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CPU Coolers

5 CPU coolers to fit your budget (and your case)
Air or water; that is the question.
June 21, 2017
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A closer look at AMD's new Ryzen Pro chips
AMD has unveiled its plans to topple Intel's dominance of the commercial and enterprise PC market with the reveal of a new family of super-powerful processors.
June 30, 2017
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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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AMD to Include AIO Liquid Coolers with Ryzen Threadripper Processors
In a move that could drown out the value proposition of competing Core X processors even further, AMD is reportedly including all-in-one liquid CPU coolers with its two upcoming Ryzen Threadripper processor models, the 12-core/24-thread 1920X and the 16-core/32-thread 1950X.
July 17, 2017
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AMD Trims Prices of the Ryzen 7 1700 and 1700X
AMD recently cut the price of its current flagship desktop processor Ryzen 7 1800X from its USD $499 launch price to $469. At the time, it left prices of the Ryzen 7 1700 and Ryzen 7 1700X untouched. It looks like the two received small price-cuts as well. The Ryzen 7 1700X is now priced at $349 in leading online stores, down from its launch price of $399.
June 1, 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 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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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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Cooler Master Announces Support for AMD Ryzen Threadripper and Socket TR4
Cooler Master has announced support for AMD Ryzen Threadripper and Socket TR4 for its AIO liquid CPU coolers through the usage of a mounting kit (RL-TR4B-MLLS-R1). The list of compatible coolers includes the MasterLiquid 240 and 120, MasterLiquid 240L RGB, MasterLiquid 120L RGB, Lite 240 and Lite 120.
August 7, 2017
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Cooler Master Supports Socket TR4 With New Bracket
Cooler Master announced a new mounting kit for its line of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers that supports AMD's massive 4,094-pin Ryzen Threadripper processor.
August 8, 2017
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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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CRYORIG Releases NZXT CAM Powered H7 Quad Lumi RGB Cooler
PC cooling and peripherals innovator CRYORIG announces their collaboration project with NZXT, the software controlled RGB LED H7 Quad Lumi will be releasing this June. The H7 Quad Lumi is based on CRYORIG's award winning H7, the H7 Quad Lumi features a total of four 6 mm high-end copper heatpipes, NZXT CAM Powered Lumi Lighting System as well as a new QF120 1.600 RPM LED fan. Co-developed with NZXT, CRYORIG has managed to add a built-in RGB LED controller directly into the H7 Quad Lumi. Running on NZXT's CAM, the H7 Quad Lumi can independently control the logo and base lighting of the heatsink through CAM software and smartphone app.
May 17, 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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DeepCool Announce White Variant of the Captain 240EX RGB AIO
DeepCool have come forward to announce a slight variation on their Captain 240EX RGB AIO solution, which we've covered in the past. The new version offers the exact same features as the 240EX RGB (non white) version, such as software control of the RGB lighting (ASUS' Aura Sync, MSI's Mystic Light and Gigabyte's RGB Fusion), or through an included wired controller.
August 9, 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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EK's Threadripper Supremacy EVO water blocks
EK Waterblocks have announced the EK Supremacy EVO full cover waterblock and cold plate for the new AMD Threadripper processors. You have your choice of Nickel, Acetal and Nickel or Full Nickel models, depending on your preference.
August 11, 2017
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Enermax Liqtech TR4 AIO Liquid Cooler Has Your Threadripper Processor Covered
Another day, another company announces all-on-one cooler support for AMD's HEDT Threadripper processor. What sets Enermax's announcement apart from everyone else in the industry is the fact that the company designed these coolers specifically for socket TR4 processors. Whereas other companies are simply including updated TR4 brackets with their existing coolers, Enermax went the extra mile with a cold plate large enough to to completely cover the massive Threadripper processor.
August 9, 2017
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Exclusive Threadripper Socket TR4 Schematics, Cooler Compatibility
AMD's 4,094-pin socket, which is paired with the X399 chipset for Threadripper, is massive by any measure. AMD christened it as Socket TR4 (SP3r2) for consumer motherboards and Socket SP3 for EPYC servers. The physical dimensions of both LGA (Land Grid Array) sockets are identical.
July 27, 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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How to buy and install a closed-loop liquid cooler--it's not as scary as you think
Sealed all-in-one liquid-cooling systems are safe, effective, and easy to install.
June 1, 2017
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ID-Cooling Announces SE-214L Tower-type CPU Cooler
ID-COOLING, a cooling solution provider focusing on thermal dissipation and fan technology research and production for over 10 years, released one new CPU Cooler with a newly developed 120mm to 130mm fan, named SE-214L. SE-214L is built with 4 pieces of 7mm heatpipes, which are flattened to touch the processor directly so as to draw the heat right away and conduct it to the heatsink fins. Cooling performance is enhanced by the bigger heatsink body measuring 120 x 53 x 160 mm (L*W*H).
June 19, 2017
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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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Noctua Shows Off LGA2066-ready Retention Modules
Noctua showed off protoypes of variants of its various high-end CPU coolers, which come with support for Intel's Core X family socket LGA2066 processors. While LGA2066 has a higher pin-count, it has the same exact CPU cooler mount-hole spacing as LGA2011(v3), and as such, any LGA2011-compatible cooler should run on LGA2066. All Core i7 LGA2011(v3) chips are either 140W or below.
June 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 Kraken X62, X52 and X61 compatible with AMD Ryzen Threadripper
NZXT has announced that their three popular AiO watercoolers, the Kraken X62, Kraken X52, and Kraken X61 will be compatible with Threadripper, arriving soon to retailers.
July 31, 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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Phanteks Adds An AMD Water Block To Its Line Of CPU Liquid Coolers
Phanteks added a new water block for use with AMD processors to its current line of CPU liquid coolers. The Glacier C350A is compatible with any aftermarket open-loop water cooling system that uses standard G1/4 type fittings. The polished clear acrylic cover is fastened to a nickel-plated copper base. The Glacier C350A water block is available with anodized satin black or a mirrored chrome accents.
May 24, 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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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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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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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

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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$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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$2000 Intel 18-Core CPU Specs Revealed Alongside 14- and 16-Core Versions
To the core.
August 8, 2017
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$2000 Intel 18-Core CPU Specs Revealed Alongside 14- and 16-Core Versions
To the core.
August 8, 2017
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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 Look At The Xeon Gold 6138 + Tyan GT24E-B7106 1U Linux Server Performance
Last week I began testing the Tyan GT24E-B7106, a 1U barebones server designed for Intel's new Xeon Scalable processors. I am still carrying out many benchmarks of the Tyan GT24E-B7106 paired with two of the Xeon Gold 6138 CPUs, but for those curious about the Linux performance potential of this server when slotting in 96GB of DDR4-2666 RDIMMs and these two CPUs that yield a combined total of 40 cores / 80 threads, here are some initial benchmarks.
August 23, 2017
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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 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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Alienware Inks Ryzen Threadripper 16-core Exclusivity Deal with AMD
Alienware has inked an exclusivity deal with AMD which makes it the only pre-built gaming PC vendor to sell desktops with 16-core Ryzen Threadripper processors, until the end of 2017. The company's upcoming Area 51 desktops will feature AMD's flagship 16-core/32-thread processors, combined with quad-channel memory, and the fastest graphics card options money can buy.
June 19, 2017
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Alphacool Eisbaer 420 Liquid CPU Cooler Pictured
Here are some of the first pictures of Alphacool Eisbaer 420, a closed-loop AIO liquid CPU cooler by one of the few manufacturers that doesn't sell re-branded Asetek wares. The cooler is designed for extreme overclocked setups using HEDT processors, and supports upcoming HEDT sockets.
May 30, 2017
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Alphacool Presents the Eisblock Flatboy Waterblock for Socket TR4 Systems
Alphacool has been growing their product portfolio immensely as of late, and now, the company is teasing the Eisblock Flatboy, the company's specifically-designed waterblock for AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. Threadripper CPUs have one of the biggest surface areas ever encountered in a consumer processor; because of that, not all cooling solutions are appropriate to cool the up-to 16 cores and 32 threads monsters, with a higher surface area than normal being needed.
August 17, 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 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 Announces AGESA Update 1.0.0.6 - Supports up to 4000 MHz Memory Clocks
You've probably heard of AMD's AGESA updates by now - the firmware updates that are ironing out the remaining kinks in AMD's Ryzen platform, which really could have used a little more time in the oven before release. However, kinks have been disappearing, the platform has been maturing and evolving, and AMD has been working hard in improving the experience for consumers and enthusiasts alike.
May 26, 2017
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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 Radeon Pro WX 2100, WX 3100 for Workstations
AMD has recently added two new offerings to their WX series of professional, workstation-oriented graphics cards. The WX 2100 and WX 3100 are entry-level offerings for the professional market, with 512 stream processors running at 1,219 MHz on a 14 nm graphics processor based on the Polaris architecture. The RX 2100 features 2GB of GDDR5 memory on a 64-bit interface; the RX 3100 doubles those figures to 4GB of memory on a 128-bit interface.
June 12, 2017
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AMD Announces Ryzen PRO Desktop Processors
Following the global excitement generated by the launch of its new EPYC family of server processors, AMD today added another tier to its enterprise CPU portfolio with the introduction of AMD Ryzen PRO desktop processors. Designed to meet the demands of today's compute-intensive workplace, Ryzen PRO desktop processors will bring reliability, security, and performance to enterprise desktops worldwide.
June 29, 2017
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AMD Announces the Ryzen 3 Series Desktop Processors
AMD today announced its Ryzen 3 series value desktop processors in the socket AM4 package. The lineup consists of the Ryzen 3 1200 priced at $109, and the faster Ryzen 3 1300X priced at $129; and compete with Intel Core i3 dual-core SKUs, such as the i3-7100 and the i3-7300, respectively.
July 27, 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 Announces Threadripper 16 Core/32 Thread HEDT CPUs and More
Yesterday, May 16, AMD held its Financial Analyst Day where the company talked about its long-term strategy for delivering products and technologies to various compute markets. It also announced made some product announcements, such as revealing the Zen-based Naples CPUs for the server market are going to be named EPYC and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition GPU for machine learning and advanced visualization.
May 17, 2017
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AMD Broadens Compatibility List of DDR4 Memory for Ryzen
AMD today posted an updated compatibility list of DDR4 memory kits for Ryzen processors. While just about any DDR4 memory kit will run on socket AM4 motherboards, a limited few have been tested by AMD to run reliably at speeds such as DDR4-3200, DDR4-2933, DDR4-2667, and DDR4-2400. AMD's new compatibility list contains a wider selection of DDR4 memory modules that have been tested by AMD to work reliably on Ryzen processors.
June 19, 2017
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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 CEO Talks Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen 3 Series in Latest Company Video
In a video presentation posted on the company's official YouTube channel, AMD CEO Lisa Su talked at length about the two new lines of Ryzen desktop processors the company plans to launch later this month. This includes the Ryzen Threadripper HEDT socket TR4 processor at the higher-end of the lineup, and the new Ryzen 3 series socket AM4 processors at the lower-end.
July 13, 2017
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AMD Clarifies Vega and Server Rollouts, Talks Zen Follow-Ups
AMD's Financial Analyst Day last week answered some questions about the company's long-term roadmap and plans for projects like Vega, Ryzen, and its new server platform, Epyc. Many of you still had questions, however, about the timing and nature of some of the updates we would see later on this year, when Vega might launch for consumer cards, and what's next for AMD.
