review
AMD is trying to claw back lost market share with its eight-core Ryzen processors, and in the process, the company is generating a tremendous amount of excitement. Most of the enthusiasm stems from competitive pricing and solid performance in content creation and productivity workloads, even if Ryzen isn't shaping up to be universally superior, as many hoped prior to launch.
April 6, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Linux Benchmarks: Great Multi-Core Performance for $329
Yesterday we posted launch-day Ryzen 7 1800X Linux benchmarks that were particularly appealing for multi-core / heavily-threaded workloads like code compilation. Given all the code compilation done by Linux users in particular, if you were intrigued by the Ryzen 7 1800X performance but find the $499 USD price-tag to be too higher, today I have my initial benchmark figures on the Ryzen 7 1700.
March 3, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 versus a 5-year-old gaming PC, or why you should never preorder
Can a Ryzen 7 1700 system replace a 5-year-old PC? for PC gamers, the answer isn't straightforward–and the results might surprise you.
March 2, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Benchmarks Show Strong Performance
We have more leaks today with regards to AMD's much-anticipated Ryzen CPUs and this time it involves several leaked benchmarks that show how the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X processor performs. for starters, the Ryzen 7 1700X has 8 cores, 16 threads that are running at a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a boost clock of 3.8 GHz in a 95W TDP power envelope.
February 21, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Review
AMD is trying to shake up the market with shockingly low prices for its 8C/16T Ryzen 7 line-up. and while these CPUs don't dominate every workload, there is hope the company's newest architecture is compelling across enough segments to put much-needed pressure on Intel.
March 27, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU Review
The conundrum AMD currently faces started when it launched Bulldozer to lackluster reviews back in 2011. the following years found it trying to right the ship with Piledriver, Steamroller, and Excavator.
March 2, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU Review
The Ryzen tide indicates a CPU climate change.
March 2, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Gets a Small Price Cut
AMD has given its flagship Ryzen processor, the Ryzen 7 1800X, a small price cut. the chip is now priced at USD $469 on leading online retailers in the US, down from its launch price of $499. this $30 cut, however, isn't spread over to AMD's other Ryzen 7 series parts. the Ryzen 7 1700X continues to go for $399, and the Ryzen 7 1700 (non-X) around $329. Prices of the Ryzen 5 series six-core and quad-core parts seem unaffected, too.
April 26, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Review
We review the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Processor. the 8-core processor will be tested on an X370 motherboard. AMD's most high-end processor SKU really is a top dog being an AMD enthusiast class eight-core processor!
March 2, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X still behind Intel, but it's great for the price
Review: an excellent workstation CPU, but it doesn't game as hard as we hoped.
March 2, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 Processor Review
AMD Ryzen — Ready to Put the Pressure on Intel
March 2, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 chip promises gains for gamers
The chipmaker says its new processor will serve up big improvements in performance. Look out, Intel?
February 22, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 CPU Review Roundup List
AMD Ryzen 7 series processors have been officially released and there are literally hundreds of of reviews online today. Our very own review is live today and covers the Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X and the Ryzen 7 1700 processors, so we have the entire group covered.
March 2, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 Initial Inventory Looks Healthy
On the 2nd of March, AMD Ryzen processors hit the shelves in three high-end models, the $499 Ryzen 7-1800X, the $399 Ryzen 7-1700X, and the $329 Ryzen 7-1700. the question on everyone's minds is whether there will be enough units to reach their friendly neighborhood PC hardware stores. According to Taiwan-based industry observer DigiTimes, AMD is planning a healthy inventory of Ryzen chips.
February 27, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 Processors Use Solder TIM Shows Ryzen Delidding Photo
Professional overclocker Der8auer has successfully delidded an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor to reveal that AMD is using an indium-based solder for the Thermal Interface Material (TIM) betwen the die and the CPU lid on this processor series.
March 2, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 Series Performance Revealed
Now that the AMD Ryzen series of CPUs has finally landed, we can move beyond the speculation of the last few weeks and actually see what these new monster processors can do. the team over at HotHardware got their hands on some of the new 7 series and took these new chips through the paces, with some interesting results.
March 2, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 & Ryzen 3 Availability
Sunnyvale, California -- Starting March 2, 2017, there are three 8-core Ryzen 7 models available. Beginning in Q2 AMD expects to launch 6- and 4-core Ryzen 5 processors followed later this year by Ryzen 3, which is designed to bring more performance to mainstream applications. all Ryzen processors support the new AM4 infrastructure, with motherboard designs available from top ODMs.
March 13, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 12-Core, 24-Thread CPU Surges on SiSoftware Sandra
In an interesting report that would give some credence to reports of AMD's take on the HEDT market, it would seem that some Ryzen chips with 12 Cores and 24 Threads are making the rounds.
March 27, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 1800X Appears Sold Out at some Retailers
The AMD Ryzen hype train can't be stopped. not long after the upcoming CPUs reached the top of Amazon's best sellers list, the 1800X has apparently started to sell out at some retailers, including Amazon itself. But fear not--some retailers still have the 1800X and its siblings available for pre-order.
February 24, 2017
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AMD Ryzen Balanced Power Plan Benchmarked
AMD Ryzen Windows Power Plan Disables Core Parking
April 6, 2017
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AMD Ryzen Benchmarks Leak Tipping Better than Intel Performance at a Lower Price
Benchmarks have leaked again for the coming AMD Ryzen processor and this time out the benchmarks show very impressive multi-core and single-core performance. the alleged test system in these benchmarks used an AMD Ryzen 8-core, 16-thread ES running at 3.4GHz. Presumably that means the chip was the Ryzen 7 1700X and we don't know if these benchmarks are with the turbo mode on or not.
February 16, 2017
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AMD Ryzen benchmarks, clock speeds and pricing details leak, CPU wars are heating up
AMD fans out there who have been waiting on more details to surface about the coming AMD Ryzen processor family will be thrilled to hear that more details have leaked over the weekend. Among the new leaked data are Ryzen benchmarks and pricing information. There are nine different Ryzen parts called out in the price leak seen in the images here.
February 13, 2017
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AMD Ryzen CPUs: 7 all-new details revealed at CES 2017
From Ryzen chips to the AM4 hardware around them, we learned a ton of new information about AMD's new CPU platform at CES 2017.
January 9, 2017
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AMD Ryzen Details Leak: Low Price, Plenty of Cores
While rumors abound that AMD will debut their Ryzen CPUs at the Game Developers Conference in late February of this year, a few more details have emerged concerning the chip that's set to compete directly with Intel's new line of Kaby Lake processors. for one, there will likely be no six-core models available, only four- and eight-core. the price is also alleged to be out of the ordinary, coming in somewhere between $580 and $720.
January 30, 2017
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AMD Ryzen Gaming Performance to Improve in Near Future: CEO
With the Ryzen out and its performance even more impressive than we had hoped, there is yet one issue that remains to be addressed: it's less-than-great results when gaming. Today, AMD CEO Lisa Su during a Reddit AMA, however, assured Ryzen fans that overall performance should improve over time as the corporation's developers spend more time with the new chip.
March 3, 2017
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AMD Ryzen Infinity Fabric Ticks at Memory Speed
Memory clock speeds will go a long way in improving the performance of an AMD Ryzen processor, according to new information by the company, which reveals that Infinity Fabric, the high-bandwidth interconnect used to connect the two quad-core complexes (CCXs) on 6-core and 8-core Ryzen processors with other uncore components, such as the PCIe root-complex, and the integrated southbridge; is synced with the memory clock.
March 17, 2017
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AMD Ryzen Machine Crashes to a Sequence of FMA3 Instructions
An AMD Ryzen 7-1800X powered machine was found to be crashing upon execution of a very specific set of FMA3 instructions by Flops version 2, a simple open-source CPU benchmark by Alexander "Mystical" Yee.
March 16, 2017
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AMD Ryzen Quad-Core 2+2 versus 4+0 Core Distributions Compared
With AMD readying quad-core variants of its Ryzen "Summit Ridge" processor, the question on everyone's minds is whether the chip features two quad-core compute complexes (CCX) with two cores enabled, each, or just one CCX, given that the L3 cache amount being advertised by the company is 8 MB (that of one CCX), in comparison to 6-core Ryzen parts receiving the full 16 MB (8 MB per CCX) available on the silicon.
March 27, 2017
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AMD Ryzen Price Drop Already Happening at Micro Center
Micro Center has slashed the price tag on the one week old AMD Ryzen 7 1700X processor from $399.99 down to $349.99 when you go to the store locally to purchase one! that $50 price cut represents a 12.5% price slash.
March 8, 2017
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AMD Ryzen Processor Box Art Revealed
Good morning, are you ready to start the day with some AMD Ryzen box art? the box design that popped up on a site from Thailand is simple, with an all black box and just the AMD Ryzen logo on the front with a small description on the side. the box looks like it would be large enough to come with a HSF (Heatsink Fan) of some sort. we aren't for certain this is the actual design that AMD will be using or if it was just done by the retailer as they needed an image for the listing.
February 15, 2017
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AMD Ryzen R7 1800X Overclocked to 5.8 GHz, Breaks Cinebench R15 and HWBot World Records
AMD's newest line of Ryzen processors has only been out for a few days, but the company has already broken a world record with its top of the line Ryzen R7 1800X CPU. the 8-core processor was wildly tested and tinkered with by two overclockers, including the popular overclocker Der8auer.
March 7, 2017
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AMD Ryzen R7 Price Point Has Been Revealed
Spanish website Elchapuzas Informatico claims that they have the prices for AMD's upcoming Ryzen line of processors. the site is confident in their information and says that it is accurate to within a few Euros. Keep in mind that AMD has not officially announced a price for these products so this information may not be accurate.
February 8, 2017
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AMD Says the Windows Thread Scheduler is "operating properly" for Ryzen.
In a blog post that is sure to stun many users expecting a "thread scheduler patch" in modern Windows versions for AMD Zen-based CPUs, AMD has apparently investigated the reports of thread scheduling issues and found that "the Windows 10 thread scheduler is operating properly for "Zen," and we do not presently believe there is an issue with the scheduler adversely utilizing the logical and physical configurations of the architecture."
March 13, 2017
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AMD set to release Ryzen BIOS Update, Gaming Tweaks
In a recent blog post, AMD talked a little about how they're working on optimizing their new Ryzen CPU. Currently, the company is focused on optimizing their new processor for gaming, while also ironing out some issues with the BIOS on Ryzen-enabled motherboards.
April 3, 2017
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AMD sets Ryzen CPUs up for a strong start in looming chip brawl with Intel
AMD loyalists will grab the early Ryzen chips, and the following word-of-mouth will determine if Intel fans switch camps
February 1, 2017
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AMD sets up Ryzen chip for a strong start as battle with Intel looms
AMD loyalists will grab the early Ryzen chips, and the ensuing word-of-mouth will determine if Intel fans switch camps
February 1, 2017
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AMD shows how Zen–now renamed Ryzen–is its best chip family in a decade
Your move, Intel. Show us what else you've got with Kaby Lake.
December 13, 2016
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AMD Shows Upcoming Zen CPU Beating Intel's Broadwell-E Processor in Benchmark
AMD's 8-core Summit Ridge CPU beats Intel's $1,000 8-core 6900K in Blender benchmark.
August 18, 2016
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AMD Starts Selling the Ryzen 5 Processor Family
AMD Ryzen 5 series desktop processors are officially available from today. the lineup is designed to compete with Intel's Core i5 quad-core "Kaby Lake" processor family, and consists of 6-core and 4-core parts carved out of the 14 nm "Summit Ridge" silicon.
April 11, 2017
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AMD Summit Ridge CPU Die Leaked -- Four Zen Based cores, 16MB of L3 cache, and a DDR4 interface
Summit Ridge is expected to be the first chip from AMD that is based on the company's next generation Zen CPU architecture. Rumors suggest that this is the high-end desktop (HEDT) product which could launch in Q4 of this year.
May 23, 2016
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AMD teases Ryzen 5, Zen 2 plans as it begins shipping its first Ryzen 7 chips
The company is also unexpectedly frank about where Ryzen falls short compared to Intel's Kaby Lake chips.
March 2, 2017
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AMD to Expand and Power Alibaba Cloud Services
Alibaba has made a name for itself over the past few years and it has quickly become an e-commerce giant. the China based company is now looking to expand Alibaba cloud services and it has picked AMD to help them do just that. I have to say that AMD is making a comeback and it is hard to say that AMD was once a struggling chip maker.
October 18, 2016
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AMD to Issue Ryzen BIOS Updates to Resolve System Hangs
AMD has announced that it has determined what is causing system hangs with some PCs using the Ryzen processor. According to AMD, the issue lies with something in the FMA3 code and while the processor maker has stopped short of saying exactly what in the code is causing the systems to hang, it has said a fix is inbound.
March 21, 2017
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AMD to Launch Naples CPU for Servers
AMD's new zen architecture has been getting a lot of attention lately thanks to their Intel buster, the Ryzen CPU, but the manufacturer is not only launching processors aimed at consumers using Ryzen; servers too are getting some love with the new Naples CPU with 32 cores — 64 threads thanks to simultaneous multithreading — which will launch sometime during the second quarter of this year and will be sold for a reported $4500, though it should be noted this number is highly speculative.
March 8, 2017
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AMD turns back to x86 for server reboot as it downgrades ARM
AMD pulls back on its ARM server efforts as it refocuses its server strategy around x86-based Zen chips
August 11, 2016
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AMD unveils new details for its next-generation 2017 Zen CPU core
"We are back, and just getting started." That's the word from AMD, which dropped some new details in a private press event about its forthcoming Zen architecture. We've already had a bit of a preview of what's to come, thanks to some early benchmark leaks we reported a few weeks ago.
August 18, 2016
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AMD unveils Ryzen brand for Zen processors, base clocks, and additional performance details
Last week in Sonoma, AMD unveiled new details on its upcoming CPU architecture, codenamed Zen. for the past 16 years, AMD has relied on a combination of Greek (Athlon, Phenom) and Latin-derived (Duron, Opteron). More recently, it's used the old "FX" moniker from its high-end Athlon 64 consumer hardware to market Bulldozer and Piledriver-derived CPUs. Going forward, Zen will be marketed under the "Ryzen" brand name (pronounced RYE-zen).
December 13, 2016
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AMD Vega Showcased, Outperforms Nvidia GTX 1080 and Tesla P100
AMD Vega has been a long time coming but now we have something to go by that is straight from AMD. AMD demoed AMD Vega and it was something to see. Two systems featuring the AMD Vega GPUs were on display, one had the MI25 enterprise accelerator while the other PC had a consumer AMD Vega GPU. While the MI25 was able to beat the Tesla P100 the consumer level GPU managed to beat an overclocked GTX 1080.
December 13, 2016
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AMD versus Nvidia GPU Rankings and Purchase Recommendations for 2016
The AMD versus Nvidia battle rages on this year as well, and while both of them are prepping to launch their new Polaris and Pascal architectures respectively, there are still going to be millions of PC gamers who would buy one of their existing products. that is where the purchase recommendations based on current rankings come in.
March 8, 2016
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AMD Zen based Summit Ridge CPU Beats Intel's $1000 Broadwell-E i7 6900X
During an event held at San Francisco, AMD finally provided details about their upcoming Zen architecture. the company also demonstrated performance of their eight core, 16 thread Zen based Summit Ridge processor against a similarly configured Intel Broadwell-E processor.
August 19, 2016
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AMD Zen CPUs Use PGA Mounting System on AM4 Motherboards
When AMD Zen CPUs were shown at Computex recently, people complained that they did not get to see the back of the CPU. this meant that they did not know what kind of mounting system the new AMD Zen CPUs would adopt. But that was then and this is now. Jagatreview published some pictures of the rear end of the Zen based CPUs and it is clear from the pictures that AMD Zen CPUs use PGA mounting system on AM4 motherboards.
June 8, 2016
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AMD Zen High-end X370 Chipsets will be Launched at CES 2017
AMD Zen is a highly anticipated product and this year it was delayed to 2017. Although it has been a long wait, 2017 is now just around the corner and we have news that the AMD Zen high-end X370 chipsets will be launched at CES 2017. Bristol Ridge-based desktop processors have just been released last month and to make a smooth transition the corresponding high-end X370 chipsets will be launched in January next year.
