CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

June 13th, 2011, 9:40 PM

AMD Ushers in Next Generation of Computing with AMD A-Series APUs

On June 14 AMD is announcing the next generation in mainstream consumer computing with the availability of the new high-performance AMD Fusion A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). Enabling truly immersive computing experiences in consumer notebooks and desktops, the AMD A-Series APUs enable brilliant HD graphics, supercomputer-like performance and over 10.5 hours of battery life. In [...]

June 13th, 2011, 4:02 PM

AMD to Retire Phenom II X6 by Q4 2011

According to Turkish technology news site Donanim Haber, AMD plans to move its entire Phenom II X6 CPU line to end of life stage by Q4 2011. The company says the plan to retire the chips is to make room for their new FX series of processors that are based on the Bulldozer architecture. The [...]

June 9th, 2011, 4:36 PM

Llano Benchmarks Found Online

Someone at the Taiwanese hardware website Coolaler.com has managed to get their hands on a AMD Llano A8-3800 quad-core APU as well as a Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H motherboard and have taken both for a benchmark test drive. The A8-3800 chip has clock speed of 2.4Ghz which can turbo up to 2.7Ghz. It runs at 0.992V with [...]

June 8th, 2011, 3:01 PM

Nintendo’s New Wii U Console Powered by AMD Radeon

AMD put out a press release last night confirming rumors that they are making the GPU for Nintendo’s new Wii U console. To many this was largely expected since ATI, which is now owned by AMD, collaborated with Nintendo on developing a GPU for the Gamecube and the first generation Wii. The press release was [...]

June 7th, 2011, 11:56 AM

E3: AMD Reintroduces FX Brand of Processors

Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, AMD reintroduced their FX brand of processors.  AMD’s FX brand is their high end line that is aimed at gamers and PC enthusiasts. This brand is based on AMD’s code named “Zambezi” processors, which run on the “Bulldozer” architecture line. As previously reported, the “Bulldozer” line [...]

June 2nd, 2011, 5:04 PM

Texas Instruments Launches new ARM Chip at Computex

Processor manufacturer Texas Instruments (TI) today announced at Computex an update to it’s ARM based line of OMAP 4 chips, the OMAP 4470. The OMAP 4470 has a clockspeed of 1.8 GHz, and it is powered by two 1-GHz ARM Cortex-A9 engines and two 266-MHz ARM Cortex-M3 cores. This is a noticeable upgrade from the [...]

June 2nd, 2011, 9:31 AM

G.Skill Breaks the Overclocking World Record on the Intel LGA 1155 Platform

During the first day of Computex 2011, three legendary overclockers, Shamino, Fredyama and Young Pro smashed the super Pi 32M record at the G.Skill booth. They achieved incredible Super Pi 32M time of 5min 33.172s with amazing ram speed of DDR3 2340MHz CL6-9-6-25 1T. This is the fastest Super Pi 32M record recorded using the [...]

May 30th, 2011, 5:26 PM

AMD Postpones “Bulldozer” Launch until Q3 2011

To the disappointment of many, rumors have been swirling today at Computex that AMD had decided to delay the launch of their new Bulldozer architecture until at least July.  This means the Zambezi chips which were destined for desktop platforms will also be pushed back. Bulldozer is set to be a redesign of AMD’s processor [...]

May 12th, 2011, 5:17 PM

Intel’s New Atom Architecture to be Named “Silvermont”

According to CNET’s Nanotech blog and other reports, Intel is scheduled to release a new Atom based architecture codenamed “Silvermont” in 2013. The Atom architecture is geared towards low-power, low-cost devices such as the upcoming Google Chromebook. Intel’s next release of an Atom based chip, codenamed “Cedarview”,  is scheduled for Q4 2011 though it will [...]

May 12th, 2011, 11:21 AM

Via Working on Quadcore Processor, Expects Q4 2011 Release

Via Technologies is reportedly working on a Quadcore processor which they expect to have on the market sometime in late 2011. Via, known for manufacturing chips for systems such as netbooks or small form factor PCs, said that the cores on their latest processor entry will run at 1.2GHz with a frontside bus speed of [...]