CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

October 24th, 2011, 1:30 PM

Intel Releases Details on Core i7-2700K

Days after AMD released its long awaited Bulldozer chip to disappointing results, Intel has responded with the unveiling of its new Core i7 2700k processor – an expansion of the Sandy Bridge architecture. Intel’s new quad-core chip clocks in at 3.5GHz, has a 8MB of L3 cache and a 95W TDP. This speed places it [...]

October 14th, 2011, 6:24 AM

AMD Announces their FX Giveaway Contest

In celebration of the new FX series processors, AMD is launching a contest in which over $3,700 worth of components is up for grabs. The goodies are actually split over FIVE grand prizes, each of which includes an AMD FX-8150 Black Edition processor along with a Sapphire HD 6970 2GB graphics card.  This combination should [...]

October 11th, 2011, 10:05 AM

Another Massive AMD FX-8150 Overclocking Attempt Proves Successful

An overclocking expert who goes by the handle “HiCookie” has successfully overclocked his AMD FX-8150 to 8032.2MHz (8.03GHz) using a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 motherboard and 2GB of Adata DDR3 which was running at 973.4MHz. The results were validated and posted on the website CanardPC. As one might expect, “HiCookie” wasn’t using a stock cooler. In order [...]

September 21st, 2011, 11:40 AM

AMD’s FX Series Launching Next Month

DonanimHaber is reporting that the first of AMD’s Bulldozer powered FX chips are set to launch next month at lower than expected prices. The most powerful of the new chips, the FX-8150, will retail for $245 while the FX-8120 and FX-6100 will sell for $205 and $175 respectively. The FX-8150 and FX-8120 will have a [...]

September 14th, 2011, 8:14 AM

AMD Set to Deliver Next Generation x86 Platforms for Windows 8

AMD announced today that it has created drivers to enable support for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system on AMD-based tablets, netbooks, PCs and servers. Continuing a long history of collaboration, AMD is working closely with Microsoft to empower a new generation of innovative PCs and small form factor computing devices. Currently available Windows 7-based [...]

September 13th, 2011, 6:07 AM

AMD Achieves New World Record CPU Frequency

We bet you weren’t expecting to see this headline today, but it’s true – AMD’s yet to be released FX processors have already achieved a significant overclocking world record. About 2 weeks ago, we had the opportunity to fly down to Austin, Texas in order to get briefed on the finer points of AMD’s upcoming [...]

September 7th, 2011, 8:13 AM

Bulldozer Ships

Today AMD announced that the first of their Bulldozer chips, the server targeted Interlagos, has begun shipping to OEMs and retailers with a targeted availability of October. AMD claims that Interlagos is the world’s first 16-core x86 processor. While AMD’s press release claims that Interlagos is a 16-core processor, the reality is this is claim [...]

September 6th, 2011, 12:18 AM

What Did Intel Do Over The Long Weekend? Release New Chips.

Intel spent the long weekend hard at work, releasing 16 new 32nm processors: 11 for the desktop LGA1155 architecture as well as 5 mobile chips. The headliner of the pack of new desktop entries is the Core i5-2320, which clocks in at 3.0 GHz, has 95W TDP and retails for $177 For the budget conscious [...]

August 21st, 2011, 10:28 PM

AMD Boosts Fusion APUs for Notebooks, Ultrathins, All-in-Ones and Desktops

Today, AMD updated its award-winning C- and E-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for ultrathin and value notebooks, netbooks, all-in-ones and desktop PCs with top of the line features. The updated APUs deliver: • Enhanced HD graphics capabilities; • Performance boosts with enhanced memory; • DisplayPort ++ for connecting to any HDMI or DisplayPort-enabled monitor or [...]

August 19th, 2011, 4:00 PM

Intel to Delay Cedar Trail-M Netbook Platform and Atom CPUs?

Digitimes, citing anonymous sources in the industry, is reporting that Intel plans to delay their Cedar Trail– M netbook platform and line of Atom mobile CPUs. The Cedar Trail-M platform includes two new CPUs, a 32nm-based Atom N2800 with a 1.86GHz clock speed and the N2600 that runs at at 1.6GHz. The launch of Cedar [...]