October 4, 2016
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AMD Zen Mainstream Desktop Processors Coming Out In 2017; 50% More Shaders
AMD Zen has been hyped all over the Internet and people are waiting lo learn more about the Zen mainstream desktop processors. While we know that they have been pushed to 2017, there is little more that we know besides that. a new leak that showed up seems to be the official roadmap for AMD processors.
August 09, 2016
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AMD Zen May Arrive In 2016, But Mass Availability Slated for 2017
AMD CEO Lisa Su responded to questions about the company's upcoming Zen microprocessors during AMD's quarterly earnings call. Although it appears some of the Zen CPUs will ship in Q4 2016, most people won't have access to them until 2017.
July 22, 2016
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AMD Zen Processor Leaked: 8 Cores 16 Threads, 4 Cores 8 Threads
The AMD Zen Processor is something we all are looking forward to. AMD has not told us much about the chips. Two of the AMD Zen processor lineup chips have been leaked and from the looks of things, one has 8 cores and 16 threads while the other one has 4 cores and 8 threads. AMD has been working on the AMD Zen processor architecture for four years and this chip lineup will be coming out early next year.
August 22, 2016
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AMD Zen Processor Might Use Rambus DDR4: Up to 3200MHz
The Intel Haswell-E platform introduced DDR4 into the market. that was two years ago and back then DDR4 was pretty expensive. a long time has passed since then and now the more mainstream Skylake is here which makes DDR4 cheaper and more accessible. Today the price difference between DDR3 and DDR4 is not great and you can choose between the two easily without bringing price into the equation.
August 08, 2016
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AMD Zen Processor Reaches Open ES stage; 32 core, 64 Thread
The Polaris 10 based RX 480 is already out and it has taken great advantage of the new architecture. we also know that AMD has been working on their new Zen Processor. Thought the AMD Zen Processor has been pushed to 2017 people are still excited about it and AMD has now reached its open ES stage.
July 19, 2016
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AMD Zen Processor; CPU+GPU= Mega High Performance Chip
AMD came as a rival to Intel in the server market a decade ago but due to some bad moves AMD just could not keep up with the giant. now the company is looking to get back into the server market and they are looking to do something creative with their upcoming AMD Zen processor.
July 25, 2016
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AMD Zen Reportedly Delayed to CES 2017 Thanks to Weak Market Demand
AMD revealed their new Zen based Summit Ridge CPU at Computex event in Taiwan. Built using the latest 14nm FinFET process technology, AMD Zen FX-series CPUs are designed to deliver 40% more IPC (Instructions Per Clock) than the existing Bulldozer architecture.
June 8, 2016
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AMD Zen Summit Ridge CPUs Coming Out In February 2017
Summit Ridge CPUs, the desktop version of AMD Zen are reported to be on the shelves by February 2017. you will also be able to choose from a wide range of AM4 motherboards as we have talked about various manufacturers already working on making these AM4 motherboards to meet the upcoming demands for the AMD Zen. Summit Ridge CPUs and Bristol Ridge APUs will be compatible with the AM4 socket.
September 15, 2016
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AMD Zen will Catch Up to Intel's Skylake In Terms of Power and Performance
John Taylor, who is the Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Marketing at AMD, recently talked about the company's upcoming 7th generation Zen processors. Taylor was quoted saying that Zen would compete with Intel's Skylake offerings on "performance, power and specifications -- not just price."
May 16, 2016
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AMD Zen+, Vega 20, Navi GPUs to be Built on 7nm FinFET Technology
We recently talked about how AMD could be skipping the 10nm process and move to 7nm, and we also heard rumors that GlobalFoundries would be doing the same. It seems that both AMD and GlobalFoundries are coming together to make this happen. this new collaborative plan has just been announced
September 26, 2016
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AMD: Sorry, there will be no official Ryzen drivers for Windows 7
Some PC gamers will again be forced to choose: the latest hardware or Windows 7?
February 8, 2017
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AMD's AM4 Ryzen Chipsets
Ryzen is here, and with it comes a new generation of motherboard chipsets from AMD. we covered the X370 in some detail in our Ryzen review and touched lightly on the others before, but we'll compare their features more closely in this article.
March 3, 2017
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AMD's CEO says patches will boost Ryzen gaming performance: It 'will only get better'
Not our fault, AMD says–and it has some fantastic multicore benchmark scores to back it up.
March 3, 2017
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AMD's daring new money-making strategy: Sue everyone! Mwahaha
Time to put these ol' ATI patents to use, mini-Chipzilla chuckles
February 7, 2017
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AMD's moment of Zen: Finally, an architecture that can compete
Intel's architecture is still better, but AMD has significantly narrowed the gap.
March 2, 2017
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AMD's next major CPU edges out Intel's high-end chip
During a press event this week, AMD showed off its upcoming 8-core Summit Ridge processor, with its Zen-based CPU micro-architecture. In a benchmark test using Blender, the chip edged out Intel's own high-end 8-core 6900K Broadwell-E processor, with both running at 3 GHz.
August 18, 2016
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AMD's Radeon memory business slows down
AMD's non-critical Radeon memory business could be on the verge of shutting down, though the company hasn't exited the business yet
March 16, 2017
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AMD's Radeon RX 480 brings high-end graphics to the masses for just $200
The move to 14nm FinFET technology will let AMD's new $200 Radeon tango with the GTX 980 and Radeon R9 390X.
May 31, 2016
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AMD's Ryzen 5 1400 Gaming Performance Leaked by Early Adopter
Even though the NDA still isn't up on AMD's second volley of Ryzen-based CPUs, some lucky buyers are already running some of the upcoming Ryzen 5 processors after some sellers jumped the gun.
April 3, 2017
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AMD's Ryzen 5 series is here to challenge Intel's Core i5 processors
AMD made big waves in the chip world last month when it unveiled the Ryzen series as a new line of processors that could actually challenge Intel's long seated dominance when it comes to high-end performance.
March 16, 2017
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AMD's Ryzen Balanced power plan for Windows promises to boost CPU performance
AMD says the new plan will make Ryzen up to 21 percent faster.
April 6, 2017
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AMD's Ryzen CPU F4 Revision to be Clocked at 3.6 to 4.0Ghz -- Rumor
F4 revision said to be even faster.
January 13, 2017
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AMD's Ryzen CPU to Compete with Intel
AMD hasn't been competitive against Intel over the past couple of years. this has resulted in higher prices for Intel CPU's, and led them to introduce confusing marketing for their Core-M processors and Intel-i processors. AMD hasn't thrown in the towel -- it appears AMD is going to launch their Ryzen CPU during GDC.
January 13, 2017
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AMD's Ryzen Launch Processors Sold Out at Major Retailers
AMD's Ryzen launch may have been marred only by some unrealistic expectations on what is really an excellent all-around chip, which apparently prompted some knee-jerk pre-order cancelations and a stock tumble for AMD.
March 3, 2017
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AMD's Ryzen processors will launch before March 3, GDC slip-up reveals
At this point, we know a lot about AMD's hotly anticipated Ryzen processors, which look to be AMD's best chip family in a decade. we know some basic specs. we know every Ryzen CPU will be overclockable. we know the chips will have a ton of hardware support at launch–and that AM4 motherboards will last until 2020 at least. the list goes on and on.
January 11, 2017
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AMD's X370 Only Chipset to Support Nvidia's SLI
Only AMD's top-of-the-line X370 chipset will support competing Nvidia's SLI technology. AMD's next-in-line B350 eschews SLI support but retains CrossFire compatibility, while the low-end A320 chipset will offer no support for any such multi-GPU technologies.
February 24, 2017
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AMD's Zen Summit Ridge 8-core CPUs on Par with Intel i7 5960X Extreme
According to AMD, Zen will deliver double the performance of their previous FX 8350, bringing them on par with Intel's eight core i7 5960X Extreme Edition. Zen based CPUs are also revealed to offer beyond 40% improvement in instructions per clock (IPC) over the current Excavator lineup.
May 24, 2016
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Apple is reportedly building more of its own chips to use in Macs
Apple is developing a new chip for Mac laptops that's meant to improve their battery life while in sleep mode, according to Bloomberg.
February 1, 2017
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Apple weans itself off Intel with 'more ARM chips' for future Macs
Cook bakes up another Chipzilla-free component for fruity computers -- report
February 1, 2017
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ARM introduces new architecture for artificial intelligence and machine learning
ARM, the Cambridge-based microprocessor company has just announced a new processor architecture that it promises will give a significant boost to artificial intelligence and machine learning technology.
March 22, 2017
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ARM pact will help Intel woo Apple into new chip deal
The deal with ARM will boost Intel's custom-manufacturing business.
August 16, 2016
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ARM Prepares for AI Revolution with DynamIQ Technology
In a bid to sell ever more of its microprocessors, ARM will be implementing a new multi-core microarchitecture in the next 100 billion chips coming off the conveyor belt in the coming years. Called DynamIQ, the new technology will allow for better machine learning and likely find use in applications as diverse as self-driving cars, IoT devices and anything else reliant on artificial intelligence and machine learning.
March 22, 2017
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ARM Reveals Its Plan for World Domination: announces DynamIQ Technology
ARM processors have been making forays into hitherto shallow markets, with it's technology and processor architectures winning an ever increasing amount of design wins. Most recently, Microsoft itself announced a platform meant to use ARM processors in a server environment. Now, ARM has put forward its plans towards achieving a grand total of 100 billion chips shipped in the 2017-2021 time frame.
March 21, 2017
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ARM steps up chip performance to catch Intel, AMD
Starting next year, new ARM processors will pack in blazing performance thanks to big changes coming to its Cortex-A chip designs.
March 21, 2017
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ARM unveils DynamIQ for chips with advanced AI and huge CPU core counts
ARM, the power that is when it comes to mobile CPU core designs (yes, even Apple's distinguished chip designers start with ARM cores), announced DynamIQ -- a technology set on accomplishing a 50x performance boost in AI-related calculations over the next three to five years. ARM believes that artificial intelligence will grow central to mobile computing through the development of smart assistants, autonomous vehicles, and other thinking-as-number-crunching products.
March 21, 2017
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ARM: If other ARM chipmakers want to emulate Intel's x86 chips, that's fine
The way is clear for Samsung and others to run Windows 10 on their processors–if they want to.
January 6, 2017
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ARM's next-generation 'Mali-Cetus' display processor is tailor-made for VR
It's a rare occasion for an Android user on the lookout for a new phone to pay much, if any attention to a device's GPU. and that is because, unlike on a laptop or desktop PC, a smartphone's display unit is firmly tied to its chipset -- or in other words, a Snapdragon 835 will have pretty much the same raw graphics capabilities, regardless of which device it's put into.
May 2, 2017
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Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Update Brings Improved Performance to Ryzen
Some outlets are reporting that Stardock's Ashes of the Singularity is about to receive the much-referred-to patch that allows for improved performance on AMD's Ryzen line of processors. If you remember, rivers of ink flowed regarding AMD's Ryzen performance in gaming, with its monstrous, high-performance 8-core, 16-threaded design sometimes delivering performance below expectations.
March 30, 2017
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ASRock Brings Next-Gen Intel CPU Support to DeskMini Line
ASRock announced that it upgraded its DeskMini 110 mini-STX barebones PC and H110M-STX motherboard for Intel's next-gen Kaby Lake processors.
November 9, 2016
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ASUS releases UEFI updates for Intel's next-generation LGA 1151 CPUs
It's that time again. We're inching closer to the release of a new Intel processor architecture for desktops. While we can't share the juicy details with you yet, we can tell you that our R&D department has been working with the CPUs for several months, uncovering everything they have to offer. Things are maturing nicely; in due time, we'll post a slew of guides and info here on Edge Up that you don't want to miss.
October 5, 2016
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Asus Updates Zen All-in-One Desktops and VivoMini PCs with Kaby Lake
With Intel's 7th generation Kaby Lake processors on the horizon, Asus updated a handful of its Zen All-in-One PCs and VivoMini PCs. the updated systems range from the moderately priced VivoMini UN65U to the flagship Zen Aio Pro Z240IE.
January 11, 2017
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ASUSTOR Launches AS6302T and AS6404T NAS
ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of two new tower NAS models, the AS6302T and AS6404T, that utilize the new Intel Apollo Lake platform Celeron processor. Both models feature hot-swappable hard disks.
May 2, 2017
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Athlon X4 880K CPU Review
AMD has maintained, for some time, two main families of processors: the FX models, with no integrated video and using AM3+ socket, and the A-series processors (A.K.A. APUs,) with integrated video and using FM2+ socket. Recently, however, AMD announced new processors that use the FM2+ socket with no integrated GPU, using the brand Athlon. One of them is the Athlon X4 880K, which we are testing today. But is it a good buy? Let's check!
June 14, 2016
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Battle lines are drawn: IBM prepares Power9 to take on Intel and ARM
IBM predicts Power will take a double-digit server chip market share by 2020
June 23, 2016
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BBC micro:bit computer to roll out globally
The BBC micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer like the Raspberry Pi, except it's even smaller -- it measures just 4cm x 5cm.
October 19, 2016
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Blame Kaby Lake's Speed Shift and Zen's SMT for Windows 10 Restrictions
Microsoft recently announced that they will support the next generation Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Zen CPU architectures only on the latest Windows 10. this sparked an uproar and caused plenty of confusion which is quite understandable. Windows 7 is still the second most popular desktop OS among enthusiasts, while amount of users running Windows 8.1 can't be ignored as well.
September 7, 2016
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BMW, Intel, and Mobileye will launch an autonomous car in five years
The car will be called the iNEXT and goes on sale in 2021.
July 1, 2016
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Bonding chips using inkjet printers and silver nanoparticles
Today in electronics there are two main approaches to building circuits: the rigid one (silicon circuits) and the new, more appealing, flexible one based on paper and polymeric substrates that can be combined with 3-D printing. to date, chips are used to reach the reliable and high electrical performance needed for sophisticated specialized functions.
March 14, 2017
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Broadwell-E arrives: Testing Intel's 10-core, $1,700 desktop CPU
New enthusiast CPUs include new tech and more cores but stick with old chipsets.
May 31, 2016
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China devotes $22 billion to domestic chip industry expansion
Tsinghua Unigroup has secured another 150 billion yuan in financing from Chinese state-backed groups
March 28, 2017
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China devotes $22B to domestic chip industry expansion
Tsinghua Unigroup has secured the financing from Chinese state-backed groups
March 28, 2017
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China prototypes pre-exascale super trio with its own non-US chips
No American CPUs and accelerators in sight
July 12, 2016
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Chips, ahoy: Intel joins Delphi-Mobileye self-driving collaboration
Intel is buying into the world of self-driving cars in a big way. this week Intel joined Delphi and Mobileye in a partnership that would produce the sensor components and autonomous driving software, some of it embedded on Intel chips, that would let automakers create self-driving cars. the self-drive technology package would be turned over to automakers in 2019, with the expectation vehicles would go on sale a year or two later. Intel wants to be a bigger player in automotive, where 100 million cars are delivered worldwide each year.
December 1, 2016
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Complex materials can self-organize into circuits, may form basis for multifunction chips
Researchers studying the behavior of nanoscale materials have uncovered remarkable behavior that could advance microprocessors beyond today's silicon-based chips.
September 14, 2016
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Computers made of genetic material?
Researchers conduct electricity using DNA-based nanowires
November 9, 2016
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Core i7-7700K - Kaby Lake & Corsair RAM Overclocking
We were lucky enough to get our hands on a new set of Corsair Vengeance LPX 3600MHz RAM this week and we immediately put it work with the new Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K processor that is to be launched next month.
December 23, 2016
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CORSAIR is Ready for AMD Ryzen
CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast memory, high-performance gaming hardware and PC components, today announced its extensive compatibility for the groundbreaking new range of AMD Ryzen processors and the AM4 platform.
February 28, 2017
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Cortex-M23 / Cortex-M33 Support Added to LLVM
The LLVM compiler infrastructure now has official support for two more ARM processors.
February 1, 2017
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CPU Failures Hurt Intel's Bottom Line
Intel revealed during its Q4 2016 earnings call that unspecified CPU failures have affected its bottom line. the company enjoyed record Q4 revenue and a record $59.4 billion in overall 2016 revenue, but CPU failures reduced the Data Center Group's financial performance.
January 31, 2017
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CPU Hyper-Threading -- the BIOS Optimization Guide
The Intel Hyper-Threading Technology allows a single processor to execute two or more separate threads concurrently. When it is enabled, multi-threaded software applications can execute their threads in parallel, thereby improving their performance.
