Tuesday, March 4, 2014
- 12:17 pm | AMD Unleashes AM1 Platform: Socketed “Kabini” Comes to Desktops. AMD Introduces FS1b Socket for Desktop Computers
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
- 10:54 pm | Intel Launches New-Generation Xeon E7 v2 Processor for High-End Enterprise Servers. Intel Releases Xeon E7 v2 “Ivy Town” Processors with Up to Fifteen Cores
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
- 10:19 pm | Intel Describes Next-Gen Xeon E7 “Ivy Town”: 15 Cores, New Topology, New Levels of Performance. Intel Reveals Xeon E7-8800v2 Specs Ahead of Launch
Friday, January 31, 2014
- 6:09 pm | AMD to Ship ARM-Based Opteron PCs to Software Makers This Quarter. AMD Unveils More Details Regarding ARM-Based Opterons, Plans Sample Shipments in Q1
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
- 10:59 pm | AMD Launches First Two Opteron “Warsaw” Processors. AMD Introduces New Energy-Efficient Server Chips
- 10:10 pm | AMD: Mullins and Beema Will Beat Intel Atom “Bay Trail”. AMD Describes Competitive Advantages of Next-Gen Ultra-Low-Power APUs
Processor microarchitectures continue developing, and the DDR3 SDRAM frequencies continue growing. However, does it really make sense to use high-speed memory with contemporary Ivy Bridge processors? To answer this question we analyzed the influence of memory frequency and latencies on the performance of a contemporary LGA 1155 platform.
Intel Atom processors are now produced using 32 nm manufacturing process. They have also been enhanced with a new graphics core that supports Full HD video playback. Will all these improvements make the new Cedar Trail platform a worthy alternative to AMD Brazos?
A year and a half after the launch of the LGA 1155 platform Intel is updating its key component – the CPU. The new manufacturing process, improved microarchitecture and refreshed lineup – is it the coming of a new star?
Today we are going to compare the performance of Socket FM1 and LGA 1155 systems. Will a hybrid Llano processor be able to beat the entry-level Intel CPU paired with an entry-level graphics accelerator? How efficient AMD Dual Graphics technology is? Does overclocking make Socket FM1 systems more attractive?
In the nearest future Intel is going to start selling their new quad-core LGA 2011 processor – Core i7-3820, which will boast low price tag of only $285. Let’s see how attractive the new product is going to be.
Sandy Bridge-E processors brought a lot of new tasks to computer enthusiasts, one of which is to choose the optimal memory for the new system. What is more important for LGA 2011 performance: the number of memory channels, memory frequency or memory timings?
We will talk about the mainstream and entry-level AMD FX CPU modifications based on Bulldozer microarchitecture and featuring eight-, six- and four-core design.
Six-core processors for enthusiasts are finally migrating to Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. And in the process they acquire quad-channel memory controller, integrated PCI Express 3.0 controller and extensive overclocking-friendly functionality. Are these innovations enough to help them set new performance records?
Over the past few months AMD and Intel have been actively promoting desktop processors with computational and graphics cores insides. During our comparative test session we studied hybrid products like that and compared the performance of AMD A8, A6 and A4 against that of Intel Core i3 and Pentium processors.
The great revolution that AMD has been talking about for so long has finally happened! Today we managed to meet an eight-core desktop processor based on the long-anticipated Bulldozer microarchitecture. Find out from our review if AMD managed to regain the long lost leadership this time.
Our final report from IDF 2011 is solely devoted to Sandy Bridge-E processors and LGA2011 platform. We gathered together everything that we learned about the upcoming processors, cooling systems and mainboards, and also found out how the new platform will overclock and what we could expect from the six-core Sandy Bridge-E CPUs.
IDF 2011 continues and this time we are ready to share some exciting details about the upcoming Intel Ivy Bridge processors, which promise us faster graphics, higher energy-efficiency, higher performance and a lot of other great features.
The junior processor models on Sandy Bridge microarchitecture for LGA1155 systems have finally arrived. Let’s take a closer look at the sacrifices you’ll have to make in order to get a contemporary platform with minimal financial investments.
If you are planning to build a fast but quiet system with low power consumption, then Intel may offer you a variety of LGA1155 processors with 45 W or 35 W TDP. But does cutting their power consumption in half bring any additional limitations? Let’s find out!
Desktop Lynx platform that includes hybrid Llano processors has finally found its way to the consumers. Let’s take a closer look at it and find out how successful the combination of old Stars processor cores and a high-performance Radeon GPU actually is.
Intel is now offering dual-core Sandy Bridge processors under Pentium brand. They lower the price for the “LGA1155 Club” membership quite noticeably, because they are selling for less than $100 a piece. Does it mean that the new Pentium processors may become a new perfect combination of performance and price? Let’s find out!
Sandy Bridge processors set a number of tasks for computer enthusiasts, one of them being choosing the right memory. LGA1155 systems can work with DDR3-1067, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3-1866 and DDR3-2133, but does it really make sense to use super-fast memory in them?
Sandy Bridge is not only high-performance quad-core CPUs. There are also inexpensive dual-core LGA1155 processors in this family, and today we are going to talk about them in our new article.
The variety of components for small energy-efficient systems keeps growing day by day. In this review we are going to talk about energy-efficiency processors: AMD E-350 (Zacate) and Intel Core i3-2100T (Sandy Bridge). We will also discuss new Mini-ITX mainboards: Gigabyte E350N-USB3 (AMD Brazos platform) and Zotac H67-ITX WiFi (for LGA1155 processors).
Intel started integrating the new Sandy Bridge processor microarchitecture not in the upper price segment, but in the mainstream LGA1155. This resulted in internal competition between the new LGA1155 and the old LGA1366 processors. So, which one will win in this round, the progressive Sandy bridge or the previous-generation Gulftown?