May 23, 2017
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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 Defends MCM Approach for Building 32-core EPYC: Huge Cost Savings of ~41%
AMD, presenting at a HotChips talk, packed with VLSI gurus, defended its decision to make AMD EPYC enterprise processors in the socket SP3r2 package a multi-chip module (MCM) of four 8-core "Summit Ridge" dies, rather than building a monolithic 32-core die.
August 23, 2017
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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 Ryzen Mobile CPUs, Asus Shows Them Off In ROG Strix GL702ZC
AMD took the wraps off its mobile Ryzen CPUs at its press conference at Computex in Taipei on Wednesday, and they're coming to laptops very soon.
May 31, 2017
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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 EPYC 7000 Series CPUs Launched
AMD has formally announced today their EPYC 7000 series line-up of processors, their server/workstation offerings based on Zen to finally battle Intel's multi-year dominance with Xeon and AMD's long-awaited successor to the Opteron family.
June 19, 2017
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AMD EPYC 7000 Series Processor Set To Change The Game
When AMD first dreamed up the Zen core architecture they did it to disrupt the datacenter platforms and they new they needed a 32-core processor to do that. AMD came up with a new architecture from the ground up and that would be AMD's new EPYC server chip.
June 19, 2017
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AMD EPYC 7000 series specs and performance leaked
We got our hands on EPYC 7000 series press deck.
June 15, 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 Generation A-Series And Athlon Processors To Retail
AMD originally detailed its 7th Generation Bristol Ridge A-Series APUs and Athlon processors during Computex 2016. The OEM and system integrator launch followed in September 2016 and was most noteworthy for heralding the first details of the AM4 socket and B350/A350 chipsets. HP, Lenovo, and a number of system integrators soldiered on with systems in the interim. Unfortunately, AMD never specified a launch date or pricing for the PIB (Product In Box) units that you could buy at retail.
July 27, 2017
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AMD launches its budget Ryzen 3 chips starting at $109
AMD is filling out its processor lineup today with the launch of its budget-focused Ryzen 3 chips.
July 27, 2017
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AMD launches its Epyc server chip to take on Intel in the data center
Epyc is a multimodule SoC based on the 'Zen' architecture of its Ryzen Threadripper PC processor, offering a whopping 32 cores
June 19, 2017
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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 Launches Ryzen PRO CPUs: Enhanced Security, Longer Warranty, Better Quality
This morning AMD is introducing their Ryzen PRO processors for business and commercial desktop PCs. The new lineup of CPUs includes the Ryzen 3 PRO, Ryzen 5 PRO and Ryzen 7 PRO families with four, six, or eight cores running at various frequencies. A superset to the standard Ryzen chips, the PRO chips have the same feature set as other Ryzen devices, but also offer enhanced security, 24 months availability, a longer warranty and promise to feature better chip quality.
June 29, 2017
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AMD Launches Ryzen PRO Series, Offers A Taste Of Ryzen 3
AMD's Ryzen 7 and 5 series processors shook up the market with more cores, threads, and lower price points than Intel's competing models. The company continues that trend with its newly announced Ryzen PRO processors, which include a lineup of Ryzen 7, 5 and 3 models. The Ryzen PRO series is destined for commercial-grade applications, but the Ryzen 3 PRO models should give us some insight into the mainstream Ryzen 3 lineup, which AMD has announced in vague terms without any key details.
June 29, 2017
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AMD muscles in on Xeon's turf as it unveils Epyc
Multiply a Ryzen by four and all of a sudden Intel has some real competition.
June 19, 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 quietly reveals Ryzen 3 chip details with Ryzen Pro's launch
Unannounced Ryzen 3 info just quietly got announced.
June 29, 2017
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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 Readies B2 Stepping of the Ryzen "Summit Ridge" Silicon
AMD is readying a new stepping of its 14 nm "Summit Ridge" eight-core CPU silicon, which powers its socket AM4 Ryzen processors, according to Canard PC. The new B2 stepping reportedly addresses a lot of hardware-level errata which cannot be fixed merely by AGESA updates. According to Canard PC, the changes seem to be focused on the uncore components of "Summit Ridge."
June 19, 2017
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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 Releases Two Ryzen 3 Processors: Budget-Level Quad-Core CPUs
Four cores for cheap.
July 27, 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 reveals EPYC 7000 server processor series
AMD has revealed its re-entry into the server market with a new family of super-powered data centre processors.
June 21, 2017
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AMD reveals more about Ryzen 3 and Threadripper -- Intel should be worried
AMD is making big moves lately. While the company never really went away, for a while it was clearly struggling to match up to Intel on both performance and value. Slowly but surely, the consumer-friendly company has become much more competitive. Its Ryzen 5 and 7 processors are excellent multi-core performers, while its Radeon RX 500 series of graphics cards offers amazing performance at a low price. Heck, its GPUs are very popular for cryptocurrency miners too.
July 13, 2017
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AMD Reveals Some Threadripper and R3 Information
At long last AMD has finally released some specs for the upcoming Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen R3 CPUs, which complete the Ryzen lineup at the top and bottom, respectively. The two R3 processors are 4-core/4-thread CPUs with the R3 1200 sporting a base clock of 3.1 GHz and a boost of 3.4 GHz, while the R3 1300X will have a base of 3.5 GHz and a boost of 3.7 GHz. The R3 CPUs will also be launching later this month on July 27, and as they use the AM4 socket they can installed in the already available A320, B350, and X370 motherboards.
July 13, 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 and 1300X review - Introduction
AMD is rattling all the cages in the processor industry as they offer another shift in the CPU arena. Entry level processors are going quad-core! Yes, AMD is at it again, this time with their Ryzen 3 series processors, in this review we test both their Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300X SKUs. That means you can gain tremendous performance in the lowest price bracket.
July 27, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300X Processor Review
AMD Ryzen 3 -- Low Cost Quad-Cores For the Masses
July 27, 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 3 1300X Review
Fresh from a successful roll-out of mainstream Ryzen 7 and 5 CPUs, AMD's attack on Intel now extends down into the low-end with its Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200 processors, which the company is making available today.
July 27, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 3 And Threadripper CPU Release Date And Specs Announced
To the core.
July 13, 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 1400 Linux Benchmarks: 27-Way CPU Comparison On Ubuntu
If you are looking to get an AMD Zen CPU on a budget, the cheapest Ryzen 5 CPU in the current line-up is the 1400 model, which for $160 USD will get you a quad-core processor plus Hyper Threading and clocks up to 3.4GHz. Here are some benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 on Ubuntu 17.04 compared to various other Intel and AMD CPUs over the years.
July 6, 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 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 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 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 9 Series "Threadripper" CPU Socket Detailed
AMD Ryzen 9 "Threadripper" series 12-core, 14-core, and 16-core client desktop processors, which will form the company's next-generation high-end desktop (HEDT) lineup, which goes against Intel Core i9 "Skylake-X" series, could come in a brand new socket.
May 16, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 9 "Threadripper" Lineup Leaked
Today is an eventful day in the tech world, with two high-impact leaks already offering themselves up to our scrutiny. we had previously covered AMD's upcoming HEDT platform, based on the company's new X399 chipset, as having a quite distinctive lineup of processors, with not only 16 and 12-core offerings hot on foundries presses', but also some 14-core, 28-thread chips as well.
May 15, 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 2000 Series Processors Based on Refined 14 nm Process
At its Analyst Day follow-up conference call, AMD confirmed that the company could build a new generation of Ryzen processors on 14 nm (albeit refined 14 nm) process, before transitioning to "Zen2," which will be built on the 7 nm process.
May 19, 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 Mobile APU's will Feature On-Die Vega Graphics -- 40 Percent Boost
Before AMD Ryzen processors came out, AMD processors were positioned to the mainstream market and below. now that AMD has released seven different processors in the Ryzen series the company can now target the high performance compute market. There are three AMD Ryzen 7 processors that came out on March 2nd, 2017 and then those were followed up by four AMD Ryzen 5 on April 11th, 2017.
May 16, 2017
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AMD Ryzen Mobile Solutions to Launch at the End of 2017
Today on their Financial Analyst day 2017, AMD's Mark Papermaster confirmed the existence of Ryzen mobile products. Namely, Papermaster said "(...) with Ryzen mobile coming out at the end of the year." These will launch on the second half of 2017, in two-in-1 systems, ultraportable, and gaming products.
May 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 Processors Get Performance Increase in Rise of the Tomb Raider
If you play Rise of the Tomb Raider by Crystal Dynamics and use an AMD Ryzen processor you'll be getting a nice performance increase with the latest version of the game that is already out on Steam. Starting with game version 770.1 there is a patch that boosts performance for 1080p gaming significantly.
June 26, 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 Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X Announced: Flagship Performance at $999
In a surprise move with no real indication as to why, AMD has decided to reveal some of the most exciting and interesting information surrounding Threadripper and Ryzen 3, both due out in just a few short weeks. AMD CEO Lisa Su and CVP of Marketing John Taylor (along with guest star Robert Hallock) appear in a video being launched on the AMD YouTube website today to divulge the naming, clock speeds and pricing for the new flagship HEDT product line under the Ryzen brand.
July 13, 2017
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Overclocked to 4.1 GHz With Liquid Cooling
Redditor "callingthewolf" has posted what is an awe-inspiring result for AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (that's an interesting username for sure; let's hope that's the only similarity to the boy who cried wolf.) The 16-core, 32-thread processor stands as the likely taker for the HEDT performance crown (at least until Intel's 14-core plus HEDT CPUs make their debut on the X299 platform.)
August 9, 2017
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper Coming Summer 2017 with 16 Cores
Looking for something better than AMD Ryzen 7 processors? AMD just announced that Ryzen Threadripper is coming out this summer and will have 16 cores and 32 threads! that is twice as many cores and threads as Ryzen 7 and 60% more cores than what Intel has to offer in the consumer market. AMD will be bringing out a new high-end platform that improves memory bandwidth and I/O bandwidth when Threadripper comes out. AMD will give more details on Threadripper at Computex 2017!
May 16, 2017
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU Packaging Looks Wicked
Have you been wondering what the packaging will look like for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper retail boxed processors?
July 24, 2017
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper: Everything we know so far about this monster CPU
With 16 cores on tap, AMD's Threadripper just might be the fastest consumer CPU ever sold.
May 22, 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 ships Ryzen 3, facing Intel's Core i3 with more performance for less money
AMD hopes a cheap, fast Ryzen 3 will attract budget users.
July 27, 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 off Epyc Processor Aimed at Datacenter Market & More
AMD's Financial Analyst day is currently taking place this afternoon and Dr. Lisa Su, AMD President and Chief Executive Officer, is explaining what she is doing to expand margin and revenue growth to keep the company profitable.
May 16, 2017
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AMD Shows Off Threadripper and Ryzen Mobile, and Dates EPYC and Vega
Of course EPYC is not exactly a part meant for most people, but there was also some good news for the Ryzen series of CPUs. A lot of this news was from the OEMs that are putting Ryzen into their offerings, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, and Lenovo. The ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix GL7027C laptop will actually use a Ryzen 7 CPU, making it the world's first 8-core gaming laptop.
May 31, 2017
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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 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 Teases Ryzen Threadripper Packaging, Lisa Su for Scale
The AMD social teams have been had at work this morning, teasing out images of the packaging for its upcoming Ryzen Threadripper retail processor.
July 24, 2017
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AMD Threadripper 1920X and 1950X CPU Details: 12/16 Cores, 4 GHz Turbo, $799 and $999
Double dies means double pretty much everything: Threadripper would support up to 16 cores, up to 32 MB of L3 cache, quad-channel memory support, and would require a new socket/motherboard platform called X399, sporting a massive socket with 4094-pins (and also marking an LGA socket for AMD). By virtue of being sixteen cores, AMD is seemingly carving a new consumer category above HEDT/High-End Desktop, which we've coined the 'Super High-End Desktop', or SHED for short.