April 3, 2017
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Cray aims for the 500-petaflop mark with XC50 supercomputer
Cray's XC50 supercomputer will support the latest coprocessors from Intel and Nvidia for scientific computing
November 14, 2016
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D-Wave plans to ship a 2,000-qubit quantum computer in '17
D-Wave's new computer will have double the qubits and up to 1,000 times the performance of its earlier model
September 20, 2016
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D-Wave Systems 2000-qubit Quantum Processor Previewed
D-Wave Systems previewed their new 2000-qubit quantum processor at the first users conference in Santa Fe, new Mexico. the 2000-qubit quantum processor has double the number of qubits as compared to the previous D-Wave 2X system. you can imagine that this enables the processor to deal with more intensive and complex problems while using less time in doing so.
September 30, 2016
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D-Wave will ship a 2,000-qubit quantum computer next year
D-Wave's new computer will have double the qubits and up to 1,000 times the performance of its earlier model.
September 20, 2016
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DDN: We've smashed bandwidth bottleneck. the IOPS will blind you
Meet our bonkers burst buffer-driven system
May 31, 2016
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Dell launches the world's first 17-inch 2-in-1 laptop
Asus isn't the only PC maker launching new 2-in-1 laptops at Computex this week. Dell is announcing a range of new Inspiron 2-in-1s, with prices starting at just $249. the Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 is the world's first 17-inch 2-in-1 laptop, and it even includes a special infrared camera to support the Windows Hello feature of Windows 10 (logging in with just your face).
May 31, 2016
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Desktop Kaby Lake Processors Sent Out to Testers; i5-7600K, 7500T
Intel has already demonstrated the Kaby Lake processors that are based on the 14nm process. the seventh-generation processors are available in their low power, U variants but we have yet to see desktop Kaby Lake processors hit the shelves.
October 18, 2016
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Don't Waste Money on Intel's Top Processor
It's time to replace your computer. Maybe it was purchased during the last Republican administration, or you ruined it with a spilled drink, or maybe you've just got some money to burn and you'd like to blow it on Intel's new Kaby Lake microarchitecture.
February 9, 2017
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Early Benchmarks of the Intel Core i7 7700K on Linux
For those curious how Intel's flagship Core i7 7700K "Kabylake" processor is performing under Linux, my sample arrived yesterday and I've begun putting the CPU through its paces.
January 27, 2017
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Early Core i7-7700K testing reveals higher clocks and power usage
Intel's desktop Kaby Lake CPUs haven't even been officially announced yet, but the folks at Tom's Hardware got their hands on a sample of the blue team's biggest, baddest next-gen chip for the desktop so far–the Core i7-7700K–ahead of its launch. the site did what any of us would do in that enviable situation: test the chip's performance in both stock-clocked and overclocked configurations.
November 30, 2016
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Early Snapdragon 835 benchmarks show mixed results from semi-custom design
Qualcomm ditches Kryo in favor of something based on Cortex-A73.
March 22, 2017
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ENERMAX Intros ETS-N31, Compact CPU Cooler with a 92mm Fan
ENERMAX announces a new compact CPU cooler ETS-N31 for mainstream processors. with TDP capacity up to 130W, ETS-N31 is a budget friendly CPU cooler with effective cooling performance for entry-level and mid-range systems, such as budget workstations or gaming PC with a dedicated video card.
March 2, 2017
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Engineers develop invisibility cloak for high-tech processing chips
From Harry Potter's Cloak of Invisibility to the Romulan cloaking device that rendered their warship invisible in "Star Trek," the magic of invisibility was only the product of science fiction writers and dreamers.
November 9, 2016
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Everything Zen: AMD Presents new Microarchitecture at HotChips
MD timed its recent revelation of the Zen microarchitecture and Bristol Ridge CPUs at an offsite location during IDF perfectly to steal a bit of Intel's thunder during the former's own show. AMD pulled the veil back on its newest chips, but it painted its achievements only in broad strokes, though it did throw in a Blender rendering benchmark that appeared to put Zen's IPC on par with Intel's beefy Broadwell-E Core i7-6900K.
August 25, 2016
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EVGA GTX 1070 SC Gaming Spotted, Looks Impressive with Dual-fan ACX 3.0 Cooler
It seems like EVGA has a bunch of custom-designed GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards in store. the company recently unveiled GTX 1080 Classified, GTX 1080 FTW and GTX 1080 SC, all with their next generation ACX 3.0 cooling solution.
May 31, 2016
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Flagship Intel Xeon E5 2699 V5 Skylake-EP CPU 32 Cores 64 Threads
Intel Xeon E5 2699 has leaked on the internet thanks to a Chinese retail website. this processor will be rivaling the AMD Naples server CPU. the Intel Xeon E5 2699 has 32 physical cores and 64 threads. as compared to the Intel Xeon E5-2699V4A you are getting 10 more cores.
November 23, 2016
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Flaw in Intel Atom chip could crash servers, networking gear
Intel is 'implementing and validating a minor silicon fix' to resolve the issue.
February 7, 2017
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First Intel Apollo Lake Chip: Pentium N4200 Details Leaked
We knew that Intel Apollo Lake chips were going to be the next generation processors but besides that we knew very little about these chips. These are meant to power mobile devices such as tablets and hybrid systems. Here we have the Intel Apollo Lake chip leaked details, the Pentium N4200.
August 15, 2016
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Forget copper: Intel turns to light for fast data transfers
Intel's first silicon photonics modules are designed for data transfers between servers
August 17, 2016
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From this point forward, all Intel and AMD CPUs are Windows 10-only
Intel announced and launched its Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake refreshes this week, kicking off its latest initiatives while AMD demonstrated Zen and its upcoming Summit Ridge platform earlier this month. Such announcements typically come with their own laundry lists of new features and capabilities, but it's worth remembering one feature that prominently won't be on any CPU or APU products from either company: Windows 7 / 8 support.
September 2, 2016
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Full AMD Ryzen Series Details Leaked
Just a few days after the new line of AMD Ryzen CPUs was announced, a leak has confirmed what exactly the specs are for the new processors. the top-end SR7 will feature eight cores and 16 threads, while the lower end SR3 will have four cores and eight threads.
February 6, 2017
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Future Intel CPUs could be cobbled together using different parts
Intel could tap a new high-speed interconnect to join different chips together to make future CPUs.
March 28, 2017
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G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB DDR4 3200MHz AMD Memory Kit Review
G.Skill Flare X DDR4 Memory for AMD Ryzen Platforms
May 2, 2017
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Game patches boost performance on Ryzen, showing just what can and can't be done
Optimization for Ryzen is happening, and it's helping, a bit.
April 10, 2017
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Globalfoundries Jumping Directly to 7nm FinFET Chip Production
We recently talked about the AMD Starship Processor and how AMD might be skipping the 10nm chips and going directly from the 14nm to 7nm FinFET chip production. Well, it seems more likely now that GLOBALFOUNDRIES is skipping directly to the 7nm FinFET chip production as well. So we could see the AMD Starship Processor based on the 7nm FinFET chip production process coming out in the coming year.
September 16, 2016
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Google and Qualcomm are making Snapdragon chips Tango ready
They want to make it easier for phonemakers to adopt Tango's AR tech.
June 29, 2016
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Google announces Intel Xeon Skylake processors availability for its Cloud Platform
Google announced in a blog post today the availability of the next generation Intel Xeon processor, known as Skylake, for the Google Cloud Platform. According to the company, it is the first time this generation of Intel processors is offered for customers in the cloud industry.
February 24, 2017
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Google says its custom machine learning chips are often 15-30x faster than GPUs and CPUs
It's no secret that Google has developed its own custom chips to accelerate its machine learning algorithms. the company first revealed those chips, called Tensor Processing Units (TPUs), at its I/O developer conference back in May 2016, but it never went into all that many details about them, except for saying that they were optimized around the company's own TensorFlow machine-learning framework.
April 5, 2017
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Google's dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads
Several years ago, Google began working on its own custom software for machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads, dubbed TensorFlow. Last year, the company announced that it had designed its own tensor processing unit (TPU), an ASIC designed for high throughput of low-precision arithmetic.
April 6, 2017
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Google's Machine Learning Chip is Up to 30x Faster, 80x More Efficient Than CPUs and GPUs
Google revealed more details about the performance of its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), the company's first machine learning chip. According to some benchmarks Google performed on its TPU, Haswell server CPUs, and Nvidia Tesla K80, the TPU chip came up 15-30x faster and up to 80x more efficient than those other chips.
April 5, 2017
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Half-ton handbuilt CPU heads to Centre for Computing History
1,000,000 hand-soldered joints, £40k spent, just about fits in one lorry
November 28, 2016
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Hardware makers unite to challenge Intel with Gen-Z spec
The Gen-Z architecture will pave the way for a new class of hybrid memory and storage to be installed in computers
October 11, 2016
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HoloLens secrets revealed: Microsoft details its 24-core 'holographic processor'
This dedicated powerhouse will churn through sensor data like no CPU's business.
August 23, 2016
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How AMD's powerful Zen chip flouts the SoC stereotype
This is no low-power SoC for a smartphone or tablet.
September 28, 2016
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How enthusiasts designed a powerful desktop PC with an ARM processor
Enthusiasts gather together to build a powerful ARM desktop PC.
March 22, 2017
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How to balance price and performance in a new CPU
Sure, you can just plop down the cash for the best CPU money can buy, but what if spending several hundred dollars isn't what you want to do? Let's look at some bang-for-your-buck options!
December 16, 2016
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How to bypass Microsoft's next-gen processor update block on Windows 7 and 8.1
As you probably know by now, Microsoft is blocking Windows Updates on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems powered by next-generation processors like Kaby Lake and Ryzen.
April 18, 2017
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How to Choose the Right Processor and Motherboard
AMD has just released its fastest processor yet after more than a half decade of research and development, and Intel's Kaby Lake processor is now available in every form that matters for a PC builder–so how you do choose the brains of the operation when you're piecing together your own P? this guide will take some of the guesswork out of the decision for you.
March 7, 2017
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How to Decode the AMD Ryzen Model Numbers
When AMD finally launched the first Ryzen processors, they called them the Ryzen 7 processors. But why did AMD call them Ryzen 7? will there be Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 processors as well? you might be wondering too if the other numbers and letters in the Ryzen model numbers have any particular meaning.
March 2, 2017
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How to install an Intel CPU
Installing a new Intel processor is an important step in any PC build or upgrade. Get it wrong and you could cost yourself hundreds of dollars. Here's the right way to install a new Intel CPU and avoid costly issues.
March 10, 2017
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How to overclock your PC monitor – why and what that means
Did you know you can overclock your PC monitor? No? Well, you can! Here's how – and why.
January 19, 2017
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How to use Ryzen Master, AMD's powerful new CPU overclocking tool
Ryzen Master is a powerful, yet easy to use tool for overclocking AMD's new processors.
March 10, 2017
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HPE's Itanium server refresh should come in mid-2017
In the wake of the Oracle trial, HPE has reaffirmed its support for Itanium
July 21, 2016
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I Bent a Kabylake CPU & It Still Works
Note to self: don't drop CPUs on the ground. But even with a bent Core i5 "Kabylake" processor, it still managed to work.
January 24, 2017
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IBM targets cloud with new Power servers
IBM's new Power E870C and E880C servers can scale for distributed computing and cloud integration
September 19, 2016
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IBM targets x86 server territory with new Power servers
IBM's new Power E870C and E880C servers are made for the cloud
September 19, 2016
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IBM: Why our Power9 CPU is going to make data centers great again
Big Blue starts making performance promises
November 10, 2016
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IBM's 24-core Power9 chip: 5 things you need to know
The company offers details about its upcoming Power chip at the Hot Chips conference
August 23, 2016
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IBM, Stone Ridge Technology, Nvidia Break Supercomputing Record
It's no secret that GPUs are inherently better than CPUs for complex parallel workloads. IBM's latest collaborative effort with Stone Ridge Technology and Nvidia shined a light on the efficiency and performance gains for reservoir simulations used in oil and gas exploration.
April 25, 2017
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id Software Talks About AMD Ryzen CPU Enhancements and 8K Gaming
AMD has posted a video clip that has id Software's CTO, Robert Duffy, talking about how DOOM runs well on AMD Ryzen 7 processors out of the box and he believes there will be additional CPU headroom. He notes that the additional cores allow then to turn up more things and noted that having more cores is very beneficial to streaming.
April 26, 2017
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id Software Talks AMD Ryzen, Hints at Heavily Optimized new Game Engine
id Software, the pioneering game studio behind "Doom" and "Quake," in a marketing video about how its developers and gamers are benefiting from AMD Ryzen processors, hinted that it is working on a new next-generation game engine that succeeds idTech 6, which is heavily optimized for AMD Ryzen processors. id CTO Robert Duffy spoke at length about how Ryzen is putting more CPU capabilities in the hands of gamers at attractive price-points, which is letting game developers add that much more content and production design that benefits from this level of parallelism and performance.
April 26, 2017
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IDF 2016: Powerful chips, robot brains, and super-fast data lasers
The Intel of today isn't the Intel you know, and that truth was hammered home at the annual Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco this week.
August 19, 2016
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IDF now stands for Intel Ditches Frisco: Chipzilla axes annual tech conf
Processors are like sausages, uh, you don't need to know how they're made, apparently
April 17, 2017
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Imagination plans new MIPS CPU, PowerVR GPU as it looks to bounce back
Imagination refocuses its business and looks to diversify in IoT, automotive, and VR
December 19, 2016
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Inside Zen: how AMD designed its powerful new processor
The company made radical changes for its Zen design while trying to distance itself from an ugly Bulldozer past
August 24, 2016
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Intel 10nm Process Technology, AMD Zen Only a Small Disruption
Although we do not know much about the Intel 10nm process technology, it is claimed that it will be more efficient as compared to previous generation processes. But that is where the 14nm process came in. It will be interesting to see how these two will compare against one another.
December 6, 2016
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Intel & AMD Processor Hierarchy
Fans of our best Gaming CPUs for the Money column will recognize the hierarchy chart as a side-by-side comparison tool designed to help you pick an appropriate processing upgrade. It groups CPUs with roughly similar gaming performance into tiers. the top tier contains the highest-performing CPUs available and gaming performance decreases as you descend.
June 30, 2016
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Intel abandons copper cables for lights and lasers to speed up data transfers
Intel's first silicon photonics modules are designed for data transfers between servers
August 17, 2016
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Intel Adds Hyper-Threading to all Kaby Lake Processors
Intel confirmed yesterday that any new Kaby Lake processor will once again have Hyper-Threading support, but added that this means the chips will have less support for Error Correcting Code memory. Though the new processors that are rolling off conveyor belts will be a little faster, they will also have one less safety built in. Though this should not concern regular users too much, people who rely on servers may have to find a new processor to work with.
January 12, 2017
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Intel announces 7th Gen Kaby Lake Core processors
We've known it was coming for a long time but the day is finally here: Intel has officially announced the launch of its 7th generation Core processors, also known by its Kaby Lake codename. Built on the 14nm manufacturing process, the new chips further improve upon the power draw and performance of Intel's 14nm family of processors.
August 30, 2016
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Intel announces 7th Gen 'Kaby Lake' processors for the desktop with little excitement
That's the good news. the bad news is that these processors are not even part of the famed 'tick-tock' transition builds for Intel. Instead, Kaby Lake is more about optimization of the current architecture. That's not a terrible thing as it matters a lot for laptops where power consumption is critical. for the desktop, though, there's a lot less to get excited over.
January 3, 2017
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Intel announces new Xeon E3 processors for multimedia workloads
At this year's Computex show in Taiwan, Intel announced that it is adding new chips to its Xeon E3 1500 line of server processors to help service providers handle the massive amounts of online video-related traffic created by the "visual cloud".
June 1, 2016
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Intel announces Newest Processor In the Xeon Line
Intel has announced it's newest flagship processor, the Xeon E7 8894 v4. the E7-8894 is aimed at business enterprises and designed for server work and is the fastest Xeon processor that the company has ever produced.
February 10, 2017
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Intel beefs up VR with Extreme Edition Core i7 chips
The new Broadwell E chips will excel at gaming, virtual reality and content creation
May 31, 2016
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Intel beefs up integrated graphics in Skylake server chips
Intel's Skylake-based Xeon E3-1500 v5 server chips can improve the quality of streaming video
May 31, 2016
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Intel Cannon Lake Processors May be Delayed Until Next Year
While speaking at an Intel manufacturing event, Venkata Renduchintala, president of chip design at Intel, said that Intel's Cannon Lake processors may be delayed until next the end of this year or even early next year.
