CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

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 [...]

August 18th, 2011, 3:46 PM

Broadcom to Purchase TI’s ARM/OMAP Division?

Earlier this month Hardware Canucks reported on a rumor that Texas Instruments was planning to sell off their ARM/OMAP division. The source of this news was the tech blog Semi Accurate, which has an elaborate network of well-placed sources through the industry. Their posted rumors often have good authority. Now the rumor-monger is reporting that [...]

July 27th, 2011, 9:06 AM

Roadmap Shows Intel Readying 14nm and 10nm Chips

A roadmap outlining Intel’s micro-architecture plans for the better part of the next decade has emerged online. According to this roadmap, Intel plans to continue their “tick-tock” product cycle in which every “tick” is a shrinking of the process technology used in the previous architecture whilst the “tock” is a new micro-architecture entirely. Keeping with [...]

July 20th, 2011, 10:23 PM

Intel’s Q2 Revenue “Record Breaking”, Atom Sales Sagging

Earlier Wednesday Intel reported that its second quarter numbers were “record breaking”, with the technology giant reporting $13 billion in revenues. From this $13 billion in revenue Intel delivered $3 billion in profits, which results in an earning per share of 54 cents. Intel CEO Paul Otellin said in a press release that “strong corporate [...]

July 19th, 2011, 5:30 AM

Sandy Bridge-E to Launch in 2011?

A number of weeks ago it was widely reported that Intel had decided to delay the release of their Sandy Bridge E platform until January 2012. Now VR-Zone, who broke the story of the delay first, is reporting that Intel will release the chip at the end of the year albeit with less features. The [...]