July 13, 2017
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AMD Threadripper 1950X Linux Benchmarks
Last week I was able to finally get my hands on a Threadripper 1950X system thanks to AMD for being able to deliver some Linux tests from this high-end desktop platform. The Threadripper 1950X as a reminder is a 16-core processor with 32 threads via SMT, 3.4GHz base frequency, 4.0GHz boost frequency, quad-channel DDR4 support, and support for 64 PCI-E lanes.
August 28, 2017
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AMD Threadripper processors will come with liquid coolers according to sources
AMD recently announced that its latest high-end processor dubbed Threadripper would go on sale in August; however, according to new sources, the high-end chip will ship with liquid cooling right in the box, unlike the usual air coolers, or in the case of Intel's high-end line, no cooler at all.
July 17, 2017
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AMD to Build "Zen 2" and "Zen 3" Processors on 7 nm Process: CTO
AMD is in no mood to stick to the 14 nm process for as long as Intel has (building four performance x86 CPU micro-architectures on it). In an interview with EE Times, AMD CTO Mark Papermaster confirmed that the company's "Zen 2" and "Zen 3" CPU micro-architectures will be built on the next-generation 7 nm silicon fab process. Transition to the 7 nm process is not as straightforward as optically shrinking your chip designs and shipping them over to your foundry.
July 25, 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 Unveils EPYC Server Processor Models And Pricing Guidelines
AMD officially unveiled the breadth of its new EPYC server processor line, as well as rough pricing guidelines, at its Tech Day in Austin, Texas. AMD has enjoyed significant success with its new Zen architecture, which serves as the foundation of its Ryzen lineup of desktop host processors, and due to the modularity of the design, the company will employ the same building blocks in its forthcoming EPYC server lineup.
June 19, 2017
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AMD Unveils Record-Setting EPYC Datacenter Processor
Today, AMD, along with its global ecosystem of server customers and partners, launched the EPYC 7000 series of high-performance datacenter processors. With up to 32 high-performance "Zen" cores and an unparalleled feature set, the record-setting AMD EPYC design delivers greater performance across a full range of integer, floating point, memory bandwidth, and I/O benchmarks and workloads.
June 19, 2017
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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 Unveils Threadripper Retail Packaging
The enthusiast world eagerly awaits the debut of AMD's Threadripper processors. They'll be Intel's first real high-end desktop challenger in ages and could upset the pricing status quo. In the interim, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took to Twitter to unveil the processors' retail packaging.
July 24, 2017
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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 X399 Platform Lacks NVMe RAID Booting Support
AMD's connectivity-rich Ryzen Threadripper HEDT platform may have an Achilles's heel after all, with reports emerging that it lacks support for booting from NVMe RAID. You can still have bootable NVMe RAID volumes using NVMe RAID HBAs installed as PCI-Express add-on cards.
August 4, 2017
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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+, 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 Bristol Ridge APUs Released for the AM4 Platform in Retail Channels
AMD's AM4 socket really is shaping up to be one of the company's most versatile to date. From true quad-core CPUS (just now available through Ryzen 3's launch through to veritable svelte behemoths 8-core, 16-thread CPUs, AM4 has something for every consumer.
July 27, 2017
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AMD's budget Ryzen 3 processors will start at $109, available today
AMD's Ryzen 3 processors the budget, low-end of its resurgent Ryzen brand are out today, and we've finally got pricing details. For now, AMD is offering two Ryzen 3 chips: the base Ryzen 3 1200 for $109, and the more powerful Ryzen 3 1300X for $129.
July 27, 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 Entry-Level 16-core, 32-thread Threadripper to Reportedly Cost $849
AMD has recently announced that at least nine models are in preparation for their new HEDT line-up, which will, for now, feature processors with up to 16 cores and 32 threads. The entry-level 16-core chip, the Threadripper 1998, will come in at 3.20 GHz with 3.60 GHz boost, 155 W TDP, and is absent of XFR.
June 6, 2017
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AMD's market share is Ryzen
The designers of Passmark benchmarking software have noticed a trend in the past year, a surge in the number of AMD processors being tested. The jump is quite impressive and even if it does not directly represent sales it certainly suggests that AMD's recent launch of Ryzen has been attracting enthusiasts.
July 4, 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 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 Ryzen 3 lineup brings competitive quad-core CPUs to the masses
The CPU core wars continue.
July 13, 2017
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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 Mobile chips are ready for liftoff, with the new Ryzen Pro not far behind
There's a juicy "Vega" suprise in AMD's new mobile chip, too.
May 16, 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 Ryzen Threadripper packaging is slicker than your average processor
Processor packaging isn't something you normally think of as "sexy," but AMD is changing that with its Ryzen Threadripper lineup.
July 24, 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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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 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 Cortex A55/A75 Get Tuned Up In GCC
ARM's Cortex A55 and A75 processors have received their initial tuning support within the GCC 8 compiler code.
June 21, 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 Leaks Specifications on AMD's Upcoming Ryzen 3 CPUs
We expect to know a little more about AMD's Ryzen 3 processors soon, which are expected to compete against Intel's Core i3 processors while offering a full-blown, true quad-core design against Intel's dual-core + HyperThreading solutions. However, it would seem that ASUS itself has given up a little of the game away, through a processor compatibility list for its upcoming Crosshair VI Hero WIFI AC motherboard.
May 16, 2017
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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 II X3 versus Ryzen 3: How AMD's Performance Has Evolved & Performance-Per-Watt
Having the recent AMD Ryzen 3 1200 / 1300X CPUs I decided it would make for an interesting comparison how the old Athlon II X3 compares to AMD's low-end CPU of today, the Ryzen 3 processors based on Zen. Here are those benchmarks that also include performance-per-Watt and overall AC system power consumption numbers.
August 17, 2017
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Misc. - B

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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Best CPU for Your Custom PC
 
August 7, 2017
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Bigger is better: Quantum volume expresses computer's limit
Quantum computing benchmark looks at fundamental limit of computer, not speed.
May 17, 2017
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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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Buyer Beware! Reports Of Fake Ryzen CPUs Popping Up On Retail Sites
Although this is the first time we have seen fake Ryzen processor for sale, the scam isn't new. In the past, we have seen counterfeit Core i7 processors sold by reputable retailers, as well as fake AMD A-Series A8-7600 processors making the rounds on Amazon.
July 17, 2017
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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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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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Cisco's fifth UCS server generation surfaces
Processor black hole waiting for Intel announcement
July 11, 2017
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Coming Xeon 'scalable' family will run SAP HANA '1.6 times faster'
Optane persistent memory support from Cascade Lake Xeon SPs in 2018
May 17, 2017
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Computers made of genetic material?
Researchers conduct electricity using DNA-based nanowires
November 9, 2016
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Counting Cores ... Intel on the Bench
There is a $50 difference in price between these two chips, $390 versus $340, which will be within the price range of many of enthusiasts. The i7-7700K's cores run at a higher frequency but there are only four whereas the i7-7800X has a half dozen.
July 14, 2017
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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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Core i9-7900X Skylake-X Review Shows Up
An Intel Core i9-7900X has appeared for a full review at the site Hexus.net. Spoiler alert, it clocks to 4.7 GHz on all ten cores with relative ease (only taking 1.25 V, apparently, though it racked up nearly 100°C in Cinebench at that voltage).
June 16, 2017
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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 architecture after Moore's Law: What's next?
As Moore's Law loses relevance, specialization may have to replace raw speed in microprocessor design.
July 24, 2017
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CPU Buyer's Guide: Q2 2017
So far the first half of this year has been mildly insane. Back in 2016, we had the best part of 1.5-2 platform launches and it was a quiet year on the CPU side. So far this year we have had three or four launches, with another few in the pipeline to come. With Kaby Lake, Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 out of the way, in comes Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X to the party, with Skylake-SP, ThreadRipper, EPYC and potentially more still on the invite list later this year.
July 6, 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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Critical Flaw in HyperThreading Discovered in "Skylake" and "Kaby Lake" CPUs
A critical flaw was discovered in the way Intel implemented its simultaneous multi-threading technology, HyperThreading, on "Skylake" and "Kaby Lake" processors. Being a micro-architecture specific flaw, this could affect all implementations, from low-power mobile chips, to mainstream desktop, high-end desktop, and perhaps even enterprise-segment Xeon processors. At this time, there are no security implications of this flaw.
June 26, 2017
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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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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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Droolworthy: AMD reveals the awesome retail packaging for Threadripper
If you've purchased a processor in the past, your new chip would have been packaged in rather uninteresting paper or plastic boxes for the most part. Well, AMD has just revealed the awesome packaging for its upcoming Threadripper processors, and it almost makes it worth buying one just for the casing.
July 24, 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 AMD revealed: 16-core Threadripper CPUs, Radeon Vega's debut, Ryzen laptops, and more
AMD announced a slew of products at its 2017 Financial Analysts Day, from the debut of Radeon Vega in graphics card form to all kinds of new Ryzen chips.
May 17, 2017
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Face recognition system 'K-Eye'
Scientists have developed a semiconductor chip, CNNP (CNN Processor), that runs AI algorithms with ultra-low power, and K-Eye, a face recognition system using CNNP.
June 15, 2017
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Fake Ryzen Chips Now Popping Up on Amazon, eBay
AMD's Ryzen processor architecture has been a huge upgrade for the company, revitalizing its position in the desktop market and giving it a far stronger architecture with which to iterate against Intel. It may not completely reset the position Sunnyvale occupies against its larger rival, but it definitely put AMD back in the ring. And unfortunately, some unscrupulous vendors are taking advantage of that popularity to sell mis-badged parts that deliberately lie about their provenance.
July 18, 2017
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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 Benchmarks of Intel Core i7 8000 Series Processor Show Up, 15% faster
Although rumors have been hitting the web regarding Intel's eighth generation of Core processors for a couple of weeks now and a couple of presentation slides have surfaced, an Intel Core i7 8000 processor has shown up in the GFXBench Database for the first time. Intel's next generation of Core CPU's won't be based on a new architecture and is a break from the 'tick-tock' model they used to have.
May 8, 2017
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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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Misc. - G

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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Gamers red hot with fury over Intel Core i7-7700 temperature spikes
High-end CPUs prone to randomly running near thermal limit
May 4, 2017
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GCC Tacks On Support For The ARM Cortex-R52
With the work laid earlier this month by GCC picking up ARMv8-R support, the Cortex-R52 is now supported by mainline GCC as the first ARMv8-R processor.
July 14, 2017
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GLOBALFOUNDRIES on Track to Deliver Leading-Performance 7nm FinFET Technology
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the availability of its 7nm Leading-Performance (7LP) FinFET semiconductor technology, delivering a 40 percent generational performance boost to meet the needs of applications such as premium mobile processors, cloud servers and networking infrastructure. Design kits are available now, and the first customer products based on 7LP are expected to launch in the first half of 2018, with volume production ramping in the second half of 2018.
June 15, 2017
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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 brings 45 teraflops tensor flow processors to its compute cloud
Up to 256 chips can be joined together for 11.5 petaflops of machine-learning power.
May 17, 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 to reveal Titan security chip for cloud services
In an effort to better compete against Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud computing space, Google will this week reveal the technical details of its new Titan computer chip designed to protected the data centers powering its cloud services.
