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
Today Intel is expanding their LGA1156 platform processor lineup by rolling out new dual-core Clarkdale processors manufactured with 32 nm process. The manufacturer has every intention to make them a true sales hit: they will exist in three different families and the prices of different models will lie in the interval between $84 and $284. What are the real marketing prospects of these new solutions and has Nehalem microarchitecture retained all its charm in the dual-core incarnation. These are the questions we will try answering in our today’s article.
Systems built on processors selling at around $50 are in fact not so bad at all. Our today’s article will talk specifically about these processors: AMD Sempron, Intel Celeron and the least expensive solutions from AMD Athlon II X2 and Intel Pentium families.
AMD promises that processors on Deneb core with the new C3 stepping will offer lower heat dissipation, improved overclocking potential and a few other enhancements. But will this make Phenom II X4 processors more attractive?
Many users believe that the times of dual-core processors are coming to an end. However, so far there haven’t been any inexpensive processors with more than two cores in the market. Today AMD is correcting this: the new triple-core 45 nm CPUs are priced starting at $76!
It no secret to anyone anymore that in about 6 months AMD and Intel will roll out their six-core processors for desktop platforms. However, we decided not to wait until then and put together a system with a six-core processor today. It is built around a six-core AMD Opteron 2435 from Istanbul family.
Over the past few days Intel revealed some exciting details on the upcoming Intel Westmere processor codenamed Clarkdale. Architectural improvements, new design, performance details and more.
AMD is going to make a revolution in the inexpensive processors market by launching their new quad-core Athlon II X4 series that will be selling at very democratic prices. The secret of these processors hides in the new 45 nm Propus core that has no L3 cache memory. But how fast are these babies?
Intel prepared new Lynnfield processors that should make Nehalem microarchitecture really mainstream and popular. Let’s find out if the new LGA1156 CPUs have any chance of ousting LGA775 and Socket AM3 solutions from the market and taking over the leadership.
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?