April 4, 2017
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Intel cancels IDF in San Francisco, saying it's not a good match for the company
Company says that the separate events are a better fit for its current product range.
April 17, 2017
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Intel celebrates Vulkan's birthday by actually supporting Vulkan on some GPUs
New driver should significantly expand the Vulkan install base.
February 15, 2017
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Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/i5/i7 - Nvidia versus AMD Linux Gaming Performance
Five AMD/Nvidia graphics cards tested on five different Intel Kabylake processors from a low-end $40 Celeron CPU to a high-end Core i7 7700K is the focus of today's Linux benchmarking. Various OpenGL and Vulkan Linux gaming benchmarks were run to see how the RadeonSI and Nvidia Linux performance evolves from a Celeron G3930 to Pentium G4600 to Core i3 7100 to Core i5 7600K to Core i7 7700K.
February 8, 2017
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Intel CEO Confirms Kaby Lake is Shipping to Device Manufacturers
Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich announced that Kaby Lake is shipping during the Q&A session of its Q2 2016 financial report. Kaby Lake is the code-name for the seventh-generation of Core processors that succeed the Skylake series, and they are also the first to be the "optimization" step in Intel's new "Process -- Architecture -- Optimization" cycle.
July 21, 2016
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Intel challenges Raspberry Pi 3 with tricked-out Joule board
Intel packs superior technology into its new developer board, but it costs 10 times more than Raspberry Pi 3.
August 16, 2016
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Intel Changed the Name of Its Dinkiest Processor and It will Definitely Confuse You
Buying a laptop with Intel on the inside often boils down to two choices. Do you go with the potent Core i processor like the i5 or i7, or do you save some money (and battery life) and grab the super low powered Core M processor usually reserved for tiny tablets? Core i and Core M, despite both coming from Intel, are very different families of processors and provide very different services to a computer user. So it's kind of bullshit that Intel, with the release of Kaby Lake, has quietly changed the name of two Core M processors (the m5 and m7) and is now calling them i5 and i7 processors.
August 31, 2016
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Intel Coffee Lake is Cannonlake Designed on 14nm Process, Up to 6 CPU Cores
Intel Coffee Lake processors are scheduled to debut in the second quarter of 2018. Reports suggest that even though Coffee Lake chips will be built on 14nm process, they will still use the 10nm Cannonlake architecture.
September 16, 2016
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Intel Coffee Lake CPUs to use 14nm Build Process
Intel fans can all let out a collective "Awe Man!" after a new report has surfaced that suggests the 8th Gen Intel Coffee Lake chips that were expected to come using a 10 nm build process will keep the same old 14nm process after all. the launch of the chips has been confirmed by Intel and the parts will launch in the second half of 2017.
February 14, 2017
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Intel confirms 7th generation Kaby Lake processors coming this year
It's been some time coming, but Intel has confirmed that its next generation of 'optimised' processors is on schedule and going into production this quarter.
May 31, 2016
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Intel Core i3 7100 Kabylake Linux Benchmarks
Last week I began delivering Linux Kabylake benchmarks with the Core i5 7600K while this week I finally am set to receive the Core i7 7700K. But for those curious how Kabylake is looking on the low-end, I picked up a Core i3 7100 as currently the cheapest Kabylake desktop processor. Here are some initial Linux benchmarks of this Core i3 processor on Ubuntu Linux.
January 23, 2017
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Intel Core i3-7350K Review
Enthusiasts have long flocked to Intel's Core i5, Core i3, and Pentium processors as go-to solutions for budget-minded gaming rigs, particularly in light of AMDs waning innovation over the years. Each series offers its own advantages, and in the past, Intel's surgical trimming of overclocking, Turbo Boost, and Hyper-Threading features separated the families into a well-defined hierarchy. we could tune i5s with easily-overclocked K-series SKUs, for example, but the i3 and Pentium families employed locked multipliers.
February 16, 2017
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Intel Core i3, i5 and i7: Which processor is best for you?
Intel has a number of product families in the desktop processor market, including the popular Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7. But which one is best for you and your PC?
February 1, 2017
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Intel Core i5-7600K Naked Die Installation with Water Block
After our recent experiments with delidding and relidding our 7700K and 7600K to see if we could get better operating temperatures, we decided it was time to go topless! Popping the top on your CPU is one thing, and getting it to work in the current processor socket is another. Get out your pocket knife, we are going to have to make some cuts.
February 3, 2017
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Intel Core i7 6950X Broadwell-E Review
Intel's new CPU has 10 cores, 20 threads, and costs over $1,700. we put it through 23 benchmarks to see if it's worth it.
June 9, 2016
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Intel Core I7 6950X Extreme Edition Broadwell-E CPU Review
Those who own the pinnacle of Intel's product stack at the time of release tend to keep going to the well when the next generation is introduced. Case in point is many X58 users stuck it out until X79 came around and migrated to X99 as the next upgrade path with Haswell-E. Now, here we are two years into the X99 life cycle with a refresh to the X99 platform to welcome in Intel's Broadwell-E architecture.
May 31, 2016
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Intel Core I7 6950X Extreme Edition Broadwell-E Overclocking Review
The story starts with you laying out some serious cash to step into one of Intel's Extreme Edition fully unlocked X-SKU processors and you just want more performance. Something akin to throwing a blower on a high performance sports car, because 550 naturally aspirated horsepower just is not enough. But is it ever? the key difference between that high horsepower car and the Broadwell-E Core i7 6950X is that at least we get the added horsepower for free, relatively speaking of course. Time has a cost for all of us.
June 7, 2016
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Intel Core i7 7700K Linux Benchmarks
If you have been curious how well Intel's new Core i7 7700K "Kabylake" processor performs under Linux, I received this CPU a few days ago and have begun putting it through its paces. Here are my initial i7-7700K Linux benchmarks compared to various other Intel CPUs running Clear Linux.
January 30, 2017
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Intel Core i7 7700K Performance Leaked: Kaby Lake vs Skylake
Intel Kaby Lake was just launched but only for mobile devices, if you are looking for desktop versions then you will still have to wait a bit longer for that. Right now, we do know that the Core i7-7700K will be replacing the previous generation Core i7-6700K. this will be the major upgrade consumers will be looking out for and you must be wondering how Kaby Lake performs as compared to Skylake. Let's take a look at your concerns.
September 1, 2016
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Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Review
We put Intel's new leading quad-core Kaby Lake CPU through its paces with 18 benchmarks.
January 3, 2017
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Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processor has 10 cores and 4 channel DDR4-2400 RAM
When it comes to building a PC, there are many directions you can go. of course, the most important question you must ask is, what are you going to do with it? Ideally, you don't want to pay for more than you need. If you will just be surfing the web, you probably don't need a hardcore GPU and 32GB of RAM. with that said, some folks with money will just buy the best regardless. If you can afford it, hey, why not?
May 31, 2016
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Intel Core i7-7700K CPU Synthetic Benchmark Sneak Peek
If you are wondering what Intel's new Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake processor's performance will look like when it is launched next month at CES, we have a quick preview for you here today. Just some quick and dirty synthetic benchmark numbers to whet your appetite at 4.5GHz with comparison to the i7-6700K at matched clocks.
December 5, 2016
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Intel demotes PCs, giving datacenter chips first crack at new technologies
Intel's following the money into higher-margin businesses.
February 9, 2017
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Intel digs deep to keep Moore's Law alive
Intel is changing the way it measures process technology advancements in a bid to hang on to Moore's Law
March 28, 2017
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Intel ditches 'tick-tock' with '14nm+' 7th generation 'Kaby Lake' Core processors
Intel is the undisputed king of desktop processors. Mobile is another story, but I digress. the company has chips available at various price points, meaning whether you are buying a budget notebook, or building a super-expensive gaming powerhouse, the company has something that will meet a consumer's needs. Yes, AMD makes great processors too (especially for those on a budget), but until its 'Zen' CPUs hit the market, Intel reigns supreme overall.
August 30, 2016
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Intel expects CPU prices to fall now that AMD's Ryzen is here
AMD's lower priced Ryzen chips are putting pressure on Intel's premium chips.
April 28, 2017
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Intel faces a challenge in the server market with new ARM chips
Intel has doubled down on servers as it looks to shed its reliance on PCs, but the chip maker's ARM competitors are ready to challenge it.
June 1, 2016
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Intel goes extreme with first 10-core processor, puts tick-tock tactics on hold
Multitasking is for the weak: now Intel is targeting "mega-taskers" at Taipei's Computex show, launching a lineup of desktop processors with "crazy good" performance.
May 31, 2016
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Intel gives its low-end Kaby Lake Pentium some Hyper-Threading bling to boost sales
This performance boost just might make budget users more eager to upgrade.
January 11, 2017
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Intel is Reportedly Working on a new x86 uArch, Should be Ready by 2019-2020
According to a recent report, Intel is currently studying a new uArch which should replace the present x86 uArch in both Desktop and Enterprise.
December 27, 2016
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Intel is shipping an ARM-based FPGA. Repeat, Intel is shipping an ARM-based FPGA
Nobody tell Linux, okay?
October 10, 2016
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Intel Joule SOM runs Ubuntu Core Linux and makes Raspberry Pi look like garbage
The original Raspberry Pi sparked the creativity of many developers and students, but it was woefully underpowered. Through several iterations, however, it slowly became more powerful. While the most recent version -- the Raspberry Pi 3 -- has a much more capable processor, some developers will still want even more horsepower.
August 16, 2016
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Intel Kaby Lake announced as the 7th generation Core processor
Aimed at laptops and 2-in-1s, these chips bring subtle efficiency and performance improvements
August 30, 2016
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Intel Kaby Lake Benchmarks Leaked; Promise speedy Performance
Intel Kaby Lake benchmarks have leaked over the Internet and through these leaks, we have some new insights into what Intel Kaby Lake has to offer.
August 26, 2016
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Intel Kaby Lake Desktop Lineup Leaked; Core i7-7700K 4.5 GHz
The 7th generation Intel Kaby Lake processors have been leaked by a Chinese source and here are the details of the leaked Intel Kaby Lake lineup. Details of the processor lineup were shared on IDF'16. Intel Kaby Lake features an optimized architecture build with the building blocks of Skylake.
August 22, 2016
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Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K and Core i5-7600K Review
Although the desktop Intel Kaby Lake series CPUs are yet to be launched it seems that reviews have been published on the internet and these reviews concern the Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K and Core i5-7600K.
December 21, 2016
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Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K Available for Pre-order at $400
Intel's flagship Kaby Lake processor, Core i7-7700K, has been listed for pre-order by an Estonian e-tailer months before its release. the CPU boasts higher clock speeds and improved power efficiency.
September 19, 2016
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Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K IPC Review
We have now gotten to spend a good amount of time with Intel's new Core i7-7700K processor, codenamed "Kaby Lake." this processor family is set to be launched at CES next year. Today we are pushing through a suite of benchmarks to see what Kaby Lake has in store for the enthusiast compared to the 6700K.
December 9, 2016
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Intel Kaby Lake CPUs to Ship by the End of this Year, new Roadmap reveals
A new production process style roadmap has just leaked out on the web which reveals the launch timings of the Intel Kaby Lake family of processors. Published by Chinese tech site BenchLife, the roadmap hints that Intel could ship first Kaby Lake processors by the end of this year.
June 22, 2016
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Intel Kaby Lake i5-7600K CPU De-Lid & Re-Lid Temp Results
We got in our retail purchased Intel Core i5-7600K Kaby Lake architecture processor and of course the first thing we wanted to do was overclock it to 5GHz, and then very quickly remove the Integrated Heat Spreader and see how much better we could make our load temperatures. Once again, we got very good results certainly worth sharing.
February 2, 2017
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Intel Kaby Lake Processors Teased In Overwatch Demo
The company used a 2-in-1 PC at IDF keynotes to show the people the power of the Intel Kaby Lake Processors. These are the seventh generation processors by Intel and they have been hyped all over the internet. It is safe to say they are much anticipated. we are waiting for the Intel Kaby Lake Processors to come out so we can also have a go at them but for right now they have been teased in an Overwatch demo.
August 18, 2016
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Intel Kaby Lake Review: what optimization can do for a 14nm CPU
There's no die shrink, but Intel's 7th-gen chip brings both a decent performance boost and buttery-smooth support for advanced video playback.
October 5, 2016
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Intel Kaby Lake Seventh Generation Core Shipment Started
Intel Kaby Lake shipment is going out now. this is the new Intel seventh generation core which will replace Skylake and will be building on top of it and will be offering better architecture features. It is surprising though because a long time has not passed since the Seventh Generation Core Intel Kaby Lake was announced and all of a sudden shipment has started.
July 21, 2016
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Intel Kaby Lake-S Has 15 Percent More Input/Output Lanes
Intel is shifting into top gear to launch its third generation 14nm processor, the Intel Kaby Lake-S, which is a minor upgrade to the Skylake generation.
June 8, 2016
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Intel kicks Kaby Lake into high gear with more than 40 chips and Optane support
Support for high-speed Optane memory could be Intel's edge over AMD's impressive Ryzen chips.
January 3, 2017
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Intel launches HEDT Broadwell-E CPUs, Flagship Core i7-6950X "Turbo-boosts" to 3.5GHz
Intel has officially launched its Broadwell-E high-end desktop (HEDT) processors for PC gamers and VR content creation professionals. the new Broadwell-E chips are designed not just for multi-tasking, but also for "mega-tasking," according to Gregory Bryant, corporate vice president and general manager of the connected home and commercial client at Intel.
May 31, 2016
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Intel may be prepping new Core i5, i7 processors to attack AMD Ryzen
AMD's new Ryzen will launch in early March, and Intel is reportedly prepping changes to its own product lineup to counter any AMD threat. it's a smart move from Intel if true --- the rumors we've heard about Ryzen suggest the chip will be a potent competitor, and Intel won't want to be caught flat-footed.
February 8, 2017
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Intel may cut prices in response to AMD's Ryzen 1700, 1700X, and 1800X launch
Earlier this week, Intel quietly began cutting the prices on some of its Core i5 and i7 processors. this happened in the run-up to Ryzen's launch, and was likely a move to preempt unattractive price comparisons that would otherwise be front and center when Ryzen 7 hit shelves.
March 3, 2017
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Intel moves beyond x86, puts 64-bit ARM processor in new FPGA chip
Intel's decision to embrace ARM chips for the FPGA may show a thawing of the chilly relationship between the two companies
October 4, 2016
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Intel now supports Vulkan on Windows 10 PCs
Intel has added new Apollo Lake and Kaby Lake to the list of chips supporting Vulkan
February 13, 2017
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Intel on mobile: When we have something to say we'll talk about it
This year has been anything but boastful for Intel as far as the furthering of its mobile strategy has been concerned. the company looked to lay the foundation of its mobile platform portfolio with Systems on a Chip (SoC) including its Cherry Trail solution at the beginning of 2015.
September 20, 2016
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Intel packs 10 cores in its Broadwell-E Extreme Edition i7 chips, pricing is extreme too
You might be pretty happy with your new top-of-the-line Intel Broadwell processor -- if you're back in 2015! Because right now, real gamers are all about the new Broadwell-E chips, with the range-topping 10-Core i7 Extreme Edition that Intel just announced at Computex.
May 31, 2016
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Intel packs more horsepower into its monster 22-core processor
Intel's taking a page from AMD and trying to squeeze out more CPU performance in its new Xeon E5-2699A v4 chip
November 15, 2016
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Intel Patches Remote Execution Flaw on Its CPUs - Active Since 2008
A bug in Intel's AMT (Active Management Technology), ISM (Standard Manageability) and SBT (Small Business Technology) firmware versions 6 to 11.6 sits unpatched since 2008 - a bug which allows "an unprivileged attacker to gain control of the manageability features provided by these products."
May 2, 2017
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Intel patches remote hijacking vulnerability that lurked in chips for 7 years
Flaw in remote management feature gives attackers a way to breach networks.