August 23, 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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Misc. - H

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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Hands On With The Tyan Thunder GT24EB7106; Building The Kernel In Under 30 Seconds
The Tyan Thunder CX GT24EB7106 paired with Intel's new Xeon Scalable processors can offer pretty thunderous performance. This server has just arrived at Phoronix for testing and so far is certainly showing off its potential when loading it with dual 20c/40t CPUs (80 threads combined) and 96GB of DDR4-2666 memory.
August 18, 2017
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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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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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Misc. - I

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 makes a leap in quantum computing power
There's now a 16-bit quantum computer on the IBM Cloud platform for businesses to experiment with.
May 17, 2017
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IBM Research Alliance Builds New Transistor for 5 nm Technology
IBM, its Research Alliance partners GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung, and equipment suppliers have developed an industry-first process to build silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5 nanometer (nm) chips. The details of the process will be presented at the 2017 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits conference in Kyoto, Japan. In less than two years since developing a 7 nm test node chip with 20 billion transistors, scientists have paved the way for 30 billion switches on a fingernail-sized chip.
June 5, 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 Unveils Its Most Powerful Quantum Processor Yet for Business and Science
IBM has announced a new feat in its race towards building ever more powerful quantum processors, with new 16 and 17 qubit processors that are its most powerful yet.
May 19, 2017
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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, 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 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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IDT
Silicon design company involved in MIPS technologies.
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Imagination adds safety, resilience to processor for IoT
If your industry requires components to be 'functionally safe,' Imagination has a high-powered processor for you.
June 14, 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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In the Epyc center: More Zen server CPU specs, prices sneak out of AMD
And a quick look at the chips' encrypted RAM tech
June 19, 2017
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Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake Processors Require Intel 300 Series Motherboard
Intel has posted up retail packaging images of their upcoming Coffee Lake desktop processor series! The side of the box confirms that these will be 6-core, 12-thread processors with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0.
August 21, 2017
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Intel 8th Gen Core i5 and Core i7 Retail Boxes Pictured
Here are the first pictures of the retail boxes of 8th generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The first wave of processors based on Intel's new 14 nm "Coffee Lake" silicon will be 6-core parts in the Core i5 and Core i7 brands, which will be launched on 22 August; with Core i3 following on much later in the year, or even early-2018.
August 21, 2017
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Intel 8th-gen packaging confirms 6-core desktop processors, new motherboard requirement
Intel images just leaked what Intel refused to comment on.
August 21, 2017
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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 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 and Microsoft-Qualcomm are at odds over Windows 10 ARM emulation move
Qualcomm-Microsoft's platform offers a potential new option for enterprise road warriors
June 12, 2017
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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 8th Gen Core CPUs: Claims 40% Boost Over Gen 7, More Cores
The embargo expired this morning for Intel's "8th Gen Core CPU" announcement. The initial CPUs being rolled out now are their laptop/ultrabook U series processors while the new desktop processors will come later in the year.
August 21, 2017
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Intel Announces 8th Generation Core Processors for Notebooks
Although it's only been about a year since Intel announced its 7th generation Core processors, the company has just taken the wraps off its brand new 8th generation Core chips. The first batch of these processors is notebook-bound, with availability expected to start this September. Desktop 8th generation Core chips will arrive later in the fall, with enterprise and purpose-built segments following later in 2017 and into early 2018.
August 25, 2017
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Intel announces 8th Generation Core Processors, starting with 15-watt quad-core Kaby Lake refresh for notebooks
Any expectations I had of a slower and less turbulent late summer and fall for the technology and hardware segments is getting shattered today with the beginning stages of Intel's 8th Generation Core Processors.
August 21, 2017
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Intel announces Core i9 Extreme Edition, "most extreme desktop processor ever" with 18 cores
Earlier this month, AMD revealed its monstrous new Threadripper processors, "targeting the world's fastest ultra-premium desktop systems" with up to 16 cores and 32 threads. Today, Intel announced its own competitors in the high-end desktop space, introducing its new X-Series chips.
May 30, 2017
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Intel announces Core X processor lineup
The battle for the title of the most powerful PC processor in the world has just become even bloodier.
June 1, 2017
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Intel announces its next-generation Ice Lake chips unexpectedly early
Intel may be preparing to announce its upcoming eighth-generation processors on August 21st, but the company is already looking to the future with an uncharacteristically early announcement of what seems to be its ninth-generation Ice Lake chips, as reported by AnandTech.
August 16, 2017
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Intel Announces Movidius Myriad X VPU, Featuring 'Neural Compute Engine'
Today, Intel subsidiary Movidius is announcing the Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU), a low-power system-on-chip (SoC) intended for deep learning and AI acceleration in vision-based devices such as drones, smart cameras, and VR/AR headsets.
August 28, 2017
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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 announces Scalable Platform Family, Skylake Xeons Imminent
Intel is reorganizing its enterprise CPU branding from the traditional Xeon E5 and E7 SKUs into a new Xeon Processor Scalable family that is stratified into Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze tiers. the transition comes prior to Intel's looming release of the new Skylake-SP lineup (another change from the previous -EP branding).
May 4, 2017
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Intel announces the Xeon Processor Scalable Family
The Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family is the new foundation for secure, agile, multi-cloud data centers. It represents the biggest platform advancements in this decade. the processor family is architected for exceptional workload-optimized performance and hardware-enhanced security. Designed for trusted data service delivery, the processor family is fueled by significant leaps in I/O, memory, storage and network technologies.
May 4, 2017
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Intel Announces X-Series CPUs with Pricing Information
Yesterday, we covered that Intel was planning to launch an 18 core/36 thread Core i9 CPU, and indeed the company has announced this behemoth, along with the rest of the X-series of CPUs. While we do not have launch dates for all of the processors yet, and many are just labeled as Q2 2017, we do have prices for the entire line.
May 30, 2017
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Intel calls AMD Epyc server processors 'glued together and inconsistent' during presentation
Recently AMD announced its new Epyc Server processor range based on the RyZen technology that has taken the desktop by storm. After the new range of desktop processors including the upcoming Threadripper enthusiast chip was revealed; many saw it as a real threat to the dominance Intel holds over the market. Intel responded to this by announcing the Core i9 chip along with the X299 platform to try and take the wind out of its rivals sails.
July 13, 2017
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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 claims 30% performance boost for 8th generation processors
Next generation chips will also pack 4 cores and 8 threads into a 15W power envelope.
May 30, 2017
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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 Coffee Lake H-Series Processor GeekBench Benchmark Appears
The upcoming Intel Coffee Lake H 6C/12T mobile processors are going to take laptops to the next level when it comes to performance and today we get to see what Intel is sitting on. An unknown 45W H-series mobile processor that is clocked a 2.60 GHz was benchmarked on Geekbench 3.4.1 for Windows x86 (32-bit) and scored 4,013 points on the single-core test and 19,129 points on the multi-core test.
August 28, 2017
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Intel Coffee Lake Six-core Processor Rears its Head on SiSoftware Sandra
After the absence of some further details on Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake mainstream CPU architecture (which is understandable, really, considering how the X299 platform and accompanying processors are all the rage these days), some new details have emerged. Intel's Coffee Lake architecture will still be manufactured on the company's 14 nm process, but is supposedly the last redoubt of the process, with Intel advancing to a 10 nm design with subsequent Cannon Lake.
June 22, 2017
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Intel Core "Coffee Lake" Lineup Specs Confirmed in Leaked Distributor Event
Intel recently concluded an event intended for local distributors in China, a key presentation slide of which was snapped and posted online. The slide confirms the company's product-stack for the mainstream desktop platform, and its augmentation with the first wave of 8th generation Core "Coffee Lake" SKUs.
August 17, 2017
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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 i3-8350K and Core i3-8100 "Coffee Lake" Detailed
It turns out that the Core i3-8300 isn't the only upcoming quad-core processor bearing the value-segment Core i3 badge; with Intel planning two other quad-core SKUs, according to leaked company documents that surfaced on the forumscape.
August 8, 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 7640X processor review - An Introduction
In this review we'll show you the performance the quad core Core i5 7640X from Intel offers. This 242 USD Kaby Lake-X processor is the the most affordable one for the X299 platform. But without hyper-threading / SMT how will it perform?
July 12, 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 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 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 i7-7700K 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 Core i7-7740K Sets Kaby Lake CPU Frequency And RAM World Records
Several motherboard vendors held overclocking events at Computex 2017 to highlight the performance of Intel's new X-Series Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors. Gigabyte bucked that trend and instead held a fly-in to the company's private Gigabyte OC Lab. The team consisted of five overclockers, including Dinos22, Youngpro, SniperOZ, and Gigabyte's own HiCookie and Sofos.
June 7, 2017
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Intel Core i7 7740X processor review - An Introduction
For this test we'll review the quad core Core i7 7740X from Intel. Yes this is Kaby Lake -X, the more affordable processor that you will need to seat on a X299 motherboard. Albeit limited towards dual-channel memory, the processor does a good job, as well as it being tweakable towards 5.2 GHz on all cores.
July 7, 2017
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Intel Core i7 7740X Preliminary Benchmarks On Linux
Now with the motherboards having arrived, we can move on to our Intel Core-X Linux benchmarking. Here is an initial look at the Intel Core i7 7740X Kabylake-X processor.
June 27, 2017
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Intel Core i7 7820X Linux Benchmarks
While the June launch of Intel's X-Series processors took the attention with the top-end Core i9 7900X Skylake-X and Core i7 7740X Kabylake-X processors, coming in several hundred dollars less than the i9-7900X is the i7-7820X, which still packs a very hard punch. We have now received a Core i7 7820X for Linux testing at Phoronix and are beginning with a round of benchmarks on Ubuntu.
August 9, 2017
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Intel Core i7-8700K spotted alongside ASRock Z370 Pro4
The specs of Intel's 8700K CPU are well known at this point. It's a 6-core and 12-thread processor with TDP at 95W. The Coffeelake-S desktop lineup together with Z370 chipset will be released in early October as teased by Intel in the 8th Gen launch video (probably the most cringeworthy material in ages).
August 25, 2017
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Intel Core i9 12-core CPU Tipped for August Launch
Some details about Intel's plans for the CPU market over the summer have leaked and the leaks are very interesting. If accurate this summer Intel will launch a new processor that sounds as if it might be the performance king for the foreseeable future.
May 16, 2017
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Intel Core i9 7900X - 10 cores for a thousand bucks
In this article we'll have a look at a new Core X series processor from Intel, the Core i9 7900X. This year is one of the more weird releases in relation to Intel. Here in the EU Intel killed all marketing, press and PR activities. Hence the majority of media all over Europe is not receiving any information from Intel anymore, that's the same samples wise.
June 19, 2017
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Intel Core i9 7900X Linux Benchmarks
Since the Intel Core-X Series were announced last month at Computex, I've been excited to see how well this high-end processor will perform under Linux... Linux enthusiasts have plenty of highly-threaded workloads such as compiling the Linux kernel, among other packages, and thus have been very excited by the potential of the Core i9 7900X with its ten cores plus Hyper Threading and sporting a 13.75MB cache. With finally having an X299 motherboard ready, here are my initial Ubuntu Linux benchmarks for the i9-7900X.
June 27, 2017
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Intel Core i9-7900X Processor Review
The Intel Core i9-7900X sounds like a powerhouse and it better be since it commands around $1,000 in the retail market. What is crazy though, is that price is over 40% less than the Intel Core i7-6950X processor cost. So, even at this rather high price point consumers are getting a better value than the previous processor generation!
July 28, 2017
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Intel Core i9 Skylake E Clocks no Higher than Broadwell E.
