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Zen is a large departure for AMD
     Sat, Aug 27 2016 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sadly for AMD their investment in the “Bulldozer” architecture was misplaced for where the industry was heading. While we certainly see far more software support for multi-threaded CPUs, IPC is still extremely important for most workloads. The original Bulldozer was somewhat rushed to market and was not fully optimized, while the “Piledriver” based Vishera products fixed many of these issues we have not seen the non-APU products updated to the latest Steamroller and Excavator architectures. The non-APU desktop market has been served for the past four years with 32nm PD-SOI based parts that utilize a rebranded chipset base that has not changed since 2010.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

AMD Zen Sneak Peek @ Hot Chips 2016
     Fri, Aug 26 2016 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this AMD Zen sneak peek, we present to you the most in-depth technical briefing by AMD on the AMD Zen microarchitecture. Check out the slides and video!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Intel launched their Datacenter 'P' Series
     Fri, Aug 26 2016 | 12:21P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Despite Optane looming on the horizon, Intel has opted to push 3D NAND into their enterprise datacenter parts. While they have stuck with MLC for their new P3520 Series SSD, we can tell that first generation IMFT 3D NAND was designed more for capacity than for high performance. Sure the P3520 isn't the fastest SSD we've tested, but it is no slouch and offers great performance consistency. The winning result here is cost - an Intel Datacenter SSD for less than $0.50/GB is just awesome, and the performance hit becomes less relevant when you consider that Intel's Optane is coming in just a few months. The P3520 should make for a great low-cost NAND tier once Optane is around to handle more demanding workloads. Overall, the Intel DC P3520 is a great enterprise SSD at an outstanding price."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

AMD Athlon X4 880K Review
     Mon, Aug 22 2016 | 1:11P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the realm of desktop processors it is no secret that the AMD gears have slowed down, cautiously preparing the up and coming 'Zen' microarchitecture. In the meantime, AMD remind us that those gears have not stopped with a small wave of refreshed processors with higher stock frequencies. Naturally this comes with a more mature and reliable fabrication process. Alongside the higher clocked A10-7890K APU they released the Athlon X4 880K, the highest clocked Athlon processor to date. Out the box speeds sit at a reasonable (for current AMD architecture) 4/4.2 GHz, and being a K series CPU, one would be correct in assuming that it comes with an unlocked multiplier.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

AMD's A10-7870K APU
     Sun, Aug 21 2016 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In order to find out just how much better the 125W thermal solution will perform, I am going to test the A10-7870K APU mounted on a Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 motherboard provided by AMD with a set of 16 GB (2 x 8) DDR3 RAM modules set at 2133 MHz speed. I will then run thermal and fan speed tests so a comparison of the results will provide a meaningful data set to compare the near-silent 125W cooler to an older model AMD cooling solution."
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

AMD Further Unveils Zen Processor
     Fri, Aug 19 2016 | 11:21A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We’ve been talking about the claimed 40% IPC (Instructions Per Clock) improvement of AMD's forthcoming Zen processor, versus the company's existing Excavator core, for ages it seems. We also know Zen's initial availability is slated for later this year, with a lager-scale roll-out planned for early 2017. Finally, AMD has also made it known previously that it will be standardizing on the new socket AM4 platform, which has support for DDR4 memory, PCIe Gen 3, USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps, NVMe, and SATA Express. There is already a lot of Zen-related information out there if you know where to look – like right here at HH, of course – but we’ve got much more meat on Zen to share with you today.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Intel Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E Review
     Wed, Aug 17 2016 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU arrived Technic3D. We will check the High-End Processor from Intel on a 2011-3-Mainboard with DDR4 Ram, against the Intel Core i7-4790K, 6700K, 5960X, 5820K, i5-6500, AMD A10-6800K and many more. More see you in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

 
partnership between ARM and Intel
     Wed, Aug 17 2016 | 11:37A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The partnership between ARM and Intel is a very interesting one that will benefit customers around the globe if it is handled correctly from both sides. Intel has a “not invented here” culture that has both benefited it and caused it much grief. Perhaps some flexibility on the foundry side will reap benefits of its own when dealing with very different designs than Intel is used to. This is a titanic move from where Intel probably thought it would be when it first started to pursue the ultra-mobile market, but it is a move that shows the giant can still positively react to industry trends."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Core i7-6950X vs Core i7-6700K - 2D Performance
     Tue, Aug 09 2016 | 11:50A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is a variety of customer groups in need of as much processing power as possible. Especially in the field of content creation, which includes editing pictures and videos or even rendering a complex scenery with beautiful effects, performance improvements quickly translate into higher income by the end of the month. With this series of articles we're going to compare two processors. The CPUs tested are being run at stock clocks as well as overclocked and apart from that we will also vary the memory frequency. It is our goal to show which CPU is how much faster or slower than another one.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

AMD FX-8320 vs Core i5-6600K - 2D Performance
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 10:40A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is a variety of customer groups in need of as much processing power as possible. Especially in the field of content creation, which includes editing pictures and videos or even rendering a complex scenery with beautiful effects, performance improvements quickly translate into higher income by the end of the month. With this series of articles we're going to compare two processors. The CPUs tested are being run at stock clocks as well as overclocked and apart from that we will also vary the memory frequency. It is our goal to show which CPU is how much faster or slower than another one.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Sneak Peek Of The AMD Radeon RX 460
     Thu, Jul 21 2016 | 1:35P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We just stumbled upon an actual Radeon RX 460 graphics card. AMD was using it to power a virtual reality demo on an Oculus VR headset. That was our first encounter with the Radeon RX 460, so we had to take off the perspex cover to take a closer look!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Core i7-6900K vs Core i7-5960X - 2D Performance
     Wed, Jul 20 2016 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is a variety of customer groups in need of as much processing power as possible. Especially in the field of content creation, which includes editing pictures and videos or even rendering a complex scenery with beautiful effects, performance improvements quickly translate into higher income by the end of the month. With this series of articles we're going to compare two processors. The CPUs tested are being run at stock clocks as well as overclocked and apart from that we will also vary the memory frequency. It is our goal to show which CPU is how much faster or slower than another one.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Core i7-6950X CPU Review
     Sat, Jul 16 2016 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We tested the Core i7-6950X, the new high-end CPU from Intel, with 10 cores and 20 threads. Let's check if how it performs.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Charts CPU Performance Content Creation: 11 CPUs tested - AMD FX-8320
     Thu, Jul 14 2016 | 11:37A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days there are basically two different groups of customers who demand lots of processing power: content creators and gamers, while this 2D performance comparison is targeting content creators. After having had a look at the following pages you'll have an overview on how fast recent CPUs are in regarding a variety of programs, may it be video encoding, rendering, ...
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

AMD Athlon X4 845 Processor (Carrizo ) Review
     Mon, Jul 11 2016 | 11:46A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the AMD Athlon 845, a quad-core processor that can be seated into FM2/FM2+ compatible motherboards. It is the first processor from AMD that we test that is based on the Carrizo architecture, which was announced for their mobile platform exactly a year ago at Computex.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

CPU Performance Content Creation: 10 CPUs
     Wed, Jul 06 2016 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days there are basically two different groups of customers who demand lots of processing power: content creators and gamers, while this 2D performance comparison is targeting content creators. After having had a look at the following pages you'll have an overview on how fast recent CPUs are in regarding a variety of programs, may it be video encoding, rendering...
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

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