May 1, 2017
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Intel Pentium G4620 and G4560 Review: now with Hyper-Threading
Enthusiasts and casual users alike have suffered from the slow trickle of CPU innovation over the last several years. Each new generation brings smaller improvements, and lately, stagnant pricing. Intel's 14nm Kaby Lake architecture, which marks the company's transition to an extended tick-tock-tock cadence, sets the stage for even less excitement from each generation. we appreciate faster transistors that provide higher clock rates, along with Intel's improved media capabilities, but the rewarmed Skylake design won't inspire anyone with a fairly modern PC to upgrade.
February 24, 2017
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Intel Processor Management Engine May be Vulnerable to Attacks
It seems like modern day Intel Processors may have more than what you paid for. they may include the tools needed to spy on someone or gain access to the PC unnoticed. Security concerns are being raised against the Intel Processor Management Engine. the management engine can be found in all Intel chips after the Core 2 generation.
June 16, 2016
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Intel pursues Moore's Law with plan to make first 7-nm chips this year
The company will establish a 7-nm pilot plant this year as it tries to keep Moore's Law alive
January 27, 2017
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Intel pushes out the rest of its Kaby Lake processors for 2017's PCs
Most (but not all) Skylake CPUs have been updated with Kaby Lake equivalents.
January 3, 2017
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Intel quietly releases "Apollo Lake," new low-cost chips for cheap PCs
Apollo Lake includes new CPU and GPU architectures for budget PCs.
September 1, 2016
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Intel raises restructuring charge to $2.3B as it faces more challenges ahead
Intel today reported its Q3 earnings, and while the company beat estimates on both revenues and earnings, it also said that it would be raising its restructuring charges to an eye-watering $2.3 billion, as it continues to shift its business away from PC processors and into chips for the next generation of computing in devices like drones and self-driving cars.
October 18, 2016
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Intel Readies 34 Xeon Gold and Xeon Platinum Processor Models
Intel is preparing a new nomenclature for its Xeon line of enterprise processors based on core counts. the Xeon Bronze-3000 series will consist of chips with less than 10 cores, Xeon Silver-4000 series with 10 to 12 cores, Xeon Gold-6000 series with 14 to 22 cores, and the top-dog Xeon Platinum-8000 series with 24 to 28 cores.
April 27, 2017
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Intel releases new Kaby Lake Processors In Reaction to AMD Announcement
It seems the confidence proclaimed by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich that his company should be able to stand the direct compettive bid by rival AMD was well-founded: Intel today announced several new processors that should give the AMD Ryzen a serious run for its money. the Core i7-7740K and Core i5-7640K are both Kaby Lake processors, but offer improved speed when compared to their brethren.
February 7, 2017
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Intel releases new Kaby Lake Processors In Reaction to AMD Announcement
It seems the confidence proclaimed by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich that his company should be able to stand the direct compettive bid by rival AMD was well-founded: Intel today announced several new processors that should give the AMD Ryzen a serious run for its money. the Core i7-7740K and Core i5-7640K are both Kaby Lake processors, but offer improved speed when compared to their brethren.
February 7, 2017
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Intel reportedly wooing Apple as a customer for its ARM foundry business
Well, that didn't take long. Less than two weeks after Intel announced it would fab chips for LG as part of a new deal to build ARM products directly at Intel, there are rumors that Intel and Apple have sat down to talk about a similar deal between Cupertino and Santa Clara. Reports indicate that new chips could come as early as 2018, though we'd take that with a grain of salt – even when companies eventually shift suppliers, as Apple did by moving to Samsung from TSMC, it can take years just to iron out the contracts.
August 30, 2016
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Intel researches quantum computing and neuromorphic chips for future PCs
Intel is investing heavily in quantum computing and neuromorphic chip research as it prepares for the post-Moore's Law era
February 10, 2017
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Intel Reveals More Details About 7th Gen "Kaby Lake" Processors
Intel is making public more details today about their forthcoming 7th Generation Intel Core CPUs, a.k.a. Kaby Lake.
August 30, 2016
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Intel says its next generation of PC chips will arrive this year
Intel has confirmed that its seventh generation of Core processors are still on track to arrive in the second half of 2016. Speaking at Computex in Taipei, Intel said the chips – code-named Kaby Lake when they were first announced last July – are expected to launch in products by the end of the year, with production beginning this quarter. at the same time as it makes Kaby Lake chips available for desktop PCs, Intel also plans to launch its cheaper Apollo Lake processors, enabling features like USB-C in 2-in-1 devices and tablets.
May 31, 2016
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Intel ships Kaby Lake chips, pointing to PC availability in a few months
PC makers could start announcing Kaby Lake laptops and tablets in the coming months
July 21, 2016
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Intel ships latest Itanium chip called Kittson, but grim future looms
HPE will ship high-end Itanium servers in the second half of the year, and the chip will be supported by HP-UX and OpenVMS.
February 14, 2017
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Intel Skylake Xeon V5 Engineering Samples; 28 Cores at 1.8 GHz
The next generation Intel Skylake Xeon V5 has been listed at Zauba. the engineering samples give an idea about the specifications of the Skylake Xeon V5. the Xeon V5 processors will be replacing the Broadwell-based Xeon V4 series in 2017. There are a couple of samples listed at Zauba and it should be noted that these are engineering samples and the final product can be different.
September 12, 2016
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Intel Skylake-E Processors to Feature LGA 3647 Socket
It is confirmed that Intel's next generation of Skylake-E / EP processors will feature a new socket, LGA 3647. When this new generation of processors will hit the market, Intel plans to ditch its LGA 2011-3 sockets as Skylake-E processors will be bigger and different in dimensions as compared to Haswell-E and Broadwell-E processors.
May 31, 2016
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Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs Expected In Q3-Q4 2017
Intel is expected to launch their high end processors, Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X, in Q3-Q4 2017. Both the processors will be using Intel's LGA 2066 socket, support for more PCIe lanes and 4-10 core CPU models.
July 19, 2016
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Intel Slips Out Apollo Lake Celeron and Pentium Chips
Intel's Kaby Lake debut came with the usual amount of fanfare, but surprisingly, Intel slipped the low-power Apollo Lake SoCs out to market without an official press release (at least, one that we can find) or briefing. the taciturn launch features the latest 6W and 10W Atom-based Pentium and Celeron processors that address the low end of the market.
September 2, 2016
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Intel Slurps Up Altera Stratix 10 FPGA, HBM, ARM, SoC Alphabet Soup
Intel's $16.7 billion Altera purchase in late 2015 signaled a shift in the company's strategy to increase its capabilities in several core areas. the acquisition has now borne fruit in the form of the new Stratix 10 FPGA, which surprisingly wields a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor and a dollop of HBM2 memory that offers up to 1TBps of memory bandwidth.
October 12, 2016
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Intel starts shipping 7th generation Core 'Kaby Lake' processors to PC makers
Intel confirmed this week that it has begun shipments of its 7th generation Core processors, with the code name "Kaby Lake", to PC makers. the first devices with those chips could be released sometime this fall.
July 21, 2016
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Intel still beats Ryzen at games, but how much does it matter?
It's OK now even if it's not the fastest gaming processor ever--but the future gets tricky.
March 17, 2017
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Intel strikes deal to make ARM-based chips
Partnership announced at developers forum will boost Intel's manufacturing prowess and its chances of making Apple processors.
August 17, 2016
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Intel Struggling to Offset Declining PC Market
Quarterly results from both Intel and Qualcomm show the difference between PC and mobile markets. While Qualcomm is taking huge advantage of being a mobile processor manufacturer, it seems Intel is struggling to offset declining PC market.
July 21, 2016
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Intel supercharges Atom chips with 16 cores and pro-level features
The latest Atom C3000 chips also have advanced server features.
February 21, 2017
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Intel teases geeks with 2017 AI hyper-chip: Xeon Phi Knights Mill
Well, at least we know what our future cyber overlords' brains will be called
August 17, 2016
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Intel to Accelerate Basin Falls Unveil, Coffee Lake Launch
According to DigiTimes, sources among Taiwan-based PC vendors have indicated that Intel's upcoming Basin Falls platform, which includes Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors on a new X299 chipset, will be unveiled at Computex 2017 (May 30th, June 3rd), in Taipei - two months earlier than expected.
April 19, 2017
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Intel unveils 7th-generation processors for desktops and high-end laptops
Mobile devices might be the hottest thing nowadays, but PCs are still important for many people, and Intel knows it. the company has announced new series of processors aimed at desktop computers and performance laptops.
January 5, 2017
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Intel unveils Kaby Lake, its first post-"tick-tock" CPU architecture
New 7th-generation Core CPUs have a lot in common with the 6th generation.
August 30, 2016
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Intel unveils Six new Apollo Lake Chips for Desktop and Mobile Devices
Following the launch of Kaby Lake processors earlier this week, Intel has quietly unveiled their low-power SoCs, codenamed Apollo Lake. this includes six processors based on 14nm x86 Goldmont architecture. Branded as Pentium and Celeron, the Apollo Lake chips will target budget devices, with three of them to be used in low-end laptops and desktop form factors, and three to go into mobile devices.
September 2, 2016
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Intel will fab ARM chips for LG on upcoming 10nm foundry node
When Intel announced that it was canceling its tablet and smartphone products and effectively exiting the Android-x86 market, it was generally seen as a sign that the company had given up on attempting to compete against low-power ARM products manufactured by Samsung, TSMC, and GlobalFoundries.
August 17, 2016
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Intel will Rebrand Xeons, Preps Gold, Platinum Workstation Processors
Intel's E3v5 family, for example, are single-socket chips based on the Skylake CPU core, E3v6 uses Kaby Lake, etc. In Intel's parlance, the first digit of a product family tells you how many sockets that CPU supports, while the following digits are a relative metric meant to indicate overall performance.
April 28, 2017
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Intel X299 Platform for Skylake-X Processors Launching Soon
Intel has been has been working on the X299 platform for the high-end desktop enthusiast market for some time and it appears that the platform is only about a month away from being announced. this platform will replace the Intel X99 boards using the LGA 2011 socket that debuted back in August 2014 and is expected to to have a lifespan of the same length.
April 26, 2017
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Intel X99 Chipset Successor is the X299, Spotted Alongside Core i7-7740K
Intel's next-generation HEDT processor platform, based on the "Kaby Lake" micro-architecture, is the 7th generation Core i7 "Kaby Lake-X" family. the platform is based on the new LGA2066 CPU socket, and a new motherboard chipset, the Intel X299 Express.
March 27, 2017
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Intel: Cannonlake CPUs will be more than 15 percent faster than Kaby Lake
Intel's upcoming Cannonlake chips will deliver a performance improvement as the company looks to gaming and VR.
February 9, 2017
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Intel: Cannonlake will be more than 15 percent faster than Kaby Lake
Intel's upcoming Cannonlake chips will deliver a performance improvement as the company looks to gaming and VR
February 9, 2017
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Intel: Our laser chips will make sites like Google and Facebook faster
A technology called silicon photonics has graduated from Intel's research labs into a real-world product to speed up computer communications.
August 17, 2016
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Intel's 8th-gen 'Coffee Lake' chips reuse 14nm process as other Core CPUs ease into new tech
It's time to add "Cannon Lake" and "Coffee Lake" to your vocabulary.
February 13, 2017
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Intel's 8th-generation Core chips are coming in the second half of 2017
Intel's 8th-generation Core processors will be released in the second half of 2017, the company revealed during its annual Investors day this past week. the chips, which carry the Coffee Lake moniker, are expected to pack an overall performance increase of 15%.
February 13, 2017
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Intel's 10 most important CPU launches
In the 45 years since Intel released the world's first commercial single-chip CPU, Intel has consistently raised the bar on microprocessor architecture, giving birth to the entire PC industry and nurturing it along the way. with that sort of resume, it's hard to pinpoint just 10 Intel CPU launches that shook things up the most, but with the help of a few friends and PCWorld editors, I believe I've narrowed things down to a nice crop of contenders.
June 2, 2016
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Intel's 200-Series Chipsets
Intel announced five new desktop chipsets to support its new generation of Kaby Lake processors. this includes two consumer oriented chipsets (Z270 and H270) and three business oriented SKUs (Q270, Q250, B250).
January 3, 2017
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Intel's appealing $1.4 billion European antitrust fine over blocking out AMD
Intel paid the fine in 2009, but is still fighting for a rebate
June 22, 2016
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Intel's Broadwell-E processors headed to the Alienware Area 51 this month
Dell subsidiary Alienware has announced that customers will soon be able to add Intel's new Broadwell-E processors with six, eight, or ten cores to their configurations of the company's Area 51 gaming desktop PC. Specifically, you'll be able to add the Core i7-6800K, 6850K, 6900K, and 6950K processors to your setup, with shipping of those configurations beginning June 14 2016.
May 31, 2016
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Intel's Cannon Lake PC chip shipments may slip into next year
Intel previously had said Cannon Lake would ship by the end of the year.
March 31, 2017
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Intel's Core i7-7740K Kaby Lake-X Benchmarks Surface
Two days, two leaks on an upcoming Intel platform (the accelerated release dates gods are working hard with the blue giant, it would seem.) Now, it's Intel's own i7-7740K, a Kaby Lake-X HEDT processor that packs 4 cores and 8 threads, which is interesting when one considers that AMD's latest mainstream processors, Ryzen, already pack double the cores and threads in a non-HEDT platform.
April 25, 2017
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Intel's data center chief talks machine learning -- just don't ask about GPUs
The company's Xeon Phi chip can accelerate AI workloads just like a GPU, Intel says
June 2, 2016
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Intel's First Products Based on 7nm Process May be Delayed to 2022
Intel has reportedly delayed the release of 7nm process technology until 2022. the shift to the "futuristic" manufacturing technology was originally planned for 2020.
September 6, 2016
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Intel's HEDT Core i7-7000 Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X Details Leaked
From what we've heard, you may be hearing the launch of the high-end Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X desktop-class processors from Intel in the second half of this year, most likely August. the processors will feature better clock speeds and at the same time, lower power consumption compared to the original variants.
January 23, 2017
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Intel's Kaby Lake chip is a must-have for 4K video fiends
Expect a modest bump in performance and some amazing video optimizations.
August 30, 2016
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Intel's Kaby Lake chip starts strong as Intel retools its PC strategy
Intel says 400 devices will ship with the 7th Generation Core processors.
May 31, 2016
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Intel's Kaby Lake chips will include integrated 4K graphics processors
You'll be able to run 4K games and movies smoothly on PCs loaded with Kaby Lake chips, Intel claims
August 16, 2016
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Intel's Kaby Lake i5 and i7 quad-core line-up revealed
Intel has yet to officially announce the company's desktop line-up of Core i5 and Core i7 processors, but that hasn't halted the latest information from revealing more details about the upcoming chips. Or more specifically, as reported by AnandTech, the i5 and i7 7000 series.
October 30, 2016
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Intel's latest Xeon chips based on Skylake due in 2017
Intel's latest Xeon chips could have more than 22 CPU cores
November 15, 2016
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Intel's low-cost 'Apollo Lake' Celeron and Pentium processors quietly debut
The next generation of Celeron and Pentium processors are coming to budget laptops and desktops soon.
September 2, 2016
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Intel's new naming trick makes fast and slow processors look the same
Core m and Core i are becoming one
September 2, 2016
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Intel's new 10-core Core i7 Extreme Edition costs a whopping $1,723
Intel says that their Extreme Edition processors are made for enthusiasts. by that, they mean people who are enthusiastic about spending nearly two grand on a single part for their rigs.
May 31, 2016
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Intel's new "Kaby Lake" CPUs are already showing up in PCs at Computex
"7th-generation Core" CPUs will launch in a few months, and that's all we know.
May 31, 2016
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Intel's new Atom chips bring 4K video to VR headsets, robots
Intel's new Atom T5500 and 5700 chips -- codenamed Broxton -- have Gen9 integrated graphics processors.
August 18, 2016
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Intel's new chip targets industrial IoT
The E3900 family doubles performance
October 27, 2016
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Intel's new Kaby Lake chips for PC: Here's the company's vision
The Kaby Lake chips, targeted at PCs, could also be used in VR and AR headsets
August 30, 2016
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Intel's new Kaby Lake Processors: what you Need to Know
Kaby Lake, Intel's latest processor family, wasn't supposed to exist. Earlier this year Intel announced the end of its well-known tick-tock release schedule, whereby it trots out a new processor every September. the tick is the shrinking and improvements of the current microarchitecture, while the tock is a whole new architecture. Instead last year's "tock," Skylake, was going to hang around a while, with no new "tick" in sight.
