CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

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 [...]

November 28th, 2012, 5:31 PM

GIGABYTE Shatters AMD ‘Trinity’ APU Speed Record

Gigabyte’s own overclocking team was in Taiwan last week where they achieved a massive 7.86GHz on an AMD 5800K APU, more than twice the stock speed of 3.8GHz. Taking part in an AMD Extreme OC show overclocking demonstration in Taipei, Taiwan, members of Gigabyte’s overclocking team The Killers were able to set not just one, [...]

November 20th, 2012, 5:21 PM

Intel CEO Successor Not Yet Clear

No clear successor has emerged to replace Intel’s CEO, Paul Otellini, who has announced his intention to retire in May. Mr. Otellini did not give a definite reason for his retirement — opting to say it was time to “transfer Intel’s helm to a new generation of leadership” — though at 62 he is nearing [...]

October 19th, 2012, 8:00 AM

AMD Announces Q3 Results; $157 Million Loss, Layoffs Planned

AMD has been struggling as of late and their latest financial results point to a situation that is looking quite bleak, particularly for the APU business.   One of the main challenges faced by technology companies in this day and age is staying profitable, regardless of the market’s troubling waters.  While many (including Intel and NVIDIA) [...]

October 15th, 2012, 11:32 PM

AMD Preparing for Another Round of Layoffs?

AMD could be preparing to lay off up to 30 percent of its workforce after warning investors late last week of a massive sales and earnings miss. AMD has been urgently trying to better its financial affairs this year, but stagnant sales of its Bulldozer and APU lines have been hampering its progress. While AMD [...]

October 1st, 2012, 10:37 PM

Desktop ‘Trinity’ Becomes a Reality With 2nd Gen. AMD A-Series APU Launch

AMD’s long awaited desktop edition of the ‘Trinity’ APU finally became a reality today when the company launched its second generation A-series APU into retail and distribution channels. “The new AMD A-Series APU is ideal for anyone looking for a new desktop or home theatre PC with leading performance for the dollar,” said Leslie Sobon, [...]