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 [...]

May 11th, 2011, 2:24 PM

Intel Releases Details on Sandy Bridge Based Celeron Chips

Intel has certainly had a busy day for releases: the Z68 chipset platform, the Larson Creek SSDs (to be shipped with iMacs), and their new Smart Response technology. Somehow they managed to find time to release details on their new Sandy Bridge based Celeron chips. The three newest entries into the LGA1155 family, Celeron G440 [...]

May 3rd, 2011, 11:22 AM

Motherboard Manufacturers Expected to Show X79 at Computex 2011

With the Z68 chipset release on the horizon, it has already become  old news, with the attention of consumers and manufacturers turning to the next generation of Intel chipsets based on the yet to be released LGA 2011 socket. Details have surfaced that the first iteration of the next-gen systems chipset will be labeled the [...]

April 28th, 2011, 2:15 PM

ZOTAC Introduces FUSION-ITX WiFi A-series

ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today introduces the new FUSION-ITX WiFi A-series – a world-class mainboard that combines the power of AMD Radeon™ HD graphics processing with class-leading energy-efficiency for the ultimate flexible mini-ITX form factor. The ZOTAC FUSION-ITX WiFi A-series features the [...]