CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

July 20th, 2009, 1:19 PM

AMD Preparing AM3 Sempron Processors

AMD is setting up to launch its first set of Sempron processors for the recently released AM3 socket. The new CPUs will embrace the move to DDR3 and are targeted for the budget market and media centre systems. The chips are single-core units codenamed “Sagras” and based off the cores in the Athlon II X2 [...]

July 15th, 2009, 11:09 AM

Braidwood Technology – Intel’s Golden Child

Since Computex 2009 we have had one pressing question surrounding slated release of Intel’s P55 Chipset. Will it have Braidwood technology or not? Although it has yet to be answered we can at least get an idea; not from Intel itself but rather all the board manufacturers showing off their P55 concepts. Looming in the [...]

July 13th, 2009, 10:24 AM

AMD Annouces Release of Six-Core AMD Opteron HE Processor

AMD today announced the immediate availability of three new members of the Six-Core AMD Opteron™ processor family that specifically address rising demand for balanced systems with increased performance yet greater power-efficiency for cloud computing and web serving environments. The 55W ACP Six-Core AMD Opteron HE processors are currently shipping for 2-, 4- and 8-P systems [...]

July 8th, 2009, 1:27 PM

NVIDIA Releases Their Own SLI Patch

With EVGA receiving all the praise over their SLI Enchancement Patch, it would appear NVIDIA has gotten a bit jealous of the attention and decided to provide a fix for their own products (fancy that huh) The patch is compatible with any SLI motherboard, and is non vendor specific. It is suggested to be used [...]

July 7th, 2009, 1:57 PM

New Record! AMD CPUs Breaks 7GHz Barrier and 3DMark Scores

Well here is an exciting tidbit of news for the morning. The lads over at XtremeSystems had a bit of a party in Finland over the weekend, and boy what a event it was! In attendance was the usual list of suspects representing Finland, Russia, Sweden, Italy and Belgium. Along with the usual overclocker’s party [...]

July 7th, 2009, 12:29 PM

MSI Shows Off G41 Motherboards

With hi-definition audio and visuals becoming ever more common, Home Theater PC (HTPC), offering improved audio support and hi-def multimedia playback, provide more upgradeability and compatibility for the coming future. In light of this trend, more and more people are seeking to build their own HTPC. Global mainboard and graphic producer, MSI, has integrated Intel’s [...]

July 2nd, 2009, 10:44 AM

EVGA Releases Micro X58 SLI Motherboard

While not to first to release an x58 mATX motherboard variant, EVGA certainly intends to do things right with their EVGA x58 SLI Micro Motherboard released today. The board boasts the same features found on most of EVGA’s full size motherboards. It works around Socket LGA1366 and supports all of Intel’s current line of Core i7 [...]

June 30th, 2009, 11:21 AM

Inno3D Features ION Platform on mini-ITX iChill

Seen earlier this year at Computex, Inno3D set to to release the iChill.  No its not an Apple branded refrigerator, but an an all in one mini-ITX solution based on the NVIDIA Ion platform.  We saw something similar a few months ago with the Zotac Ion and a little more competition in the marketplace never hurt.  [...]

June 29th, 2009, 10:49 AM

Intel Looking to Go 32nm By the End of the Year!

Oh rumours are abound this morning! The good fellows over at Digitimes have made some interesting speculations regarding Intel’s plan for their 32nm lineup, which so far, has been incredibly “hush hush”. Some speculations were made about the future of Intel’s lineup when Intel announced their “re-branding” Core scheme, to help consumers separate the benefits [...]

June 29th, 2009, 10:25 AM

AMD to Release New Flagship CPU; Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

Despite rumours abounding on the net, ASRock can be officially thanked for letting the cat out of the bag. As seen on their CPU support list, AMD intends to add a new CPU to the pedestal of their lineup. The Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition is identical to the  955, the current king of [...]