Doing my regular round of interneting this morning looking for good news to pass along, cageymaru passed along this tidbit from Guru 3D that I found very interesting. Guru is passing along some of its findings out of Computex about the upcoming Intel Core i9 CPUs.
June 5, 2017
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Intel Core i9: Everything we know about Intel's hypercharged PC processor
Intel's Core i9 is possibly the most powerful family of consumer PC chips ever made.
August 7, 2017
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Intel Core i9-7900X 10-Core CPU Review In Progress
Counting cores.
June 19, 2017
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Intel Core i9-7900X "Skylake-X" Reviews
Intel Core i9-7900X Skylake-X processor reviews are starting to leak out before the embargo that is next week.
June 16, 2017
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Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core Processor Coming To Crush AMD Threadripper
We all knew that Intel was coming out with Skylake-X Processors, but did you know that there were going to be available in new 12-core, 14-core, 16-core and 18-core configurations? According to a leak over at VideoCardz, the upcoming Intel Core i9 X-Series processor family for the Intel X299 platform are going to be monsters with high core counts, up to 44 lanes of PCIe off the CPU and updated Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0.
May 29, 2017
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Intel Core X-Series Lifts, Linux Benchmarks Forthcoming
Last month at Computex Intel announced the Core-X series with up to 18 core configurations. The first of these new processors are preparing to ship and the embargo has just lifted concerning reviews and performance details.
June 19, 2017
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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 discloses 'Ice Lake,' another 10nm chip beyond Cannon Lake
We now have another official code-name to talk about.
August 15, 2017
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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 Hyper-Threading Bug In Skylake and Kaby Lake Processor Microcode
Over the weekend the Debian developers posted up that they found a rather serious coding bug on Intel 6th Generation Skylake and 7th Generation Kaby Lake processors that have Intel hyper-threading enabled. The issue impacts both desktop and mobile processors with even Intel Xeon v5 and Xeon v6 processors.
June 26, 2017
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Intel Fills In the Gaps on Core X-Series Processor Specs
Intel launched the first half of its X-Series processor lineup earlier this year, releasing up to the 10-core i9-7900X. But with the upcoming release of AMD's 16-core Threadripper 1950X, the real interest among enthusiasts are the specs of Intel's high core count X-Series parts.
August 7, 2017
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Intel Finalizes Skylake-X Processor Specifications: 18-Cores, 4.4 GHz Turbo, 165W
When Intel launched its new high-end desktop platform a few weeks ago, we were provided with Core-X CPUs from quad cores on the latest Kaby Lake microarchitecture, and 6/8/10 core parts on the Skylake-SP microarchitecture derived from the enterprise line and taking a different route to how the cache was structured over Skylake-S. At the time we were told that these latter parts would be joined by bigger SKUs all the way up to 18 cores, and up to $2000. Aside from core-counts and price, Intel was tight lipped on the CPU specifications until today.
August 7, 2017
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Intel first 8th generation processors are just updated 7th generation chips
No Coffee Lake or Cannonlake here; these are doubled up Kaby Lake parts.
August 21, 2017
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Intel Formally Announces the Core i7 and Core i9 X Series Processors
Creating rich, immersive experiences and bringing them to life takes a lot of compute power. Creators, gamers and enthusiasts have an insatiable demand for more power, more performance and more capability that lets them focus on what they want to do, not on whether their computer is up to the task.
May 30, 2017
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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 has a mysterious black Surface Book in its new processor video
Intel unveiled its 8th generation Core processors earlier today, which will launch on laptops first. As part of the launch, Intel has produced a promotional video of what to expect from the next processors, which will bring quad-core chips more broadly to laptops. MSPoweruser has spotted that the video includes what appears to be a black Surface Book.
August 21, 2017
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Intel Hyperthreading Bug Unearthed In Kaby Lake And Skylake Processors
"We have already identified this issue and addressed it with a fix that started rolling out in April 2017. As always, we recommend checking to make sure your BIOS is up to date, but the chance of encountering this issue is low, as it requires a complex number of concurrent micro-architectural conditions to reproduce."
June 26, 2017
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Intel Ice Lake 10nm+ Processors Teased As Coming
It looks like Intel has leaked some information about the successor to the 8th generation Intel Core processor series! Intel has a page up for a new series of processors called 'Ice Lake' described as the 'successor to the 8th generation Intel Core processor family' and that has the internet a buzz.
August 17, 2017
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Intel Introduces New Mesh Architecture For Xeon And Skylake-X Processors
Intel's Akhilesh Kumar, the Skylake-SP CPU architect, penned a blog post today announcing the company's new on-chip mesh architecture for its Xeon Scalable Processor platform.
June 15, 2017
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Intel Introduces Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X and X299 Platform
Intel has finally taken wraps off its long-awaited Core X-Series processors and accompanying X299 chipset, which means high-end desktop computing is going to be getting a big horsepower injection! The Intel Core X-series processor family introduces Intel's first teraflop desktop CPUs, the entirely new Intel Core i9 processor, and the first consumer desktop CPU with 18 cores and 36 threads.
May 30, 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 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 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 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 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 8th Generation Core CPUs, Starting with Kaby Lake Refresh for 15W Mobile
This year has been enjoyably eventful for processor releases. Intel launched their 7th Generation processors, Kaby Lake, in January. Then we had AMD release their new high-performance microarchitecture in Ryzen, EPYC and Threadripper. Intel then launched their Skylake-SP Xeon Scalable Platform, based on an upgraded 6th Generation core design, and we're expecting new AMD APUs for mobile later this year.
August 21, 2017
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Intel Launches 8th Generation Processors With 40 Percent Performance Gains
Intel is ready to launch their 8th generation processors and are starting by releases a handful of ultra-low voltage 15 Watt TDP U-series processors today. These processors are targeted to laptops, 2-in-1 convertibles or any small form factor that needs a powerful performance with a low thermal envelope.
August 21, 2017
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Intel Launches Core i9 X-Series CPUs, 10-Core Available Now, 18 in October
When Intel announced its new Core X-series of parts, it made several significant changes to its HEDT (High-End DeskTop) product lineup. First, these new Core i9 CPUs would have a significantly different cache hierarchy, with more L2 and significantly smaller amounts of L3. Second, they'd be joined by a new suite of Kaby Lake-derived desktop processors, with fewer PCI Express lanes but unlocked CPU cores for overclocking and built on a platform that theoretically offers much more CPU upgradability than you typically see on a desktop board.
June 19, 2017
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Intel launches its new precious metal Xeon platform
There's a new approach to market segmentation with the new Skylake-SP core.
July 11, 2017
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Intel launches Scalable processors for data centers
Intel has revealed its most powerful generation of data center processors yet as it looks to step up to the challenge of a smarter and more connected world.
July 12, 2017
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Intel Launches Their Much-Anticipated Xeon Scalable CPUs, Tyan Unveils Their Wares
This week Intel officially launched their Xeon Scalable Processors as what they claim is "the biggest platform advancement in this decade" and will end up going head-to-head with AMD's EPYC processors.
July 13, 2017
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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 Officially Announces 18 Core i9 CPU
Intel inside.
May 30, 2017
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Intel Officially Reveals Post-8th Generation Core Architecture Code Name: Ice Lake, Built on 10nm+
In an unusual move for Intel, the chip giant has ever so slightly taken the wraps off of one of their future generation Core architectures. Basic information on the Ice Lake architecture has been published over on Intel's codename decoder, officially confirming for the first time the existence of the architecture and that it will be made on Intel's 10nm+ process.
August 15, 2017
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Intel Officially Reveals What's Coming After Coffee Lake: The 10 nm Ice Lake
A pretty underwhelming post on Intel's official page has pulled the curtains of the company's architecture name post their 8th generation processors. Actually, it's a little more puzzling than that, since Intel is actually detailing the codename of an architecture that's supposed to come right after their 8th generation - read, Coffee Lake - processors.
August 15, 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 Outlines New Xeon Mesh Architecture for Data Centers
Intel is offering up some details on its new "mesh' on-chip interconnect that is the future of the data center. The details on the new architecture come ahead of the launch of the new Intel Xeon Scalable Processor platform, something Intel is calling its biggest data center platform advancement of the decade. Intel CPU architect Akhilesh Kumar is sharing his perspective on the new architecture.
June 16, 2017
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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 G4560 Cannibalizing Core i3 Sales, Company Effectively Kills it
Intel Pentium G4560 dual-core socket LGA1151 processor is too good for Intel's comfort. For the past two generations, Intel has enabled HyperThreading on Pentium dual-core chips, and expanded L3 cache amount from 2 MB to 3 MB; which had been the two key differentiators for the company's Core i3 desktop lineup from Pentium.
July 10, 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 Plays Defense: Inside Its EPYC Slide Deck
Intel, like many other vendors, holds press workshops before key product releases. The company invited several publications and analysts, Tom's Hardware among them, to its Jones Farm campus in Hillsboro, Oregon for two days of marathon briefings. These included 15 sessions, 10 slide decks, and 365 slides outlining nearly every detail of its new Xeon Scalable Processor family.
July 17, 2017
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Intel Provides Partners Preliminary 8th Gen Desktop Details: Core i7-8700K to Core i3-8100
At a closed-session partner in China, Intel revealed a number of preliminary details about its upcoming 8th generation Core processors for desktops. As expected, Intel is telling its business customers that is increasing core count of its CPUs for mainstream PCs in a bid to drive performance, catalyze upgrades and better compete against its rival.
August 18, 2017
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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 Raises Patent Infringement Concerns About x86 Emulation Plans
Microsoft and Qualcomm's plans to bring Windows 10 to ARM-based devices could be hitting a snag, namely the intellectual property claims of Intel Corp.
June 9, 2017
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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 Readies the Core i9 Brand Extension
Intel is reportedly giving final touches to a new line of high-end desktop processors under the Core i9 brand extension. Until now, the company used the Core i7 brand extension broadly, to cover both the top-end parts of the mainstream-desktop (LGA115x) segment, and the high-end desktop (HEDT) segment, consisting of the LGA1366 and LGA2011-series sockets.
May 15, 2017
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Intel Rebrands Xeon Line, announces new Chips Based on Skylake
Last week, we discussed rumors that Intel would rebrand its Xeon products. the company has officially announced its new hardware naming system, and given some additional information on how and why it's making this transition. Instead of naming chips with an E/EP/EX system (think Haswell-E), Intel will use metallic classifications to identify specific Xeon parts.
May 4, 2017
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Intel releases final Core i9 specs and release dates--and Threadripper is faster (sometimes)
The question of "which is the better processor" is a very interesting one.
August 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 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 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 10nm+ Ice Lake Processors With Precious Few Details
Intel listed the Ice Lake family in its processors and chipsets section on its website, but the listing is short on meaningful details.
August 15, 2017
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Intel Reveals Core i9 And X-Series CPUs; Includes $2000 18-Core Version
"These go to 18."
May 30, 2017
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Intel reveals 'Ice Lake' codename for upcoming 10nm+ processor family
Intel has yet to even launch its first 10nm chips, dubbed Cannon Lake, but the company has already revealed at least a codename for what is coming after.
August 16, 2017
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Intel revealed the Core i9 ship dates, but you won't like them
Sorry, enthusiasts: Intel's saving the best for last.
June 12, 2017
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Intel Says AMD EPYC Processors "Glued-together" in Official Slide Deck
So, yes, Intel, I think the AMD engineers who have developed the Zen architecture from the ground-up would take issue with that. Especially when AMD's "Glued-together" dies actually wipe the proverbial floor with the blue company's chips in power-performance ratios, and deliver much better multi-threaded performance than Intel's offerings. Not bad for a "Glued-together" solution, I'd say.