August 30, 2016
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Intel's new Optane Memory will Only Work on i3 Processors and Higher
Intel is preparing it's new Optane memory for launch, however it seems that people interested in getting faster hard disk speeds will also have to have a CPU to match. the new memory will only work with Core i3-7100 processors or higher, which excludes lower-end Kaby Lake CPUs as well as anything in the Celeron family.
April 3, 2017
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Intel's new Skylake-based Xeon chips land 2017
Intel's latest Xeon chips could have more than 22 CPU cores
November 15, 2016
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Intel's new PC, IoT chief brings fresh ideas to the veteran chip maker
Intel second-in-command Venkata Renduchintala is feeling at home with his new company after he switched over from Qualcomm
September 19, 2016
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Intel's Next Gen Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake Processors to Launch by the End of Q2 2016
During their press conference at Computex 2016, Intel announced the Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake series of processors. the company revealed that production of their next generation of processors based on these platforms has begun, and that they plan to release products to the market later this quarter.
May 31, 2016
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Intel's Optane faces threat as Micron chases future QuantX tech
Micron is researching second- and third-generation 3D Xpoint storage technology
February 3, 2017
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Intel's PC chief talks about 5G, changes in chip design
Intel's Venkata Renduchintala talks about 5G and 8th Generation Core chips.
March 9, 2017
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Intel's PC chief talks about 5G, chip design changes
Intel's Venkata Renduchintala talks about 5G and 8th Generation Core chips
March 9, 2017
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Intel's priciest chip has 24 cores and sells for $8,898
Intel's Xeon E7-8894 v4 is a monster server chip with 24 cores, 60MB of cache and a maximum clock frequency of 3.4GHz
February 10, 2017
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Intel's secretive Knights Mill mega-chip will challenge GPUs for AI domination
Intel's Knights Mill chip will be available for servers and workstations in 2017
August 17, 2016
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Is Intel's Core M processor family dead?
Back in early 2014, Intel promised that the upcoming low-power implementation of Broadwell (Broadwell Y) would revolutionize what OEMs thought was possible with Intel x86 hardware. the new Core M platform would cut SoC power dramatically across the board, feature improved hardware integration, and allow for fanless "big core" x86 systems for the first time.
June 1, 2016
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It's not the end of SPARC chips yet
Fujitsu is taking the lead in developing SPARC after changes in Oracle roadmap
April 4, 2017
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Misc. - J

Japan's SoftBank completes acquisition of UK processor giant ARM in $32.6bn mega-deal
In July, Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank announced its planned acquisition of ARM Holdings, the UK firm whose processor designs are used in a vast array of devices all over the world. the deal was finally valued at £24.4 billion GBP (currently $32.6 billion USD), and today, the acquisition has been completed.
September 6, 2016
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Misc. - K

Kaby lake 7600K Specs Leaked; Core Frequency Up to 5.1GHz
The Kaby lake series seems to be the next big thing when it comes to Intel consumer products. we have talked about the whole series and what will be the different processors coming out in the future. Here we have some Kaby lake 7600K specifications that will impress you. It seems that the Kaby lake 7600K clocks to an amazing 5.1 GHz, which is pretty impressive on its own.
October 18, 2016
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Kaby Lake starts strong as Intel retools PC strategy
Intel says 400 devices will ship with the 7th Generation Core processors
May 31, 2016
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Kaby Lake Won't be Using Intel Core M Name for i5 and i7 Processors
Rumours point towards the fact that Skylake's successor, Kaby Lake, with 14nm features might result in Intel dropping Intel Core M name. Instead of this with the new tech processors will be named m3, i5 and i7 respectively (for some reason, m3 is still there). the new architecture will also be enabling new features like USB 3.1 and improved GPU performance as well.
July 11, 2016
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Kaby Lake Xeon Processors to Hit Market Soon
Intel is poised to release the Xeon version of their Kaby Lake processors, according to sources. These single-socket, quad-core variants of Intel's newest processor family will come in several flavors and should provide quite a boost to performance. this new line of Xeons are a continuation of the company's Skylake Xeons, with more up-to-date architecture.
January 24, 2017
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Kaminario pumps up K2 all-flash array processor speed and SSD capacity
Faster access to more data with gen-6 refresh
February 8, 2017
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Latest Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Zen Chips Only Support Windows 10
Do you know what would happen if you ran an older OS on the latest chip on the market? Neither do we and it seems like we are never going to find out either. There will be no answer to this mystery because the latest, upcoming Intel Kaby Lake and much anticipated AMD Zen chips will only support Windows 10.
September 1, 2016
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Latest Intel, AMD chips will only run Windows 10 ... and Linux, BSD, OS X
El Reg answers your questions while you wait for make all to finish
September 2, 2016
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Lenovo tunes N23 Yoga Chromebook for Android apps with ARM processor
Lenovo for the first time breaks away from Intel for its Chromebooks, putting an ARM chip in the N23 Yoga
January 24, 2017
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LG X Power brings its monster 4,100mAh battery to Sprint and Boost Mobile
Two days of battery life. That's how long LG says its X Power phone, which it officially announced earlier this summer, is expected to last between charges.
September 16, 2016
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Linux 4.8 Intel P-State versus CPUFreq Scaling Driver/Governor Benchmarks
Given the underlying work that's been happening in the CPUFreq/scheduler area and the introduce of the new Schedutil CPUFreq governor, I decided to run some fresh performance benchmarks of P-State and CPUFreq with the different governor options when testing from a Linux 4.8 Git kernel atop the current Fedora 25 development packages and using a Core i5 Skylake processor.
August 25, 2016
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Liquid nitrogen meets Kaby Lake processors in an extreme overclocking challenge
It's CES–time to put on some protective gear and overclock Kaby Lake CPUs to 7GHz, just for sport.
January 5, 2017
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'Made in China' chip on the way as country boosts home-grown tech
Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology is developing a server chip based on ARM architecture
January 30, 2017
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MediaTek Helio P15; 8 Cortex-A53 Cores and GPU Mali-T860 MP2
Sources report that MediaTek Helio P15 has been added to the companies arsenal, there is nothing on the company website about the MediaTek Helio P15 so we have no choice but to consider third party information until we have confirmation from the company regarding the matter.
October 18, 2016
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Meet ARM's new weapon in the race to build the world's fastest computers
ARM's new supercomputer chip design with vector extensions will be in Japan's Post-K computer, which will be deployed in 2020
August 22, 2016
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Meet the Megaprocessor: a 20kHz behemoth CPU you can actually see in action
Ever since the earliest days of computing, scientists and engineers have focused on building machines that were smaller, faster, and less expensive than the previous generation. Now, one British man has taken it upon himself to reverse that trend. James Newman, of Cambridge, recently unveiled his completed "Megaprocessor" – a fully functional CPU built to human scale, with LEDs that light up at every stage of the computational process to show how data moves through a circuit.
July 6, 2016
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Mellanox's SoCs take a night on the Tiles
EzChip digested, Tilera tech targets network offload
June 1, 2016
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Microprocessors based on a layer of just 3 atoms
Two-dimensional materials, or 2D materials for short, are extremely versatile, although - or often more precisely because - they are made up of just one or a few layers of atoms. Graphene is the best-known 2D material. Molybdenum disulphide (a layer consisting of molybdenum and sulphur atoms that is three-atoms thick) also falls in this category, although, unlike graphene, it has semiconductor properties.
April 11, 2017
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Microsoft and Qualcomm bring x86 apps to ARM-based devices
Perhaps this will succeed where Windows RT failed.
December 13, 2016
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Microsoft backtracks on Windows 7 support deadline
Extends support for Windows 7 and 8.1 on Skylake-powered PCs by one year, to July 2018
March 18, 2016
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Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users
But the no-support-on-new-silicon dragnet sweeps up innocent PCs, too, as false-positive reports mount
April 14, 2017
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Microsoft Begins to Block Updates for new Hardware on Older Windows Versions
The day that some PC fans have dreaded is finally here. If you have a modern and new processor from Intel or AMD inside your PC and you are running a version of Windows other than Windows 10, you may have already seen the message from Microsoft pictured below. Microsoft has begun to deny users of PCs on Windows 7 or 8.1 security updates if their hardware has a modern processor inside such as an Intel Kaby Lake or an AMD Ryzen.
April 14, 2017
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Microsoft blocks Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs from Windows 7, 8 updates
Windows 10 or bust.
April 14, 2017
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Microsoft caves in, revises support policy for Skylake devices running Windows 7 and 8.1
Microsoft is showing yet another positive manifestation of its new corporate culture and strategy with an announcement that it has made a few changes to its support policy for customers using Skylake-powered devices to run older versions of Windows.
March 18, 2016
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Microsoft Distances Itself from Intel - announces ARM Cloud Server Platform
Microsoft is looking to reduce costs in its Azure cloud computing platforms for tasks like search, storage, machine learning and big data. and after having developed a version of Windows for servers that use ARM processors, in a joint work with Qualcomm and Cavium, Microsoft seems to also be looking forward to leave its dependency on Intel products as nothing but a memory.
March 8, 2017
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Microsoft is No Longer Supporting Kaby Lake and Ryzen Processors on Windows 7 and 8.1
We've known for a long time that Microsoft had planned on blocking the installation of Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on machines that were using the latest Intel or Ryzen processors, but we didn't know when such a block would be implemented. It turns out, the answer is today. If you're using one of those processors on Windows 7 or 8.1 then you will no longer be eligible to receive Windows updates including security updates.
April 14, 2017
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Microsoft made 'em do it: the latest Kaby Lake, Zen chips will support only Windows 10
No one knows what would happen if you tried to run an older OS on one of the new chips.
August 30, 2016
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Microsoft pushes back Windows 7 and 8 on Skylake support cut-off date from 2017 to 2018
Microsoft is clarifying and softening a bit its stance on how long and thoroughly it will support Windows 7 and 8 users who want to run those operating systems on Intel Skylake-based devices.
March 18, 2016
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Microsoft relents, extending support for Skylake PCs with older Windows versions
This is Microsoft negotiating in public with annoyed customers who want more time to migrate from Windows 7 or Windows 8.
March 18, 2016
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Microsoft retreats, will extend Skylake PC support to normal support lifetimes
Customers cried foul, and Microsoft changed its mind.
August 11, 2016
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Microsoft reveals the secrets of HoloLens' specs, including a 24-core processor
At the Hot Chips conference this week, Microsoft has shed some light on the hitherto secretive specifications of its augmented reality HoloLens. now that anyone with $3,000 spare is able to buy a headset, there's never been more interest in what's actually inside the case powering the AR goodness.
August 23, 2016
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Microsoft Suspends Win 7/8.1 Updates for Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen CPUs
Microsoft suspended updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users with Intel's 7th generation (Kaby Lake) processors, AMD's 7th generation (Bristol Ridge) processors, and Qualcomm's 8996 processor or newer. the company said before that it wouldn't release new drivers for older Windows versions to support new hardware, but now it's stopped Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users with these new CPUs from scanning or downloading from Windows Update.
March 16, 2017
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Microsoft unveils Plans to Accelerate Windows Server on ARM
Windows Server on ARM processors is starting to seem like it's more than just a pipe dream, at least when it comes to Microsoft's datacenters and partner efforts.
March 8, 2017
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Microsoft's latest open source servers shown off with Intel, AMD, and even ARM chips
At the Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, California, today, Microsoft showed off the latest iterations of Project Olympus, its open source data center server design. Until now, the servers in Microsoft's data centers have all used Intel x86 processors, but now both of those elements—"Intel" and "x86"—have new competition.
March 8, 2017
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Microsoft's Windows 7 support U-turn: now new Skylake PCs get security patches until 2020
The Redmond-based firm goes back on its earlier decision to prematurely end security support for Windows 7 and 8.1 systems running on Intel Skylake processors.
August 12, 2016
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MIT Researchers new Chip Design Swarm Significantly Improve Parallel Processing
For the past few years, cores have been added to processors in order to increase the performance output. as a general rule of thumb, more cores essentially mean more processors running at the same time.
June 23, 2016
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MIT researchers set out to create self-assembling chips
Researchers at MIT and University of Chicago are trying to allow chips to self-assemble into predefined designs and structures
March 27, 2017
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MSI powers up its PCs and laptops with Intel and Nvidia's newest hardware
MSI overhauled its laptop and desktop PC lineups at CES 2017 to work in Intel's Kaby Lake and Nvidia's GTX 1050 mobile processors.
January 4, 2017
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MSI Sharpens Its Gaming Desktop Arsenal with Kaby Lake
MSI updated its mythic weapon-themed gaming desktop systems with support for Intel's 7th generation (Kaby Lake) processors.
January 5, 2017
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'Neuromorphic' chip modeled after the human brain aims to bring smarts to computers
Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, create a neuromorphic chip with off-the-shelf components
November 18, 2016
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New AMD Vega Logo Spotted for the First Time
At the AMD Ryzen Tech day we got to learn all about Ryzen processors, but we also noticed something that the Radeon Technologies Group slipped up on during the presentation.
February 22, 2017
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New Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K will be Priced at $349
The top of the line Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K price has been leaked by a retailer and it will be priced at $349. the Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K has a base clock of 4.2GHz and a boost clock of 4.5GHz. the TDP is 91W and you get 8MB of L3 cache. the chip is made on the 14nm process.
October 30, 2016
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New 'made in China' chip on the way as country boosts indigenous tech
Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology is developing a server chip based on ARM architecture.
January 30, 2017
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New Ryzen X370 Motherboards Leaked
Today's spin of the Ryzen Wheel of Rumors has brought us news that ASUS, Biostar and Gigabyte may currently be developing X370 motherboards for the new AMD processor. Whether or not these would be launched at the same time as the Ryzen is currently unknown, as is how much they would cost, though they could be priced as low as $100.
February 17, 2017
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New Security Flaw Discovered In Intel Haswell Chips that Could Affect Cloud Services
According to researchers at the University of California, Intel's Haswell chips might suffer for a serious security flaw that allows attackers to bypass Address Space Layout Randomization. ASLR is responsible for protecting the system from buffer overflow attacks.
October 20, 2016
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New Skylake-EP LGA 3647 Socket Teased by Noctua
Noctua recently showcased a Skylake-EP LGA 3647 compatible CPU cooler which confirms the rumor that Intel will be adopting a new socket for their upcoming future server products.
June 10, 2016
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Next generation processors will require Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft is optimizing only Windows 10 for next gen processors from Intel and AMD. Diehard fans of Windows 7 and 8 will be shut out.
September 13, 2016
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Next Superdome CPU chips amble into HPE
Intel shipping Kittson samples into Itanium-land
February 15, 2017
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Next-Gen AMD Naples Processor Seen, Features 64 CPU Threads
We have previously seen the AMD Zen processors, that have been delayed to next year. now we have spotted the Next-Gen Zen-based AMD Naples processor that seems to feature 64 CPU threads.
July 1, 2016
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Next-generation Xeons to come in "Gold'' and "Platinum'' versions
New naming scheme appears to be even less clear than the old one.
April 27, 2017
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Noctua Preps for AMD Ryzen with Three new Coolers
Noctua announced three new coolers for the upcoming AMD Ryzen processors: the NH-D15 SE-AM4, NH-U12s SE-AM4, and NH-L9x65 SE-AM4. Each is designed exclusively for AM4 systems; Noctua said it won't offer mounting kits to make these special edition products compatible with other sockets.
February 1, 2017
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Not two, not four, but 10 cores in Intel's new PC powerhouse
Intel has unveiled four new processors at Computex in Taipei, including its first desktop-grade 10-core processor -- yours for the bargain price of $1,723 plus tax.
May 31, 2016
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Nvidia 10 Series Mobile GPUs; GTX 1070M and 1060M Specs Leaked
The Nvidia 10 Series GPUs have been a huge success. the Nvidia GTX 1060 is the most recent of the lot. Delivering great performance for a mid range GPU. we heard rumors about the Nvidia 10 Series Mobile GPUs coming out for laptops and mobile devices and these Nvidia 10 Series Mobile GPUs specification leaks show that there might be such a thing.
July 21, 2016
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Nvidia chief downplays challenge from Google's hyper-specialized AI chip
GPUs are still king for some deep learning tasks, says Nvidia's CEO
May 30, 2016
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Nvidia chief downplays Google's A.I. chip
GPUs are still king for some deep learning tasks, says Nvidia's CEO
May 30, 2016
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Nvidia GTX 1080 versus GTX 1070: Which GPU offers the best value?
