July 19th, 2011, 5:30 AM

Sandy Bridge-E to Launch in 2011?

A number of weeks ago it was widely reported that Intel had decided to delay the release of their Sandy Bridge E platform until January 2012. Now VR-Zone, who broke the story of the delay first, is reporting that Intel will release the chip at the end of the year albeit with less features. The [...]

July 12th, 2011, 7:08 AM

AMD Launches AMD Radeon HD 6990M – World’s Fastest Single Mobile Graphics Processor

AMD today launched the AMD Radeon HD 6990M GPU – the world’s fastest single mobile graphics processor – an uncompromising GPU that delivers massive computing power to mobile users. The AMD Radeon HD 6990M GPU was measured to be up to 25% faster than any other announced notebook enthusiast GPU1.  Furthermore, hardcore gamers can experience [...]

July 7th, 2011, 5:08 PM

VIA Launches Dual Core Mini-ITX Board

Today VIA launched the EPIA-M900 Mini-ITX form factor motherboard. This board is the first include support for their dual core Nano X2 E-Series chip, which runs at 1.6 GHz. According to their press release, the board will support  “comprehensive HD video performance, HD audio and HDMI support in a compact, power-efficient package”. The company claims [...]

July 7th, 2011, 4:37 PM

Intel to Discontinue Year Old Processors

Aggregator of all things tech-rumor Fudzilla is reporting that Intel is planning to discontinue a number of their processors that are only a year old. The chips that are slated for the chopping block are the desktop Core i7 970, as well as the laptop chips Core i7 660UM ,Core i5 540UM, and Celeron U340. [...]

July 4th, 2011, 11:37 PM

Details Leaked on AMD’s Hondo APU

Details have been leaked out about AMD’s upcoming Hondo APU, the slated successor to their tablet oriented Desna APU. The Hondo chipset will be targeted towards upcoming Windows 8 devices, and will feature dual 1 GHz cores and a Radeon 6250 graphics core running at 276 MHz. While this is not a substantial improvement over [...]

July 4th, 2011, 4:00 AM

Intel Releases Low Voltage Mobile Celeron

In the shadow of Sandy Bridge and AMD’s Llano, Intel has decided to update their Celeron line of CPUs with the low voltage Celerom M 857. Aimed at mobile PCs, the Celeron M 857 has two cores clocked at 1.2GHz, a TDP of 17w, as well as 2Mb of L3 cache. The Celeron 857 M [...]

July 1st, 2011, 3:38 PM

Sandy Bridge-E Delayed Until 2012

Multiple sources are reporting that Intel’s Sandy Bridge-E desktop and workstation platform has been delayed until the first quarter of 2012. Intel’s replacement for the LGA-1366 Core platform was due by the fourth quarter of this year, and motherboards based on the new 32nm LGA 2011 socket format were shown off at this year’s Computex. [...]

June 20th, 2011, 12:36 PM

AMD Shares Details About Next-Gen APUs at Dev Conference

AMD plotted their vision for the future of APUs at the first Fusion Developer Conference in Bellevue, Washington that wrapped up Friday. At the conference AMD’s Graphics CTO Eric Demers described how the company plans to evolve the GPU and have it break free from the “shackles of fixed-function designs” by heavily integrating future general-purpose [...]

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 [...]