July 12, 2017
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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-X and Kaby Lake-X CPU Lids Will Not Soldered -- Still Using TIM
A number of sites today have been reporting that Intel will not be soldering down the lid on the upcoming Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors based on word from renowned overclocker der8auer. The news has upset many enthusiasts as they feel Intel should spend the extra money to solder the lids onto to have far superior CPU temperatures.
May 30, 2017
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Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X Processors Available To Purchase
The Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X pre-orders are done and you can now go to your favorite retailer. The bad news is that we just took a look at Amazon and Newegg and it looks like everything is listed as temporally out of stock! Every single ASUS and Gigabyte X299 motherboard is gone, so kudos to those that successfully pre-ordered them! We tried looking at Micro Center, but they must be having a really bad day as their website is down right now.
June 26, 2017
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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 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 Stresses on "40% More Performance" for 8th Generation Core Family
Intel today announced its 8th generation Core processor family, with new mainstream desktop (MSDT) processor SKUs. The company is stressing on these chips featuring "40% more performance over the previous-generation," even though the "Coffee Lake" micro-architecture is essentially based on the "Skylake" and "Kaby Lake" architectures.
August 21, 2017
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Intel stuffs extra cores into latest mobile Series U Core i5 and i7 chips
Hello? Yes, I want a fondleslab that does things like a workstation, please
August 21, 2017
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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 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 to integrate Thunderbolt 3 into future CPUs, discontinue royalties
If you've purchased a new high-end PC this year, there's a good chance that it has a Thunderbolt 3 port. The new MacBook Pro has four of them, and HP's Spectre x360 has two. In fact, Intel says that over 120 PCs are using the technology.
May 24, 2017
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Intel to launch 8th generation 'Coffee Lake' Core processors on Facebook Live
There has been a lot of excitement in the processor market lately, but unfortunately for Intel, it has largely been an AMD affair. Don't misunderstand me; I am not saying Intel has been absent -- quite the contrary. What I mean to say is, as consumers awaited substantial news from Intel, the excitement has been focused on Threadripper.
August 8, 2017
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Intel to Launch Core i9-7980XE CPU With 18 Cores
It was not too long ago that AMD announced its upcoming Ryzen Threadripper HEDT CPUs with 16 cores/32 threads and now we are seeing reports that Intel is going to release an HEDT with 18 cores/36 threads named the Core i9-7980XE.
May 29, 2017
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Intel to Launch Multiple Six-core CPUs on Coffee Lake Architecture, i5 Lineup
In what could be a decisive response from Intel towards AMD's recent Ryzen success and core count democratization, reports are making the rounds that Intel is preparing for a shakedown of sorts of its i7 and i5 CPU line-up under the upcoming Coffee Lake architecture.
July 17, 2017
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Intel to make Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free in bid to spur adoption
And the company has promised to put Thunderbolt 3 controllers into its processors.
May 24, 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 8th-generation Core processors, claims 40% performance boost
Earlier this month, Intel unveiled its Core X-series processor family, a high-end desktop platform which includes the company's first consumer desktop CPU with 18 cores and 36 threads, targeted at users with heavy multitasking workloads.
August 21, 2017
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Intel Unveils 8th-Generation U-Series Processors, Kaby Lake Refresh Debuts
These are not the Coffee Lake processors you're looking for, but Intel's leading 8th generation processors bring double the cores and threads to the i5 and i7 lineups, which Intel claims offers up to 40% more performance. As with all vendor-provided performance data, the claims do come with some notable caveats, though.
August 21, 2017
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Intel Unveils 12-18 Core Details For X-Series Processor Specifications
Intel has just dropped some solid information on their upcoming Core X-Series of processors, which are designed for the high end enthusiast market. While Intel's new offerings are sporting higher boost clocks than AMD ThreadRipper processor series, they aren't offering 64 PCI-E lanes, even on the Intel Core i9-7980XE Extreme Edition that runs $1,999.
August 7, 2017
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Intel Unveils Full Intel Core X-series Processor Family Specs; 14- to 18-Core
Today, Intel is releasing the specifications for the 12- to 18-core processors: Intel Core i9-7920X, Intel Core i9-7940X, Intel Core i9-7960X and the Extreme Edition Intel Core i9-7980XE processors. Announced at Computex 2017, the Intel Core X-series processor family is the most powerful, scalable and accessible high-end desktop platform offered by Intel, designed to deliver the performance needed to meet extreme computing demands for virtual reality (VR), content creation, gaming and overclocking.
August 7, 2017
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Intel Unveils Powerful Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Intel today launched its new Intel Xeon Scalable processors, providing businesses with breakthrough performance to handle compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing. Today's launch marks the greatest set of data center and network processor advancements in a decade.
July 11, 2017
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Intel unveils X-series platform: Up to 18 cores and 36 threads, from $242 to $2,000
The new X299 platform replaces X99, and scales both lower and higher.
May 30, 2017
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Intel Unwraps The Rest Of Its Core X-series CPU Family
Just in time for the much-anticipated reviews of AMD's Threadripper HEDT processors this Thursday, Intel is once again attempting to steal some of its competitor's thunder by strategically unveiling the complete details of its high-end desktop processor lineup, revealing final specifications and pricing for 12-, 14-, 16-, and 18-core models.
August 7, 2017
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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 Will Sell a Crazy 18-Core Processor for $2,000 Because Why Not
Here we go again. It's Computex time in Taipei, and that means that Intel is announcing an insane new lineup of ultra powerful processors--some of which seemingly exist only so that you'll pay attention to the cheaper CPUs the company sells to average humans. This year, Intel has outdone itself with the Core X-series, the crown jewel of which is an 18-core, 36-thread processor with a retail price of $2,000.
May 30, 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 Xeon Platinum 8176 Scalable Processor Review
Intel dominates in the data center. And although AMD's EPYC is on the horizon, for now, the company primarily competes with itself. Intel has to give its customers a reason to upgrade, and adding more cores typically helps. Unfortunately, the weight of legacy interconnects has slowed progress on that front. Clearly, architectural changes need to happen, even if there are growing pains to contend with.
July 11, 2017
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Intel Xeon Scalable Processor Launch - New Architecture, New Platform for Data Center
The amount and significance of the product and platform launches occurring today with the Intel Xeon Scalable family is staggering. Intel is launching more than 50 processors and 7 chipsets falling under the Xeon Scalable product brand, targeting data centers and enterprise customers in a wide range of markets and segments. From SMB users to "Super 7" data center clients, the new lineup of Xeon parts is likely to have an option targeting them.
July 11, 2017
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Intel Y-Series versus U-Series Ultrabook CPUs: What's the difference?
What's the difference between Intel Y-Series and Intel U-Series CPUs? Read on.
July 27, 2017
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Intel: 8th-generation 'Coffee Lake' Core processors offer 30% performance boost over 7th-gen
In February, Intel announced plans to launch its next wave of Core processors in the second half of this year. The 8th-generation chips, being developed under the codename 'Coffee Lake', will succeed Intel's 7th-gen (Kaby Lake) processors, which are continuing to make their way into new devices, such as Microsoft's recently-announced Surface Laptop and Surface Pro tablet.
May 30, 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'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-gen Core CPUs could boost laptop performance by 40 percent
That's a big performance hike.
August 21, 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 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 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 Core i9 Extreme Edition is an 18-core monster that retails for $1,999
Intel rolls out its first consumer CPU to offer a teraflop of compute power.
May 30, 2017
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Intel's First Batch Of 8th Generation CPUs Revealed, Desktop Version Coming In Fall
Short on desktop details.
August 22, 2017
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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 Itanium CPUs, once a play for 64-bit servers and desktops, are dead
Final "Kittson' processors are drop-in replacements for older chips.
May 11, 2017
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Intel's Itanium, once destined to replace x86 processors in PCs, hits end of line
Intel has released its Itanium 9700 chip, but that also means the end for the processor family.
May 11, 2017
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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 Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, Cannon Lake, and Ice Lake CPUs: Everything you need to know.
Intel's next-generation processor lineup goes from Kaby Lake to Coffee Lake, Ice Lake, and Cannon Lake -- but what do those names mean and what improvements will they offer?
August 28, 2017
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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 massive 18-core Core i9 chip starts a bloody battle for enthusiast PCs
The pressure is on AMD to disclose what its mid-range Ryzen Threadripper chips will cost.
May 30, 2017
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Intel's new 8th-gen Core processors promise massive performance gains
Intel today unveils a new generation of Core processors, promising a massive performance improvement over the Kaby Lake range announced nearly a year ago.
August 21, 2017
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Intel's 'New' 8th Generation Processors are Built on Kaby Lake, Add Additional Cores
Ever since Intel introduced the first-generation Core i7, it's followed a predictable series numbering. First-generation Core processors were codenamed Nehalem, second-generation CPUs were Sandy Bridge, followed by Ivy Bridge (3rd), Haswell, (4th) and so on. In each case, new chips -- whether they were die shrinks or new architectures -- were assigned a new product number.
August 21, 2017
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Intel's new chip puts a teraflop in your desktop. Here's what that means
It's as fast as a turn-of-the-century supercomputer.
June 1, 2017
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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 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 Processors Are Built For the High-Powered Future of PCs
In recent years, the rollout of desktop processors has felt a bit stale. You generally know what you're going to get: a little more power, a little more efficiency. And while Intel's latest update doesn't reinvent the chip, it does provide obscene horsepower at a time when that's increasingly all that matters.
May 30, 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 generation chip plans: Ice Lake and a slow 10nm transition
Company quietly announces chips built on "10nm+" process even before 10nm ones are out.
August 15, 2017
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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 rebranded Xeon chips sound like credit cards
You will soon be able to buy Xeon Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze.
May 4, 2017
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Intel's Skylake "Scalable Processor' family is a new approach to Xeon
New chips have metallic branding, wider range of configurations, and integrated features.
May 4, 2017
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Intel's Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X HEDT CPUs to use TIM; Won't be Soldered
If you had your eyes on those new Intel HEDT processors, which were posted just today with some... Interesting... price-points, you'll be a little miffed to know that Intel has gone on and done it again. The few cents per unit that soldering the CPU would add to the manufacturing costs of Intel's HEDT processors could definitely bring the blue giant to the red.
May 30, 2017
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Intel's Upcoming Core i9 Skylake-X CPU Benchmarks Surface
It seems that Intel's accelerated released schedule for its upcoming HEDT platform is starting to slowly bear fruits, with many details leaking through the cracks almost non-stop during the last few days
May 16, 2017
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Investigating the Performance Impact of Ryzen Infinity Fabric
With the release of AMD's 'Zen' based Ryzen series of CPUs a very interesting side-effect has occurred in the PC marketplace. Namely what was once simply marketing spin has become a potential reality. you see a dirty little 'secret' of the PC industry is that RAM speed has very little impact on overall performance compared to putting that extra money towards a better CPU, GPU, SSD.
May 8, 2017
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Is Intel's X299 Platform Better than the X99?
New processors and another socket means a new chipset. Intel's X299 Express chipset replaces the venerable and X99 Express Chipset and updates it's HEDT platform to match it's mainstream offerings and then some. This chipset promises to be the most versatile and feature rich Intel has released to date, but is it really an improvement?
August 11, 2017
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It's Coffee Lake Again: Intel Six-Core Processor Surfaces on Geekbench
After rearing its head on SiSoft Sandra, it seems that an engineering sample of Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs has appeared again - this time on Geekbench. Coffee Lake is supposed to be Intel's version of a core-count democratization. It is expected that the company will introduce six-core CPUs to their i7 line of processors (since apparently the i9 moniker is now limited to the company's HEDT solutions).