Should I get a GTX 1080 or a GTX 1070?
February 2, 2017
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Nvidia Quadro GP100: Big Pascal, HBM2, and NVLink comes to workstations
Big Pascal on a PCIe interface is coming for those that need 64-bit double precision math.
February 6, 2017
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Nvidia stops promotional game resales by tying codes to hardware
GeForce Experience performs "a hardware verification step" to stop resold codes.
February 2, 2017
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Nvidia to detail its next-gen Tegra mobile chip in August
Nvidia will share details about the "Tegra-next" chip at the Hot Chips show
July 20, 2016
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Nvidia's new Quadro GP100 GPU brings NVLink to Windows computers
Nvidia's Quadro GP100 is targeted at content creation and engineering applications, delivering 10 teraflops of single-precision performance.
February 6, 2017
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Nvidia's next-generation Tegra mobile chip is on its way
Nvidia will share details about the "Tegra-next" chip at the Hot Chips show in August
July 20, 2016
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One Motherboard Maker Explains Why AMD AM4 Boards Are Missing
If you've looked at building an AMD Ryzen 7 system you'll find that the processors are pretty easy to find, but good luck finding a motherboard. Most of the AMD motherboards based on the X370 and B350 chipsets are out of stock and back-ordered. It doesn't matter what brand you are looking for as ASUS, ASRock, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI are all selling out quickly due to the limited quantities available.
March 10, 2017
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Open source 25-core processor can be stringed into a 200,000-core computer
Researchers at Princeton University have built a 25-core chip that can scaled easily to create a 200,000-core computer
August 24, 2016
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OpenCL with An Intel Celeron: HD Graphics 610 / Kabylake GT1
Yesterday I published Linux benchmarks of the Celeron G3930, Intel's lowest-end Celeron CPU at the moment in the Kabylake family. this CPU goes for about $40 USD and you get a dual-core 2.9GHz processor with HD Graphics 610 (GT1). I had published a few OpenGL benchmarks in that review while for this article are some OpenCL compute numbers.
February 3, 2017
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Origin PC's custom, professional overclocking will push your Kaby Lake chip past 5GHz
Overclockers, start your engines.
January 5, 2017
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Origin PC, Velocity Micro jump on Intel's 10-core processor
You won't be hurting for choice if you want a gaming PC with the latest Extreme Edition chip.
May 31, 2016
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Our Most Powerful Desktop Processor Yet -- the new Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
I can't remember when I was so excited by a new product launch. But with the Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition, we've built a monster platform. It will transform the way people play, work and create. Just as consumers are expanding what they're doing with their PCs, the Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition delivers a new level of capability – now with up to 10 cores of mind-blowing performance.
May 31, 2016
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Outertech adds AMD Ryzen Processor Optimization to Cacheman 10.10
Outertech has released Cacheman 10.10, a Windows performance enhancement software that uses one-click optimization in order to improve responsiveness, privacy, and the security of a PC. the new Cacheman version introduces support for the recently released AMD Ryzen 7 1700, 1700X, 1800X and Ryzen 5 1400, 1500X, 1600, 1600X processors.
April 4, 2017
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Passive Cooling: XFX RX 460 Heatsink Edition versus Palit GTX 1050 Ti KalmX
After hacking together our own passively-cooled card, we now compare off-the-shelf solutions based on AMD and Nvidia GPUs. was our attempt amateurish or could there be a more general problem with passively cooling current-gen graphics processors?
March 28, 2017
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PCWorld's April Digital Edition: Ryzen Review--AMD is Back
Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Edition for Android and iOS.
April 10, 2017
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Parallel computer architecture, called PiSMA: Parallel vIrtually Shared Memory Architecture.
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Piton Processor Has 25 Cores, can Scale Up to 1 Million Cores In a System
The Piton processor has been developed by researchers at Princeton University. It is a custom 25 core processor and the cool thing about the Piton processor is that it can scale up to have one million cores inside a single system.
August 29, 2016
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Pre-Sale of AMD Ryzen Processors Begins at Micro Center
Micro Center, a leading national computer and consumer electronics retailer, announced customers can now pre-order the much anticipated, high-performance AMD Ryzen processors at microcenter.com for in-store pickup at the 25 Micro Center stores across the U.S. Also, Micro Center is revealing its line-up of PowerSpec desktops featuring AMD Ryzen processors.
February 22, 2017
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Prototype chip could help make quantum computing practical
Quantum computers are largely hypothetical devices that could perform some calculations much more rapidly than conventional computers can. Instead of the bits of classical computation, which can represent 0 or 1, quantum computers consist of quantum bits, or qubits, which can, in some sense, represent 0 and 1 simultaneously.
August 08, 2016
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Qualcomm accidentally outs Asus' Snapdragon 821-powered ZenFone AR
The new handset will be the second Tango phone on the market, and includes support for Daydream VR.
January 3, 2017
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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 410E and 600E series processors for IoT devices
Qualcomm has enjoyed significant success as a mobile chipset maker, and the company recently announced its newest flagship system-on-a-chip, the Snapdragon 821. the chip-maker hopes to take this momentum further in the Internet of Things space with new processors. It has now announced the Snapdragon 410E and 600E series of processors, which will be distributed to manufacturers through Arrow Electronics, a third-party affiliate of the company.
September 29, 2016
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Qualcomm blocked Samsung from selling Exynos processors
Samsung has proven to manufacture very solid processors. Its Exynos chips have always been on par with the best, and they have produced consistent results that rival those of Qualcomm's Snapdragon. So, in case you were wondering why Samsung doesn't sell its chips to other smartphone manufacturers, safe for some Meizu models, you're not alone.
March 27, 2017
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Qualcomm doesn't want you to call its Snapdragon processors 'processors' anymore
Take note, tech writers: as of this morning, Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors are no longer processors. Henceforth, the company would like you to refer to Snapdragon as a "platform." In a post this morning, the San Diego-based chip -- sorry processor -- maker has detailed why it's replaced one p-word with another. and why it thinks you ought to, too.
March 16, 2017
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Qualcomm piqs 'Centriq' as specifiq honorifiq for slicq ARM server chip
And shifts its data center processor wing into its own Inq, er, Inc
August 18, 2016
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Qualcomm rebrands processors as 'platforms'; Snapdragon now reserved for 'premium' devices
Qualcomm announced today that it will be making some branding changes to its Snapdragon chipsets. from now on, they'll be called 'platforms' instead of processors.
March 16, 2017
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Qualcomm Sampling 10nm 48-Core Server SoC
Qualcomm announced this morning they have begun sampling the world's first 10nm server processor.
December 6, 2016
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Details Reveal VR SDK, Performance Up
We know that hardware is a huge factor when it comes to smartphones, especially the CPU. Qualcomm has been hitting the smartphone market hard with their Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and we heard a word about another processor in the works recently. the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. Although we knew very little about this new processor before now, we have some new insights about this new processor from Qualcomm.
September 1, 2016
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 Has Two Different Versions
Back in 2014, Qualcomm released two processors the 808 and 810. It seems like the company is going to be doing the same with the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 830. One would be numbered a bit higher than the other.
October 11, 2016
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Vs Apple A10 Chip, Who Leads In CPU Race?
Recent reports claimed that the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip is capable of beating the Apple A10 chip and that benchmark results show that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 us superior as compared to Apple's chip but some reports claim the exact opposite.
January 5, 2017
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Qualcomm Snapdragon brand changing to reflect its 'platform' capabilities
There's more in that chip than just a CPU.
March 16, 2017
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Qualcomm's Newly Unveiled Snapdragon 600E and 410E Processors Are Aimed at IoT Market
If you recently bought a smartphone from HTC, Samsung, LG, or Huawei, then chances are that it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Qualcomm is a California-based chipmaker and back in 2014 it dominated this market by having a 64% share
September 28, 2016
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 will bring improved battery life and better VR experiences
Expect to see it in devices this spring
January 3, 2017
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Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 835 smokes Apple's A10 chip in AnTuTu benchmark
Although details have now been revealed ahead of Qualcomm's announcement of the Snapdragon 835 at CES 2017, now an AnTuTu benchmark has shown up online that really puts the new processor through its paces. the new chip, which is being produced by Samsung, promises a 10nm FinFET process, 27% better performance, and 40% less power consumption than its predecessor.
January 3, 2017
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Qualcomm, Microsoft team up on Windows Server on ARM servers, submit spec to Open Compute Project
Qualcomm and Microsoft demonstrated Windows Server on Qualcomm's 10nm ARM processors. the collaboration will cover future generations of hardware and software.
March 8, 2017
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Rabbit Semiconductor
Fabless semiconductor firm. Focus: microprocessors and development tools for embedded controls.
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Raspberry Pi 3 creator hopes for Windows 10 desktop OS support
Windows 10 desktop support is feasible, but the final decision is in Microsoft's hands
July 14, 2016
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Raspberry Pi upgrades Compute Module with 10 times the CPU performance
Compute Module for embedded computing gets first big upgrade since 2014.
January 16, 2017
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Raspberry Pi's new Compute Module 3 goes on sale
It has over 10 times the performance of its predecessor and is aimed at industrial applications
January 16, 2017
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Raspberry Pi's new computer for industrial applications goes on sale
The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 has over ten times the performance of its predecessor
January 16, 2017
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Report claims Intel CPUs contain enormous security flaw
For the last ten years, Intel has built remote management technology into various motherboards and processors. the Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) system provides system administrators with a method of remotely controlling and securing PCs that functions independently of the operating system, hard drive, or boot state.
June 16, 2016
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Report: Apple is kind-of-sort-of working on more ARM chips for its Macs
But this doesn't mean Apple is replacing Intel's CPUs, at least not yet.
February 1, 2017
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Report: Apple working on new Mac chip to reduce reliance on Intel processors
The new Apple microprocessor could help improve battery life in the company's laptops.
February 1, 2017
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Report: Intel's 8th gen chips will still use 14nm, will arrive earlier than expected
Last year, Intel announced that it would abandon the Tick-Tock model that had served it for nearly a decade and switch to something called PAO Process, Architecture, Optimization.
February 13, 2017
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Researchers built a microprocessor with a 2D semiconductor
I've heard a lot about graphene and carbon nanotubes, but today was my first visit to the "molybdenum disulfide" Wikipedia entry. Researchers at Tu Wien in Austria have developed a microprocessor that uses 2D molybdenum disulfide as the semiconductor.
April 25, 2017
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Retail AMD Ryzen CPUs Pictured for the First Time
Pictures have surfaced online over at VideoCardz that show over 80 AMD Ryzen processors sitting on a table! Each of the processor lids has Ryzen laser etched into them and they look mighty pretty and look like they need to be benchmarked and overclocked! Could these be what the final retail processors look like?
February 20, 2017
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Retail Boxed CPU Coolers for AMD Ryzen CPUs Pictured
The folks over at Informatica Cero have an 'exclusive' first look at the new AMD Wraith coolers for the upcoming Ryzen 7 series processors. this 'leak' looks like it could be very real as we've seen two part numbers floating around for the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X and the Ryzen 7 1700 since last week when the box art for the CPUs first leaked.
February 20, 2017
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Rockchip Licenses CEVA's Vision Processor IP for Deep Learning
Rockchip, one of the largest fabless semiconductor companies in China, announced that it will license CEVA's vision processor so it can enhance its chips with vision and deep learning acceleration. this January, the CEVA-XM4 processor won Linley's "Best Processor IP" of the year 2015.
August 10, 2016
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Rumor: Intel to Launch High-End X299 HEDT Platform in June
Details of the upcoming X299 platform by Intel with the codename Basin Falls has been published. Earlier rumors mentioned that the platform for the successors to Skylake-X and Kaby-Lake-X processor would release in August, but apparently, Intel has shifted the release a bit earlier to June.
April 10, 2017
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Rumor: is a Windows Bug Holding back AMD Ryzen Performance?
The new AMD Ryzen processors have been out for a while now and while the three available CPU's clearly gained the upper hand on comparable Intel CPU's in multithreading performance, the CPU's performed rather lackluster in other aspects. One of those aspects is gaming and particularly at lower resolutions, where Ryzen performance doesn't seem to be able to match or outperform Intel's chips.
March 10, 2017
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Rumored Intel Kaby Lake-G Series: Modular, Multi-Die, HBM 2, AMD Graphics IP?
Rumors have been making the rounds about an as-of-yet unannounced product from Intel: a Kaby Lake-G series which would mark Intel's return foray to a multi-chip module in a singular package. the company has already played with such a design before with its Clarkdale family of processors - which married a 32 nm CPU as well as a 45 nm GPU and memory controller in a single package.
April 3, 2017
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Ryzen 5 1600X: Building a versatile work-and-play PC with AMD's 6-core CPU champion
With 6 cores and 12 threads, AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X is perfect for affordable work AND play.
April 12, 2017
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Ryzen 7 1800X and Radeon Fury X: Building the water-cooled, fire-breathing apex of AMD power
For the first time in a long time, you can build an enthusiast PC with all-AMD hardware.
March 2, 2017
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Ryzen CPUs explained: Everything you need to know about AMD's disruptive multicore chips
AMD's powerful Ryzen processors democratize CPU cores and challenge Intel's high-end chips.
March 8, 2017
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Ryzen rumors: Perception versus reality with AMD's new CPU
We cut through through the chatter, rumors and hearsay.
March 21, 2017
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Ryzen Thread Scheduling is Just Fine says AMD
AMD has stated that the thread scheduling on the new Ryzen processor is working as intended. AMD says that it has investigated reports that claim incorrect thread scheduling is happening on the Ryzen parts. AMD wrote in a blog post, "Based on our findings, AMD believes that the Windows 10 thread scheduler is operating properly for "Zen," and we do not presently believe there is an issue with the scheduler adversely utilizing the logical and physical configurations of the architecture.'
March 14, 2017
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Ryzen Versus Core i7 In 11 Popular Games
Pre-release Cinebench and Blender benchmarks showing Ryzen ahead of Core i7-6900K gave enthusiasts hope they'd have a cheaper alternative to Intel's brawny Broadwell-E-based CPUs. and while it's fair to say the Ryzen launch went well for AMD in comparisons of pricing and professional application performance, gaming didn't paint the processor in a very good light at all.
March 14, 2017
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Samsung and eSilicon Taped Out 14nm Network Processor with Rambus 28G SerDes Solution
Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced a successful network processor tape-out based on Samsung's 14LPP (Low-Power Plus) process technology in close collaboration with eSilicon and Rambus. this achievement is built on Samsung's cutting-edge foundry process and design infra for network applications, eSilicon's complex ASIC and 2.5D design capability with its IP solutions, and Rambus' high-speed 28G SerDes solution.
March 22, 2017
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Samsung Austin Semiconductor Continues Central Texas Growth with more than $1 Billion in Investment
Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC continues to contribute to the health of the Austin economy by planning to invest more than $1 billion by the first half of 2017. Investments in its facilities will enhance current System LSI production to meet the growing demands in the industry for advanced system-on-chip products especially for mobile and other electronic devices.
November 1, 2016
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Samsung Completes Qualification of its 2nd Generation 10nm Process Technology
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced today that its second generation 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, 10LPP (Low Power Plus), has been qualified and is ready for production. with further enhancement in 3D FinFET structure, 10LPP allows up to 10-percent higher performance or 15-percent lower power consumption compared to the first generation 10LPE (Low-Power Early) process with the same area scaling.
April 19, 2017
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Samsung could displace Intel as the world's biggest chip company in 2017
Samsung's revenue is being driven up by increases in NAND and DRAM pricing.
May 3, 2017
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Samsung could very well beat Intel and become the biggest chip maker in the world soon
Intel might be in for a dethroning this quarter. the company that has given us most of the best PC processors has been the top chip maker since 1993, when it released its first Pentium CPU that jump-started the personal computer market.
May 2, 2017
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Samsung creates an image processor using IBM's brain-chips
IBM's been busy. a couple weeks back they unveiled a new line of neural computing chips that try to mimic the kinds of connections found in the brain. It could unleash incredible new leaps in parallel computing and revolutionize artificial intelligence.
August 17, 2016
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Samsung Expands its Advanced Foundry Offerings with 14LPU and 10LPU Processes
Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced today that it is expanding its advanced foundry process technology offerings with the fourth-generation 14-nanometer (nm) process (14LPU) and the third-generation 10nm process (10LPU) to meet the requirements of next generation products ranging from mobile and consumer electronics to data centers and automotives.
