Tuesday, June 18, 2013
- 8:15 pm | AMD Unveils Server Strategy and Roadmap. AMD Adds Berlin, Seattle and Warsaw Processors into Roadmap
Monday, June 17, 2013
- 11:21 pm | Intel Haswell-E to Pack Eight Cores, Quad-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller. Intel Preps Series Performance Boost with Next Year’s Enthusiast Desktop Platform
- 1:41 pm | Intel Unleashes Next-Generation Xeon Phi “Knights Landing” Co-Processor. Intel Unveils 14nm Xeon Phi “Knights Landing” Chip
- 10:41 am | AMD FX-9000 Family Microprocessors Cost from $500 to $1000. Pricing of AMD FX-9000 Processors Mimics Pricing of Intel HEDT Products
Sunday, June 16, 2013
- 2:16 pm | Specifications of All Incoming Intel Chips Leaked [UPDATED]. Specifications of All Intel “Haswell” Microprocessors Revealed
With the launch of their new processor AMD set a new frequency record for desktop platforms: Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition works at 3.4 GHz. What is it: an attempt to return to the high-end segment or a preemptive strike in the light of upcoming Intel Lynnfield? Let’s try finding an answer to this question.
If you have always associated the “Celeron” name with very affordable and slow processors, then time has come for you to change your opinion. The new representatives of this CPU family use 45 nm core with 1 MB L2 cache, which makes them extremely attractive against the background of their competitors and even their more expensive fellow processors.
Intel finally updated their Core i7 family and introduced two new solutions that feature not only higher clock frequency, but also have new D0 processor stepping. So, the new processors can boast not only better performance but also certain advantages during overclocking, improved heat dissipation and power consumption.
The transition to 45nm CPU manufacturing process has already created a revolution among triple- and quad-core AMD processors. Now 45nm cores are ready to go into dual-core CPUs, too. But is a finer manufacturing process enough for AMD to offer something interesting in the sub-$100 price range? Our today’s article should answer this question for you.
Our lab managed to get hold of two very interesting dual-core solutions from AMD manufactured with 45nm process. These processors will be positioned as primary competitors to Intel Core 2 Duo and looks like they have very good chance to succeed. Take a look at the first benchmark results and see for yourselves.
It is no secret that contemporary processors priced between $60 and $80 offer sufficient performance for a mainstream home or office PC. But how could we pick the best CPU for our particular needs? Trying to answer this question we are going to compare Athlon X2 on Kuma core with a Pentium on Wolfdale-2M core. Read more in our review!
Our lab managed to get an engineering sample of a not yet announced Core i7-975 XE processor that is based on the new D0 processor stepping. Today we are going to check out the features of this new processor core and figure out its advantages over the previous Nehalem C0 processor stepping.
AMD have started to use new 45nm core for their unique triple-core CPUs. As a result, there appeared a very attractive solution for the mainstream segment. And taking into consideration remarkable potential of the Phenom II X3 CPUs, we have every reason to conclude that it is going to be a new sales hit.
AMD announced the first CPUs in Socket AM3 form-factor. Let’s see how Phenom II processors can benefit from the use of DDR3 memory and meet another quad-core CPU from the company that stands for maximizing price-to-performance ratio.
It is no secret that previous Phenom X4 processor generation didn’t really overclock that well at all. Therefore, overclockers used to prefer Intel processors for the most part. However, the recently launched new Phenom II X4 manufactured with 45nm process may change this state of things. Read more in our article!
Processors with Core microarchitecture has become a true “overclocker dream” due to their remarkable frequency potential. New CPUs from Nehalem generation continue the good tradition set by their predecessors. However, how can we take advantage of the potential hidden in the newcomer? Our today’s article will reveal the details.
Today AMD announced a new modification of their quad-core processors aka Phenom II X4. The new CPUs are manufactured using advanced 45nm process, have higher clock speeds and larger L3 cache. But are these improvements enough to help AMD regain the high-performance processor market share?
Stars (K10) microarchitecture employed in Phenom X3 and X4 processors has finally made it to dual-core CPUs. So, the new Athlon X2 got all the advantages of their elder brothers including shared L3 cache. Nevertheless, these intriguing newcomers will hardly be able to fix AMD’s current market standing. Our today’s article will reveal why.
Core i7 processors – the first incarnation of the new Nehalem microarchitecture for desktop platforms - should start selling in a few weeks. Therefore, it is time to check out the practical aspects of the new CPU family and new LGA1366 platform.
In the next few days Intel is going to make another revolution in the processor market – launch Core i7, new processors on Nehalem microarchitecture. This microarchitecture should become the next significant step after extremely successful Core microarchitecture. In our today’s article we are going to talk about the details behind Nehalem microarchitecture that will help us better understand what we could expect from Intel.
While we are waiting for the Intel Core i7 bestsellers to come out, we decided to take a closer look at inexpensive quad-core processors that get more and more popular these days. In our today’s test session we will compare Core 2 Quad Q9400, Core 2 Quad Q9300, Core 2 Quad Q8200, Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition.
Intel continues to expand the lineup of CPUs manufactured with 45nm technology. Trying to catch up with the launches we tested two new processors based on cut-down version of Wolfdale core. These are mainstream CPUs – Core 2 Duo E7300 and Pentium Dual-Core E5200 priced at only $84 and therefore extremely interesting. Let’s see how the arrival of these two processors may change the situation in the mainstream market segment.
Thanks to Intel, nettops – small, inexpensive and power-efficient home systems – turned into the latest computer fashion. Today we are going to compare several processors that may become a basis for systems like that: Intel Atom 230, Intel Atom 330 and VIA Nano L2100.
In 2-3 weeks Intel will start shipping new dual-core processors with new E0 stepping. There will a new CPU among them: the today’s highest frequency model – Core 2 Duo E8600. Our today’s article will talk about this new processor and the features of all upcoming CPUs with the new processor stepping.
AMD Company expands the line-up of their processors on K10 micro-architecture. Now besides quad-core Phenom X4 they will also offer triple-core Phenom X3. Let’s see if AMD managed to design a successful solution this time without switching to new production process.