June 27, 2017
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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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It's official: AMD's Threadripper will bring a 16-core, 32-thread monster to the desktop
Threadripper will ship this summer on consumer PCs, and Intel should be worried.
May 16, 2017
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Itanium's Last Hurrah: Intel releases the 9700 Series as the CPU Finally Dies
Today, Intel released its last updates to the Itanium family, the Itanium 9700 series. These new cores, codenamed Kittson, will be the last Itanium processors Intel manufacturers. Kittson is the first update to Poulson, which debuted a new Itanium architecture back in 2012, but it includes no additional features or capabilities -- just higher clock speeds in some cases.
May 11, 2017
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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 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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Lenovo announces a trio of Legion gaming desktop towers
At CES this year, Lenovo announced its new brand for gaming PCs, Legion, and alongside it, two new Legion laptops: the Y520 and Y720. A few months later, the firm unveiled the flagship Y920.
August 21, 2017
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Lenovo L27q monitor review: An edge-to-edge picture for $300
PC monitors continue to go up in size and resolution and down in price; Lenovo's L27q is a prime example of this.
August 28, 2017
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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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Linux 4.12 Ubuntu Benchmarks With AMD Ryzen, Intel Kabylake - 12 Systems
While waiting for my motherboards to arrive for the new Core i7 7740X and Core i9 7900X, I've been re-testing many of my AMD/Intel boxes with Ubuntu 17.04 on the latest Linux 4.12 kernel for comparison to Intel's new high-end processors. Here is a look at 12 of the existing systems when running on the Linux 4.12 kernel as well as all of the systems have the latest BIOSes, etc.
June 23, 2017
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Linux versus BSD CPU Scaling Up To 20 Threads On The Core i9 7900X
With Intel's recently-launched Core i9 7900X I have carried out some interesting BSD versus Linux benchmarks when testing out various distributions and comparing each of them at 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 20 threads on this $999+ USD processor.
July 28, 2017
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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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Looking at a 1TB Surface Pro 2017? Make sure you know what you�re getting
The new 1TB Surface Pro 2017 actually has two 512GB drives buried inside. That saves Microsoft money, but it drives some owners nuts.
August 18, 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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Majorana-highway on a chip
The first experimental evidence of a Majorana fermion in Delft 2012 led to a wave of scientific enthusiasm: control such particles are a holy grail in quantum science and technology.
July 7, 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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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 adds more processor options to Windows 10 IoT Core hardware requirements
Earlier this month, during the company's Build 2017 developer conference, Microsoft announced that it would be expanding SoC and processor support in Windows 10 IoT Core to Intel's full range of Core, Pentium, Celeron, and Atom lineups. While it was promised at the time for the "near future", the firm updated the Windows 10 minimum hardware requirements today.
May 26, 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 Embraces Intel Xeon Scalable Processors for Project Olympus
Intel announced the general availability of its Xeon Scalable processors on Tuesday, and Microsoft indicated that the new processors will be "a cornerstone" for its Project Olympus effort.
July 11, 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 might be infringing on Intel's patents with Windows on ARM's x86 emulation
Yesterday, Intel published a blog post celebrating the 40th birthday of the 8086, which was the first x86 processor. But after the company boasted about the innovations that it's brought to the platform over the last four decades, it made what sounds like a veiled threat toward anyone emulating its technology without its permission.
June 9, 2017
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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 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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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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MIT's new 3D chip design could be the key to powerful edge computing
MIT researchers have developed a new 3D chip fabrication method that uses carbon nanotubes and resistive random-access memory (RRAM) cells together to create a combined nanoelectronic processor design that supports complex, 3D architecture -- where traditional silicon-based chip fabrication works with 2D structures only.
July 5, 2017
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More Leaked Intel Coffee Lake Benchmarks Appear
The rumor mill is abuzz with uncorroborated reports of Intel Coffee Lake processor sightings. After all the leaks we've seen so far this year (we heard them in advance of Intel's Kaby Lake, AMD's Vega, AMD's Ryzen, and Nvidia's Volta to name a few), this comes as no surprise.
July 24, 2017
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More OnePlus 5 photos leak out, cases and retail box included
Since OnePlus couldn't - and didn't - want to keep too many secrets about the OnePlus 5, its upcoming flagship phone, we know quite a lot about the device. The handset will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a dual rear camera à la iPhone 7 Plus, and an overall design that also makes us think about Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone.
June 19, 2017
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More Ryzen Gaming Performance Patches: ~28% Gain in ROTR on Medium/High Presets
AMD's Ryzen has been generally well received as a gaming processor, but it has always had a small Achilles Heel in one area; gaming performance. While some may argue the obviously correct statement that it is "good enough" for many situations, it was obviously not up the level of awesome the rest of the architecture seemed to be at.
June 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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MSI Video Outlines Threadripper Installation Procedure In X399's TR4 Socket
MSI released a video outlining the mounting procedure for AMD's 16-core/32-thread Threadripper processors that find a home in AMD's new TR4 socket on X399 motherboards. Cramming 16 cores into a single processor is quite the feat, but it also creates a very large chip.
July 28, 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 Details On Intel's Upcoming 10-core Skylake-X i9 7900X Surface
SiSoft Sandra is one of the best (and more common) sources for details on upcoming, as-of-yet-unreleased hardware details and characteristics. Now, details on one of Intel's upcoming Skylake-X parts have surfaced, which gives us some details on what are likely final specifications, considering how close we are to X299's accelerated release.
May 24, 2017
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New dynamic CPU memory cache improves performance by up to 30% according to research
In every modern processor lies a set of memory modules that act as a cache for data, used to speed up the processes that go with everyday computing tasks. However, even with this relatively fast cache at the ready, it still has some limitations that can hamper performance for some tasks, as it is basically like trying to squeeze a square peg through a round hole. Manufacturers have attempted to get around this by increasing the size of these memory banks, but these companies all eventually run into the same issues that can negatively impact efficiency.
July 10, 2017
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New Intel Kaby Lake Core i3 Processors: i3-7340, i3-7320T, i3-7120T, i3-7120
Last week Intel recently updated its specifications for the 7th generation processors. In doing so, we can see several new Kaby Lake i3 SKUs coming to desktop, along with a few new KBL-U series SoCs for notebooks and a new Xeon E3-1285 v6 CPU, which matches the specification for Apples newest iMac. The full specification update from Intel is listed here.
July 14, 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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Next Superdome CPU chips amble into HPE
Intel shipping Kittson samples into Itanium-land
February 15, 2017
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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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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'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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One AMD EPYC Processor Reaches 57 GB/s of Random Storage Bandwidth
AMD wants to drive home the message that they are capable of delivering awe-inspiring performance from a single socket server with a number of demos this afternoon at the EPYC launch event in Austin, Texas. One of the storage demos that they were showing off was of on an AMD EPYC 7601-based 1-socket system with 24 3.2TB Samsung PM1725a 2.5-inch PCIe NVMe SSDs that were over-provisioned to 1.6TB.
June 19, 2017
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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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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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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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Patent War Brewing Between Intel and Qualcomm-Microsoft over x86 Emulation
Intel rigorously defends its hold over its core intellectual property, the x86 CPU machine-architecture. AMD is the only active licencee of x86, and has a competitive line of processors across market segments. It has been a long-cherished dream of chipmakers without an x86 license to have Microsoft, the world's leading PC operating system manufacturer, somehow emulate their Win32 API, which is inherently designed for the x86 architecture, on the more widely licensed ARM architecture.
June 9, 2017
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PCWorld's August Digital Magazine: Intel's Core-i9 Tested
Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Edition for Android and iOS.
August 16, 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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Posting in an EPYC thread: AMD renames Xeon-bashing Naples
Data centre CPU boasts more cores, IO, memory bandwidth than Intel's
May 17, 2017
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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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Quad-core Intel processors will be coming to Ultrabooks soon
In speaking with some folks from HP at CES earlier this year, I was told that quad-core processors in 13.3-inch laptops aren't very far away. There were no specifics provided at the time, but according to some benchmarks that were spotted online, they could be coming later this year in Intel's eighth-generation 'Coffee Lake' processors.
July 24, 2017
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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 Details its New Falkor CPU Core
Qualcomm has offered up a bunch of details on its new Falkor CPU core that is at the heart of the new Centriq 2400 SoC. That SoC is the world's first 10nm server processor and will begin shipping later this year. Falkor has a pure 64-bit architecture and is fully ARMv8 compliant. Qualcomm says that its team designed th core to deliver high-performance and power efficiency to cloud datacenters.
August 23, 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 inks deal to build mobile Windows 10 PCs with Asus, Lenovo, HP
The new PCs will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 mobile processors.
May 31, 2017
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Qualcomm names its Windows 10 ARM PC partners
HP, Asus, Lenovo ring in brown trouser time for Intel
June 1, 2017
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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 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 Set To Revolutionize Mobile PC Market
Overnight at Computex 2017 Qualcomm announced that it has entered a new partnership with ASUS, Lenovo, and Hewlett-Packard to build a new range of mobile PCs powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor family. This is pretty big news for Qualcomm as it means their mobile SoCs (System on Chip) will soon be powering small fanless laptop PCs that are running Microsoft Windows 10 for ARM.
May 31, 2017
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 versus 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 mid-range Snapdragon 450 promises 25 percent improvement over predecessors
Improvements abound as Qualcomm announced that not only will they improve general compute performance over their older sibling, to the factor of 25 percent, they will also improve performance in graphics by a massive 25 percent over the Snapdragon 435. This means that not only will you get into Twitter faster, but you will get to slay your enemies without a hitch in your favourite game.
June 28, 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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Radeon Vega Pro Introduces A "AMD Secure Processor"
The embargo just expired on the Radeon Pro Software Crimson ReLive Edition for Vega Radeon Professional Graphics. There isn't much to share from the Linux driver side, except worth noting that Vega Pro graphics hardware has a "secure processor" onboard.
July 31, 2017
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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: 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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Reported Intel i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core Lineup Leaked
After a CPU-Z screenshot leaked of Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake hexa-core CPUs, which look to bring the fight to AMD's Ryzen, this time there are leaks of three different Intel 6-core processors. The previous CPU-Z screenshot apparently pointed towards Intel's upcoming 8700K six-core processor, with a base clock of 3.5 GHz and a boost clock of 4.3 GHz. The BCLK of the CPU was set at 100 MHz with a TDP of 80W.
July 24, 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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Retesting AMD Ryzen Threadripper's Game Mode: Halving Cores for More Performance
For the launch of AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processors, one of the features being advertised was Game Mode. This was a special profile under the updated Ryzen Master software that was designed to give the Threadripper CPU more performance in gaming, at the expense of peak performance in hard CPU tasks. AMD's goal, as described to us, was to enable the user to have a choice: a CPU that can be fit for both CPU tasks and for gaming at the flick of a switch (and a reboot) by disabling half of the chip.
August 17, 2017
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Rip enough threads and you are going to spring a leak, AMD's Threadripper 1920
Thanks to a few motherboard makers and some good eyes, we now know there will be a Threadripper part without support for AMD's eXtended Frequency Range. The slightly lower frequencies, 3.2-3.8GHz and lack of XFR suggest this part will sell for less than the $800 which the 1920X is slated to be released at.
August 4, 2017
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RMA Fraud on Amazon Targeting AMD Ryzen Buyers
Amazon inventory of AMD's Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors seem to be suffering from RMA fraud, if several reddit reports and a general article from WCCFtech are to be believed. The RMA fraud appears to consist of a scheme in which an unknown party has been buying up quantities of Ryzen 7 or 5 series CPUs, and RMAing them back to Amazon with a fake CPU inside.