November 2, 2016
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Samsung mass producing 14nm Exynos 7 Dual 7270 mobile application processor
Samsung has announced that it has begun the mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 7270. the Korean company said that it's the first mobile application processor (AP) in the industry designed specifically for wearable devices, using 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology.
October 11, 2016
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Samsung to invest $1 billion in Austin plant to make mobile chips
Samsung will expand the manufacturing capacity of its existing foundry in Austin, Texas
November 1, 2016
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Samsung updates Notebook 9 with Intel Kaby Lake processors
Just ahead of CES 2017, Samsung has unveiled a slightly updated version of its Notebook 9 line. Rather than a vast overhaul, the updated Notebook 9's 13-inch and 15-inch variants pack a similar design to their predecessors, albeit with new Intel 7th-generation Kaby Lake processors and a few other minor tweaks here and there.
December 19, 2016
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Samsung's 14nm FinFET AP Lineup Exynos Series
Samsung introduced its 14nm FinFET application processors (AP) to the industry in early 2015 and has continued to modify the technology to best meet the needs of today's consumers.
October 12, 2016
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Samsung's Exynos 7270 Chip will Let Wearables be Way Smaller
And It Won't Catch on Fire. we Hope.
October 12, 2016
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Samsung's Exynos 8895 features custom CPU cores, first 10nm chip to market
Mobile World Congress doesn't start for a few days, but Samsung has already jumped the gun to announce its own SoC. the Exynos 8895 will be the first 10nm chip produced in commercial volume, and it'll feature a new custom CPU core of Samsung's own design.
February 24, 2017
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Samsung's new chip could allow for smaller LTE smartwatches
Smartwatches are tethered devices. Take away the connected smartphone, and most watches become nothing more than a fitness tracker with a clock and less battery life.
October 13, 2016
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Scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks
A team of international scientists has found a way to make memory chips perform computing tasks. the advance means data could now be processed in the same spot where it is stored, leading to much faster and thinner mobile devices and computers.
January 3, 2017
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Should you upgrade to Intel's upcoming Kaby Lake processors?
Kaby Lake is the next-gen family of Intel processors that consumers will be installing in new PCs. But what's changed? we take a look at some of the new things Intel has done.
October 27, 2016
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Skylake support on Windows 7 and 8.1 given a one-year extension
Security patch availability is also being improved.
March 18, 2016
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Sleeping giant Qualcomm awakens with aim to crush Intel at its own game
With PC and server chips, Qualcomm is now the chip giant that Intel used to be
December 12, 2016
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Snapdragon 835 debuts with DirectX 12 support, Bluetooth 5, gigabit LTE, and much more
Qualcomm offered up a quick look at the Snapdragon 835 back in November, announcing that it would be the company's first SoC to be built on a 10nm node. at CES, we're getting a detailed look at what's on offer with this year's high-end SoC. the 835 is slated to be the first ARM processor to run Windows 10, and as such it merits a detailed look.
January 3, 2017
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Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they'll also change the nature of computing forever
Modern CPU scaling has largely flatlined, thanks to a combination of scaling challenges, intrinsic limits to silicon performance, and a general shift in the market towards lower power devices. Chip designers who want to continue to push the limits of what computers are capable of need to look to specialized architectures and custom designs. that was the message at the Linley Processor Forum according to Linley Gwennap, principle analyst at the Linley Group.
October 4, 2016
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Support for ARM processors is coming to Windows Server
Qualcomm announced today that it's continuing its partnership with Microsoft, bringing "next generation cloud services on its 10 nanometer Qualcomm Centriq 2400 platform." the firm says that the "collaboration will span multiple future generations of hardware, software and systems."
March 8, 2017
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Tested: the truth behind the MacBook Pro's 'terrible' battery life
Many benchmarks later, the answer lies somewhere between a smaller battery and heavier workloads.
February 1, 2017
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Thank you AMD and Nvidia for Rejuvenating your Fan Base
Has 2017 been a great time to build a new PC or what? Intel launched a new platform along with 7th Generation Core series 'Kaby Lake" processors in January and tomorrow we have AMD launching what could very well be their best processor ever with Ryzen and new AM4 boards.
March 1, 2017
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The 32-Core AMD Naples CPU Tech Report
Just 3 months ago, we revealed to you the first AMD Naples + Radeon Instinct reference design. Yet, details were scarce. now that AMD has finally launched their Ryzen 7 desktop processors, they are finally ready to reveal details of the AMD Naples CPU.
March 9, 2017
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The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Processor First Look
The AMD Ryzen is, no doubt, the most anticipated CPU to be introduced in 2017. It is the processor that AMD fans have always wanted, but AMD did not quite deliver... until now. the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X literally blew away the competition, with its 8 cores, large 16 MB cache and highly competitive price.
April 10, 2017
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The AMD Ryzen 5 Processor Tech Report
The AMD Ryzen 5 - a Bigger Slice of the Pie, the Key Features
March 17, 2017
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The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Processor First Look
The AMD Ryzen 7 is, no doubt, the most anticipated processor to be introduced in 2017. this is the 8-core processor that AMD fans always wanted, but AMD did not quite deliver... until now. that changes with the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor.
March 1, 2017
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The AMD Ryzen 7 Performance In 3D Rendering & Video Transcoding
The AMD Ryzen 7 processors are arguably the most anticipated processors of the last few years. this is because they promise to offer 8-core performance at the price of an Intel quad-core processor, with comparable power efficiency!
March 2, 2017
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The AMD Ryzen Summit Ridge Tech Briefing, Key Points Summary
The AMD Tech Summit held in Sonoma, California from Dec 7-9, 2016 was not only very exclusive, it was highly secretive. the second major announcement we have been allowed to reveal is the new AMD Ryzen desktop CPU, formerly known as Summit Ridge.
December 13, 2016
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The Asus Tinker Board is a powerful Raspberry Pi rival that plays 4K video
The Asus Tinker Board offers a solid mini-HTPC alternative to the Raspberry Pi.
January 23, 2017
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The calm before the storm: AMD's Zen bears down on Intel CPUs
More details confirmed ahead of 2017 desktop, server launch -- and don't mention ARM
August 18, 2016
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The fastest computer in the world pushes 125 petaflops of data
It could be a showcase for the Nvidia Tesla and Intel Xeon Phi GPUs.
November 14, 2016
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The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor
Last month, Intel launched its 7th generation refresh of the Core processor family, codenamed Kaby Lake. While the new desktop processor was a moderate improvement over its immediate predecessor, the major news of the launch was that Intel would, for the first time, make Hyper-Threading available on a Pentium-class microprocessor.
February 6, 2017
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The Linux State of AMD's Zen x86 Memory Encryption
With AMD's forthcoming Zen processors is support for some new memory encryption technologies that are of particular benefit for virtualized environments.
September 26, 2016
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The Worldwide AMD Ryzen 5 Price & Availability!
Are you excited about the AMD Ryzen 7 processors, but can't quite afford them? AMD has great news for you -- four AMD Ryzen 5 processors are coming your way... real soon! they are the Ryzen 5 1600X, the Ryzen 5 1600, the Ryzen 5 1500X and the Ryzen 5 1500. In this article, we will reveal the worldwide Ryzen 5 price list, specifications and availability.
March 16, 2017
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This is the closest thing Intel has built to a discrete GPU
Intel Visual Compute Accelerator 2, targeted at servers, includes an Iris Pro P580 graphics processor and three Xeon processors.
April 25, 2017
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This Ryzen 5 1500X all-AMD PC brings compelling 8-thread gaming to the masses
Build a 4-core, 8-thread all-AMD gaming PC doesn't break the bank.
April 13, 2017
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Tiny lasers enable next-gen microprocessors to run faster, less power-hungry
Tiny high-performance lasers grown directly on silicon wafers solve a decades-old semiconductor industry challenge that, until now, has held back the integration of photonics with electronics on the silicon platform. Scientists were able to fabricate tiny lasers directly on silicon -- a huge breakthrough for the semiconductor industry and well beyond. for more than 30 years, the crystal lattice of silicon and of typical laser materials could not match up, making it impossible to integrate the two materials -- until now.
June 2, 2016
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TSMC's 10nm Process 'Totally on Track', Refutes Earlier Reports
According to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the 10nm process is on schedule as opposed to earlier reports claiming that the yields of Samsung's and TSMC's 10nm process were below expectations.
December 29, 2016
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Two More Retail Ryzen 7 1700 Overclock Tested
Last week we headed out and purchased two retail Ryzen 7 1700 CPUs to see what 1700 processors purchased would attain in terms of overclocking. After that we went out and purchased two more retail 1700 CPUs to see what those would do overclocking-wise. After spending some time with those, we have a better picture of what to expect.
March 28, 2017
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U.S. and U.K. Price Points Revealed for AMD's Ryzen Line of Processors
Yesterday, we reported on the leaked Spanish prices for AMD's newest line of Ryzen processors and today we have some information regarding the U.S. and U.K. prices. the listing for the U.K. prices have since been removed, but Hexus managed to grab a screenshot. These prices appear to be in-line with what was revealed yesterday and highlight the point that affordability will be a big selling point for the upcoming line of processors.
February 9, 2017
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U.S. chipmaker plans new factory in China
GlobalFoundries will build a new chip fab in Chengdu, while expanding capacity in Germany, Singapore, and the U.S.
February 10, 2017
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U.S. government warns China to play fair in the chip market
Watch out, China; the U.S. has its eyes on every semiconductor you make
November 2, 2016
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Upcoming Kaby Lake Motherboards Showcased by Supermicro
The first Kaby Lake motherboards have started showing up and these might take a while to hit the shelves but these Kaby Lake motherboards shown off by Supermicro have been updated on the companies website. 4 Kaby Lake motherboards in total have been added and we are going to talk about what each of them has to offer.
November 10, 2016
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Upcoming Linux Tests with a $300 Broadwell-EP Xeon CPU
Unfortunately Intel Corp hadn't sent over any Broadwell-EP hardware earlier this year when launching these new Xeon E5-2600 V5 server processors nor when it came to the high-end consumer Broadwell-E processors. However, I ended up buying a Xeon E5-2609 v4 Broadwell-EP this week for a new system and will be running a variety of upcoming tests.
August 25, 2016
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Upcoming Samsung Exynos 8895 Processor Could be a 4GHz Monster
Word has it that the company is currently testing the upcoming Samsung Exynos processor. Speculations suggest that this would be the Exynos 8895. the Exynos 7420 and the Exynos 8890 featured in the Note 5 and Note 7 respectively are both made on a 14nm node. Word has it that this upcoming Samsung Exynos processor, the Exynos 8895 will be made on a 10nm node. Hence, this has the potential to take a huge leak forwards in the mobile industry.
August 12, 2016
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Vulnerability hits Intel enterprise PCs going back 10 years
The security hole involves enterprise IT management features in the chipmaker's firmware
May 2, 2017
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Watch out, Intel! AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors are almost here
Whenever I build a computer, I often look to AMD processors first. It is partly from tradition -- I have long preferred the company's processors, but that is hardly a reason to buy something. Actually, I turn to AMD because its chips are both powerful and affordable. for gaming in particular, there is a lot of value to be had from the company's CPUs.
February 22, 2017
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Watch overclockers push Intel's crazy 10-core Broadwell-E chip to 5.7GHz
Liquid nitrogen is being employed to keep the chip cool while it runs at almost double standard speed
May 31, 2016
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Wave of the future: Terahertz chips a new way of seeing through matter
Electromagnetic pulses lasting one millionth of a millionth of a second may hold the key to advances in medical imaging, communications and drug development. But the pulses, called terahertz waves, have long required elaborate and expensive equipment to use.
February 9, 2017
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What you Need to Know About Ryzen, AMD's Shot at an Intel-Killing Chip
Sometimes it feels like computers have reached peak speed. Often times, when trolling YouTube or playing a quick round of Overwatch the limitations on performance seem tied to something else.
March 2, 2017
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Where to order the new AMD Ryzen 7 processors
AMD has announced just how much consumers will have to pay for the new Ryzen 7 processors, and the 1800X, 1700X, and 1700 CPUs are now available for online order. Depending on your location, you can place an order for the next-gen AMD processors at participating retailers and online stores.
March 2, 2017
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Why AMD is Pushing Zen-Based Processors release to 2017
AMD was getting ready for their Zen-based processors release until they decided to push it to 2017. There is good reason for that too. One of the reasons would be the competition against Intel. Putting up a fight against Intel is serious business and I do not think AMD was ready to make that kind of a move even they they were aiming at the high end CPU market.
June 10, 2016
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Why Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds prefers x86 chips over ARM processors
Torvalds has an affinity for x86 because of the infrastructure and ecosystem
October 7, 2016
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Why the new Ryzen chips will benefit AMD and Intel users
AMD failed to break Intel's dominant position in the CPU market during the past decade, but the company's new Ryzen processors should shake things up – and that's a good thing for consumers.
March 2, 2017
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Why would you want a 1,000 core processor?
Are you familiar with the highly influential piece for programmers by Herb Sutter called "The Free Lunch is Over"? He wrote it in 2004, just when CPU clock speeds were at a zenith. back in those days, software developers could count on Moore's Law double the speed of their software every couple years.
June 23, 2016
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Why you should not get excited over Windows Server on ARM
There is a long string of failures behind these efforts.
March 22, 2017
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Windows 7 and 8.1 Intel Skylake support extended until July 2018
Businesses who don't want to update yet to Windows 10 on new PCs that have Intel's six-generation "Skylake" Core processors have some more time to make the transition from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
March 18, 2016
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Windows 7 and 8.1 Support Extended for Skylake Processors
Previously, it was announced by Microsoft that the Windows 7 and 8.1 support would end in July 2017. Later on, this decision was altered and Windows 7 and 8.1 support was extended to July 2018. Now, it seems that Microsoft is making changes to this plan yet again and if you have a Skylake processor and you are running Windows 7 or 8.1 then you will have support till the end life of the OS.
August 12, 2016
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Windows 10 support comes to Via x86 chips
You can now build Windows 10 PCs with Pico-ITX boards powered by Via x86 chips. Hurray!
March 8, 2016
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With Kaby Lake, Intel finally brings Hyper-Threading to its Pentium-branded processors
Last week, we reviewed Intel's Core i7-7700K and discussed the details on the Kaby Lake refresh cycle, including Intel's new Core i3, i5, and i7 processors. Intel, however, appears to have had one more trick up its sleeve. the CPU giant announced multiple new Pentium-class CPUs based on Kaby Lake, including the first Pentium SKUs to feature Hyper-Threading since Intel retired the Pentium 4.
January 11, 2017
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Worried about China, the U.S. pushes for homegrown chip development
The White House has established the Semiconductor Working Group to encourage development
November 1, 2016
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You can stream Sony's 4K with HDR movies on your PC, but only if you have Intel's new chip
Sony introduced its 4K movie streaming service, Ultra, at CES this year in coordination with its release of its 4K HDR TVs. now the company is teaming up with Intel to bring its streaming service to any PC that has an Intel 7th Gen Core processor, which Intel introduced at IFA this week. Ultra will be available in January.
September 1, 2016
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You Really Shouldn't Delidd AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs
Power users sometimes really go the extra mile towards achieving the best performance on their hardware. and sometimes, this process includes delidding, as in, removing the processor's Integrated Heatspreader (IHS). this would allow for users to sometimes replace less than perfect TIM (Thermal Interface Material) companies use, achieving lower operating temperatures, and possibly even higher overclocks.
March 10, 2017
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Zen Q&A with AMD's CTO: 'We're bringing competition back to high-performance x86'
AMD is pretty much betting the company on the new Zen core. we wanted to know more.
August 18, 2016
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Overclocking

How to overclock your PC's CPU
Boost the performance of your CPU and avoid a costly upgrade.
April 17, 2017
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Overclocking GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to 2.1 GHz Using Water
Our launch coverage showed that Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition is held back by its stock cooler. So, we replaced the vapor chamber and centrifugal fan with a custom water-cooling loop. was it worth it? Absolutely!
March 13, 2017
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Overclockers have pushed Intel's new Broadwell chip to 5.7GHz
Liquid nitrogen is being employed to keep the chip cool while it runs at almost double standard speed
May 31, 2016
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The overclocking downlow: how breaking your computer makes it faster
Some people crack open their computers, force their processors to run to near melting point and use liquid nitrogen to keep the whole thing in check. Here's why.
September 28, 2016
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