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AMD Confident Zen Will Deliver on Performance

AMD took a blow this past week after another major departure. While some have taken Jim Keller’s departure to be negative news, we aren’t so sure. Internally though, AMD still seems to be in high spirits…

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CPU Wizard Jim Keller Leaves AMD

One of the most renowned members of AMD, Jim Keller is leaving the firm once again. The former Chief Architect of Microprocessor Cores is leaving today to pursue other opportunities. Jim Keller was instrumental in designing…

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AMD to Release Zen in Q4 2016 Suggests Report

Ever since AMD launched the much maligned Bulldozer CPUs, fans have been waiting for chips that would be competitive performance wise with Intel. Next year, however, that is set to change with the launch of the…

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Intel Skylake μArch Analysis from IDF 2015

Despite launching the i7 6700K and i5 6600K based off the Skylake μArch earlier this month, Intel has kept the wraps on the μArch till IDF [Intel Developer Forum] 2015 today. We finally know what improvement and tweaks…

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Rumors Suggest AMD Zen Instruction Set Parity with Haswell/Broadwell

While AMD has released some details about Zen at their Financial Analyst Day earlier this year, details have still been a bit scant. What we already know is that Zen will have a 40% IPC increase…

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Intel Skylake i7 6700K and i5 6600K Boxart Pictured

While the Windows 10 box art from Microsoft was pretty bland, Intel sure is spicing things up with their new Skylake packaging. In a series of leaked images, we are treated to the new box art…

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AMD Leaks Exascale Heterogeneous Processor Through IEEE Filings

In a paper to the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer), AMD has revealed the existence of their Exascale Heterogeneous Processor or EHP. Pretty much a massive APU, the EHP will combine a massive 32…

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Intel i7 6700K ES Skylake Pictured and Tested Again

While Intel may have some of the best CPUs around, they still can’t keep people from leaking information. Today we bring a series of tests done on an i7 6700K Engineering Sample which is compared to…

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Intel Confirms Death of Tick Tock – Kaby Lake to Replace Cannon Lake

In an ominous sign for the future, Intel has officially confirmed the delay of their 10nm process, used for Cannon Lake, till the second half of 2017. In its stead, the 14nm Kaby Lake will take its place…

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Intel Faces More Delays in 10nm Production

We brought you news earlier this week that Intel appeared to have delayed their 10nm Cannon Lake chips in favour of 14nm Kaby lake. Now more reports have emerged about the delays and yield issues Intel…

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Russia Debuts Homegrown x86 Compatible CPU

In pursuit of independence from American chip makers Intel and AMD, Russia has started selling computers equipped with the Elbrus-4C. Also known as the Elbrus-4S, the chip was announced just about a year ago and started production in…

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AMD Challenges Intel with Zen Cores Featuring 40% IPC Boost

While AMD’s Financial Analyst Day has not quite yielded the announcements we were hoping for, a critical new CPU architecture has been confirmed. Called Zen, this new CPU architecture will debut in 2016’s high-end FX platform.…

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Full AMD CPU Roadmap Leaks

AMD is either orchestrating a hype campaign or they really can’t keep their secrets. This time around, the CPU roadmaps for both desktop and mobility have been leaked out to 2016. These roadmaps clarify a number…

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More AMD Zen Slides Leak Ahead of Financial Analyst Day

AMD has been leaking slides like a sieve before their 2015 Financial Analyst Day. This latest slide sheds even more light on how the Zen cores, detailed earlier, will all fit together to form a CPU. With some…

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AMD Will Enter the Tablet Market in 2015

While Intel is getting their Cherry Trail SoC ready, AMD is hot on their tails and ready to enter the tablet market next year, and they’ll be doing so with a duality of chips. The first is…

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x86 Competition? VIA’s Isaiah II Bay-Trail/AM1 Competitor Ready Aug 31

When it comes to x86 processors you have two obvious choices: Intel or AMD. As of late Intel has started to break away from AMD, becoming the dominant player in the market. Now the main competitor…

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Chinese Ministry of Commerce Approves Lenovo’s IBM x86 Unit Acquisition

The Chinese government has approved Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 low-end server unit, with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce recently giving Lenovo its blessing. The United States government is still investigating the $2.3 billion (£1.3 billion)…

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Intel Reveals Details Regarding Intel’s “Knights Landing” Xeon Phi Coprocessor

Intel has announcement the ‘Knights Landing’ Xeon Phi Coprocessor late last year, having released very few details about the lineup back then. As time passes, details are bound to be revealed and Intel is said to…

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Nvidia Is Withdrawing Linux 32 Bit Support

Nvidia has officially announced that it plans to withdraw support for 32 bit (x86) Linux operating systems at some stage in the future. Nvidia stated that “Future versions of the CUDA toolkit might not be provided…

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Intel Bay Trail 30% Faster Than Best Snapdragon ARM SoCs

The latest benchmarks have come out revealing the performance of Intel’s Silvermont smartphone/tablet processor. This dual core x86 processor from Intel is around 30% faster than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz – and given…

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AMD Has No Intention Of Licensing GPU Tech Like Nvidia

According to a story we brought you earlier Nvidia has begun offering its GPU technology to the mobile market in return for licensing fees in a similar way to ARM. However, AMD has now told X-bit…

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Rumour: Intel Could Buy AMD As ARM’s Success Now Prevents Monopoly

It is the age old rumour of the computer industry, whether Intel and AMD would join forces in a merger or whether one would buy the other, notably Intel buying AMD in recent times thanks to…

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AMD Making ARM-Based G-Series SoCs

AMD’s latest G Series of embedded System on Chips (SoCs) were released with an interesting addition, that is an “x” denoting the product positioning. What does the x stand for you might ask? Well it stands…

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AMD’s Steamroller To Arrive A Year Early

In a recent presentation by AMD’s PR and Marketing department it showed off the technology behinds its new Steamroller core design. The new AMD micro-architecture is on track to be released this year in the form…

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Demand For Supercomputers Increases

The market for supercomputers is increasing, and it doesn’t look its going to slow down given applications to tackle complex scientific questions and help with research, national security, image rendering, pharmaceuticals and even for commercial purposes.…

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Intel Releases Android 4.2.2 for x86 Developers

Due to the fact the Windows-on-tablets situation is a bit dire right now, it can be said that there is still a large market demand for Android that runs on x86 processors, like those made by…

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Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Sales Fell Below Expectations

Microsoft’s entrance into the tablet market was hyped up beyond belief and with all the promotional material they had, Microsoft really set everyone’s expectations high. However, since the launch everything about the Surface has more or…