July 17, 2017
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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.
August 1, 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 Pro: AMD takes on Intel on the corporate desktop, with one key omission
AMD wants to go after Intel vPro while avoiding Intel's excessive product segmentation.
June 29, 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 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 overtakes Intel to become the world's biggest chip maker
Samsung yesterday announced record profits for the second quarter of 2017, driven mainly by its OLED panel and memory chip businesses. But aside from the exorbitant operating profit it made, Samsung also broke another record by taking Intel's place as the world's leading chip maker.
July 28, 2017
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Samsung pours $1 billion in its Texas chip foundry, aims to hit 4nm processors by 2020
Back in 1997, when the Samsung Austin Semiconductor facility was established, it must have been hard to predict that today it will be one of the most advanced chip foundries globally, churning out the latest generation of mobile chipsets and memory for clients like Apple with its A-series processors, or Samsung itself. The Korean conglomerate just poured in another promised billion to the $16 billion it has invested in Texas since the semiconductor fab's inception. The reason?
June 28, 2017
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Samsung Set to Lead the Future of Foundry with Comprehensive Process Roadmap Down to 4nm
Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced a comprehensive foundry process technology roadmap to help customers design and manufacture faster, more power efficient chips. From hyper-scale data centers to the internet-of-things, the industry trend to develop smart, always-on, connected devices requires giving consumers an unprecedented amount of access to information in new and powerful ways.
May 24, 2017
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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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Sandra Benchmarks on the Intel Core i7-8700K Processor Leak
The Intel Core i7-8700K is an upcoming 6-core, 12-thread Coffee Lake processor that will be available this fall from Intel. Many have been waiting to see some performance numbers for this processor, but it looks like that wait is over! Someone with an Intel Core i7-8700K processor and an ASRock Z370 Pro4 motherboard have uploaded results to the SiSoftware Official Live Ranker!
August 28, 2017
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Sandsifter checks your processor for secrets
Are you sufficiently paranoid? If you're not, there's now Sandsifter. This project, just announced at Defcon 2017, tests your x86 processor for hidden instructions and bugs. "Sandsifter has uncovered secret processor instructions from every major vendor; ubiquitous software bugs in disassemblers, assemblers, and emulators; flaws in enterprise hypervisors; and both benign and security-critical hardware bugs in x86 chips," wrote creator Christopher Domas of the Battelle Institute.
July 28, 2017
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Scaleway doubles down on ARM-based cloud servers
Iliad's cloud hosting division Scaleway has been betting on ARM chipsets for years because they believe the future of hosting is going to be based on ARM's processor architecture. The company just launched more powerful ARMv8 options and added more cores to its cheapest options.
June 22, 2017
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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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Server vendors board the Xeon SP party bus
Who'll get all the hotties? Who'll mope in the corner thinking about EPYC?
July 12, 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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Shuttle Upgrades XPC Nano Models with Kaby Lake Processors
As the third generation of the "XPC nano" series, which was originally introduced in 2015, four new models are now being added to the product range. The seventh generation of Intel Core processors (Kaby Lake) boosts the level of performance while simultaneously reducing the energy consumption once again. The core components supplied with the NC03 barebone models are the chassis, mainboard, cooling system and the power supply unit.
July 6, 2017
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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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Skylake, Kaby Lake chips have a crash bug with hyperthreading enabled
A fix is available for Linux systems; Windows users will have to use firmware updates.
June 26, 2017
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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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Survey Shows AMD Ryzen 5 Processors Are Being Well Received!
A survey run by 3DCenter last month asked people if they had a negative or positive first impression of AMD's Ryzen 5 processor series and the results are in. of the 1,819 people that took the survey an impressive 83.9% said they have a positive impression while 6.7% had a negative impression and 9.4% had an average or neutral impression.
May 9, 2017
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System Developed for Optimizing Use of Caches
A fundamental part of every processor is its caches, where the cores can keep what information they need for performing the operations assigned to them. As these caches are on on-chip, accessing them is very fast, but that does not mean there are not better ways to allocate the cache space among the cores. Researchers at MIT have developed a system called Jenga that finds the optimal distribution of not only the local cache but also DRAM for a CPU.
July 10, 2017
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Tech preview: Intel Core i9 Skylake-X processors - Intel Core-X processors announced
With the introduction of Ryzen and more recently the announcement of Threadripper processors the processor market and channel has been turned up-side down. It gave Intel an awakening call and as such they needed to step up, significantly.
June 5, 2017
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Temperature Spikes Reported on Intel's Core i7-7700, i7-7700K Processors
Reports around the web (and posts on Intel's forums) speak in hushed, strained and horrified voices at how some users with Intel's Core i7-7700 processors are seeing strangely random temperature spikes on their processors, which prompts their cooling solutions to spin to the rescue. the report only mentions Intel's 7700 (non-K) processor; though it would seem this issue is more prone to happen with the K version of the processor, according to Intel's forums.
May 4, 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 EPYC 7000 Series Processor Tech Report
AMD just launched the AMD EPYC 7000 series processors. Formerly known as AMD Naples, it boasts up to 32 AMD Zen processor cores, and challenges the Intel Xeon's dominance in the datacenter. After a sneak peek at their Computex 2017 press conference, AMD finally revealed the AMD EPYC 7000 series processors. Let's take a look!
June 21, 2017
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The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200 Processor Review
With today's release of the Ryzen 3 processors, AMD completes the circle of the mainstream Ryzen processor family. Starting with the 8-core Ryzen 7 that disrupted the high end of the market, followed by the Ryzen 5 that shook up the Core i5 segment, Ryzen 3 goes after the world of the Core i3 targeting budget PC builders, gamers, and even enterprising business consumers willing to build their own machines or looking for information here on what to select.
July 27, 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 PRO Processor Tech Report
Right on the heels of the big reveal of the AMD EPYC 7000 Series (formerly known as AMD Naples) of enterprise server processors, AMD just announced the AMD Ryzen PRO family of desktop processors. Here is everything you need to know about them, including their specifications, key features and planned availability.
June 30, 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 AMD Ryzen Threadripper Details Revealed!
During the AMD Computex 2017 press conference, AMD revealed details of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor. As you probably know by now, this is a massive multi-core CPU that is targeted at the ultra-premium desktop market, taking on the newly-launched Intel X-Series processor.
June 5, 2017
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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 best processor for under $150? Ryzen 3 shines on the testbed
Two Ryzen CPUs have been revealed and tested today, opening a new battle at the lower end of the market. These CPUs will not take any performance crowns, instead they are battling for domination in a market extremely sensitive total cost and to performance per dollar.
July 27, 2017
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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 first Windows 10 ARM devices will come from ASUS, HP, and Lenovo
Microsoft and Qualcomm announced late last year that Windows 10 will be available on ARM-based Snapdragon devices. And, unlike with Windows RT, this time around x86 programs are welcome, giving users the ability to run full-blown software like Office 2016 and Adobe Photoshop CC.
May 31, 2017
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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 Slumbering Giant Wakes: Intel to Introduce 18-core X-Series Processors?
Videocardz is advancing an exclusive in that Intel seems to be about to introduce even more cores in a single package than previously thought. Intel's X299 platform, which we've just started officially started seeing some motherboards for (just scroll down on our news feed), looks to be the awakening of a slumbering giant.
May 29, 2017
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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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To heck with the laws of physics... we will squeeze more juice from these processors
An HPC boffin predicts system trends
June 7, 2017
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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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Unannounced 8th Generation Core 15W U-Series CPUs Appear on Intel�s Public Price List
More news from Intel this morning, this time published directly on their website. With the upcoming announcement of the 8th Generation Core next week to which Intel has already posted teasers to the media, it would seem that someone at Intel decided to add processor details and pricing into Intel�s official Price List today.
August 18, 2017
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Unnanounced AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920 Rears Head on Motherboard Support Lists
An unnanounced AMD HEDT Ryzen Threadripper processor has cropped up on some of the most well known motherboard vendors' support lists. Following AMD's product stacking for the Ryzen line of processors, the Threadripper 1920 comes with the same 12 cores and 24 threads as the 1920X, although it runs at lower frequencies (3.2 GHz base, 3.8 GHz Boost on the 1920, against 3.5 GHz and 4.0 GHz on the 1920X). The lower frequency threshold means the 1920 also comes with a lower, 140 W TDP rating (the 1920X has a higher value at 180 W).
August 7, 2017
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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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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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Want ransomware-proof Windows? It won't work against Windows 10 S, claims Microsoft
The Windows 10 S 'walled garden' has a major advantage when it comes to preventing ransomware.
June 9, 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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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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We can't benchmark Threadripper yet, but we can cool it
It has been a long time since lapping was a requirement to get the best cooling for your new processor, however it might be making a comeback. Threadripper is endowed with a larger heatsink than your average CPU and to help you accommodate that the chip contains an Asetek mounting bracket which is compatible with most AiO coolers.
August 8, 2017
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What AMD EPYC Pricing Means for AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors
When the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor was announced at Computex 2017 no pricing guidance was given and in recent weeks we've seen a number of rumors where that price might land. Last night at the AMD EPYC 7000 processor launch event the starting price points were given for the 8-, 16-, 24- and 32-core parts when purchased in 1ku tray quantities.
June 21, 2017
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What difference is it 2 you? X99 versus X299
There has been a trend recently in which we see rather lacklustre improvements in Intel's CPUs and chipsets which have changed the reaction of many to new releases. When a new chip drops enthusiasts no longer immediately switch to a diet of pot noodles so they can upgrade ASAP, instead they are more likely to have to squint to see the performance difference an upgrade would provide.
August 17, 2017
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What you need to know about AMD Ryzen
AMD's new Zen architecture brought an array of new processors to consumers on the desktop, code named "Summit Ridge." Here's what you need to know about this new line of Ryzen CPUs.
July 25, 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 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 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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Will Windows 10 on ARM PCs support Mixed Reality VR headsets?
Microsoft showed a Windows on ARM mini-desktop at Build, but it's not clear whether the PCs will run Mixed Reality.
May 15, 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 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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Windows 10 versus Linux OpenGL Performance On Kabylake - Summer 2017
With last week having posted some fresh macOS Sierra versus Linux OpenGL benchmarks, here are some more interesting tests to compare the Intel OpenGL driver on Windows 10 Pro x64 to the open-source Intel OpenGL driver used by Linux. Linux beating macOS wasn't too much surprise considering that Apple has been neglecting OpenGL for years, but the Linux versus Windows OpenGL comparison is a much tougher battle.
June 14, 2017
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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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The page for all the research in computer architecture and microprocessors.
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Xiaomi updates the Mi Notebook Air with Kaby Lake processor, fingerprint sensor
The Mi Notebook Air gets refreshed for 2017 with performance upgrades.
June 12, 2017
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XSPC's plus sized Raystorm leaves no Thread exposed; it's Ripper
For those convinced that the Threadripper is being held back by poorly endowed partners, [H]ard|OCP received the new XSPC RayStorm which has a cold plate as large as Threadrippers heatspreader.
August 23, 2017
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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 Meeting Vega in AMD "Raven Ridge" APU Confirmed
It looks like AMD will combine its two latest intellectual properties, the "Zen" CPU micro-architecture, and the "Vega" graphics architecture into a single silicon after all, as reports citing leaked OpenCL tables confirm that the company's upcoming Ryzen "Raven Ridge" APU will feature graphics compute units (CUs) based on the "Vega" architecture.
August 21, 2017
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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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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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