September 21st, 2011, 11:40 AM

AMD’s FX Series Launching Next Month

DonanimHaber is reporting that the first of AMD’s Bulldozer powered FX chips are set to launch next month at lower than expected prices. The most powerful of the new chips, the FX-8150, will retail for $245 while the FX-8120 and FX-6100 will sell for $205 and $175 respectively. The FX-8150 and FX-8120 will have a [...]

September 14th, 2011, 8:14 AM

AMD Set to Deliver Next Generation x86 Platforms for Windows 8

AMD announced today that it has created drivers to enable support for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system on AMD-based tablets, netbooks, PCs and servers. Continuing a long history of collaboration, AMD is working closely with Microsoft to empower a new generation of innovative PCs and small form factor computing devices. Currently available Windows 7-based [...]

September 13th, 2011, 6:07 AM

AMD Achieves New World Record CPU Frequency

We bet you weren’t expecting to see this headline today, but it’s true – AMD’s yet to be released FX processors have already achieved a significant overclocking world record. About 2 weeks ago, we had the opportunity to fly down to Austin, Texas in order to get briefed on the finer points of AMD’s upcoming [...]

September 7th, 2011, 8:13 AM

Bulldozer Ships

Today AMD announced that the first of their Bulldozer chips, the server targeted Interlagos, has begun shipping to OEMs and retailers with a targeted availability of October. AMD claims that Interlagos is the world’s first 16-core x86 processor. While AMD’s press release claims that Interlagos is a 16-core processor, the reality is this is claim [...]

September 6th, 2011, 12:18 AM

What Did Intel Do Over The Long Weekend? Release New Chips.

Intel spent the long weekend hard at work, releasing 16 new 32nm processors: 11 for the desktop LGA1155 architecture as well as 5 mobile chips. The headliner of the pack of new desktop entries is the Core i5-2320, which clocks in at 3.0 GHz, has 95W TDP and retails for $177 For the budget conscious [...]

August 21st, 2011, 10:28 PM

AMD Boosts Fusion APUs for Notebooks, Ultrathins, All-in-Ones and Desktops

Today, AMD updated its award-winning C- and E-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for ultrathin and value notebooks, netbooks, all-in-ones and desktop PCs with top of the line features. The updated APUs deliver: • Enhanced HD graphics capabilities; • Performance boosts with enhanced memory; • DisplayPort ++ for connecting to any HDMI or DisplayPort-enabled monitor or [...]

August 19th, 2011, 4:00 PM

Intel to Delay Cedar Trail-M Netbook Platform and Atom CPUs?

Digitimes, citing anonymous sources in the industry, is reporting that Intel plans to delay their Cedar Trail– M netbook platform and line of Atom mobile CPUs. The Cedar Trail-M platform includes two new CPUs, a 32nm-based Atom N2800 with a 1.86GHz clock speed and the N2600 that runs at at 1.6GHz. The launch of Cedar [...]

August 18th, 2011, 3:46 PM

Broadcom to Purchase TI’s ARM/OMAP Division?

Earlier this month Hardware Canucks reported on a rumor that Texas Instruments was planning to sell off their ARM/OMAP division. The source of this news was the tech blog Semi Accurate, which has an elaborate network of well-placed sources through the industry. Their posted rumors often have good authority. Now the rumor-monger is reporting that [...]

July 27th, 2011, 9:06 AM

Roadmap Shows Intel Readying 14nm and 10nm Chips

A roadmap outlining Intel’s micro-architecture plans for the better part of the next decade has emerged online. According to this roadmap, Intel plans to continue their “tick-tock” product cycle in which every “tick” is a shrinking of the process technology used in the previous architecture whilst the “tock” is a new micro-architecture entirely. Keeping with [...]

July 20th, 2011, 10:23 PM

Intel’s Q2 Revenue “Record Breaking”, Atom Sales Sagging

Earlier Wednesday Intel reported that its second quarter numbers were “record breaking”, with the technology giant reporting $13 billion in revenues. From this $13 billion in revenue Intel delivered $3 billion in profits, which results in an earning per share of 54 cents. Intel CEO Paul Otellin said in a press release that “strong corporate [...]