CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

July 16th, 2013, 7:02 PM

AMD FX-9590 Review; Piledriver at 5GHz

With the FX-9590, AMD has taken their Piledriver architecture and pushed it to the absolute limit.  By running at an astounding 5GHz, this new CPU is the fastest in the FX-series stable.

June 11th, 2013, 10:22 AM

AMD Unleashes 5GHz FX-9590 Processor

AMD’s Piledriver architecture has undergone its next evolutionary step:  a push to the 5GHz Mark with the new FX-9590 processor.  Unveiled at E3 today, the eight core FX-9590 is the first CPU which is clocked at 5GHz (with Turbo Core) and represents the final hurrah of the Piledriver architecture which will soon be phased out [...]

June 5th, 2013, 3:43 AM

AMD Claims Leadership with New APU Announcements at Computex 2013

AMD announced new versions of its APU series called Richland and gave the first public demonstration of its upcoming Kaveri processor at its Computex 2013 keynote Wednesday morning in Taipei. AMD’s APU efforts began in 2011 with the launch of Llano, which was followed up with Trinity’s launch around this time last year. Richland is [...]

April 20th, 2013, 8:28 AM

AMD Results Beat Expectations

While AMD is still losing money, the underdog chipmaker managed to substantially trim its losses this quarter and beat analyst’s expectations. AMD reported Friday lost $146 million in the first quarter of 2013, sending the stock price down four percent during after-hours trading despite beating the expectations of analysts. While this loss still may seem [...]

April 9th, 2013, 1:37 AM

Haswell Ships, With a Bug

Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell chip reportedly on its way to OEMs for a launch this quarter, even though it contains a bug that will impact the performance of USB 3.0 devices. CNET first reported that Haswell is on its way to manufacturers. An official announcement is expected an Intel’s Developer Forum in Beijing later this week. [...]

March 19th, 2013, 3:03 PM

GTC 2013: NVIDIA Unveils Next-Gen GPU ‘Votla’

Even though NVIDIA’s Maxwell GPU has yet to be released, the company has announced its next-gen next-generation processor today at the GPU Technology Conference: Volta. Scheduled to be released in 2016, Volta will introduced stacked DRAM to the GPU market providing users with 1TB/s of memory bandwidth (3 times more than the NVIDIA’s flagship GTX). [...]

March 19th, 2013, 2:41 PM

GTC 2013: NVIDIA’s Next-Gen Tegra will Break Moore’s Law

At the GPU Technology Conference today in San Jose, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang two new versions of its Tegra mobile GPU and claimed that the fifth-generation of the chip would effectively break Moore’s Law. On stage Mr. Huang said that the next refresh of Tegra, codenamed Logan, will be released in late 2013. Logan will [...]

February 26th, 2013, 8:39 AM

Breaking Down NVIDIA’s Tegra 4

Before Qualcomm could open this year’s Consumer Electronics Show with its keynote, NVIDIA had taken the stage at a resort down the street to pre-empt Qualcomm’s announcement of a new Snapdragon System on a Chip with a refresh of its SoC – the Tegra 4. As benchmarks released on Sunday have demonstrated, the Tegra 4 [...]

December 12th, 2012, 1:00 AM

ASRock Overclocker Nick Shih Breaks World Record with A10-5800K

Famed overclocker Nick Shih has demolished yet another overclocking world record, this time on the FM2 platform ASRock is reporting that Mr. Shih pushed a chip to 7930.69 Mhz with a socket FM2 APU and ASRock’s FM2A85X Extreme6 motherboard. A release from ASRock quotes Mr. Shih as setting a target of 8GHz for sometime soon. [...]

December 7th, 2012, 12:36 PM

AMD Scales Down Global Foundries Order

AMD will purchase a third of the wafers it originally agreed to under a revised wafer supply agreement with wafer manufacturer Globalfoundries. AMD was set to buy $500 million worth of wafers from Globalfoundries, but a “choppy demand environment” caused the company to rethink this order pushing it down to $115 million. “Today’s announcement demonstrates [...]